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Photos on Your Mac Course

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Jamie Pollock
For someone else
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Use the Apple Mac Photos app to import and organize images, edit photos, share pictures, sync with your iPhone, create videos, and publish photo albums.

Photos on Your Mac Course Description:

Photos has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them using People, Places, Keywords, Favorites, and Albums.

Improve your photos with Photos’ powerful editing tools. We’ll cover all aspects of the editing options that Photos has to offer, including cropping, red-eye, retouching, and adjusting color.

Photos integrates automatically with Mail, Facebook, and more. We’ll look at how to download photos from the web and email, then import them into your Photos Library. Then we’ll learn how to share your photos with the world as easily as clicking a button.

Turn your Photos into a self-running slideshow with a soundtrack! We’ll edit your photos, arrange them, create Ken Burns pans and transitions, set them to music, and upload them to YouTube for your loved ones to see.

Another great way to keep your memories alive is with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards. We’ll learn how to design professionally-published keepsakes, using the 3rd party extensions like Mimeo and Motif that are available from the App Store!


Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced 

Course Length

4.25 hours 


  • No prerequisite knowledge needed.

Who should take this photos on your mac class?

  •   Mac users who want to organize all their photos on their computers.

What You’ll Learn 

  • How to import photos
  • Organizing your photos
    • Events, Faces, Places, Keywords, Flagging, Albums, Smart Albums, Searching>
  • Enhancing Your Photos
    • Rotate, Red-Eye, Straighten, Crop, Retouch, 
    • Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
    • Edge Blur, Definition and Sharpness, Highlights & Shadows
    • Temperature & Tint, White Point
  • Sharing Photos
    • Sending photos over email
    • Uploading to Facebook
    • Adding to Flickr
    • Tweeting images
    • Printing out favorite photos
    • Sending pictures away to be professionally printed by Kodak
    • Using iCloud Photos to send them instantly from iPhone to computer
  • Creating Videos
    • Choosing a theme
    • Adding transitions
    • Setting them to music
    • Burning the finished slideshow onto a DVD
  • Creating Books
    • Choosing a book’s theme and size
    • Changing page layout
    • Adding photos to pages
    • Changing page color
    • Selecting picture frames
    • Photo special effects
    • Adding text
    • Adding page numbers
    • Sending to print

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Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handouts

Download the handouts that go with the course.

pageText Download the handouts here

2. Photos on Your Mac: Getting Organized

The Mac Photos app has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them.

pageText Introduction to Photos on Your Mac
pageText Your Photo Library
pageText How to Import Photos
pageText Slideshows, Books, and More
pageText How to Filter Photos by Type
pageText How to View Information About a Photo
pageText How to Search within Your Photos
pageText The Sidebar Menu: Library, Memories, People, Places, Favorites, Recents, and Imports
pageText Sidebar: Recently Deleted Photos
pageText Media Types (Videos, Selfies, Live Photos, Portraits, Panoramas, Screen Shots, Animated)
pageText Adding Titles and Renaming Photos, Adjusting Date and Time
pageText Using the Timeline to Search Photos
pageText Albums: People
pageText Albums: Places and Using Geo-Tagging
pageText Working with Smart Albums
pageText Exporting, Adding to, Duplicating, Show by Options, Hide Photos, Help Menu
pageText Additional Photos Preferences

3. Photos on Your Mac: Editing

Improve your photos with the Photos' app powerful editing tools. Share them between devices, and with the world.

pageText Some Basics About Editing
pageText Cropping Photos
pageText Using Filters to Edit Photos
pageText Adjusting Photos: Light Options
pageText Adjusting Photos: Color, Black and White Options
pageText Adjusting Redeye & Retouch
pageText Adjusting the White Balance
pageText Adjusting Curves (RGB) and Levels
pageText Adjusting the Definition and Selective Color
pageText Noise Reduction Adjustments
pageText Using the "M" Key to see Before and After Adjustments
pageText Additional Edit Info (Extensions)
pageText Using the Markup Feature

4. Photos on Your Mac: Sharing

Keep your memories alive with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards. Learn how to share Photos on Your Mac with Jamie.

pageText How to Print Your Photos
pageText How to Order Prints of Your Photos
pageText How to Share Photos Through AirDrop
pageText How to Share Photos Through Notes and Reminders
pageText Share by Setting Your Desktop Picture
pageText Sharing Your Photos via Text Messages
pageText Sharing Photos via Email
pageText Sharing Photos via iCloud Shared Albums
pageText Sharing Photos on Social Media
pageText Sharing Photos via External Devices (Thumb Drive, External HD, etc)

5. Photos on Your Mac: Projects

Learn to use Photos to create memories, slideshows, books, calendars and more. Join Jamie in this section to also learn how to export these projects.

pageText Exploring Memories in Your Photos
pageText Exporting and Working with Slideshows
pageText Creating Projects: Mimeo Books
pageText Creating Calendars with Photos on Your Mac and Mimeo

6. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

quiz Participation Quiz


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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