Take control of your photo collection in Photos for High Sierra and iOS 11!

Photos: A Take Control Crash Course

Jason Snell

Get the most out of Apple’s Photos app in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, and even on an Apple TV! Written by Jason Snell of Six Colors, this book helps you understand Photos’ new machine-learning features like Categories and Memories, and it teaches you how to import old libraries, set up iCloud Photo Library, organize and edit photos, share photos online, create cards and calendars, and more.

This product has been discontinued.

Note: This title has been replaced with the updated and greatly expanded Take Control of Photos.

Get to know Apple’s Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, and share your photos in High Sierra and iOS 11! As the successor to Apple’s iPhoto app, Photos has a more refined interface and deeper connections to iCloud, and it runs faster. Following the expert advice of Jason Snell, publisher of Six Colors and former lead editor at Macworld, you’ll learn how to navigate Photos like a pro, including how to:

  • Migrate your library from iPhoto or Aperture (Apple’s discontinued professional photography app) into Photos
  • Import photos from devices or memory cards
  • Use multiple Photos libraries
  • Navigate the Photos interface, including the sidebar and icons
  • View or disable Live Photos
  • Organize your library by using enhanced search features, adding metadata, building albums, and creating smart albums
  • Edit your photos using quick-fixes like cropping, applying filters, and fixing red-eye and rotation problems
  • Use advanced editing techniques within Photos and edit using external apps like Photoshop
  • Manage your photo collection using the Memories and People features, and get summary views
  • Sync your photos with iCloud
  • View your photos on an Apple TV
  • Share your photos via social media, export them out of Photos, turn them into slideshows, or create printed objects (books, calendars, cards, prints)

Jason also highlights major new changes in Photos under High Sierra and iOS 11, including a redesigned interface, editing improvements, new support for external editing apps, upgrades to the Live Photos feature, and a smarter People feature.

This book, which is about the new versions of Photos that Apple released in September 2017, covers Photos for macOS version 3.0 in High Sierra, as well as Photos in iOS 11 and tvOS 11.

Jason Snell

About Jason Snell

Jason Snell has been writing about Apple since it was doomed—1994, to be exact—and was the lead editor for Macworld for more than a decade. He also oversaw editorial operations for PCWorld, TechHive, and Greenbot. He currently writes about technology at sixcolors.com, and hosts the Upgrade and Download podcasts at relay.fm, and produces and hosts many other podcasts at theincomparable.com.

  • Read Me First
  • Introduction
  • Photos Quick Start
  • Photos vs. iPhoto and Aperture
  • Import from iPhoto into Photos
  • Import from Aperture into Photos
  • Import Your Files into Photos
  • Use Multiple Photos Libraries
  • Navigate the Photos Interface
  • Add Info about Your Photos
  • Make Albums in Photos
  • Define Smart Albums in Photos
  • Sync with iCloud Using Photos
  • Work with Photos in iOS
  • Process Your Photos
  • Edit Your Photos
  • Share Your Photos
  • View Photos on Apple TV
  • Make Slideshows in Photos
  • Make Books, Calendars, and Cards
  • Make Photographic Prints
  • The Photos Grab Bag
  • About This Book
  • December 11, 2017 -- We're happy to have released this title with High Sierra and iOS 11 coverage, and are hoping that it won't need an update for a while.

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