Ex­plained... The Pho­tos in­ter­face

Mac Format - - MACOS HIGH SIERRA -

1 The new side­bar

The side­bar in macOS Sierra was op­tional (View > Show Side­bar), but now it’s per­sis­tent. If you al­ways want it in fullscreen, too, turn on View > Al­ways Show Tool­bar and Side­bar in fullscreen.

2 Your li­brary

Key cus­tom al­bums that were pre­vi­ously scat­tered around the side­bar are now housed un­der Li­brary. Here, you find the likes of Mem­o­ries and Favourites, along with the Re­cently Deleted al­bum.

3 Re­vamped im­ports

Click on Im­ports for a chrono­log­i­cal feed of pho­tos and images you’ve added to Pho­tos. Note these are grouped by im­port and not date, and so the likes of Photo Stream en­tries show up in­di­vid­u­ally.

4 New me­dia types

Un­der Al­bums in the side­bar you’ll find a Me­dia Types folder, which pro­vides fast ac­cess to spe­cific types of images, such as screen­shots, self­ies, and the new long ex­po­sure op­tion (from Live Pho­tos ed­its).

5 Quicker edit­ing

In macOS Sierra, you could ro­tate or favourite a se­lec­tion of snaps us­ing menu op­tions, but now there are be­spoke but­tons in the tool­bar for do­ing so. The se­lec­tion num­ber’s much clearer, too.

6 Fil­ter op­tions

En­ter a li­brary cat­e­gory, and you’ll see a Show­ing fil­ter menu. This de­faults to All Pho­tos. Click it to limit the view to only spe­cific im­age types, or images that match user-de­fined key­words.

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