Organise photos in macOS Sierra
MACOS SIERRA 10.12 MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO FIND YOUR PICTURES.
WHETHER YOU’RE A hobbyist or a pro, photography is such a popular activity that it’s no wonder that some of Sierra’s biggest changes are in the Photos app. These improvements go further than previous changes, which addressed shortcomings that stemmed from Apple replacing the app’s popular predecessor, iPhoto, and starting from scratch with its photo management tool.
One of the most prominent new features is Memories, which live in an eponymous tab in the app’s toolbar. Over time, the app picks out collections of pictures it thinks you might want to see again, typically comprised of pictures taken on or around the same date or around a particular location.
You can scroll through this automatically-generated timeline to look back at all the memories the app has picked out. However, that’ll only get more unwieldy as the timeline gets longer, so the app enables you to add a memory to a collection of your favorites, which are stored in a folder in the Albums tab. The app also lets you delete a memory if you disagree that it’s something you’ll want to look at often — perhaps there are one or two interesting images in it, but many more that you’re not that fond of. Note that this only deletes the memory; its contents remain in your photo library.
A memory can be played as a slideshow by opening it and then clicking the toolbar’s Play button, but there’s no option there to export it as a movie to share with others. However, click the adjacent ‘+’ button, choose ‘Slideshow’, make a few decisions, and the slideshow is saved to the Projects tab. Select it there, then choose ‘File > Export > Export Slideshow’.