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How to edit photos in iOS using Photo’s Adjustments panel

There's more power in the Photos for iOS app than you might realize.

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If you delete a photo from iCloud Photo Library, is it gone forever?

A reader wonders if accidental deletions have huge repercussions.

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Photo thumbnails on your Mac turned to black? Here's a fix

A reader finds her photo thumbnails are black rectangles instead of little images. How can this be fixed?

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How to merge large iPhoto and Photos libraries

How can you take two photo libraries, one created for iPhoto and one for Photos, with duplicates removed and merge them?

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How to create a twirl effect from a photo in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Quickly convert an ordinary image into a spectacular series of colorful swirls and twirls

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How to transfer a photo album from your iPhone to your Mac

A reader wants to import a single photo album, not everything, to her Mac. But it can't be easily done.

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Stop Photos from launching when you plug your iPhone into your Mac

You plug your iPhone into your Mac, and Photos launches—but you don't want that! There's a way to stop this behavior.

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How to remove objects in your photos with Photoshop’s content-aware tools

It doesn't take expert Photoshop skills to make unwanted objects vanish from your photos.

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How to find Photos' image files in the Finder

Where does Photos for OS X stash pictures?


How to AirDrop photos and videos between Macs and iOS devices

The Photos apps for OS X and iOS make it super simple to share photos and videos, even without an Internet connection.

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How to delete images from Photos

Readers ask about how to clear out space used by multimedia in the Photos app through deletion and optimization.

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More Photos Q&A: Dealing with limitations in multiple libraries, smart albums, and more

Readers (still!) have (many, many!) questions about several features in Photos for OS X.

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The hidden editing power of Photos for OS X

Beneath that user-friendly surface, you'll find a set of image-editing tools to help your photos look their best.

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How to use the Retouch tool in Photos for Mac

OS X's Photos app has a more powerful Retouch tool than the one in iPhoto.

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How to be sure Photos for Mac stores full-resolution images

Photos for OS X when coupled with iCloud Photo Library means you're not sure where high-resolution images live for purposes of local backups.