The Photos main window showing Library selected in the sidebar on the left, photos organized by day on the right, and the toolbar at the top.

Get started with Photos

Quickly get started using Photos to view and organize your photos and videos, then learn what else you can do.

Get started with Photos on Mac

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Your photos, everywhere

With iCloud Photos, your photos and videos are always with you, no matter which device you’re using. Take a photo on your iPhone and it appears automatically in Photos on your Mac.

How to turn on iCloud Photos

The Photos window showing a memory with buttons for controlling and changing the display of items in the memory.

Enjoy the memories

Memories intelligently curates your photos and videos to find trips, holidays, people, pets, and more, then presents them in beautiful collections—complete with theme music, titles, and cinematic transitions.

How to view memories

The Photos window showing suggested photos to add to a Shared Library.

Share a whole library of good times

With iCloud Shared Photo Library, share photos and videos seamlessly with up to five other people, so everyone can collaborate on the photo collection and enjoy more complete memories, all in one place.

How to start a Shared Library

A photo in editing view, with Adjust selected in the toolbar and adjustment tools on the right.

Make good photos great

You don’t have to be a pro to edit like one. Use the Photos editing tools to give your pictures, videos, and Live Photos just the right look. You can improve light and color, apply filters, enhance framing by cropping, and more.

How to edit a photo

Where are your photos stored?

Use the library to import, manage, and export photos.

Learn about the Photos library

Save space on your Mac

Store full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud.

Turn on Optimize Mac Storage

Recover deleted photos

You can recover photos and videos you deleted recently.

Delete photos or recover deleted ones in Photos on Mac

To explore the Photos User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field.

If you need more help, visit the Photos Support website.

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