macOS High Sierra

View photos by location

If your camera has GPS capability (as iPhone does), or you’ve added GPS information to your photos, Photos can automatically display your photos on a map.

Photos window showing a map with photo thumbnails grouped by location.

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  1. To see your photos on a map, do one of the following:

    • Click Places in the sidebar.

    • Click Photos in the sidebar, click the location in the heading of a collection or moment, then scroll down to Places.

      The heading of a moment, with the location shown just below it.
    • Click Memories in the sidebar, double-click a memory, then scroll down to Places.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • See photos on a larger map: Double-click the photo thumbnail. Double-click it again to zoom in or display it on a grid.

      Thumbnails of photos located on a map.
    • See other photos taken nearby: Click Show Nearby Photos.

    • Zoom in or out: Click the zoom buttons. Click and hold to zoom in or out continuously.

      Zoom buttons on map.
    • Reposition the map: Drag it.

    • Show the map in different formats or display the photos in a grid: Click Map or Satellite to show the map in different formats, or click Grid to see thumbnails of photos grouped by location.

      Map, Satellite, and Grid buttons.

For information about adding or changing a photo’s location, see Add titles, descriptions, and more to photos.