Third-party project extensions in Photos expand your options beyond Apple’s own book, calendar, card, slideshow, and prints offerings. Here’s how you can work with third-party extensions in Photos for macOS.
Install a Photos extension
- Open Photos. Under File > Create, choose More.
- The Mac App Store opens to a selection of third-party project extension apps that are compatible with Photos. You can browse the available apps and click them to see details.
- Use the Install option in the Mac App Store to download the extension to your Mac.
- Return to Photos and choose File > Create.
Create a project with Photos Project Extensions
- From your Photos library, select a memory, an album, or some individual photos that you’d like to include in a project.
- Choose File > Create, or click next to My Projects in the Photos sidebar.
- Select the project extension that you want to use.
- The first time that you use the extension, a dialog asks permission to access your Photos library. Click OK.
- After Photos loads the project canvas, follow the instructions that the extension provides.
Disable Photos extensions
If you no longer want to use a Photos extension, you can disable it in System Preferences. Here’s how:
- Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Extensions.
- Click Photos Projects in the left sidebar. Apps that include Photos extensions appear in the list.
- To disable an extension, deselect the checkbox.