Use Photos and iCloud Photos to organize, edit, and share your photos and videos, and keep your photo library up to date on all your devices. Photos showcases your best shots, and with more powerful search options, it’s easy to find and enjoy your favorite photos. Easy-to-use editing tools let you transform your photos and videos like a pro.
All your photos on all your devices. With iCloud Photos, you can browse, search, and share all the photos and videos from all your devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID. When you take a photo on your iPhone, it’s automatically synced with your other devices. And if you edit photos, those edits appear on all of your devices. To get started, open System Preferences, click Apple ID, click iCloud, then select Photos. To learn more, see the Apple Support article Set up and use iCloud Photos.
Edit like a pro. Create standout photos and videos with powerful but easy-to-use editing tools. Use the editing buttons above your photo or video to improve it with just a click. For more powerful editing tools, click Edit, then use Smart Sliders to get professional results. You can add filters, rotate, increase exposure, and crop both photos and videos.
Change the view. Photos showcases the best shots in your library, hiding duplicates, receipts, and screenshots. It’s easier than ever to view photos from a particular day, month, or year—or click All Photos to quickly view your entire collection.
Relive meaningful moments. Your photo library comes to life with Live Photos and videos that begin playing as you scroll. Click Memories in the sidebar to have Photos find your best photos and videos and create a memorable movie—complete with music, titles, and transitions—that you can personalize and share. You can view Memories on all your other devices that use iCloud Photos.
Find the perfect shot. Photos identifies objects, scenes, and people in your photos and videos. Search your photos based on what’s in them, the date they were taken, people you’ve named in them, captions you added, and their location—if provided.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Show me photos of Sally.”
People and Places. Photos understands your photos—who’s in them and what’s happening—and highlights important moments like birthdays, anniversaries, and trips. Make someone a favorite by clicking the Favorite button that appears on their photo, and they’ll always appear at the top of the album. Use the Places album to view all your photos with location data on an interactive map. Zoom in on the map to reveal more photos from a specific location.
Tip: You can add location info to any photo. While viewing the photo, click the Information button , click Assign a Location, and start typing. Choose a location from the list, or type the location and press Return.
Get creative with Live Photos. With Live Photos, use the Loop effect to continuously loop the action, or use Bounce to play the animation forward and backward. For a professional DSLR look, use Long Exposure to blur motion in your Live Photos and turn an ordinary waterfall or flowing stream into a work of art.
Use the Touch Bar. The Touch Bar displays a scrubber with all the photos and videos in your library, which you can use to speed your search for just the right photo. You can tap to mark a selected photo as a favorite , rotate it , or add it to a new or existing album.
When you edit a photo, tap buttons to crop, apply filters, adjust light, color, and other settings, or retouch your selection. Use additional options, such as enhance , compare , and more, depending on your selection in the previous Touch Bar.
Learn more. See the Photos User Guide.