Upload photos from your Mac to a website

You can use a web browser to upload photos and videos from your Photos library or a folder on your Mac.

If you need to upload photos or videos from your Mac to a website—such as a social media network or a photo printing service—you have a couple of options. You can upload items from your Photos library, or from any folder on your Mac. These methods work with Safari and other browsers.

How to upload photos and videos from your Photos library

  1. Click the website's upload button. It might say something like Upload, Add, Select, Browse, or Share. A Finder dialog appears.
  2. In the Finder dialog's sidebar, scroll down to the Media section and select Photos or Movies. A media browser shows the photo and video sources on your Mac. The Photos app appears at the top; if you have other libraries, such as iPhoto or Photo Booth, those also appear.
  3. Click Photos. The media browser shows the newest items in your Photos library. If you want to browse your library by Moments, Years, Albums, and more, click the disclosure triangle  next to Photos.
  4. Click the photo or video that you want to upload. To select multiple items, press and hold the Command key while clicking each item.
  5. Press Return, or click the button in the lower-right corner of the dialog (it might be labeled Choose or Open).

After selecting your files, you might need to take more steps within the website to complete its uploading or ordering process.


How to upload photos and videos from a folder on your Mac

  1. Click the website's upload button. It might say something like Upload, Add, Select, Browse, or Share. A Finder dialog appears.
  2. Use the Finder dialog to navigate to the folder that contains your files. You can also use the Search field to find files or folders.
  3. Click the photo or video that you want to upload. To select multiple items, press and hold the Command key while clicking each item.
  4. Press Return, or click the button in the lower-right corner of the dialog (it might be labeled Choose or Open).

After selecting your files, you might need to take more steps within the website to complete its uploading or ordering process.

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