All About Photos for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan

Learn about iPhoto's replacement, Photos for OS X, which introduced new methods for Organizing, Editing and Sharing.
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

What happened to iPhoto? Were you confused after updating your Mac? Apple's new Photos application for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan is fast and powerful, but quite different from iPhoto. This course will familiarize you with all of Photos' features and capabilities so you'll be organizing, editing and sharing like a pro! We'll be covering the Photos Library, importing, iCloud, organizing and editing photos. Then, we'll show you how to and share your photos via Facebook, Shutterfly and iCloud. This course is broken down into 32 videos that can be completed in segments or fully in about two hours. This course was formulated by The MacSpa's team of Apple training professionals who have over thirty years cumulated Apple product experience.

What are the requirements?

  • If you have an older Mac, you should have upgraded to OS X Yosemite or El Capitan prior to beginning the course. This will replace iPhoto with Photos. Make sure to open Photos and allow the iPhoto Library to upgrade.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand and effectively use the Photos for OS X Application on their Mac.

Who is the target audience?

  • All About Photos for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan is designed for beginner and intermediate Mac users who do not fully understand the new Application. You should have a basic understanding on how to use Mac OS X

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Get an introduction from your instructor and an overview of what you'll learn.

Section 2: Understand Photo Libraries and designate their location.

Apple stores all items from Photos in a Library (or multiple Libraries). Understand how this works.

Section 3: Understand how Photos uses iCloud

This lectures explains how to store all your photos and videos in iCloud and associated costs.


If you choose not to store all photos in iCloud, you can still sync the newest items from your iOS device.

Section 4: Importing Photos

Learn how to import pictures and videos directly to Photos from a digital camera, iOS device, external media or file using the Photos importer.


Learn why and how to import pictures and videos from a digital camera, iOS device or scanner using Image Capture.


Understand how pictures and videos are organized once imported to the Photos Library.

Section 5: Navigating the Library

Learn how to use the navigation arrows to view more or less photos simultaneously.


Understand how to view and navigate the Sidebar.

Section 6: Identifying Photos

Learn how to navigate the Keyword Manager and apply Keywords to pictures and videos,


Learn to add titles and descriptions to pictures and videos.


Learn to apply names to faces by using the Faces browser and the Information pop-up.


Learn how to identify and search pictures and videos by Favorites.

Section 7: Albums

Understand the methods for creating and adding to Albums.


Learn why and how to create a Smart Album.

Section 8: Editing

Understand when and why to use Edit mode and Auto Enhance.


Understand Rotate and Crop in Edit Mode.


Become familiar with Photo's available filters and purposes.


Understand adjustments that can be made to pictures and purposes.


Understand Retouch's functionality and tools.


Learn about some recommended third-party picture editors and when to use them instead of Photos' Edit mode.

Section 9: Creating Projects

Learn how to create a beautiful photo book with your that can be ordered from Apple.


Learn how to make a greeting card using your pictures.


Learn how to make a calendar using your pictures.


Learn to make a creative slideshow using your pictures and videos.

Section 10: Sharing Photos

Learn about picture printing options utilizing your own printer.


Learn how to order picture prints to be shipped to you from Apple.


Learn to set up Photos sharing options.


Learn to share your pictures and videos with others via iCloud.


Learn to share your pictures and videos with others via Facebook.


Learn how to easily share your pictures and videos with others via email.

Section 11: Conclusion
Summary and Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

The MacSpa a computer boutique, Expert Mac Mentors in Denver, Colorado

The MacSpa is dedicated to providing exceptional service for you and your Mac, iPhone or iPad. From our location in downtown Denver, we specialize in on-site Mac support and maintenance, remote support, and training on every level, for home or business. Before coming to The MacSpa, our instructors trained in the Apple Store for a combined twelve years and have used Apple products for over a combined forty years. We provide outstanding service, quick turnarounds, and second-to-none training and support. Our team of trained and experienced professionals will solve your woes and de-mystify the complexities of your Mac or Apple device. See our website for more information on what we do, and to meet our awesome staff!

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