Photos: How to Import to a Specific Album

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

We’ve got a neat Photos trick for you in this Quick Tip—we’ll go over how to import items directly into any of your albums, without having to do that as a separate step. This works whether you’re importing from Finder or from your iPhone!

How to Delete Comments from iCloud Photo Sharing Streams

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got shared albums within iCloud Photo Sharing, then you may have wished you could take back a comment or two on someone else’s image. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over just how you can save yourself some embarrassment!

How to Change a Person's Key Photo

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’d like to change the representative image Photos uses for the people you’ve categorized, then how do you go about it? We’ve got all of the details—including a weird but important caveat—in today’s Quick Tip!

Photos People: How to Add a Face Photos Doesn't Recognize

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If Photos won’t recognize a face within a picture of yours—either because the subject is making a funny expression or because she’s turned away from the camera—we’ve got the solution for you in today’s Quick Tip! We’ll tell you how to manually add an image to the appropriate “Faces” category.

How to Unsubscribe from Shared Photo Albums

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Within Photos on the Mac and in the iOS app, there’s a way to unsubscribe to shared albums that you’re a part of. So if you no longer need to see twenty pictures a day of your third cousin’s new dachshund, you can opt out! We’ll tell you how, even though we’re not quite sure why you’d want to see fewer puppy pictures.

High Sierra: How to Edit Live Photos

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to edit, trim, and add effects to your Live Photos within macOS High Sierra! Which is great considering how many Live Photos Melissa Holt has that include camera jiggling, bad language, and so on. You’d think she’d just get better at taking Live Photos, but now that she can adjust them, she doesn’t have to! Whew.

iOS: How to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still One

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In Photos under iOS, you can easily duplicate a Live Image as a still one. So if you’d like to preserve the extra info in your live shot while creating a still version, you can!

iOS 10: Drawing on Your Pictures in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you liked Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip about using Photos on the Mac to mark up images, then you’re gonna need to check out this one too. Wanna annoy your friends and family by drawing on the pictures you send them through Messages? Sure you do, and we’ll tell you how!

macOS Sierra: Using Markup in Photos

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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With macOS Sierra, the markup tools we’ve been able to use in Mail and Preview to annotate images have come to Photos, as well, but they’re a bit hidden. Wanna find out how to use them? Then come read this Quick Tip!

iOS 10.1: Turning Off Duplicate Portrait Mode Images

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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This Quick Tip is about the spankin’-new Portrait Mode available on the iPhone 7 Plus, which’ll let you take shots with a special depth effect applied. However, if you don’t want your iPhone to keep an additional version of each of your Portrait Mode images, come read this article and find out how to turn that off!

macOS Sierra: How to Use Photos Memories

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Within macOS Sierra’s Photos program, there’s a new “Memories” feature that’ll automatically group pictures together to remind you of important events in your life. In this Quick Tip, we’ll go over a few great tricks on how to use it!

macOS Sierra: Using Siri to Search for Web Images

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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This macOS Sierra Quick Tip is about using Siri to find and use images from the Web, whether you want to attach one to an email, insert it into a document, or save it to your desktop. We’ve got the scoop on some talking-to-your-Mac fun in this article!

Photos: Downloading iCloud Photo Library Pictures

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip is about iCloud Photo Library. What are your options for it? How do you make sure all of your pictures have been downloaded to your Mac? And what if you need to download just a specific set of your stuff? We’ll explain it all!

OS X Preview: Clipping Out Backgrounds Using Instant Alpha

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is on how to use Preview’s Instant Alpha tool, so if you’ve got an image on a colored background, for example, you can clip that baby right out. Better-looking graphics with no Photoshop required? We love it.