Working with Photos

Working with Photos

To send the selected photos using Mail, choose Photos Send Email (⎇⌘E). In Photos preferences, you can choose whether to reduce pictures to a smaller size, such as 800 pixels.

To make the selected photo your desktop picture, choose Photos Make Desktop Picture (⎇⌘D). Or, you can drag a photo from the list to the Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.

To reveal the selected photo in the Finder, choose Photos Reveal in Finder (⎇⌘F).

Editing Photos

You can rotate photos by choosing Photos Rotate/Flip Rotate Counter-clockwise (⌘{), Rotate Clockwise (⌘}), or Rotate 180° (⌘@). You can flip them by choosing Flip Horizontal (⌘|) or Flip Vertical. You can also add rotate buttons to the toolbar.

Opening Photos

You can open a photo in a new window by choosing Photos Open in New Window (⎇⌘O). Photo windows do not have scrollbars. When you resize the window, the photo is scaled.

You can open the selected photos in another application, such as Adobe Photoshop. Choose an application from the Photos Open with... menu. Choose "Default application" to open each photo as if you double-clicked it in the Finder. Choose "Other..." to choose a different application.

In Photos preferences, you can customize what happens when you double-click a photo. You can choose to show the photo in slideshow view, open it in a new window, or open it in a chosen application. To open a photo with the chosen application, you can also click its icon in the toolbar or hit ⌘O.

After editing photos in another application, you can choose View Refresh (⌘R) to see changes in Shoebox.

Selecting Photos

To select all the displayed photos, choose Edit Select All (⌘A).

To select all the duplicate photos in the results, choose Edit Select Duplicates. Files with names like "foo.jpg", "foo.1.jpg", and "foo.2.jpg" are considered duplicates. To delete all the duplicate files in a folder, select the duplicates and then choose Photos Move to Trash (⌘⌫).

To select all the photos in the same series as the seleted photo, choose Edit Select Series (⎇⌘S). Files with names like "foo1.jpg", "foo2.jpg", and "foo3.jpg" are considered to be in a series.