Picture Perfect: How to Edit Photos on a Mac
Are you interested in editing your photos, but don’t want to pay a ton of money on professional software?
If you edit photos on a Mac, you can do it for free! The Photos app on all Mac computers has some pretty sophisticated tools that can allow for great edits without the high price tag. There are also free online photo editing tools such as the Pixelied where you can do your editing needs pronto. In these platforms, you can play with your creativity by adding emojis, experimenting with filters, enhancing photo components like brightness and clarity, and so on!
Below, we will discuss the tools you have available. You’ll be editing professional-looking photos in no time.
Adjust Tone and Brightness
When you first look to edit photos on a Mac, you want to get familiar with the tools Photos has.
Enhance is a general tool that can edit your photo without too much effort on your part. It will brighten and drop the shadows a bit and make it a bit warmer in tone. This makes it very easy to enhance photos on a Mac.
The adjusting tool goes into a little more detail. You can lighten a photo, change the tone, make it black and white, remove red-eye, play with the levels and the curves of the images, and more.
Most of these adjustments will change the overall color of your photos and allow you to get more specific with your edits.
Photos also have colored filters which can make color adjustments super easy to do if you have limited time.
Sizing and Cropping
If you are interested in cropping your images, it’s straightforward to crop images on a Mac. All you really need to do is open up the Photos app, hit the edit button, and find the crop tool.
From there, you’ll be able to auto crop or crop manually to get the exact size you want.
The Photos app also makes it easy to rotate and flip your images as well. All you need to do is select the image you want to adjust, go to the Image menu and find ‘flip’ or ‘rotate’. You can flip horizontal or vertical and rotate clockwise or counterclockwise in 90-degree increments.
Storing and Viewing Photos
The Mac software Photo or iPhoto has a clean design that makes storing, viewing, and grouping photos easy. You may notice that after editing your images, photos or the Mac Photos app will save the original file, creating duplicates.
If you don’t want the duplicates but don’t know how to get rid of them efficiently, tools like this one here can help you clean up your duplicates without having to go through and select each one individually.
You Can Edit Photos on a Mac Easily and For Free
Now you know how to edit photos on a Mac! The process is simple and will make for some gorgeous images. You can adjust the hue and tone or just do some simple cropping. The options are there!
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