Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring Photos icons, part of Learning Photos for OS X.
- I want to show you just a couple little things to help you get your bearings. So you'll notice that we have some badges here. So we have the J there, stands for jpeg, we have a Geotag badge, I want to show you what's going on with that, so that as we go through the different movies you go, "Oh, OK, I know what that is." So I'm going to go up here to View, and we're going to go to Metadata, and this is where we turn these off and on. So for example, if I turn on Keywords, then when we navigate down to somewhere where there are some keywords, then we get the little keywords tags.
The little stack here with the J, that means that there's a RAW file and a jpeg there and the jpeg is on top, we'll talk more about that in a bit. This little toolbox means that it's been edited, with image editing tools. That lets you know what's going on there. And then of course, these are Geotagged, I took these with an iPhone and so location data was captured along with the image. And you can turn on and off those badges by going up here to View and going to Metadata and making your selection right here.
For example, if I didn't want the file type, I could turn it off right there. I do like it though, I find it helpful. So I'm going to turn it on. As you can see I liked all of the badges, I find them all helpful. Just a couple other quick things, I'm going to show you the Info box right here, we use this over and over again, and it's a bit contextual depending on what's going on. So, for example, if I click on this, it has a Geotag, we know that now because we see the thing.
So then, in the Info box we'll see the location of where the photo was captured, plus lots of other information: name, file type, date, camera, all that good stuff. And you'll hear me using Command-I a lot throughout this title just to turn it off and on, I think it's easier. And then the last window is the Keyword Manager, and that is a separate window a la iPhoto, and this is where we add keywords and review the keywords we have and edit the keywords.
We'll talk about keywords in more detail before too long, again, just wanted to show you where they are and that is Command-K. Alright, just a few little things to help get your bearings, let's take a tour of the interface.
The course begins with an overview of what Photos is and does, and then provides advice for converting iPhoto and Aperture libraries and adding images to the Photos library directly from a camera. Derrick then details the powerful image editing and sharing options, and shows how to build photo-based projects such as slideshows, greeting cards, books, calendars, and prints directly from Photos.
- Migrating from iPhoto and Aperture to Photos
- Adding pictures to the Photos library
- Creating albums and Smart Albums
- Cropping and editing photos
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Copying and pasting adjustments
- Sharing photos
- Creating slideshows, prints, and greeting cards
- Exporting photos