Derrick uses Photos for macOS 2.0 in this course. It ships with macOS Sierra, and can accommodate all of the editing extensions in the Mac App Store. You can also use Photos for OS X El Capitan for this course. Derrick explains this in greater detail in this video.
- [Instructor] I'm working with Photos 2.0 and you can tell that by going up here and you can see, Photos 2.0. This is the version of Photos that ships with Mac OS Sierra, so editing extensions work with this fantastically. Now, if you have a later version of Photos one, then you're still probably okay, as long as the version that shipped with El Capitan or later. The very early versions of Photos did not have editing extensions.
However, from El Capitan on they did. So you still should be okay, as long as the later version of one or, of course, any version of two and beyond. We're looking at a few pictures here. This is the Photos library. And I have prepared it just for you. Now, if you have access to the exercise files, you'll also be able to download this library and follow along. And they way that I've made that easy, of course, is by having the original version, and then the edited version side by side.
If you don't have access to the exercise files you'll still get a lot out of this, because everything is right here on your screen and you can use your own images to follow along. You can tell if an image is an original by the title, it'll have original in it. If the titles aren't showing, right here beneath the pictures, as I was talking about, then all you have to do is go up to View, Metadata, and then Turn on Titles. And then you'll have them down here just as I've been talking about. And only originals are marked as favorites.
The ones that we work on in the various editing extensions will have the name of that extension in their title, and they will not be a favorite. Other than that, I think we're getting close to being ready to go here. I will talk in more detail about the exercise files, for those who have access to it, in the next movie. So if you have access to exercise files, you might want to watch that. If you don't, just roll on on to the one after that and let's start playing with these extensions. They're really great.
- Using the Luminar editing extension
- Working with layers
- Adjusting images
- Using DxO OpticsPro
- Applying lens corrections to photos
- Using Pixelmator Retouch
- Using Pixelmator Distort
- Using different Affinity Photo editing extensions
- Using Haze Removal
- Using Polarr image editing tools
- Adding text to photos