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How to edit and enhance photos on your Mac

Edit Photos on Mac: Step-by-Step Guide

📸 Tired of skewed perspectives or oddly angled photographs cluttering your Mac? No worries! You can easily edit and enhance your photos right on your Mac. Stay tuned to learn how. 💡


Edit Photos

First off, open the Photos app. Just double-click the photo you’d like to edit. Scouting for the Edit option? Can you see the top-right corner? There you go! Yes, click that Edit option right there! 🎯


Crop Photos

Next, the Crop button awaits your click. Now, dragging the corner of your photo would let you adjust the crop. If you’ve ever thought of giving your photo a twist better suited to your aesthetic, here’s your chance with the Straighten slider. Drag it to adjust the angle of the photo. 🔄


Adjust Perspective

💡 A little secret tool coming your way – the Vertical or Horizontal slider. Alter your perspective by dragging this slider. Voila! 😁


Finish Editing

Done with experimenting? – Click Done. Give your photos a brand new perspective! 🖼️

Conclusion: 🏁

So there you have it! 📘 Your ultimate guide to manage and edit photos on your Mac. Whether it’s cropping a picture, adjusting an angle, or altering the perspective, everything can be done effortlessly. Happy photo editing! 🎉


You can use various software to edit photos on your Mac such as Photos app, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, GIMP, and others.

Click on the Photos icon in the Dock or open Finder -> Applications -> Photos.

Yes, the Photos app lets you adjust light and colour of your photos easily.

Yes. The Retouch tool in the Photos app lets you remove blemishes.

Select the photo, click on the Edit button, then click on the Crop tab. You can adjust the size of the photo or use the dial to rotate or straighten it.

Yes, there are several filters you can apply to your photos in the Photos app.

Yes, the Photos app supports RAW editing.

Yes, the Photos app allows you to revert to the original photo if you don’t like the changes.

Adobe Photoshop is a professional photo editing software with many advanced features.

No, Adobe Photoshop is not free. However, you can have a free trial for a limited period.

In Photoshop, go to File -> Open and choose the photo you want to edit.

Yes, Photoshop lets you resize photos easily through the Image -> Image Size… option.

Yes, Photoshop has powerful tools like the Spot Healing Brush to remove unwanted parts of a photo.

Lightroom is a photo editing and organization software developed by Adobe. It’s simpler than Photoshop and great for batch editing.

In Lightroom, go to File -> Import Photos and Video, then choose the photos you want to import.

Yes, Lightroom allows you to make local adjustments to specific areas of an image.

Yes, Lightroom allows you to undo edits or reset your changes.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open-source graphic editor, used for image retouching and editing, and more tasks.

Yes, GIMP is available for macOS and is free.

You can download GIMP from the official website and follow the installation instructions.

In GIMP, go to File -> Open, then choose the photo you want to edit.

Yes, GIMP has a tool that allows you to add and edit text in your photos.

Use the Crop Tool in GIMP to select and crop the desired area of a photo.

Yes, you can resize a photo in GIMP via the Image -> Scale Image option.

Yes, GIMP allows you to undo changes via the Edit -> Undo option.

Yes, GIMP allows you to save or export photos in various formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and more.

You can use GIMP’s ‘Save for Web’ option to optimize images for web use.

Yes, GIMP has a plugin called ‘BIMP’ that enables batch processing of images.

Apart from the ones mentioned, you can use tools like Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, Capture One and more to edit photos on your Mac.

Practice is the key. Also, there are many tutorials and resources online that can help you learn and improve your photo editing skills.