From magic wand, to basic color, light, and black & white tweaks, or full, granular control over exposure, saturation, intensity, and more.

Photos for OS X has everything you need to make your pictures look exactly how you want. What’s more, all the edits are non-destructive, so if you don’t get something perfect the first time, you can change it again whenever you like, or even go right back to the original. Combine that with the large screen, and editing photos on the Mac isn’t just easy, it’s accessible to everyone.

How to adjust brightness and color with Photos for OS X

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac running OS X Yosemite or newer.
  2. Find the photo in your photo library that you’d like to edit and click on it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the top navigation.
  4. Click on Adjust in the right hand navigation.
  5. Using either the light or color option off to the right, drag the slider either left or right to adjust.
  6. Clock the dropdown arrow next to light or color to make finer adjustments.
  7. All adjustments under that group show up and you can adjust them manually.
  8. Click the Auto button next to either light or color if you’d rather let Photos decide what it thinks is best.
  9. Click Done at the top right to save your changes.

How to convert an image to black and white with Photos for OS X

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac running OS X Yosemite or newer.
  2. Find the photo in your photo library that you’d like to edit and click on it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the top navigation.
  4. Click on Adjust in the right hand navigation.
  5. Drag the Black & White slider either left or right in order to adjust the intensity.
  6. Just like light and color adjustments, you can click on the drowndown arrow to the right in order to make finer individual adjustments.
  7. Once you’re happy with the results, click on Done at the top right to save your changes.

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