Finding and enjoying your pictures and videos is great, but for the super organized, seeing and editing all the data about them can be just as rewarding.

Photos for OS X lets you bring up an info pane that shows, if available, the title, file name, date and time stamp, EXIF (exchangeable image file format — aperture, shutter speed, focal length, metering mode, and ISO speed, resolution, file type), description, assigned faces, and location on a map. Not everyone has use for this type of information, but if you do, it's really easy to get.

How to bring up EXIF, location, and other metadata information in Photos for Mac

  1. Launch Photos on your Mac
  2. Select the picture or video you want to find out about
  3. Click on Window > Info in the menu. (Or just hit Command + I)

The info pane will present all the data you need, and you can even edit title, description, keyword, faces, and other data right there, right away.