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How to use Search in Photos for Mac

Photos for Mac is a great way to keep your memories, photos, and videos organized, but being able to search through everything effortlessly can get a bit tricky and overcomplicated. Here's how to become a master at searching through photos for Mac!

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How to use People in Photos for Mac

Want to quickly find pictures of yourself, your friends, and your family members within your Photos for Mac Library? Then check out the People album!

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How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for Mac

How do you move your Photos library to an external drive and keep on using it? Like this!

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How to edit Live Photos on Mac

How do you edit Live Photos on your Mac? With the built-in Photos app!

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How to use Photos with multiple Macs

Photos is great for pictures and videos on the Mac, but how does it work with multiple Macs?

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How to set up and start using Photos on your Mac

Learn how to set up and start using Photos on your Mac like a pro!

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How to transfer photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered.

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Google Photos may be free — but there's still a cost

Google Photos storage won't cost money, but you should know what you're signing up for.

Updated on 5/29 10AM ET to add information from Steven Levy's excellent interview with Google Vice President of Streams, Photos, and Sharing  Bradley Horowitz, and to add information about Google's high-quality photo pricing tiers.

For more on Google Photos, check out Android Central's comprehensive coverage

Google announced its new Photos service at I/O today: It looks a lot like iCloud Photo Library, but with even more perks. Automatic slideshow movies! Insta-GIFs from burst photos! Interactive stories! You can automatically search for faces, places, and things without tagging! It syncs with iOS and the web! And, oh yeah — unlimited* (if your photos are 16MB or less) storage for free. What could be better?

Well, to start, it's important to know what "free" might actually cost you, and whether you're okay with that tradeoff.

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How to find tagged Faces on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Even though Photos for iOS doesn't offer a Faces album, you can still find tagged friends using the search field.

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How to get Faces to sync between multiple computers in Photos for OS X

Your Faces album won't sync across your computers — but there's another way to see that collection across your devices.

I like being able to see images of certain family members at a glance — it's helpful for building birthday cards, for instance, or finding great blackmail photos — and it's why I've always loved the Faces feature.

But with Photos for OS X, your tagged Faces won't sync between your Macs — they live, siloed, on the machine where you first tagged them.

This is silly, and something I hope Apple fixes in the next Photos for OS X update. Until they does so, however, you're not completely out of organizational luck: There's a sneaky work-around to get those tagged photos to sync to your other computers.

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