High Sierra: Do you use this great little Photos export shortcut?
Apple’s macOS High Sierra is packed with useful little tools, like intelligent storage management and a space-saving new file system, but I wonder if anyone else has noticed a new image export shortcut that’s been added to Photos?
Really easy image exports
Sometimes I like to export a few images from Photos to my Mac Desktop. I usually do this in order to share images online using services that aren’t included in the Share menu. At one time I needed to select the images I wished to use and then drag-&-drop them to my Desktop. It was a little awkward.
Apple has made it easier.
- Now, when you select two or more images in Photos
- (Don’t forget to hold down Command if you wish to select non-contiguous images)
- You’ll see a small icon depicting the first image you chose appear in the top right corner of the Photos app window. It also shows a running total count of the number of images you have selected.
- Keep choosing images till you have those you want, and you can now drag-&-drop those images to anywhere on your Mac by dragging-&-dropping that icon in the corner.
- You can also drag the thumbnail to one of your My Albums albums in the browser to add them to an album.
It’s a neat little time-saving shortcut, and while it isn’t going to change the world, it may come in useful some time.