Exporting From Mac Photos

Learn the various ways you can export files from the Photos app on your Mac. You can do a simple drag-and-drop, but you'll get more options if you use File, Export. You can also export directly to another app, or save as a PDF.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Exporting From Mac Photos”

    Debbie
    2 years ago

    The ability to add info comments on your photos in Photos is really cool but I cannot figure out how to export that EXIF data with the photos. I can only view it on my iPhone or iPad inside photos. When I export photos from my desktop, the "info" field does not go with it. When I import into Lightroom, the info does not go with it. Can you help?

    2 years ago

    Debbie: That's because it isn't EXIF data. EXIF data is part of the image file. The data you add in the Photos app is part of your library.

    Jim Owens
    2 years ago

    HI Gary, I would like to share a movie with a friend by exporting it to a thumb drive. It is too large to email. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    2 years ago

    Jim: Directly from Photos? Just use File, Export and save it to that thumb drive.

    JimOwens
    2 years ago

    Gary, thanks for the prompt response. When I ry to export it, I get an error message 'ing_2279.mov Unknown error(0)'. Going to Finder does not give me additional useful information. Looks like an operator error of some kind - me.

    2 years ago

    Jim: Try exporting to your internal drive first, then copying the result to the thumb drive.

    Jim Owens
    2 years ago

    Tried exporting it to Macintosh HD. Same error message.

    2 years ago

    Jim; Then something is going on that is unrelated to the thumb drive. Try creating a simple iMovie project and exporting that. Rule out things. Troubleshoot. Or, take it to the Genius Bar for an expert look.

    Jim Owens
    2 years ago

    Thanks, Gary. Given your excellent responsive manner, I have joined the Club MacMost. As you suggested, I will troubleshoot without filling up your Response Column. Ciao!

    Alexander Konczey
    2 years ago

    How do I export a slide show into a memory stick do my friend can watch it on digital frame

    2 years ago

    Alexander: You'll need to consult the documentation for the digital frame to see how to do it for that particular product. Probably formatting the card a specific way, then putting the images in the right format, organized on the card in a specific way.

    Arik
    11 months ago

    Hi Gary,
    How do I export photos gps location into Lightroom classic? It seems that none of the options in photos “share” menu work?!
    Do I miss something?? Thanks!

    11 months ago

    Arik: File, Export. Then export Unmodified Originals. Then bring those files into Lightroom.

    Arik
    11 months ago

    Sorry, I meant “export”. I checked the result of the exported file, in Preview, and indeed the gps location is there. However - once imported to Lightroom- the gps tag is missing. So it’s a Lightroom issue, not a photo. Thanks anyway.
    Arik

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