Using Photos Extensions

A new feature of Photos in El Capitan allows third-party developers to build extensions. These extensions can add more features to the Photos editing tools and other parts of the Photos app. It is early, so only a few extensions exist, but developer will undoubtedly be adding more soon.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Using Photos Extensions”

    Marcia Byerly
    9 years ago

    I love your videos as they are always helpful. One thing though, some of your topics are often things that I don't know anything about and I'm sure others might not either. For instance, I have no idea exactly what "Extensions" are and what they do and mean in this case. Don't assume your audience knows what everything is and what they are for. Thanks!

      9 years ago

      Extensions, are literally, things that extend the functionality of other things. So a Photos extension is something that extends the functionality of the Photos app.

    Joel Anderson
    9 years ago

    In your defense, Gary, you did explain in the video what a Photo extension is and what it can (could) do. You also emphasized that there are currently very few available to demonstrate, although we should probably see more in the near future.

    9 years ago

    Are we expecting, for example, extensions that will change my hair color, see how all the bridesmaid dresses will look in green instead of purple, or see how you would look with a beard? Change the paint color of my house? This probably all exists as expensive, specialized software... would be quite convenient as extensions.

    Kurt Hanson
    9 years ago

    Affinity Photo has an extension for Photos if anyone has the software. đź––

    9 years ago

    Hi Gary.
    Thanks for another great video. A question: when I went to More..., the next window returned: Photos not enabled. How does one enable extensions for photos? thanks.

      9 years ago

      That simply means you have no apps that include Photos extensions. Once you add an app that does, you'll see it there instead.

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