Chapter 3. Your Photo Library

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Photo editing gets all the attention, but at its heart the Photos app is a place to collect all your photos into a single place. Having a unified library makes it easy to grab photos to edit, of course, but there’s more to it than that.

The library gives order to your thousands of images, removing the need for you to track it all in folders on your Mac. Since the photos are all digital files, you can add important information to them, such as the identities of people that appear in the shots and keywords that describe what’s depicted. That data joins a host of other information that lives in the files.

And what do ...

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