macOS High Sierra vs macOS Sierra: What’s New in macOS High Sierra

The macOS High Sierra update delivers new features to your Mac and upgrades some of the existing features from macOS Sierra so that you can do more with the computer you have.

The full macOS High Sierra release is set for the fall, but you can test out the macOS High Sierra beta today if you see a feature that you need to try. Just make sure you do these things before you upgrade and read our list of reasons you should try the High Sierra Beta and the reasons you shouldn’t. Here’s how to install the macOS High Sierra beta today.

Coming as a free upgrade to all Apple computers that support macOS Sierra the High Sierra update is packed full of important upgrades that will allow you to do more with your photos, browse the web better and with the right computers even explore Virtual Reality on your Mac.

Under the hood, Apple is switching up the way your Mac stores files to supercharge the speed of copying and moving files and taking new steps to better secure your privacy while browsing online.

If you have a MacBook with limited storage, and let’s be honest most of us do, you’ll benefit from new space saving techniques that will keep your videos looking great, but that will take up less space.

These are the new macOS High Sierra features and how they compare to macOS Sierra when applicable. You can test some features out in the beta, but most users will want to wait for the full release this fall.

macOS High Sierra Photos Upgrades

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macOS High Sierra Photos Upgrades

Apple delivers major upgrades to the macOS High Sierra Photos app. With the new update you will be able to edit your photos in new ways right inside of Photos, and if you use PhotoShop or Pixelmator your changes there will sync back to your Photos library. 

Inside Photos, you can now edit with more controls than ever including a Curves editor to dial in your photo just right. A new sidebar on the left offers fast access to important albums and options. new selection options show you what you've picked and allow you to organize photos better. 

You can edit Live Photos to set a key photo that looks amazing. The Photos app also now lets you trim live photos to the perfect length. Once that is done, you can choose a new effect that lets you loop the action or bounce it back after it completes. There's also a new Artistic effect that can create long exposure filters to live photos with impressive results.  

When you are on a FaceTime video call, you can take a Live Photo that is saved directly to your Photos library and then you can edit it using these new tools. 

Upgraded Memories options detect special events better including babies, outdoor events, performances, weddings, birthdays, sporting events and more. There is even a new Memory that can find your pets. 

When you tell the Photos app who a person is, the face recognition will sync across your iCloud Photo Library so that it is always handy. 

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