What is Copy, Paste Photos Edits in macOS Ventura?

One of the notable improvements in the Photos app on macOS Ventura is the ability to copy and paste edits that you make to an image to other pictures.

This can be useful if you have multiple photos that you want to edit in the same way, or if you have made changes to one photo that you want to replicate in another photo.

how to copy and paste Photos app Edits in macOS Ventura
how to copy and paste Photos app Edits in macOS Ventura

How to Copy and Paste Photos App Edits on macOS Ventura:

  1. Open an image that you want to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button to make the adjustments to the image that you want.
  3. When you are finished making your edits, click the Done button.
  4. From the menu bar, select Image -> Copy Edits. This will copy the edits that you have made to the clipboard.
  5. Return to the main image library view by clicking the Back button.
  6. Select the image that you want to paste the edits to. Alternatively, you can select multiple images by holding down the Command key while clicking on each image.
  7. From the menu bar, select Image -> Paste Edits. This will apply the edits that you have copied to all of the selected images.

How ‘Photos App Edits’ Copy Pasting Works

Note that if you make further edits to the original image after copying the edits, the changes will not be reflected when you paste the edits to other images.

To apply the updated edits, you will need to repeat the process of copying and pasting the edits.

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The option to copy your photo edits done on one image on the Photos app can be copied to other images makes it extremely easy to apply bulk edits to get similar results.

This feature used to be only available in professional apps like Photoshop. The fact that Apple has updated a native and free app like Photos to have this and many other useful features shows their commitment towards keeping the Apple app environment lively.


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