If you like to edit your photos using an external editor such as Photoshop and like to use iPhoto to manage them, you’ve probably encountered a problem as to how to sync the iPhoto library with the edits you make. If you have not encountered that problem, I still recommend you take a look at this article as it may make things easier for you.
- With iPhoto open, hold down the ⌘ (Command) and the “,” keys to activate the Preferences window.
- In the Preferences window, make sure you’re in the General section. Then, go to the “Edit photo:” field and choose the external editor of choice in the drop-down menu.
- Now, switch back to your library and select some photos that you would like to edit with the external editor. Hold down the Shift key or the ⌘ (Command) key to select more than one photo. Now right-click and choose “Edit in external editor” from the contextual menu.
- The second way to open up photos, is within the external editor (Photoshop).
- Open up Photoshop, and go to File > Open…
- Now browse the photos in the Finder window and use the Shift or ⌘ (Command) key to select more than one photo.
- Once you’ve finished making the edits to the image(s), save it (hold down ⌘ (Command) + “S”).
- When you look at your iPhoto library, you should notice the changes made to the selected image(s).
- If you wish to revert back to the original image, just right-click on the image and choose “Revert to Original” from the contextual menu.