How to Use Third-Party Integrations in Photos App on Mac Running macOS High Sierra

You can now create great projects using third-party integrations right from Photos app on your Mac powered by macOS High Sierra.

One of my favorite features that have arrived with macOS High Sierra is slightly hidden within Photos app. Thanks to the seamless integration, you can now create interesting projects like slideshows using third-party apps right from the stock Photos app. To me, it’s a well-timed feature as it’s further enhanced editing photos on Mac. Want to find out how it works? Head over to this guide to use third-party integrations in macOS High Sierra to make great projects.

Currently, there are not too many apps that support the integration with Photos for macOS. Some of the most notable ones that already support this functionality are Wix, Mimeo Photos, GoodTimes, WhiteWall, Shutterfly Photo Books, etc.

How to Use Third-Party Integrations on Mac in macOS High Sierra

How to Create Projects Using Third-Party Integrations in Photos App on Mac

In order to make a project with third-party integrations, first you need to download extension apps. Let’s do it.

How to Download Photos Extension Apps on Mac

Step #1. First off, launch Photos app on Mac.

Step #2. Now, you need to select “My Projects.”

Step #3. Click on “Go to App Store.”

Click on My Projects and Click on Go to App Store in Photos App on Mac

Now, you will see a list of all Mac apps that integrate with Photos.

Step #4. Next up, you need to choose your favorite app and download it on your Mac.

Download Photos Extension Apps on Mac

Once you have created a project, you can check the list of available apps by clicking File menuCreate → and then selecting “More” option.

Click on Create from File Menu in Mac Photos App

Once, you have downloaded the extension app, you can easily create a project.

How to Make a Project Using a Third Party Integration App in macOS High Sierra

Step #1. Open Photos app on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, you need to click File menu and then select Create.

Step #3. Under Create, you have to choose the third-party app you wish to use for your project. In this test, I’m going to use Wix Photo Album.

Select Integration App on Mac Photos App

Step #4. Then, you need to choose the type of slideshow you want to create. Then, click Create.

Select Type of Slideshow and Click Create in Photos App on Mac

Step #5. Click Done at the top right corner. Then, select photos and drag and drop them into Photo album folder.

Create Slideshow Using Third Party Integration on Mac

Step #6. Then, re-open the project by clicking on it from the “My Projects” list.

That’s it! Make the most of all the powerful editing tools to create great slideshows.

Wrap up

What’s your take on this neat feature? How much is it going to enhance your photo editing experience? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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