Editing basics

You can use the Phototheca editing tools to easily make simple changes to your photos, such as rotating them or cropping them to get the best framing.

When you change a photo, Phototheca keeps the original so you can always undo your changes and revert to the original look.

Changes you make to a photo appear everywhere the photo appears in your library—every album, project, and so on.

Edit a photo

  1. In the Phototheca app, double-click a photo thumbnail, then click Edit in the toolbar.
  2. Do any of the following:

The Edit toolbar showing buttons for making adjustments, adding filters, and cropping photos.

  • Zoom in or out on a photo: Rotate mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out.
  • Make adjustments: Click Adjust to display the adjustment tools. See Adjust a photo’s light, exposure, and more.
  • Apply filters: Click Filters to display filters you can apply to change the look of your photo. See Use a filter to change a photo’s look.
  • Crop the image: Click Crop to display the options for cropping a photo. See Crop and straighten photos.
  • Rotate a photo: Click the Rotate button in the toolbar to rotate the image counterclockwise. Option-click the button to rotate the image clockwise.
  • To remove the changes, press Ctrl-Z or click Reset Changes.

3. To stop editing, click Done

Tip: You can quickly remove changes to a photo. To undo the last change you made, click the button

To discard all changes and start over, click Reset Changes. If a photo was edited and saved previously, click Revert To Original to drop all changes and start over.