Is there a way to see "All Photos" on the Photos Mac app?

zooby

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Similar to the iOS - there are times when I edit a picture that I took months or years ago, so when I go to all photos, I can see all my recent saved edits and pics, regardless of them being from years ago. Is there something similar in Photos?

All Photos is showing me on the Mac the same as moments - my most recent pictures.
 

ApfelKuchen

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Click the forward/back buttons in the upper left to move between Years, Collections, and Moments - they should all work the same as on iOS. Scroll up/down to move through the timeline.

Is it possible that the only images you have in this Photos library are recent images?
 

zooby

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No, I definitely have images all the way from 2001. IDK if I am explaining right. If I go to my phone, I see the most recently edited images at the bottom when I go to "All Photos" (these are older pics from 2005 for example that I saved). I am looking for a way to see that on my Mac. It is under "Albums" and "All Photos" on the phone. The "Photos" tab on the phone does show them in order by year.
 

zooby

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Create a Smart Album. Set it up to show: Photo>is>edited. All your edited photos will then be in there.
Thanks. I tried that, but it did not show my "edited" pics. Possibly cause they were edited in third party apps not Photos.
 

Dave Braine

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Yes, probably. So really, that's the answer to your problem. Photos has no idea which of your photos have been edited if you did it in a third party app.
 

zooby

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Yes, probably. So really, that's the answer to your problem. Photos has no idea which of your photos have been edited if you did it in a third party app.
I am not asking exactly to create an "edited" photos album though - I want it to show all the photos in order like in my iPhone. IDK how to explain it further... I go to All Photos on my iPhone and see photos I just added/imported/edited, even if they were from years ago. The Photos tab below (Moments) does show chronological order. I want something similar on my Mac but it doesn't seem to be possible.
 

Dave Braine

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Sorry, I'm not entirely sure what you are after. If you want to see your pictures in Photos in the order that they were taken, then click on "Photos" in the sidebar.