Tips to hide pictures in Photos for Mac

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There are times when you want to hide all of your private photos from prying eyes on your Mac. Luckily, you now can hide those private photos and access them in a special Hidden photos album on your Mac. These hidden pictures will be contained and separate from your regular album views.


In this guide, we will run you through the steps to hide pictures in Photos for Mac with hidden album. Before we begin, note that the below-mentioned step-by-step guide  does not hide the picture from your Mac or you still can search those pictures on your Mac as well a no password protection is applied here.

Steps to hide pictures in Photos for Mac

Step one: First and foremost, you need to open Photos app on your Mac and look for the pictures you wish to hide from the regular Photos album

Step two: Once you are done, you are now supposed to right-click on the picture you wish to hide and click Hide Photo to proceed

Step three: Next up, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to hide that photo. This will remove the photo from the general photo album views

You can repeat the process if you want to hide multiple pictures. You can also use the shortcut combination Command+clicking on each photo to bring up the “Hide Photo” menu

Once you are done, your picture will be removed from the general photo views in the Photos app for Mac, but you can still locate it in the Hidden photos album on your Mac

Steps to view hidden images in Photos for Mac

A hidden photo does not mean that it is invisible. The hidden Photos album is still accessible by anyone who knows where to look. Here is how you can access your hidden images on Photos for Mac

Step one: First off, head to the Photos app on your Mac and click on View in the Menu bar

Step two: All you need to do now is to select Show Hidden Photo Album from the drop-down menu

Step three: Next up, you need to double-click on the Hidden album to access all of your hidden images here.

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