Continuity Camera serves up quick photo transfer to macOS Mojave

Eric Abent - Jun 4, 2018
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Continuity Camera serves up quick photo transfer to macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave has a lot of nifty features shipping with it, but one of the coolest involves more than just your Mac. Apple has announced a new photo feature called Continuity Camera, and with it, your iPhone plays just as big a role as your Mac does. Essentially, Continuity Camera is a way to quickly drop photos from your iPhone to your Mac, but it gets a little more involved than that.

Here’s how Continuity Camera works: in macOS Mojave, you’ll be able to right click in an app and open your iPhone’s camera with that menu. Simply snap a photo with your phone and that image will be quickly dropped in the app you have open on Mac. Not only is this a way to quickly snap and move photos to your Mac, but it could also be handy for other tasks like scanning documents.

Continuity Camera is a feature that has some exciting implications not only for the more creative types among us, but also for workflow in the professional space. It seems like a feature that should have been here long ago, but regardless of where you land in that particular debate, it’s here at last (or will be later this year).

Continuity Camera isn’t the only photo-related feature we saw announced at today’s keynote. Apple will also be giving the screenshots feature a makeover, as it will now surface the screenshots you snap in the lower right corner of your display, serving up a shortcut to editing tools. You’ll also be able to use the screenshot function to capture video as well – a feature that used to be confined to the QuickTime app.

While Apple only briefly touched on Continuity Camera and these screenshot improvements, they’re definitely exciting additions to macOS Mojave. We’ll see them launch along with the OS update later this fall, and we’ll likely hear more about them before then. Be sure to have a look at the rest of out WWDC 2018 coverage for everything you need to know from today’s keynote!


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