Continuity Camera Selecting of Device

How To Use Continuity Camera in MacOS Mojave

One of the new features in MacOS Mojave is Continuity Camera.  The feature allows you to quickly insert a photo into a document directly from your iPhone or iPad with a few simple clicks.  It is a huge time saver over having to import and export with Photos and should be very handy for those who need to drop photos into a document.

In order for Continuity Camera to work, you need to be running iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad and, of course, MacOS Mojave running on your Mac.  The steps are pretty easy but it isn’t overly intuitive so follow these quick steps to use the feature.

First, open up the app that you want to import the photo into.  You can use Notes, Numbers, Pages, and Slides.  Unfortunately the behavior isn’t supported in Microsoft Office apps, at least not yet.  Once you have the app open, move the cursor to where you want to insert the photo from your iPhone.  Right-click that location and navigate to Import from iPhone or iPad>Take Photo.  If you have both your iPhone and iPad available on iOS 12, you will see both in the menu so just select the device you want to actually snap the photo from to insert into your document.

Continuity Camera Selecting of Device

Continuity Camera Selecting of Device

At this point, you will get a notification in your document that it is waiting for the photo from your device.  Turn your attention to your iPhone and you will note that the camera app has automatically opened up and it is ready to take a photo.

Continuity Camera Waiting on iPhone

Continuity Camera Waiting on iPhone

Take the photo on your iPhone as you would normally and when you are done, tap on the Use Photo option at the bottom of the display.

Continuity Camera from iPhone

Continuity Camera from iPhone

Once you tap Use Photo, the photo is automatically sent to your document and inserted.

Continuity Camera Photo Inserted

Continuity Camera Photo Inserted

Now it is just a matter of editing the photo the way you want such as masking it or putting a boarder around it.

That’s all there is to using Continuity Camera in Mojave.  As you can see, it is a big time saver for those who are continually putting images into documents.

For more How To’s, be sure to check out the Tips & Tricks section.

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