How to Save to Google Photos or iCloud Photos on your Mac How to Save Images on Your Mac — Apple menu bar Left-click an image to save it to iTunes to watch on you Mac computer. How to Export Image to Google Photos Left-click an image to save it to Google Drive to see on your Mac computer. How to Use Your Mac Computer to back up your Photo Library What is iCloud Drive?‽ How to Use iCloud Drive with Photos Photo Library backup to iCloud can automatically save your images every time you create a new photo library. How to Turn On iCloud Drive When You're on a Mac Open your computer's System Preferences panel. system Preferences. Click on the email and Contacts on your Mac at the bottom left of the panel. How to Recover your Data with iCloud Photo Backup Photo Library backup to iCloud can automatically save your images every time you create a new photo library. To recover data from your photo library, your only option is to follow these steps: 1. Go to Your Mac computer and click on the “iCloud” icon, in the main menu bar. To see a popup menu with icons to choose photos, images, and videos, click the picture-like picture. 2. Click the “Photo Library” button in the main menu bar. Why was my iCloud Photo Backup removed from my Mac? On your Mac computer, iCloud Photo Backup is only turned on at the beginning of the backup if you've backed up your photo library in iCloud. If you haven't backed up your photo library, then you might see a message saying that iCloud Photo Backup will be turned on your computer later. 3. Click the “Photo Library” button in the Main Menu bar. How to back up the Photo Library to iCloud Open your computer's System Preferences Panel. Click on the “Mail and Contacts” on your Mac at the top right of the panel. Locate the iCloud Picture Library, and click to bring up the drop-down menu to change which picture library (Photo, Movies, Music, and Documents) you want to back up. If you do not want to remove/backup/remove photos from your computer, choose your photo library at the main menu bar. Click the button to proceed.