Appreciation for Take Control of Lightroom CC

It’s been immensely gratifying to get great feedback on my newest book Take Control of Lightroom CC. Writing a book—even a nonfiction, how-to book—is a solitary endeavor, and you never really know how it will be received until after it’s released. I’m deeply appreciative for the feedback I’ve received so far, and so soon after ...

New Article: Lightroom CC for Designers

Shortly after publishing my book Take Control of Lightroom CC, I got to chatting with my friend and old officemate David Blatner about the new version of Lightroom. He’s the publisher of CreativePro.com and InDesignSecrets.com, and suggested there might be an article to be made about how Lightroom CC could be interesting for non-photographers. The ...

MarsEdit 4 Takes the Pain Out of Web Posting

In my latest Seattle Times column, I look at the new version of MarsEdit, an invaluable Mac application that I use to publish Web posts (like this one!). MarsEdit puts a welcome front face onto various blogging CMSes (content management systems), lets you archive your published work easily, and more. I also point to a ...

What Happens When Your CC Subscription Expires?

I accidentally let my Creative Cloud subscription lapse. Here's what happens in Lightroom.

Review of Cascable, a Remote Shutter App

Since writing the first edition of my book The iPad for Photographers, I’ve been interested in how apps can work with traditional cameras. Too often, it’s a bag of frustration. But not every time. Cascable is an app that focuses on controlling cameras that have Wi-Fi built in, which is a slowly growing number. With ...

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Over at TidBITS, I compare the new Lightroom CC application to Apple's Photos.

Lightroom CC 1.1 Adds Curves, Split Toning

Lightroom CC 1.1 is out, with tone curves, split toning, a full screen view, and a new Adobe Sensei-based Auto feature.

RAW Power for iOS Hands-On

RAW Power takes over from where Apple Photos leaves off when editing raw images. I look at the new iOS version for DPReview.

Should You Buy an iPhone X?

For my latest Practical Mac column at The Seattle Times, I answer the question I’m getting a lot: Should I buy an iPhone X? I hear this every autumn: “Should I buy the new iPhone?” This year, that’s a more complicated question, because Apple released not only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but ...

Astropad Studio Review at Macworld

I’ve always looked curiously at photographers who use Wacom digitizer tablets to assist in editing their photos. Does it really help? More important, is it worth paying several hundred more dollars? I already have a perfectly good tablet: the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. At Macworld today, I review Astropad Studio, an app for both ...

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