Apple is in the middle of a dramatic overhaul of its photo software, discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with the new Photos for OS X. Since iPhoto was the pre-installed, easy-to-use application for managing digital photos on the Mac, millions of people use it for their photo libraries. But Photos for OS X isn’t just an update to iPhoto—it’s a complete rewrite that often looks and behaves differently than its predecessor, designed to work with the Photos app on iPhones and iPads and with the new iCloud Photo Library.
This is where my new book comes in! The full title is Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, edit, and share photos in the Apple photography ecosystem, and it covers the whole shebang, such as:
- How to capture photos and videos using an iPhone or iPad (even the Apple Watch!)
- Smart strategies for converting iPhoto and Aperture libraries, and what changes when you switch to Photos for OS X
- Importing photos from any camera
- How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library, and understand its occasional quirks
- How to edit photos on the Mac (which is more capable than you might think!) and on iOS devices
- Creating prints, photo books, calendars, and slideshows
I’ve packed a lot of information into 200 pages, along with full-color photos, lots of screenshots, and plenty of answers. The book is now available in stores and from online retailers for as little as $18. (If you order the print or ebook versions from Amazon.com or directly from Peachpit, I get a small commission that helps to support the work I do. Peachpit also offers a bundle that includes the print book and ebook files—PDF, EPUB, and MOBI.)
To celebrate the launch, I’m giving away five copies of the ebook version! To be eligible, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter. You’re welcome to unsubscribe after the drawing if you’d like; the newsletter is a way for me to get to know my readers better, announce new projects, and do giveaways like this. I’ll pick the five winners randomly on Monday, August 10, 2015.
Congratulations to Elsa, Marc, Dawn, Andrew, and (someone who left only an email address), who should be receiving emails soon with a code for their free copies of the ebook version! I regularly do giveaways like this, so I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter for upcoming giveaways and to stay up to date with the projects I’m working on.
Here’s a selection of pages from the book to give you an idea of what you’ll find. I really like how it turned out: