All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a senior editor for TidBITS, and writes for outlets such as Macworld, The Wirecutter, DPReview, and others. He is the author of Take Control of Lightroom CC; Take Control of Your Digital Photos; Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course; and The iPad for Photographers, among many other titles.

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 ...

Take Control of Lightroom CC

I've published a new book! Take Control of Lightroom CC is all about Adobe's newest entrant into the Lightroom family of photo editor/organizers.