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.

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 ...

Affinity Photo for iPad Review

As someone who’s been using the iPad for editing and working with photos since the very beginning, even I was surprised by how capable Affinity Photo for iPad is. The power of the iPad Pro makes a big difference, yes, but Serif has delivered a full-featured image editor that doesn’t feel compromised. Over at DPReview, ...

Apple Photos, Lightroom, Safari Improvements in Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at improvements to Photos 3 under macOS High Sierra, new Adobe Lightroom offerings, and why one feature in Safari makes the update more than worthwhile. Read it here: Some improvements to Apple Photos, a new Adobe Lightroom CC, and Safari blocks auto-playing videos. ...

Math Is Hard, or, A Quick Look at Lightroom Pricing

People in a huff about the price of Adobe's Lightroom subscription plan are threatening to switch to Capture One Pro. Okay, but...

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Meet the New Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC is a brand-new application that doesn't exactly replace yesterday's Lightroom (which is now Lightroom Classic), but could in the future.

Looking at iPhone 8 Plus Auto HDR at DPReview

The Auto HDR feature in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus works remarkably well. I write about it at DPReview.

iPhone 8 Plus Sample Gallery at DPReview

Take a look at how the iPhone 8 Plus camera performs.

Long Exposure Photos in iOS 11

At TidBITS, I write about how to use the Long Exposure effect in iPhone photos to get silky waterfall photos.

Seattle Times: Small Details on iPhone 8, Apple Watch, iOS 11

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I cover some of the smaller details to emerge, such as the Apple Watch's role as the new iPod, setting up a new iPhone, and... the Files app. Really.