All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor for TidBITS, and writes for outlets such as Macworld, DPReview, Creative Pro, 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.

New Edition of Take Control of Your Digital Photos

I've published a new edition of Take Control of Your Digital Photos, plus an updated version of Take Control of Lightroom CC.

Checking in on AR

In my latest column for the Seattle Times, I look at the augmented reality (AR) features in iOS and wonder: are people really using it? It’s impressive technology, and clearly something Apple is investing heavily in. Why? I think it’s one part of how we’ll interact with our devices and technology in the future. Read ...

The Power of Lightroom Gradient Tools

My latest article for CreativePro.com looks at a set of underrated editing tools in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC: the gradient tools.

Loupedeck Review at Macworld

I review the Loupedeck, a physical control board for making edits to photos in Lightroom Classic CC.

Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind Review at Macworld

What happens when a company has a successful product, but thinks it can do better? The folks behind Pixelmator made a surprise announcement last year when they introduced Pixelmator Pro. I review this new venture at Macworld.

iOS Malware

My latest Practical Mac column at the Seattle Times comes from a reader question about whether his iPhone and iPad are more susceptible to malware than in the past. The short answer: you don’t need to worry about malware on iOS. The slightly longer answer: iOS isn’t impervious to flaws, but you still don’t need ...

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.