Category: Articles and Books

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Chapter 5 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Up

In the latest chapter of my book, which we’re serializing at TidBITS, I encourage you to be judgmental during the review of your imported photos: “Judge Your Photos.” That means scrutinizing them with specific quality levels in mind. Sure, it’s easy enough to say one photo is okay and another isn’t so hot, but where ...

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Article: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up

My latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times appeared this weekend: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up. Although I didn’t set out to focus on the subscription aspect of Adobe’s Creative Cloud—the newest apps are available only via monthly or yearly subscriptions, not as a standalone price—I couldn’t help but dig into it ...

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More MacVoices: Talking about Take Control of Your Digital Photos

When Chuck Joiner interviewed me for his MacVoices show last week, we spent part of the time talking about The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition (see here) and the rest of the session talking about my current Take Control of Your Digital Photos ebook. Watch or listen to the episode here: MacVoices #13166: Jeff Carlson ...

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Chapter 4 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Posted

The next chapter of my serialized ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos is now published and available for TidBITS members. In this section, “Best Practices for Importing Photos,” I dig deep into a step that most people gloss over: copying photos from a camera or memory card into the computer. By applying metadata presets ...

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I Talk iPad for Photogs at MacVoices

Last week I had the pleasure to talk to Chuck Joiner for his MacVoices show about The iPad for Photographers. In this discussion, we talk about why the iPad makes a good photographer’s companion and plenty of tools and apps that can help in the field and in the studio. Audio and video versions of ...

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Chapter 3 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Live

The next chapter of my latest book, serialized at TidBITS.com, is now available for TidBITS members: Choose a Photo-Management Application. To recap, we’re publishing my ebook one chapter at a time for TidBITS members only; when it’s done, it will be bundled into a proper ebook (PDF, EPUB, Kindle) and sold as a complete book. ...

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Watch Me Talk about The iPad for Photographers on “Your Mac Life”

I want to extend my thanks to Shawn King, who had me as a guest on his Your Mac Life show this week. We talked about the book, and what’s new in the second edition, wireless photo transfer devices, and more. We even gave a free copy of the book to a listener in Sweden! ...

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Canon EOS M Now Just $299

Wow, the Canon EOS M (which is the topic of my recent book Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots; here’s more about the book) is now on sale for just $299 for the model that includes the 22mm f/2 lens. The package that includes the 18-55mm telephoto lens is just $349 (Amazon.com link; ...