Category: Articles and Books

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New Book! With a Twist: Take Control of Your Digital Photos

We’re drowning in digital photos. It’s so easy to capture a photo these days—from dedicated cameras as well as camera-enabled smartphones—that we’re storing more shots than ever. That’s good news! People are capturing memories that would otherwise fade away, and learning more about how to view the world. But the volume of photos has become ...

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Canon EOS M Firmware Update Improves Autofocus

This is encouraging: A new 2.0.2 firmware update finally improves the laggy autofocus of the Canon EOS M. The EOS M is a great camera that was initially hobbled by pretty bad autofocus (a reality I address in my book Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots). Check out a video comparison of the ...

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New article: New MacBook Air’s battery puts in a full day of work

My MacBook Air battery observation the other night was in service of writing my latest Seattle Times column: New MacBook Air’s battery puts in a full day of work. I look at the new MacBook Air, which is a curious model of computer for Apple because it’s simultaneously a pro machine and also the company’s ...

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Using ShutterSnitch on the iPhone

On my iPad for Photographers blog, I wrote about how I turned to ShutterSnitch on my iPhone—more often than on my iPad—to transfer many of my photos at Disneyland. Although the iPad is much lighter than a laptop, I found it easier to carry just the iPhone around the park. (I know, lots of ShutterSnitch ...

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New Article: ShutterSnitch, the Wireless Photo Assistant for iOS

Over at CreativePro, I look at the excellent PhotoSnitch utility for importing photos into an iPad: ShutterSnitch, the Wireless Photo Assistant for iOS. Although I discussed the Eye-Fi software in the first edition of the book, I tossed that for the second edition and expanded on using ShutterSnitch because it just works.

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New Article: Making the most of multiple screens

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2021053268_ptechpracticalmac25xml.html

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Errata: PSE 11 Flipbook Feature Is Gone

A quick correction: On page 335 of my book Photoshop Elements 11: Visual QuickStart Guide, the last tip mentions the Flipbook feature, a variation of the slideshow feature in the Organizer. Unfortunately, FLipbook didn’t make it past Photoshop Elements 10. Either the feature was pulled at the last minute (I wrote the book using beta ...

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I talk about iPhoto on the latest Macworld podcast

http://www.macworld.com/article/2038751/creative-cloud-and-iphoto-improvements.html

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New Article: Four Things Apple Could Do to Improve iPhoto Right Now

http://www.macworld.com/article/2038415/four-things-apple-could-do-to-improve-iphoto-right-now.html

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Article: iPad cameras have improved but still trip my shudder

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020869525_ptechpracticalmac27xml.html