Category: Articles Published

How to Shoot Raw Photos on Your iPhone (and Why You’d Want To)

At CreativePro, I discuss how and why you'd want to shoot in raw format on your iPhone. The capability is there, but you may not know how to activate it.

Inside the iOS 12 Photos App

For the Photos app under iOS 12, Apple is trying to get more of your attention. New features such as For You and sharing suggestions are welcome. I also rant a bit.

New Apple Hardware, and iOS 12 Features to Try First

In my latest Seattle Times “Practical Mac” column, I quickly run down the announcements from last week’s Apple event (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, plus Apple Watch Series 4). Then, with the iOS 12 release due on Monday, September 17, recommend a handful of features to try first. Read it here: A quick gawk ...

NAS: What to Know Before Buying

My approach to storing all of my digital files—from documents to terabytes of digital photos—has been pretty straightforward over the years. I buy new hard drives when the old ones fill up. It’s helped that drive prices have steadily declined per-gigabyte. But that’s left me with a lot of unused drives lying around, and active ...

How to Easily Share Lightroom Photos to a Group

Did you photograph a group event, family gathering, or client shoot and want to make those images available for just the participants? The sharing features in most photo applications let you either send pictures to a friend or two, or post them to social services such Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. If you use Adobe’s Lightroom ...

App-Based Camera Triggers at DPReview

I write about two devices, the Alpine Labs Spark and Miops Mobile Dongle, that can trigger a camera shutter remotely.

Podcast and Audio Tools Article

I'm not an audio engineer, but I can do sophisticated audio recording using Audio Hijack on the Mac. I write about it in my latest Seattle Times column.

Palette System Review

I review the Palette system for editing photos (and video) at DPReview.

What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS

By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is installed automatically on Macs with solid-state storage (SSD) when upgrading to macOS High Sierra. But what does APFS do? Why would Apple change the fundamental technology behind ...