Category: Articles Published

New MacBook Pro and Menu Bar Sanity at Seattle Times

The newest update to the MacBook Pro looks like the model I wanted in 2016—even though I’m happy with mine. It answers the main limitations of the 2016 model, and tosses in a True Tone display. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at what’s new this time around. I ...

Using Parental Controls in iOS

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at some of the parental-control options available in iOS.

Using Lightroom Profiles

The latest updates to Lightroom CC (1.3), Lightroom Classic CC (7.3), and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR, 10.3) add profiles, an updated way to define colors in your photos. Profiles are a lot like presets, but they work at a more fundamental level. You can assign a profile as a starting point and then build adjustments ...

Back Issues of Photoshop Elements Techniques

The entire back issue archive of Photoshop Elements Techniques is now available for download.

Control Center Tips and More in The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I take a closer look at something that most of us probably use in the most limited way possible: Control Center on the iPhone and iPad. It’s the set of controls that appear when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or from the top-right ...

Sticking with Lightroom 6? How to Use New Camera Raw Files

If an Adobe subscription plan isn't your thing, you can hang onto Lightroom 6 and still use the raw files from new, unsupported cameras.

Alien Skin Exposure X3 Review

Exposure X3 is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom, though I found a few quibbles. Read my review at DPReview.

Talk about Talking to Our Stuff in The Seattle Times

Siri and other voice interfaces still have a long way to go.

Landscapes in Red: Melissa D. Jones

At Complete Digital Photography, I wrote about Melissa D. Jones and her fantastic @rouxroamer photos.

Four Under-the-Radar Lightroom CC Features Worth Knowing

Adobe's new Lightroom CC isn't as full-featured as its older sibling Lightroom Classic CC, but it's more capable than you may think. At CreativePro.com, I write about four features that aren't obvious and which add a lot to the photo editor.