Category: Articles Published

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 ...

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.