Category: Editing Photos


Google Acquires Snapseed Developer

Very interesting: According to The Verge, Google is buying Nik Software, creators of the excellent photo-editing app Snapseed. The folks who work directly with Snapseed are moving from San Diego to Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to work on Google+. I’m guessing an Android version of the app is almost completed internally, and Google will ...


Laminar app [was] free this week

[Update: The free deal apparently expired on June 29.] I haven’t used it yet, but it’s worth checking out: Laminar, a photo-editing app for iPad, is free this week at the iTunes Store. According to my friend Jim Heid, some people refer to Laminar as “Lightroom for the iPad.”


iPhoto for iOS: Essential Features for Photographers

Peachpit has posted my latest article, which covers features of iOS for Photographers: iPhoto for iOS: Essential Features for Photographers. If you’ve already downloaded the addendum to the book, there’s no new information, but it is a great intro to what photographers can appreciate about iPhoto for people new to the program. It also gave me ...


Snapseed is the Free App of the Week

I love Snapseed and its intuitive photo editing tools. It’s the first app I cover in Chapter 5. And this week, it’s Apple’s App of the Week in the iTunes Store, which means it’s free!


Andy Ihnatko’s Detailed iPhoto for iOS Review

Andy Ihnatko put iPhoto for iOS through its paces on a recent international trip where his MacBook stayed behind at home. Results make up for awkwardness of iPhoto for iPad My iPad was my sole computer during a trip to Ireland last month. I truly didn’t miss my laptop at all. iPhoto handled all of my ...


Twitterview on April 25

Do you have questions about using your iPad with your photography? I’m doing a Twitterview (Twitter interview) about the book on April 25 at 11 a.m. (PST). Submit questions at Peachpit’s Web site and I’ll answer them live. If your question appears, you get a free copy of the book! If you want to just ...


I review iPhoto in latest Seattle Times column

My Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times this week talks about the new iPad’s Retina display, and how it works with iPhoto for iOS: “New iPad’s display and apps earn top grades“ I like iPhoto a lot, although I found a few glitches and restrictions that point to it being a 1.0 product. Still, ...


Good before-and-after comparisons of iPhoto editing

Jim Dalrymple at The Loop points to a post by photographer Abdel Ibrahim about editing photos shot with his Canon DSLR using iPhoto: Doing the math: iPhoto + iPad + DSLR. Apple’s latest slate boasts a Retina display with an astounding 2048×1536 resolution, all powered by an A5X processor with quad-core graphics. But as impressive ...


Download Chapter 4 for Free

Peachpit has made Chapter 4, Edit Photos on the iPad, available as a free sample chapter. In addition to getting a feel for the book, you’ll learn how to edit photos using Snapseed and Photogene, edit RAW files directly, and retouch problem areas (even make objects disappear from a picture using TouchReTouch HD). Click here ...