Category: How-to

How to Share Photos to Social Media from Lightroom

A friend who hasn’t done much photography in a while asked me last week, “Do you tone photos for exporting to screen, or do people still worry about color separations and paper stocks?” Although the latter are certainly important when printing images, I think most people now export images to be viewed on social media ...

How to Be Smart about Applying Apple Updates

After two friends were bit hard by Apple updates, I wrote about best practices to help ensure iOS and macOS updates go smoothly in my latest Seattle Times column.

Create a Short Video Using Premiere Rush CC

My latest article for CreativePro.com is a how-to piece. Have you ever been asked to whip together a video, but you don’t have any experience doing so? Or maybe you’re embarking on your own YouTube channel or video podcast. I share an overview of the process of creating a short video using Adobe’s new Premiere ...

How-to: Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Learn how to use focus stacking to get really sharp images.

Straighten Up with Lightroom’s Geometry Tools

Have people ever told you to "straighten up?" Maybe they think it's your attitude… or maybe it's your photos.

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 ...

Take Control of Your Digital Storage

Now available! I've just published Take Control of Your Digital Storage, a new ebook that answers your questions about disks, NAS, RAIDs, Disk Utility, and more.

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 ...

Long Exposure Photos in iOS 11

At TidBITS, I write about how to use the Long Exposure effect in iPhone photos to get silky waterfall photos.

How to Safely Clean iMovie Files from iPhone or iPad

Are old iMovie projects taking up too much storage on your iPhone or iPad? Learn how to safely remove them and be able to edit them later.