Category: Photos by Jeff

Photos captured by Jeff Carlson

Picktorial 4.0 Review

For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...

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.

Fun with Depth Map Photos

When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...

Lightroom CC 2.0, and Where Is It Headed?

Adobe announced its new lineup of software at the annual Adobe MAX event today. There are new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and a new intriguing video-editing app called Premiere Rush that I want to try. For my part, I’m most interested in what’s new with Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. For ...

PhotoActive Episode 20: The-Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we talk background blur/depth-of-field/bokeh.

iPhone XS Gallery and Article at DPReview

How does the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max camera system compare to what's come before? At DPReview, I write about computational photography and share a large gallery of images.

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.