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Modern Photo Convenience

My daughter’s daycare starts the school year by asking parents to bring in a bunch of photos—of family members, friends, house, and other things that help express who each kid is. The photos are sometimes trimmed and turned into a collage, then mounted on a long wall for everyone to see. If you’re like me, ...

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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.”

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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 ...

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Book Errata: Chapter 3 update, inactive link

A couple of related post-publishing housekeeping tasks: The sidebar on page 52 notes that I’ll be updating Chapter 3 (“Rate and Tag Photos”) with Photosmith 2 information. When I wrote that chapter a few months ago, Photosmith 2 was still in an early alpha stage, but the developers gave me access so I could include ...

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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!

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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 ...

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TriggerTrap Mobile, shutter release for iOS

Now this looks interesting: TriggerTrap Mobile is an app for iOS that lets you trigger your camera’s shutter remotely. In the book I talk about DSLR Camera Remote HD, which requires that you tether your DSLR to a computer; the iPad communicates to an application on the computer over Wi-Fi. TriggerTrap takes the computer out ...