Tag: aperture

PhotoActive Episode 17: Prime vs Zoom Lenses

In the latest episode of my PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I get into lenses—not a nitpicky discussion of lens elements and specific technical arcana, but the subject of shooting with prime (fixed focal length) or zoom lenses. There are circumstances where each type works best, and advantages for each. Listen here, or subscribe in your ...

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Moving Forward with Photos for OS X

Do you use iPhoto or Aperture to manage your photos on a Mac? In my latest article for Lynda.com, I look at what you need to start considering as Apple shifts to the new Photos for OS X application (currently available as a preview version for developers). I talk about the iCloud aspect of the ...

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Photos for OS X Preview Now Available to Developers

Less than a week after scrubbing all mention of the new Photos for OS X app from its Web site, Apple has re-introduced the new software with a splash. A pre-release version is currently available to developers, bundled with a beta of OS X 10.10.3 (you need to install the system update to get the ...

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New Article: MyPhotostream Review at TidBITS

Over the weekend I published a short review of MyPhotostream at TidBITS, a simple application on the Mac that lets you view your iCloud Photo Stream photos without having to open iPhoto or Aperture (the only official methods for viewing them on a Mac). I like the app’s approach, although it has some interface oddities. ...

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Article: Life After Aperture and iPhoto

Macworld has just published my latest article, “Life after Aperture and iPhoto: What to do with your image library.” While my TidBITS article last week was about looking to the future of the upcoming Photos for OS X application, this one offers solid advice on just how to prepare for a move to another program.

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Aperture’s Golden Hour

It seemed fitting that I heard the news that Apple is sunsetting Aperture while I was attending a photo seminar. Aperture has been largely dormant for the past three years, and as I commented to Jackie Dove in an article at The Next Web, “I have to admit, on one level I’m a bit relieved ...

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Chapter 9 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Available

Here it is, the last chapter of my book Take Control of Your Digital Photos, available for free to TidBITS members: Move Photos from iPhoto to Aperture or Lightroom! Originally the book was going to be eight chapters, but thanks to feedback from readers, I wrote up the process of moving one’s library out of ...

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New Book! With a Twist: Take Control of Your Digital Photos

We’re drowning in digital photos. It’s so easy to capture a photo these days—from dedicated cameras as well as camera-enabled smartphones—that we’re storing more shots than ever. That’s good news! People are capturing memories that would otherwise fade away, and learning more about how to view the world. But the volume of photos has become ...