Tag: mac

The Hidden Editing Power of Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is a consumer application, replacing iPhoto, but you’ll be surprised at how capable it is as a photo editor. In my latest article for Macworld, I look at several unexpected ways the editing features are more powerful than it appears, from keyboard shortcuts to the sophisticated Levels tool. Read it here: ...

New Book! Photos for OS X and iOS

Apple is in the middle of a dramatic overhaul of its photo software, discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with the new Photos for OS X. Since iPhoto was the pre-installed, easy-to-use application for managing digital photos on the Mac, millions of people use it for their photo libraries. But Photos for OS X ...

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How to Tell Photos to Buzz Off for Now

I like the new Photos for OS X application on the Mac (I just finished writing a book about it!), but not everyone is ready to switch from iPhoto or Aperture. However, Apple is certainly ready, because it opens Photos automatically whenever you connect a camera or a memory card. In my most recent column ...

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Essential tips, tricks for living with an Apple Watch

I’ve now had my Apple Watch for two months (here’s my review for the Seattle Times), and in that time I’ve gotten to know it very well while updating my Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course book (which is available now!). But don’t worry, this isn’t another “here’s my take on the Apple Watch ...

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Take Lightroom on Your Next Photo Shoot

Knowing that I was away on a photo workshop in Northern California, an editor I’ve worked with for years contacted me with an interesting assignment: to write about how I use Adobe Lightroom in the field. I’ve spent a lot of time (and three editions of my book The iPad for Photographers) thinking about how ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Store Photos for OS X Libraries on Dropbox

Dropbox is now as much a part of my work experience as my Mac, so naturally it would be great to put a Photos for OS X library into a Dropbox folder to create an off-site backup that I wouldn’t have to think about. However, that’s a bad idea. Brian Webster at Fat Cat Software ...

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Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X

While I was away on my photo workshop, I put the last touches on an article that’s now at TidBITS, Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X (which enabled me to include some photos on location, like the Yoda statue at Lucasfilm headquarters). After writing the review of Lightroom CC for Macworld ...

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Exploring Photos for OS X in The Seattle Times

My latest column for the Seattle Times delves into Apple’s Photos for OS X application, looking at how some aspects will change customers’ behaviors. I also throw in a handful of tips based on questions and feedback from readers. Read it here: Exploring Apple’s new Photos app for OS X.

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My Review of Photos for OS X at Macworld

Apple dropped OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 today, and with it the release version of the new Photos for OS X. You can read my detailed review of the replacement for iPhoto and Aperture at Macworld here: Review: Photos for OS X is faster than iPhoto but less powerful than Aperture. If you like the work ...

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Advice on Testing the Photos for OS X Beta

Apple recently made the new Photos for OS X application available as a public beta, which means anyone who signs up for the Apple Beta Software Program can install it. But there’s a catch: you must install the entire OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta in order to run the application. In my latest article for ...