Apple unveiled macOS 11.0 Big Sur during the WWDC keynote, showing off overhauls of Messages and Maps, while improving Safari, Photos, and other apps. Mail was conspicuously absent for now.
Apple adopted the space-saving HEIC image-package format early. That choice, coupled with a poorly coded test submission site from the College Board, caused problems for students taking Advanced Placement tests this year. Here’s how to avoid trouble.
Major new release with numerous enhancements for the photo geotagging app. ($39 new, free update, 25.6 MB)
You are on a tour bus in an unfamiliar city and you see something that you’d like to visit later. Take a picture of it with your iPhone, and the Places feature in the Photos app can locate it for you. With a new feature in Photos in iOS 13, you can even get directions to get back there!
Adds full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, including support for the Apple Pencil and Sidecar. ($39.99 new, free update, 174 MB)
Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and Photos 5.0. ($39 new, free update, 23.2 MB)
Many of us take far more photos while on vacation than at any other time, but that raises the question of how best to share them with different people and groups. Particularly if you’re not enamored of sharing on social media, read on for advice, suggestions, and solutions.
Maintenance update that focuses on improving the Pixelmator Pro extension inside Apple's Photos. ($39.99 new, free update, 182.9 MB)
Adds a new Photos extension that lets you edit images using Pixelmator Pro without leaving the Photos app. ($39.99 new, free update, 178 MB)
Adds support for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave and enables the photo geotagging app to create HEIC image files. ($39 new, free update, 23.2 MB)
Photos boasts non-destructive editing of photos, even when you use a Photos extension to make changes. While the basic non-destructive feature works well, there are some snags that can result in undesirable outcomes, particularly with RAW images and when using multiple editors.
Wondering about the best approach for making a book or calendar as a holiday present, now that Apple has gotten out of the business of print projects? Over at Six Colors, “Take Control of Photos” author Jason Snell compared Mimeo and Motif.
Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.
Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39 new, free update, 22.8 MB)
Ever wished that you could compare an edited image in Photos with the original, without using Undo or Revert to Original? Read on for the trick in both the Mac and iOS versions of Photos, and for the even more hidden trick on the Mac that helps you compare cropping.