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Donald C O'Shea 11 comments

Places, Please! Geolocation in Apple’s Photos

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!

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Pixelmator Pro 1.5

Adds full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, including support for the Apple Pencil and Sidecar. ($39.99 new, free update, 174 MB)

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HoudahGeo 5.4

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and Photos 5.0. ($39 new, free update, 23.2 MB)

Adam Engst 27 comments

Thoughts on Sharing Vacation Photos

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.

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Pixelmator Pro 1.4.1

Maintenance update that focuses on improving the Pixelmator Pro extension inside Apple's Photos. ($39.99 new, free update, 182.9 MB)

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Pixelmator Pro 1.4

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)

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HoudahGeo 5.3

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)

Nik Bhatt 15 comments

The Ins and Outs of Non-destructive Editing in Photos for Mac and iOS

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.

Adam Engst 18 comments

Jason Snell Compares Mimeo and Motif Photos Project Extensions

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.

Jeff Carlson 17 comments

Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement

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.

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HoudahGeo 5.2.3

Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39 new, free update, 22.8 MB)

Adam Engst 9 comments

TipBITS: Compare Before/After Edits in Photos

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.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Rescue Blurry Photos with Live Photos in iOS 11

“Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers shares a quick Live Photos tip that can rescue blurry photos of hyperactive subjects like kids and dogs.

Adam Engst 95 comments

Bad Apple #1: iCloud Photo Library Re-uploading

In this inaugural Bad Apple column, Adam Engst explores what happens to iCloud Photo Library when you turn iCloud off and back on. A preview: it took a 90-minute call with Apple to discover that the “expected behavior” requires a temporary upgrade to an unnecessary storage plan and then a 60-minute call to get the charge for that plan reversed.

Jeff Carlson 32 comments

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Adobe’s release of Lightroom CC, a new Lightroom application that exists alongside the existing version, has enthusiasts and everyday photographers wondering if it’s time to change photo tools. Jeff Carlson looks at Lightroom CC and explains why it’s a compelling step up from Apple’s Photos.