Maintenance update for the recently released organization and management companion utility for Apple Photos. ($29 new, free update, 5.8 MB, macOS 12+)
macOS has a long-standing bug that causes screen savers to fail to show edited or rotated images from Photos—only the original versions. Ventura still suffers from this problem, and although Adam Engst shares some workarounds, you’re not going to like them.
For those who want more organization flexibility and efficiency than Apple’s Photos app provides, Houdah Software’s Photos Workbench provides a handful of targeted features that make the process faster and easier, all while working with your existing Photos library.
The world of Photos project extensions, never a hotbed of competition, just became a little less competitive now that Mimeo has acquired Motif.
Technology has a hard time delivering happiness. Apple has cracked the code with how it uses machine learning to populate the Lock Screen Photo Shuffle feature and Featured Photos widget with images you’ll like.
Photo geotagging app brings added support for macOS 13 Ventura and Adobe Lightroom Classic 12. ($39 new, free update, 27.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)
After a mention on a mailing list reminded him of old QuickTake 150 photos he had in Photos, Adam Engst went looking for a way to convert them. Unsurprisingly, the answer turned out to be GraphicConverter, though he had to get the right version first.
Brings various improvements and bug fixes to the photo geotagging app. ($39 new, free update, 27.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)
A longstanding bug in Photos for the Mac could lead you to inadvertently share albums with the wrong people. Here’s how to avoid the bug and work around it.
Adds support for macOS 12 Monterey and Adobe Lightroom Classic 11. ($39 new, free update, 27.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)
With these utilities from different developers, you can extract text from any image on the Mac or search for text in your photos on either the Mac or iPhone. Text in images is no longer just pixels.
Maintenance release brings several improvements to the photo geotagging app. ($39 new, free update, 27.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Every photo editing app can edit RAW files, but most of them apply the same controls to every image, regardless of format. RAW Power 3.3—on macOS, iOS, and iPadOS—features RAW-specific adjustments, the capability to work with proprietary RAW files that aren’t supported at the system level, and more. It also enables you to edit images in the Apple ProRAW format in ways that Apple’s own Photos app doesn’t.
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.