If you organise your photos by folders and find this perfectly satisfactory, then you can use any number of different programs to keep your images organised. Adobe Bridge is a good starting point as an image browser if you already … Continue reading Best image browser and cataloguing software
Apple Photos is central to both the Mac OS and iOS devices. It’s a great way to keep all your photos to handy on all your devices, and it practically looks after itself – you add a photo on one … Continue reading How to duplicate pictures in Apple Photos
The way that certain cameras feel and work and operate lends them to a certain kind of photography. And for me, the iPhone is perfect for high-contrast, graphic black and white images. True, the image quality is some way short … Continue reading Learn better black and white photography – with your phone
Last week MacPhun announced a free extension for Apple Photos. Filters for Photos has 30 different effects, and while the controls might appear pretty basic, you can use the built-in masking tools to apply these filters much more subtly than you … Continue reading How to create a mask in MacPhun’s free Filters for Photos
We already asked, can Apple Photos replace Aperture?, and no, it can’t, but it’s still a very good tool for managing your family photo collection, where the ability to capture, find and share pictures simply is the key. To anyone … Continue reading How to make sense of the Apple Photos interface
When Apple announced it was going to discontinue its professional image-cataloguing application Aperture, but that a brand new Photos app was on its way, many (including me) obviously hoped that Photos would go some way towards replacing our favourite application. … Continue reading Can Apple Photos replace Aperture?
Apple Photos has some useful editing tools already, but with the launch of the El Capitan operating system, Apple has gone a step further with Apple Photos Extensions. These are equivalent to the the image-editing plug-ins used with Photoshop and Lightroom. … Continue reading How Apple Photos Extensions work
The Aperture Loupe tool is one of its many excellent features, but it’s easy to get confused by the zoom and loupe size options. The keyboard shortcuts look so similar it’s hard to remember which does what, and if you’re … Continue reading How to make sense of the Aperture Loupe options!
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time dabbling with one special effect, moving on to another image, trying another effect and keep on experimenting without a specific aim in mind. Wouldn’t it be better to put … Continue reading How to batch process special effects with the Google Nik Collection
Aperture users are bound to take a sneaky peek over the garden fence from time to time at its chief rival, Lightroom. Lightroom has some great editing tools and every release brings more. If only Aperture had automatic lens corrections, … Continue reading Aperture users: 3 ways Lightroom could drive you mad!
Mac owners have a choice of top-quality image-cataloguing tools. Adobe Lightroom is available for both Windows and Mac machines, but it faces strong competition from Apple’s Mac-only Aperture application. If you don’t yet know what Aperture does and how it … Continue reading Aperture review just posted
Aperture comes with a small selection of ready-made effects which you can apply to your photos simply by selecting them from a menu. But did you know you can import new effects created by others? It’s really easy to do, … Continue reading How to import Aperture effects