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 device, and very soon it's on all of them. It's also a pretty good image-editing hub for all your photo editing, at least on mobile devices like iPads and iPhones – except for one … [Read more...] about How to duplicate pictures in Apple Photos
This is Apple's consumer-orientated photo managing and editing app supplied as standard with desktop Macs, iPads and iPhones. It automatically shares your photos across devices and has some pretty in-depth adjustments (but no local adjustments). It's not very powerful, though, so it's interesting mainly as a way to manage an image library across different Apple devices.
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 of what you'd get from a 'proper' camera, but when I'm using it I see the world differently and I see compositions in a way that I don't when I'm looking … [Read more...] about 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 might expect. Here's how it works. 01 Choose your filter So here I've chosen the Color Sunlight Spot filter. It's not subtle, … [Read more...] about 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 used to a full-on image-cataloguing tool, though, or even the old iPhoto, it feels like being dropped into a very strange place. Apple Photos … [Read more...] about 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. These hopes were raised by early screenshots showing some powerful-looking editing tools. Well the dust has … [Read more...] about 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. Software publishers have been keen to make use of this, and already there are a number of Apple Photos Extensions on … [Read more...] about How Apple Photos Extensions work