Tag: Smart album

How to make sense of the Apple Photos interface

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 doesn’t look and behave like regular photo organising applications. In most programs you click on a container, such as a folder or an album, and you see all the pictures it contains as thumbnail images....

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Find your photos fast with Aperture’s Smart Albums

This is one of the strengths of an image cataloguing program like Aperture – the ability to quickly find a specific set of images out of a collection of tens, or even hundreds of thousands. It’s where the limitations of Photoshop and Bridge become so apparent – they’re fine if you want to work on individual images and you know where you’ve stored them, but no good for managing your photo collection on the kind of scale that most of us do these days. So anyway, back to smart albums. These aren’t like regular albums – you don’t manually...

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