PowerPhotos: Photo Management for Photos (App)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

At some point, Dr. Mac decided that my iPhoto/Photos library was too big and archived everything prior to 2014 in a second iPhoto/Photos library, which is where PowerPhotos came in.

Motif App Lets You Create Photo Books on iOS

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Motif Photos, an app available on macOS and iPadOS, was recently added to iOS. It lets you create photo books on iOS and have them shipped to you. It syncs directly with your camera roll and gives you some templates to get started with.

Great stories begin with the best photos. Motif’s intelligent technology automatically analyzes each of your photos. It checks focus, clarity, lighting, people, faces, image orientation, panoramas, duplicates, and much more. Only the best images are recommended to build your Motif photo book.

Motif can automatically flow your best photo images through 80+ professionally built layouts. It balances image orientations and optimizes image centering and cropping. In seconds, review your personalized photo project, with layered texture, diverse layout, and exceptional design.

Prices start at US$10 for softcover books and US$20 for hardcover books. App Store: Motif – Free

Manage Faces in Apple’s Photos App

· Andrew Orr · Link

David Murphy has a nice tip out on how to organize photos by Faces on iOS. It’s a great way to manage photos of people.

On the three platforms you’re most likely to use to store your smartphone pictures—Apple Photos, Amazon Photos, and Google Photos—machine learning can categorize your photos by the faces in them, rather than rudimentary details like when or where they were taken.

Improve Digital Photos Painlessly

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Last January I said “Luminar makes image editing easy and enjoyable with an interface that adapts easily to different styles and skill levels.” A new version — Luminar 3 — does all that and more, with features and tools designed exclusively for improving photos quickly and easily.

Photos: How to Import to a Specific Album

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

We’ve got a neat Photos trick for you in this Quick Tip—we’ll go over how to import items directly into any of your albums, without having to do that as a separate step. This works whether you’re importing from Finder or from your iPhone!

How to Delete Comments from iCloud Photo Sharing Streams

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got shared albums within iCloud Photo Sharing, then you may have wished you could take back a comment or two on someone else’s image. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over just how you can save yourself some embarrassment!

How to Change a Person's Key Photo

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’d like to change the representative image Photos uses for the people you’ve categorized, then how do you go about it? We’ve got all of the details—including a weird but important caveat—in today’s Quick Tip!

How to Block Memories in Photos

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In both Photos on the Mac and on your iOS devices, you can actually block the types of memories you don’t want to see—holidays, for example, specific dates, or even a person. Getting those memories with bad associations out of your face is the subject of today’s Quick Tip!

How to Unsubscribe from Shared Photo Albums

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Within Photos on the Mac and in the iOS app, there’s a way to unsubscribe to shared albums that you’re a part of. So if you no longer need to see twenty pictures a day of your third cousin’s new dachshund, you can opt out! We’ll tell you how, even though we’re not quite sure why you’d want to see fewer puppy pictures.

Photos: Editing Your Images with an External Program

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Photos has a nifty little feature that’ll let you edit an image in Photoshop, say, and have the changes reflected in its library, no importing or exporting required! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll cover all of the details—including a big ol’ caveat that you’ve gotta know.