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.
iOS 13 adds a neat feature in Photos that lets you merge Live Photos together and save them as a video. Andrew shows us how.
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
The Photos app on iOS doesn’t have a native way to view a photo’s metadata, but iOS 13 does let you share photos without location data.
Apple has created a new support document warning users that its legacy photo editing app Aperture won’t run on future versions of macOS.
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.
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.
The team—Fluoroacetate—was crowned Master of Pwn with 45 points.
In iOS 12 you can create album folders in the Photos app, but the way to create them is a little hidden.
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!
Apple has acquired Danish machine learning startup Spektral. Its technology separates people and objects from a background in photos.
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!
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!
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the potential security threats in iOS 12’s Security Code AutoFill, plus they have some thoughts on Samsung smartphones randomly sending out photos.
Need to delete every single photo and video you have? No problem! Andrew Orr found a way to do just that, and it only takes a second or two.
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!
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.
The Mac’s built-in Photos program has a way that you can export Live Photos as GIFs…well, some Live Photos, that is. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to get this to work!
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.
Looking for some last minute help heading into the holiday season? The Mac Observer has you covered.