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How to Save Media Taken in Notes App to Photos on iPhone and iPad

Jul 31, 2018 - 3 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is obviously useful for keeping notes for many purposes, and the latest versions of iOS Notes app includes a great feature that allows capturing photos and videos directly into Notes on iOS. But depending on how your Notes app settings are configured, you may find that the media … Read More

How to Take Photos or Videos Directly in Notes for iPhone and iPad

Jul 25, 2018 - 5 Comments
The Notes app of iOS

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is a great place for note taking, as well as being a great repository for storing various clips of data, sketches, lists, and much more. Another wonderful feature of the iOS Notes app is the ability to take photos or videos and embed that media directly into a … Read More

Use Live Photo Effects to Capture Firework Action Photos with iPhone or iPad

Jul 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to use Live Photos Effects on iPhone or iPad

Action shots can be some of the more difficult to capture moments for photographers, but the Live Photos feature on iPhone and iPad makes the job easier. Plus with the help of the new Live Photos Effects capabilities, you can add a looping or bouncing effect to the images, which makes the task of capturing … Read More

How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, & iPhone 7 Plus

May 6, 2018 - 5 Comments
Portrait Mode camera on iPhone

Portrait Camera mode is a nice feature available to some of the newer iPhone models. As the name implies, it’s ideally suited for taking portraits of people, animals, or objects, and it uses a digital blur to create a depth effect on captured images.

Stopping the PTPCamera Process on a Mac from Hogging CPU

Dec 23, 2017 - 1 Comment
PTPCamera Process Gone Wild on Mac hogging CPU

Some Mac users running older versions of MacOS system software may notice that after they plug an iPhone or a camera into their Mac, the computer starts running slower and, if it has a battery, the battery drains faster. Upon closer inspection with Activity Monitor on the impacted Mac, you might notice that a process … Read More

How to Disable Auto HDR on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Camera

Dec 1, 2017 - Leave a Comment
HDR options returned to Camera app in Iphone

The latest iPhone models from Apple default to automatically enabling HDR on the device camera, this includes iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8. HDR can often create better looking pictures by blending color range from different exposures into a single image, but it can also sometimes make pictures look strange or even worse, … Read More

How to Scan QR Codes with iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Oct 10, 2017 - 11 Comments
Read QR Code on iPhone or iPad

The iPhone and iPad now include native QR code reading built directly into the camera app, allowing you to scan QR codes quickly using an iOS device and without having to download any third party software. QR codes are commonly encountered in the outside world, they typically look like a square of some scattered pixelated … Read More

How to Make iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures in iOS 11

Sep 29, 2017 - 45 Comments
How to change iPhone Camera image format

The iPhone camera will now default to taking pictures in a new HEIF format, rather then JPEG. This camera formatting change to HEIF came in iOS 11, but some iPhone users may prefer to have the camera continue to snap photos in JPEG format for broader compatibility with sharing, copying to a computer, and more. … Read More

20 Great iPhone Photography Tips via Apple

May 11, 2017 - 6 Comments
How to shoot with iPhone photography tips

Many of us rely on iPhone as our primary camera, but no matter how great (or not) you are at photography, who couldn’t use some advice on taking even better pictures? That’s why it’s worth checking out a “how to shoot” web series that Apple has created, which includes a helpful series of 20 short … Read More

How to Take Better Selfies with iPhone by Using Selfie Flash

Mar 23, 2017 - 4 Comments
iPhone selfie with selfie flash active on camera

The new iPhone includes many improvements to the camera, including a great selfie flash feature that lights up the screen to provide some light fill into your selfies taken with the iPhone front facing camera. This basically uses a little software trick to add a flash to the front facing camera of iPhone, preventing you … Read More

How to Take a Picture on Mac Using the Camera

Mar 5, 2017 - 8 Comments
Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

Have you ever wanted to take a picture with your Mac webcam? Maybe you want to post a new profile picture to the internet or send a funny face to a friend or relative. Whatever the intention, it’s easy to snap pictures with a Macs built-in camera, allowing you to take selfies with your Mac. … Read More

How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely

Mar 1, 2017 - 33 Comments
How to disable Mac camera completely

Some of the more privacy conscious Mac users out there might put tape over their webcam or use apps like Oversight to detect camera activity. While either of those approaches can be satisfactory for many users (or considered totally paranoid and overboard to others), many advanced Mac users in the security community go a step … Read More

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