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How to Disable Smart HDR on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Feb 26, 2019 - 1 Comment
Smart HDR example photo from Apple taken with iPhone XS

The newest iPhone models include a camera feature called Smart HDR which aims to extend the High Dynamic Range feature to bring out even more details in the shadows and highlights of a photo. This is done automatically by iOS by blending together multiple exposures of the picture taken by iPhone camera, which is then … Read More

How to Add a Border to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Feb 21, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to add a border to a photo on iPhone or iPad

Want to add a simple border to a picture with an iPhone or iPad? We’ll show you a simple trick that allows you to place a colored border around a photo in iOS, without needing any additional downloads or apps. To accomplish this, we’ll be using two photo editing features native to iOS, thereby allowing … Read More

How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad

Jan 8, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to fix Photos app crashing freezing and not working on iPhone or iPad

Some iPhone and iPad users may rarely discover the Photos app freezes up when attempting to use it, or the Photos app crashes repeatedly or is unusable when trying to open the app. Typically this is associated with an unresponsive screen as well, and the only thing you can do is exit out of the … Read More

How to Turn Off Memories Alerts on iPhone & iPad

Nov 28, 2018 - 5 Comments
Disable the You have a new memory Photos alert on iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone or iPad may randomly display a Photos alert that says “You have a new memory – On this day (date)” right on the iOS devices lock screen. While some people may be thrilled with having the iOS Photos app resurfacing random photos from the past, other iOS users may be less than enthusiastic … Read More

How to Download All Your Flickr Photos

Nov 3, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to download photos from Flickr

Want to download all of your photos from Flickr? Perhaps you have a very old Flickr account that you haven’t used in years, and now you want to backup and download those Flickr photos to your computer? Now might be a good time to login and download all those all Flickr photos so that you … Read More

How to Access & Send Photos in Messages for iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Oct 10, 2018 - 10 Comments
How to access Photos from Messages in iOS 12

The Messages app for iOS 12 has changed the way users access all photos from within a message conversation. No longer can you simply tap on the camera button to access your photos library from Messages, in iOS 12 you will instead access your photos from the app icon drawer within the Messages app on … Read More

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 Download All Photos & Video from Your Instagram Account

Jul 28, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to download all photos and videos from Instagram

Ever wonder how you can download all of your photos from Instagram? Now you can easily download all Instagram photos, videos, along with images and movies from your Stories, as well as direct messages pictures, data, and media, comments, profile info, and other information related to your Instagram account. Of course most people will primarily … 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

How to Send Live Photos as Animated GIF from iPhone or iPad

Jul 10, 2018 - 6 Comments
Share Live Photo as Animated GIF

The iPhone and iPad has a little-known capability to convert looping or bouncing Live Photos to animated GIFs natively by sending them through selected sharing methods. This approach to share a Live Photo as a GIF is great because it basically requires zero effort at all, and it’s certainly easier and faster than using an … Read More

How to Use Live Photo Effects to Capture 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 Snap Portrait Mode-Style Photos on Any iPhone with Focus Mode for Instagram

May 25, 2018 - 1 Comment
Instagram icon

Using Portrait Mode to achieve a depth effect on photos may be limited to certain iPhone models with dual-camera lenses, but a variety of third party apps are bringing similar portrait mode photography features to all other iPhones too. Instagram is one of them, with a “Focus” feature that captures pictures using a similar depth … Read More

How to Get Access to Photos Master Image Files in Mac OS Quickly with an Alias

May 21, 2018 - 8 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Photos app for the Mac imports images and manages pictures by automatically moving the files into organized folders within the apps dedicated package file. While this file container is not intended to be user facing, many advanced Mac OS users like to have access to the original master files rather than solely relying on the … Read More

How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone XS, XR, iPhone X, XS Max, 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.

How to Change the Key Frame Photo of Live Photos on iPhone and iPad

Mar 31, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to set Key Photo of Live Photos on iPhone and iPad

Live Photos are the fun animated images captured by modern iPhone and iPad cameras. Essentially each Live Photo is a still image attached to a short movie clip, and much like movie clips there is a key image that can be set to represent the picture as a thumbnail. Changing that key photo can be … Read More

How to Select Multiple Photos Quickly on iPhone and iPad with a Drag & Select Gesture

Feb 8, 2018 - 14 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Modern versions of iOS offer a convenient dragging gesture that allows iPhone and iPad users to quickly select multiple pictures from the Photos app, without having to continuously tap on images or use the select by date method.

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Feb 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Show a map of geotagged pictures on Mac Photos app

Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS.

How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

Jan 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
Take Long Exposure photos on iPhone and iPad with Live Photos

You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images. Long Exposure photography is typically left … Read More

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