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How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 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 - 15 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

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 Make iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures in iOS 12 & iOS 11

Sep 29, 2017 - 47 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 and newer, 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, … Read More

How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPad and iPhone with iBooks

Aug 16, 2017 - 5 Comments
How to save a photo as PDF in iOS

You can save any photo as a PDF on an iPhone or iPad should the need arise. The photo saved as a PDF file is then stored locally, which can be used for whatever purpose is necessary, or shared via email. The approach we’ll use here to save a photo as a PDF for local … Read More

How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac

Jul 31, 2017 - 7 Comments
Sharing a picture from the Photos app on Mac

Do you have a great picture on your Mac within Photos app that you want to share? Photos for Mac makes sharing pictures, videos, and other images very easy, and you share a picture from the Mac directly to another user through messages, email, iCloud, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, or locally to … Read More

How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Jul 21, 2017 - 13 Comments

The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw … Read More

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Jul 20, 2017 - 3 Comments
Remove geographic location from Photos on Mac

Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well. If you don’t … Read More

Enable Pixelmator Extensions in Photos for Mac to Gain Retouch & Distort Tools

Jul 2, 2017 - 4 Comments
Pixelmator Extensions can be added to Photos app

Pixelmator for Mac is a powerful photo editing and image manipulation app which makes for an excellent Photoshop alternative. Even better, the latest versions of Pixelmator come with a couple of optional Extensions for Photos app on the Mac that bring some interesting and fun capabilities into the Photos app editing tools. Enabling these Pixelmator … Read More

Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 12 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

How to Search in Photos on Mac for Matches & Attributes

Mar 6, 2017 - 3 Comments
Search Photos on Mac

The Mac Photos app offers a Search feature which allows for searching for attributes in pictures, whether they are objects, things, descriptions of locations, places, or beings. This is just like the excellent Search feature in Photos for iOS in that you can search for a term or description and an album that matches those … Read More

How to Search Photos on iPhone and iPad

Feb 28, 2017 - 5 Comments
Photos iOS icon

iOS Photos has an excellent search feature that allows users to search for identifiable objects, places, and attributes in your pictures. For example, you could search for “beach” or “rock” or “dog” and all images in Photos app that match those terms will show up in predefined sorted albums on the iPhone or iPad. The … Read More

Where Photos Files Are Stored on Mac

Feb 23, 2017 - 48 Comments
Where Photos are stored on Mac

The Photos app in Mac OS aims to manage all images found within the application, including pictures copied from an iPhone or memory card into the Photos app and those imported into the app as well. But have you ever wondered where those actual Photos files are stored on a Mac? We’re going to show … Read More

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 27 Comments
How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well … Read More

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