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Watch a Photoshop Pro Teach His Mom to Edit Photos
Photoshop expert and photo editing teacher Aaron Nace just took on his most inexperienced pupil yet: his mom. In a special episode of Phlearn, Aaron sat down with his mom to teach her how to edit some of his childhood photos in Photoshop. The result is both entertaining and, if you’re a rote beginner like Mrs. Nace, a great intro to photo editing.
When we say “rote beginner,” we’re not exaggerating. Despite her son’s reputation as a Photoshop expert, Mrs. Nace had never up the program before this video. As such, this is a pretty basic tutorial, covering things like rotate, crop, spot healing, fixing red-eye, and a quick intro to layer masks.
The typical PetaPixel reader probably won’t learn anything new from the video, but you’ll definitely feel a bit of empathy for Aaron if you’ve ever tried to teach photo editing to a beginner. Plus, you can bookmark this video and share it with your own parents or the next newbie who asks you for a crash course in Photoshop.
(via The Digital Picture)
photography  photo  editing  apps  tutorial  video 
15 days ago by rgl7194
The Best Photo Editing Apps for Android & iOS for 2019: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
Not every photo you take comes out perfectly, and not every photo needs to. But sometimes you want to put effort into having an image look exactly like you imagined, whether that’s recovering a photo of your friends in a dark bar or subtly tweaking a stunning landscape. After testing seven mobile photo editing apps over a month, we’re sure Adobe Lightroom (Android, iPhone, iPad) is the best option for photographers of all skill levels.
Lightroom is easily the most powerful editor we tested, featuring a wide variety of adjustments that produced the best-looking photos in our tests. And thanks to its raw editing and cross-device syncing capabilities (with a paid subscription), it’s an app you can grow with as you develop as a photographer.
Our pick
Adobe Lightroom
The best photo editing app for Android and iOS
In both its free and paid modes, Lightroom stands out for its huge range of adjustments, high-quality output, and excellent library-style file organization.
Buy from Apple App Store
(iPhone)
Buy from Google Play
Buy from Apple App Store
(iPad)
The free mode on Adobe Lightroom (Android, iPhone, iPad) is more than generous enough for most people, holding back only raw editing, brushes and other selective edits, cloud storage, and cross-device syncing. And while a subscription is expensive, it also includes a copy of the desktop version of Lightroom so you can pick up editing your smartphone photos on your computer. Total beginners may face a bit of a learning curve with Lightroom’s technical terminology, and it won’t satisfy users looking for flashy overlays and special effects, but it’s unbeatable for serious edits.
android  ios  wirecutter  review  comparo  photo  editing  apps 
20 days ago by rgl7194
This Black-and-White Photo Uses Color Grid Lines to Trick Your Brain
Check out this photo. Although it may look like a color picture upon first glance (and even more so if you squint or view it from a distance), it’s actually a black-and-white photo with thin color grid lines overlaid on it to trick your brain into filling in the missing color.
The viral image was created by artist and developer Øyvind Kolås, a prominent developer in the GIMP open-source image editor project. Kolås took a Creative Commons photo by Chuwa (Francis), converted it to black-and-white, and carefully overlaid red, orange, yellow, blue, and green grid lines over it.
“An over-saturated colored grid overlayed on a grayscale image causes the grayscale cells to be perceived as having color,” Kolås says.
Here’s another example Kolås created using the same technique...
“This is not the exactly same as the way JPEG compression works, since in JPEG compression the lower resolution color signal is present for in every reconstructed pixel, in this illusion the reconstruction is happening in our eyes/mind,” Kolås writes. “[B]ut it uses the same principle that Chroma Subsampling does, that luminance is a lot more important than the chroma for our visual perception.”
If you’re interested in playing with this concept yourself, Kolås is adding it to GIMP as an operation called color-assimilation-grid, and it’ll be available starting with the next GIMP-2.10 release.
photography  color  photo  editing 
21 days ago by rgl7194
iPhone 11 'Smart Frame' Feature Will Let You Reframe Photos in Post: Report
By now it’s common knowledge that the upcoming iPhone 11—or whatever it ends up being called—will feature a triple camera design that adds a wide-angle camera to mix. But according to a new report, it’ll use that wide angle camera for a new feature called ‘Smart Frame’ that will let you adjust perspective after your photo has already been taken.
9 to 5 Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo published a slew of information about the upcoming smartphone earlier today, citing “people who’ve seen the devices.” And among the treasure trove of leaked info were several intriguing tidbits about the camera tech Apple is planning to include in the iPhone 11.
Most interesting is a feature that Rambo called “Smart Frame,” which uses the new wide-angle camera to “capture the area around the framed area in pictures and videos so that the user can adjust the framing or perform automatic perspective and crop corrections in post.” In true Apple fashion, that info is stored locally and discarded automatically after a “limited period of time” for privacy reasons.
Rambo also reports that there will be a new front-facing camera capable of shooting 120fps slow motion.
iphone11  photography  technology  photo  editing  camera 
24 days ago by rgl7194
Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos - The Verge
‘Oh wow, the AI just tagged my profile picture as basic’
Everyone knows the bit in The Matrix when Neo achieves digital messiah status and suddenly sees “reality” for what it really is: lines of trailing green code.
Well, thanks to an outage currently affecting Facebook, users of the social network have been given a similar peek behind the digital curtain, with many images on the site now replaced with the tags they’ve been assigned by the company’s machine vision systems.
So if you browse through your uploaded photos, instead of seeing holiday snaps or pictures of food and friends, you’ll be shown text saying things like “image may contain: people smiling, people dancing, wedding and indoor” or just “image may contain: cat.”
In short: this is how your life looks to a computer. This is how Facebook’s AI is judging you. Do you feel ashamed before the all-seeing digital eye?!
facebook  photo  metadata  AI/ML  accessibility 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
This AI Can Tell When Faces in Photos Were Photoshopped
Fake photos are a rampant issue in our digital age, but researchers are working hard to restore a greater degree of trust to photography. One team has created a new AI that can detect when faces in photos were manipulated using Photoshop.
The researchers at Adobe and UC Berkeley have published their work in a new paper titled, “Detecting Photoshopped Faces by Scripting Photoshop,” explaining how the new method can figure out if Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature was used.
First, the researchers trained a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) using thousands of portraits scraped from the Internet that Face Aware Liquify were applied to, both those edited automatically using a Photoshop script and those retouched by a human artist.
photography  AI/ML  photo  editing 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
How Google's Handheld Multi-Frame Super-Resolution Tech Works
Since there are physical limits to how large sensors can be in smartphones, companies like Google have been pushing heavily into computational photography, the use of digital rather than optical processes to improve the capabilities of a camera. Here’s a 3-minute video that explains how Google’s super-resolution technology works.
“Compared to DSLR cameras, smartphone cameras have smaller sensors, which limits their spatial resolution; smaller apertures, which limits their light gathering ability; and smaller pixels, which reduces their signal-to-noise ratio,” the Google researchers write in the paper behind the video. “The use of color filter arrays (CFAs) requires demosaicing, which further degrades resolution.”
Google’s solution for great image quality involves shooting a burst of raw photos every time the shutter is pressed. Since the human hand naturally has at least an ever-so-slight tremor, the pixel-level differences between the photos in the burst can be used to figure out optimal details at each pixel location.
google  photography  photo  editing  technology  algorithm 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alex Tai's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hey everyone, I’m Alex Tai! I’m currently a student studying Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. I really like to work and collaborate with others on ideas and learn new things especially surrounding technology. You can also find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and GitHub.
What is your current setup?
I currently live on campus, so my setup is limited in some ways with furniture and space. I currently have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015) on my desk and a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) both running the most recent version of macOS Mojave. The iMac has a 1.6 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1TB GB Hard Drive and a 120 GB SSD. The MacBook Pro has 2.2 GhHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 250 GB Flash Storage. I have these paired up with the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard and the Logitech MX Master.
setup  MBP  imac  productivity  calendar  email  writing  spotify  safari  messaging  terminal  programming  photo  editing  dropbox  bittorrent  todo  1password  keyboard  iphoneX  photography  shortcuts  google  chrome  exercise  weather  podcast  tv 
may 2019 by rgl7194
Review: Topaz Sharpen AI is Amazing
I got an email notifying me of the release of Topaz Sharpen AI, a program that enhances details and fixes out-of-focus/blurred shots. I initially expected that it was something similar to Adobe Enhance Details, which slightly enhanced the details of some specific shots and didn’t work for many other images. Topaz provided a demo fully-functional for 30 days, so I decided to give it a try.
Honestly speaking, I didn’t expect much. AI is the buzz word these days. Every company claims that their products feature wonderful AI but usually such AIs underperform my expectations.
I tell you the conclusion first so that you don’t have to waste your time. I was very, very impressed with Topaz Labs’ technology. It doesn’t work perfectly well with all images and it has some drawbacks, but the overall technology is really amazing.
Let me show you some images I processed using this software.
photography  AI/ML  photo  editing 
march 2019 by rgl7194
500px Hacked: Personal Data Exposed for All 14.8 Million Users
The popular photo-sharing service 500px has announced that it was the victim of a hack back in 2018 and that personal data was exposed for all the roughly 14.8 million accounts that existed at the time.
In an email sent out to users and an announcement posted to its website, 500px states that it was only on February 8th, 2019, that its team learned of an unauthorized intrusion to its system that occurred on or around July 5th, 2018.
The personal data that may have been stolen by the intruder includes first and last names, usernames, email addresses, password hashes (i.e. not plaintext passwords), location (i.e. city, state, country), birth date, and gender.
“At this time, there is no indication of unauthorized access to your account, and no evidence that other data associated with your user profile was affected, such as credit card information (which is not stored on our servers), if used to make any purchases, or any other sensitive personal information,” 500px says.
photography  photo  sharing  services  hack  data  breach  security  privacy 
march 2019 by rgl7194
6 Things You Should Be Doing When Editing Your Photos
Photographer Jamie Windsor made this helpful 13-minute video in which he shares 6 things you should at least consider doing when editing your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
“You don’t need to do all of these every time, but they are definitely things you should think about,” Windsor says.
Here’s a rundown of the 6 points:
1. Consider cropping your image.
2. Use white balance to make your shot “fee” right.
3. Selectively lighten and darken (AKA dodge and burn).
4. Edit in 16 bit.
5. Level and straighten your image.
6. Take a break.
Watch the video above to hear Windsor elaborate on each point and demonstrate techniques for doing them in software.
(via Jamie Windsor via ISO 1200)
photography  photo  editing  tips  video 
march 2019 by rgl7194
How to Rate and Flag Photos with Your Voice on a Mac
Want to navigate through a large set of photos and assign star ratings using only your voice instead of your keyboard? It’s extremely easy to set up for any image organization software if you use a Mac. Here’s a 6.5-minute tutorial by photographer Tony Hoffer on how to set this up.
Hoffer’s walkthrough shows how to set things up for culling in Photo Mechanic, but the steps are identical for other apps like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge.
All you need to do is visit the Keyboard and Accessibility sections of your System Preferences.
In Keyboard, simply make sure Dictation is set to On. This screen also shows you the shortcut for activating dictation.
In Accessibility, click the Dictation Commands button.
Now you can choose the voice commands you’d like to turn on, the app they should apply to (e.g. Photo Mechanic, Lightroom, Bridge, etc), and the keyboard shortcut the voice command should be translated into.
By setting the word “five” to the keyboard key “5”, you can have your app give your photo 5 stars simply by saying “five.” Likewise, if you set the word “back” to the left arrow key, you can navigate back to the previous photo simply by saying “back.”
Watch Hoffer’s video above if you’d like to see the detailed step-by-step process in setting this up as well as a demo of voice culling in action.
mac  photos_app  rating  photo  voice  accessibility  video  howto 
march 2019 by rgl7194
The Key to a Minimal Mobile Editing Workflow - Moment
Taylor's Top Tips
Taylor Pendleton, one of our prized filmmaker(s) making dashing debuts on the YouTube channel, has mastered the art of aesthetic with her chic and timeless photographic goodies. Her work immerses you in a world that feels both vintage and decidedly of the moment poised with simplicity. Her use of negative space is drenched in bright sunlight with sensual silhouettes outlining every perfectly composed line in the frame. She’s a winner.
Lucky for us, Taylor sat down in front of the camera to go over a few of her most sought after minimalistic-driven editing tips with 4 of her favorite apps, so listen up.
Simple, minimal, yet refined.
Editing wise, Taylor’s style is continuously evolving (she speaks more about this in the video above) even in the simplest of subtleties. Her minimalistic vibe allows natural colors to POP and look clean and pleasing to the eye without compromising the integrity of the original, untouched image.
photography  tips  simplicity  photo  editing 
february 2019 by rgl7194
How to manually control your iPhone's cloud photo storage with Photo Stream | iMore
When Optimize Storage isn't enough to keep your phone from running out of space, you can still use Photo Stream to slim down your iPhone's photo storage.
One of the most frustrating things about iPhone photography is storing said photos: iOS 11 brought with it a new High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) that cuts iPhone image sizes in half, but it's still a struggle for 16, 32, and 256GB iPhone users to avoid seeing that dreaded "No more space" error.
iCloud Photo Library does provide an Optimize Storage option that can help by deleting older images locally on your phone after they've been uploaded to iCloud, but there's no way to manually adjust when those photos get deleted; as such, you may still run out of space even after enabling the option.
What are 16, 32, and 256GB owners to do? iMore forum user Johnny Lloyd Rollins suggested a tip that takes advantage of both of Apple's photo sync services — Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library — to keep your photo collection on your iPhone small, but also back everything up.
photo  storage  iphone  howto 
january 2019 by rgl7194
How to use My Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad | iMore
How can you sync images across all of your devices without using iCloud Photo Library? My Photo Stream!
Apple's iCloud service includes My Photo Stream, a free way for users to sync their last 1000 photos wirelessly between their iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. While it technically precedes iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream lives alongside the photo storage service as a quick way for you to access your most recently taken and uploaded photos. Unlike iCloud Photo Library, it also doesn't take up any of your precious iCloud storage space — giving you more room for backups and app data.
What's the difference between iCloud Library and My Photo Stream?
My Photo Stream lets you snap a series of pictures with your iPhone while on a day trip, upload them to iCloud, then automatically view them on your iPad, Mac or Apple TV when you get back. It stores the last 30 days worth of pictures (up to 1000) but does have a few limits: You can only upload images (no video), and heavy shooters may run out of free sync space quickly — iCloud will only store your last 1000 photos, but it's even further limited for pure sync functionality, as you can only upload up to 1000 images per hour, 10,000 per day, or 25,000 per month.
photo  sync  iphone  ipad 
january 2019 by rgl7194
iCloud Photo Library and security: What you need to know! | iMore
iCloud Photo Library makes it easy to move your photos and videos between your devices, but how is our data kept safe? Here's what you need to know.
Our photos can be as personal and private as our messages, financial information, and identities. iCloud Photo Library wants to make sure all our pictures and videos are backed up online and available on all our devices. To do that, it moves the bits that make up those pictures and videos from our iPhones, iPads, and Macs up to servers on the internet and then back down to our other iPhones, iPads, and Macs. That means both the transport and the storage needs to be secure so that our content is only ever available to us and us alone.
How does Apple keep my photos secure?
Apple uses end-to-end encryption to keep your photos safe as they move between your devices and iCloud. As Apple notes on its support site, your photos are transmitted under a "minimum of 128-bit AES encryption". This means that your photos are given the same treatment as your iPhone backups, iCloud Drive, and your other iCloud-stored content.
icloud  photo  library  security  privacy 
january 2019 by rgl7194
How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad | iMore
It's easy to set up and start using Apple's iCloud Photo Library to privately store your images and video online. Here's how!
Want to easily back up your iPhone's photos and video, sync them with your other devices, and share them with friends? Apple's iCloud Photo Library service lets you do all that while keeping your storage space free to take even more beautiful 4K video and HDR photographs.
When enabled, the service backs up every photo and video you've snapped or saved to iCloud (assuming you've paid for enough iCloud storage space). In addition, it syncs those files across all other iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices you own and have logged in to that same iCloud account.
iCloud Photo Library will save photos, videos, GIFs, screenshots, and more — and even better, when you enable it, you can use Optimize Storage to send your files immediately to iCloud and keep them from cluttering up your iPhone's local storage space.
icloud  photo  library  howto 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Curtis McHale's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Curtis McHale, and I’ve been self-employed for 10 years.
I have two main things I do for work. First, I write content as a freelancer for myself and for clients. That means using apps like Ulysses and Scrivener. Second, I do web development, including some of the recent changes on The Sweet Setup.
setup  ipad  reading  writing  workflow  photo  editing  firefox  slack  email  macbook  terminal  productivity  iphone  music  podcast  messaging 
january 2019 by rgl7194
iCloud: The ultimate guide | iMore
Apple's iCloud makes it possible to sync and store data you need across all your devices. Easy access, baby!
Apple has a cloud-based storage services, called iCloud, that you can use to store and sync photos, documents, movies, music, and a whole lot more. You can find all of your iCloud content on any of your Apple devices using the same Apple ID, from re-downloading apps and games to watching TV shows and movies. Here's everything you need to know about iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
icloud  guide  backup  sync  photo  library  sharing  find_my_device  family  itunes  music  ios  apps  security  privacy 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Sitting Down with Former Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza
Photographer Pete Souza was the former Chief Official White House photographer for presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. He recently sat down with the camera superstore Adorama for this inspiring 6.5-minute Spotlight feature.
“I think the first time that I watched as my print came up in the Dektol developer tray under those red safelights, I was hooked,” Souza says. “I knew that’s what I wanted to try to do with my life.”
Souza shares how he first met Obama after he was elected to the US Senate. He would go onto shoot nearly 2 million photos over two years to document the Obama presidency. Every single photo was saved and is now stored at the National Archives.
photo  gov2.0  POTUS  obama  interview 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Tom Garry's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Tom Garry, and I’m a primary school Deputy Head and Teaching & Learning Lead based in South London.
What is your current setup?
My Mac is a 2015 11” MacBook Air running High Sierra. I love the MacBook Air and will be disappointed when this one dies as the range has been retired. However, it is still running well for the time being. My job involves travel to several different schools, where I may be doing anything from running staff training and meeting teachers to observing or teaching lessons. For that reason, portability is really important to me: I like to be able to carry everything with me in a briefcase. Along with my MacBook, I always carry a presentation clicker and DisplayPort adaptor, so that I can plug in and go wherever I am.
setup  macbook  email  productivity  calendar  writing  presentation  photos_app  photo  editing  iphone7  whatsapp  news  reading  podcast  audiobooks  music  maps  chess  ipad  scanning  twitter 
january 2019 by rgl7194
How to back up your iCloud Photo Library | iMore
Apple's iCloud Photo Library is a great online backup service, but even online sync services need to be backed up.
Apple's iCloud Photo Library service works flawlessly to sync and back up your images and video to iCloud — but if you're serious about keeping your irreplaceable photos and video safe, you'll want a redundant (second) backup.
That can take the form of a local backup on your own drive or an external source, a secondary online backup, or both. Here's how to do it.
How to back up iCloud Photo Library to your Mac's hard drive
How to back up your iCloud Photo Library content to an external drive
How to make an online backup of your iCloud Photo Library
icloud  photo  library  backup  howto 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Rose Orchard's Mac Setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Rose Orchard. I’m a programmer by day, and a writer and podcaster in a lot of my free time. I create web-based applications from 9-5, and write at The Sweet Setup, MacStories, and on my own blog as well as create the Automators podcast the rest of the time.
What is your current setup?
My current setup is a 15″ MacBook Pro, the 2017 model. I picked it because when you’re trying to work on the go there’s nothing worse than just not having enough screen space — a complaint you’ll rarely find on a 15″ screen! At home, I often dock it to two 24″ BenQ monitors, but I can also pick it up and take it to the bedroom (aka the podcasting studio) with ease. The laptop frequently stands up in a vertical stand. Mine says it’s by AppHome, but there are dozens of look-alikes on Amazon. It has a hard plastic shell on the front to allow me to cover my machine with stickers, but I can also keep those stickers when I sell the machine in the future.
setup  podcast  automation  MBP  productivity  writing  audio  photo  editing  calendar  ikea  homepod  sonos  airplay 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Remove.bg is a Website That Removes Backgrounds from Portraits in Seconds
If you often find yourself needing to remove the backgrounds from photos but don’t have the time to manually do it, you might want to bookmark Remove.bg. It’s a simple free website that automatically removes the backgrounds from photos in just 5 seconds with a single click.
Simply use the button on the homepage to select a photo from your computer (or you can also enter a photo’s URL on the Web). The website then processes the photo and shows the result in moments. Under the result is a button that lets you download it as a PNG image with a transparent background.
We tested the web app with some sample portraits and were rather impressed by the quality and speed of the results.
Remove.bg says it uses “sophisticated AI technology” to distinguish between foreground and background in photos, as well as special algorithms for improving the fine details in results and preventing color contamination.
Right now the website is limited to removing backgrounds from portraits — the AI will need to detect at least one human in the frame to isolate. Also, photo downloads from the website are currently limited to 500x500px, so it’s still a bit limited in terms of possible applications.
“In the future we want to support other kinds of images as well, such as product images,” the website states. Higher resolution downloads are also on the way.
Head over to Remove.bg if you’d like to test out the service with your own photos.
photo  editing  web  apps 
january 2019 by rgl7194
My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Last year when I wrote about my must-have Mac apps, I was coming off a tumultuous year that started with a daily commute into Chicago for my old job and ended with me working from home. As the year came to a close, I was exploring what that meant for the way I work on the Mac.
That process continued into 2018. With the number of new things I took on in 2017 and the transition to indie life, I made the conscious decision to step back and settle into my new life. That wasn’t easy. There’s a natural tendency to take on everything that crosses your path when you go out on your own, but I’ve seen too many people fall into that trap in the past. Instead, I concluded that 2018 would be the year to improve the way I already work by refining existing workflows and reevaluating how I get things done, including on the Mac.
Three events led me to work on my Mac more in 2018. The first was the 27-inch LG 4K display I bought in January. It was a big step up from the 23-inch 1080p one I had before and, combined with a VESA arm, improved working at my Mac substantially.
The second factor was our MacStories coverage of the App Store’s tenth anniversary. For it, we produced seven extra episodes of AppStories that were released in the span of one week, which kept me in front of my Mac recording and editing for long periods of late May through June.
mac  apps  writing  research  RSS  productivity  grammar  messaging  audio  editing  calendar  mind_mapping  slack  email  twitter  emoji  photo  server  mkv  handbrake  plex  utilities  menubar  backup  statistics  vpn  1password  remote  dropbox 
december 2018 by rgl7194
My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Putting together my annual list of Must-Have iOS Apps is an exercise in analyzing the trends of the year and considering which ones had the biggest impact on how I use my iPhone and iPad. Two years ago, it was web services and open APIs; last year, I focused on collaboration with the MacStories team and making my workflow consistent across devices; this year, there isn't a single overarching theme behind this list, but rather a collection of trends and changes that I've observed over the course of 2018.
First and foremost is the switch to a subscription-based business model by some of my favorite apps. As we noted in our look at the modern economics of the App Store earlier this year, it is becoming increasingly challenging for indie developers – the ones who make the apps we tend to use and cover most frequently on MacStories – to find a balance between reaching new customers with paid app updates and supporting an app over the span of multiple years for existing users who already paid once.
ios  apps  dropbox  calendar  email  google  slack  1password  twitter  instagram  whatsapp  RSS  podcast  youtube  tv  plex  photography  camera  photo  editing  health  homekit  weather  language  maps  PDF  writing 
december 2018 by rgl7194
That Iconic 'Migrant Mother' Photo Was 'Photoshopped'
“Migrant Mother” by photographer Dorothea Lange is an iconic image of the Great Depression and one of the most famous photos in US history. But did you know that the photo was “Photoshopped”?
In the new book exploring the photo titled “Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother,” author and MoMA photography curator Sarah Meister shares that you can tell whether a print of “Migrant Mother” was made before or after 1939 by looking at the mother’s left thumb.
When Lange originally shot her photo of Florence Owens Thompson, Thompson was holding the log that was being used to prop up her makeshift tent.
The original version of the photo can be seen in the collection of the Library of Congress, and the thumb is still present.
photography  editing  photo  history  immigration  news 
december 2018 by rgl7194
BestPhotos 2.0 — MacSparky
I wrote awhile back how how I started using BestPhotos for doing the initial photo sort and purge on on my iPhone. The thing is, it is really easy to take a lot of pictures with your iPhone. Ask me to take a picture of a group of friends and I won't shoot just one. I’ll shoot six with the reckless abandon of someone who grew up in a family where we only bought a few rolls of film a year.
While the small iPhone screen may not be sufficient to do fine edits, it's a great place to trash photos that, for one reason or another, don't make the cut.
apps  ios  iphone  photo  comparo  review 
november 2018 by rgl7194
How to Keep Our Photo Websites Alive After We Die
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how to keep my self-hosted photography website alive after I’m gone (no, I’m not dying anytime soon, though — hopefully). My website is where all my passions are combined into one (travel, photography, web design and development), and I treasure it like my child. I really want it to last beyond my time on this planet, but the problem is how.
My website is powered by WordPress and hosted by Bluehost (one of the biggest names in web hosting business), and in order to keep it alive, I as a webmaster need to continue paying and renewing its web hosting and domain name. If I failed to do so, the website will be permanently taken down by the host. It’s obviously a challenging task to get the hosting going when the webmaster (myself) is no longer around.
photo  web  sharing  social_media  legacy  digital 
november 2018 by rgl7194
How I Use and Manage Apple Photos – The Sweet Setup
Problem: You have a camera phone in your pocket and, over time, you’ve accumulated a LOT of pictures. Like, a whole lot.
What now…?
A little while ago I asked folks on Twitter about how many photos they have in their iPhone Camera Roll. The answers shocked me! (Seriously! I was absolutely not expecting the answers I got.)
What would you guess was the average answer for how many photos people have in their iPhone camera roll?
Believe it or not, on average, people said they have 30,285 photos in their iPhone Camera Roll. What normal person with any sort of life has the time or energy to sort and organize 30,000 photos on their phone? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
That’s why I’ve gone all in with Apple Photos. And I’m going to tell you why…
iphone  photography  photos_app  howto  icloud  photo  library 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Visualizing Photos Taken ‘On This Day’ in Previous Years with Shortcuts – MacStories
I'm in the process of creating a complete archive of every workflow I ever created for the Workflow app and updating each one for Shortcuts. As I was browsing through my old Workflow articles, I came across an interesting workflow I created in early 2015 called Photo Flashbacks. The main idea was simple enough: given Workflow's ability to read the contents of the photo library, the workflow would filter a photo taken on the same day in previous years and preview it with Quick Look. That seemed like a fun project that I could pick up again and improve for the Shortcuts app.
photo  library  automation  siri  shortcuts  history 
october 2018 by rgl7194
How to use Markup in Photos for Mac | iMore
How do you add arrows, text, and callouts to your macOS Photos? With Markup!
Markup is Apple's extension for adding text, callouts, shapes, and more to images and documents and, with macOS Sierra, it's now built right into Photos for Mac. That means you can quickly take a snap shot, add an arrow, circle an area of interest, drop in some text, and then send it to a friend, co-worker, or post it up on the internet. All in just a few seconds!
How to find the Markup editor in the Photos app
How to draw on your photos with the Markup editor
How to change the thickness or texture of your lines with the Markup editor
How to change the color of your lines with the Markup editor
How to add shapes to your photos with the Markup editor
How to add a border to your photos with the Markup editor
How to adjust border color with the Markup editor
How to add a callout to your photos with the Markup editor
How to add text to your photos with the Markup editor
How to change your text format with the Markup editor
photos_app  photo  editing  howto 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Why 16GB Memory Cards Are Better – OnMyOm: Om‘s Blog
It is not hard to find a memory card that can pack as much as 128 gigabytes (GB) storage capacity into an SD memory card, a boon when shooting videos or when embarking on  a weekend trip with a nice point and shoot like the FujiFilm x100F or Leica Q. Personally, however, I like the 16GB SD cards and here are my reasons:* When on a trip, I tend to use one card per day — and use that as a limiting factor to how many photo frames I might capture in a single day. Even with the increasing file sizes (nearly 50 megabytes), it is enough for my style of photography as my maximum frames a day is about a 100. Throw in some video, and even then I don’t run out of capacity.
photography  photo  storage  camera 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Sometimes It’s Better to Just Start Over With iCloud Photo Library Syncing
Early this week I noticed that I wasn’t able to use the Instant Hotspot feature with my iPhone XS. That’s the feature where you can leave the cellular hotspot turned off in Settings, but enable it on-the-fly from a Mac when you connect via the Wi-Fi menu. These “Personal Hotspots” show up at the top of the list of available Wi-Fi networks, in their own special section of the menu. My Wi-Fi menu no longer listed my iPhone, only my iPad. If I went into the iPhone’s Settings app and enabled the Personal Hotspot manually — i.e. turned it on and left it on — my iPhone’s hotspot was listed as a regular Wi-Fi network on my Mac, and when I connected, it worked just fine. So the hotspot worked, but the magic Instant Hotspot feature wasn’t working.
icloud  photo  library  sync  iphone  daring_fireball  ioshints  ios12 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Kodak's New Digitizing Box is a Simple Way to Bulk Digitize Film and Prints
Kodak has announced a new service called the Kodak Digitizing Box. It’s designed to help people digitize large collections of old family memories with minimal hassle.
“The KODAK Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to customer door steps and aims to make the daunting task of digitizing aging media easy,” Kodak says.
To get started, a customer requests one of four box sizes: 3, 10, 20, and 40 piece boxes.
Each piece can be a film roll, an audio tape, or a set of 25 photos. A wide range of media formats can be converted.
kodak  services  mail  digital  film  photo  scanning 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Google Adds Image Rights Metadata to Photo Search Results
Google is taking another big step in protecting photographers’ copyright through the Google Images image search engine: it just added image rights metadata to the photo search results on Google Images.
Developed in collaboration with the photo industry consortium CEPIC and the media technical standards body IPTC, the new feature helps make it clear to Google search engine users who the copyright owner of a photo is.
“It’s traditionally been difficult to know the creator of images on the web, as well as who might own the rights,” Google says. “This information is often part of image metadata, and is key to protecting image copyright and licensing information.”
google  photo  search  metadata 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Trump Had Inauguration Crowd Photos Edited, Report Claims
President Donald Trump personally intervened to have a government photographer edit official photos of his inauguration to make the crowd look bigger. That’s according to a new report published by The Guardian.
The newspaper submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and received a set of documents from the inspector general of the US interior department.
Those records reportedly reveal that Trump was angered by viral photos showing that his inauguration audience was smaller than President Barack Obama’s in 2009, despite the White House’s claims that Trump’s audience was the biggest ever.
trump  gov2.0  politics  photo  editing  fake 
september 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Laura Hall
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Laura E. Hall -- I'm an artist, writer, puzzle-maker, and environmental narrative designer living in Portland, Oregon. Along with my producer, Nora Ryan, I run Timberview Productions, a company building immersive games and interactive experiences. These run the gamut from intimate, narrative-guided puzzle adventures to massive online events streamed for players around the world. Our new location, Meridian Adventure Co., is opening in Portland later this year.
I’m a proud board member of the PDX non-profit Portland Indie Game Squad and the Enthusiasm Collective, a pay-what-you-can workspace for artists and activists.
setup  macbook  iphone  camera  slack  google  productivity  photo  editing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Tyler Feder
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Tyler Feder, an illustrator and soon-to-be-author living and working in Chicago. I just finished illustrating Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin's Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, and now I'm working on my first solo book, a graphic memoir about losing my mom to cancer when I was a teenager. I also run an Etsy shop called Roaring Softly where I sell prints of my artwork (and offer portrait commissions whenever I have a free moment).
setup  ipad_pro  imac  art  photo  editing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Georgina Voss
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Georgina. I live in South London. What I do - gestures expansively - is research-intensive projects (writing [essays, journalism], performance, installation, sculpture) about the politics of large-scale complex technological and industrial systems; and teaching about the same.
I'm co-founder and lead/director of two studios: Supra Systems Studio, based at the London College of Communication's Design School, University of the Arts London, where I'm a senior lecturer; and Strange Telemetry, in residence at Somerset House Studios. My PhD is in the anthropology of deviance, and industrial economics.
setup  MBP  iphone  writing  dropbox  productivity  presentation  photo  editing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Jess Allison
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hello! I'm Jess. Sometimes known as Jalli. I've been a Digital Producer forever (okay, ten years) but I've recently taken a side-step into Service Design and become a Delivery Manager at Paper Giant. It's ace.
In most iterations of my career, I've helped creative people bring their work to fruition --- graphic designers, web developers, photographers, film editors, slashies, and now service designers. My superpower is finding the delicate balance between providing guidance and process, while leaving space for them to do their thing, and communicating Just The Right Amount to any clients and other stakeholders.
setup  web-dev  web-design  macbook  iphone  google  productivity  slack  writing  1password  dropbox  photo  editing  plugins  chrome  notes_app  ibooks  pinterest 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Tiffany Taylor
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is is Tiffany and I am product designer. As a multidisciplinary designer, I do a range of things like user experience design, user interface design, visual design, user research, and user testing. I currently work for Versus Systems in LA, but I also do a little bit of freelance design work when I can find exciting projects. I also had a past life as a front-end developer but I rarely code much now, outside of my personal site or side projects. And I like to do photography and illustrate on the side, mostly for fun.
setup  imac  MBP  google  smartphone  camera  games  vpn  photo  editing  instagram 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Samantha Vilkins
Who are you, and what do you do?
I wear a lot of hats. That's an idiom, not my job. I'm a PhD candidate in science communication and also the Communications and Engagement Officer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at The Australian National University, where I also tutor, write, et cetera. I also do freelance photography/design/writing where I can. I just finished up working at Trove at the National Library of Australia and I've got the mug to prove it.
MBP  setup  1password  google  instapaper  email  twitter  spotify  podcast  shazam  weather  photo  editing  writing 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Nick Heer
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hey there, I'm Nick Heer. I'm enthusiastic about taking photographs, but I'm not a photographer. I've been writing Pixel Envy for about seven years, but I'm not a writer either. I write "web designer/developer" in the Occupation field of official documents. I'm a professional converter of coffee into bytes.
I live right smack in the middle of Calgary.
What hardware do you use?
I have a maxed-out mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Air that still works very well, and it is connected to my Thunderbolt Display about 95% of the time. I use one of Apple's aluminum Bluetooth keyboards and a second-generation Magic Trackpad.
setup  macbook  itunes  iphoneX  ipad  web-dev  photo  editing  calendar  productivity  slack  twitter  RSS  weather 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Zac Hall — MacSparky
This weeks home screen features Zac Hall (Twitter)(Website). Zac is the lead editor and one of the prolific gang of writers over at 9to5 Mac. Zac and I recently met for the first time and found ourselves in a mutual admiration society. So Zac, show us your home screen.
homescreen  iphone  twitter  calendar  exercise  RSS  instagram  pokémon  productivity  workflow  audiobooks  icloud  photo  library  watch  siri 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Episode #2 - Managing Photo Libraries — PhotoActive Podcast
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss why you want some sort of photo library in place, such as Photos or Lightroom, and their different approaches to managing their images. We dig into software, keywords, machine learning-based search, and the advantages (and annoyances) of cloud-based libraries.
Hosts:
Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
Show notes:
See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here.
Jeff's book Take Control of Your Digital Photos
Jeff's book Take Control of Lightroom CC
iCloud Photo Library
“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.” William Eggelston
The Next Track: a podcast about how people listen to music today
iCloud storage plans and pricing
Adobe Creative Cloud
Luminar 2018
Affinity Photo
PhotoActive Facebook group; find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast
Our snapshots:
William Eggleston: Los Alamos exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (now closed) “I am at war with the obvious."
Kirk's review of Los Alamos Revisited
Todd Hido, Intimate Distance
photography  apple  ecosystem  podcast  photo  library 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Lifting a Fingerprint from a Photo - Schneier on Security
Police in the UK were able to read a fingerprint from a photo of a hand:
Staff from the unit's specialist imaging team were able to enhance a picture of a hand holding a number of tablets, which was taken from a mobile phone, before fingerprint experts were able to positively identify that the hand was that of Elliott Morris.
[...]
Speaking about the pioneering techniques used in the case, Dave Thomas, forensic operations manager at the Scientific Support Unit, added: "Specialist staff within the JSIU fully utilised their expert image-enhancing skills which enabled them to provide something that the unit's fingerprint identification experts could work. Despite being provided with only a very small section of the fingerprint which was visible in the photograph, the team were able to successfully identify the individual."
photo  editing  security  police  uk  fingerprint 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Stefan Elf's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup for 2018 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Stefan Elf. I am a freelance web developer, designer and lecturer. I was featured on The Sweet Setup back in April 2016, so this is an update where I highlight some developments in my setup and workflows. Almost all of the applications that I commented on in my first interview (Ulysses, Drafts, JW Library, Equipd, CodeKit, Atom etc) I still love and use on a daily basis. You can laso find me on Instagram at @stefanelfdesign.
What is your current setup?
I’m currently using a Mac mini (late 2014 with an i5 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD) along with dual Dell U2515H monitors. I also use an Apple keyboard (wired, US layout), Magic Trackpad 2, and Logitech MX Ergo trackball. In addition, I keep a couple of external HDDs around, an Epson all-in-one printer, and some Yamaha NX-N500 speakers. The desk is an IKEA Galant and printer unit.
setup  mac  audio  photo  editing  productivity  backup  iphoneX  RAW  watch  ipad_pro  health  exercise 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Researchers Create 'Privacy Filter' for Photos That Defeats Face Detection
As privacy concerns grow and as facial detection/recognition technologies improve, a new arms race is emerging. Researchers have created a new privacy photo filter that prevents facial recognition systems from detecting and recognizing faces.
The researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Professor Parham Aarabi and graduate student Avishek Bose, created two neural network AI systems: one that constantly tries to detect faces and one that constantly works to disrupt the first AI.
“The two are constantly battling and learning from each other, setting up an ongoing AI arms race,” UToronto writes.
What resulted from the arms race was a new Instagram-like photo filter that can be applied any photo to protect privacy.
photo  editing  privacy  facial_recognition 
june 2018 by rgl7194
Kirkville - Create Public Albums with Apple Photos
Apple Photos, and iCloud Photo Library, make it easy to store and sync photos across devices. You can also create albums that you share with friends and families. But the ability to create public albums or galleries is MIA, almost.
Back in the day, with .Mac and MobileMe, it was dead simple to make photo galleries to show off your pictures on the web. In 2012, Apple added photo sharing features to iCloud, which are essentially what we have today as shared albums. I had wondered why you couldn’t create a public album, and I mentioned it on Twitter a few days ago. One person pointed out that it was possible, and showed me where the feature was; it’s not easy to find. For example, the Help isn’t any help...
photos_app  photo  sharing  macosxhints 
may 2018 by rgl7194
What Facebook Can Learn About You From a Single Uploaded Photo
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill this week regarding his company’s use of users’ personal data. Zuckerberg denied secretly listening to users through microphones for ad targeting, but the company is able to quietly collect quite a bit of data from a single uploaded photo.
The Wall Street Journal has published an article (behind a paywall) titled “How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars.” In it, the WSJ examines subtle ways you may be handing over personal data to Facebook and other high-tech companies during a quiet evening at home.
One of those ways: shooting and uploading a photo using your smartphone.
security  privacy  facebook  photo  data  metadata  tracking  zuck 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Brodie Lancaster
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Brodie Lancaster, a writer and editor. On a good day I call myself a critic too.
I started my ~career~ at 20 as the managing editor of Portable TV, a culture website that no longer exists. I self-published and edited the zine Filmme Fatales for a few years. It was an unpretentious publication about women and film. I did interviews and ran comics and jokes and poems and short stories, but didn't do reviews. I like to think you'd get as much out of reading the first issue (written in 2012, released in 2013) now as you would've on its release. I made eight issues, and it's been a year since I put it on pause indefinitely.
setup  iphone  macbook  ipad  ipod  dropbox  productivity  google  facebook  web-dev  slack  vpn  netflix  audio  photo  video  editing  itunes  spotify  email  messaging  twitter  weather  banking  instagram  podcast  instapaper  health 
march 2018 by rgl7194
How to keep an offline backup of your iCloud Photo library – The Sweet Setup
With the rise of flash storage in Apple laptops, users have a problem: what happens if you have a 256 GB drive, but a 500 GB photo library? I am a big believer in keeping at least one offline copy of your photo library because I don’t trust any single company with the only copy of my photos. What happens if your account gets hacked, you get locked, out, etc.?
iCloud Photo Library is the best solution, and it’s simple to accomplish the task of keeping an offline copy. Let’s say that you have a photo library bigger than your Mac storage. You’ll want to grab a large external drive. I love this 4 TB option from Amazon.
The first thing you’ll want to do is create smart groups to organize your photos by year. This tip will help keep them better organized if you ever needed to re-import them. In Photos.app for Mac, go to File > New Smart Album.
Change the condition to be Date Captured > is in the range > Choose a year (1/1/XXXX to 12/31/XXXX). Repeat this process for all years in your photo library.
After you have all of the Smart Groups configured, choose one of them. Press CMD + A to highlight all of the photos in that year, and click File > Export> Export Photos or Unmodified Originals (depending on which one you want).
On the next screen, I like using the file name and no subfolder format.
Finally, choose your external drive as the location. I recommend you create a 20XX folder to keep the photos organized on the external drive (2001, 2002, etc.).
Repeat this process for all years in your library. You now have an offline backup of your entire library. If you use Backblaze, you can also back up this external drive for even better protection. I would recommend reading this help article for more information. You’ll need to plug the drive in once every 30 days to keep it backed up.
By doing all of this, you’ll have all the benefits of a cloud-only library, but also have an offline copy for safe keeping.
icloud  photo  library  backup  archive  automation  smart_folders 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Josh Ginter's Mac and iOS setup for 2018 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Ginter. I’m first and foremost a husband and father, which is the funnest job I’ve ever undertaken. By day, I am a public practice accountant and continue to work towards my CPA designation. By night, I am the editor-in-chief of The Sweet Setup, a writer for my own blog, a podcaster, and an administrator on a regional ice hockey executive. I love to play baseball and golf in the summer, and I particularly enjoy hanging around the barbecue on a warm summer evening.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2016 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It has a 2.6 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and the higher-end (in 2016) Radeon Pro 460 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
I recently picked up the LG UltraFine 5K Display, which pairs quite wonderfully with the 15” MacBook Pro. I use a Satechi USB-C adapter for connecting SD cards and an extra USB device or two. I intend to pick up a USB-C to Ethernet adapter in the future when the house gets wired for fiber internet.
setup  macbook  backup  GTD  writing  journal  finances  photo  editing  1password  calendar  slack  email  itunes  icloud  iphoneX  weather  instapaper  RSS  instagram  twitter  analytics  ipad_pro  netflix  news 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Justin Hamilton's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Justin Hamilton, and I’m a first-year student at the University of Delaware studying computer engineering. When I’m not in classes or doing work, I sometimes write music and take pictures as hobbies. I also tweet a lot.
What is your current setup?
I was recently inspired by the Nintendo Switch and completely revamped my desk, which sports a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at its core. It spends most of its time in a TwelveSouth BookArc, connected to the rest of my desk via one USB-C cable. What makes this setup special to me is that through this one cable, I am connected to...
setup  macbook  ikea  writing  GTD  calendar  itunes  photo  editing  twitter  messaging  safari  email  journal  1password  menubar  utilities  iphone  podcast  weather  RSS  instapaper  camera 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Image Search to Protect Photos
Google has removed the “View Image” button from its Image Search results that had allowed anyone to quickly download the original image file while bypassing the host webpage. This is a step Google is taking to help protect photographers’ copyrights.
Last week, Getty Images announced a new licensing partnership with Google (which Google calls a “settlement”) that put an end to a lengthy legal battle between the two companies over allegations of “anti-competitive” practices — Google’s search made it easy to download high-resolution photos from Getty while bypassing the Getty website.
Google and Getty Images also worked together to address Getty’s concerns, and the search giant agreed to remove the “View Image” button that’s commonly used to directly access image files. That change has now gone live.
google  photo  search  download 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Jenn Sandercock
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Jenn Sandercock and I'm a game designer. I've been working in games for 8 years now, mostly in digital games, but I have a passion for all kinds of experimental games, including real-world/physical games. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, but I'm currently based in Seattle. I love the weather here (rain is awesome) and the snow-capped mountains. I also love how tech obsessed most people are.
For the past year I've been working on a variety of projects from digital to completely analog games.
setup  macbook  games  productivity  google  slack  photo  editing  dropbox  1password 
february 2018 by rgl7194
What is Tropy? · Documentation
Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organize and describe photographs of research material. Once you have imported your photos into Tropy, you can combine photos into items (e.g., photos of the three pages of a letter into a single item), and group photos into lists. You can also describe the content of a photograph. Tropy uses customizable metadata templates with multiple fields for different properties of the content of your photo, for example, title, date, author, box, folder, collection, archive. You can enter information in the template for an individual photo or select multiple photos and add or edit information to them in bulk. Tropy also lets you tag photos. You can also add one or more notes to a photo; a note could be a transcription of a document. A search function lets you find material in your photos, using metadata, tags, and notes.
Tropy is not photo editing software (e.g., Photoshop). It offers only basic editing functions (rotate, crop, zoom) sufficient to allow you to make the content of a photo legible.
Tropy is not a citation manager (e.g., Zotero). It does not capture metadata from online catalogs or finding aids. It does not generate citations for use in word-processing software.
Tropy is not a platform for writing up your research (e.g., DEVONthink). While it does allow you to take notes attached to photos, you cannot use it to create any other kind of document.
Tropy is not a platform for presenting your research online (e.g., Omeka). It operates on your personal computer, not on a server. You can export your projects to JSON-LD.
research  photo  management  metadata  open_source  software 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Tropy - Research Photo Management
Tropy at a glance
Take control of your research photos with Tropy, a tool that shortens the path from finding archival sources to writing about them. Spend more time using your research photos, and less time searching for them.
research  photo  management  metadata  open_source  software 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Sahil Parikh's Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Sahil Parikh, and I am a husband, father, and the founder of Brightpod — a web-based project management & time tracking software for digital marketing teams. I am also an author of a book called The SaaS Edge (2011, Tata McGraw-Hill) and an avid golfer (a round every Saturday is like meditation). My motto is “Life is short. Work smart. Have fun.”
What is your current setup?
I currently use a 12-inch MacBook that I bought while traveling to Boston in the summer of 2015. I use the Twelve South GhostStand with an external keyboard and mouse from my old iMac (my 2011 iMac display went blank after about 5 years). I back up the MacBook using an external hard disk via Time Machine. I try to keep my setup simple by using just one monitor that helps me focus on the task at hand. I have tried with multiple monitors in the past, but that just distracted me.
setup  macbook  email  slack  evernote  notes_app  1password  photo  editing  screenshots  iphoneX  music  podcast  maps  productivity  watch  siri 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Shutterfly Buys School Photo Company Lifetouch for $825M in Cash
Shutterfly has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lifetouch, the employee-owned photography company best known for being the national leader in school pictures. The purchase price is $825 million in cash.
“Shutterfly and Lifetouch, two undisputed leaders in their respective industries, are both built around the mission of helping customers share life’s joy through photos,” says Shutterfly CEO Christopher North. “The two companies are uniquely well suited for one another, with similar target customers as well as complementary manufacturing capabilities.”
North says the deal will give Shutterfly access to the millions of families who need to order photo products from Lifetouch. In addition to school pictures, Lifetouch also shoots portraits for special events, sports, businesses, churches, and in studios.
Lifetouch was founded by two traveling salesman 82 years ago in 1936 as National School Studios. Eldon Rothgeb and R. Bruce Reinecker opened their own school photo company after raising $500 in funding during the Great Depression. After starting in a rural area in the Upper Midwest, the company grew to cover all 50 states and rebranded as Lifetouch in 1984.
cloud  M&A  photo  photography  printing  schools  storage 
february 2018 by rgl7194
The Power of RAW on iPhone, Part 2: Editing RAW – Halide
This is the second in a series of posts on RAW photography on iPhone. I previously wrote about what RAW is by explaining a little on how cameras work, how you can use RAW, and what some key tradeoffs of using RAW are. New to this series? I suggest you start there.
I’m the design half of the team that builds Halide, a camera app for iPhone. As a result, I take — and edit — a lot of photos on my iPhone. This guide will walk you through the basics of RAW editing and adjustment. Most of these pointers also apply to editing RAW files from other cameras, but some parts focus on iOS editing workflows and how to transfer your RAW files from your iPhone to your Mac or PC.
Most of Halide’s (and other iOS RAW camera apps’) RAW shots come out fairly ‘flat’, as they are basically designed to give you maximum editing freedom instead of looking punchy right out of the camera. My workflow is typically to edit them a bit and share them:
You can get instant, dramatic results out of editing RAW files. They really allow you to bring out the shot you wanted to get.
Editing RAW files can be done right on your iPhone, or on your Mac or PC. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves: the editing process starts as soon as you are done taking photos and start reviewing your shots.
editing  ios  iphone  photo  photography  RAW 
february 2018 by rgl7194
The Power of RAW on iPhone, Part 1: Shooting RAW – Halide
I take a lot of photos. Usually I pack either a Sony A7R2 or a Leica M—two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses.
But lately, I’ve been shooting exclusively with the iPhone X, and have found it absolutely excellent.
I usually shoot on my Leica M, but it has been gathering dust since I got the iPhone X. More shots on my Instagram.
I am the design half of the team that makes the iPhone app Halide, which is a camera app with manual controls and, most importantly, RAW capture.
RAW is a file format that holds an incredible amount of information. We’ll get into the details later, but first let’s show what you can do with it.
Left: a RAW image out of the iPhone X. Right: the image after editing.
RAW affords you editing freedom. Absolute freedom to change the colors and white balance of a photo, or recover too-bright highlights and too-dark shadows.
The remarkable amount of extra information in a RAW file can help you get a beautiful image out of a seemingly underexposed shot.
However, as awesome as RAW is, it’s important to know RAW isn’t a magic “enhance” button. Some of our users sometimes reach out with confusion about their RAW images looking worse than a regular capture from the stock camera app.
It’s helpful to understand how a RAW file is fundamentally different than JPEG, to fully understand the tradeoffs.
photography  iphone  ios  photo  RAW 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Sebastiaan de With Tackles RAW Photo Editing – MacStories
Editing RAW photo files can be intimidating for beginners. There are a seemingly endless number of adjustments that can be made, and it’s not always clear what each does. However, if you take the time to learn the tools and shoot RAW images on your iPhone or another camera, the results can be stunning.
Sebastiaan de With, the designer of Halide, an excellent RAW camera app for iPhone, has published the second in a series of articles about shooting and editing RAW photos. As de With explains at the outset of this second article in the series:
This guide will walk you through the basics of RAW editing and adjustment. Most of these pointers also apply to editing RAW files from other cameras, but some parts focus on iOS editing workflows and how to transfer your RAW files from your iPhone to your Mac or PC.
The remainder of the article is full of great tips and eye-opening examples of what can be done on a Mac or iOS to edit RAW photos. If you’re interested in photography on any platform, this is a must-read article. In an upcoming installment de With will cover advanced editing and editing with depth channels.
photography  iphone  ios  editing  photo  RAW 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Ana Breton
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Ana Breton and I'm a Digital Producer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. I film and edit videos, take behind the scenes photos, and co-manage our show's social media accounts and website.
What hardware do you use?
At work I edit on a Mac Pro desktop and two Samsung monitors; at home I work on a 27" iMac; and on the road I edit on a 17" MacBook Pro. For filming, I use a Canon EOS C300 with Canon lenses; for photos I use the Canon 5D Mark III. If Apple or Canon people are reading this, please send me free stuff. I love you.
setup  macbook  tv  video  photo  editing  writing 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: What to Do When Apple Photos Is 'Unable to Upload Items' to iCloud
Adam Engst’s aforelinked piece on iCloud Photo Library problems reminded me of this piece I wrote two years ago, that might still be of use to anyone who encounters this bug:
I’ll offer a small personal anecdote. Overall I’ve had great success with iCloud Photo Library. I’ve got over 18,000 photos and almost 400 videos. And I’ve got a slew of devices — iPhones, iPads, and Macs — all using the same iCloud account. And those photos are available from all those devices. Except, a few weeks ago, I noticed that on my primary Mac, in Photos, at the bottom of the main “Photos” view, where it tells you exactly how many photos and videos you have, it said “Unable to Upload 5 Items”. Restarting didn’t fix it. Waiting didn’t fix it. And clicking on it didn’t do anything — I wanted to know which five items couldn’t be uploaded, and why. It seems to me that anybody in this situation would want to know those two things. But damned if Photos would tell me.
Eventually, I found this support thread which suggested a solution: you can create a Smart Group in Photos using “Unable to upload to iCloud Photo Library” as the matching condition. Bingo: five items showed up. (Two of them were videos for which the original files couldn’t be found; three of them were duplicates of photos that were already in my library.)
I haven’t run into this problem again and am now up to 25,000 photos and just under 900 videos.
icloud  library  photo  photos_app  daring_fireball 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: iCloud Photo Library Re-Uploading
Adam Engst, writing for TidBITS...
This is the first of a new column at TidBITS that they’re calling “Bad Apple”, in which they plan to “dive into a particular aspect of something that Apple got wrong”. Dive into being the right term for why this is so good.
iCloud Photo Library is pretty great in most regards — but it’s not good enough. But the ways it’s not good enough are often complicated and take time to describe, which is exactly what Engst has done here.
icloud  library  photo  photos_app  daring_fireball 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Use Photos and iCloud Photo Library on multiple Mac computers - Apple Support
Photos works with iCloud Photo Library so you can access your photos and videos on all of your Mac computers. 
iCloud Photo Library lets you access your photos and videos on multiple Mac computers, as well as your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iCloud.com.
Just sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all your devices. You can turn on iCloud Photo Library in Photos > Preferences, or from the iCloud pane in System Preferences. 
After you sign in, these items appear in the Photos app on all of your Mac computers:
All original photos and videos
All folders and albums
Smart Albums
Names and faces in the People album
Keywords
Memories
Key photo selections
These items are available only on the Mac where you created them:
Books, cards, and calendars 
Slideshows 
Keyword shortcuts
Unused keywords 
Last imported album (this album contains photos you most recently imported on a specific Mac)
Your photos or videos must be stored inside the Photos library to be accessible through iCloud Photo Library. 
photos_app  icloud  photo  library  apple  support  mac  sync 
january 2018 by rgl7194
If iCloud Photo Library cannot be turned on aga... | Communities
Turning on iCloud Photo Library again can be a problem after moving the library to a new drive or restoring it from a backup. Even if the library is still identical to the library in iCloud, iCloud will upload it again to iCloud.
Whenever there is the least doubt that the library you are trying to enable for iCloud may changed slightly, Photos will upload the complete library to compare it to iCloud, after restoring from a backup or moving the library to a different drive, or after repairing the library, even after turning iCloud Photo Library off and on again (Why is iCloud uploading my entire iCloud Photo library again after I moved its location?). The restored library from a backup may contain photos that already have been deleted from iCloud, or may have different edits and metadata applied. When Photos estimates the amount of iCloud storage needed for the additional upload, it will estimate the required storage using the worst case assumption that all photos are different. If there is not enough free iCloud storage to upload the complete library again in addition to the photos already in iCloud, Photos will not allow you to enable iCloud Photo Library.
You have now two options:
Sign up for more iCloud storage for a month, so you can start the upload, then cancel the additional storage again.
Or create a new, empty Photos Library and download the library from iCloud to your Mac. This will not require additional cloud storage, since the library is empty. This will work, if you did not import any new photos since the last sync with iCloud.
photos_app  icloud  photo  library  apple  support  forum 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Why is iCloud uploading my entire iCloud Photo ... | Communities
That is unfortunately what will happen, when you move a Photos library to a different drive. You have to enable iCloud Photo Library again for the moved library, and iCloud will upload all photos again to merge them into the library in iCloud.  There are many reasons for iCloud to upload the library again and to merge it again with iCloud:
When you move the library to a different drive.
When you restore the library from a backup.
When you temporarily toggle iCloud Photo Library off and on again
When you switch the iCloud library temporarily to a different library and back to your original library.
When you enable My Photo Stream for a different library, for example an Aperture library and then switch back.
When you repair your current iCloud Library.
All these events will cause Photos to upload the library again to iCloud and to compare it to the current iCloud Photo Library in iCloud.
You may not be able to enable iCloud Photo Library again, if your library is very large and you do not have much free cloud storage. Then see this user tip:
If iCloud Photo Library cannot be turned on again because of lack of Cloud storage after moving or restoring the Photos …
If your Photos Library is large, be prepared for a long upload time if you repair your Photos Library, change its location, or disable iCloud Photo Library. Sometimes there is no help for it, but uploading the library again may take a week or longer, depending on the size of your library.
Apple is confirming that repairing the library will result in uploading it again in this document (Fix missing or incorrect thumbnails in Photos - Apple Support).
photos_app  icloud  photo  library  apple  support  forum 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Bad Apple #1: iCloud Photo Library Re-uploading - TidBITS
Not long ago, Tonya asked on Facebook what problems people were having with their Macs. She was hoping to gather questions from a cross-section of users to inform a webinar she’ll be doing for readers of her “Take Control of Mac Basics” book soon. The ensuring conversation spiraled off in numerous directions as various friends and family members griped, kibitzed, and tried to solve each other’s problems. It was fascinating because many of these people were long-time Mac users who had been blindsided by an interface change along the way, and who had thus been frustrated by their Macs ever since.
photos_app  icloud  photo  library 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Bad Apple #1: iCloud Photo Library Re-uploading – TidBITS – Kirkville
I’ve had iCloud issues, and, when Apple support suggested I turn off iCloud and turn it on again, I refused. Because the last time I did that, I had to upload some 30 GB of photos, and it took a week. My photo library is now around 45 GB, and I have a 1 Mbps upload.
Adam suggests that not all the data is uploaded, but I watched it cripple my internet access for a week, since I could only allow it to upload overnight.
This doesn’t happen with iTunes Match or iCloud Music Library; they need to fix this.
photos_app  icloud  photo  library 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Twitter Trained an AI to Help Auto-Crop Your Photos Better
Twitter has just announced that auto-cropping of photos on the social networking service will be producing much better results thanks to a new neural network that has been trained for the task.
Twitter has been a platform for photo sharing since 2011, but cropping shared photos into neat previews has been a challenge for developers. One strategy the service previously used was to employ face detection and crop around the most prominent face in each photo.
Problem is, there are many shared photos that don’t have faces, and these photos can often get turned into “awkwardly cropped preview images.”
For its latest attempt at improving the photo cropping system, Twitter is teaching its AI new tricks. Instead of looking for faces, the AI will be hunting for “salient” regions of photos — the areas that people are most likely to look when freely gazing at the picture.
twitter  AI/ML  photo  editing 
january 2018 by rgl7194
How to organize albums into folders in iCloud Photo Library – The Sweet Setup
iCloud Photo Library, our favorite cloud photo management service, offers some great organization options for albums.
One of my favorite tricks is creating folders for albums based around holidays. An example might be creating an album for Christmas each year — you can create a Christmas folder that all those albums go inside. This allows you to limit the length of your album list on macOS and iOS.
icloud  photo  library  photos_app  organizing 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Back up your photos — before it's too late | iMore
How do you back up all the photos on your phone, tablet, and computer and keep your memories of life, love, kids, travel, and adventure safe? Like this!
Our phones, tablets, and computers aren't just how we talk, text, and type anymore. They shoot, edit, and store all the photos and videos that mean the most to us. All the selfies and pets and children and trips and discoveries and adventures and meals and moments that matter to us most are created and kept on the digital devices we use every day.
And losing them can be catastrophic. Not just, "oh, I lost that document I was working on and have tor redo it" catastrophic, but "oh god, oh no, I lost the photos of our wedding, of when we got the puppy, of the birth of our child, of the last time we ever saw the grandparents..." catastrophic.
backup  photography  sync  ios  mac  icloud  photo  library  google_photos 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Best services for digitizing your photos | iMore
Got some old photographs you'd like to make last forever? Check out these digitization services!
For all you kids out there, gather round: history time. We once used to buy things called "rolls of film". We then had to put these rolls in our cameras. These rolls had finite space for photos, and when they were full, we'd take them and get them developed into tangible photographs (usually on glossy photo paper). I know. Whoa.
If you have a ton of old photos lying around that you want to keep forever, it's a great idea to digitize them. These are the best online services to help you do just that!
DigMyPics
ScanCafe
Memories Renewed
GoPhoto
ScanDigital
digital  services  photo  scanning 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Facebook Will Alert You When Someone Else Uploads a Photo of You
Facebook has started rolling out an update to its photo tagging system that will now scan newly uploaded photos and alert all the users it recognizes in that image by default.
"These new features help you find photos that you’re not tagged in and help you detect when others might be attempting to use your image as their profile picture," said Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, Director, Applied Machine Learning at Facebook.
facebook  photo  privacy  security  identity_theft 
january 2018 by rgl7194
The Latest Security Features in iOS 11: Part Two - SecureMac
Recently, in episode 66, we looked at the latest security features Apple has built into macOS. Last week, we began to explore what’s new and different in iOS 11. While the basics of iOS haven’t changed in some time, time and different development approaches mean that all kinds of features transform behind the scenes with every update. We looked at the innovative FaceID system, improvements to backup security, and new physical security features. This week, we’re returning to the topic of iOS 11 for one more dive into what’s new. Today we’ll hit:
Better tracking cookie prevention efforts
Improvements to photo privacy
and a potential step backwards with the Control Center.
We’ll start with a look at how Apple is helping cut down on the creepy ways advertisers track your habits.
ios11  security  privacy  podcast  cookies  tracking  photo 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Best online photo printing services in 2018 | iMore
Make physical, lasting memories with these services for printing your photos!
The photos we take now aren't like the photos we took 20 years ago — they're stored on our phones or computers and rarely looked at after we post them to social media. That beings said, there is a photo every now and then that deserves a special place on the mantle or side table. If you're looking to get your photos printed for an album, collage, or whatever, then check out these services!
Nations Photo Lab
Snapfish
Shutterfly
Parabo Press
AdoramPix
Walgreens Photo
internet  photo  printing  services  comparo  review 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Our Story | About us | ScanCafe
This company started, oddly enough, at a funeral.
Many years ago, one of our co-founders, Laurent, had to travel back to Switzerland to attend the funeral of his grandfather. Every family seems to have a family archivist, and among his many gifts, Laurent's grandfather was an enthusiastic photographer, who left behind countless Agfacolor prints, slides and negatives.
As the engineer in the family, Laurent volunteered to scan in all those old photographs so that they could be shared with the extended family, who are scattered all over the world. Many of these photos, in fact, had been forgotten altogether, and Laurent thought it would be a great tribute to his grandfather to make sure the next generation had these memories easily available.
photo  scanning  digital 
january 2018 by rgl7194
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