Showing all posts tagged #photography:


QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying, "oh, I jus...

QTIP: How to Start Scanning Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Scanning all your family photos is a mission. As a digital Indy, your mission is to rescue irreplaceable family artifacts from the dumpster or shredder, and then record their digital images for future generations. For your efforts you’ll be remem...

FamilySearch: Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

by Logan Metcalfe If you have boxes full of old photos, you’re not alone—billions of lonely family photos gather dust in closets and attics around the world. Even those of us too young to remember when a "camera roll" meant around 30 shots of f...

QSCAN: Let's Scan Your Slides and Prints

Posted on March 20th, 2019


QTIP: Praise the Pen

Posted on February 19th, 2019

A pen doesn't have to be mighty to be praise-worthy. At the right time and place a simple pen can help capture big ideas. Keep a pen close by, you never know when inspiration might occur. Photo ©John Suiter, Poets on the Peaks While on the road,...

QTIP: Beware of Fake PDF apps

Posted on January 9th, 2019

Watch out for phony PDF reader apps. Even mainstay free Adobe Reader can be compromised by cybercriminals and posted to sketchy software download sites visited by the unwary. Myriad off-brand free PDF reader apps are often malicious schemes to ...

NYTIMES: The Sublime and Scary Future of Cameras With A.I. Brains

Posted on February 27th, 2018

Credit Doug Chayka By Farhad Manjoo Feb. 27, 2018 Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and it’s going to complicate everything you knew about pictures. Cameras are getting brains. Until the past few years, just about all c...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

NYTIMES: Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Posted on January 18th, 2018

By J.D. Biersdorfer, January 18, 2018 The New York Times Tech Tips Q. How do I make sure I am sending a photo at the highest possible resolution when I attach it to an email message on my phone? A. Before you send the photo, check the image-size...

GIZMODO: 8 Good Tech Habits for 2018

Posted on January 10th, 2018

We’re barely two weeks into the New Year. As mine has, your enthusiasm for big resolutions may have already dimmed. Still, there may be ways to hack the onerous New Year's resolution thing. How? Pick up a few good tech habits. Instilled as habit...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

QTIP: Moving on from Picasa

Posted on February 13th, 2016

Google announced that as of March 15, 2016, it will no longer support the Picasa desktop application. Surprised? Don’t be, software changes all the time. And the bright side? Picasa’s impending sunset is an opportunity to explore a new future for ...

QTIP: Optimize iPhone Photos Storage

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data. These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions. Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right Ch...

NYTIMES: Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest

Posted on June 10th, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015 New York Times Personal Tech | Gadgetwise By E. Justin Swanson A bullfight in Madrid, which Google Photos animated from a sequence of photographs. Credit Amy Kelsey for The New York Times I DON’T take a lot of photographs. I have a p...

QTIP: Can’t Read the Fine Print? Snap it.

Posted on June 7th, 2015

So you’re a boomer and you can’t read the fine print — or anything smaller than a billboard. Then clarify things with simple utility pictures taken with your smartphone camera. After being unable to read the devilishly unreadable type, a closeup...

WSJ: The Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos

Posted on April 21st, 2015

Call it a photography renaissance or narcissism run amok. The new rule is: "Pics or it didn’t happen." Digital cameras, especially smartphones, entice us to snap, snap, snap with abandon. Yet all these moments we capture seem to vanish into a dig...

Lifehacker: How to Set Up and Use Apple’s New Photos App in OS X Yosemite

Posted on April 14th, 2015

By Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker Last week, Apple released an update to Yosemite that includes a new Photos app . This app is a working replacement for iPhoto, and does much better job of organizing your photos without hogging system resources. He...

QTIP: Apple's New Photos app is here

Posted on April 10th, 2015

What could be more eagerly awaited than the Apple Watch?Apple’s new Photos app for OS X, that’s what. And you can have it now for $0.Venerable iPhoto (yes, I admit calling it a "hairball") has been outmoded for years, and millions have impatiently...

QTIP: Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Posted on January 1st, 2015

Thanks to GigaOm.com for these tips. Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themself. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as high as 88 percent of all resolutions end in failure. This year...

QTIP: More Fun with Panos

Posted on August 21st, 2014

I love panoramas. And this summer's spectacular weather offered up great photo opps to test some neat mobile pano apps. 👏👏👏👏 Photo Sphere Camera from Google. Only last week after my summer wanderings and best photo opps were history did Google re...

QTIP: Free Your Inner Artist

Posted on May 5th, 2014

Since an iPhone or other smartphone is usually in your pocket, you also have a terrific camera close at hand when inspiration occurs. The weather is improving and these days we have more daylight hours to work with. So what are you waiting for? ...

QTIP: Use Image Capture to remove old iPhone or iPad pictures

Posted on February 16th, 2014

With thanks to Mac 101 and Megan Lavey-Heaton This old trick enables you to use your Mac to selectively remove photos from an iPhone or iPad without having to sync the device or download images. To do this: Launch Image Capture from the Applica...

QTIP: Snap Panoramas of Your Summer Fun

Posted on July 19th, 2013

While the iOS 6 panoramic photo feature has been around since last Fall on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, here's a reminder that panoramas can add fun and new dimensions to this summer's picture taking. As the photos below suggest, you needn't wait for ...