iPhoto for iOS

April 6, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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It’s taken a while, but Apple has finally crafted a version of iPhoto for iOS. Of course, there are already lots of other image editing apps available for both the iPhone and iPad, so where does iPhoto fit in? This detailed review takes a look at iPhoto from the perspective of the more serious, even professional, shooter.

Photoshop Touch 1.0

April 3, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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iPad-toting Photoshop users finally have an actual version of Photoshop for their tablets. Photoshop Touch offers layers-based compositing, masking and retouching tools, and color correction, all wrapped up in a touch-based interface. The question, of course, is what exactly it gets you in the way of a tablet-based post-production workflow. In this detailed review, I take a look at the app from the point-of-view of the serious, working photographer.

Editing and Printing iPhone Images

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Only a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have spent any time talking about shooting with a cell phone camera. It’s not that I have anything against lo-fi imagery, it’s just that for years, cell phone cameras were more akin to no-fi photography. The iPhone offers a very good camera (for a cell phone) as well as the ability to edit images on the device, and print. (If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth a look to see an extremely serious application of the iPhone camera.) If you’ve been wondering about editing your iPhone images, this article will help you get started, while this will walk you through printing – both from the phone, and from your computer.

Creating an Integrated iPhoto/Capture NX Workflow

May 9, 2007 by · 5 Comments
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Capture NX

If you’ve played at all with Nikon Capture NX, you already know that it has some of the best editing tools on the market (if you haven’t played with it, a free demo version is available here). But, if you’re used to the workflow management and output features of Apple’s iPhoto, you may be reluctant to give up iPhoto’s powerful library features to switch to a Finder-based workflow driven by the Capture NX file browser. Fortunately, there’s a very easy way to integrate the two programs. With an integrated iPhoto/NX workflow, you can import and organize your images in iPhoto, but edit them using Capture NX’s superior raw conversion options and localized editing tools.

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Enlarging Images in iPhoto

November 7, 2006 by · 10 Comments
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iPhoto
In the course of preparing an article for MacWorld magazine, I stumbled into something I’d never noticed before: Apple’s iPhoto does not let you resize images upward. While the program’s Export command lets you resize an image, if you enter pixel dimensions larger than the original image size, iPhoto won’t actually enlarge the image. The Export dialog’s resize controls are for downsizing only. Fortunately, there’s an easy, free workaround if you need to blow up an image.

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