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Take Control of Photos

Book Description

Take control of your photo collection in Photos for Mojave and iOS 12!

Get to know Apple's Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, and share your photos in Mojave and iOS 12! As the successor to Apple's iPhoto and Aperture apps, Photos has a more refined interface and deeper connections to iCloud, and it runs faster. Following the expert advice of Jason Snell, publisher of Six Colors and former lead editor at Macworld, you'll learn how to navigate Photos like a pro!

This 156-page book replaces and more than doubles the length of Jason's previous book Photos: A Take Control Crash Course. It's now a full-length Take Control title with much more detail.

In this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Migrate your library from iPhoto or Aperture (Apple's discontinued professional photography app) into Photos
  • Import photos from devices or memory cards
  • Use multiple Photos libraries
  • Navigate the Photos interface, including the sidebar and icons
  • View, edit, or disable Live Photos
  • Organize your library by using enhanced search features, adding metadata, building albums, and creating smart albums
  • Edit your photos using quick fixes like cropping, applying filters, and fixing red-eye and rotation problems
  • Use advanced editing techniques within Photos and edit using external apps like Photoshop
  • Manage your photo collection using the Memories and People features, and get summary views
  • Sync and share your photos with iCloud
  • View your photos on an Apple TV
  • Share your photos via social media, export them out of Photos, or turn them into slideshows
  • Create printed objects (such as books and calendars) from your photos using third-party services

Jason also highlights changes in Photos under iOS 12, including searching for multiple items at once, a For You tab, and an updated Import tab; plus changes in Mojave, including new keyboard shortcuts and the removal of built-in features for making calendars, books, and other printed materials (and alternative means of obtaining them).

This book, which is about the new versions of Photos that Apple released in September 2018, covers Photos for macOS version 4.0 in Mojave, as well as Photos in iOS 12 and tvOS 12.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
  2. Introduction
  3. Photos Quick Start
  4. What’s New in Photos
    1. Changes in Photos for iOS
    2. Changes in Photos for Mac
  5. Switch from iPhoto
    1. Import from iPhoto into Photos
    2. What Happens Behind the Scenes
    3. Take Stock of the Changes
  6. Import Your Files into Photos
    1. Import from a Camera
    2. Manage Files Yourself
    3. Import to iOS
    4. Weigh New Formats vs. Compatibility
    5. Choose Raw, JPEG, or Both
  7. Manage Multiple Photos Libraries
    1. Add a New Library
    2. Switch Between Libraries
    3. Merge Your Photos Libraries
    4. Repair a Bad Library
    5. Understand the System Photo Library
    6. Use Photo Libraries on External Drives
    7. Back Up Your Photos
  8. Navigate the Photos Interface
    1. Browse Your Library
    2. Explore Other Sections in the Sidebar
    3. Use the Info Window
    4. Interact With Live Photos
    5. Navigate Photos for iOS
  9. Manage Your Photos
    1. Play Favorites
    2. Organize with Keywords
    3. Hide Photos from View
    4. Delete Photos
  10. Find and Name People
    1. Find All Photos for a Person
    2. Name and Merge People
    3. See People in iOS
  11. Use Search to Find Your Photos
    1. The Search Box Is Your Friend
    2. Harness the Power of Categories
    3. Find Photos by Location
  12. Unearth Old Photos
    1. What’s In a Memory?
    2. Take Control of Memories
    3. Edit a Memory Video
  13. Make Albums in Photos
    1. Find Your Albums
    2. Make a New Album
    3. Add Photos to an Album
    4. Organize Your Albums
    5. Use Albums in Photos for iOS
    6. Define Smart Albums
  14. Sync with iCloud Using Photos
    1. Set a System Photo Library
    2. Get that Syncing Feeling
  15. Make Quick Photo Fixes
    1. Edit Without Editing
    2. Make Quick Fixes in Edit Mode
    3. Process Photos in iOS
  16. Make Edits to Your Photos
    1. Adjust Your Photos
    2. Remove Blemishes and Dust
    3. Remove Color Casts
    4. Copy and Paste Adjustments
    5. Add Adjustments in iOS
    6. Edit Live Photos
    7. Edit Outside of Photos for macOS
  17. Share Your Photos
    1. Use the Share Menu
    2. Try Drag and Drop Image Sharing
    3. Share Multiple Photos
    4. Export and Resize Images
    5. Share Using iCloud
    6. Share from iOS
  18. View Photos on Apple TV
    1. Scroll Through Photos
  19. Make Slideshows in Photos
    1. Create a Slideshow
    2. Play in Photos
    3. Save a Slideshow as a Video
    4. Make Slideshows in iOS
  20. Build Books and Calendars
    1. Design Books with Mimeo and Motif
    2. Make a Calendar
    3. Order Prints and Cards
  21. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
  22. Copyright and Fine Print