Take Control of Photos, 3rd Edition

Book description

Master Apple’s Photos app in macOS, iOS, and iPadOS!
Version 3.1, updated November 24, 2022

This book introduces you to the many features of Apple’s Photos app on Mac, iPad, and iPhone, with advice on navigating the interface, editing your images, searching your library like a pro, syncing with iCloud Photos, sharing photos with others, and creating photo books.

Get to know Apple’s Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, sync, and share your photos in Ventura and iOS 16/iPadOS 16! 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!

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Import photos from cameras, mobile devices, or memory cards
  • 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
  • Locate and remove duplicate photos
  • Search for text, faces, and other objects in photos
  • 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 individual photos and videos with iCloud
  • Use iCloud Shared Photos to share a separate library with up to five other people
  • Work with multiple Photos libraries
  • Show off your photos on an iPhone or iPad, including customizing your lock screen
  • Use the Camera app in iOS/iPadOS to capture photos and videos
  • 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

Table of contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. What’s New in Version 3.1
    3. What’s New in the Third Edition
  2. Introduction
  3. Photos Quick Start
  4. Navigate the Photos Interface
    1. Browse Your Library Through Time
    2. Explore Beyond the Library View
    3. Filter Your View
    4. Hide Items from View
    5. Delete Items
    6. Use the Info Window
  5. Work with a Single Item
    1. Identify Objects in Your Images
    2. Select Text in Images
    3. Interact With Live Photos
  6. Organize Your Items
    1. Play Favorites
    2. Make a Favorite
    3. Add Keywords
    4. Organize Items into Albums
    5. Define Smart Albums on a Mac
    6. Manage Duplicates
  7. Use Search to Find Items
    1. Embrace the Search Field
    2. Harness the Power of Categories
    3. Find Items from Specific Locations
    4. Search for Items via Spotlight
  8. Name and Search People
    1. Find All Items Containing a Person
    2. Name and Merge People
  9. Make Quick Fixes
    1. Use Auto Enhance
    2. Rotate and Straighten Items
    3. Give Your Items a Filtered Look
    4. Fix Red Eye
  10. Make More Complex Edits
    1. Adjust The Look Of Items
    2. Improve Items with Adjustments
    3. Remove Blemishes and Dust on a Mac
    4. Copy and Paste Adjustments
    5. Edit Live Photos
    6. Edit Portrait Mode Photos
    7. Edit a Video
    8. Edit Outside of Photos
  11. Use the Camera App
    1. Navigate the Camera Interface
    2. Choose a Capture Type
  12. Import Your Files into Photos
    1. Import Files Directly
    2. Import from an External Device
    3. Manage Files Yourself on a Mac
  13. Manage the Library
    1. Understand the System Photo Library
    2. Back Up the Items in Your Library
  14. Sync with iCloud Photos
    1. Set the System Photo Library on a Mac
    2. Start Syncing With iCloud Photos
  15. Use iCloud Shared Photos
    1. Get Started With iCloud Shared Photos
    2. Working With Two Libraries
  16. Share Your Stuff
    1. Transfer Your Stuff Directly
    2. Export and Resize Images
    3. Share via iCloud Link
    4. Get Sharing Suggestions via Messages
    5. Share Using Shared Albums
    6. See Media Shared by Others
  17. Show off Photos in iOS and iPadOS
    1. Decorate Devices with Widgets
    2. Decorate the iOS Lock Screen
  18. Relive Moments with Memories
    1. View, Share, and Edit Memories
    2. Edit Memories to Perfection
  19. View Photos on Apple TV and Apple Watch
    1. View Photos on an Apple TV
    2. Viewing Photos on an Apple Watch
  20. Make Slideshows in Photos
    1. Create a Slideshow on a Mac
    2. Make Slideshows in iOS or iPadOS
  21. Build Books and Calendars
    1. Design Books with Mimeo and Motif
    2. Make a Calendar
    3. Make Prints and Cards
  22. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
  23. Copyright and Fine Print

Product information

  • Title: Take Control of Photos, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Jason Snell
  • Release date: November 2022
  • Publisher(s): Take Control Books
  • ISBN: 9781947282469