Take Control of Photos, 2nd Edition

Book description

Get to know Apple’s Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, and share your photos in Catalina and iOS 13/iPadOS 13! 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:

  • 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 covers the new curated date-based photo browser, and highlights changes in Photos on the iPhone and iPad, including a new photo-editing interface, and more advanced editing for individual video files; plus changes in Catalina, including creating a Memory movie and searching multiple categories at once from the search box.

This book, which is about the new versions of Photos that Apple released in late 2019, covers Photos for macOS Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13.

Table of contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
  2. Introduction
  3. Photos Quick Start
  4. What’s New in Photos
    1. New Tab-Based Library Browser
    2. Changes in Photos on iOS and iPadOS
    3. Changes in Photos on macOS
  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 via USB
    2. Manage Files Yourself on a Mac
  7. Manage Multiple Libraries on a Mac
    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 Through Time
    2. Explore Beyond the Photos View
    3. Use the Info Window on a Mac
    4. Hide Photos from View
    5. Delete Photos
    6. Interact With Live Photos
  9. Sync with iCloud Photos
    1. Set the System Photo Library on a Mac
    2. Start Syncing With iCloud Photos
  10. Use Search to Find Your Photos
    1. Embrace the Search Box
    2. Harness the Power of Categories
    3. Find Photos by Location
  11. Name and Search People
    1. Find All Photos for a Person
    2. Name and Merge People
  12. Unearth Old Photos with Memories
    1. What’s In a Memory?
    2. Take Control of Memories
    3. Edit a Memory Video
  13. Manually Manage Your Photos
    1. Play Favorites
    2. Organize with Keywords on a Mac
    3. Make Albums in Photos
  14. Make Quick Photo Fixes
    1. Use Auto Enhance
    2. Rotate and Straighten Photos
    3. Give Your Photos a Filtered Look
    4. Fix Red Eye
  15. Make Edits to Your Files
    1. Learn to Adjust Your Photos
    2. Improve Photos with Adjustments
    3. Remove Blemishes and Dust on a Mac
    4. Copy and Paste Adjustments on a Mac
    5. Edit Live Photos
    6. Edit Portrait Mode Photos
    7. Edit a Video on an iPhone or iPad
    8. Edit Outside of Photos
  16. Share Your Files
    1. Transfer Your Files Directly
    2. Export and Resize Images
    3. Share via iCloud Link
    4. Share Using Shared Albums
    5. Share in a Family
  17. View Photos on Apple TV
    1. Scroll Through Photos
    2. View Collections of Photos
  18. Make Slideshows in Photos
    1. Create a Slideshow on a Mac
    2. Make Slideshows on iOS or iPadOS
  19. Build Books and Calendars
    1. Design Books with Mimeo and Motif
    2. Make a Calendar
    3. Make Prints and Cards
  20. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
  21. Copyright and Fine Print

Product information

  • Title: Take Control of Photos, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Jason Snell
  • Release date: October 2019
  • Publisher(s): Take Control Books
  • ISBN: 9781947282469