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The Apple Photos Book for Photographers

Book Description

Apple’s Photos for OS X app was designed from the ground up to help you organize, edit, and share your pictures and videos. While the interface appears simple, finding the hidden nuances of Photos is not so straightforward. There's more to this app than initially meets the eye.

For photographers who are more than just casual snapshooters, or who are making the transition from Aperture or iPhoto, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers by Derrick Story shines a light on the true sophistication of this app and the ecosystem it taps into. From the point of view of a working photographer, Derrick provides everything you need to know to get the most out of the imaging tools built into Mac OS X and iCloud.

Follow along with Derrick as he teaches you all about:

∞ Customizing the interface for organizing and viewing your images

∞ The thinking behind viewing options such as Moments, Collections, Years, and Albums

∞ Working with iCloud Photo Library to sync your photos across your devices

∞ Adding location data to your images so you can map your travels with your photos

∞ Editing your images with Photos’ basic tools, yes, then going beyond with more advanced techniques

∞ Integrating third-party Editing Extensions into your workflow so you can build a digital darkroom tailored to your style of photography

∞ Creating projects such as books, cards, calendars, prints, and slideshows—and showing you how to create your own Fine Art Cards at home with just your Mac and an inkjet printer.

∞ Working with videos as well as still photos

∞ Sharing your images on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr

Apple’s Photos is a robust, all-in-one solution for managing, editing, and sharing your photos. And The Apple Photos Book for Photographers is all you need to make the most of this great imaging ecosystem!

Table of Contents

  1. 1 First Things First
    1. The Guy Before You
    2. The Photos Library
    3. Migrating from iPhoto or Aperture
    4. Reviewing Your Application Preferences
    5. Approach to Library Management
  2. 2 Finding Your Way Around
    1. The First Time I Saw Photos
    2. Top-Level Navigation
  3. 3 Make It Yours
    1. Customizing Your World
    2. First, the Interface
    3. Moving Things Around
    4. Getting the House in Order
  4. 4 Organizing Your Images
    1. Default Organization in Photos
    2. Albums and Folders
    3. Application Albums
    4. Albums You Create
    5. Organizing the My Albums Area
    6. Smart Albums
    7. Using Faces to Help Organize a Library
    8. How Does Faces Work?
    9. Before We Move Forward
    10. Adding People to Your Faces Album
    11. A Person’s Life Before Your Eyes
    12. More About Faces
    13. Where You’ve Been Counts Too—A Look at Places
    14. The Memories Tab
    15. A Tip for Organizing Your Library
  5. 5 Basic Editing Techniques
    1. The Basics Are Useful
    2. Easy Editing Adjustments
    3. Top-Level Editing Tools
    4. Next-Level Editing Tools
    5. This Concludes Round One
  6. 6 Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Making It Better
    2. Picking Up Where We Left Off
    3. Working with the Add Menu
    4. Basic Tools in the Add Menu
    5. The Detail Sliders
    6. The Advanced Sliders
    7. Tips to Improve Quality and Efficiency
    8. Copy and Paste Adjustments
    9. Working with RAW Files
    10. Setting Your Default Adjustments Panel
    11. Edit Your Best
    12. Oh, and One More Thing . . .
  7. 7 Editing Extensions
    1. Better Living Through Extensibility
    2. Not All Extensions Are Created Equal
    3. Finding and Managing Editing Extensions
    4. Affinity Haze Removal
  8. 8 Outside the Mac
    1. The Flight Home
    2. iCloud Photography
    3. Exporting Pictures
    4. Alternatives for Backing Up Your Library
  9. 9 Geotagging and Metadata
    1. Some Things Just Don’t Mix
    2. The Info Panel
    3. Using Search in Photos for macOS
    4. Metadata Badges
    5. Checking Out the Details
    6. OK, Maybe It Wasn’t Magical
  10. 10 Projects and Prints
    1. Making It Real
    2. The Projects Tab
    3. Authoring a Slideshow
  11. 11 Make Room for Video
    1. Videos Recorded with the iPhone
    2. Keywords and Smart Albums
    3. Viewing and Controlling Videos
    4. Additional Gear Menu Options
    5. Stitching Clips Together
  12. 12 Integrating Photos into Your World
    1. For the Hobbyist Photographer Side of Me
    2. How I Use Photos for macOS
    3. Those Wonderful Editing Extensions
    4. Video Management Too
    5. This Is Just the Beginning
  13. Just One More Thing . . .