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The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition

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. And with the launch of the latest Photos app, 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, iPhoto, or simply the previous version of Photos, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition, 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, 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. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. 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
  6. 2 Finding Your Way Around
    1. The First Time I Saw Photos
    2. The Top-Level Tabs
    3. The Library
    4. The Top Toolbar
    5. Oh, and Just One More Thing
    6. Feeling a Bit More Comfortable?
  7. 3 Make It Yours
    1. Customizing Your World
    2. Organize with Albums and Folders
    3. Working with Albums and Folders
    4. Moving Things Around
    5. Getting the House in Order
  8. 4 Organizing Your Images
    1. Default Organization in Photos
    2. Organizing with Filters
    3. Albums and Folders
    4. The Power of Library Albums
    5. Media Types
    6. Albums You Create
    7. Organizing the My Albums Area
    8. Smart Albums
    9. More on Using Facial Recognition to Help Organize
    10. How Does Faces Work?
    11. Before We Move Forward
    12. A Person’s Life Before Your Eyes
    13. More About Faces
    14. Where You’ve Been Counts Too—A Look at Places
    15. A Deeper Dive Into Memories
  9. 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
  10. 6 Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Making It Better
    2. Picking Up Where We Left Off
    3. Digging Deeper into the Basics
    4. Getting Specific with Selective Color
    5. Adjusting a Specific Color
    6. Converting to Black & White
    7. The Detail Sliders
    8. Levels and Curves
    9. Levels
    10. Curves
    11. Tips to Improve Quality and Efficiency
    12. Copy and Paste Adjustments
    13. Working with RAW Files
    14. Edit Your Best
    15. Oh, and One More Thing . . .
  11. 7 Editing Extensions
    1. Better Living Through Extensibility
    2. Not All Editing Extensions Are Created Equal
    3. Finding and Managing Editing Extensions
    4. Diving into My Favorite Extensions
      1. DxO Optics Pro for Photos
      2. Edit in Affinity Photo
      3. Luminar
      4. Markup
      5. Picktorial
      6. Pixelmator Retouch
      7. Polarr Photo Editor
      8. RAW Power
      9. Tonality
    5. Which Editing Extensions Are Right for You?
  12. 8 Outside the Mac
    1. The Flight Home
    2. iCloud Photography
    3. Exporting Pictures
    4. Alternatives for Backing Up Your Library
  13. 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. OK, Maybe It Wasn’t Magical
  14. 10 Projects and Prints
    1. Making It Real
    2. The Projects Section
    3. Authoring a Slideshow
  15. 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
    6. Working with Live Photos
  16. 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
  17. Just One More Thing . . .