iPhoto is a good thing. Pre-installed on every new computer cranked out by Cupertino, millions of Mac users have come to rely upon the application's user-friendly functionality to collect, edit and share their photos, as these are all tasks that iPhoto does very well.
That said, I think we can agree that the software flounders in a sea of fail when it comes to finding and deleting duplicate photos that--by way of editing or import--have found their way into your photo collection. Sure, you could root through your iPhoto collection and delete each and everyone of the duplicates you stumble across manually, but if you're anything like us, you've got so many photos crammed into your Mac that the thought of doing is daunting, to say the least. Fortunately, there's a far easier way to rid your iPhoto collection of those darned duplicates.
Hey, hep cat! In case you haven’t heard, vintage is here in a big way -- as in vintage photography, groovy dudes, iPhone (or iPod touch) style. If you crave the ability to make your expensive iOS device take pictures like a classic Polaroid (or other vintage gear), read on.
If you happen to be in the Indianapolis area between now and the end of the year, you might want to stop by the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery -- they’re featuring an exhibition of rock ’n roll photographer Harry Sandler’s images, which were all captured using the iPhone 4.
There's that old saying, "a picture's worth a thousand words." With that, Steve Jobs is certainly no exception. We were able to come across a photo shoot of Steve from awhile back, that offers a candid glimpse of the human side of the man whose eyes clearly show he's already thinking of the next "one more thing…"
If you use the iPhone camera at all, you know tapping the screen to take a picture can be a royal pain, especially if you're trying to take a self-portrait. The iPhone 4's front facing camera doesn't make things that much better, since photos are lower resolution. And really, tapping the touch screen to capture is just not very ergonomic. Well, against Apple's better judgement, TapTapTap's Camera+ app provides us with a solution.
Adobe has posted two new release candidates, Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2
Lightroom 3.2 adds the abilities to publish photos directly to Facebook. It also supports a few more cameras, including the Casio EXILIM EX-FH100; the Panasonic DMC-FZ100, DMC FZ40/FZ45, and DMC-LX5; the Samsung NX10 and TL500/EX1; and finally, Sony's A290, A390, NEX-3 and NEX-5.
Every Mac OS X update we get a new cat--cheetah, puma, jaguar, tiger, panther, leopard, and now snow leopard. Most of us take these cats for granted, not thinking about the photographic skill that goes into capturing them. Well, National Geographic sheds some light on capturing the elusive snow leopard in their picture show for today.
You’re probably wondering what the photo above has to do with MacLife.com, right? Would you believe us if we told you it was shot with an iPhone? And we’re not talking about the latest and greatest iPhone 4, but last year’s iPhone 3GS! If you still don’t believe, then read on, because we have the video to prove it.
Tilt-shift photography produces images that have a very sharp focus but also have a very shallow depth of field, making the landscape, buildings, and figures in the photo look like toy representations of their actual-size counterparts. To shoot genuine tilt-shift photos, you need a small- or medium-format camera with special lenses, and the image composition requires precise rotation of the lens parallel to the image plane and a proper orientation of the plane of focus--in other words, you need to be a professional photographer with some pretty pricey equipment.
Fortunately, it’s still possible for novice photographers to emulate this look on the cheap thanks to Photoshop. With the right source photo and the application of a few filters, you’ll be able to simulate the tilt-shift look, making cars look like Micro Machines and houses look like miniature-scale models made out of cardboard and toothpicks.