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Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, edit, and share photos in the Apple photography ecosystem

Book Description

For anyone who’s taken photos, you know the frustration of trying to find and manage your snapshots on your iPhone, camera, or Mac. With Photos for OS X, Apple has made it possible to have at your fingertips all your photos. Photos for OS X replaces Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture applications and offers users the ability to organize, view, edit, and share photos from any OS X or iOS device.

In the Photos for OS X and iOS book, best-selling author Jeff Carlson shows you how to tame your photo collection with Apple Photos for OS X app. He shows how to convert your existing iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos and how to import new photos from your iPhone and other sources. You’ll learn how to work with photos in the Apple iCloud service as well as edit images on your phone, Mac, and in the cloud. And to show off your snapshots, Jeff shows you how to share your photos through prints and photo books.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Import photos from your iPhone and other sources

  • Organize your photos through albums, keywords, tags, collections, dates, and geotags

  • Convert existing iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X

  • Work with your photos in the iCloud Photo library

  • Edit photos in the Photos application

  • Make prints and photo books

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
      1. Notes About This Book
    7. Chapter 1. Capture Photos
      1. Capture Photos Using the Camera App
        1. Take a photo
        2. The iPhone’s flash
        3. HDR
        4. Burst mode
        5. Timer mode
        6. Zoom
        7. Shoot using a filter
      2. Shoot a Panorama
      3. Shoot a Video
      4. Shoot a Slo-Mo Video
      5. Shoot a Time-Lapse Video
      6. Shoot Using Other Apps
    8. Chapter 2. Convert iPhoto and Aperture Libraries
      1. Back Up Photo Libraries
      2. Verify and Troubleshoot Libraries
      3. Merge Libraries
        1. Merge libraries using iPhoto Library Manager
        2. Merge libraries using Aperture
      4. What Changes in Photos for OS X
        1. Star ratings are gone
        2. Events and Projects become albums
        3. Faces are now found in albums
        4. Some metadata is not visible
        5. Aperture custom fields are discarded
        6. iPhoto referenced files actually work
      5. Migrate a Library to Photos for OS X
    9. Chapter 3. Your Photo Library
      1. View and Navigate Photos
        1. View by time
        2. View locations
        3. View by Albums
      2. Import Photos
        1. Import from a camera or a memory card
        2. Import from the hard disk
        3. Import into the Photos app on an iPad
      3. Mark Favorites
      4. Add Information to Photos
        1. Add a title and description
        2. Add keywords
      5. Hide and Delete Photos
        1. Hide photos
        2. Delete photos
      6. Albums and Smart Albums
        1. Create an album in Photos for OS X
        2. Add more photos to an album
        3. Create an album in Photos for iOS
        4. Apple’s smart albums
        5. Create a smart album in Photos for OS X
      7. Identify Faces
        1. Add new faces to the library
        2. Identify faces in photos
        3. Remove faces from the library
        4. Browse photos using faces
      8. Search for (and Find) Photos
        1. Search in Photos for OS X
        2. Search in Photos for iOS
    10. Chapter 4. iCloud Photo Library
      1. iCloud Photo Library Basics
        1. iCloud Photo Library is not required
        2. Telling Apple’s cloud photo services apart
        3. How iCloud Photo Library works
        4. iCloud storage requirements
        5. Library must be the System Photo Library
      2. Set Up iCloud Photo Library
        1. Photos for OS X
        2. Photos for iOS
      3. View Photos Everywhere
        1. Pause iCloud Photo Library syncing
        2. View photos in optimized libraries
        3. iCloud Photo Library on the Web
      4. My Photo Stream
        1. Set up My Photo Stream
        2. My Photo Stream limits
    11. Chapter 5. Edit Your Photos
      1. Edit Images in Photos for OS X
        1. Working in the editing view
        2. Work with Raw+JPEG images
        3. Automatically enhance the photo
        4. Crop, straighten, and rotate
        5. Apply filters
        6. Adjust light
        7. Adjust color
        8. Black and white
        9. Detail adjustments
        10. Retouch problem areas
        11. Fix red-eye
        12. Copy and paste adjustments
      2. Edit Videos in Photos for OS X
        1. Trim a clip
        2. Edit Slo-Mo video
        3. Save video frames as stills
      3. Edit Images in Photos for iOS
        1. Working in the editing view
        2. Work with Raw+JPEG images
        3. Crop, straighten, and rotate
        4. Apply filters
        5. Automatically enhance the photo
        6. Adjust light
        7. Adjust color
        8. Black and white
        9. Edit using other iOS apps’ tools
      4. Edit Videos in Photos for iOS
        1. Trim a clip
        2. Edit Slo-Mo video
        3. Edit video using other apps’ tools
    12. Chapter 6. Share Photos and Videos
      1. iCloud Photo Sharing
        1. Create a shared album
        2. Add photos and video to a shared album
        3. Invite people to a shared album
      2. Share via Messages or Mail
      3. Share via AirDrop
      4. Share to Online Services
      5. Share to Other Services
    13. Chapter 7. Make Projects
      1. Slideshow
        1. Play a slideshow in the app
        2. Create a Slideshow project
      2. Photo Book
        1. Add or remove pages
        2. Change a page’s layout
        3. Add or remove photos
        4. Edit photos and text
      3. Calendar
      4. Prints
      5. Cards
    14. Index