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Tip - Photolemur

Date: 19th June 2018

Duration: 06:49

Show ref: SCOM0744

We've covered many applications for enhancing your digital images before, but never one quite so simple yet effective.

Photolemur uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse your photos and apply selective enhancements to make them pop. No need for a multitude of tweaks to different settings; Photolemur applies them automatically. All you can do is adjust the level of enhancement and that's the beauty of this simple app. It works in either standalone mode for single of multiple photos, or it can be used as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as an Apple Photos extension.

In this week's tip video, Don takes you through the different ways Photolemur can be used and shows off some of its stunning results.

Pixelmator Pro

Date: 27th April 2018

Duration: 45:03

Show ref: SCOM0729

This week we take a look at the next generation of an old Mac favorite, Pixelmator Pro. Pixelmator has been around for a while now and is a solid replacement for work normally reserved for Photoshop. The beauty of Pixelmator is that it has a lot of power under the hood for a very reasonable price.

Well, the Pixelmator Team has done it again by introducing an upgraded version: Pixelmator Pro. With its new interface design, the way it takes advantage of Machine Learning and Metal 2, as well as a host of tools for photo and graphics editing, Pixelmator Pro may just be the only photo editing application you need.

In this screencast Todd covers some of the basics of the Pixelmator Pro mainly as it relates to photo editing. He walks you through the interface so you know where to find what you need and while working on a photo project, explain the tools commonly used for editing and enhancing your images.

Tip - iPhone Photo Timer & Apple Watch

Date: 6th March 2018

Duration: 04:05

Show ref: SCOM0714

Despite the best intentions, it can be really hard to hold your iPhone (or iPad) still when taking photos. Invariably, there is some stretching involved in reaching for the on-screen shutter button or volume controls.

In this week's tip I show you how to use the built-in timer to give you a few seconds to frame the shot and hold the iPhone as still as possible.

I also show you a great way to control the camera remotely using your Apple Watch. There's something really cool about seeing your camera display and controlling zoom and exposure, all from your wrist!

Tip - iPad Photo Frame

Date: 30th January 2018

Duration: 06:55

Show ref: SCOM0704

If you've upgraded your iPad or are just about to, why not repurpose your older device into a full-featured Digital Photo Frame?

Make use of iCloud Photo Sharing and create a shared Photo Album, then display it on the iPad in Guided Access mode. Gift it to friends or family, or keep it on your desk or shelf for a continuously refreshing photo display. You can even collaborate with friends and family and share photos to display.

This short tip shows you how to configure and set up your Digital Photo Frame.

Adobe Lightroom Update

Date: 13th December 2017

Duration: 48:13

Show ref: SCOM0691

Adobe recently announced some changes to it's Creative Cloud options for Lightroom. With users moving more and more to mobile devices, Adobe decided to go towards a mobile-first solution for Lightroom. In the process, they've separated their desktop and cloud-based products, calling them Lightroom Classic for the desktop version and Lightroom CC for the cloud-based one. This has caused some confusion not only over the names of each of the products but also which one to use in your photography workflow. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to do an update show on Lightroom.

In this screencast, we will look at the differences between the two versions of Lightroom, and go over some of the feature updates and user interface changes in each. We'll also take a look at some ways you can use features from both the desktop and CC versions in your photo workflow, using a real-world example.

macOS High Sierra Release

Date: 25th September 2017

Duration: 36:07

Show ref: SCOM0668

If all goes to plan, this episode will be published on the same day as macOS High Sierra is formally released to the public.

macOS High Sierra is Apple's latest operating system release for the Mac. In fairness, it's not high on feature count; instead, Apple have been focusing on improving performance and stability in this release.

There are still some subtle changes in High Sierra, however, and some new features to try out. In this episode we take a look at some of these useful additions and changes brought to macOS.

iOS 11 - Part 2

Date: 22nd September 2017

Duration: 44:49

Show ref: SCOM0667

iOS 11 contains many new and updated features for both the iPad and iPhone.

This second tutorial continues our in-depth look at some of these new features.

Affinity Photo on iPad

Date: 21st July 2017

Duration: 55:31

Show ref: SCOM0649

We've previously covered Affinity Photo for the Mac but as announced in the 2017 WWDC keynote, Affinity Photo for iPad has now been released.

In this tutorial, Allison Sheridan walks us through Affinity Photo for iPad, the powerful image editor and Art & Design tool from Serif. This isn't a simplified version of the desktop app, but rather a full-featured version optimized for iOS and iPad.

Since we've already covered Affinity Photo for macOS in tutorials 560, 565, and 603, this tutorial focuses on the interface rather than how every single tool works.

Tip - Photos - Location & Privacy

Date: 9th May 2017

Duration: 04:23

Show ref: SCOM0628

The addition of location data to your photos and videos when using your iPad or iPhone is a tremendous boon. With it, you can search by location or even see your photos and videos on the "Places" map view.

But there may be times when you don't want to publish the location information with shared photos and videos.

In this tip, I demonstrate both switching off location acquisition when taking images, as well as stripping location metadata using a 3rd party tool called ViewExif.

Tip - macOS & iOS - Apple Photos - Keywords

Date: 7th March 2017

Duration: 05:32

Show ref: SCOM0610

Tip Video - We have covered Apple Photos in depth on ScreenCastsOnline, but in this short tip video, I want to revisit how to create and manage metadata with your iCloud Photo Library.

On both the Mac and iOS, Apple Photos is getting smarter by applying machine learning technology on the device, to automatically categorise photos. However, there are still instances when you want to add your own personal metadata in the form of titles, descriptions, keywords or location information.

In this tip video, I focus on adding title and keyword metadata via the Info Panel and the Keyword Manager.

Affinity Photo 1.5 Update

Date: 10th February 2017

Duration: 48:03

Show ref: SCOM0603

In SCOM0560 and SCOM0565, Allison Sheridan introduced us to the highly capable image editor, Affinity Photo from Serif. This $50 Mac App Store application is turning the photo editing world on its head.

In the previous tutorials, Allison taught us how to use the Affinity Photo extensions within Apple Photos, and then revealed the full power of this excellent application.

In this week's tutorial, Allison is going to show us the massive capabilities that Serif added (for no upgrade cost) with their update to Affinity Photo 1.5. In addition to being able to round trip images to Affinity Photo from Apple Photos now, you can edit 360 photos, record macros of common tasks, do batch processing on many photos at once, focus merge, shallow depth of field images, and they've even added HDR and Tone Mapping.

Whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur who just enjoys photography, Allison promises you'll find these tools easy and intuitive.

Apple Photos Update

Date: 4th November 2016

Duration: 40:03

Show ref: SCOM0582

Time for an update on Apple Photos across the board.

Apple continue to improve and update Apple Photos with some brand new features. 

In this episode we take a look at the improvements to Apple Photos on macOS, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

FotoMagico & Scanner Pro 7

Date: 12th August 2016

Duration: 54:33

Show ref: SCOM0570

Two great apps this week - FotoMagico to take your slide shows to the next level, and Scanner Pro 7, the portable scanner in your pocket.

You may thing you’ve got slide shows covered with Apple Photos, but you really haven’t when you take a look at the functionality built into FotoMagico!

We had a brief look at Scanner Pro 7 in a previous show, but I was very impressed with its capabilities and wanted to drill down a bit more. 

Affinity Photo - Part 2

Date: 8th July 2016

Duration: 48:04

Show ref: SCOM0565

Photoshop is a fantastic app, but for some people it’s much too powerful (or too complex) for their limited needs, and for others, they don’t want to be paying for an app on a ongoing subscription basis.

Affinity Photo is a terrific alternative to Photoshop - all for a single one off payment!

As well as some fantastic Apple Photo extensions that can be used in the Apple Photos app, Affinity Photo can also be used as a standalone application, with some incredibly powerful features - all aimed at helping you edit your digital images like a Pro.

Allison Sheridan previously covered the Affinity Photo extensions in episode SCOM0559.

In this episode, she takes a look at using Affinity Photo as a standalone application, and exposes some of the power of this fully featured app.

Photoshop Pt4 - Effects & Photoshop Express

Date: 17th June 2016

Duration: 51:43

Show ref: SCOM0562

The 4th and final installment in our Adobe Photoshop series.

In this episode, Todd takes a look at some of the powerful editing and retouching tools in Photoshop CC for the Mac, as well as exploring some of the photo adjustments available in Photoshop Express for iOS.

Affinity Photo - Part 1

Date: 3rd June 2016

Duration: 29:08

Show ref: SCOM0560

Photoshop is a fantastic app, but for some people it’s too powerful (or too complex) and for others, they don’t want to be paying for an app on a subscription basis.

Affinity Photo is a terrific alternative to Photoshop - all for a single one off payment!

There’s so much to cover, Allison will be featuring Affinity Photo in two parts - in this initial episode, she’ll take a look at using the wide range of Apple Photo Extensions provided as part of Affinity Photo. 

In a future episode, she’ll take a look at using Affinity Photo as a standalone application.

Photoshop Pt 3 - Masks & Photoshop Mix

Date: 6th May 2016

Duration: 47:47

Show ref: SCOM0556

Another information packed episode in our short Photoshop series, this time focussing on using Masks to improve and adjust selected areas of your photos. Even if you’re not a Photoshop user, this episode covers some of the basic principles of using masks and translates to almost every other photo manipulation app.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff also takes a look at Photoshop Mix for the iPad & iPhone, and demonstrates how to create masks, adjust your photos and mix photos together - all using the free Photoshop Mix app.

Photoshop Pt 2 - Layers & Photoshop Fix

Date: 25th March 2016

Duration: 47:58

Show ref: SCOM0550

The second in our multipart series on Adobe Photoshop on the Mac and the Adobe Photoshop apps on iOS.

Many people have opted to use Adobe Lightroom as a replacement for Apple's recently retired photo management application Aperture. Adobe Photoshop is a pro-level photo manipulation and is available to supplement Lightroom in a special bundle from Adobe.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff drills down into using Layers in Photoshop to non-destructively edit your images. The basic principals of using layers are very similar across many applications, so even if you're not a Photoshop user, you may still find this episode useful.

Todd also looks at the iOS companion app - Photoshop Fix.

Photoshop Fix is a free universal app for the iPhone and iPad and allows you to edit your images non-destructively. It also has some unique features for face manipulation and some other cool tools.

Photoshop Fix is free to download and use, but if you're a Photoshop user, you can transfer the updated images from your iOS device with all the layer changes accessible in Photoshop - very smart!

As not everyone has opted for Lightroom or has a need for Photoshop, the Photoshop series will be limited to a three or four part series, published once a month. We will also be looking at some low cost Photoshop alternatives in the near future.

Adobe Photoshop Pt1 & Photoshop Sketch

Date: 12th February 2016

Duration: 46:52

Show ref: SCOM0544

Many people have opted to use Adobe Lightroom as a replacement for Apple's recently retired photo management application Aperture.

Adobe Photoshop is a pro-level supplementary application to Lightroom and is available with Lightroom in a special bundle from Adobe.

In this multipart series, Todd Olthoff takes you through some of the useful features of Adobe Photoshop from a photographers stand point, as well as the Adobe Photoshop iOS apps, starting this week with Adobe Sketch.

Adobe LightRoom - Part 3

Date: 26th December 2015

Duration: 38:04

Show ref: SCOM0536

Part 3 of a 3 part series. In this episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through some of the editing and sharing features of Adobe Lightroom.

LightRoom on iOS

Date: 26th December 2015

Duration: 19:22

Show ref: SCOI0247

A look at how you can leverage the power of Adobe LightRoom on your iPad

Adobe LightRoom - Part 2

Date: 11th December 2015

Duration: 34:21

Show ref: SCOM0534

Part 2 of a 3 part series. In this episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through some of the very capable editing and enhancement features of Adobe Lightroom.

Plex - Photos, Music & Plex Pass - Part 2

Date: 4th December 2015

Duration: 41:51

Show ref: SCOM0533

Following on from the previous Plex episode [SCOM0531] I take a look at the Photos and Music Libraries in the free versions of Plex.

Whilst Plex is more commonly known for allowing you to manage and view Movies and TV Shows, it's also very capable of managing Photo collections and Music libraries.

I also take a look at some of the benefits of a full Plex Pass subscription.

Adobe Lightroom - Part 1

Date: 26th November 2015

Duration: 37:55

Show ref: SCOM0532

Even with the addition of Extensions in Photos, some people are looking for a more sophisticated photo editing and management application.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff takes a first look at the basics of Adobe Lightroom.

Creative Kit 2016 - Part 2

Date: 13th November 2015

Duration: 31:32

Show ref: SCOM0530

Allison takes us through the rest of the Creative Kit 2016 suite of plugins for Apple Photos. The other tools in the suite round out a comprehensive feature set that allow you to tweak and enhance your photos to your hearts content.

Photo Utilities for iOS

Date: 6th November 2015

Duration: 13:29

Show ref: SCOI0242

A short montage of four iOS utilities to help process your images on iOS.

Creative Kit 2016 - Part 1

Date: 30th October 2015

Duration: 28:46

Show ref: SCOM0527

Creative kit 2016 by Macphun is a comprehensive suite of six photo editing tools.

The latest apps are provided as stand-alone versions as well as plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. Even better, they can be used in the new Photos app as Photo extensions.

In this episode, Allison Sheridan does a deep dive into one of the applications - Intensify CK, to explore the common User Interface elements, and to look at some of the more advanced features of this fantastic creative tool.

If you’re not a Creative Kit user, there’s still lots to gain from this show as Allison shows you some common techniques using layer masks to tweak specific areas of your photos.

I covered some of the updates to Photos 1.1 last week, but this week I revisit it to take a peek at Live Photos and more importantly, Photo Extensions. Be sure to check out the time sensitive special offer below.

I also spend some time exploring the much improved and expanded Notes application.

OS X 10.11 - El Capitan - Part 1

Date: 30th September 2015

Duration: 30:24

Show ref: SCOM0523

El Capitan is just about to be released so it's time to explore all the new features.

In this first part of a multipart series, I take a look at some of the enhancements brought to some of the core applications in OS X El Capitan.


Date: 21st August 2015

Duration: 21:06

Show ref: SCOM0517

Still finding some limitations in the Apple Photo UI? Want to split your photos into multiple libraries, yet still search across them all? Want easier access to the rich metadata? Want to search for and identify duplicates in your Photo libraries?

You might want to check out PowerPhotos!

Google Photos on the Mac

Date: 31st July 2015

Duration: 27:15

Show ref: SCOM0514

Not long after Apple launched Photos on the Mac and iOS, Google launched Google Photos. 

Google Photos is a similar service allowing you to store all your photos and videos on the web, and have them accessible on all your devices. 

Google Photos for iOS

Date: 31st July 2015

Duration: 17:48

Show ref: SCOI0228

Not long after Apple launched Photos on the Mac and iOS, Google launched Google Photos. 

Google Photos is a similar service allowing you to store all your photos and videos on the web, and have them accessible on all your devices. 

In this episode, I take a look at using Google Photos on iOS.

Backing Up Photos

Date: 5th June 2015

Duration: 28:23

Show ref: SCOM0506

It’s great having your Photos stored in the cloud, but you still need a backup!

If you rely on just a single cloud service to keep copies of your photos, it’s not a complete solution. Without a secondary backup, either locally or on another cloud service, you may find deleted photos are permanently gone. 

In this episode I look at some solutions for implementing secondary local and remote backups for your precious photos.

Photos - Part 4 - Faces & Projects

Date: 22nd May 2015

Duration: 30:27

Show ref: SCOM0504

Finishing my look at Photos, this week I examine Faces, Exporting and Projects.

Continuing my look at Photos, this week I examine Keywords and Searching. In addition, I also take a look at importing photos, and how to add GPS information to your photos before importing them.

Apple Watch - Part 3 - Email, Photos & Music

Date: 15th May 2015

Duration: 15:48

Show ref: SCOI0217

The third tutorial taking a look at the new Apple Watch, in which I delve more deeply into some of the new features, namely Email, Photos and Music .

Photos - Part 2 - Using Photos

Date: 1st May 2015

Duration: 28:42

Show ref: SCOM0501

Following on from last week, I continue my look at Photos.

Photos is the new photo management application to replace iPhoto and Aperture. Not a standalone application, Photos is baked into OS X, with deep integration with iCloud Photo Library. In this second of a three part series, I take a look at some of the features of the Photos App itself.

Photos - Part 1 - Setup

Date: 24th April 2015

Duration: 29:44

Show ref: SCOM0500

Photos for Mac is here! Well it's been out for a few weeks, but always best to let things settle down a bit!

Photos is the new photo management application to replace iPhoto and Aperture. Not a standalone application, Photos is baked into OS X, with deep integration with iCloud Photo Library. In this first of a three part series, I take a look at some of the preparation tasks required before migration, as well as the migration process itself.

With Photos on the Mac being released and iCloud Photo Library out of beta, it’s time to take another look at managing your photos on iOS.

In this week’s Mac show (SCOM0500) I demonstrate how to migrate your iPhoto or Aperture library to Photos and iCloud Photo Library.

You can access all your migrated videos and photos on your iPad or iPhone using iCloud Photo Library, as well as editing them, and having those edits replicated across all your devices.

Adobe Slate - Part 2

Date: 17th April 2015

Duration: 12:50

Show ref: SCOI0213

Adobe Slate is a great way to create stunning stories using words and images, directly from your iPad.

In this second of a two part series, I take a look at using themes and publishing your “slates to various services.

Adobe Slate - Part 1

Date: 10th April 2015

Duration: 16:39

Show ref: SCOI0212

Adobe Slate is a great way to create stunning stories using words and images, directly from your iPad.

Think of it as your own personal designer, guiding you to create beautiful and responsive articles for sharing on any device or on the web.

Pixelmator 3.3

Date: 21st November 2014

Duration: 30:31

Show ref: SCOM0478

Time for another ScreenCastsOnline favourite!

Pixelmator has long been a viable alternative to Photoshop for the rest of us. With the latest release - 3.3 - Pixelmator has been updated for OS X Yosemite. Now with a beautiful new redesign, support for iCloud Drive and Continuity, as well as integration with the brand new Pixelmator for iPad, Pixelmator has never been as powerful.

Pixelmator for iPad

Date: 21st November 2014

Duration: 18:25

Show ref: SCOI0192

New for the iPad - Pixelmator!

Taking center stage at Apple's recent keynote, Pixelmator for iPad is a brand new image editing application. Following on from the success of Pixelmator on the Mac, the Pixelmator team have reimagined the application and ported most of the major features over to the iPad.

They've done such a good job, you'll be amazed that it's not actually an Apple application.

iOS 8 - #7 - iCloud Photo Library (Beta)

Date: 24th October 2014

Duration: 16:42

Show ref: SCOI0188

iOS 8.1 is out and with it some new functionality, as well as public access to the iCloud Photo Library (Beta).

As I only covered Photos on iOS last week, and the iCloud Photo Library is causing a lot of confusion, I thought it best to put it through its paces today and explain some of the functionality.

iOS 8 - #6 - Camera and Photos App

Date: 17th October 2014

Duration: 16:02

Show ref: SCOI0187

Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.

The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.

The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.

iOS 8 - #5 - Photo Management

Date: 10th October 2014

Duration: 17:50

Show ref: SCOI0186

Photo management has changed in iOS8 with some radical changes. Camera Roll has gone (for now) and Photostream view has also gone.

iOS8 is currently in an interim phase with the launch of iPhoto Cloud Library not yet announced, and its absence is causing some confusion.

This episode takes you through the current state of photo management on iOS8 with an update of how it works at the current release.