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HoudahGeo 5

Date: 24th August 2018

Duration: 53:27

Show ref: SCOM0763

Handling the location and metadata for your photos can be an arduous task. Many photo managing apps don't make this easy and often times the metadata is only contained in the library and doesn't go along with your image files if you move them to another library.

HoudahGeo 5 is an application that streamlines adding location and other metadata to your files. The best part is that it writes that information to the files themselves instead of the library's catalog. HoudahGeo can also communicate with programs like Photos and Lightroom to make sure that those libraries are aware of the changes and perform the necessary updates inside the library.

This week Todd takes you on a tour of HoudahGeo 5. He walks you through the various ways to get photos into HoudahGeo 5 and then covers all of the geocoding and metadata options. You also learn how to add metadata to the files and share them with outside libraries. Exporting that added information to other services that read them is covered in the last section of the show.

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Tip - Live Photos Effects

Date: 31st July 2018

Duration: 04:22

Show ref: SCOM0756

Live Photos are a great addition to the iPhone and you can further transform them using one of three effects: Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.

I love using the Long Exposure effect on any running water or fountains. It makes a huge difference on your photos, without the need for specialist photo equipment or in-depth technical knowledge.

However, when out and about recently, I had a brain freeze and couldn't remember how to access the Live Photo effects - not everything in iOS is as discoverable as it should be. So I thought it would be a great topic for a refresher tip video!

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.

Focos

Date: 16th February 2018

Duration: 40:27

Show ref: SCOM0709

Focos is an iOS app optimised for dual-lens iPhones. These devices can create Portrait Mode photographs with a sharp subject and a blurry background. With the advent of iOS 11 and the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), Portrait Mode images store depth information data. Focos uses this data and allows you to manipulate the images after they've been taken.

You'll learn in this tutorial how to move the focus point and how to change the blurriness of the background, called the bokeh. You'll also discover how to change exactly how far back in the image the bokeh begins and ends using an unusual 3D view of your image. Allison will also show you how to use various filters to edit your images, again applying these effects to different areas of your image, by depth, alongside the bokeh.

Focos is an innovative app for iOS that works on your images in a truly unique way!

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.

Linea & Plotagraph+

Date: 19th January 2018

Duration: 28:30

Show ref: SCOM0701

This week I take a look at two stunning iOS Apps: Linea and Plotagraph+ Photo Animator

Linea is a simple but powerful sketching package for the iPad. There's no need to learn lots of controls or gestures; just fire it up and start sketching. I also show you Linea Link for the Mac, a companion app that gives you access to your iPad sketches on your Mac and export them in different formats or handoff to more complex apps.

Plotagraph+ Photo Animator is a unique application for the iPad and iPhone that allows you to animate static images. Create amazing effects and add life and dimension to your still photos. You can animate any image in seconds to produce some really spectacular results. Once animated, Plotagraph+ allows you to export your masterpiece in up to 8 different formats.

Although both apps are optimised for use with the Apple Pencil on the iPad, your can use both apps with touch only.

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.

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 - Markup Tools on iOS

Date: 11th July 2017

Duration: 04:13

Show ref: SCOM0646

Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos in iOS.

Tip - Markup Tools on macOS

Date: 4th July 2017

Duration: 05:01

Show ref: SCOM0644

Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos on the Mac.

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.