7/10/2022 0 Comments
Over the next few newsletters, we will be looking at the great new features of iOS 16, which arrived in September.
Last newsletter, we looked at the new Lock Screen and Wallpaper features. In this newsletter, we look at the Photos app - and I know one feature in particular will be very popular with those who love their photos.
I have previously talked about how important it is to ensure that any old photos or scanned photos are given the correct (even if only approximate) Date Taken - so that they appear in your Photos app's timeline in the relevant year month. This ensures the they are able to be easily found later.
Something I just noticed - which I think is a relatively new feature - is that you can adjust the Date Taken for several photos at once. This could make a time-consuming task a lost quicker, if you have old photos that were taken around the same time.
It is something that you always been able to do from the Mac (here's an article that talks about this), but only recently have you been able to do the same thing on iPad/iPhone.
I have previously featured this tip, and thought I'd re-run it after making use of it myself in putting together some Family History books for my kids.
If you have some slides that you would like to scan into digital format, there is an App that may be worth a try - and it is from the same people who made one of my favourite photo scanning apps (which I have covered in this previous Handy Hint: For those who are looking to organise all those old photos - there's a great app for that!).
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a gardening and plant luddite. I know nothing.
But my iPhone, iPad and Mac can how help me out if ever I do need to identify a plant. Not only that, it can identify dog breeds, types of bird, landmarks and more.
I have previously featured articles that talk about using the 'screen capture' and 'cropping' method of capturing a still frame from a video that is in your Photos (read on for links to these articles). This is so handy when you have taken a video, but realise later that you didn't get any decent photos of the same occasion/event/scene.
While updating the Introduction to the Mac series of guides to incorporate latest macOS Monterey screens and features, I noticed a feature in the Photos app that I hadn't come across previously - one that allows you to do this so quickly and easily.
And so I looked for a similar feature on the iPad and iPhone. As usual, there was an app for that!
This article was originally posted Nov 2019. We are republishing it to answer a recent subscriber question on the topic.
Client Kevin T sent an email with the following question, in relation problems he was having with photos in a strange HEIC format on his Windows computer - photos that had come from his iPhone XR.
9/12/2020 1 Comment
Over the Christmas break a couple of years ago, I finally got around to sorting out a pile of old family photos - photos that I wanted to scan and save as digital versions and then share with the rest of my family.
So, I thought ...
Wouldn't it be great if you could just point your iPhone at a set of old photos and have them scanned, cropped, clarified and saved to your Photos app?
Even better, wouldn't it be great if you could also put the information written on the back of the photo onto this digital photo, so that you don't lose that information?
And, even better again, wouldn't it lovely if those photos then appeared in your Photos timeline in the correct year/month, so that you could easily find them again.
When you have a collection of photos that you want to share with others, how do you achieve this without having to send all the photos to those other people? Your collection of photos may be to large to send in an email.
There is a feature of the Photos app on all Apple devices that allows the sharing of an Album via your iCloud.
In the video short tutorial below, we look at how to use useful feature on the iPad and iPhone - including the latest screens from iOS / iPadOS 14.
If you have an iPhone 6S or newer, you have a wonderful feature in the Camera App - the ability to take 'Live' photos.
A 'Live' photo is actually a short video, and one of the 'frames' from that video is automatically chosen as the 'Key Photo' that is shown when you view the photo. Touching and holding on the Photo in the Photos app will play the short video.
18/2/2020 0 Comments
If you have ever scanned some old photos into your computer or mobile device, you will know the frustration of later trying to find these photos - especially if, like me, you have thousands of photos.
The date recorded against the photos (in the photo's 'metadata') will be the date they were scanned - which means the Photos app's timeline will show them on that date. So you have to remember when you scanned them (unless you have been clever enough to put them in a separate album, of course).
Wouldn't it be great if you could put a more accurate date on these photos so that they appear in the Photos timeline in the correct year, on the date you specify?
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