Client Kate needed to be able to make copies of some files in her Photos app and convert them to a smaller file size (preferably less than 500KB).
The Photos app on the Mac makes this exercise very easy - allowing you to export photos as a variety of resolutions (low, medium, high) and even specify the width that each photo should be.
7/12/2020 0 Comments
Over the weekend just gone, I got a lovely email from someone who had purchased the iTandCoffee guide "The Photos App on the Mac (Catalina Edition)" - a 97 year old gentleman from Inverness in Scotland!
Here's what he wrote:
"The Photos App Catalina Edition” has just been purchased by a 97 year old in Inverness, Sotland. He is seeking to rearrange the pictures in his Photos Library which has 30+ years of accumulated imports from 4 Macs dating back to probably OS 7.0. Your book only deals with organising by creating albums, not the library content itself. Is there a command to organise the Library mix before creating albums?.The bulk of my collection is historical scans with no camera information.
Regards from otherwise delighted Jim W
Here's the response I gave him - in case any other reader has a similar question about 'arranging' their own Photos library.
I am sure that this is a problem that the majority of people suffer when it comes to Photos - the problem of duplicated photos and how to clean up all those extra copies of the same photo.
I have been asked three times this week in different appointments for advice on how this clean-up can be achieved in the Photos App on the Mac - how to get rid of the duplicates without having to manually look for and delete double-ups.
Unfortunately, there is not a built-in tool on the Mac for performing such a clean-up - but there is a solution.
If you are a fan of the Photos App on the Mac, you can make your use of that app so much more efficient if you know the great set of 'keyboard shortcuts' that are available, for quickly performing actions that otherwise require moving of the mouse and clicking options!
There is a very long list of shortcuts you can use, but I thought I would just feature a few of my real favourites - because it is near on impossible to remember more than those few!
By Heidi Mitchell
If you were an avid Apple Photo Books user, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
Just in case you hadn't heard, you can no longer order a photo book through Apple - even if you have it created and ready to go.
Don't despair - you won't have to start all over again. You can still print that book that you had just spent hours creating.
7/10/2018 0 Comments
Big new for Mac users is that MacOS Mojave has now arrived - an upgrade from the previous MacOS operating system, High Sierra.
This new MacOS arrived on September 25th, and its new features are described in the articles below:
In another of this week's blog articles, we welcomed our new team member, Heidi.
You will have noticed that the walls behind Heidi had nothing much on them (as shown in the first photo above). In fact the original version of this photo had a sign, a vacuum cleaner and a fire extinguisher behind Heidi (as shown in the second photo)!
These distractions were so easily removed using the Photos app on the Mac. (Sorry Heidi - I just noticed I gave you a bit of a hunched back!)
I have always loved those photos that I have seen on other peoples' walls - where a particular colour has been picked out, and the rest of the photo is black and white. I had always meant to investigate how to do this, but figured I needed a more sophisticated photo editing tool to get this effect!
Well, this week we were playing around with the new features of the Photos app on the Mac (Photos 3.0, High Sierra) and discovered how easy it is to achieve this 'look' - using the standard Photos App.
The Photos app on the Mac delivered significant changes in MacOS High Sierra. For many Mac Photos users, this has caused some confusion - with options in different places, and many new features to make sense of.
iTandCoffee's class "The Photos App on the Mac" ran in late November/early December - and we covered all of these changes and looked at all the wonderful features of this great app.
The edited videos of this class are now available on the iTandCoffee website (3.5 hours of videos).
iTandCoffee Club members with Online or Premium membership can watch these videos any time for free. The below button provides access to these videos - you will need to sign in with your club login details to access the videos.
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If you don't want to join the club, but are still interested in learning about the Mac Photos app, access to the class videos can purchased below for only $20.
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21/11/2017 0 Comments
In macOS High Sierra, the Photos app has undergone significant change. While there are some fantastic new features, many Photos users will find themselves 'at sea' after they upgrade to High Sierra and Photos 3.0.
If you find yourself struggling to with the new Photos app, we have something that will definitely help.
Hot off the presses, the iTandCoffee user guide
Introduction to the Mac - The Photos App
(Mac OS High Sierra, Photos 3.0)
covers everything that has changed, and everything you need to know about the Photos app - including great new edit features, and navigating all the differences introduced by Apple. You'll be amazed at what you can do in the new Photos app.
This easy-to-read guide is now available as a PDF download, from the iTandCoffee online shop. Download it to iBooks your iPad (if you have one), or read it on your computer.
For a limited time, this PDF guide is offered at the discounted price of $16.90.
iTandCoffee Club members who have Online and Premium membership can access this guide for FREE. Visit your respective membership areas to obtain the applicable Coupon Code to apply at the checkout. (Join the club before the end of November for your chance to win an iPad! Find out more here »)
To purchase this brand new guide, simply choose Add to Cart below, then select Cart from the menu (on left if you are on a computer).
And for anyone interested in attending a class on this topic, here is the web page with details: Photos on the Mac.
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