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Over the Christmas break, 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.
6/10/2018 0 Comments
As of the end of September 2018, Apple has ceased its Photo Book printing service (as well as other printed products like Calendars, photo prints, etc.)
If you visit the Projects area of the Photos app and choose the 'create option' (the +), you will find that choosing Book simply gives you the option to visit the App Store.
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.
Have you ever wondered why you get two versions of the same photo on your iPhone or iPad, even though you thought you had only taken one? Above is one that I took just now - identical, except that the second shows the letters HDR at top left.
Newer iPhones have a great Camera feature called HDR - High Dynamic Range - which can really enhance your photos in tricky lighting situations.
Have you been suffering from Photo Syncing problems on your iPhone, iPad and/or computer?
When you plug your iPhone (or iPad) into your computer, are you told that there are no photos to import - even though you know that you just took some new photos! Where are your photos?
9/6/2018 0 Comments
This question comes up very regularly from Mac users. Just this week, I assisted a client who needed to get here photos downloaded from iCloud Photo Library without turning on iCloud Photo Library on her Mac. (Here's a separate article describing how to do this.)
Continuing the Back-to-School theme of recent articles ...
If you, like me, are going to very soon be filling out the student public transport concession application, you may well be thinking about getting new ID photos for each child needing this travel concession.
These days, instead of paying a small fortune for ID photos printed by the post office, chemist or camera shop, I use an app on my iPhone and to take the photos, and print them on our home printer.
This year, I have found that my previously trusty ID Photo app is no longer available after the upgrade to iOS 11 - so have had to go in search of a new one for this year's photos.
The app that I have landed on is Biometric Passport Photo - to check it out, just tap/click on the link. It is free if you just want to print single photos.
Does anyone have a different Photo ID app that they prefer?
13/11/2017 0 Comments
Dropbox is a wonderful app that allows you share your files between all your devices - mobile devices of any type, and computers (Mac or Windows)
When the Dropbox app is downloaded and installed on a computer or mobile device, one of the steps in the setup is to select whether Dropbox should upload your photos to your Dropbox storage.
Many people inadvertently turn on this import setting, and then find that they quickly get a message saying that their Dropbox is full and that they need to buy more storage.
While it can be handy to have Dropbox sync'ing all your photos (if that's what you want), many people prefer not to use up the free allocation with photos.
So how do you stop your computer and mobile device from putting your photos into Dropbox?
Step-by-step instructions are provided in two handy hints for iTandCoffee Club members - one for Dropbox on the iPad/iPhone, and the other for Dropbox on your computer (Mac or Windows).
Membership has great benefits!
Are you interested in learning more about The iTandCoffee Club and the great content, services and members-only offers that membership brings?
23/7/2017 0 Comments
At the July Free Friday, during the information session on 'The Cloud' and 'iCloud', we touched on the topic of using iCloud to share albums of photos.
We didn't have a lot of time to cover this in any detail during this session, so this week we have included a couple of Handy Hints for club members - one for Mac, and one for iPad and iPhone - on how to use iCloud Shared Albums.
What is an "iCloud Shared Album"?
An iCloud Shared Album is an album that you create in the 'Shared' area of your Photos app on the Mac or iPad/iPhone.
This 'Shared' area is an area of your iCloud that you can choose to 'turn on'. If you don't see it, you may not have chosen to enable it.
Albums that are created in this area can be then shared with other iCloud users, or even with those who don't have iCloud.
The great benefit of iCloud Shared Albums is that, by just adding photos to a shared album, others you nominate will be able to see the photos - without you have to text, email or use other ways of 'messaging' the photos to them.
While there are other 'cloud storage' options for your photos, the benefit of iCloud Shared Albums is that it is integrated with your Photos app - so that you can see all photos in one app, instead of having to use different apps (as would be the case if you share photos using another cloud service).
Members can find out more about iCloud Photo Sharing by selecting the below buttons. Not yet a member of The iTandCoffee Club? Find out more here ».
Related Handy Hints and Articles
Handy Hints - iPad and iPhone
Handy Hints - Mac
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