20/10/2021 0 Comments
There is a new feature of iOS/iPad 15 that I particularly love - the ability to select text that is in an image and then copy and paste it, translate it, share it and more.
It works whether you are in the Photos app, in Safari, or when you are pointing your device's camera at something.
So that hard-copy page of text can now be so easily converted into typed and editable text, without needing any third-party app to achieve this.
In a recent tip, after the release of iOS/iPadOS 15, we looked at how you can adjust the date, time and location of a photo in Photos on the iPad and iPhone. (Here is that tip if you missed it.)
You can now also name the people who are in your photos, so that they appear in the People album.
This a such a great way of collecting all the photos of the people you love and know into one place - without you having to do all the work of finding them. By adding name tags to the people in your photos, you help the facial recognition technology identify even more photos of the same person in the rest of your library.
Lately, I have been taking an unusually large number of videos, and the subject of these videos has been our new family member, Wally - who is now 5 months old.
Several of these videos have been shared with family and friends - and some have even made it onto my Facebook page.
Before sharing, I have been quickly editing the videos - trimming them to just include the clip that I want to share, and also (in some cases) cropping them to a different aspect ratio and/or removing the sound.
It is so easy to do all these things in the Photos app on the iPhone and iPad.
When browsing your photos in the Photos app on the iPhone or iPad, you may come across a photos that would be a lovely background - or Wallpaper - for your Lock screen or Home screen.
You can always adjust these background by visiting Settings -> Wallpaper, and then finding that photo amongst your long list of photos. You might consider making it a Favourite so that you can more easily find it when doing this.
But there is a much easier way to set a photo as your Wallpaper directly from the Photos app.
If you have a Windows computer and use Apple mobile devices - iPad and iPhone - you may also use Apple's iCloud for storing your photos.
A key issue then is how to get the photos that are in your iCloud (and on your mobile devices) onto your Windows computer.
The good news is that its not hard!
There is a way to easily sync all your iCloud photos to your Windows computer, so that you can see them all in File Explorer and in the Photos App on Windows.
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.
If you are a Google Photos user who wants to see all your photos downloaded to your computer, there is an option that makes this quite easy.
You can visit photos.google.com and selectively download photos from there. But you also have the option to request a download of ALL your Google photos in one hit.
If you have an Android phone and a Mac, you will need an App if you want to transfer those photos to your Mac. (Note. If you use Google Photos, you can download your photos from there as another option. We'll just cover transferring using the app in this article.)
Here are the details of the app and the steps involved in transferring photos from your Android device to your Mac.
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.
12/6/2021 0 Comments
This question comes up very regularly from Mac users. Just this week, I assisted a client who needed to get her 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.)
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