Now, I know this one might be a bit too obvious. But it's amazing how often I forget to do it and miss out on getting the best photo I can.
Because we are constantly handling our iPhones (or other smartphones), it is so easy to end up with dust, dirt or fingerprints all over the camera lens.
Each of the photos shown in this article suffers from the effects of the lens being dirty. Sometimes, there is no opportunity to re-take them! Especially when the sun or lights are involved, the result can be a very 'washed out' photo.
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.
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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.)
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?
One of the topics discussed at Friday's iPad and iPhone user group related to image sizes, and how to adjust the size of images you send.
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?
Sadly, the Photos app does not include the ability to change the photo's date as part of the Editing capabilities it provides.
However, I have found an app that does allow such changes to a photo's date AND location data.
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.
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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.
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