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Now Anyone Can Download Photos for OS X Beta with OS X 10.10.3 Beta — For Free

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
March 2, 2015 - 12:47pm
Want to get your hands on the new Photos.app for OS X? Now’s your chance—for free. Apple has release a public beta of OS X 10.10.3, and anyone can try it out. Just be sure not to do this on your primary/only system, m’kay?

Lightroom Photo Importing Through Aperture Eyes

Scott Davenport's picture
February 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
Many Aperture users are moving to Lightroom. I’m one of them. How does Lightroom’s photo import features measure up to what we’re accustomed to in Aperture?

Darkroom for iOS; Fun Editing App with Curves and Saveable Presets

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
February 25, 2015 - 12:17pm
Darkroom is one of the newest iOS photo editing apps to gain popularity. While it’s a little light on adjustments, it does offer curves. But two of its best features are the ability to save your own filter presets, and an infinite history list!

Lightroom Keywords Through Aperture Eyes

Scott Davenport's picture
February 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
With Aperture no longer being developed and OS X Photos not making muster for professionals and advanced users, many of us are looking at Lightroom. How does Lightroom’s keyword tagging capability stack up to Aperture?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 Leaked?

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
February 19, 2015 - 7:51am
According to several rumor sites, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version 6 has been leaked by retail stores in France and Australia for a March 9th, 2015 release date. The primary feature I’m seeing excitement around is GPU acceleration.

SKRWT, A Great iOS App for Squaring Up Perspective

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February 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
Ever shot an image on your iPhone, or transferred a photo from another camera, and wished you could correct the perspective before sharing? That’s what SKRWT aims to do and does it impressively well!

Photo Mechanic; A Metadata and Ratings Alternative to Photos

Tim Kennedy's picture
February 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
According to the early reviews, the current beta of Photos lacks the metadata and ratings power of Aperture. Photo Mechanic offers a possible solution, if you need metadata control but are determined to use Photos.

Luminosity Masking for Photoshop (Über Advanced Editing Techniques)

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
February 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
I’m going to kick off the “non-Aperture, non-Photos” posts with something crazy advanced. Luminosity masks are not for the faint of heart, but once you get your head around them, WOW you can do amazing things. I’m not going to try to teach you this stuff — I barely get it myself! — but I am going to point you in the right direction.

The Future of The Photos Expert is PhotoApps.Expert

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
February 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
With Photos for OS X now a known commodity, this site has to change again. I wish I could avoid it but this is inevitable. Read on to see what that means.

Photos… What It Is, What It Isn't, What It Shall Be

Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert's picture
February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Photos for OS X is – and isn’t – a lot of things. It is an awesome app, but it isn’t an Aperture replacement. That much we speculated in advance, and now we know it to be certain. So the big question is… will it ever be? And how will this site evolve to support that answer?
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