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Photos 2 for macOS & iOS Complete Training

Everything you need to know to get the most from Photos on macOS and iOS

Photos 2 for macOS & iOS Complete Training

Everything you need to know to get the most from Photos on macOS and iOS

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As with the original “Photos for OS X Basic Training”, this all-new “Photos 2.0 for macOS & iOS Complete Training” is being made available for pre-order at a substantial discount! The final price will be $39.95 or possibly more (yes, an increase from the original Photos training, because now this includes macOS and iOS together), but…

…the pre-order price is just $29.95!

Upgrade Pricing

Also if you purchased the original “Photos for OS X Basic Training”, you will receive a further 20% discount. This will apply automatically when you add this to your cart, and will apply on the pre-order or the full order.

Member Discount, too?!

Yep… if you're a paid member, you get another 20% off. 

Future Proofing

As with the original Photos training, this will have a long shelf life. Even if something significant happens soon (and you can never tell with Apple) this will have a shelf life of at least the entire life of macOS Sierra 10.12, and most likely through 10.13 as well. As with the previous training, if/when new features are added by Apple, I'll update this training and you'll get those updates as part of the original training series.

How does 4K and Retina sound?

This will be the first training I release in full 4K and Retina (“High DPI”) resolution. Why? Because I can! Also, while it'll be available in 4K UHD (Ultra HD), it'll also be available in 1080p HD, and the difference will be, well, the same as looking at a retina Mac vs a non-retina Mac. 

What's missing?

Since this is currently in development, you have a chance to chime in on the content. The videos have been completely reordered from the approach of how you'd start using the app, from import to adjustments to sharing and projects, along with some advanced workflows and concepts grouped together at the end. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and if you think I'm missing a topic, let me know in the comments!

Table of Contents

Here's what is in development. These videos will either cover both macOS and iOS in one video, or there will be two versions of each one, depending on complexity and what makes sense in the learning workflow. Again if you see something missing or have an idea of what else could be added, tell me in the comments!

Using Photos

  • Introduction
  • Importing New Pictures
  • Photos Interface Tour
  • iCloud Drive Device Synchronization
  • Favorites, Hiding and Deleting
  • Enhance, Rotate, Crop and Filters
  • Adjustments (Basic); Light, Color and Black & White
  • Adjustments (Details); Histogram, Sharpen, Definition, Noise Reduction, Vignette
  • Adjustments (Advanced); White Balance, Levels
  • Retouch and Red-eye
  • People
  • Places
  • Search (including Siri)
  • Albums, Folders and Smart Albums
  • Metadata, Info Panel and Face Names View
  • Keywords
  • Copy & Paste Adjustments
  • RAW+JPEG
  • Adjust Date & Time
  • Export
  • Sharing
  • Memories
  • Memories Slideshows
  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Cards
  • Slideshows
  • Prints

Advanced Workflows

  • Consolidate Command
  • Migrating from Aperture; What happens to projects, folders, albums, smart albums, light tables, etc.
  • Working with multiple libraries
  • Merge libraries (via iCloud)
  • Merge libraries via PowerPhotos
  • Double import (using Photo Mechanic) to add metadata
  • GPS handling; double import, using HoudahGeo
  • How to work referenced
  • Using Extensions
  • Duplicate removal

     

Photos 2 for macOS & iOS Complete Training

Everything you need to know to get the most from Photos on macOS and iOS

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Hello Joseph,

Not sure if this is the right place, but in your new video training, perhaps you can pay some attention of using automator/applescript as a service within Photos.

For example I got hold of a script to batch-change titels and ad a sequential number. Another one exist that copies the file-number of a photo to the title field (as in Aperture and iPhoto). I would be very interested in adding a title that includes date and time from the exif-data, not sure if that exists. 

Another thing I discovered is the different ways extensions handle adjustments. So far I discovered 3 that enable you after editing (RAW) and saving, to pick up where you left if you re-open with the extension. So you are able to modify the already made settings, very cool ! Most of the extensions just allow you to go back to the original in Photos or, when re-using the extension, the already made changes with that extension are “baked-in”.  Perhaps you can elaborate on this behavior and why that is.

Thirdly, I would like to add for example copy-right data in some of my Pictures. I tried doing that with Graphic converter (using it as an extension), but somehow the changed exif is not stored when I go back to Photos. So is there a possibility to add/change exif-data using an extension ?

Ben

Hello!

Since I abandoned Aperture and going all in into Photos my workflow has changed dramatically. I think that it’s much easier to work with my pictures nowadays…

 

I often use my iPad to import my pictures, then I’ll use Slidebox to quickly delete unwanted pictures. What I haven’t found yet is a easy way to edit the white balance on RAW files on my iPad. That’s something I would like to know more about - importing and editing on the IPad Pro.

 

Thanks!

/ Anders

Hi Ben. I haven't used any scripts in Photos but this is intriguing. Can you point me to the ones you've found? 

Different extensions do handle photos different. I'll include a reference to that in the videos, thanks. I won't be diving into individual extensions in this training, as we do that throughout the site generally, but yes it's a good idea to point out that some are handling images differently.

I think the problem you're running into with the metadata is that you're adding it after import. I am not 100% sure, but I believe that the app only reads metadata on import, and there's no way to force it to refresh that. If you'd added the metadata before importing, you'd see it. However you should check to see if it's there after exporting. When you export an image from Photos, it should go back to the source and at that point would pick up the IPTC. Please check that and let me know, and I'll including it in the training. 

-Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert
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Hello Joseph,

Here are a couple of scripts:

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8413

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8421

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8411

You will find much more in the user-tips section of Photos in the Apple discussion forum. A little knowledge of Automater is needed.

I explored a bit further in changing the IPTC data, using Graphic converter as extension. Well if I change the IPTC data using as well from a RAW or Jpeg, the changes are not saved back to Photos, also if I export the Photo afterwards as Jpeg , it doesn’t show up. However using Graphic Converter as extension, change the Exif-data, and immediately export the picture to another location (GC allows that) the changes are there, saving that same picture into Photos doesn’t contain the IPTC adjustments 

Ben

 

Yea, I know. It's very odd on these, some available and some not, same import, same batch of images, stacked. Indicators says “J” so you know the RAW is there - just not accessible until I load separately. Can't wait to shoot another batch and see what they do - only did this on the ones with B&W jpg setting, ending up with B&W thumb on RAW.

As for the PSD - I fell into that by manually loading a PSD into Photos with the same original file name on it so it stayed with the original RAW. Then when I open the PSD, edit with external editor, into Photoshop (which lists the file name as PSD), edit it, Save - it saves it back to the same PSD format in Photos - provided I didn't click out of Photoshop during the procedure. Did it actually go thru a JPEG transition, I haven't a clue. It also seems to matter if it has any changes from the original - if revert to original is available, it doesn't work. Oh, when you press save in Photoshop - nothing happens, just go back to Photos and click “save changes” - and it also stays open in Photoshop - but the changed file is still listed as PSD in Photos.

As I said, two examples of very odd behavior.

jcraig

I think trying to manage PSD files in Photos sounds like a bad idea in general. It's just not made for it. 

-Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert
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Not my norm. My wife paints and it's my job to photograph them. I like to keep one corrected copy of each large painting saved into PSD format (for the rare print, wood puzzle, etc.) in the separate Photos library I use for this, along with RAW and whatever JPEGs she needs. Really only amounts to a handful a year. And since I reference, I can always find them. Works pretty good for this.

jcraig

Enjoyed the last set and since I use Photos for almost all exposure filing and some other, I'm getting these.

Photos exhibits one very frustrating behavior, at least for me. When I import a folder of images with both RAW and JPEG it often, while they all show up in Photos with the “J” showing as if there is a “R” behind it, there are a few in there where “Use Raw as Original” is not available. They are sitting right next to the JPEG in the referenced folder however – I reference my images. So far this has only happened with my Fuji RAW exposures. If I delete and reimport the pair, there is the same problem. Only if I re-import only the RAW and put up with it being a separate thumb next to the other (so called pairing) can I access the RAW. The only thing I do differently here is exposing for a RAW+JPG that is in B&W, which tends to put a B&W thumb on the RAW (that disappears after opening the RAW the first time). Again, this might happen to 20% of the exposures in the folder – all exposed the same way.

A second inconsistency is when an image is saved back to Photos as a PSD. First it doesn't do the Aperture thing and make it a separate thumb - easy enough to fix, simply duplicate from original. But the process of saving back or opening a PSD, making changes and saving back is iffy at best. I find that if at any time in the procedure I click off of Photoshop to do anything else, when I get back to it the link between the apps is somehow broken and pressing save brings up the procedure of saving to somewhere else. 

jcraig

Hey there. I'm sure you know this but  just to be 100%… the “choose RAW” option is ONLY available when actually editing the photo, not just viewing it. No chance you're trying to switch it when not in the edit mode?

As to the PSD issue; how are you round tripping? Since Photos doesn't have this functionality built-in, what method are you using to edit in Photoshop? 

-Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert
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