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By Jeff Carlson | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How Lightroom Mobile 1.1 May Change Your Mobile Photo Workflow

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Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile app, introduced in April, was notable for two things: it brought many of the editing capabilities of the desktop version of Lightroom to the iPad, and it opened a connection for synchronizing photos between both destinations. You could add photos in your Lightroom library to collections on a Mac or a Windows PC and mark the collections to sync with Lightroom Mobile via Creative Cloud.

Lightroom Mobile 1.1, released this week, adds a few new features but, more importantly, now runs on the iPhone. That development doesn’t just add one more device on which you can view and edit your photos. It could fundamentally change the way you work with the photos you capture using Apple’s camera-that-also-happens-to-be-a-phone.

By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

3 More Ways to Keep Your Images from Being Stolen

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Photographers may think that there’s no way to keep others from “borrowing” their online images, but there are actually lots of things you can do—so many, in fact, that we needed two articles to tell you about them all! As a follow up to my recent post, “3 Ways to Keep Your Images from Being Stolen,” here are three more tips for protecting your online photos.

By Derrick Story | Tuesday, June 03, 2014

One Library Shared by Both Aperture and Lightroom

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Aperture or Lightroom?

Some photographers just can’t decide. And to be honest, for image editing, they don’t have to.

That’s because both Aperture and Lightroom can be configured to share the same collection of master images. Keep all of your photos in one directory—on your computer or external hard drive—then “point”each application to them.

By Carolyn E. Wright | Sunday, June 01, 2014

3 Ways to Keep Your Images from Being Stolen

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Taking photos is fun—but sharing them over the Internet is what photography is all about these days. Unfortunately some people want to share your photos more than you’d like them to. In addition to registering your photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office, here are three easy steps to take to protect your images online.

By John Derry | Friday, May 23, 2014

Fear Not: Colorized Photos Not Meant to Deceive

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A recent Gizmodo article, “Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?”, discussed the popularity of colorized historical photos on the web. Author Matt Novak expresses a fear that these photographs distort history and may eventually be perceived as the original image.

I disagree.

By Derrick Story | Friday, May 16, 2014

Spicing Up Aperture with Plugins and Presets

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When will we see Aperture 4?

I get this question all the time.

The implication is that users want new tools for their favorite photo management app. I have no idea when we’ll see Aperture 4. But on my Mac, I’m exploring new image editing techniques all the time thanks to the app’s plugin architecture. Companies like onOne, Google, and Photomatix are supplying me with the ingredients to spice up my existing pictures.

By Tim Grey | Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why You Should Add Keywords and Metadata to Your Photos

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One of the real advantages of digital photography over film photography is metadata. As soon as we capture a photograph digitally, we have a tremendous amount of information available about that photo. This information is generated automatically by the camera, so it relates primarily to the equipment and camera settings used to capture it.

For example, you can easily review which camera and lens were used, as well as the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. These details can be helpful when evaluating images later or searching for a particular photo. They can even help you improve your photography by letting you identify the settings that worked best for a particular situation.

By Derrick Story | Monday, May 12, 2014

The Unlimited Laptop and Aperture

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If only our laptops held more photos. Life would be so much easier if we could combine the speed of today’s solid state drives and the vast storage of spinning platters. So how do you cope with the thousands of photos captured on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation abroad?

I face this situation all the time—not because I’m constantly on vacation to exotic lands, but because I’m an event photographer who spends a lot of time on the road. I travel with a MacBook Pro 15-inchRetina display laptop with a 256 GB SSD drive. I wouldn’t give up the speed of solid state storage for anything. And thanks to Aperture’s versatile library management, I don’t have to.

Here’s how I manage gigabytes of photos annually with just my laptop on the road and external storage at home.

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