Published May 2020
This second edition of the Photos Field Guide contains nearly 6 hours of video tutorials that will up your photo game on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Over the years, organizing, editing, and sharing your photos with multiple devices has come to feel like chasing a mythical white whale. Not anymore. The Photos Field Guide delivers the goods, and this video course teaches you how. This course has in-depth video, explaining how to get the most from the Photos app on the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac.
OVERVIEW AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT
While Photos attempts to make your initial setup simple and easy, there can be complications. What if you have more than one existing photo library? What if you've got folders of photographs sprinkled all over your hard drive? All of these can be imported into Photos, but you've got to know the ropes. This video screencast shows you all kinds of tricks to run Photos on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Photos uses an intuitive organizational structure that lets you see your pictures grouped in multiple ways. You have thousands of pictures. Photos will make it easier to find your favorites. You can even search your library so if someone says, "Hey! Quick, find me that photo of Aunt Trudy from 2004 wearing that Juicy tracksuit!", you can deliver the goods. This stuff sounds complicated. It's not. By the time you get to the end of this video, you'll be able to embarrass Aunt Trudy in no time flat.
With the new Photos app, there are many ways to share your images with friends and family from something as simple as an email to full-blown shared iCloud albums. This section covers all of the sharing options.
There are more topics covered in this Photos Field Guide including a primer on digital photo formats, popular third-party photo applications, application settings for the Photos and Camera apps, and more.
- 122 videos fully streamable plus combined versions for easier download
- Nearly six hours of video tutorials.
- Full coverage for iPhone, iPad, and the Mac.
- Everything is broken up and paced so novice to advanced users can get on board and master their Photos.
David Sparks speaks and writes about how to use technology to be more productive. David is a past speaker at Macworld / iWorld and a regular faculty member for the American Bar Association’s TechShow.
David has published numerous books and videos on how to use technology including the MacSparky Field Guide series that includes videos and books on managing email, going paperless, and how to make a winning presentation. David is also co-host of the popular Mac Power Users, Automators, and Focused podcasts. When not speaking and writing about technology, David is a Business Attorney in Orange County, California.
If you feel lost in the sea of pictures that inhabit your Apple Photos application, then David Spark’s “Field Guide” is the perfect antidote. Whether you use a Mac, iPhone or iPad, David’s short but powerful video’s provide invaluable tools for organizing, manipulating and sharing your photos. Before you know it, you’ll be in control again.
This course gave me a newfound appreciation for not only the Photos app—but also for all of the photos I’ve taken in the past. The Photos Field Guide is one of the most comprehensive screencasts I’ve ever watched: I had no idea how many features of the app I wasn’t taking advantage of until I dug into the course. If you use Apple’s Photos app, this course is a no-brainer.
— Chris Bailey, A Life of Productivity
COVID gave me enough time to organize a stack of old photos and videos on DVDs — couldn’t believe my luck that David Sparks just released a PHOTOS Field Guide. I trust what I’d learn. MacSparky guides have taught me most of the efficiency techniques I use.
I have several of David Sparks’ guides and have found all of them both entertaining and of practical value. I have recently started reviewing and reorganising my large Photos library that I usually view on my iMac or via Apple TV. The Photos Field Guide looked like it would help me with this task.
The Field Guide is split into sections containing short videos on each topic. I would like to think I am already reasonably experienced with Photos, but I have found many useful tips and discovered new features that have proved very helpful.
I have used digital SLR cameras for several years, but I am now taking more photos with my iPhone as it is always available. The Field Guide provides a quick but comprehensive guide to the iPhone camera features that it would otherwise be easy to miss. I use the iPhone a lot for “quick shots”. The Field Guide section on photo editing explains clearly how to bring photos taken less carefully up to standard.
Like all MacSparky publications, the Photos Field Guide provides excellent information and represents great value.