Posts tagged ‘photos’

Photo management via the Finder

I was in my car listening to last week’s episode of The Prompt when the segment on photo management with Bradley Chambers started. Figuring this was going to be yet another list of tips for iPhoto/Aperture/Lightroom, I wanted to fast forward past it, but my phone was in my pocket, so I kept listening. And…


Geofencing in Flickr

With so many people fleeing Instagram and returning to—or trying out—Flickr, I thought it worth describing one of Flickr’s less well-known privacy features: geofencing. Geofencing is a way of controlling who gets to see the location information associated with your photos. Flickr, like iPhoto, allows you to set that information through a map interface, but…


Setting my coordinate

Too many posts of my retuning of old scripts. This is another one, but I’ll try to make it the last one for a while. Today I was going to use my coordinate script to set the location of several dozen photos I took with a standard, non-GPS-equipped camera. I’d taken a photo in the…


Saving space with sips

Do you know about sips, the “scriptable image processing system”? It’s a Mac-specific tool for querying and modifying images, the command-line sibling of the AppleScript Image Events library. I use it in snapftp, my screenshot/upload utility, but probably haven’t used it as much as I should directly in the Terminal. For simple manipulations, especially resizing,…


Updated photo labeling tip

A couple of years ago, I wrote this tip on how to use OmniGraffle to put readable text labels on photos. The tip worked, and will still work, but there’s a better way, and I realized while writing my last entry that I’d never shared the better way. As I said in the original tip,…


Selecting nonRAW photos in iPhoto via AppleScript

I’ve started using the RAW format on my Canon G10 and have run into a small annoyance when importing into iPhoto. Both the RAW image and an accompanying JPEG of the same photo are imported, giving me two images for every photo. The JPEGs seem unnecessary; they contain less information than the RAWs and new…


Poor man’s cable release

I was going to take fireworks photos on Saturday with my Canon G10, which has a fireworks mode (focus at infinity, 2-second exposure, f8.0, ISO 80), but decided that I was already carrying more to the park—chairs, blanket, bug spray, etc.—than I wanted to. Maybe I’ll take photos next year, when my boys are older…


FMiL

Today I got my copy of iLife ’09 and installed it. I’ll start playing around with iMovie and iDVD eventually, I’m sure my older son will get interested in those programs and in GarageBand and iWeb, but my immediate interest was in iPhoto. So far it’s been a series of disappointments. I’ve never been a…


Snappy

On my way into work yesterday, I pedaled past this guy resting alongside the Waubonsie Creek Trail. The path runs between a creek and a pond, and I’m not sure if he was going from one to the other or was just out to stretch his legs. I stopped and pulled out my camera for…


Derotating JPEGs with exiftool

After importing photos from my digital camera, I often find that pictures I took in landscape mode are rotated to portrait mode. Rotating photos is no big deal—I can’t imagine any image editor that won’t let you do it—but I want the rotation to be done losslessly and I want to know it’s being done…