When you own multiple Macs that are linked to the same iCloud credentials and you also have iCloud Photos turned on, you may want to not sync the iCloud Photos library to every one of your Macs. Is that possible? Yes, but you need to read the fine print before checking or unchecking boxes.Apple uses iCloud Photos (the newish name for iCloud Photos Library) as its keystone for letting you have your photos and videos on all your iCloud-linked devices. Through a combination of sync of thumbnails and full-resolution media, you can access all your assets wherever you are, even when you’re off the internet.However, iCloud Photos requires a certain level of commitment. Any device linked to iCloud Photos has to retain the full library—even if each item of media is just a thumbnail—and you can’t pick and choose what’s synced.I’ve heard from people with multiple Macs, who want to keep at least one Mac out of that sync set while continuing to use iCloud. … [Read more...] about Can you opt out a Mac for iCloud Photos? Yes, but click carefully
A Qualcomm executive has reportedly said 64MP and 100MP+ phones are coming this year. The executive said multiple brands will offer the technology, suggesting it’s not a once-off move. Ultra high resolution cameras generally use pixel-binning tech for great low-light snaps It seems like the megapixel war has returned to smartphones, as various manufacturers launch 32MP and 48MP devices in recent months. But we aren’t stopping at 48MP, according to a Qualcomm executive.Judd Heape, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Product Management (Camera, Computer Vision, and Video), told MySmartPrice that OEMs are working with sensor makers to release 64MP and 100MP+ smartphones later this year. Read: Qualcomm quietly reveals 192MP photo support for recent chipsets The executive didn’t divulge any specific details, but reportedly said we can expect “multiple” brands with the tech by the end of the year. This certainly suggests that these sensors are an … [Read more...] about Expect 64MP and 100MP+ smartphones by end of 2019, says Qualcomm exec
Deletion seems so final, and it’s worthwhile to pause a moment and reflect before clicking any Delete button or selecting any Delete menu item. In Photos for macOS, you’re presented with many opportunities to delete items and collections, but Apple fortunately spells out the effects.One area that confuses people regularly is how Photos deletes albums—both the regular static kind and “smart” albums that use criteria to select what appears within them. Surely, deleting an album might drop the photos and videos the albums contains into the trash?Fortunately, it does not. In its internal structure, Photos separates out the actual media files from all the containers and organizing structures it makes available. When you delete any album you’ve created, whether it’s smart or static, Photos only deletes the organizing framework. The original media remains in the library untouched.Apple even makes an effort to reassure you. When you Control-click (or … [Read more...] about What happens when you delete an album in the Mac’s Photos app?
3 These days everyone is a photographer. Simply by playing with our camera phones, we understand the experimental possibilities of photography far more than we did even 10 years ago. So what is left for the poor old cutting-edge photographer to do? Nothing so mundane as simply taking a photograph, it seems, judging by the work of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. German artist Arwed Messmer’s presentation consists entirely of police archive photographs of the Red Army Faction – also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group – whose terrorist atrocities rocked Seventies Germany. At one end of the room is a picture taken immediately after the killing of a student... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Deutsche Börse Photography Prize shortlist, review: these photos are concerned with identity more than craft
Leica’s compact-yet-powerful Q was one of the most interesting cameras released in the past few years. A true photographer’s camera, the Q combined a large full-frame sensor with a fast, sharp lens in a camera small enough to be carried almost everywhere. Nearly four years later, Leica is back with the Q2, which retains the compact design and overall appearance of the original, but with some significant performance improvements. The headlining feature of the Q2 is its new sensor, which has the same full-frame size as before, but comes with an increase to 47.3 megapixels of resolution over the 24 megapixels of the original. That puts the Q2 in line with some of the higher resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, and Canon that have come out since the original’s launch, and even has it in spitting distance of medium format cameras from Fujifilm, Pentax, and Hasselblad. The new sensor also comes with an upgraded processor, which enables things like a slightly expanded ISO … [Read more...] about Leica’s new Q2 has a 47-megapixel sensor