photos Stories July 31

Apple announced earlier this month that it would be discontinuing its photo printing service by September 30, 2018. This means that users will need to look at other third-party solutions.

However, today VentureBeat revealed that RR Donnelley was a partner for Apple’s first-party photo printing service. And with that, the company is also releasing its own app called Motif that lets macOS Photos users continue to purchase calendars and books similar to the ones Apple was offering.

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photos Stories July 12

Apple is discontinuing its Photo Print Products service, which has been integrated into iPhoto since its launch in 2002. The service expanded from simple prints, to albums, photo books, and calendars. It stayed around on the Mac when iPhoto was replaced with the Photos app a couple of years ago, but the service never made the leap to iOS.

Later this year, Apple will stop offering the service altogether. A new message in macOS 10.13.6 Photos app says that final orders for Apple’s built-in service must be placed by September 30, 2018.

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photos Stories July 5

iOS 12: How to access Photos in the Messages app

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 is how the photo library is managed in the Messages app. Previously, the photo picker was available when tapping the camera icon. However, with iOS 12, Apple has turned Photos into a full on Messages app and now sits in the App Store tab versus the camera tab.

photos Stories May 22

Gemini Photos is a new iPhone app from MacPaw that uses machine learning to help you clean up your photo library and free up storage space. The new app marks the first iOS app from MacPaw, which makes CleanMyMac 3, Gemini 2, and the app subscription service Setapp for Mac. Similar to Gemini for Mac, Gemini Photos for iOS specializes in finding similar images and even photos that it believes may be notes so you can slim down your photo library to just the images you want to keep.

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photos Stories May 13

I’ve always been a huge fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix back in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I’ve written countless articles about Photo Management and discussed it on countless podcasts. Photo management is something I care deeply about.

While I have all my photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library (the 2TB plan), I also still use Google Photos as well. You might wonder why? While I’m firmly entrenched in the Apple ecosystem from a hardware and software perspective, I always like to be flexible.

By keeping a dual copy of my photos in both system, I can easily swap to a Chromebook or Android device without missing a beat. Anytime I make an album in iCloud Photo Library; I always create the same album in Google Photos. Doing this allows me to stay up to date on the strengths and weaknesses of both.

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photos Stories May 9

iPhone: How to recover recently deleted photos

If you happen to delete all of your photos by accident, you may be concerned that there’s no way to recover any of the photos. Luckily, Apple’s Photos app has a way to recover recently deleted photos.

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