Microsoft today released Photos Companion, an iOS app specially made for Windows 10 users to let them transfer photos from their Apple devices to PCs more easily. First circulated among beta testers in November, Photos Companion links with Windows 10’s built-in photos app by way of a QR code, after which multiple photos can be sent over the same Wi-Fi network.
Microsoft hopes the app – the result of a Microsoft Garage project – will appeal primarily to students who don’t back up their photos to a cloud service such as the company’s own OneDrive, but need a convenient way to get content from their smartphones to Windows machines in an education setting. [...]
Apple today shared three new iPhone tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, providing quick walkthroughs on shooting a Portrait mode selfie, editing a Portrait selfie, and creating a Live Photo that uses the „bounce“ effect.
The first two videos pertain to the iPhone X, which is the only iPhone that supports Portrait mode selfies thanks to the front-facing TrueDepth camera, while the Live Photos video is applicable to all devices that support Live Photos.
Each video is just over 30 seconds in length and goes through all of the steps necessary to accomplish each task using an actual iPhone screen recording to highlight each action.
Apple’s Live Photos, introduced in 2015, are photos that capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after you take a picture, with the aim of adding a little bit of life and movement to still images.
When you take a photo with an iPhone, not every shot comes out crisp and clear, but with Live Photos, if you get a blurry image, you can open it up and see if other frames you captured are clearer. If so, you can choose a new „key photo,“ aka the main photo that you see in your camera roll. Here’s how: Open up the Photos app.
Choose a Live Photo.
Tap on „Edit“ in the upper right hand corner of the display.
Using the photo [...]
Lifeprint, a company known for its iPhone-compatible ZINK photo printer, recently introduced a new, larger photo printer that’s able to print images that are 3 by 4.5 inches instead of 2 by 3 inches, the normal standard size for mini printers designed for the iPhone.
The new Lifeprint 3×4.5 Hyperphoto Printer for iPhone, priced at $150, is an Apple exclusive that’s designed to give customers a quick and easy way to instantly print their iPhone photos. Lifeprint asked me to check out the new 3×4.5 printer, and while I loved the larger image size, there are some drawbacks to be aware of before deciding to purchase one.
The new [...]