Filters, Filters, Filters

No, I haven’t suddenly switched this blog from computing posts to air conditioning information. While the picture above shows airflow through a series of air conditioner filters, we’re going to look at a different kind of filter. This filter IS computing related. Filter Definition In my post from October 8, 2020 (Crop Away), I talked about cropping pictures. I gave […]

Photo Size

When we talk about photo size, our conversation can go down hill quickly. Why? Mistakes in our thinking often abound because we tend to confuse a photo’s pixel size with its file size and/or its physical dimensions. Photo Size Measured In Pixels Let’s look at an example: Both of the pictures above are 1536 x 2048 pixels in size. When […]

Sorting Your Pictures By Tags

It’s been two years since I first explained picture tags and how valuable they are for sorting and searching your photos. (See: “Tag! You’re It!”) While tags are immensely helpful, there’s a problem: tagging every picture is so very time-consuming. For instance, on my main computer, I have 52,374 pictures. (By the time you read this, there’ll be more.) Can […]

Photos: Getting Keyed Up

Are you familiar with using keywords to tag your photos? In the left frame above, Gus is on our back porch; meanwhile, in the right frame, the keywords associated with his picture are listed. What is the purpose of keywords? The primary function is to aid in sorting. For instance, on my computer, I have this many photos: Yes, you […]

Pic Stitch

In my July 21, 2020 post entitled, “What A Motley Crew!” I posted the picture you see above. Someone recently asked me how I created one picture from five different pictures. (Just in case you’ve forgotten, each of those in this photo – Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian West, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden and Bill Gates – had their Twitter accounts […]

Crop Away

No, not that kind of cropping! In this post, we’ll talk about cropping a photo. Instead of the dangerous tool pictured above, we’ll use the nice, safe crop tool found in photo software. Why Crop A Photo? Why would you want to crop a photo? There are a number of reasons including wanting to remove unnecessary items in a photo […]

Stick Or Not?

A number of people have asked me if I thought having and using The Photo Stick was a good idea. From its ad on Amazon, it lists the following information: Fast- find and save 1000 photos in ten minutes. Saves 60,000 average size photos and videos. Works on both Mac and Windows. 128GB of storage. Super easy to use – […]

Google Photo Books

You didn’t think I forgot about our series on Google Photos, did you? Of course not. In today’s post, I’m sharing my video on how to use Google Photos’ Photo Book option. In case you missed the first three posts about Google Photos, you can read them here: Google Photos – Introduction Google Photos – Create An Album Google Photos […]

Google Photos – Assistant

In this post, we’re taking a look at the Google Photos Assistant. This is a brief video (just over two minutes) and it should give you an idea how Assistant works. However, what you really need to do is get into Assistant and play with it! You can’t hurt anything and you might have some fun along the way. Here’s […]

Create An Album – Google Photos

In our last post, Google Photos – Introduction, we explained the various sections of Google Photos. Today, we’re going to examine the “Album” area of Google Photos in a brief video we’ve produced. If you’re not subscribed to our YouTube channel, please do so when you view this video. Also, feel free to “Like” the video if it helps you. […]

It’s All About Placement

People often ask us why one of their email recipients can’t see a picture they’ve sent. There are multiple answers to this question but we’re going to explore just one of them today. Take a look at this screen capture of an email that’s almost ready to send: As you can see, the picture is showing in the same area […]

Gus In The Backyard

If you live on Florida’s Treasure Coast and have ever come to one of our live seminars, you probably recognize the Cairn Terrier in the picture above. He’s Gus and he’s a character! Gus is going to help us with our blog post today! One of the questions we get asked often is, “What photo app should I use?” I […]