How can I help with Apple, Photos, iCloud and photography?
In theory it’s simple. Any image (including video) you capture on any device should automatically be uploaded and made available across all your other devices using iCloud (assuming you have sufficient storage space). Not only does this mean everything is available to you everywhere, but it also means you should never lose a single image.
Not only this but the built in editing tools of Photos on Mac and iOS mean you should be able to create fantastic images on any Apple platform, sharing these wherever you like.
These are promises I can buy into, but even though I live and breathe this stuff I still find it a little challenging — I’m not certain that’s a crisis of belief, or a crisis caused by a degree of technology confusion, but I don’t find the experience as seamless as described.
Not only do some images never seem to proliferate, but proliferation seems less than instantaneous in some cases, and the options to control it all leave me a little confused.
That’s great business for me — I’m already working on books and stories to help guide people through the various confusions, but I can’t help but feel that if I, a relatively experienced Apple user, if I am finding the experience not seamless enough, then how is it for less experienced users?
So, I’m really interested in people’s comments on iPhoto on both OS X and iOS. I don’t just want the criticisms, and I don’t just want the tips (though I want both of those too), I’m asking anyone who chances across this blog, when it comes to Photos on Apple’s platforms:
- What works?
- What doesn’t work?
- What do you love? What do you loathe?
- What needs improving? And how would you improve it, if you could?
- What do you find most confusing when navigating Photos (and iCloud)?
- What could I write about that would help you have a better experience?
I’m keen to deliver my readers information they can use (not just opinions), so please, if you have anything you wish to share on this matter, do let me know — either in Comments here (sorry for the delay I have to moderate them because the Internet’s gone weird) or with a quick Twitter message (@jonnyevans_cw).
I look forward to hearing from you.