Jackie Dove

Jackie is a tech writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her specialties include Apple hardware and software, art, design, photography, video, AR, VR and 3D, and a wide range of creative and productivity apps and systems.

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How to turn old photos into new holiday calendars

Digitizing film-printed images and gathering them into a calendar is a great way to make a gift and give these old photos some new life. We take you step-by-step from start to finish.

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Focus 2 review: Specialized photo app makes lens and focus effects easy

MacPhun's Focus 2 makes it quick and easy to apply tilt-shift and depth-of-field effects to your photos.

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What's the best smartphone for photographers?

Smartphones aren't just for phone calls, or even texting or email. Now your smartphone doubles as a full-service camera, so which one is the best shooter these days? We compare several popular models to find out.

Nine photo collage iOS apps that help you bridge the snap gap

Collages, the intersection between stills and video, give your photos a unique creative spark.

Photoshop killers: Nine OS X alternatives to Photoshop

If you're looking for a photo-editing app, and don't need (or don't want) Adobe's 800-pound gorilla, here are some other options.

Adobe expands Photoshop Photography Program to everyone

From now until December 2, you too can subscribe to both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for just $10 a month.

Intensify 1.0 review: New image-editing app highlights the details

Targeted to both hobbyists and pros, this specialized, low-cost tool delivers masking, layers, and presets for photo-dramatic flair

Apple's Aperture update fixes face detection

New bug fix for professional photo management package

iPhoto 2.0 for iOS review: Better speed, search, and sharing

The new mobile version of iPhoto retains all of the great features it got last year, plus it works more smoothly and picks up a few new tricks.

iPhoto 9.5 review: Uninspiring Mavericks update doesn't change enough

New version lacks creative spark and hides too many improvements under the hood.

Pixelmator 3.0 packs new imaging engine in time for Mavericks

New Liquify tools and layer styles enhance Pixelmator's latest version.

Hands-on with iPhoto for iOS and OS X

New versions of iPhoto tighten integration between Apple hardware, desktop, and cloud services.

Apple overhauls iLife apps for both the Mac and iOS

Long-awaited upgrades finally come to Apple's iLife collection of creative desktop and mobile applications.

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Yojimbo 4 review: Stellar information manager adds better sync (for a fee)

Yojimbo 4 adds a revamped sync feature, as well as full-screen and Retina-display support, to the venerable data manager, though if you don't need sync, Yojimbo 3 will still do fine.