Jeff CarlsonContributor, Macworld

Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, is the author of Photos for OS X and iOS (Peachpit Press) and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac (Take Control Books), among many other books. He’s also a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor at TidBITS, and writes for publications in addition to Macworld such as

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless review: SD card reader for your iPad or iPhone

Running out of storage space on your iOS device? You can use an SD card and this wireless reader to supplement your storage.

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First look: Adobe Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe's pro photography editing software has come to the iPad: Take an in-depth tour of its features with Macworld contributor and photographer Jeff Carlson.

Take better DSLR shots using...your smartphone?

Wireless DSLR tethering gadgets let you compose and shoot remotely


Four things Apple could do to improve iPhoto right now

iPhoto is good, but it’s sure not great. Jeff Carlson thinks he knows the steps Apple should take to cure what ails the app.

Review: iStabilizer Dolly creates smooth, stable tracking shots with your phone or camera

The iStabilizer Dolly is a compact, configurable device for taking smooth, stable tracking shots using an iPhone or small camera.

How to make DVDs as holiday gifts

A DVD (and increasingly, a high-definition Blu-ray disc) is still a near-universal way to share your photos and videos as a holiday gift. Here's how.

Create iMovie titles or watermarks with creative overlays

Want more control over how text appears or want a custom graphic or logo to appear in the corner of your video? It’s easy to do in iMovie '11.

Photos to movies: How to transform images into a motion picture

Here's a creative way to make a fun movie out of still images.

How to time-stamp your video in iMovie

Sometimes you just need that video to have a time stamp. If so, Jeff Carlson walks you through some simple steps.

Creative audio workarounds in iMovie for iOS

These techniques go a long way toward making the process of working with audio easier in iMovie's mobile app.

OmniOutliner for iPad

From its emphasis on speedy outline creation to its ability to work deeply within outlines without having to pass it off to the Mac, the iPad version of The Omni Group's outline tool gets the job done.

Import camera videos directly into iMovie '11

Instead of taking a trip through iPhoto, it is possible to import movies created with still cameras directly into iMovie '11.

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With gfxCardStatus, you can see when your dual-video-card-equipped MacBook Pro uses each GPU. You can even force the laptop to use integrated graphics when you're trying to conserve battery power.

Create a sports highlight in iMovie '11

iMovie's Sports theme gives you the tools to create your own sports video channel.

iMovie for iOS 1.2

iMovie for iOS 1.2 for the iPad makes movie editing tactile and engaging. While the app isn't perfect, it offers a surprising amount of flexibility. Jeff Carlson weighs in with this review.