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

How to rate photos in iPhoto

Don't waste time scrolling through thousands of thumbnails in iPhoto. Instead, quickly locate the best shots in your library by organizing them with star ratings.

iMovie '11

iMovie '11 has some standout features that show off its capabilities, like Movie Trailers, long-awaited sound editing, and One-Step Effects. But there are also plenty of other enhancements indicating that this release has depth and character, like the return of a traditional timeline in Single-Row View, a fix for rolling shutter artifacts, the People Finder feature, and more. Here's Jeff Carlson's review.

First look: iMovie '11

iMovie ’11 offers more than just flashy movie trailers to Mac video editors.

Editing tips and tricks for Apple's mobile iMovie app

Apple's iMovie app for iOS 4 is fairly easy to use, but it also carries expectations based on what iMovie for Mac (or really any video editor) can do. Being a mobile app, some capabilities aren’t available—or are they? Here are some tips for expanding the editing features of iMovie 1.1.