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The problem with deleting photos from your device with iCloud Photo Library enabled

The sync service puts photos everywhere—or nowhere at all.

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How to force a full-resolution iCloud Photo Library download

A reader would like to have the benefit of optimized thumbnail storage, but also grab high-res versions when needed.

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How to use an iOS device as a waystation for photo uploads

A reader would like to transfer images to an iPad while on the road, then sync with iCloud Photo Library and free up storage in iOS.

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How to access advanced OpenType features in a variety of apps

Up your typography game in Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Quark apps.

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Understanding photography-related file formats

The lowdown on file formats used by cameras.

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Understanding basic image file formats

What's the difference between a JPEG, PNG, and TIFF? Which file format should you use and when?

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The secret to producing subtle photographic color effects in Photoshop

The trick to using Photoshop's toning presets is knowing where to find them.

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How to calculate print size for your photos

A little bit of easy math is all it takes to make sure your prints look their best.

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InDesign low memory and old software on new platforms

A reader has an error with InDesign that appears to come from using it with a new OS.

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iCloud Photo Library requires copying images to the Photos for OS X app

Photos lets you reference images as well as duplicating them into its library, but it won't upload them to iCloud.

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How to create your own Valentine cards using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Learn to create a simple yet classy Valentine cards.

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How to consolidate iPhoto libraries

A reader finds many old iPhoto libraries and doesn't know what each contains.

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How to make gorgeous landscape panoramas with Adobe Lightroom’s new Boundary Warp

Adobe’s Creative Cloud update to Lightroom offers a quick fix for vexing pano problem.

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Essential tips for creating your own ebooks

Creating and publishing your own ebook is easier than ever before.

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How to create an animated GIF in Photoshop

Learn to use Photoshop to make an animated GIF that cycles through several images to create a slideshow that plays automatically on the web.