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More help for Photos: Metadata, the Places map, and syncing without iCloud

The introduction of Photos OS X brought a flurry of problems and questions, some more of which we answer this week.

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How to Photoshop the color of absolutely anything

Give your car, cabinets, or hair a fresh coat of paint with the magic of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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How to import, merge, and consolidate your libraries in Photos for OS X

Get the skinny on importing, merging, and consolidating photo libraries with the new OS X photo-management app, Photos.

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How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

Lightroom doesn't move your photos, only storing information about them and your edits to them. Here's how to be sure you're backing up the right files, including the catalog and your presets.

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Beat boredom with these fun photo ideas for iPhone and iPad

All you need for these creative photo projects is an iPhone or iPad and a couple of free apps.

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Think fast: How to add motion blur in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Don't just stand there. Simulate some motion blur to make your photos more visually interesting.

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Creaticity: Place photos inside text using Photoshop

Pushing your photos through text is an easy way to create a personalized gift.

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Even more Photos for OS X questions, answered

Apparently you all have an insatiable curiosity about Apple's Photos app. Chris Breen has more answers.

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Your Photos for OS X questions answered

Photos is a big change in the way Apple deals with image editing and organization. You have questions, we have answers.

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How to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos for OS X

Most of us will be waiting a month or two for the release of Photos for OS X. During that time, why not take steps to prepare your iPhoto library for the move?

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How to assess photos quickly with a star rating system

Keep the keepers, flag the best, and trash the rest with Lesa Snider's simple system for keeping your photo library under control.

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Tips for locating (and deleting) iPhoto images

Chris Breen shows you how to more easily find specific iPhoto images and delete the ones you don't want.

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How to cull your iPhoto library of duplicates and bad photos

Many of us have huge iPhoto libraries packed with duplicates and poor images. Follow these steps to weed the keepers from the clunkers.