MacVoices #23230: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos (1)

Jeff Carlson, author of Take Control of Your Digital Photos, 3rd Edition discusses the growing challenge of managing the increasing volume of digital photos, primarily stemming from smartphones and other devices. The conversation explores the lack of time for photo organization and the need for efficient strategies to process and edit photos. Jeff also introduces various tools and apps, including an AI-based photo analysis tool and Peakto, offering powerful search capabilities for photographers dealing with images across multiple platforms. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


0:01:59 The Increasing Problem of Managing Digital Photos
0:02:28 The Challenge of Managing an Overflow of Photos
0:03:51 The Frustration of Time-Consuming Photo Organization
0:05:38 The Core Problem of Dealing with Digital Photos
0:07:13 Exploring Services and Eliminating Irrelevant Solutions
0:09:34 Organizing Photos with Keywords for Easy Retrieval
0:11:45 The Catch of Automated Tagging: Lack of Control
0:13:15 The Challenge of AI Bias in Image Recognition
0:14:47 Enhancing Keyword Tagging with AI
0:17:03 Saving Time and Energy with AI-Generated Keywords
0:17:31 Advanced Search Feature in Peak Two App
0:19:19 Text-to-Image Generators in Reverse
0:20:10 AI vs Machine Learning: Clearing Up the Confusion
0:21:43 Tools for Accessing and Organizing Photo Libraries
0:22:46 Choosing the Right Image Management System
0:24:04 Challenges of Managing Multiple Libraries
0:26:04 Peakto: The Solution for Managing Scattered Libraries
0:28:51 iCloud Photos Limitations and Syncing with Multiple Libraries
0:30:19 Power Photos App for Managing Multiple Libraries
0:31:21 Jeff Carlson Shares Tips for Organizing Photos


Avalanche by CYME

ON1 Photo Keyword AI

Excire Foto

Peakto by CYME

Houda Photos Workbench


Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features 


Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events.


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