It doesn't take much for your camera's battery to fade, even if you started with multiple, all fully charged. If you're running on empty, either because it's been a long day or you just forgot to pack a backup, these tips will help you make the most of the charge you have left without sacrificing your photos.
Preview is one of the best parts of macOS. It's an image viewer, lightweight PDF editor and more. Six Colours reminds us that it's also probably the simplest way to quickly batch resize a bunch of images.
Usually when you're taking a portrait photo of two people and one of them is significantly taller, you'd get something like an apple box for the shorter person to stand on. But what if there's nothing on hand? To adjust the taller person's height without hunching over, have them spread their feet apart.
Android: In your default camera app, there's probably a shortcut to your phone's gallery app so you can quickly access the pictures you just took. If you'd rather use the awesome Google Photos app, there's an easy way to add a shortcut to your camera.
Why roll dice with your hands when a dedicated tower can do the work for you? How about one that's sturdy, yet folds away neatly for storage and transport? Turns out the plans for such a device are straightforward and while laser-cutting is the easiest way to make one, you're free to use more traditional methods.
DIY isn't always the easiest way to do something, but it's usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let's check out some great DIY tech projects that will teach you a ton about the tools you probably use every day — and protect your privacy and give you control over your own data in the process.
I can't say if photographer Jay P. Morgan is going to work his way through all the platonic solids, but his new tutorial video on the "laws of light", which focuses on the cube, is as good a place as any to start. Morgan's previous clip on spheres proved informative and this one is no different.
Redditor Chuckles17 just finished setting up his workspace, and the end result looks great. Check out this short video tour above, and some more photos of the triple-monitor setup — and a second workspace off to the left — below.
iOS: Apple recently introduced a new Portrait Mode that adds a faux depth-of-field effect when you take a photo, but it only works on the iPhone 7 Plus. With Patch, you can get a similar effect on any iPhone.
Using a Raspberry Pi to power a weather station is one of the most popular projects out there, but Make tossed in a few extra details, including a handy display that shows how the weather's changed.
Windows: Affinity Photo, the superb Photoshop alternative on Mac, is now available on Windows computers. And you can currently download and use the software for free.