Make Your Own Custom Dark Mode Menu Bar Icons For OS X Yosemite Apps

The dark menu bar in OS X Yosemite is great, but a lot of icons don’t play well with the new look. iDownloadBlog shows off how to make your own so they integrate better.


Ask LH: Who Owns The Rights When A Professional Photographer Takes My Picture?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a gift voucher for a fashion shoot with a professional photographer. The package includes the photo session itself plus one large print. I was hoping to get digital copies of some good shots (if not all of them). Who owns the rights to those images? Can I ask for them without having to pay for them?


Metaflop Lets You Create And Customise Your Own Fonts For Free

Looking for the the perfect font? Metaflop Modulator makes it easy to create custom fonts simply by adjusting some sliders.


Makeovr Adds Invisible Icons To iOS For Home Screen Customisation

iOS: If you’re sick of the boring grid view of your apps on iOS, Makeovr is a little web app that allows you to create invisible icons so you can customise your home screen in any way you want. Once you get those invisible icons installed, you can do a lot more with your home screen.


The Controller Home Screen

Android: The most elegant designs are the ones that can convey the most information in the simplest ways. Today’s home screen features a clock, battery meter, and several popup launcher categories in a single circle.


How To Craft Your Own Super-Resolution Photographs With A Regular DSLR

Not everyone has the cash to spend on a 50 megapixel camera, even if such a device now exists at the consumer level. That said, it is possible to dramatically increase the amount of detail in the pictures you take with your 10-20 megapixel shooter, if you’re willing to spend some time in Photoshop.


Take Photos Of Space With Your Smartphone, Filters And A Telescope

If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of the moon with your smartphone, you know it’s basically impossible to get anything better than an over-exposed white blip. However, it’s possible to take great pictures with your smartphone as long as you have a decent telescope. Andrew Symes of Canadian Astronomy explains how.


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Print Instant Photos At My Wedding?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m on the hunt for an instant print camera that also saves to SD card for my wedding coming up in a couple of months. I have delved the depths of the internet and found two options — the Polaroid Socialmatic and the Polaroid Z2300 — but the reviews suggest the printing is slow and I don’t want the guests to have to work out the menu (especially as the night races on and the drinks are flowing). Any other options for a combined digital/printing solution?


Pick A Paint Palette To Tie Together All Your Rooms

Decorating your home so that it feels inviting to visitors and comfy to you can be a challenge. You need to consider a lot of elements, from seating height to how much you have to spend. Make the process easier on yourself by choosing a group of paint colours to use throughout your entire home.


Affinity Photo Is A Feature-Rich Photoshop Alternative, Currently Free

Mac: The makers of one of our favourite Adobe Illustrator alternatives, Affinity Designer, are back with a high-end Photoshop replacement, Affinity Photo. And you can currently grab the beta for free.