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Ask LH: How Can I Permanently Tag Names Onto Digital Photos?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m organising my family photos digitally and have a burning question — how can I tag people’s names for posterity? Picasa, iPhoto and the like can recognise faces and record names, but the names are stored in a separate database, not attached to the photo. How can I store this data for posterity, guarding against different programs and different operating systems for the next 50 years? What is the digital equivalent of writing a person’s name on the back of a photo?


Use Google+ To Selectively Back Up Local Folders

Android: Even if you’re not a fan of Google+, the company’s suite of photo software is pretty impressive. One handy but lesser known feature is the ability to selectively backup local folders.


How To Look Better In Photos Based On Your Body Type

Most of us don’t like to see ourselves in photographs, because we don’t like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to look better when the shutter clicks.


Wayfare Shows You The World By Connecting You With People Far Away

Android/iOS: Travelling is a great way to expand your horizons and learn about the world beyond your doorstep, but you can’t travel all the time. Wayfare, a new mobile app, wants to help you explore far off places by connecting you with the people that live there. Here’s how it works.


This Graphic Shows How To Remove Embarrassing Photos From Social Media

Even if you think you’re sharing or storing photos privately online, there’s always a chance that your pictures could inadvertently get into the wrong hands. Here’s how to completely remove photos you don’t want shared from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter.


Make Sure Your Phone's Photos Aren't Revealing Your Location

Your photos might be revealing your location without you realising it. Here’s how to make sure your phone doesn’t log the location of each photo you take.


Email More Than Five Photos At Once With Documents For iOS

iOS: Apple’s Mail app doesn’t allow you to send more than five photos at once on the iPhone. File management app Documents now relieves users of that struggle.


Use Image Capture To Quickly Clear Out Your iPhone's Camera Roll

If your iPhone’s camera roll is getting a bit out of hand and taking up a lot of space, you’ll need to mass-delete at least some of those photos. The Sweet Setup reminds us that the quickest way to do that on a Mac is with Image Capture.


Likes Downloads Your Favourite Instagram Photos And Videos

iOS: Instagram doesn’t let you save any of the images you see on the app. Likes is a neat and free solution to download any photo and video to your iPhone or iPad’s Photos gallery.


Focus Stops People Scrolling Through Photos You Don't Want To Share

Android: When you hand your phone over to friends so they can see a particular photo, you may find they often swipe through your other images while they’re at it. To protect your privacy, Focus blocks access to photos other than those you select.