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Please, Apple, bring retouching to Photos.app

Week 301.0 — 31st July '23

It's really the only feature missing from the iOS and iPadOS Photos app when editing photos and the only feature I covet from the Google's photo ecosystem.

Yes, I can jump into Pixelmator and take care of it, but that always feels like a terrible workflow and I couldn't tell you right now if that means space is taken up by a copy of the photo for that purpose even if the original is overwritten.

Despite mourning the loss of Aperture on the newer versions of macOS, I have made piece with editing photos on my iPhone and/or iPad. That includes photos taken on a DSLR, my philosophy is to just ruthlessly cull and then edit the photos I take.

So please, Apple, make it so! It's my only wish for iOS 17 at this point and given how well on-device recognition is, I would hope it's a feature that trickles down to older devices.

The cover photo (edits on a Mac in Aperture back in 2016) can be found on Flickr.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 301.1 – Monday
    1. Stephanie Shih's Ceramic Sculptures of Familiar Objects kottke.org
  2. 301.2 – Tuesday
    1. If other media companies thought about brand equity the way Elon Musk thinks about Twitter's (er, X's) Joshua Benton on niemanlab.org
    2. The Yankees Booger Up Their Uniforms With Patches From Starr Insurance daringfireball.net
  3. 301.4 – Thursday
    1. How they make the FIFA World Cup trophy Great Big Story on youtube.com
    2. Fantasy Meets Reality cabel.com
  4. 301.6 – Saturday
    1. London's Urban Foxes theatlantic.com

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