If a site or service has asked you to set up a TXT DNS record, it’s usually to prove that you own the domain (or at least have authority to update the DNS records). It’s a quick and simple process–here’s how to do it on Cloudflare.
Grids is a third-party Instagram desktop app for Mac that offers a great way to view Instagram feeds as well as tools to upload photos and videos to Instagram directly from your Mac. Here’s how it works.
There’s a lot to like about working from a home office. But being your own tech support isn’t one of the most fun. These cloud backup services offer peace of mind to protect against losing your data when your computer or hard drive fails.
If you’re looking to manually create WebP versions from JPGs (or any other image file formats, for that matter), XnConvert is free, multiplatform, and is especially good at handling large batches of images.
There are only a few options for compressing RAW image files. Rawsie is a new app that uses sophisticated algorithms to drastically reduce the size of those thousands of RAW files taking up space on your hard drives.
YouTube thumbnails can make a real difference in whether users click on your video. Here’s an up-to-date guide to the best YouTube thumbnail size, how to enable and upload custom thumbnails, and best practices.
There are several different apps that can automate and schedule backups of photo archives to different cloud storage providers. CloudBerry is one of the simplest, and it works with a wide range of cloud services.
Whether you’re moving from HTTP to HTTPS, moving a site to a new domain, or updating links, there are times you might need site-wide search and replace to speed things up. Here are some options for Wordpress.
Instagram doesn’t offer any built-in way to schedule posts, and it even discourages automated scheduling, but it can be done. Some options play by the rules better than others. Here’s a rundown of the options.
If you have a lot of photos in your Wordpress Media Library and are looking for a better way to organize them, the WP Media Folder plugin provides a way to create virtual collections without messing up your underlying filesystem.
Hard drive docks for naked hard drives have been available with USB interfaces for several years. Now there’s a new dock with a Thunderbolt interface that promises up to double the speed. But it’s not going to be a good fit for everyone.
The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it’s also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.
Memory card backup devices combine a battery-powered hard drive with a memory card reader so you can back up your photos and videos without a computer. Here’s my hands-on review of the ColorSpace UDMA2.
If you use a lot of images on your WordPress site and are serious about speeding it up, image optimization is a great place to start and can give some really impressive gains for very little work or expense.
If your kids’ grandparents are all over Facebook, more power to them. If they’re not, here are some ideas for sharing baby photos with the grandparents in ways that provide a lasting memory they can hold in their hands.
Storing and backing up photos in the cloud is a great option as part of a broader backup system. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit. Here’s a roundup of some of the best cloud storage for photographers.