Patches was laying down on my desk. I thought it was a good candidate for today’s photo-a-day. Unfortunately she was sitting on my phone, and my Nikon was not quickly accessible. What can I do?
Well, I have a webcam on my laptop. Could I use that? I did a Spotlight Search for camera and webcam but they didn’t turn up anything useful. I checked Launchpad to see if there was a camera app of some kind. That’s when I saw it.
Is that still a thing? I popped it open and sure enough, it’s still a thing. I angled my lappy to face the cat and BANG, photo acquired. I opened it up in Photos to clean it up a little and, as always, was a tiny bit saddened by the lack of groovy filters. I messed around with it a tiny bit and then clicked the export button to see what my options were. It used to be able to connect to Flickr, but not any more. I clicked the “more” option at the bottom of the drop down and saw something I never noticed before.
Extensions? In Photos? Huh.
There were no options available but I wasn’t ready to let it go so I did something I never do… I went to the Mac App Store. I searched for Photos Extensions and sure enough a few things came up. I searched for Photos Filters and much to my surprise a Free app displayed. I figured I would install it just to use it as a guinea pig for the Photos extensions. Much to my surprise, it worked!
Now my Flickr Photo-a-Day pic is a Photo Booth snap, edited in Photos, using a third party filter app. It’s just a day of firsts for me!