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The beta for Apple OS X Yosemite is expected to drop tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).  This is a public beta program that allows the first 1 million users signed up to test drive the next release of OS X.  The goal is to try it out and submit your feedback to Apple. Some official details…   […]

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This is a guest post by Matt Kloskowski be sure to catch him at this year’s Photoshop World. There’s been speculation for a while now, but it’s confirmed. Apple is stopping future development of Aperture. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Aperture actually came out right around the time when Lightroom did (even […]

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Our friends at KelbyOne have a free seminar today on switching from Aperture to Lightroom.  This might be helpful to those of you thinking of switching. The event is today and you can register here. Aperture to Lightroom June 30, 2014 | 7:00pm ET Come and join the Lightroom Pros: Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski for […]

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Apple announced today that it will no longer add features to its professional imaging application Aperture. Apple will continue to update camera formats for the foreseeable future. Apple is folding iPhoto and Aperture into its new release of the Photos app included in the recently announced Mac OSX Yosemite operating system coming this fall. The […]

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Batteries. Seems a creative professionals life runs on batteries.  The ability to work on the go, anywhere, any time. My phone, tablet, laptop, cameras all run on batteries. The Problem with Rechargeable Batteries Over time, rechargeable batteries wear out and need to be replaced.  I’m not talking about losing a charge, rather the total number of […]

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If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.04). OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac. You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by […]

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Scott Bourne’s new book — 72 Essays on Photography — is now available in Apple’s iBookstore.  You can read the book on Mac or iPad with the iBooks application.  To see the book click here —https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/72-essays-on-photography/id816021495?ls=1&mt=11. Scott spent 40 years as a photographer and has crafted several inspirational essays to help photographers find their spirit. I have […]

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Before I begin, let me state that my shop is cross platform.  We use both Mac and Windows.   The Mac just celebrated it’s 30th birthday.  I’ve been using them for that long and owned one for 24 years (no, not the same one). Apple recently released an interactive survey where which built a cool […]

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If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.02). OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. In good news, […]

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Apple has recently released a bug fix update for Aperture.  Version 3.5.1 is a free update for all Aperture 3 users.  You can get the update here. Here’s what fixed: White Balance now works as expected when using the Temperature & Tint eyedropper tool Fixes an issue that could cause the rectangles indicating detected faces […]

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camupdatemavericks

If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped. OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera RAW […]

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apertureupdate

Warning: This article is both news and opinion.  I report on what’s changed, and comment on the improvements made to Aperture. Apple quietly released an Aperture update.  Before you get excited… it’s not Aperture 4 (what many of you have been anxiously waiting for).  But there are a handful of additions and bug fixes of […]

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Whether you’re building a slideshow or editing a video, music is an important factor to consider for emotional connection to the audience.  The internet is tempting with many sites that allow you to download any song you desire.  But we have to warn you.  Just because it is “free” doesn’t mean it’s legal to use in […]

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On Monday, we told you about our two iBooks… The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure and Secrets of HDR.  These books are truly interactive with audio, video, quizzes, and scaling images.  While many of you have already downloaded them, a many of you couldn’t as at that time they were only available for iPad. I’ll […]

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Apple seems to be picking up its pace on Raw file format updates.  This makes two updates in about a month. This new update is somewhat small, but addresses three specific use scenarios. Available to download is the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09.  Just click the Apple menu and choose Software Update…. You can […]

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The weekend is a great time to get organized.  Here’s a quick tip for Apple iPhoto users.  Learn how to add your photos to a Smart Album automatically using parameters like ratings, keywords, locations, or even facial recognition profiles.  This makes it a snap to find things and keeps things organized. ______ This Post Sponsored by: […]

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If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have recently shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera […]

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