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Monday, June 11, 2012

Aperture, iPhoto and Final Cut Pro Updated for Retina Display

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:30 PM

"Several of Apple's popular Mac apps received updates today following the WWDC keynote, many of which help the apps take full advantage of the new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro's display."

Aperture got most of the update love, but they didn't leave out iPhoto or Final Cut Pro so those two programs could also take advantage of the Retina Display on the new Macbook Pros.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

iPhoto or Photoshop Touch?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:09 PM

"The Retina display on the new iPad is one of the tablet's defining features, and it makes the device ideally suited for multimedia work, including image editing. Apple's new iPhoto app and Adobe's Photoshop Touch are taking advantage of that opportunity by bringing powerful photo editing and sharing tools to the iPad."

I haven't done much with either program, although both are on my iPad. I'm not really sure which is the best for my needs, and I'm still weighing both options but at least with this article it makes it clearer. What are your thoughts on these two programs for iPad?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a Couple Updates for OS X...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

"Apple has posted two Software Updates: one fixing bugs and adding new card themes to iPhoto, and a second that solves a problem with OpenType fonts in Mac OS X 10.6.7."

The iPhoto update takes it to 9.1.2 and adds some card themes and improves on the stability. This also fixes several minor issues. The Snow Leopard update brings OS X some fixes for some OpenType font display problems as well as a printing issue from Preview. You can find out more on the font update at the Apple support site here, and head on over here to get the info on the iPhoto update.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eye-Fi GeoX2 Announced, Geared for iPhoto and MobileMe

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM

"Eye-Fi, pretty much the only company in town doing interesting things with SD cards, have just announced their newest card: the Apple-exclusive Eye-Fi GeoX2."

Just like the other cards in the line, this one will let you upload images via Wi-Fi, but the twist with this card is that it will directly interface with iPhoto and MobileMe, as well as Picasa, Facebook and several other online services. You also get the Endless Mode and geo-tagging features, and this card should be available in May of this year, retail price listed at $69.99 USD for the 4GB version.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iTunes Wasn't the Only Update Yesterday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"In the midst of all the hoopla over iTunes 9.1 yesterday, Apple quietly snuck a few other updates out the door."

They also provided the iPhone Configuration Utility 2.2 for Mac OS X, QuickTime for Leopard 7.6.6 and Quicktime for Windows 7.6.6. The iPhone update does a few things, such as letting you "create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs." The other two, for QuickTime, take care of "reliability issues and security, along with some reliability improvements for iMovie." Oh, and lest I forget, there was also an iPhoto update to 8.1.2.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tips For Making That Perfect Card With iPhoto

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"Now that the fridge is packed with Thanksgiving leftovers and the radio is broadcasting hourly traffic reports for mall parking lots, it's time to start thinking about the pending holiday season and the big H.C. That's right: Holiday Cards."

iPhoto is a great way to create cards, books or calendars, and this article has some great tips on how to turn out a crowd pleasing product. I've made a few books using iPhoto and they really have made the process simple, this is some fine tuning that could come in handy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Apple Updates iPhoto, Final Cut Server and Xsan Server

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple has introduced updates to iPhoto (improving the face recognition feature) and Final Cut Server."

iPhoto was updated to version 8.1.1 while Final Cut Server was updated to version 1.5.1. For iPhoto, several issues were addressed included facial recognition accuracy and performance, book ordering and iPod Touch support. For Final Cut Server the updates include fixing slowdowns in the check in and out process, aspect ratio correction for thumbnails for anamorphic clips and reliability when adding or removing archive devices. You can update via the Software Update function or head to the downloads page at Apple.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Announced

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"Adobe on Wednesday morning announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac and Windows versions), offering automated and "intelligent" photo-editing software for consumers"

Adobe calls this the perfect complement to iPhoto, and this version will have all of the features in Adobe Bridge CS4 software as well as all the intelligent photo-editing features that are found in the Windows version. The Windows version is available now, the Intel only Mac version, requiring OS X 10.4 Tiger or later (Snow Leopard compatible), will be available in October this year for $100.00 USD. Adobe is offering a $20.00 USD main-in rebate through October 31st for the electronic delivery version.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Eye-Fi Geo for Your Geotagging Needs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

"Although it isn't true GPS like the iPhone 3G has (and possibly the unannounced iPod touch), Eye-Fi is now offering Apple's iPhoto users a way to organize their pictures in Places without having a GPS-enabled camera."

Basically it geotags the photos so you don't have to do it later, allowing iPhoto's "Places" plot it on a map for you. Handy if you don't already have a device that tags your photos, such as an iPhone. You can also upgrade it for a $9.99 USD yearly fee so you can share the photos online at a variety of sites, including MobileMe, of course.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One More Round of Updates from Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple rounded off another Tuesday with small point updates to iPhoto '09 and Mac OS X's iLife Support files. Both are available in Software Update for their respective users. Rounding off another "Update Tuesday," Apple followed today's sweeping desktop, router, and AirPort Client upgrades with two software updates for users of Aperture, iLife '09, and iWork '09."

According to Apple, the iPhoto Update 8.0.1 is supposed to "improve overall stability and addresses minor issues in a number of areas, including internet connectivity, keyword import, and slideshow export." The iLife Support 9.0.1 update "improves overall stability, addresses a number of other minor issues and is recommended for all users of Aperture, iLife '09, and iWork '09." And there you have it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iLife '09 First Impressions

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

It would not be possible to do a full review of iLife '09 after having had it for as short a period of time as I have, but I still wanted to give you the skinny on what I've noticed. As you all know, I was very excited to see a new version of iLife at MacWorld, and I think that Apple has done nothing to shake my confidence in iLife in general. It's still a solid package, a great value, and a must-own for any Mac user. Read more...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Picasa Coming to the Mac in 2009?

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

"Although most of Google's software is available for the Mac, the company's Picasa photo application has been conspicuously absent. There hasn't been much in the way of Mac news related to Picasa, either, but some news appeared this week that is putting Picasa back in the minds of Mac users. According to an AppleInsider source, a Mac version of the software is not only coming, but is already undergoing internal beta testing at Google."

Dear iPhoto,

You've been annoying me since the very first version of you I tried on my very first Mac 5 years ago. While I think you're a swell program, you're also a pain in the butt to deal with and frankly I can't wait until you have some competition. I can wait as long as it takes for a great version of Picasa to come out, and once it does, I will happily show you the door. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Your Pal,


PS: As much as I love iMovie '08, let him know the same fate awaits him if he doesn't shape up.

Tags: apple, mac, picasa, iphoto

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