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TidBITS#749/04-Oct-04

Charles Maurer continues his exploration of making better digital images by focusing on how you and your Mac view and work with color. On the music front, Apple releases Logic Pro 7, Logic Express 7, and two new GarageBand Jam Packs. Adam discovers ManOpen, a tool for viewing Unix man pages outside of the Terminal application. In the news, Apple ups the storage of .Mac accounts, registration for Macworld Expo 2005 in San Francisco opens, and look for Matt Neuburg’s sessions at the AppleScript Pro conference.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Learn Some Serious AppleScript in Newport, RI

Learn Some Serious AppleScript in Newport, RI -- Having written a book about AppleScript (AppleScript: The Definitive Guide from O'Reilly), I like being asked to do cool AppleScript-related things; and having been a college professor for many years, there's nothing I enjoy so much as live teaching in front of a classroom

Adam Engst No comments

Save on .Mac Renewals

Like many people who subscribed to .Mac back when Apple morphed the service over from iTools, I recently received an email message reminding me that my .Mac membership would automatically renew for $100 plus tax, making the total cost nearly $110

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Logic Pro 7, Logic Express 7, and Jam Packs Released

Apple's music focus lately has been on the iTunes Music Store, but the company sang a different tune last week when it introduced Logic Pro 7, Logic Express 7, and two additional Jam Packs that can be used with those applications as well as GarageBand. Logic Pro 7 adds three new software instruments: Sculpture, a "component-modeling based synthesizer;" UltraBeat, a drum machine; and Guitar Amp Pro, a guitar amplifier simulator

Adam Engst No comments

ManOpen Opens Man Pages

As much as I'm perfectly capable of getting around via the Unix command line, I won't pretend I'm fluent or comfortable in that environment. Usually, I just spend some time figuring out the syntax and all the obscure little switches for some command, then record it in NoteBook so I don't have to go through the process again if I don't remember everything the next time I need the command. In that process of learning how to express a particular Unix command, I rely on the Unix man pages, like everyone else

Charles Maurer No comments

Colour & Computers

A cynic might be tempted to say that there are two categories of photographer, those who admit they have problems matching colour, and liars. Matching colour ought to be simple, according to the ads, yet it rarely seems to be. The problem is not you, the problem is that colour is astonishingly complex

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Digital Negative archival photo format -- Adobe has just released a new digital file format, Digital Negative (DNG)