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Cataloging Photos and Storing Them on the Computer

Digital photography lets us shoot thousands of images, but keeping track of them is a growing concern. Charles Maurer looks at programs that enable you to apply keywords and other metadata to your photos so you can find them easily later.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Aperture 2.1 Adds Plug-in Capability to Edit Photos

Apple has released Aperture 2.1, which features an architecture that enables developers to create plug-ins for editing images. One plug-in, Dodge & Burn, is included with the update.

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Leopard Compatibility List Updated

Curious about what programs have been updated for Leopard? Look inside for a list of the important or interesting programs that specifically claim Leopard compatibility.

Charles Maurer No comments

Horsepower & Image Sensors

Camera manufacturers make a big deal about how many megapixels their cameras have, but does it really matter? Or ought we be looking at other aspects of the camera's image sensor?

Matt Neuburg No comments

Transparent Menu Bar, Die Die Die!

The transparent menu bar has fallen, a victim of hackers' ingenuity. Users, rejoice!

Charles Maurer No comments

Asiva Plug-In Demos Now Available

After a hiatus, Asiva's critically acclaimed Photoshop plug-ins are back, with new names, lower prices, and demo versions.

Charles Maurer No comments

Asiva Is Resurrected

In "Reality and Digital Pictures," (2005-12-12) and "Editing Photographs for the Perfectionist," (2004-9-27), I recommended some plug-ins by Asiva, particularly Shift+Gain

Charles Maurer No comments

Camels and Horses: Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop reminds me of a camel: a horse designed by a committee. It is ungainly and awkward to control. It is remarkably useful - no other photo editor will do so much - but it is not an easy beast to ride. I personally find Photoshop indispensable, not so much because of what it can do itself as because it is necessary to run some plug-ins by Asiva, particularly Shift+Gain

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Oct-06

FileMaker lists -- Which mailing lists does one turn to for helpful FileMaker information? (2 messages) Project management/Timekeeping/Invoicing Software? Looking to keep track of your hours? Here are 10 programs to get you started

Charles Maurer No comments

Photomatix: A Virtual Magic Wand

Imagine you are staring at a magnificent mountain scene - blue sky, dramatic clouds, glaciered peaks, rocks of varied hue. You take a picture but when it's processed you are disappointed

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Leopard Wish List

When he introduced Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on stage during last week's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Steve Jobs was clear about how there were more "top secret" features coming in Leopard

Adam Engst No comments

DealBITS Drawing: SmileOnMyMac’s TextExpander

One of the most venerable categories of utility software is that of the abbreviation expander. It's not surprising - computers are supposed to save us work, and who wants to type their entire snail mail address by hand every time when you could type "sm" and have a utility replace that with the full address? SmileOnMyMac recently acquired and updated Peter Maurer's highly regarded Textpander utility (and renamed it TextExpander), making it an excellent choice among these programs

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A Feast for the Fridge: Printing Digital Pictures

Photos on a computer may look nice, but they're hard to tape to a refrigerator door. Sooner or later, most people who buy a digital camera hanker for prints and a photo printer - and then for aspirin once they start trying to figure out which one to buy

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Dec-05

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Belkin 802.11g adapter vs

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Reality and Digital Pictures

People often ask me if I think digital photography is as good as film or will ever become as good as film. I reply that for all but a few special purposes, digital is better already