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Glenn Fleishman 16 comments

My Camera History: Canon AE-1 to the Mirrorless Sony NEX-6

A modern mirrorless camera reminds Glenn Fleishman of the joys of analog, manual photography in the best ways.

TidBITS Staff 10 comments

New iPhone 4S Adds Voice Recognition and Goes Global

The iPhone 4S isn’t a revolutionary phone, but it combines several bits of advanced technology into what looks like a compelling upgrade.

Digital Ain’t Film: Modern Photo Editing Charles Maurer No comments

Digital Ain’t Film: Modern Photo Editing

We've been living with digital cameras for years now, but when editing digital photos, we're still largely imitating the effects and manipulations that were developed in the days of film. That's no longer necessary. In this article, Charles Maurer explains an intrinsically digital approach to photography that doesn't mimic film processes or require pixel-by-pixel manipulations.

Charles Maurer No comments

Fiwi Improves Finder Window Management

For moving files around in the Finder, it can be handy to open two windows side-by-side or stacked vertically. A tiny application makes that task fast and easy.

Charles Maurer 23 comments

How Not to Buy a Digital Camera

Many publications review digital cameras but they don't tell you as much as they seem to. Charles Maurer explains the problems with these reviews and suggests a different approach to buying cameras.

Charles Maurer 42 comments

What’s Wrong with Digital Cameras

Charles Maurer describes a fundamental problem with today's digital cameras, provides some insight into a professional's approach to photography, and reviews two small cameras that he recently bought.

Adam Engst

TidBITS#748/27-Sep-04

Charles Maurer anchors this issue with an in-depth discussion of tools and techniques the perfectionist can use to polish digital photos. Glenn Fleishman radios in from high above Seattle… via iChat AV and the Connexion…

Adam Engst

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,…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#751/18-Oct-04

Apple and Microsoft jostle for position in this week’s jumbo issue. Apple reported a record $106 million quarterly profit, has sold 150 million songs through the iTunes Music Store, and just opened six new mini…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#755/15-Nov-04

After writing several articles about digital photography for TidBITS, Charles Maurer concludes by sharing his experience buying a camera to help you make your own decisions. Also in this issue, Adam takes note of a…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#783/13-Jun-05

Reactions from last week’s news that Apple is shifting to Intel-based Macs has dominated the Mac press (and TidBITS Talk), but Adam makes the case that this is the biggest non-news of the year; read…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#784/20-Jun-05

This week brings two highly divergent topics, as Charles Maurer returns with a set of instructions for non-experts to fix snapshots using sub-$100 software, and Jeff Carlson tries to hone his poker game against the…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#809/12-Dec-05

Charles Maurer returns with a detailed discussion, informed by perception and painting, of how digital cameras can produce more naturalistic photos than film cameras. Mark Anbinder looks at the addition of NBC shows to the…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#810/19-Dec-05

Happy holidays! We head into our holiday break with an issue packed with enough content to last you through the end of the year. Looking ahead, we share where you can find us at Macworld…

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1035/12-Jul-2010

It was a thankfully slow summer week here, and this issue’s articles revolve around a variety of electronic devices, anchored by Charles Maurer’s illuminating discussion of how not to buy a digital camera. Glenn Fleishman…