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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.

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#1044/13-Sep-2010

We’re all about digital photography and iOS this week. Tonya Engst leads off with a look at iOS 4.1, what it provides, and how well it works; and Adam Engst examines Apple’s loosening of iOS…

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.

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…

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.

Matt Neuburg 3 comments

Witch 3.5 Knows Window Switchcraft

If you have a bazillion windows open on your Mac's screen, a simple utility, Witch from Many Tricks, may be the window-switcher you've been missing.

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.

TidBITS Staff No comments

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.

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

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?

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.

Charles Maurer No comments

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.

Charles Maurer No comments

Editing Photographs for the Perfectionist

I have two modes of taking pictures: point-and-shoot and perfectionist. In the first mode I use a pocket-sized camera with no manual controls. It processes the pictures, I throw them onto my hard drive, and the only editing I'll ever do is remove some occasional red-eye