iMac, therefore iAm

iMac, therefore iAm

Lives in United States elev. 6000', United States
Works as a Self-employed
Has a website at www.mp2photography.com
Joined on Dec 2, 2002
About me:

Current Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 40D, 24-105 F4L, 70-200 F2.8 L IS, 300mm
F4L IS, 400 F5.6L, Canon 10-22, Canon 1.4 extender, 420 EX, 580 EX II, MacBook Pro
2.5 Ghz Core 2 Duo

Previous equipment: Canon D60, Sigma 15-30 EX,Sigma 50-500, Sigma 20 1.8, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 50 1.8, Canon 28-105 f3.5-4.5.

iMac, therefore iAm's recent activity

  • Apple contacted me to replace the hard drive in my 2009 iMac... this was in 2013.
  • I like it, but I don't like the trend toward 'simpler' graphics (i.e., flat icons, etc). We have all these new retina displays and they're dumbing down the interface graphics. Functionally I like ...
  • I go back at least to system 2. Have upgraded to every OS since. The upgrade to Mavericks and Yosemite have far and away been the smoothest.
  • That is like suing Ferrari for a defective FF and comparing it to the price of a Chevy Spark.
  • Yep. I bought Paralles in July with my new iMac - I only use it to check my website on IE, so pretty much not at all, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to have. I got caught out by a month and was ...
  • Another option is to use Apple's suite of Office compatible apps: Numbers, pages and keynote. If you are not a heavy user of these apps they will probably be all you need. You can open Xcel files ...
  • And even if that is the case, the could change with future updates.
  • Just to be clear you will need a broadband connection to do the steps I mentioned as the process will download the OS to install it.
  • It depends on how old it is. Most iMacs from the last 5 years don't need installation disks. Just boot up from the emergency partition (Command-R at startup) wipe the hard drive clean and ...
  • No problems. For the most part I keep my software up-to-date, so that helps too.
  • You can never have too much ram. I always buy my Macs with minimum ram and then upgrade at Other World Computing (have been working with them for nearly 20 years). www.macsales.com. I just bought ...
  • it will take care of your cloud and local backups. Does everything you need for a reasonable price. Works seamlessly in the background and it has already saved my photo collection once.
  • Replied in Alternatives?
    Right now Photoshop is more affordable than it ever has been. Base photoshop was what? About $800? More for extended? I will admit that I used unlicensed versions of photoshop when I started using ...
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    I can't speak for the Elvis (or Marilyn) paintings, but he also did Campbell's Soup cans, and did so without their permission. However, they loved it, realizing that this artwork solidified their ...
  • When I say market, I mean 'it's free to anyone who'll pay shipping'. ;)
  • You might also want to consider sending to a lab for printing - if for no other reason just to get a comparison. Personally I bet you'll find that sending to a lab such as Costco will be much more ...
  • When compared to EQUALLY equipped PC's (both in terms of hardware and bundled software) Macs are about the same price as PC's... sometimes slightly more, sometimes slightly less.
  • Playing Devil's advocate here... How many millions of dollars did Adobe lose by people pirating their software, and not upgrading at least somewhat regularly? I agree that wee need to keep ...
  • I wonder how many people who complain about paying $50 a month for access to every Adobe app out there, drop $5.00 a day ($150 a month) on Starbucks overpriced coffee.
  • You mean there might be a market for my blue and white G3? (Upgraded to G4) ;)
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