Mike in Kansas

Mike in Kansas

Lives in United States Kansas City Metro Area, KS, United States
Works as a Global Digital Marketing Leader
Joined on Feb 28, 2006
About me:

Fuji X-E1
Nikon D300
Nikon D50

Fuji XF 18-55mm OIS
Fuji XF 55-200mm OIS
Fuji XF 27mm
Nikkor 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-VR
Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
Sigma 10-20mm EX 4.0-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Phoenix 100mm AI-S macro

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Benro KS-2 ballhead
Benro M227n6 carbon fiber tripod
Apple Aperture
Adobe CS 5.5
24' Intel 2.8 gHz Core 2 Duo iMac/2.2TB Fusion Drive/6GB RAM
2 LaCie 1TB HDDs

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  • An answer to "what" exactly? Was there a question? Or just a statement that RAW adjustments in Photos was different than that in iPhoto, and not as full-featured as Aperture? Photos is not a ...
  • No brushes, minimal DAM/keyword support. There's an article on the DPReview homepage where someone is comparing Photos to Aperture. May be helpful for you... http://www.dpreview.com/articles/507400 ...
  • I use an older iMac (2008) as well as a 2012 MBA (i7/8GB/256GB), which is really my wife's primary computer. I use the MBA strictly when traveling. However, I am in the market for a new desktop, ...
  • That is correct. It will throttle back down if/when it hits the magic temperature (100 degC is often cited). So it really depends on the situation. Having a MBA in my household, I have tested this ...
  • Early 2008 iMac here, 2.8GHz C2D with 6GM RAM and 256GB SSD running 10.10.3. Runs fine, except that the GPU is used more often. I believe that starting with Mavericks (maybe even Mountain Lion?) ...
  • Replied in Lightroom nt
    From the American Society of Media Photographers - Pixel editor vs. parametric editor: "In the most basic kind of image editing, you must actually alter the image pixels to make a change. So, to ...
  • That particular model of MBA, while it has a 1.4GHz processor, only runs at 1.4GHz while idle. Its processor speed increases to match demand via the Turbo Boost mode. You daughter's goes up to ...
  • Replied in Lightroom nt
    If someone wants to leave Adobe - like the OP - WHY would you recommend an Adobe product?
  • Replied in Photoshop ???
    Both Affinity Photo beta and Pixelmator can open and edit layered PSD files. There ARE limitations on the ability to edit text layers and other complex layers. It's not 100% compatible but does ...
  • Agree with the others - the Air is a much better machine than the MBP they are offering.  My son is just finishing up his 2nd year of college on a 2013 MBA. He still loves it, and it's more than ...
  • There comes a point when fast is fast, and faster still really doesn't matter. Why argue over 500MB/s versus 550MB/s when just a few years ago we were pushing 40MB/s.
  • That variation in the Samsung is due to its Turbowrite cache. It's very fast up to 3GB of Write, then slows down to just fast beyond that. You have to ask yourself what is your use case - writing ...
  • Yes, you can have a mix. But it is a one-way street. Once you bring them in from Referenced to Managed, you can't go back to Referenced. It works ok for my workflow. When I first bring my images ...
  • I noticed a speed increase as well when replacing a Crucial MX100 with a Samsung EVO 850. To be fair, the 850 was slightly newer technology, but boot times and loading large games was faster. ...
  • It's definitely the case in comparing the two most current offerings from each manufacturer (Samsung 850 EVO vs. Crucial MX200). Same can be said with each of their previous consumer class models ...
  • I think the paradigm shift is that Projects are now 'Collections'/'Moments', and they are organized by date/location and you sort visually. So if one typically used Projects as a place/time type ...
  • You can drag a photo, or a selection of photos, from one album and into another. What that does is ADDS the photos to the new album as well as keeps them in the original album. So if you select a ...
  • The "Help" feature in Photos is fairly decent. Tells you how to turn the Sidebar on and off to view Albums, etc. This help document from Apple may be helpful: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204478 ...
  • Are they in "Recently Deleted"?
  • That's the way it was when the 850 EVO came out, but here recently the Samsung is ~$10 less than the Crucial in the 250/256GB size. It's amazing how SSD prices continue to drop.
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