Andy Hewitt

Lives in United Kingdom Scarborough, UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Hobbyist
Joined on Dec 7, 2003

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  • Ok, I'll update my comments here. I decided to give Sophos another try out here, and it does seem that it works much better now since the last update, with no adverse effects noted with Time Machine. ...
  • Although you can create separate libraries for different purposes. Say, one as your main library with everything in it, and a 'compact' one with edited JPEGs for sharing and displaying. An ...
  • All of that is perfectly within the realms of Photos. After years of using various apps, from the original iPhotos and Aperture to LR v3-6, and testing just about everything else out there, I'm now ...
  • Done some testing here, and found the best here is leaving GC to sort it's own Automatic setting, which finds the best algorithm for a given image. I find though that the best results are when ...
  • Cannot argue with that, good luck. All this has got me doing the same job now, I only have a couple hundred images that are that low resolution that I'm bothered about, so I'm just ...
  • If you used Graphic Converter you could set up two folders for source and final versions. Put all of your low-res images into the source and it'll batch convert the whole lot in a few minutes to ...
  • The old trick was to upsize in 10% stages - you'd increase size by 110%  until you got near to the size you needed. This did work surprisingly well, and could still be a good fall-back technique ...
  • Graphic Converter might be a good option for this, it's a lot cheaper than On1, and one of the most versatile image manipulators there is for this kind of task. It does work as a Photos Extension too.
  • This is something that works amazingly well in Photos too. Type a subject in the search box, such as you mention, I tried birds and buildings, and select "Category", and you'll get a pretty ...
  • I'd check their forums first and see how long it took them to fix the time Machine issues. Some users are still reporting it might not be fully fixed, and they've been rather secretive about the ...
  • I just had some minor issues when I used to use it, mainly with the Sentry not working all the time (it was a known problem to be fair), and it does have a habit of screwing up Mail messages if ...
  • To be fair, Intego's AV software has usually been good, but for me seems just too pricey for the perceived benefits. I did have a full licence some years ago, but terminated when they started using ...
  • Yes, I have the open source version that's installed with Sierra Cache Cleaner. To be honest, I think ClamAV is probably the best AV solution for a Mac, it can be a bit flaky itself at times but ...
  • I think you'll be hard pressed to find such a beast. I've tried most of the AV apps over the years, and have yet to find one that doesn't affect my system in som way or another. Recently tried the ...
  • Yes, you can always revert back to the original, and yes you can create a duplicate, I've mentioned that before myself. However, as a continuous workflow, you cannot adjust as a Raw image working ...
  • I've no idea what it is but compared to streaming through Airplay, the sound quality is poor. However, it matters not so much nowadays, as I don't really have a need for it. I downloaded this, ...
  • Yeah, I Got Gmail back when it was by invite only. Never had much luck with Airfoil, I've had a copy for years, but can't get good sound quality through it lately. The simplest, and generally ...
  • I've just decided to take it on the chin here and embrace the Google regime a little more. Yeah their privacy policy isn't great historically, but my thought is they probably already know about me ...
  • I have a script here that will import a Finder folder structure into a matching Folder/Album layout into Photos. There a few helpful such scripts available on the Apple Discussions. Also, this ...
  • That's just a basic limitation of the process, it doesn't matter if it's Photos, Lightroom or Aperture, an extension or plugin is the same as sending an image to any external editor, and they all ...
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