Andy Hewitt

Lives in United Kingdom Scarborough, UK, United Kingdom
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Joined on Dec 7, 2003

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  • I've tried both of those, but can't make my mind up which is better. My only conclusion is they're just 'different'. I was hoping to find an alternative to Lightroom in them, but for me the ...
  • Where have you been? Have a look at the history of Apple, this has been their design philosophy since day one, and is deep rooted in their DNA. I actually started with Apple with a Performa 5200, ...
  • I have TecthTool Pro here, but ended also installing DriveDX which gives much more detail from the SMART data. I found three failing external drives with this. It also installs an extra SMART kext ...
  • Depending on the year of the Mac (first used in 2004 I believe, but ended on the Late 2015 model), yes, they do use this port for Optical audio output was well as standard stereo analogue (you'll ...
  • Just adding my bit to what the others have said. I'd certainly start off with MalWareBytes, it's been an excellent option on Windows and the Mac for a long time. You can look forever for a decent ...
  • LOL, yeah I realise that, and appreciate the efforts. I do try to ignore poor English grammar when it's obviously not a first language, but thought the odd correction might be helpful on the ...
  • (BTW, there's a few 'marked' that need replacing with 'market' in your article). Yes, I've already touched on much of that myself, particularly the solutions. It is a complicated decision right ...
  • Yes, that is the downside of using non-destructive editors, and of course one of the issues that has me hesitating to move away from Lightroom to anything else. However, my point was that you ...
  • Isn't that what usually happens anyway when you access Raw images in a viewer, they get a high-quality JPEG preview created anyway, and then use that for displaying etc. The latter option there was ...
  • Yes, I've seen that myself, and was aware that you could always access your images after ending a subscription. It just get a bit messy if you have images stored in different systems. I try to ...
  • LR hasn't died off yet, they have confirmed that both LR CC and LR Classic will be developed in parallel. However, it is the end of the standalone licence. Yes, that's where we came in with the thread.
  • Not really sure what you're after here. Personally I've used Graphic Converter for about 25 years, from Mac OS 7.5 to High Sierra, and found it works very well on any Mac OS, it certainly doesn't ...
  • Yes, there are a few older apps that still require Java 6. Likewise. I did a clean install of High Sierra, and haven't bothered reinstalling any of the Java stuff, so far I haven't missed it.
  • Yes, editing metadata isn't something I do a lot, but occasionally I get images from a camera with incorrect dates, and I do like to add my name into the copyright boxes. I also use the Title box ...
  • I do actually have a fully licensed copy of that (being part of a bundle, then hastily buying the upgrade to Pro). I can't say I like it much. It uses a similar Folder based filing setup as LR, and ...
  • I would think if they eventually developed LR CC to match, or nearly match the features of LR Classic, then that part probably won't matter. As you say though, being forced to login to a live ...
  • Agreed, and in reality, the features and bugs in LR6 have never really been improved in the last three years (or is it two and half?). I disagree. It may be minimal to you. To me it isn't. New ...
  • No worries, it just had me a bit puzzled. I agree that can be frustrating, but I think at the moment the waters have been muddied so much by the suppliers, that it is difficult to not talk about ...
  • Of course I am assuming a lot, such as a dramatic change of policy, or a catastrophic business failure on the part of the software supplier. It is of course unlikely, but is possible. As I say I ...
  • Of course another thing we haven't touched on as much here, is not so much that the software will disappear, but a user's ability to continue paying to use it. I have no issue with Adobe dumping ...
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