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Catalina or Big Sur? MAC update question. Monterey?
Marianne posted a question in Community support: ask the forumI checked out some of the convos on Big Sur from several months ago & also the known issues stuff on Apple's website, and still have a question I'd love feedback on. I'm actually still running Mojave on on my late 2018 Macbook Pro - fear of updating & vertigo slowing my life down .... it wasn't broke so kept with the status quo .. but now I need to update to at least Catalina for the newest versions of Photoshop & Lightroom to work. I'm not upgrading to Monterey anytime soon but wondering which of the two - Catalina or Big Sur is the most trouble free? Thanks for any suggestions. 2nd Edit: Phil, thanks. Anyone else using Monterey?
Scary Computer Problem
Rick Lewis posted a topic in Alamy Quality Control and technical talkLast night right after I completed working on my portfolio on this site, the strangest and scariest thing happened to me in the realm of computers. I was on a Webpage, not Alamy, when my computer screen went black. I could see the arrow (cursor) but that was it. I could also hear from my 9 year old Mac Pro tower a lot of hard drive noises. It sounded furious. I must have stared at the screen for a good two minutes, thinking only that I just lost my old gal's hard drive for good. I have kind of been expecting it anyway and I was almost ready to say a little prayer over her when, out of the blue, the log-on screen popped up and prompted me to sign in with my password. The computer did not go through the rebooting process, which now takes forever, and I have never had to sign back into my machine since I first set it up in 2009. I'm a huge fan of my Mac Pro, but I think this was a sign. First thing this morning, I ordered a brand new iMac 27" 5k computer, maxed out. I'll now have the pleasure of a 1TB SSD and all the goodies. I have to say though, that I'll miss my old Mac Pro, but it's time. I still have no idea what happened. I hope it doesn't happen again, I can tell you that. I am hopeful that it gets me through the weekend, although the weather has been so bad I haven't been able to get out and shoot. I only need to tag and caption three images. Rick
Best FTP for Alamy? (Mac)
Arvy777 posted a question in Community support: ask the forumWhat a strange day!, Images won't upload to Alamy and there isn't any topic on FTP on this forum?? Can anyone advise for simple to use FTP app for Mac? Have 100's of images to upload but seems like uploading via dashboard isn't working and am stuck with firs image for the last 2 hours 😡 Reloaded many times but still no luck. For a test I uploaded x100 large file to youtube and is all looking good, but Alamy page is not able to upload.. My image files are between 5-15 mb only and is over 100 images... What is the best way to upload many files at ones on to Alamy?
Following advice from helpful photographers on Alamy forum. (Previous threadhttps://discussion.alamy.com/topic/10382-photoshop-cs6-nik-collection-high-sierra/?tab=comments#comment-185792) Slowly I carried out what I had to do before I am ready to update to OS High Sierra as below. (I am currently running OS Sierra.) I purchased a SSD external drive. I formatted the external drive for iMac. I installed 'macOS Sierra' on this external drive. I went to through usual set up process. I reiterate that the only reason why I am doing this is that, even after I update to OS High Sierra or later on to Mojave, etc, I would like to be able to use certain applications, which might work only under macOS Sierra environment. Also it is a part of process of moving towards Adobe CC subscription (eventually but very slowly). When my iMac was rebooted from this SSD drive (macOS Sierra installed), it looks as if I have a brand new machine, ie, everything is at factory default with no files but only with Apple's bundled applications. My questions are:- Do I now have to go through 'migration process' to copy applications from the Macintosh HD to the SSD external drive? Is it possible at all when they are not actually two separate mac machines? When you migrate, does it copy application files or does it physically move files? Is it better to reinstall applications? If I reinstall applications, where are they installed? In the SSDdrive? I only need 4-5 applications in OS Sierra environment. Is there a better way? Given that I am not a techie, I hope my questions don't sound daft. One might say why not try and see what happens, but I am worried that I might mess things up completely. I look forward to your advice, suggestions and experiences. Many thanks Sung
So glad I discovered this. I've been told by many in the forum to check my photos for sharpness at 200% on a Retina Display screen and have been doing so for some years now on my MacBook Pro when I am out and not able to use my iMac which has a regular screen, since the Retina Display screen makes everything appear so sharp. No more! I was toodling around on Adobe's site and came across this method for making the display on your Retina Screen emulate a regular screen in Photoshop, which means I get a better sense of how sharp an image really is, whether I may want to downsize slightly, and what any noise may actually look like. It also makes me more comfortable that I haven't oversharpeded my RAW photos when I view them this way. I thought this might be helpful for others who rely on their laptops while traveling. I still use 200% to check for dust. http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2013/01/viewing-photoshop-cs6-in-low-resolution-on-a-retina-display.html Read the first paragraph - the rest tells you how to download the correct version, etc if you have problems. I'm sure most of you are familiar with Julianne Kost, but for any photo newbies or those who just want to keep up with what's new in Photoshop and Lightroom and keep improving their skills, I highly recommend Julianne Kost's blogs and tutorials. I've taken classes with her at PhotoExpo and read her stuff/watch her videos a lot. Great way to learn & keep my skills sharp. There is so much you can do in Photoshop and Lightroom, that there is always something new to learn. If you have other tips for checking sharpness, feel free to add them to this discussion.
I tried to piggyback onto an older thread but that didn't really work, so here's my query regarding upgrading my computer to deal with the 42MP Sony RAW files and the latest versions of LR & PS CC. I have a late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB SSD with an Intel i7 processor and 8GB RAM (not upgradeable) and a late 2011 iMac (128GB SSD & 1TB HD), with an Intel i5 (I think) and 4GB RAM upgradeable to 16GB. My iMac is still working well enough, though it's slow, but my MacBook Pro is just limping along. I can't replace them both at once so I am going to replace that laptop since using one on my lap is easier on my neck and back than sitting at a desk with my iMac. I also travel fairly often and I like to be able to work at a local coffee shop for a change of scene. I'm headed to the Apple Store to look at laptops tonight - I've done some research online and they cost nearly twice as much as I thought they would (hopefully the deals available as an ASMP member through their vendors will help) but I really want to see them in action first. I didn't want to succumb to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness, but wanted to give it some thought. It's a huge purchase. Probably close to $4,000! (I was thinking $2,300) Hoping if I purchase a new maxed out MacBook Pro with 32GBRAM and a fast processor, it will last me at least another 5 years (or more I hope). I'll keep my iMac since I can add RAM and get a monitor when it dies on me. No way am I buying two computers again, especially since the newest generation of MacBook Pros are nearly as powerful. For those of you with newish Macs, any suggestions on what to look for? Is the upgrade to 32GB RAM rather than 16GB worth the difference, especially as a way to future proof it? I'd love to get a 13" since it weighs a pound less but the processing power does not seem like it will be enough to replace a desktop especially down the line. I hear the 6-core i9's run hot but even my current i7 runs hot - I think that is just a function of these machines. The 13" is a perfect size for travel but the real estate is small for even reviewing photos if it is going to be my main computer - so going back to a 15", even if it weighs more, has other benefits besides speed. So - I'm thinking of getting a 15" with an i9 processor and 32MB RAM and a 2 or 4TB SSD drive, so I can use it on my lap without the need to keep it attached to my backup drive all the time. I have super fast internet but using a networked drive is a non-starter with my lightroom catalog and defeats the purpose of having an SSD drive. At night, I can put it on my desk and back it up to my two large hard drives. What are your thoughts? I have a Sony a7rii - 42MP and an Olympus OM-D 1 - 16MP but with the latest update it lets you stitch a ton of photos together - something my current computers aren't up for. I don't see going beyond the 42MP Sony and over the next five years plan to buy more lenses for both of my mirrorless cameras, so those needs shouldn't change, although I may dabble in video too - not sure. I just bought a new thunderbolt 2/USB-3 6TB G-Tech drive to replace a 4TB drive as my main photo library early last year (which gets backed up to a thunderbolt 1 RAID array and various firewire and usb-3 hard drives) and I know that I will need all kinds of pricey adapters to use with the new laptop. It's part of what kept me from upgrading earlier but I just feel that my current setup is keeping me from working efficiently and I worry every time I see that beach ball of death, babying this thing along as much as I can. Right now I feel stymied since working on my files is so very slow, especially with the latest upgrades to PS and LR. I also constantly find the 512GB SSD filling up and it drives me crazy - the idea of a laptop with enough room to carry around a good chunk of my portfolio no matter where I am is appealing. With my iMac, the 1 TB additional hard drive also fills up too fast. I work on large layered files a lot and also kept so many uncompressed tiffs - many of which I finally deleted just to pare things down. I didn't realize until some time last year that I could losslessly compress the tiff files using zip compression, so I have been going back through them as time permits. I have many old files that need to be worked on and many new ones on my current SD cards, so having a large hard drive on my laptop is worth the cost to me. I find wires attached to my laptop defeat the comfort of working on it. Wim - I saw what you said about Eizo monitors in the "laptop or desktop" thread and I will check them out assuming that they work with Macs and are available here in the US. Thanks again for any advice.
I don't know how but this 'Duckukong' is installed in my mac. I want to remove it but 'Drag it into Trash' doesn't work. When I searched this topic, a lot of entries were written by malwaretips.com but in 2015 or 2016. This site also suggest to download software called 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac. The more I read any of the search results, the less I am inclined to click anything to download an app to remove it. Is there anyone who recently experienced this Duckokong and removed it successfully? If so, I would be very grateful if you could share your experience. My iMac runs on Sierra and I use Safari for web browsing. Thanks Sung