Friday, February 21, 2020

iCloud Drive: The danger with Optimised Storage file placeholders

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iCloud Drive works seamlessly, but did you know that it is easy to lose your data forever if you move files to an another location, such as Dropbox?

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

Leica Owners’ Area updated and ready for business

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After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.

Keeping over-exposure under control

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Does film cope better with highlights? Does digital bring more recovery potential from underesposed areas. It's a complex issue but we reached a conclusion

Paperless Office: Is it (nearly) here at long last?

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Where are we it the much heralded paperless office? It isn’t here yet (not quite), but an efficient sheet-feed scanner and an intelligent digital storage system can turn you into a 95% paperless paragon

Leica to issue dedicated FOTOS for iPad

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The iPad is moving away from the iPhone's limitations and becoming a real workhorse which, in many cases, could replace a Mac. Developers are acknowledging this change, including Leica with a new version of Leica FOTOS made fro the iPad.

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

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Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

Macfilos: Tip on viewing images

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There's a quick way to enlarge and scroll through images in a Macfilos photo feature...

Sifting the mullock heap for the odd gold nugget

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Photographic libraries are often a dish best served cold. Go back over rejected shots after a few years and you could discover a few gold nuggets. This is what John did and it a paid dividend.

Blog Workflow: Offline editing brings greater productivity

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Using an offline editor for posting to Wordpress encourages more productivity