Adobe just made the first major app shift from their own platform by adding Lightroom to the Mac App Store. This isn’t the first Adobe application on the Mac App Store, as it joins Photoshop Elements, however, this is the first major “professional” piece of software available in this way.
It’s taken a few years, but Godox has finally released firmware update software that works on the Mac. No longer do you need to mess around with virtual machines or borrow a friend’s laptop. Well, sort of. The new Godox G3 software is only compatible with certain products at the moment, but that may change in the future.
Skylum has announced Luminar Flex, a new plugin that brings Luminar’s AI enhancing tools to third-party apps. You can now use Luminar adjustments and effects with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop Elements, as well as with Photos for Mac.
As good as Godox equipment can be, it has one fatal flaw which puts many photographers off using their equipment. There’s no easy, native way to update the firmware on a Mac. And firmware updates do come fairly regularly for their various models of flashes and triggers. It’s a question I see pop up regularly in Facebook groups, and I’m asked personally quite often, too.
But there is some hope, using an application called VirtualBox to run a virtual Windows operating system inside your MacOS desktop. This video from photographer Ken Falk walks us through the process of updating his Godox firmware on the Mac.
I’ve been mounting “non-standard” lenses on my cameras for years. Ever since I discovered that I could put M42 lenses on Nikon and Canon bodies I was hooked. Many older lenses offer a look and feeling that you simply can’t get with more modern “perfect” glass.
But deciphering photographs on the computer by searching through EXIF isn’t easy, because such lenses don’t communicate with the camera, so don’t store that lens information. This new cross-platform app, NameThatLens by Georg Fiedler wants to help solve that problem by allowing you to inject custom lens metadata into your images through a nice cross-platform graphical interface.
This isn’t so much a photography related post, but a PSA for photographers, video professionals, or anybody else who uses a Mac. If you’ve updated to the latest version of High Sierra – 10.13.1 (17B48) – prepare yourself for a shock. This is a big one.
It turns out there’s a big gaping security hole that allows anybody with physical access to your computer to get root access to your entire system. And it doesn’t take any kind of “hacking” skill at all. While Apple will no doubt fix it quite quickly there is something you can do to resolve the issue yourself in the meantime.
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra is officially released and available for download from September 25, 2017. However, if you want to keep your Wacom tablet working, it’s better not to upgrade just yet. Wacom is announcing a driver update will be ready by late October, so it’s safer to wait with the upgrade if you want to keep using your tablet uninterrupted.
With Adobe’s long standing global domination and the current buzz around Affinity’s recent announcement of impending Windows versions of their software, it’s easy to forget that there is another application out there that can satisfy the needs of a good number of photographers, especially those who run Linux.
That application is GIMP. One of the struggles with GIMP, however, is the shortcut keys, especially if you’re already used to working with Photoshop or another application that has a similar default shortcut key setup.
Mac users are probably familiar with the how Apple Photos launch when you connect a device to your computer. And not jest digital cameras. Every. Single. Device.
Apple probably did this to “help” you import your photos to the “right” program, but this behavior can be pretty annoying if you are using anything but Apple Photos to manage your photos. Say Lightroom or Capture One.
Reddit user tobtoh shares a dead easy tip to stop apple from auto launching Apple Photos in 5 seconds using a simple command.
For a while now, Aperture has been Apple’s signature professional photo management app, similar to what Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro have done for video and music. After WWDC, however, things looked a bit bleak for the software after Apple announced its rollout of its new Photos app – the keynote went by with no mention of any updates on Aperture itself. Today, it’s been confirmed by the company that development on the software has officially ended.