Re: digital question #2

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/01/04-10:21:17 AM Z
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On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Dennis Moser wrote:

> Judy,
> On my "other" production machine (a PowerMac 8500) I'm running OS 9.2.2...and
> I use the Canon Browser tools to workflow the images.
> It takes some digging to get it working properly, but the wonderful thing
> about it is being able to use/convert the RAW images. Because I'm using
> 9.2.2, I also cannot use Photoshop CS on that machine...Photoshop CS is a
> wonderful incentive to upgrade to OS X, as it will handle the Canon RAW
> format "automagically" and the File Browser feature is quite handy.

I have got OS 10 sitting in a drawer full of garlic with a silver spike
through its heart. None of my present very satisfactory (and expensive)
peripherals will work with it... as I mentioned in the past, a couple of
really fine scanners they don't make any more, ditto printers and programs
(data base, Pagemaker, etc. etc.) won't work with 10. (Read "What
Happened" last page of P-F #8, for an overview of the tragicomedy.)

In other words, the mental, physical, aesthetic, psychological and
financial cost of 10 would be far more than any benefit from iphoto... As
for Photoshop CS, from what I've read, it doesn't do anything I want to

As I may have mentioned, generally speaking my experience with "upgrades"
is that they ruin a good program (as Microsoft did to MSW 5.1 ... to their
eternal shame). In fact even the industry starts to admit it has reached
the point of diminishing returns... as suggested in an article in NY Times
last week (clearly I was ahead of the curve on that)... I have managed to
misplace that article, but will look for it... It in fact explained
Microsoft's feeler about returning the 32 million $$ to investors as
because there's no place left to put it.

Meanwhile, a simple fix: Aadding the text of each shot to its title is
helping me out of the limbo ... I've only done that for about 100 so far,
but it looks promising.

This might be against my advice to Steve (Do as I say and not as I do?)
but I don't want to use RAW for this project or even another in forseeable
future.. In fact some "abstraction" from the original is often what's
called for in these shots -- In my life I don't have time remaining to
process 1000 raw files... If I ever need to go raw, I'll get a laptop --
or something.

> I know how you feel about all this talk about OS X...but I can reassure you
> that there is still quite a bit you can do with 9.2.2.

It's what I've got & I plan to make the best of it (did I mention that I
like my rotary phone?) ...I make the analogy to one's built in brain
power... it's never enough, but you can still do quite a bit with it.

However -- now that you mention it -- I think I've got 9.2... is 2.2 an
upgrade? Should I ????????????????????????????????????????????????


> Dennis
> Judy Seigel wrote:
>> On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Pam Niedermayer wrote:
>>> If you've got OSX, you've probably got a version of iPhoto. It's a
>>> pretty cool application, as are iMovie and iTunes.
>> I have OS 9.2...
>> J.
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Received on Sun Aug 1 10:21:30 2004

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