Transcript of Notes for the July 6th, 2014 ByMUG Meeting
Meeting Location: Patty Bolands, located at 101 Clarence Street.
Meeting Agenda: iPhoto, the future of Aperture, the new Photos, miscellaneous notes, and Q&A.
iPhotos, the future of Aperture, and the new Photos:
Photos will replace iPhoto and Aperture in Yosemite like what Apple did with iWork – Same service code, essentially starting with new codebase.
With iOS 8, will be able to enter date on iOS. There will be plugins for Photos.
It will be better than what you can do with iPhoto now.
Adobe is pushing Lightroom, but there is no transition from Aperture to Lightroom.
You will have final product, not the workflow.
Somebody will write a plugin.
To work with RAW photos (shoot RAW and JPG)
iPhoto will be fine, straighten, crop.
i.e. Shoot in JPG until you find you want to make a lot of edits – light balance (then RAW) JPG-loose shadows.
Note: Mike said he was willing to do a demo of Lightroom at a future meeting.
Triage: We all take a huge amount of photos. Tom is a ruthless deleter. Delete the out of focus, etc.
Use Image Capture as an alternative way to manage photos. To sort before pics go to iPhoto
Send to specific folder. Import and delete opens in Preview – great for deleting Command & Delete.
– Merciless Deletion of bad photos.
You can have multiple iPhoto libraries.
Do not split up iPhoto libraries by Year.
i.e. Work vs. Personal
i.e. Historical family photos to sort through
Use stars (0-5) to rate and sort.
Keywords and locations.
Prefs – General autosplit events into one event per …
Manage my keywords
Faces – Keys off eyes, chin, etc.
ScanCafé out of San Francisco – Bangalore, India.
Lots of photos in boxes i.e. 6,000 at roughly $500 jpg & tiff
Send negatives then your box of 300 dpi+ photos.
You pay for minimum 50%.
Didn’t do very well for VHS or movie film.
Get valuable info off VHS —> DVD.
DVDs have a shelf life because they’re digital.
VHS noise on very top and bottom edge of frame.
320×240 —> 720×486 —> It will look fuzzy.
Faces in photos toggle at top of faces window to see face in the full photo.
Trash: iPhoto has its own trash. They will stay there until you empty the trash.
iPhoto will use GPS data from Camera or you can add it after the fact.
You can add date, time, and location information.
Photo Menu Items
Command + I: Info about photo.
Google Plus Photos does similar features & Picassa.
Albums: create easily.
Are linked to the originals not duplicates.
You can delete a photo from an album, or an album without touching the original.
Control + click Finder file to show more information.
Albums in Gears = Smart Albums, use keywords
i.e. pictures to 5* – sync to phone or iPad.
Like Smart Folders in Finder, iTunes, Mail.
i.e. Find all people in my contacts without e-mail addresses.
Search in Lower left
Events, Places, Faces, Photos
Can make them, time-based
Press space bar over even to assign as key photo
What info does iPhoto keep?
EXIF data from camera shutter speed, camera resolution RAW/JPG, f/ ISO, etc.
Events are part of your library – you’re moving them from their original location.
Slider to resize icons and photo
Down by Search (lower left of window)
Slideshow button (middle bottom of window)
Use gear to control music and other features.
In Photostream, photos stay by month.
iPhoto Library Manager – Move sets of Photos, merge libraries, fatcatsoftware.com consistently better reviews.
Edit in iPhoto
Quickfix —> Enhance and hold shift key to flip between shots.
Effects Adjust —> Exposure, shadow control, saturation, revert to original button.
Enhance usually helps ‘pop’ a pic.
You can play around without modifying the original.
Can drag photo to the desktop or to Flickr website or share button in the lower right.
Media Photos (open dialog, lower left) i.e. FTM
Photo Books: Hard and soft covers, select size, background. Can add map using location data of photos. Spread to go across two pages – Setup every page. If you share, Flickr. If you delete, it deletes both places.
Make photo look for vacation.
Make extra copies within 30 days from online file.
There are other services that offers similar services. There are complaints re: saturation of reds.
iPhoto doesn’t have color management.
i.e. Profile monitor.
Your Mac (monitor) does. iPhoto will respect it.
As monitors age, they get dimmer
Calibration devices $80-200.
Spyder4Elite and SpyderHD (spyder.datacolor.com)
iPhoto: buy individual pics then build your own calibration.
Tag, label, triage, gut feel, ruthless.
Tips for Triage:
Command 1, 2, 3, 1Password Delete maybe keep.
May be deleted: use arrow keys to navigate between.
Don’t delete on 1Password.
Try to delete forward and back in time.
Triage immediately: it takes less energy.
Pick the best, most meaningful.
Of every 100 or so, 1 is good.
Mac Power Users: 1Password google 1Password discount.
TV: The IT Crowd British comedy.
GPS for Cam: $399: Photo app companion desktop app RQCode for all photos of day.
Integration of code – works everywhere cross-platform.
Photos —> iWork
Continuity has limitations
Start e-mail, continue on another device.
Will be able to answer non-Mac device friends on Mac.
Answer telephone calls on a Mac.
Can IP Voice Facebook to Facebook.
Google Voice —> Phone land or IP.
Skype takes a long time to connect, but works very well.
Facetime not cross platform
Audio is less engaging than video.
Apple will be cleaning up interface of iOS 7 —> OSX
Show All in Finder
Mail improvements hopefully no repeat of the past problem with GMail.
AirMail / Sparrow to handle GMail. Not integrated with Apple. Doesn’t download entire image.
Mailbox on iOS.
Demo of E-Mail clients geared for September 2014 meeting.
iCloud Drive, since 10.8, iCloud has been solid.
Yahoo gives 1 tb for photos.
Flickr gives 1 tb for photos and videos.
Google+ gives unlimited < 2048 pixels.
Swift: New programming languages which is easier to learn than Objective-C.
This WWDC contained the most significant changes in the last three years which left many very excited afterward.
Sign into Outlook.com with Sympatico
The iPhone 5c is nice, inexpensive, and works well.
Use different keyboards
Swipe and Lift
Go into Apple Store and watch. They do things which they think benefit users and security.
Family Sharing – easier to manage.
Shared iTunes Store accounts. Different Apple IDs, same credit card.
Health App: Data is in your hands, not others’, but how long before insurance companies get involved?