iPhone 7/7+ Raw Capabilities

While the internet is flooded with negative articles about the iPhone 7 series and how little new they have to offer (a great way to get clicks, whether you have anything meaningful to say or not), there are, in fact, a number of very interesting new features, especially in the 7+. I will wait toContinue reading “iPhone 7/7+ Raw Capabilities”

The Retina Display iMac for Photographers, Part ll

Visual color assessment of the Retina iMac’s display shows it to be close to the target values, closer than many off-the-shelf displays. Its color and densities, out of the box, would be better for general consumer use than almost any other solution, short of top-end dedicated graphics displays. That’s great news for most users, but not quiteContinue reading “The Retina Display iMac for Photographers, Part ll”

The Retina Display iMac for Photographers, Part l

In a few short years the iMac has moved from being a rather slow, utilitarian looking machine that could not be recommended for photo or video work, to a big, beautiful device with wide viewing angles, high resolution displays, and full external display support. Apple’s new 27-inch iMac with Retina Display takes this evolution aContinue reading “The Retina Display iMac for Photographers, Part l”

Image Capture and Screenshots with the Apple Watch

The title of this article is a bit redundant; there is only one way to capture an image with the Apple Watch: by taking a screenshot. This choice seems odd to those thinking in terms of a Dick Tracey spy-watch, but in fact it is quite brilliant, given the adverse reaction to Google Glass andContinue reading “Image Capture and Screenshots with the Apple Watch”

Disabling Apple’s Photos App Auto-Launch When Connecting a Phone

Having applications intelligently auto-launch is only helpful if you plan to use the application for that function. Since most advanced photographers use Adobe Lightroom to import and manage their images, having an Apple application offer to import your images is redundant, and can cause multiple copies of images to be stored on your hard drive.Continue reading “Disabling Apple’s Photos App Auto-Launch When Connecting a Phone”

Observations About the Upcoming MacPro

It’s Not Unexpected A week before the announcement of the new MacPro I had dinner with a videographer who was quite passionate about his need for a new MacPro, and what he needed it to contain. I warned him that the next generation would most likely not have a standard tower size or configuration, wouldContinue reading “Observations About the Upcoming MacPro”

Apple Announces Plans to Build Macs in the USA

Designed in California; Built in the USA? It has been all over the tech new sources today that Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple plans to build a line of Mac computers in the United States. This is welcome news. But it was not clear from reports just what type of Macs will beContinue reading “Apple Announces Plans to Build Macs in the USA”

The New Apple iMac May Be Your Next Imaging Workstation

The Allure of the iMac As the Apple iMac has evolved into a more attractive device, photographers and designers have been tempted by the increasingly alluring form factor, more powerful processors, and the larger, higher resolution screens. They have asked with each generation of new iMac if it was finally fit-to-purpose for serious image editingContinue reading “The New Apple iMac May Be Your Next Imaging Workstation”

Thoughts on the Color Gamut of the iPhone 5

In announcing the new iPhone 5, Apple has confirmed that they are extending their recent color strategy. This strategy is to bring all of their devices, not just to Retina resolution, but to sRGB color standards. For the iPhone 5, as for the new iPad, this is a significant increase in color gamut. For theContinue reading “Thoughts on the Color Gamut of the iPhone 5”