Are Creative Pros Going to Have to Force-Quit Apple?

“So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I’ll feel I have lost Apple. But if I’m a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they’re still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.” ~Steve Jobs

Source: Newsweek, Sep. 29 1985

This particular blog post really should be a letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. And maybe when I’m done writing it, I’ll decide to send it to him.

Adobe Creative Suite is Dead! Long Live Adobe Creative Cloud! The Misconceptions

Today, Adobe announced new versions of the programs we photographers, editors and designers have come to know and mostly love. I’ve been noticing some panic out there on some of the Adobe related forums and I thought I would try to clear up a few things.

Photoshop Week at CreativeLive – Last day for discounted pricing

I very rarely promote other companies products or services here on the blog – unless I find something with extraordinary value. And since today is the last day for deep discounted pricing (March 2, 2013) on one of those finds, I thought I’d better get a quick blog out about it in case any photographers …

Death of an F (or the Final-ity of a Chicago Users Group Name)

Update and clarification: None of the film editing users groups mentioned in this posting are dead. Some have simply changed their names. I received feedback on this article from concerned readers who pointed out to me that by simply looking at the headline title of this post in a web search, it could result in some confusion about …

Aperture to Lightroom

*** Nerd Alert *** This blog entry will probably be of little interest to most people who read my blog, but, for those photographers who, like me, are using Apple’s Aperture and Abobe’s Lightroom, this may be of interest. This past week, Apple released the long awaited version of Aperture 2.0. I was an early …