March 20, 2017 SVMUG
came because of Derrick Story mailing list
Answer to Question from Last Meeting:
Lynda Gousha 3/20/17
7:30 Main Presentation
Apple’s Photos app… the oft-maligned, built-in approach to dealing with photos on your Mac. Worth using? Yes!!! Fabulous photo professional Derrick Story is here to show us Photos’ current functionality and usefulness. It’s more powerful than you think.
Tim Cook said “we care about the Pro users”. Yet it seems recently turned away with the discontinuing of Aperture and the languishing of FCPX.
But we do have Photos - and it is surprisedly good. There was no real transition from the old Aperture to Photos. It upset a lot of folks in photography.
Photos is a blessing for iPhone photography.
Derrick had been consultant for the design Aperture.
He became a champion of Aperture during its development,
even though Photoshop is the top editor.
He was not sure at first, if he would jump on the Photos bandwagon.
no star ratings
no color tags
Apple was actually doing some good stuff under the hood, but were not being very good about promoting it. Apple was concentrating on the meta-data as a means to organize photographs in Photos. They have facial and object and location aware indexing.
Photos is significantly more powerful with extensions
DxO OpticaPro for Photos provides lens distortion corrections for many common camera and lens combinations.
EdgePhotos provides for advanced cropping and framing and texturing.
Noiseless provides for smoothing at eight selectable strength levels.
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