Synopses & Reviews
If you're a photographer using a Mac – and why wouldn't you be? – then you need this guide to optimizing OS X for your photography workflow.
Macs are still the hardware of choice for the cream of digital imaging experts – over two million registered Mac users of Adobe Photoshop can't be wrong. Let the expert advice of Rod Wynne-Powell help you to:
* Configure your Mac for a trouble-free life from capture to output
* Speed up your photography workflow using Photoshop, Bridge and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite
* Optimize your color management system and ensure the highest quality image results
* Save time through effective storage and retrieval of images
Years of experience dealing with digital image makers’ queries on a day-to-day basis means he also knows that problems can and do happen – even on a Mac – so this book is also packed full of vital troubleshooting advice and ways to avoid the pitfalls in the first place.
The only Mac OS X book written specifically for photographers, this unique guide to troubleshooting and working with digital images on a Mac is fully updated for the Leopard release of OS X.
Rod Wynne-Powell runs Solutions Photographic as a retoucher, trainer and consultant for digital photographers. He is an accomplished photographer and an alpha tester for Adobe Photoshop, and acts as technical checker for Martin Evening’s Adobe Photoshop for Photographer, also published by Focal Press.
The Digital Workflow series from Focal Press
The Digital Workflow series offers clear, highly-illustrated, in-depth, practical guides to each part of the digital workflow process. Each guide helps photographers and digital image makers to work faster, work smarter and create great images. The focus is on what the working photographer and digital image maker need to know to get the job done.
WORK FASTER … WORK SMARTER … CREATE GREAT IMAGES
Focal Press Books: for photographers, by photographers
* The only Mac OS X book written by a photographer and digital imaging expert specifically for the digital imaging industry
* Invaluable tips on trouble-shooting and running software on a Mac, clearly explained with full colour images and screen-grabs
* Part of the Focal photography Digital Workflow series that shows you how to save time, increase efficiency and create great images
Solving Photoshop and related Mac hardware and software problems is a crucial and urgent need in a working environment when things can and do go wrong. Rod Wynne-Powell explains how the Mac operating system works and the pitfalls you are likely to fall into. He shows you how to get the best out of your system and improve efficiency. This is the only book on Macs specifically for photographers and digital image makers, written by a digital imaging consultant, trainer, photographer and Photoshop alpha tester who answers digital image makers' Mac queries every day. Wynne-Powell speaks the same language as photographers.
* A professional, real world guide to troubleshooting and maintaining a Mac
* Written by a photographer and digital imaging expert specifically for the digital imaging industry
* Real world examples and invaluable tips clearly explained with full color images and screengrabs
This is the first book to exclusively target the 2 million registered Photoshop users working on an Apple Macintosh. Digital photographers, digital image makers and designers deal with 1000s of images and in order to maximize speed and image quality, it is vital to develop a smooth and efficient workflow. Rod Wynne-Powell explains how the Mac operating system works and shows readers how to configure and maintain a Mac for a trouble-free life. Key topics include how to improve workflow using Photoshop, Bridge and the rest of the Creative Suite on a Mac, how to set up the best color management system, how to develop optimum output methods, and how to effectively store and retrieve images. Written by a digital imaging consultant, trainer, photographer and Photoshop alpha tester who answers digital image makers' Mac queries on a daily basis, this book is essential reading for all Mac users. Updated for Leopard but relevant to all versions of OS X.
The only book for photographers using Adobe Photoshop on an Apple Macintosh, this unique guide to troubleshooting and working with digital images explains how the Mac operating system works and shows readers how to configure and maintain a Mac for a trouble-free life.
An insider's guide to optimizing your Mac for Photoshop and the photography workflow
About the Author
Richard Earney is the owner of Method Photo and Inside-Lightroom.com, an experienced professional photographer, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society, Adobe tester for Photoshop and Lightroom, and pro-contributor to Adobe’s new Lightroom “help community” wiki. Richard is also the series editor for Focal’s Digital Workflow Series.
Digital imaging consultant and alpha tester for Photoshop.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The System Architecture; Hardware Implications; General Maintenance; Software Assistance; Resources; Color Management; Input and Output; Network, Back-up, Archive; Conclusions; Appendix; Glossary; Index.