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Mac OS X for Photographers: Optimized image workflow for the Mac user (Digital Workflow) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0240520278 ISBN-10: 0240520270 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Digital Workflow
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240520270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240520278
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,826,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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.

"A really useful book that explains how to escape from those inexplicable Mac conundrums and crashes and keep your Mac and Photoshop running sweetly."
Adam Woolfitt, photographer and author, UK

"Please send me a copy as soon as the ink is dry!"
Katrin Eismann, author, educator and 'Photoshop Diva', USA

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

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.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles I. Maas on January 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
Let's be direct: if you are a serious photographer using the Apple Macintosh computer platform, this book belongs in your library; even more so, if you're a serious photographer who is considering switching, or has already switched, from the Windows platform to Mac, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource.

Authors who attempt to help you learn sophisticated systems face a real dilemma: make a book too simple and it lacks value and misses the mark; try to cover everything and the reader may get lost in the minutia. This has a further ironic twist with the Mac OS which has been widely touted as being "easy to use" and "just works," yet in reality when applied to a complex enterprise like professional imaging it quickly becomes very complex indeed due to the plethora of diverse tools and processes within the imaging workflow. Developing a scheme for covering a complex topic that ties it together and helps retain the reader's interest is very important, and this is a sterling example of how to do it well.

This book's author, Rod Wynne-Powell, is an accomplished professional photographer, imaging hardware/software expert, process consultant/trainer with extensive involvement as an alpha tester for Adobe Photoshop, and has some of the best credentials in the industry. His method here is to use the digital photographic process -- from capture to output -- as the framework for the book and then overlay it with the discussion of OS X and all the hardware and software that relates with and contributes to it while creating images. The result is a really fine piece of work -- the most timely, purposeful, and complete collection of this kind I've seen.
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