You thought we left the roller-ball mouse behind in the early 2000s when optical mice started becoming popular, but then, there’s this article that you’re reading about using a trackball to edit your images. Surely, you must have traveled back in time, right? Not really. I’m with you in 2022. So, am I slightly crazy? I hope not. Read on, and let me know if you think I am in the comments.Read More »Using a Trackball For Image Editing… Madness?
Photoshop uses a lot of RAM. It will take as much as you can throw its way, and then some more. As a way to use ‘more’ RAM than a computer had available physically, the developers took to creating scratch disks on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD), as an extension of the data that Photoshop held in RAM. But hard drives are slow, so instead, we choose to set up our scratch disk and caches to use fast SSDs. Let’s get started, shall we?Read More »Optimal Photoshop & Lightroom Setup for SSDs
Using an SSD for photography is a given in today’s world. SSDs will help you to be efficient in ANY photo editor. However, this is especially important for RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Photoshop CC where the files being processed are larger in size.
If you’ve only been using Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) until now, it’s time to upgrade and make the switch. Switching to SSDs will speed up your image processing workflow. Here’s how you can switch over to using SSDs the right way.Read More »SSD For Photography: Image Editing Hardware Setup Guide
In early 2018, I almost lost all my images (from 2006 to 2014). I also almost lost all the pictures that my father had taken from 2008 to 2014. I say ‘almost’ because I didn’t lose them all… But that’s only because of a happy accident. Not everyone has these happy accidents to fall back on, so here is my guide to help ensure that you NEVER have to feel the way I felt when I realized that my files were not accessible and that I may have lost half a lifetime of work.
To remedy the situation, I started by asking myself: How could I have been so silly? But a better question was: How could I have avoided the possibility of data loss altogether? And that’s what we’re doing to answer today.Read More »Backup Strategy for Photographers (And a Horror Story)