Apple

✱ Moving from Aperture to Lightroom by Evan Troxel

Today I'm starting to go through all of my thousands of photos (seriously - around 10,000 photos from this year alone) from 2012 for our annual year-in-review family slideshow video. Unfortunately, this needs to be done by tomorrow! 

This year also marks the year that I switched from Apple's Aperture to Adobe's Lightroom around June. I officially started using Lightroom when I bought my Olympus OM-D EM-5 because Adobe's RAW converters are just plain better, and it seems that Aperture development has stagnated. So I'm moving all of my photos from the beginning of the year over to Lightroom. If you've ever wanted to know how to do it, this is the guide I'm using.

So i'll be neck-deep in building previews, ratings, and keywords all day once I move all the files over. This takes a bit of time, but this is the reason I use this software. It makes this kind of thing fly by, especially when you make as many photos as I do.

I've also started posting some of my best on Flickr, and should have a nice gallery up with more photos soon.

The unedited Q&A: Apple retail employees respond to NYT’s profile, share life from inside the Apple Store by Evan Troxel

I've added this to my Instapaper archive for later reading. It'll be interesting to compare this to my own experience. I would say if you are considering working for Apple retail, it is a worthwhile experience. They do so much right, and are a world-class company. All you have to do is pay attention.

I will also say that it's hard to make it a career if it's your only source of income unless you're in upper management. But isn't all retail like that?

Some of these questions include: how has your general Apple retail experience been? Has it improved your life? Do you think that working for Apple in retail will better your future? What are your specific responses to the article’s controversial claims? What are your thoughts on the NYT’s statement about employees making a very small percentage of the amount of money that they actually bring in for Apple?

by Evan Troxel

thecoolnews : 
 
 The now iconic Apple-Jobs Silhouette logo is designed by  Jonathan Mak Long , a 19 year old designer from Hong Kong. The simplicity, minimalism and pure geniusness of the pairing is something that Steve would have approved of. 
  RIP Steve Jobs   
  jmak : 
 
  Thanks, Steve.  
 Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea! 
 Thoughts?

thecoolnews:

The now iconic Apple-Jobs Silhouette logo is designed by Jonathan Mak Long, a 19 year old designer from Hong Kong. The simplicity, minimalism and pure geniusness of the pairing is something that Steve would have approved of.

RIP Steve Jobs 

jmak:

Thanks, Steve.

Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea!

Thoughts?