Category Archives: Computers

Color Space Trends

Technology marches on, whether we like it or not, but sometimes it moves in strange directions.  Apple’s latest 4K and 5K iMacs will be using displays with a larger color gamut in the new-to-consumers DCI-P3 color space.  DCI-P3 isn’t a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Skylake

Computers don’t make photographs, but they are fundamental to the development and processing of captures made by digital photographers.  As previously noted, there are a number of advancing technologies rapidly coming down the pike that will make a big difference … Continue reading

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Image File Management

There are myriad ways of managing image files.  Whether one uses a simple folder system within the computer OS or an automated catalog that hides the files within its program structure, the files themselves have to reside somewhere on your … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap

Storage is undergoing a rapid evolution with solid state options increasing in size while new protocols offer quantum increases in speed with the newest interfaces, but sometimes you can’t get it all in one package.  If your computer (laptop or … Continue reading

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More Convergence

Computers—laptops in particular—are in the middle of some very big changes, and any photographers pondering a new purchase would do well to consider technical features that are either here now or will be available in the next few months.  Advancements … Continue reading

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Parsing Protocols

The methods of moving electronic data from one medium to another have evolved greatly over the last three decades.  Think floppy disks, SCSI, and even FireWire—all of which have been supplanted with faster hardware and transmission protocols.  Sometimes the changes … Continue reading

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Storage Renaissance

Just in case you haven’t been watching the technical details of several recent hardware releases, there’s a revolution underway in storage.  A good example is the just-updated Apple 15” Retina MacBook Pro, in which the PCIe-based SSD is two-and-a-half times … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Technology

It’s always been a challenge to stay current with the latest offerings from hardware and software manufacturers.  Of late the pace seems to have accelerated, partly due to the move by many major companies to Internet-based subscription models which streamline … Continue reading

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Windows Workstation

For photographers who post-process in Windows, there are plenty of “consumer level” desktops and laptops that will do the job quite well. For those who genuinely need (or want) top-level performance, upgradability, and reliability, the next step is a “workstation.” … Continue reading

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4K Monitor

For early adopters looking to jump right into quality “4K,” NEC has one worthy of consideration—the EA244UHD-BK. While it isn’t cheap, it’s certainly not off the scale when the specs are considered. In a nutshell, this is a 24” wide … Continue reading

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