Adobe Photoshop Lightroom doesn’t support Adobe Photoshop files

I need a ‘facepalm’ category apparently.  There’s been a lot of that lately. You cannot import, let-alone work on, Photoshop files (“PSB” file extension) in Lightroom.  It flat-out doesn’t support them.  That’s such a weird limitation & oversight, for a program that Adobe now officially names ‘Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’. See also this six year old … Read more

Your system has run out of application memory HUR HUR HUR

I hate this dialog with the fire of a thousand suns. When this appears, it basically means one (or both) of two things: Some application went nuts and chewed through all your memory and/or disk space. macOS got itself into a darkly comical & embarrassing deadlock. Quitting any of the listed applications is rarely the correct … Read more

EXIF metadata stores random gibberish for dates & times

Warped clock face spiralling ever inwards

I hadn’t ’til yesterday realised that EXIF metadata doesn’t actually store dates & times correctly.  Whoever came up with the spec all those decades ago clearly didn’t know how to work with dates & times correctly.  This is immensely frustrating since now we have countless images taken with timestamps that are collectively gibberish. The problem is … Read more

Lightroom’s flaws & limitations

I’m attempting to switch to Lightroom, from Aperture, given lack of better alternatives. I’ve attempted this switch a couple of times before, without success. I’m finding that it’s still kind of annoying.  Here’s the start of my laundry list against it: It’s very slow.  I am already so very tired of seeing that blasted “Loading…” … Read more

Raw editor comparison – Shadows

This is a follow-up to my previous Raw converter comparison – you can see that post for info on things like my motivation, basic processing methods, etc. The goal in this case is just to test how well each raw editor – Aperture 3.6, Capture One 9 Pro, DxO Optics 10, and Lightroom CC 2015.3 … Read more

Raw converter comparison

Prelude For better or worse, Aperture is dying.  Abandoned by Apple many years ago now, it’s frankly amazing it hasn’t completely broken already, given the steady stream of system updates and such changes since then.  Regardless, it has always had rough edges, and on top of all that I’ve grown increasingly disappointed with its image … Read more

The death of Aperture

I wish I were surprised even a little. I look forward to seeing how comically under-powered “Photos” is in comparison. I hope Adobe actually fix Lightroom enough to be usable, and add support for importing Aperture libraries. Though I’m not holding my breath. I’d prefer that someone actually develop a good professional photo management and … Read more