windycloudyUp this morning without any hitting of the snooze button, just laid there for a bit listening to a book and got up to take a shower. No rain but overcast all day. Noticed some buds on the trees by my window @ work. Spring may be getting here soon. All day the clouds were racing toward the North, at a good clip I might add. Rained right after work, then stopped.

mila_kunis_esquire_001Looked up info on the next release of PhotoSmith for the iPad, here they added more info on the 2.3 version and it looks like maybe next month (April) it should be coming out.

Here’s a photo of the very sexy Milla Kunis from Esquire magazine, ouch.

Work, frustrating again, not really bad but… Big guy has a meeting scheduled for 4pm EST, yeah like NO. Dude if you want to talk to Atlanta just stop in and speak, instead you schedule two events for the WHOLE world and then that’s it? I hope they record the thing and put it up on the web otherwise I won’t be seeing any of it.

I stopped in at the Duluth T-Mac and had a Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout, the manager from way back was there, the bald one who’s wife I met one time out when they both were drinking, damn I forgot his name.

Today the new version of Red Dawn came out on DVD/BlueRay, Brian and I went over to the Movie Stop and picked our copies up. Watched the Tivoed episodes of Cougar Town before and then after we went down to Brian’s and watched Red Dawn since Nicki was watching TV upstairs. I liked this version, a bit different and very much up to date as too politics and things like that. It was in a bigger city and not such a rural area as the other one was.

Ordered a couple of adapters for the mini/micro USB connector, right angle to allow a regular USB cable to fit better on the D700.

I can’t wait for the new version, it’s a great program.

They should be ready in about 1-2 months I’d say. They keep saying weeks but I’m a bit reluctant to hope for that.

A lot of progress has been made on the new sandboxing functionality, Import and Delete dialogs, and stability and speed.

February Progress Report | Photosmith – your photography workflow, mobile.

Lightroom 4.2  is now available as a Release Candidate  on Adobe Labs.   The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.  The final release of Lightroom 4.2 may have additional corrections or camera support.

via Lightroom 4.2 Release Candidate now available on Adobe Labs « Lightroom Journal.

This should be out in the next day or two of next week.

Photosmith v2.1.3.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug where keywords would sometimes be incorrectly split up upon import
  • Fixed bug where some imported images wouldn’t import correctly due to required database flush
  • Fixed bug for photos in some rotated configurations that cause random blocks to display in Loupe / Fullscreen
  • Fixed bug where the status in EyeFi was incorrect after selecting a new card ID
  • Fixed bug where the metadata fields would sometimes report <2 values> when only one image is selected
  • Added guard for keyword deletion when keyword is possibly null
  • Fixed collection offset when dragging images to drop into collection and collection list is scrolled
  • Fixed bug where metadata would be extracted twice, once again in the background after the main one ran
  • Fixed memory leak that would grow during sync, causing 1000+ image syncs to crash
  • Fixed bug where app may crash in certain situations when purging
  • Fixed bug where app may lockup when dragging and dropping items that may be offscreen in the grid
  • Fixed bug where re-scanning photos would sometimes not properly remove un-selected photos


  • Re-worked display for headers in grid view to display proper date/time formatting for international dates
  • Added refresh of date/time display in grid/loupe upon app resume so that settings changes would be immediately updated
  • When selecting a keyword, the search box is now cleared to match keyword creation behavior
  • Added secondary sorting field for filename, so that subsecond sequential shots would be sorted by date and then by filename
  • Added guard for reported crashes during thumbnail loading
  • Minor speed improvement to Reject flag speed in certain circumstances
  • Re-worked unique identifier for photos throughout app. Addresses problems with duplicate images, black tiles, and other random weirdness
  • Added alert for auto-enabling of Camera Roll for Lightroom and EyeFi syncs

Sunny when I got up about 9am, it became steadily more cloudy but really nice fluffy clouds and they moved fast enough the the sun stayed out as well.

Made the baked eggs, with salsa and asiago cheese, yummy. cleaned up around the house, vacuumed and picked up some of the clutter. I put the new LED light up in he porch but it doesn’t work with the X-10 stuff either, I guess I’ll remove the X-10 switch, don’t use it anyway.

reaching for the sky

This heartburn started up about noon, right after I had some “breakfast” a bit after 10am and drank a few more Diet Dews. It went away after that.

Went out to the Kroger and picked up some food and lunch stuff for work. Also some paper towels and TP for the house.

Out to the T-Mac about 3pm and with JiJi at the bar I had a few beers, the Green Flash Le Freak and the Heavy Seas Pale. Chatted with a dude there that had the same political thoughts I have, liberal as far as freedoms but conservitive when it comes to financial matters. I’m maybe a wee bit more against super high incomes though. Term limits, prosecuting the Senate for not having a balanced budget, the president it a liar, and if Obama wins in November the economy is really going to go to hell. I also chatted with a very nice couple, Will and Amy, Will was a big guy, 6’4″ with a greying beard; Amy was a very petite dark brown eyed gal with a nice tan and a very thin figure. Damn, it was difficult not to continue to glance down her top and at her legs, trying not to be the oggling bar fly. Talked about all sorts of things from sports to places to vacation. I’m wondering if they don’t live in my neighborhood.

Brian asked about re-upping with the Bull’s Eye Gun Range for the $60 for six months, I figured I would go ahead and do it, I won’t get near the benefit that he will since he goes over there about 2-3 times a week. I may go about 1-2 times a month. But with the $7 range fee I only have to go about 9-10 times during the half year and I’ll be about even.

The PhotoSmith release is back on Apple again, they found the error late on Friday and should have the 2.1 version out soon. It will be better for the larger number of files I have and also have added the flags sync.

I missed the release of this yesterday and now it’s delayed, I guess that is for the best.

We’ve received a number of immediate emails telling us that the update is crashing. We’re temporarily pulling the app from the App Store until we can determine if the issue is on our side. We will update this post as soon as we have more information.

Photosmith v2.1 is now available!  We’ve added a few new features and fixed many old issues as well:

via Photosmith v2.1 (delayed).

released yesterday:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4.1 update includes these enhancements:

• The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)
• Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
• Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG
• Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin
• Additional camera support for several new cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and Olympus OM-D E-M5.

• Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom. 

Adobe – Lightroom : For Windows : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1.

Photosmith is almost out, I’m getting a little excited and hope that it will be available this week.

[Hopefully, this is our last post before announcing the final release date.  The app has been uploaded to Apple and is under review. We should be only a few days away now.]

via Photosmith 2 Screenshots: Fullscreen.

[This post is part our ongoing series introducing Photosmith 2 which will be a free update for all users]

In preparing the press stuff for launch we realized that most people have never seen what version 2 looks like unless you bought Jeff’s book.  We’ve talked about it a great deal and offered a few glimpses but we’ve never shown full screenshots.  Well that’s all going to change right now.

via Photosmith 2.

The following issues were fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 1 (March 29, 2012):

  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.
  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
  • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
  • Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
  • This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
  • It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.

Lightroom 4.1 is now available as Release Candidate 2 on Adobe Labs.   The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.  The final release of Lightroom 4.1 may have additional corrections or camera support.

via Lightroom 4.1 RC2 Now Available on Adobe Labs « Lightroom Journal.

Update 27-April-2012: We’ve reduced memory consumption as much as is possible and gotten performance on iPad 1 to an acceptable level. Our internal testing team has their paws on it now and once we get their blessing we’ll send it out to the entire beta testing crew and submit to Apple.

via Final testing has begun.