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The Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group presents Abobe Lightroom, with Bill Achuff

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TOPIC: Abobe Lightroom, with Bill Achuff

SPEAKERS: Bill Achuff

CONTACT: Ben Britt

PHONE : 609-436-0158

EMAIL: publicity@pmug-nj.org

PMUG site: http://pmug-nj.org/

LOCATION: The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center (across from Speer Library, on Library Place Road) at Princeton Theological Seminary will be the location of PMUG’s June meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday June 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

FREE: Open to the general public

Adobe Lightroom, a program to process and organize photos, has been used by professional and amateur photographers worldwide since its initial release by Adobe in February 2007. PMUG’s Bill Achuff has used the program since it’s inception, up through to its most recent version 6 update in late April. With Apple’s discontinuation of the Aperture and iPhoto programs, and with many Mac users finding Apple’s new Photos application a bit too lightweight for their needs, Lightroom’s popularity has grown. Bill will provide an overview of Lightroom 6’s capabilities and show the basics of the program’s two most used modules—Library and Develop, with its ability to view, retouch, and organize photos

About the speaker

Bill Achuff, a long-time PMUG member, is a freelance photographer who covers events—sports in particular, for local and regional newspapers. He is proficient with a host of photo editing applications—some of which you’ve probably never heard of nor will you ever have occasion to use, but he spends the majority of his time in post-production, cataloging, editing, and posting his photos from Adobe Lightroom. Bill has occasionally written for several Mac magazines, including Digital Photographer, Mac Today, Layers, and Photoshop User. Bill Achuff also founded the Mac User Group Alliance in 1990, and at its peak had over 1800 member user groups, with PMUG as one of its initial MUGs to join. PMUG also provides monthly “PMUG Answers” (a popular Q & A session) at 6:30 before the general meeting.

See http://pmug-nj.org/ for more info and directions.

Crashplan and Backblaze Cloud-based Backup Services

SPEAKERS: Stephen Millett
CONTACT: Ben Britt
PHONE : 609-436-0158
EMAIL: publicity@pmug-nj.org
PMUG web site: http://pmug-nj.org/

Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, Room 6, (Alexander St), Princeton, NJ.  Visit the PMUG web site for map and directions.

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About the presenter…

Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett, IT Specialist for the Princeton Public Library, lives and works in Princeton. Steve has worked in IT for over 10 years. Prior to the Princeton Public Library, he worked in IT at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Steve graduated from Rutgers with a bachelors degree in Philosophy. He has been a Mac zealot since his first PowerBook G4 which launched him into the technology profession. He’s also interested in web design and web technologies and is a hobbyist musician.

PMUG also provides monthly “PMUG Answers” (a popular Q & A session) at 6:30 before the general meeting.

Lightroom 6 arrives

It’s been almost two years since Lightroom 5 was released, which at the time was a major update to the photo editing program’s look and performance. The biggest change in this version of Lightroom is speed. Lightroom 6’s performance is based heavily on your computer’s GPU and processing power, but Adobe is promising speed increases on most modern machines. Even if you’re using a MacBook Pro from four years ago, you’ll still see an improvement in the overall performance and the speed of individual tools.

Lightroom 6 arrives with performance improvements and new tools | The Verge

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iCloud Photo Library: The Missing FAQ

With the release of Photos for Mac in OS X 10.10.3, Mac users have not only a replacement for the much-maligned iPhoto but also access to iCloud Photo Library, an iCloud feature for syncing photos that Apple introduced in iOS 8.1. In theory, this feature should “just work,” magically syncing all your photos across all your devices. But like so many things in the Apple ecosystem, iCloud Photo Library raises a number of vexing questions, especially for anyone whose use case is in any way atypical.TidBits

Lot’s of good tid bits here.