Sophos. I have had the pleasure of having many brilliant students in my classroom. I listen closely to those whose who major is I.T. Several years ago I learned that there is an antivirus program called Sophos designed for the iMac world. It is free for the individual owners, like you and me. I've done so, even though perhaps there has been no need. Perhaps it gives me a better night's sleep. I've never heard a single student of mine who is using a MacBook computer in my classroom talk about any kind of virus invasion. So if any Mac user would feel better with an antivirus program, Sophos is worth looking into it. But I will never argue with any other Apple computer owner who says there is no need, since I've never heard a student tell me of any problem. So there it is, Sophos, if you so desire. But the Apple world is the place that gives me great peace. Photoshop? You and my computer play nicely!
You have described the hell I went through, about ten years ago, when I went through three PC computers. Hell, pure and simple. Then I switched to Apple, and bought my first iMac. Peace, finally. I never saw a Blue Screen of Death, I never saw a problem again.
I would still be using that iMac G5 from 2005 if it were not for Adobe switching from the IBM chip to the Intel chip. I wanted to update, so I purchased the 27" iMac I currently use. It's five years old now, I think, and working very well. Oh, that G5 from 2005? It still works, perfectly. I can't put the PSCS5 on it, but it has the CS2. It's more than 10 years old and still working. When ever I go out with my camera, I use that "old" computer to burn my images to a DVD, then use CS2 to make thumb shots for a jewel box cover.
Apple iMac is the only way I will ever go again. Yes, the initial price is higher than a PC. But take that price and consider its life. Very inexpensive. I paid about $1,000 for my current 27" iMac. But I plan to continue using it for at least 10 years.......with lots of peace of mind.
I have some strong feelings based on experience in (a) less than full frame, and (b) using full frame. But I have a counter question I'd like to pose, tangent to this introductory question, and I'd like to read your thoughts. Is there a "point of diminishing returns"?
Like several others here, I shoot 100% RAW. Unlike many, however, I store all of those RAW images on DVDs. Every time I return home, I put all those images from the memory card directly to DVDs. Then I work off the DVDs, pick what I want, and let all of them become my archived images.
Before anyone jumps on me to say that "DVDs and CDs fail", I began doing this back in 2005 when I bought my Canon 20D, and I've returned twice last month to two of those DVDs (from 2005) and all images are there, still, and load up just fine.
Continue saving your DVDs, you never know when something will be desired down the road.
Thank you for informing your Marketing Team ways in which they just might lose customers, from intrusions such as these. Thank you.
With all due respect, you are missing a very important point. I do not get pop-ups on all the sites I visit. And I do visit many sites as I search for particular items to purchase. As a physics teacher I search many sites for information for my students. I receive one and only one pop-up, and it's from your company. Adaroma. Hence, they are triggered by your company.
One thing I will not do is download more software, especially to search for a problem that does not exist. The Adaroma pop-ups (and I'm looking at one that came this morning) is coming ONLY FROM ADAROMA. I cannot make my point clearer.
Please stop this practice, stop this practice from your company, ADAROMA.
I suppose it would be unrealistic for you to ask your company to stop using this type of advertisement?
Thank you Helen,
I've clicked on the link, and concerned by all the 'resets' the instructions call for. I'm also suspicious why Adorama is the ONLY slap over ad that I received.
Thanks for the idea in Firefox. I used to use that browser, but most of my students use Chrome, and I like to know what features they use. BUT, if anyone who is using Chrome, has an idea to stop these slap-overs, I'm all ears.
Billnikon, Care to share how they can be eliminated, permanently? Clicking "Close" every day is not the solution. I'm open to a better way.
This may seem minor, but for me it isn't. I have an iMac 28", so I can put Outlook on the left of the screen, and Chrome on the right. It works perfectly, at least until Adorama (or Adorama & Google) began automatically slapping a 1"x4" ad in the upper right of my screen, hence covering the corner of Chrome. You know, that's where you can click on the "x" to open another tab. But Adorama now covers that up.
I can remove it but clicking on "Close", but I'll have to do it again the next day, and then the day after that. I like the Adorama company, but I don't appreciate them slapping their ad, unrequested by me, onto my screen every day. Am I the only one seeing this daily nuisance?
Actually, I think it is. During the scare that our Secretary of Home Land Security started when he said 'possibly nothing larger than a cell phone will be permitted in the flight cabin', I left my 5DII at home and bought the TZ80 a Baltic vacation. The results are actually very impressive, for both .jpg and RAW, and coming out of a small camera.
I own a TZ80. I'm sure you are looking through the viewfinder when this happens. I also suspect you are using the circular ring around the lens, so as to change the aperture for example. And when the view changes to 'very dark' or 'very light', it's tell you that your exposure will turn out to be under exposed or over exposed, respectively. I love that feature and found that my RAW images came out to be just that...'under' or 'over', if I took the shot while the view was dark or light, respectively.
Nothing wrong with the camera, just giving you great information. When that happens, rotate the ring and you'll see that the dark viewfinder will lighten up once you've increased the exposure.
I have been so pleased with my purchases at a company called NovaColor, 1810 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104, 314-652-3800, and email@example.com
No, I'm not on a retainer. I've just be soo pleased with their work. After a European vacation, I've had two 72" x 48" canvas prints made, and yes, they wrap around the edges, giving an almost 3-D effect. We've been so pleased with the results. Give them a call, and ask for Fred or Joe, they are the best.
Thank you PAZ,
I'm taking my camera to the STL Zoo this afternoon. I'll try your suggestion as soon as I arrive home.