Jimge
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Jimge reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
This has been a boon. Some users carry on about simply buying larger hard drives. I bought my 2011 MBP with a 500GB drive, because it performed better that the 750GB for video. I use lots of apps, and have lots of raw images I want to have on my internal drive (and not have to carry an external). I try to keep 20% of my drive free to make the most of virtual memory and improve drive performance. As a result, I am always pushing the limit and constantly having to find stuff to remove. The remaining GBs above the 100GB I keep free become precious as does remaining air for a person trapped in a large but confined space filling up with water. Being able to remove over a GB of languages in a click means a lot to me. Frankly, I believe that apps should give an install option of a single language, or multiples.
[Version 1.5.8]



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Jimge reviewed on 04 Feb 2014
Disappointing, and definitely an app for newbie or "toy" use.

Does the "miniature" look (bokeh?), which has just about run its course and is a cliche.

But - for isolating a subject like a flower from a background, Focus 2 has not Loupe view. The mask brush does not come down small enough to get a good separated edge.

The net result is that the differential focus is kludgy and amateurish. For $5 it would be OK, but I paid $12, and that was a special.
[Version 1.0.1]



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Jimge reviewed on 25 Jun 2013
I have gone off PTM that I originally used to like a lot, mainly over the difficulty in adjusting the duration without messing with the transitions and other controls. It seemed kludgy last time I used it.

Also, from a marketing perspective, the yet-another and unimaginative picture of a grinning child on the icon says it is a program for moms or adoring dads, not serious slideshow producers.
[Version 5.2]



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Jimge reviewed on 31 Oct 2012
This does exactly what I want it to, easily and quickly. I use it for backup and bootable backup ("cloning"). I looked around at the free software, and the commercial. This came up tops at under $30 ($27 with the download discount) for my two systems.

Differences between "Backup" (from whole volume to root level on destination), and "Clone" (creating a bootable backup) are relatively obvious as are the particular settings (more or less intuitive).

Does a nice job of incremental backups (a little slower as it seems to err on the side of recopying a few more files than, say, Silverkeeper does, but that is just how it seems).

The interface is nice and progress well reported.

I use it with an identical (and interchangeable for added offsite security) pair of LaCie Porsche Design mobile 1TB USB3/2 drives, with 4 partitions. It treats each partition as a volume.

Once set up (I had to do a second run a couple of times to get a complete and clean destination set), it all works perfectly.
[Version 10.6.5]



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Jimge commented on 03 Nov 2009
Warning. Tried to download a TV episode tonight, to watch tonight. Not an unreasonable expectation, since my verified download cable connection is 12mps.

But whoa - the HD version quoted a FOUR HOUR download. Even the SD version at 530 MB was a one-hour D/L. At 12mbs it SHOULD take 6 minutes, not 60. I tried stopping and reconnecting over a 40 minute period, just in case there was heavy demand. But no, it stayed the same.

Seems that iTunes servers are running at dial-up speed.

Not unreasonably I emailed iTunes Support and asked for my $2.99 to be refunded, since even the SD version will be way to late to watch.

Will let you know the Apple response. But I am not holding my breath.
[Version 9.0.2]


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Jimge replied on 29 Oct 2011
Came across this old review of mine. In fairness, Apple was responsive, fixed the problem, AND gave me a store credit for a free episode. Belated note of appreciation from me here.
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Jimge commented on 19 Sep 2009
There is much to like about this program. However, I have yet to find a way to fix a movie length as an absolute and then adjust lead in and lead out etc within that fixed length.

I am guessing that most users embed the final clip within another video as an edit. In which case, you want to be able to specify clip length.

PTM lets you fix the length of the motion component only, not the actual clip length, as far as I can see. Then you have to do mental arithmetic to add in the head and tail length. It is not hard math, just counter-intuitive.

Please tell me I am wrong and there IS a way to set and LOCK the clip length.
[Version 4.2.5]



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Jimge reviewed on 29 Mar 2009
I use it a lot. It is quick and simple to reference iChats. I use these IMs a lot, and often need to refer to something I said or was told.

And it is easy to delete chats and buddies. Just Reveal in Finder and delete the little chat file. Then the chat disappears from the window in Logorrhea.
[Version 1.3.1]



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Jimge reviewed on 07 Feb 2009
Photo To Movie is one of the few programs in this genre that allows you to see the audio wave form. This makes it easier to match slides to the beat. I like the ability to readily manipulate clip durations and behaviors, as well as choose paths and intermediate key frames. Overlap and dissolve is a very useful function, and it is easy to add titles and credits, and end up with a slideshow that fits the music length, or you can choose to have the slides finish before the music and fade to black.
[Version 4.2.3]



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Jimge commented on 10 Nov 2008
Have been comparing Lightroom 2 with Aperture 2.

I do a lot of panos, and Lightroom has a simple integration with that Photo Merge feature in Photoshop. Aperture is a cumbersome, multi-step export operation.

Aperture has a much more usable touchup and healing capability, whereas Lightoom is pretty basic. And Aperture has integration with Apple Photo Books.

Still have not decided whether I like the gray palette of Aperture, or the black one of Lightroom.

Currently I shoot with a Nikon D200. But I used to own a Nikon CoolPix 5700, and Aperture will not recognize the 5700 file format, for the thousands of images I took with the 5700. Lightroom will.

Anyone have any comments to add to the above?
[Version 2.1.2]



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Jimge commented on 10 Nov 2008
Have been comparing Lightroom 2 with Aperture 2.

I do a lot of panos, and Lightroom has a simple integration with that Photo Merge feature in Photoshop. Aperture is a cumbersome, multi-step export operation.

Aperture has a much more usable touchup and healing capability, whereas Lightoom is pretty basic. And Aperture has integration with Apple Photo Books.

Still have not decided whether I like the gray palette of Aperture, or the black one of Lightroom.

Currently I shoot with a Nikon D200. But I used to own a Nikon CoolPix 5700, and Aperture will not recognize the 5700 file format, for the thousands of images I took with the 5700. Lightroom will.

Anyone have any comments to add to the above?
[Version 2.1]



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Jimge had trouble on 03 Mar 2008
Never MInd. I discovered the "Throttle", that is accessible when downloading. I reset it to "Unlimited", and got my former speeds of around 450KB/sec (on cable) back again.

I like the new FTP feature with the side-by-side panels.
[Version 5.0]



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Jimge had trouble on 03 Mar 2008
When I upgraded from SD4 to SD5, my download speeds from various sites dropped from between 400-500KB/s to 62KBs. Anyone else have this experience? I am still using Tiger (until I buy a new system).
[Version 5.0]



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Jimge had trouble on 15 Nov 2007
I read here or on another forum that removing Speed Download Input Managers folder helped. I tried this and it (at least so far) seems that Safari no longer crashes. User(you)>Library>Input Managers>SpeedDownload Enhancer (folder). Oh yeah, I also Repaired Permissions at the same time. I should have done it in stages. But looks like one of 'em works. And SpeedDownload also still seems to work.
[Version 10.4.11]



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Jimge had trouble on 17 Jan 2007
I had initial problems with the program not finding a file it needed. But after giving my system a workover with Onyx and then a full TechTool Pro overhaul, and finally repairing permissions, it installed just fine.

Maybe it is more persnickety than most [ tech terminology ;-) meaning susceptible to minor file inaccuracies].
[Version 10.1.9]



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