Jim Turney
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Jimturney reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
HueShifter came to my attention just as I was dealing with color 'pollution' in the darker areas of some very high ISO late sunset sea photos. Magenta splotches were as much of a problem as digital noise (my project was to evaluate de-noise solutions of 4 other apps) so I decided to demo HueShifter and was pleasantly surprised to be converted from a skeptic to a user. The well-written in-app Help quickly taught the power of HueShifter so I'll be using it more than I would have guessed.

And, btw, I'm not associated with the developer in any way...I rarely give 5 stars to anything, or write reviews. I do have a few suggestions for improvement that aren't worth describing here (I'll give direct feedback) and don't compromise the value of this app, as is today.
[Version 1.2.0]

Jimturney commented on 09 Feb 2013
Some connections are 'hijacked' by NetShade. Testing with the demo, I connected to Amazon using with an affiliate link (Macintouch.com) and found my connection was re-routed thru http://www.onlinecollegeuniversity.com/?s=amazon, so the affiliate link is stripped and presumably whoever is behind onlinecollegeuniversity.com (whois data hidden, no help on the placeholder website) gets affiliate credit for purchases.

If there were clear notification in NetShades docs then I may not mind such activity to partial pay for these services.

Who is onlinecollegeuniversity.com and what is Raynor's relationship?

What other user URL's are replaced/re-routed by NetShade? This should be clearly documented.
[Version 5.2]

Jimturney commented on 18 Jun 2010
Like others, I intend to use this app for stolen Mac recovery. It would be much more valuable for that purpose with whatever geo location info is possible to include with each snap (particularly WiFi ID and IPs), preferably in the EXIF data. This can be raw data that isn't converted to human readable location until necessary.

I suggest there also be a feature to automatically save only the last X number of snaps on the FTP server (or DAV, why not Dropbox and MobileMe) so that if the owner leaves this app on, the server isn't filled with useless snaps.

If the Mac is stolen, the snaps can be saved from the directory on the server before they are over-written by the newer snaps, allowing location data and snaps to help track down the perps and recover the Mac, and probably other items stolen.

My web dev apps are able to poll the server for file versions so that is why I think FTP/DAV can also be used to delete the oldest snaps on the server. I suggest the number of snaps saved on the server should be optional, as well as the snap interval. I would leave at least the last 200-300 on the server.
[Version 1.3.0]

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