G. Curt Fiedler
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Marine Biologist and Mac User in Japan.

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Umijin commented on 19 May 2010
Still a beta?? Please label this clearly. If it's not a beta, then you need to indicate the apps price.
[Version 1.2.203]



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Umijin commented on 16 May 2010
Wasn't this app previously called GoogleMaps? What happened to MU indicating previous names of apps in the byline?
[Version 2.1.0]



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Umijin reviewed on 15 Apr 2010
This app is a nice addition to Quick Look, but still has a few idiosyncrasies to work out. It provides a clean way to see EXIF and other info with quick look, and had no problem with image files from my Canon point and shoot, as well as my Nikon D90 (with RAW files).

The loupe function is a bit odd, and that's where I have my issues. First, it can be active all the time, inactive all the time, or triggered with the caps lock key. Unfortunately, I found the loupe difficult to trigger with caps lock key. It worked for my NEF (Nikon Raw) files, but not consistently with the jpeg copies of those files, or JPEG originals from my point and shoot. It seems you have to click on caps lock, then choose or scroll to the image; you can't have it selected already.

I would suggest making the loupe pop up in the window if you hold down a modifier key (like option or control?), or at least turn on while you have the preview window open with the caps lock key.

My other comment is about support and feedback for the developer and the product site. The in-app info box says to go to the website for info and tips. There is minimal info, and no real tips that I can see. Furthermore, there is no clear way to send feedback to the developer via the app or the website. This is a must, particularly for a product that needs some work still.

Looking forward to seeing future versions.
[Version 1.0.2]



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Umijin commented on 28 Mar 2010
Painfully slow updating on my jpeg files (~3mb) and crashed the first time I used it. I'll have to pass on trying it any further.
[Version 1.2]


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Umijin replied on 23 Jun 2010
Didn't see this post on my comment. I have a 24 inch iMac, 2.66GHz processor, with a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GPU.
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Umijin commented on 14 Feb 2010
I've been using this since it was Receipt Wallet. Although I have the issue with printing to PDF that others have reported, I've never had a crash - ever.

I do wish the developers would indicate WHAT improvements were made for ScanSnap integration, as other than the cryptic mention in the What's New section of the MU listing - I don't see any indication of what has changed. Works the same, and I have to use an applet still for receipts.
[Version 1.2]



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Umijin reviewed on 20 Nov 2009
Very nice app that gives you tons of info and views compiled from data that is downloaded from dive computers.

Many dive computer manufacturers sell computer interfaces/software, but it's Windows only. MacDive gives you an alternative, and it's free, fast, and full featured.

Did I mention it was free? But by all means make a donation if you like it.

It works great with my Suunto D4 wrist watch dive computer, and under Snow Leopard too.

My only problem was not knowing I needed to install a driver on my Mac to use the USB cable connection. The MacDive site explains it fairly well, but it would be better to see a pop up or something in the app explaining the need for a driver. Better yet, a Read Me file included with the app would be a big help.

In any case, this app is very well made, and you can't beat the price.
[Version 1.5.2]



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umijin commented on 18 Aug 2009
This is a very popular and powerful media organizer for Windows and this is the first Mac version. It's worth giving it a try, though expensive.

The developer also produced an excellent Mac graphics app (Canvas) which combined bitmap and drawing. Unfortunately, this developer bailed on Canvas for Mac a few years ago to focus solely on Windows apps. One would hope they won't do the same for ACDSee Pro.
[Version 1.1]



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umijin reviewed on 28 Jun 2009
This is a system prefs app that is very useful for folks with more than one brand of digital camera. When any camera or camera formatted media card is connected to your Mac, Cameras will open the app of your choosing for import.

Although many people may be happy with ImageCapture, you may also want to use your camera's proprietary software for importing. But if you have two makes of camera (e.g., a Casio and a Canon), the proprietary software of one may not properly import the media of another (e.g., Canon's CameraWindow doesn't recognize video format files on my Casio camera). Or if you have a DSLR, you may want the raw files imported by your image editing app (e.g. Aperture, LightRoom) instead.

Cameras can also 'learn' what app you want to use if you select "ask what to do" when you connect a new camera. You can also easily change what app to use from the pref panel.

In my case, I have 3 digital cameras of different makes - two point and shoots and a DSLR. Cameras seamlessly opens the app I want for each camera.

When the first version was released, it had a $10 price tag, and I was considering a purchase. However, the 1.01 release now indicates it is free. I hope the developer will give a donate link, as Cameras works flawlessly for me.
[Version 1.0.1]



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umijin commented on 20 Apr 2009
Intel only??

Boo!!
[Version 7.0]



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umijin commented on 27 Jan 2009
Eh? I've never heard of this Apple App. Does it come with QT pro?
[Version 1.5.3]



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Umijin had trouble on 20 Aug 2011
App doesn't update to v2.4.0 - get an error message. :-(
[Version 2.4.0]


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Umijin replied on 20 Aug 2011
Ah, never mind - I see the comment "new version is for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion only". My mistake, as I'm still in Snow Leopard.
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Umijin had trouble on 19 Mar 2011
Umm - how do you update the 1.01 version to 1.2? If you click on the download link, it seems you just get the 1.01 demo. :-(
[Version 1.2.0]



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Umijin had trouble on 06 Apr 2010
I got a strange error message updating from within the app - said it couldn't be run on my OS (have the 10.6.3). Hope others install in a different way until it can be worked out.
[Version 6.3]



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Umijin had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
Thanks - that tip worked for me too (want to try the trial version still).

I can't understand why Apple didn't make this fix more visible to trial users in a read me, or at least fix the installer to deal with this issue.
[Version 3.0.1]



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Umijin had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
The updater linked to here doesn't seem to find my Demo version of Aperture 3 to update.
[Version 3.0.1]



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Umijin had trouble on 08 Nov 2009
Users are reporting that Capture NX 2 isn't functional on Snow Leopard. Nikon has not bothered to update Capture NX 2 (or its weaker cousin ViewNX) since SL was released. Their official policy is that they haven't decided IF they will support SL.

TIP: If you want to use Nikon Capture NX 2 in Snow Leopard do not update it to v2.2.2 *after* you have installed Snow Leopard. Stick with v2.2.0 for now, which reportedly works.

If you have installed v.2.2.2 *BEFORE* installing Snow Leopard, CaptureNX 2 may work for you.
[Version 2.2.2]


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Umijin replied on 25 Nov 2009
Laughable - still no official support for Snow Leopard. Nikon's support site says that they expect to release updates in, like, January for their software suite.
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Umijin had trouble on 08 Nov 2009
Two months after Snow Leopard is released, and Nikon hasn't even bothered to update its basic photo software for compatibility.

If you email Nikon support, they'll tell you they haven't decided IF they will support OS 10.6 (not WHEN). This is unacceptable and shows a real lack of consideration for Mac users.

Fortunately, Nikon Transfer was updated in late October and seems to work fine in SL. So at least you can upload your photos properly. Unfortunately, ViewNX is left behind (as well as Capture NX2, if you didn't install v. 2.2.2 before Leopard). Although many Mac users use iPhoto, Aperture, LightRoom to browse photos, I and many others don't. ViewNX is fast, though quirky, and works great for culling and rating photos on the fly. Or at least it does if you aren't using Snow Leopard.

If you have figured a work around for ViewNX in SL, please post it here.

If you are from Nikon and reading this, your company should be ashamed of itself. Nikon charges premium prices for its products, and doesn't even provide fully functional RAW editing software with its cameras (Canon does) and doesn't even update it (Capture) or its weaker sibling (ViewNX) for the latest MacOS.

Unacceptable!
[Version 1.4]



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Umijin had trouble on 29 Oct 2009
Just trying this app as a long time MU subscriber. Unfortunately, it crashed twice while generating the catalog - but seems to work well after that process.
[Version 5.0]



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umijin had trouble on 13 May 2009
Paperless isn't working for me on my G5 iMac. It finds my registration info from Receiptwallet then freezes. Hope others have better luck while I get Mariner to fix the problem.
[Version 1.0]


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umijin replied on 14 May 2009
Yes, you are correct. I found out after I rebooted the app the second time and walked out of the room. It would be nice if there was some dialogue box indicating that the app was importing or moving or whatever. Unfortunately, the new developer for the app hasn't bothered to give upgrade notes or suggestions for old RW users.
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umijin had trouble on 09 May 2009
This app is not the most intuitive to use, and worse it repeatedly freezes up during transfers on my G5 iMac.
[Version 1.4]



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