Sunday, May 30, 2021

My Computer Won't Connect To My Seagate External Hard Drive [SOLVED!]

 Hello, friends. 

My IT background makes me want to fix things all the time, and when the spousal complaints about an 8 Terabyte hard drive by Seagate grew louder in our studio, it was time to solve that prickly problem. 

Lo and behold, there are thousands of people all over the world with the same, exact problem. Weird things would happen when they tried to connect to an external drive they had purchased from Seagate. 

It didn't even matter if they had a MAC or a Windows PC. The same headaches dragged on for them, sometimes for years. 

I finally fixed ours, and I wanted to share it with any of you who are struggling with a similar issue. 

First, let's talk about the problems people are seeing. Maybe yours is among them. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Best Free Photography Editing Apps

 

 This is a great article from Petapixel about the best free photo editing apps out there: 


https://petapixel.com/2021/05/24/best-free-photography-editing-apps/

 

 

They also wrote a great article about alternatives to Photoshop that are free or much less expensive: 

 

Best Photoshop Alternatives

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Artificial Intelligence And What It Can Do

 We work a lot with artificial intelligence tools, and it is fast becoming something you just can't ignore. Here's an example of an old photo of a Senator named Charles Sumner. This photo had a lot of things wrong with it from the beginning, and using several of our favorite AI tools we were able to improve it a whole lot. 


For fun, we fed this photo into an Artificial Intelligence tool called Remini and were able to create a moving face with it. Check this out: 



You can see the amazing results of this particular vintage image here on our store. Incredible what these tools can now do: 


Monday, April 12, 2021

My Favorite Photoshop Shortcuts

SHORTCUTS IN PHOTOSHOP: 


I've been using Photoshop for about 20 years now, and I've hesitated for a long time to become well-versed in shortcuts. 


 After upgrading my Wacom tablet, I more and more started using shortcuts that long-time users have used for years. 


 I wanted to share some of them with you, because they are fast becoming my favorite thing about Adobe Photoshop CC 2021. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You don't have to have the latest version of Photoshop to use these. Anything CS6 and above will accommodate, and some of the even earlier versions have been using these shortcuts for over 20 years.