Create a Simple Progress Bar in Filemaker that will check the progress of an AppleScript.

Create a Simple Progress Bar in Filemaker that will check the progress of an AppleScript.

The original idea for this progress bar was posted here. It shows how to create a progress bar using the Let function in Filemaker. In their example the bar indicated the number of records processed. http://blog.myfmbutler.com/?p=26 Using AppleScript with Filemaker. Filemaker is fully scriptable with Applescript. This combination can be very powerful and I process all […]

How to auto update a watched folder in Photo Mechanic with EOS Utility and OSX.

How to auto update a watched folder in Photo Mechanic with EOS Utility and OSX.

  The auto update feature in Photo Mechanic has had reliability issues. It relies on the tethered software to let the OS know that the folder contents have been updated otherwise you are constantly hitting cmd+/ to refresh the contact sheet manually. Here is the way to set up EOS utility to inform PM that the […]

Adobe Lightroom Beginners Guide 3

Adobe Lightroom Beginners Guide 3

In this guide I am only dealing with basics of Lightroom. The aim is to get you to catalogue the images you already have and run you through some basic retouching. So what have we covered? Blog 1 dealt with importing your old pictures where they were on your hard drive Blog 2 dealt with keywording and […]

Adobe Lightroom for Beginners Guide 2

Adobe Lightroom for Beginners Guide 2

The last blog got us to stage where we have imported our images, copyrighted them and keyworded some of them. Lr will allow you to store a plethora of data with your images. Really depends on you how much you want to do or need to do because of your job. (If you’re a press […]

Contacts and Dropbox as a client database and contact sheet viewer

Contacts and Dropbox as a client database and contact sheet viewer

Many of you out there will not want to invest in a custom built database or rent an online client area and gallery. If you are a small start up then all you really need is an accounts program, a client database and somewhere for your clients to view your stuff. This is all possible […]

Reading Camera Data with an Applescript Droplet and Exiftool

Reading Camera Data with an Applescript Droplet and Exiftool

If you write blogs about photography then at some stage you are going to caption your pictures with info about shutter speed, exposure etc. In order to gain access to this info you would need to go into Lightroom, Photoshop or any other imaging software to copy the data out, which frankly is a bit […]

Photography Workflows. Applescript, Filemaker & Lightroom

Photography Workflows. Applescript, Filemaker & Lightroom

Please check the other blogs concerning Photographic Workflows before launching into this one. With the others we have built a basic database in Filemaker and control the importing of images through Applescript. With this tutorial we will import images and then open them in Lightroom through the database. Your will need to download the new […]

Lightroom Beginners Guide 4

Lightroom Beginners Guide 4

In our Lightroom Absolute Beginners Guide 4 we are going to flirt a little with retouching. Retouching an image is way beyond what most people consider as “airbrushing”. (Yes, oh experienced togs, the term is still referred to). Dust spots and the like are easily got rid of by way of a variety of clone […]