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 […]

Save disk space using Lightroom

For obvious reasons the RAW file is the one to keep if you require the highest quality file on which to retouch. But by a a simple change in your Lightroom workflow there are many jobs you might shoot that you can save acres of disk space by saving jpegs. A Canon 5D MK111 RAW […]

Using Image Events and Applescript to Resize your Images

Image Events is a background application that can do stuff to your images. Applescript is a scripting language for the Mac OS. For the purposes of this blog we are going to resize a folder of images and save them to different locations. I have a regular job that I do where the client needs the finished […]

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 […]