Friday, May 29, 2015

Animation of NCC-Mac May 2015 slideshow

I've posted an animation of the May 2015 NCC-Mac slideshow to the group's Google+ page. You can use the link in the right column of this page to access it.

Outline of May 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

NCC-Mac May 2015 Meeting

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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.04
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X Yosemite:

       • Canon EOS 5DS
       • Canon EOS 5DS R
       • Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D / Kiss X8i
       • Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D / Kiss 8000D
       • Fujifilm X-A2
       • Hasselblad CFV-50c
       • Hasselblad H5D-50c
       • Leica C (Typ 112)
       • Nikon 1 S2
       • Nikon D7200
       • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
       • Panasonic LUMIX CM1
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF7
       • Pentax MX-1

For more information on supported RAW formats, see

Post Date: May 4, 2015
File Size: 7.7 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.10 or later
Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6
Security Updates
Available for:
OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
Xcode 6.3.2
May 18 '15
What's New
Xcode 6.3.2 improves stability and fixes an issue that could result in slow compile times for complex Swift projects.
Remote Desktop Client Update 3.8.4
…overall reliability, stability and compatibility.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
iPhoto Library Upgrader
iPhoto Library Manager
(PowerPhotos is currently free with purchase of iPhoto Library Manager)
Photos Import
Drag media items from iPhoto to Photos

Q&A, General Discussion

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NCC-Mac May 2015 Meeting Announcement

Sorry for the late announcement. I must've gotten thrown by the holiday weekend.

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topics are all related:  "iPhoto Library Upgrader," "iPhoto Library Manager," "Photos Import (part deux)" and a nifty Photos import shortcut I discovered by accident.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Extra Stuff from April 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

First off, here is a link to view the slideshow of the April 2015 NCC-Mac meeting.

Second, I promised some scripts you can use with the new

These scripts go a few levels down in your local Library folder. In Finder go to your Home directory (the one with the little house icon). If you see a folder called Library, fine. If not, go to the View menu and select Show View Options. Check the Show Library Folder checkbox.

Download from my Dropbox. Double-click to unzip the Photos folder. Put that folder on your Desktop for now.

Now go back to your Home directory. Double-click Library folder. Double-click Scripts folder.

If you see an Applications folder in Scripts, fine. If not, go to the File menu and select New Folder. Name that new folder Applications. Double-click Applications folder.

Drag the Photos folder from your Desktop into your Finder window (Applications).

Double-click Photos folder. Double-click Photos Buddy.worlflow. (Photos may launch.) Photos Buddy.workflow will open in Automator. While Holding down the Option key, select Save As… from the File menu. At the bottom of the Save dialog, in the File Format popup menu, choose Application. Save Photos to your /Applications folder. Later you can drag it to your Dock. Quit Automator.

Whew! This is getting pretty complicated!

Back in your ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Photos folder, Double-click Copy ALL Filenames to Titles.scpt. It will open in Script Editor. From the Script Editor menu, select Preferences…. Under General, make sure that Show Script menu in menu bar is checked. Quit Script Editor.

Copy ALL Filenames to Titles does what its name implies in the currently open Photos Library.

Photos Buddy lets you select which Photos Library to open. (If you have only one Photos Library, Photos Buddy has no useful function that I can imagine.)