Snow Leopard for Photographers

Apple Snow LeopardUPDATE: It’s Saturday afternoon and I’ve just completed my upgrade to Snow Leopard. It took only 45 minutes on my 13″ MBP and the upgrade went perfectly. This saved me about 8 GB of hard drive space and both startup and shutdown times are significantly faster. Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 also startup faster but other than that I haven’t noticed much difference. All in all, a very nice $29 upgrade!

It’s Thursday afternoon and the release of Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is just hours away. For photographers running Lightroom or Photoshop on a Mac or MacBook, this is an important upgrade for purely performance reasons.

Macworld has done a great job of compiling all their Snow Leopard articles so you can get up to speed quickly and easily. I don’t know about you but for $29 (USD) I’ll be upgrading sometime this weekend!

Software Updates – Lightroom 2.2 and Mac OS X 10.5.6

Apple Mac OS XAdobe Photoshop Lightroom 2Apple released their latest version of Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) yesterday and Adobe has released their Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 update this morning.

The Lightroom 2.2 update includes support for the new Canon 5D Mark II for those of you lucky enough to have received your 5D MK II already. Let the upgrades begin!

UPDATE: I apologize if you’re using Windows XP or Windows Vista as your operating system. No, I’m not apologizing for not posting the link to the Windows version of the Lightroom update. I just feel sorry for anyone that doesn’t run Lightroom 2 as a 64-bit application under Mac OS X (Leopard). As my kids like to say “Dude, It Rocks!”.