April 23, 2012 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group

TOPIC: Post Processing Digital Photos - Part II (free and easy)

Meeting was canceled due to the Library closing (due to the impending snowstorm).


But if you had been there........... you would have heard about some great free (or cheap) apps to enhance your pictures........such as these:

PixlNhance - free, tiny and simple app with easy-to-use features

Graphic Converter ($39) - over 200 import and 80 export formats + more features

iPhoto - Apple's basic photo app with features such as red eye elimination

Preview - convert picture formats using 'Save as'

AppleWorks - install CD ($49) still available here. Free update to 6.2.9 here.

Adobe Touch - photo editing app for your iPad ($9.99) - see how-to video here

Note: one interesting 'reverse' use of post-production is to intentionally disguise faces to retain privacy but still be able use the photo for illustrative purposes - see example of GIF conversion



----- How to use Terminal Utility to change the location and format of Mac screenshots.

----- How to use Terminal Utility to check for Flashback malware.

----- How to open very old AppleWorks and Word docs in Lion 10.7 (Thanks, Jerry)

----- How to improve the security of your Mac in 10 simple steps



Flashback Malware - read Symantec's description of this Trojan - also called Flashfake.

FlashbackChecker1.0 - free app to check for malware for OS10.5 PPC and Intel macs.

SabPubTrojan - read article by Charles Moore - silmilar to actual Apple launcher called PubSub.

SabPub Checker 1.0 - free app to check for malware for OS10.5 PPC and Intel macs.

NOTE: For Macs running Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier, you can better protect yourself from this malware by disabling Java in your web browser(s) preferences. UPDATE (5/2012) : Apple releases Flashback Removal Security Update and Leopard Security Update 2012-003 for OSX 10.5.8.

Java vs Javascript - what's the difference? JavaScript is completely different than Java. The name is only similar because the syntax of the JavaScript language mirrors some of that in Java, but the similarities end there. JavaScript is required for many Web sites to function properly, and is not involved with the exploit that has been used to compromise Mac systems.

Worm:The First Digital World War - great book by Mark Bowden (author of Black Hawk Down) - The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. (Thanks, Andy)



FREE DVD OSX Leopard 10.6 - from Apple - for MobileMe users - see sample order form which will appear when you log into your MobileMe Account

Fox Kit by Roger Bailey - from cover photo on Life in the Finger Lakes magazine.
Watch on-line videos called Kelby TV to help shoot better pictures. (Thanks, Roger)

Daisey Revelations Sad - by Glenn Fleischman ---Playing loose and fast with facts on mainstream TV

Half of all American households own at least one Apple product

Apple's Cash on Hand (1/2012 - see line 2:16) - almost $100 billion dollars! (100 thousand million!) And this amount would not even show up as an accounting error on the current Federal budget!



Amplify your iPod or iPhone. (Thanks, Joan)



German iPad Ad - So, Dad, how do you like the new iPad we sent you?(Thanks, Larry)


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