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macOS 10.12 Sierra: Will Adobe software work?

Now that macOS 10.12 Sierra is available from the Mac App Store, you’re probably wondering whether your Adobe software will work in the new Mac operating system.

With every Mac system upgrade, information about compatibility is often not available on the first day the new system is available, and emerges over time. If you use your Mac to run a business or as a serious hobby, do not upgrade to Sierra until you’re prepared to recover if things don’t work out. (That applies to any operating system upgrade on any device.) Wait until you are confident that all of your software and hardware is compatible, then back up everything, then upgrade. With that in mind, here’s what I know so far about the state of Adobe software in Sierra.

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InDesign to WordPress: iziExport review for InDesign Magazine

iziExport is an Adobe InDesign plug-in by Revolumedia that makes it easier to convert InDesign documents to WordPress posts, so it’s an intriguing option if you’re interested in converting some of your InDesign documents for publication on a WordPress-based web site. I reviewed iziExport for InDesign Magazine (November 2016).

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Astropad vs Duet Pro: Two Cintiq challengers

If you’ve wanted to use a mobile tablet as a Wacom Cintiq-like graphics input device for your computer, for a long time Astropad was the app that many turned to (a company called Avatron also offers Air Display for iOS and Air Stylus for Android). Now Duet, Inc. has introduced Duet Pro. These solutions display desktop applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator on an iPad, letting you use a stylus on the iPad display to draw or paint directly on the desktop document.

Both Astropad and Duet Pro are much less expensive than a Wacom Cintiq…if you already own an iPad. If you’re deciding which one to use, you’ll need to know the important differences between them.

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Getting the Most Out of the Adobe User Forums: CreativePro.com article

In an article I wrote for CreativePro, you’ll learn some simple strategies to help you get a great answer more quickly in the Adobe Forums — a free community-based resource for questions about Adobe software such as Photoshop and InDesign. Many forum members use Adobe software in production every day, so they can have useful insights and are sometimes aware of problems before they’re officially documented by Adobe. I’ve participated in the Adobe Forums for many years, and am now an Adobe Community Professional there.

Read my article at the following link:

Getting the Most Out of the Adobe User Forums

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Prints on display: “Journey Through the Lenses” group photo exhibition

Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Aljoya Mercer Island

I am honored by an invitation to show a set of images from my travels as part of Journey Through the Lenses, a group photography show. I will be showing images from India. You can view the show from October 15, 2016 to February 12, 2017.

The gala reception is on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m, with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. If you plan to come, please RSVP to 206-230-0150 by October 12.

The show is at Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Avenue SE on Mercer Island, Washington, USA.

Thanks to ERA Living for presenting this exhibition, and thanks to curators Ann Macrae and June Sekiguchi for inviting me to participate.

For more information, here’s the show flyer. See you on the 15th!

Journey Through the Lenses show flyer

Update: If you go, you’ll find five of my prints on the second floor, above the reception desk (on the left side of the site photo below). One more print is on the first floor in the lobby; turn right at reception.

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