MB-D80 Multi Power Battery Pack

MB-d80 Finally picked up my MB-D80 Multi Power Battery Pack, a.k.a. vertical camera grip, today.  Now the D80 is really big and heavy – especially after I dropped the second battery in it.  Initial reaction is that the product seems to be well made.  It’s rather simple in design, you almost don’t need the instruction booklet.

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Rogue Amoeba – Freebies: SoundSource

Logo_AmmoHead2 I needed a way for me to quickly change my audio input/output from the standard “internal speakers” configuration to my USB headset.  On a Mac you basically have to manually do this by going into the Sound application in System Preferences and select the appropriate choice.  Now – this isn’t much work – but I’m really lazy.  I just want to hit a button and have this done.  Rogue Amoeba’s SoundSource is the tool that solved my issue.

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Photoshop Insider » My Photo and Computer Back-up Strategy

Now this is a backup strategy: Photoshop Insider ยป My Photo and Computer Back-up Strategy

Scott Kelby walks you through his workflow process for backing up his work.  I’m impressed with the redundancy (he’s proven that he had needed that redundancy) and how almost automatic most of the process is.  I’ll have to re-read the article and see where I can mimic some of it to my workflow.

-JT

LifeHacker find: PosteRazor Splits Images into Multiple Page Posters

PosteRazor logoThis was a great find from LifeHacker:

LifeHacker find: PosteRazor Splits Images into Multiple Page Posters

PosteRazor will take one image and allow you to divide them up into multiple  sections.  This will allow you to print a large image using your standard size printer.  However, the reason I like this program is that it will allow you to mimic some of the latest trends with artwork in some home decorating magazines that take one scene and break it up into multiple picture frames.  This will be a summer project for me.  I need to get some prints on the wall near my staircase.  This could be very interesting look.

PosteRazor is open source and has binaries for Windows, Linux, and Mac.  OMG I love Open Source!

-JT