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.
Well that went relatively painlessly. I just added an old HP 17inch LCD panel to my existing 28 inch ViewSonic. Both monitors are powered by a EVGA GeForce 8800GT. The Viewsonic is running at 1900×1200 and the HP at 1280×1024. Coupled with Spaces with 6 workspaces, I have effectively 12 monitors!! Woot!
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.
Now this is a backup strategy: Photoshop Insider » 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.
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!