I love my new MacBook Pro, running the new operating system, Mavericks! But when I started to migrate my files and applications from my old Mac laptop, which was running Mountain Lion, I made some really big mistakes. So, in the fine tradition of “Do as I say, not as I do”, here is the wrong way to do it and the right. I hope this helps make your migration seamless!
First of all, wrong way… Full of enthusiasm, I turned on my old laptop and my new one. Migration Assistant was easy to find on the new one, and I rashly decided that I didn’t need to connect the two with anything as old fashioned as a cable. I chose our home network and let ‘er rip… A timer with the amount of time required appeared on the screen… over 15 hours. Hmmm… Then, I noticed that my old laptop seemed inclined to go to sleep. Three hours later, we were still at about 15 hours on that countdown!
Now… right way. This requires a little work, but it’s easy and fast! If you have found this post because you’re stuck in the middle of a slow migration, don’t despair. You can stop it and start all over. That’s the good news!!! To stop it, press Command + Q on both computers. Now, you can jump right into the following instructions. Read more →
Blogging… What was I thinking? A year ago, as I was contemplating a move back to the States from Seoul, South Korea, I promised my photography students that I would start a blog. I wanted to keep in touch and continue the conversation. Read more →
My photos are out of order on my computer, because I forgot to change the date and time on my camera. (See last week’s post, Quick Camera Tip for Summer Travel, for the way to change it before your next trip.) I know better. But, on a recent trip, I was in three different time zones in one week. It was the third one that got me! Happily, there are ways to fix this. Here’s how to do it in iPhoto and Lightroom 4.
In iPhoto, select the photo you want to change. You can also select multiple photos, to save time. In the Photos menu, choose Adjust Date and Time. You can use your tab key to move to the number you want to change. The nice thing about this method is that iPhoto shows you the date and time originally captured by your camera. Often, it’s just a matter of changing the hour. Sometimes, you will also have to change the date. Read more →
Traveling this summer? Don’t forget to change the time in your camera. Otherwise, your metadata will be wrong. Why does this matter? Lightroom 4 and iPhoto both use the time recorded by the camera to sort your photos. There’s nothing as annoying as having them completely out of order. There are ways to fix this later, but it’s much easier to do it ahead.
Go to the menu on your camera and look for Date/Time. On my Canon, it’s in one of the Wrench Menus. And don’t forget, most cameras use 24 hour clocks, so 3:00 is 3:00 AM. In the next post, I’ll tell you how to reset the date and time in Lightroom 4, in case you already forgot to do it.
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