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7 October 2013

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at affordable mirrorless cameras, free scripts to move your photos out of iPhoto, GraphicConverter and Snapheal Pro.

  • Derrick Story picks three affordable mirrorless cameras: the $898 Panasonic GX7 (his favorite), the $799 Samsung NX300 and the $548 Sony NEX-5T. But if you want the best, Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer points to the Olympus OM-D E-M1, which he also crowns the ugliest.
  • Dr. Drang has published his free Python Scripts for Photo Management that copy iPhoto images to a Finder-based system that relies on folder naming conventions to organize your photo library. The scheme isn't as sophisticated as the one George Jardine describes, which resembles what we use, but it can help you move from iPhoto to the Finder, which is much of the battle.
  • Lemkesoft has released its $39.95 GraphicConverter 8.8.1 [M] with support for multiple embedded paths, a special version of the Xe847 filter dialog for 11-inch displays, improved PhotoRaw import settings, improved dialog for gamma change, optimization of matrix operations, improved max/emf import and more.
  • MacPhun has released its $39.99 Snapheal Pro 1.1 [M] with enhanced plug-in support, including adding support for Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, and improved CS5/CS6 performance.

More to come...

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