Adobe CC and CS6 Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

Apple OS X Mavericks

Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday. I’m not going to cover all of the new features. It’s free though and there are several things I do like (e.g., tabbed Finder, and Menu Bar/Dock available on all screens); however, one of the first things photographers want to know before upgrading to a new OS is whether there are compatibility issues with photo editing software.

I’ve used Lightroom 5 in OS X Mavericks and have no problems at all with it thus far. Additionally, Adobe released a statement regarding its CC and CS6 apps. In short, everything should work fine (except After Effects requires an update). The full statement is below. [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC Just Got Its First Update With Several New Features

Premiere Pro New Timeline

Anyone who said Adobe would rest on its laurels with updating its software now that it is subscription only may have a change of heart after seeing how Adobe has already updated Premiere Pro CC. The new update adds 25 new features – several of which I can see speeding up my own workflow.

The first one is a big helper: “create a unique title by duplicating a sequence title.”

Previously, when you alt-drag to copy (a feature introduced in CS6) a title clip in a sequence, it would just duplicate that instance of the title. And, if you made changes to the title, it affected the original clip as well (b/c it’s a duplication of that title clip). Now, if you alt-drag to copy a title clip in a sequence, you get a brand new title clip that you can edit independently of the clip you just copied.

It saves a few mouse clicks for each duplication. And those mouse clicks add up over the course of editing a sequence. I’m pretty happy about this one.

Dragging clips to the source monitor from Finder is another cool one.

The update is available through the Creative Cloud app manager.

Check out the full list of new features below. [Read more...]