It’s a great time to be a photographer/Mac user as Mac OS X 10.1 makes working with digital images easier than ever, Jim Heid writes in his latest
Mac Focus column
Los Angeles Times
Mac OS X’s Image Capture feature is designed to simplify the manipulation of digital images produced by digital cameras. The software automatically recognizes dozens of USB-equipped digital cameras when they’re connected to the Mac and enable users to see thumbnail views of images, rotate them, and delete them before actually downloading the pictures from the camera. Image Capture can also import movies and audio from compatible cameras, and can synchronize the camera’s date and time to the Mac’s own clock.
The feature makes Mac OS X 10.1 “a digital photographer’s dream,” writes Heid. He also likes the way Image Capture makes use of AppleScript, Apple’s system level automation software.
The “ultimate way” to share digital images is to burn them to a DVD using Apple’s iDVD software and a Mac containing the SuperDrive DVD burner. iDVD now runs only under Mac OS 9.x. However, a Mac OS X version is due soon.