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Moving The Studio System

Most of my photographic week has been all about migration. The great news is I'm writing this post on my shiny new iMac 5K system. It really is a gorgeous piece of hardware. Other than my iPhone, this is my first Retina display system. The screen sharpness is insanely good... and it's showing me flaws in many of my photos (I suppose I could have done without that :).

The mundane part of it is getting the new system setup. App installs, Time Machine setups, getting used to the magic track pad... a heap of exciting with equal pinches of boredom and frustration. I'm in that awkward stage where I have the basics done and am now carefully, methodically moving my photo catalog to the new system. I'm doing the test run right now. It'll be a couple of weeks before I make the final move. I need to get my storage solution in place first. More on that in a future post, once it's all sorted.

Why the move? Speed, pure and simple. My MacPro and MacBook are 5 and 4 years old, respectively. I've actually been doing more and more on my MacBook because I'd bumped the memory in it and the processor is faster than my MacPro. While I could beef up the memory in the MacPro, it's an older system, period. Instead, I maxed out a new iMac 5K and expect to get another 5 years out of it. I think getting 5 years out of any device in this day and age is pretty darn good.

So.... if the blog appears a little quiet for the next week, it's probably because I'm hustling to get the new system stood up.

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