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by Jay Cline
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade

The low end Mini with its small SSD and minimal RAM isn't a photographers dream machine. External hard drives need to be added and more RAM is necessary. In a year's time I'll take 50,000 photos and toss 90% of them, mostly photos of soccer and basketball games. Right now my Photos library is at 73 ...
by Jay Cline
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade

The Lightroom CC library file grows as you add photos. I take on average 50,000 photos a year. The tiny SSD on the mini won't handle that many photos.
by Jay Cline
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade

I have Photos and Lightroom CC (cloud based). I wanted to use Lightroom but it wouldn't allow me to put a Lightroom photo catalog on an external drive even though non cloud versions of CC will allow you to do that. The internal SSD on the mini is just too small to store my photos. Photos works for m...
by Jay Cline
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 439

2018 Mac Mini RAM upgrade

I originally ordered my 2018 Mac Mini with the base 8 gigs of memory. I quickly found that editing photos was painfully slow, the spinning beach ball was getting very annoying. Apple offered the Mini with up to 32 gigs of RAM, I chose to upgrade the RAM myself as Apple wanted $600 for the 32 gig opt...
by Jay Cline
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Add Image to PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Add Image to PDF

I used to be able to export images from PDF files to Photoshop and even edit text to some extent with Acrobat Pro. That was several years ago and I'm guessing Acrobat Pro has changed since then. If I remember correctly you can add or remove a page to a multipage PDF file but I don't believe there is...
by Jay Cline
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make your new Mac bootable from an external drive
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: How to make your new Mac bootable from an external drive

Stephen Hart wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Jay, Do you really need a wired keyboard for this? I thought Apple solved that problem.
I'm guessing the wired keyboard suggestion is for those using a non Apple Bluetooth keyboard but I haven't tested it.
by Jay Cline
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make your new Mac bootable from an external drive
Replies: 3
Views: 294

How to make your new Mac bootable from an external drive

“Apple’s security processor gets in the way when you’re trying to [boot from] external drives,” William Gallagher writes for AppleInsider. “Fix this now because if you wait until you need to restart from one, you’ll have problems.” “By default, Macs with the T2 processor will not boot from an extern...
by Jay Cline
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering new Mac Mini
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: Considering new Mac Mini

The new Mac mini doesn't have a SD card slot like some previous versions had though the System Report clearly shows it has one... Screen Shot 2018-11-15 at 8.38.59 AM.png I had to purchase a card reader for the new Mini as my new Nikon D500 takes XQD and SD cards https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....
by Jay Cline
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering new Mac Mini
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: Considering new Mac Mini

Thanks, I have been eyeing the OWC Mini stack with its USB-C connector. As a serious amateur camera guy and sports photographer I average 50,000+ photos a year. I keep my Photos library on an external drive and because drives are so cheap I just buy a new one every year and keep the old drive as an ...