Photoshop CS5 Extended Company: Adobe Price: $999 upgrade $349 (education pricing also available) I promised you an update to my earlier Photoshop CS5 review,Read More
Author: John Hamilton Farr
Who Wants to Rig the Votes?
Hang onto your hats. If you’re out of the loop on this, there’s a huge storm brewing over the fact that the federally-mandated touchRead More
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Review: Two Big Things!
Photoshop CS5 Extended Company: Adobe Price: $999 upgrade $349 (education pricing also available) I first read about Adobe Photoshop CS5 last spring before itRead More
Adobe Photoshop CS4 – Review
As I worked my way deeper and deeper into the many features and changes, it became obvious that there was no way to lay it all out for you. Frankly, I don’t see how anyone can adequately review an app this large and complicated. It’s taken me a long time to get ready for this — in fact, I’m still not ready, but a six-month delay is long enough. Read on to see if anything surprises you!
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection – First Look
MyMac’s John H. Farr says that reviewing the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection in toto is “like describing America after a single transcontinental flight” but gives it a try, anyway. Find out what’s included, what’s new, and how to get the best deal. John’s installation went smoothly, once he stopped looking for trouble, and he thinks you’re going to want this.
Drive Genius 2
Prosoft bills Drive Genius as "THE industry standard disk utility for the Mac platform." That’s a big claim, so I thought I’d have a look at the latest Leopard-compatible version, Drive Genius 2, to see if I could improve the performance of my 1.83 GHz MacBook. Short answer? Yes! Long answer? Read on…
Snow? It All Depends …
MyMac’s Bruce B. reports 30 inches of snow back East. Yow! That’s a lot. Back in MD, I always liked it when we gotRead More
MyMac.com Rated 19% Evil
I am not making this up. According to the Gematriculator of the Sect of Homokaasu, MyMac.com is 19% evil. Wow. I wonder if TimRead More
[GRACK!] Terrible and Fine
I finally posted a new GRACK! at JHFarr.com. You can get to it by clicking on the image below. That URL will always haveRead More
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
Here’s a clue for you: designer Jason Beaird’s The Principles of Beautiful Web Design showed up in my mailbox shortly after publication this past April, and the first thing I did was drop everything and read it from cover to cover. For the record, I build Web sites myself and have a number of art and design classes to my credit. Jason Beaird paid a lot more attention to his teachers, and it shows.
Adobe InDesign CS3
Who can we get to write a review of Adobe InDesign CS3? How about someone who has never used it before? Who has no expectations or preconceptions of the application? How about John Farr!
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
The first of our Adobe CS3 product reviews, this time John Farr with Adobe Dreamweaver. We know you want it, especially if you have an Intel Mac. The new universal Adoble Dreamweaver CS3 that replaces the Macromedia-branded Dreamweaver 8 (PPC only) is faster, more capable, and actually fun to use. This review is aimed more at current users than new ones, and John will focus mainly on the changes to this new version.
This is what happens when you procrastinate on a Mac article: the whole world changes before your eyes! When I first got my review copy of Dreamweaver 8, it was fresh off the presses from Macromedia. I was happy to get it, and then it wasn’t Macromedia’s any more. Hearing that Adobe had taken over, I felt positively parental: “Be nice to my baby!”Read More
The Keys to His Pappy’s Cadillac
That’s what Tim just gave me, all right. I wonder how long I’ll get to keep ’em? Yessir, I’m happy as a a pigRead More
Adobe Photoshop CS2
John Farr (Yes, the one and only) reviews Adobe Photoshop CS2 from an everyman Mac user perspective. Is Adobe Bridge an able replacement to Adobe Browser? How well will the software run on an older Macintosh, not the latest and greatest from Apple? Read the review to learn all that and more.
Northern New Mexico Digital Video
Now, this is very cool! Some time ago, August 26, 2002, in fact, I visited with a group of folks known collectively as NorthernRead More
All right, see this first picture? Call it a “platypus box,” for want of a better name. It’s an art object, obviously, although theRead More
Taos Vanishes, So What?!
This is what I saw when I walked out to the road this morning: the entire Taos valley was gone, replaced by a vastRead More
What a Blizzard Really Looks Like
Now that all kinds of people are getting their first taste of snow this season, I thought I would post a few words aboutRead More
John Farr on KTAO Radio
John Farr on KTAO RadioRead More