Mavericks for photographers

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by steveash, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. steveash macrumors 6502

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    Thought it was worth having a thread about any issues with upgrading to Mavericks that are relevant to photographers and image makers.

    I have just updated my early 2008 Macbook Pro (my backup mac) and all went smoothly. It free'd up 5GB of disk space and I'm hoping for better battery life. This is the kind of OS update I like with performance/productivity gains rather than whizzy features that don't really do anything.

    One thing I have noticed in Lightroom 4 the sliders now all have a pale grey background rather than the gradients they had before. Not really a big deal.

    Anyone had any other issues?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Xrite haven't updated their drivers yet. Leave it about a week if you need to calibrate.

    Has anybody had any issues with the following software I use?

    LR 5
    NIK Complete Collection
    OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 7.5
    DXO Optics Elite 8, Viewpoint 2, Filmpack 4?
     
  3. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I upgraded to Mavericks the other day, and I have both LR5 and NIK Collection, and there were no issues whatsoever with either program. Although I just the NIK Software as a Plug-in to CS6, but it still worked fine.
     
  4. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    All useful to know, I'll bookmark this thread. Have to admit I'll be playing a waiting game after being an early adopter of Snow Leopard only for my printer to stop working for weeks until HP published a new driver.

    I use Parallels 8 so I'm watching compatibility threads about that too!

    Regarding Nik/Google plugins btw - you can now get the entire suite for Lightroom, PS and Aperture for no extra charge (useful if you originally bought them for just one application). Have read of this short thread for more info:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18111817#post18111817

    Will post my experience as and when I make the shift to Mavericks :)
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I have the full Photoshop version but use it with LR as I don't own Photoshop. I hadn't even thought about my printer though! Anybody using a Cannon Pixmar printer with Mavericks?
     
  6. Razeus macrumors 603

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    Lightroom 4 is working fine, but the sliders are missing their colors.
     
  7. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5, and the Olympus Firmware Updater application all seem to function fine under Mavericks.

    X-Rite's software for calibration seems to work too, although it just got an update which I haven't installed so maybe there are issues I haven't noticed.
     
  8. ManhattanBeach macrumors member

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    Looking forward to increased performance in Photoshop!!
     
  9. thegreatdivorce macrumors regular

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    Glad I'm not the only one whose sliders in LR are freaking out.
     
  10. steveash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Xrite i1 Profiler is working OK.
     
  11. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    ColorMunki Display works fine with the old driver available on the Xrite website. You do have to open-close-reopen the preferences to be able to change display type from CCFL to WhiteLED.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I think I'll upgrade this weekend. Sunday is supposed to be a washout. Off out tomorrow though. I have to finish my homework for the camera club I'm in.
     
  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I've been using Mavericks since the first developer preview and have NEVER had any issues with photography-related programs whatsoever.
     
  14. cupcakes2000 macrumors 6502

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    Colour Munki is fine. It didn't recognise my previous profile but I just recalibrated and it was fine. Didn't need further updates.

    Nik stuff, LR5 and Photoshop CS6 is fine.

    Nothing else I use is broken except onyx. But that's obvious.

    My mid 2010 17" has gained about 1h15 of Lightroom time on battery.

    I think It's an epic update.
     
  15. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    StarStax has a Maveicks version that needs to be used
    I'm using it and so far works fine for me.
    http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html#download
     
  16. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I'm going to take it as a really good sign that most of the comments are positive about Mavericks. Since most posters are really really quick to post criticisms, and hardly ever post positive reviews... the fact that there are so few negative comments compared to the positive ones probably means that Mavericks is actually really stable and hasn't broken a lot of things. I'll keep watching this thread for a bit longer, but I'm hopeful that Mavericks will be one of those releases that doesn't bite the early adopters too hard.
     
  17. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    I had to uninstall and then reinstall the software for my i1 display pro. Other than that everything else seems to work fine.
     
  18. Sherifelabd macrumors newbie

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    Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 Problem

    Is anyone else facing a problems with PPS 7.5 complete after updating to Mavericks, as I'm having many problems?
     
  19. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not seeing specific issues, but I hardly exercise the full suite. I sometimes see crashes, but...that's always been true. What are some of the issues you're seeing? Would definitely help to have some more specifics. What's your hardware like? What plugins? Aperture/Lightroom?
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    There is currently a beta version of Perfect Photo Suite 8 available for download. Probably find that will iron out the bugs.
     
  21. Sherifelabd macrumors newbie

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    When I use it in its standalone app, I can never open any file it always hangs/crash. So I can't use it at all. It's currently useless.

    I'm seriously thinking of downloading the beta 8 maybe it helps.
     
  22. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    For still photography, Aperture 3.5 works fine for me under Mavericks.

    One issue that has been appearing relates to video. Many .avi and .mp4 formats are no longer recognizable to the version of Quicktime that comes with Mavericks. Apparently, it prefers the same formats that work with iTunes (.mkv, .m4v, .mov). When one tries to open one of these "nonsupported" video formats, Mavericks starts to convert it to a .mov file. Quite annoying. There may be some workarounds or plug-ins that can help, but I have not taken the time to find them yet.
     
  23. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    It might. I saw some crashes on my older late 2008 MBP with 7.5, not seeing any on either 7.5 or 8 beta on my newer rMBP.
     
  24. righteye, Oct 31, 2013
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    Mavericks and Epson r2400 printer has anyone used this combo? have not upgraded since SL because of printer/scanner concerns.
     

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