Transitions, transitions...

So far, this year has been dominated by transitions. Change is generally good, yes? But now there have been many changes, and we long for some productive stability again...

What changes? Well, first we decided to change the software where photos are managed. Previously, we used iView MediaPro, which has served us well for some years now. But the possibilities for using the raw format for photos (like a digital negative) have surfaced, we find MediaPro lacking behind. We changed to Apple's Aperture, which use the raw file as basis and records non-destructive changes (edits) as additional info. No need for converting the file to tiff anymore, which leaves edit options more open. Changing management software means all photos must be re-edited, and web site re-created in the new software. Lots of work, but it will be much better when all is up to date.

Then Adobe updated it's Creative Suite, and we just got the Design Premium version installed. All software improved, but it also includes a change of web design software, from GoLive to DreamWeaver -- improvements but with work to be done. Updating the web site is next on the agenda...

Last big point is including video in the workflow. We bought a Sony HDV camcorder (the HVR-V1P), and the Final Cut Studio editing suite (waiting for latest upgraded version, 2 to show up). Heavy investments, both in money and time (lots of new stuff to learn...) and it will take some time to get fully operative.

Now, we look forward to producing great stuff with all the new toys...