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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    xpost from the computer section, posting here due to more traffic

    now heres my problems....

    all my songs are on my ipod, not backed up anywhere else. how do i put all my songs onto my computer?

    i had photoshop cs2 on my windows computer, if i download the trial version will i be able to use my activation code from the windows edition?

    right click GRR im getting used to it

    best program for managing photos in the .nef format (nikon)

    anyone else use firefox on a mac? it seems to take a while to load web pages and theres been a few times i open a site and it dosent load all the way to the bottom of the page

    thanks for the help

    sean
     

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    Get a portable hard drive to transfer all of your photos.
    W/ Photoshop, call Adobe on that one. I'm using the Mac edition of Photoshop, I have yet to try it on a PC.
    And use Safari, it's awesome.


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  3. jonKranked

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    for your ipod, there's a program somewhere that will take them frmo the ipod to your computer, but idk if it works x-platform from pc to mac.

    idk if your cs2 activation code will work x-platform. worth a shot though. get cs3 anyways.

    is .nef a raw format?
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    yeah .nef is nikons raw format
     
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    i know adobe stuff is the best on mac for handling photos. Look into getting a student discount for Adobe suite, its worth it. When I was still in college my roommate was a photo major (nickbrandreth.blogspot.com shameless plug) and that's what he used for everything - and he shot in raw formats. can't remember the name of the program though... look on adobe's website.
     
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    Easiest way is to copy all your songs onto an external drive in Windows. The folders are there, just hidden. Once you have that, plug the drive into your mac, open iTunes and select "Add to library" Make sure you have the option to copy the songs onto your new harddrive checked.

    Firefox on the mac isn't so good. Stick with Safari or if you have to use something else Camino isn't horrible.

    For the photos, try Lightroom out. You could also use ACR, I think that Adobe will let you use your CS2 registration on your Mac. Try it first, if it doesn't work give them a call.
     
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    +1 on lightroom -- it's great.

    about photoshop: the CS2 code may well work, but not on the trial version. the original installation CD/DVD probably is a dual mac/windows disc, so just stick it in and reinstall off of that.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    does anyone know of a website that will still allow you to download the trial version of photoshop cs2? adobe used to have it but now only has their cs3 version.
     
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    You're fishing for illegal info. That don't happen on RM. Save your allowance and buy CS3.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i feel like safari is junk, and firefox is just as bad. ichat is better then aim. everything i learned about computers is now useless junk
     
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    Safari and Firefox are both solid.



    This was my first Mac, get used to change.

     
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    ACR in CS 3 is FAR superior to CS 2. get a legit copy, it's worth it. i barely do any editing in PS anymore. for that matter, you could stick w/ CS 2 and get lightroom for the newer version of ACR.

    and buy a canon while yr at it.
     
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    If you can get into the ipod harddrive in a window or something like that, Try searching the ipod and leave the searchbar blank. This worked on my PC, could work for you. It brings up a list of everything on the ipod, songs are grouped together and Shift-click and drag. Might work for you
     
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    Use Music Rescue, its by FAR the easiest way possible to transfer songs off your ipod. It will sort all your music automatically into folders when you transfer it from your ipod to your computer

    http://www.kennettnet.co.uk/musicrescue/
     
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    Adium for mac is the best IM client. Period.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    FVCK APPLE

    FVCKING SH1T HEADS SUPER RANT AHEAD






    ok so i get off work and i decide that im going to charge my ipod, plug ipod in.... leave room come back drop to the eject/trash bin.... turn on ipod EVERY F*CKING SONG IS GONE!!!!! I have NO backups NO extra copies, some music was from a friend who now has passed away, some was from cd collections i have in my house with no track names so i sat for HOURS online searching for album, and track names.... not to mention over $700 in itunes songs!! i had OVER 2000 songs. so i call apple to see what the **** was up and after listining to some fag ass computer generated dick head ask me to say what product im calling about, they say noone can take your call try again later.... THEY CANT EVEN PUT ME ON HOLD. AFTER BUYING A ****ING MACBOOK FOR 2K I GET SCREWED OVER BY THIS CRAP... and this macbook pisses me off to no end, sure its new and i cant do things on it but the internet SUCKS it takes forever to load a youtube video, and even when it loads it skips. firefox is sh1t compaired to what i was on windows, safari is no better. i am SO close to returning this ****box and getting a new dell with windows xp in it..... the vista is even gayer to use then this mac sh1t...

    end rant

    moral of the story buy pc.... who wants to buy an ipod, ill get a zune.
     
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    user error. bzzt.
     
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    my thoughts exactly. ^^^^^

    Good job, you just restored your iPod.:thumb:
     
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    dude, you shoulda bought a dell......

    at least then you could have talked to someone in India named Bob Patel or Jim Gupta

    oh and you shoulda backed up your crappy music
     
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    let me guess you have i-tunes on your macbook with no songs on it... plug your i-pod into that and bingo no more music on your i-pod. crappy lesson to learn the hard way about backing up your music.
     
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    would that matter though? i just got a new laptop and did that with no problems.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i do but i have my ipod set up in disk mode, and made sure it never manages my music or syncs itself. grr so frustrating, well i have a few friends with similar music tastes i will be seeing this week, and bumming music off them SO frustrating ....


    ps just ordered my mom a dell
     
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    i was kidding about the dell part....good luck with that ball of funness
     
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    for transferring your songs, google an app called senuti.
    It's free and will make your life a lot easier for getting your music off of your pod.

    As far as the right moust button goes, I'm on a macbook pro and there is an option to make two fingers on the pad do the same as apple+click (the equivalent to a right click on a PC). If are on an imac or mac pro desktop, then the mouse has an option to make clicking the right side of the mouse a apple+click.

    Too many people think , "oh well, I've lost my right click" and never realize that apple+click does the same thing. A friend of mine had her mac for a year and a half and was totally amazed when I shoed her this!
     
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    Yes, but crappy software. It is like removing a manhole cover on a sidewalk with no warnings then blaming the person who fell into it.
     
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    iTunes asks you a few times whether you really want to sync with this computer, etc.

     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    never asked me that, yet did ask me if i would like to sync with itunes library in which i always clicked cancel
     
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    It still is stupid. I almost fell for it when plugging my shuffle into my work computer just to recharge it. I don't even know how i-tunes made it onto the computer and I was just about to click furiously at anything to close it out as quick as possible before it brought everything to a screeching halt.
     
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    Funny thing about Macs... I have at least a half dozen friends that have converted to Mac and NEVER looked back because they've used mine a few times and really liked them. Bummer about losing all of your musics, but I'm gonna jump on the "user error" bandwagon here, "crappy software" or not.
     
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    Oh man, I feel stupid. I was acually trying to close that window for a second.

    I was all like "WTF?"
    :busted:
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    ok ipod update....

    plug ipod into pc last night to get whatever music i had left onto my ipod... well it recognized it as a hard drive like i have it set up for, and when i opened it in my computer all the pictures i had saved to it were on it still, even weirder is that when i went into hidden folders all of my music is still on it, yet dosent show up in itunes, or on the ipod itself. im just going to burn the file to a few dvds then open the dvd in my macbook and drag and drop all the songs.