Earlier this year, Smugmug acquired Flickr. As a customer/member of both services, I feel pretty good about the pairing. However, I think we all expected that some things had to change for Flickr to be viable going forward. Earlier this month, Flickr announced it was drastically reducing the amount of storage available for free users, dropping free storage from 1TB down to 1000 photos.
When the reinvented Mac Pro was unveiled, the jokes came immediately, along with a mixed reaction among pro users. There was plenty of skepticism (akin to the Final Cut Pro X announcement), which largely proved to be justified after the new Mac Pro landed on users’ desks.
I want to stop using CDs and DVDs but the lack of a standardized digital media platform is keeping disc-based content delivery around. While the 40-and-under crowd could probably live without discs, we have two generations of people ahead of us that just won’t get there. Of course, that means we’ll probably be burning discs for the next 15-20 years and keeping a should-be-legacy format alive.
Kodak Booth at CES 2019As digital imaging continues to mature as a market, we’re still sorting out the back and forth of analog media. Portable printing is becoming a big deal and several companies, including Kodak, are offering some impressive ZINK printers, which I’ll touch on in a different post.
At CES 2019, SanDisk introduced a new Extreme PRO Portable SSD with a significant kick to its transfer speeds. The prior Extreme (no “pro” attached) models have been popular external drives among the photography crowd thanks to the relative affordability (particularly when on sale) and the speeds we get out of the SSD drive.