I Use

The tools (software and hardware) I use. Links open in a new page or tab.

If you have questions about any of this I will give my opinion/advice. I do have to admit that I don’t know everything about all of these items but I may be able to help you?

SOFTWARE

Design Software

Photography Software

Web & E-mail

Screen Capture

  • Vara Software – ScreenFlow (The BEST video Screen Capture software I have used.)
  • Ambrosia – Snapz Pro X (Screen movie capture which requires post capture processing time but better quality.)
  • shinywhitebox – iShowU (Screen movie capture with no post processing time. Depending on settings you may be able to get high quality but I haven’t tested. I use it most of the time because it is faster and pretty decent quality anyways. It gives you a movie instantly after you finish the capture.)
  • shinywhitebox – Stomp (Easily reformat screen capture videos for size and popular formats)Stomp Formats
  • Blue Mango Learning Systems – ScreenSteps
  • Yellow Mug – SnapNDrag

Web Capture

  • Videobox – Safari (save Flash videos like those on You Tube)
  • Web Snapper – Safari (capture web pages in many formats, as PDF has link’s)

Mac Interface/Utilities

  • AppZapper – Deleting apps and all their associated files
  • Cocktail – System Maintenance
  • Data Guardian – (cross platform) Encrypted password/info keeper
  • FileChute – Send large files easily
  • Flip4Mac – Play Windows Media with Quicktime
  • Overflow – App menu
  • WhatSize – See whats taking up the most room on your hard drive – free
  • GrandPerspective – (another app to see what taking space on your drive) This one shows in a visual way instantly – free
  • Yep – PDF organizer with Tag’s. Like iTunes and delicious in one for PDF’s

HARDWARE

Art

Computer

  • – 20″ Apple iMac -2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 500 GB hard drive, 256 MBRadeon X1600 video card and 2 GB RAM
  • – Apple Power Mac G4 -Used as server with Studiometry and for design work backup #1.
  • – Seagate 500 GB external hard drive -Used to back up photography.
  • – Maxtor 200 GB hard drive -Design work backup #2.
  • Wacom Intuos 3 6×11 Graphics Tablet

Prinitng

Color & Color Management

  • Eye One DesignTo color manage my Monitor and Printer. Also has ability to color manage scanners and cameras.
  • Pantone color books.
  • PANTONE Color Cue 2Used to find the nearest Pantone Spot color or Pantone Proccess, sRGB, Adobe RGB, and LAB color using this hand held portable and accurate spot scanning device.

Photography

  • Canon 10D Digital SLR –
  • – Canon 16-35 mm f/2.8 L USM – wide angle lens
  • – Canon 28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – lens
  • – Canon 100 mm f/2.8 USM Macro – lens
  • – Canon TC-80N3 – timer remote controller
  • Sekonic L 358 lightmeter –
  • – Bogen Manfrotto 3021N Tripod –
  • – Bogen Manfrotto 3030 Pan Tilt head –
  • – Lexar Firewire CF Reader –
  • AlienBees lighting –

MEDIA

Paper

ONLINE SERVICES

Synced Storage

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