Quick Mac Maintenance Tip

I am surprised at how many people still don’t know this one. For some reason, Apple doesn’t share this as a regularly recommended maintenance process.

If ANYTHING is acting up on your mac, there are two things to do immediately that almost always resolve the issue.

1.) Reset the P-RAM
You say “What?!” I know…. but it is quite simple. Reboot your computer (or shut down and start it up again). Immediately on the reboot or start-up press AND hold the following four keys simultaneously: Command Option P R
Continue to hold the keys until you hear the Apple “bong” three times and then you can release them. I could explain what this does.. but why? It would really serve no purpose. Let’s just call it cleaning out the cobwebs.

2.) Repair Disk Permissions
Go to your hard drive and click on: Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
In the left hand window click once on your hard drive and then in middle / bottom of the window, click on “Repair Permissions”. This can take some time – maybe 10 mins…

That’s it, you should see better performance and elimination of “glitches” .
I do this a couple times a month and it keeps my systems running smoothly.

Photo District News

Photo ©2008 Dana Hursey Photography

This month we are featured in an article in the November 2008 issue of PDN (Photo District News). If you get this magazine the article is called “Stock in the Company” and is located on Page 59. If you subscribe online, you can just go to pdnonline.com and type “stock in the company” in the search box and it will bring up the article.

In short it discusses the trend of corporations shooting their own “in house” image library. This is something we have been doing for clients for years and more recently have been marketing as “Corporate Image Libraries™“.

Check it out. If you don’t have a subscription but still want to check out the article, click here.