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« on: June 14, 2017, 02:30:18 PM »

Hello Mike

I was pleasantly surprised to read on the Luminous Landscape Forum that you are developing a Mac version of QImage. Is that true?


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 02:54:39 PM »

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I was pleasantly surprised to read on the Luminous Landscape Forum that you are developing a Mac version of QImage. Is that true?

Peter, this a paste from an email whichI assumed was sent to everyone???.


"Mac news: we are now actively working on a version of Qimage for the Mac.  We plan to have something available for the Mac by fall 2017.  Please stay tuned for further developments."

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 03:08:28 PM »

Thanks Fred.

Haven't received such an email. I'll check the server spam folder.

Peter


Update:  not in server spam
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 03:32:01 PM »

I sent the paste in a personal post. I don't have yo0uremail address.
I actually got this email only in my gmail box, not in my Verizon box. That may indicate it was sent to old Qimage owners who have not upped their Qimage in  a while.
My gmail address might show in Mike's data base as me being a dead beat, so I got a reminder.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 03:39:55 PM »

Received your copy thanks Fred.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 06:37:52 PM »

Yes.  We are working closely with another company to develop a Mac version.  The initial release will likely be focused only on printing features and will not cover non-printing aspects of Qimage Ultimate like raw editing, photo editing (filters), image databasing, etc.  Obviously Qimage Ultimate has become much more than just a printing tool over the years so focusing on the printing aspects will allow us to get something out for the Mac sooner.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 07:42:00 PM »

That's good news Mike. Thanks for the further information.

This should quell us moaning Mac users!

Incidently, I tested a Mac RIP recently and compared output with QIU. The test wasn't comprehensive however the latter was noticably better in definition!

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »

That's good news Mike. Thanks for the further information.

This should quell us moaning Mac users!

Incidently, I tested a Mac RIP recently and compared output with QIU. The test wasn't comprehensive however the latter was noticably better in definition!

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Peter

Had a meeting with a (large, to remain unnamed) international company that specializes in inkjet printing.  They sell RIPs, Qimage, Photoshop, and lots of other software.  The consensus in the meeting was that these days the OS drivers are so good that RIPs don't really excel in printed quality (detail).  RIPs offer features like the ability to print B/W without using certain inks which helps (some) printers produce better B/W output.  And some of them offer ways to clear individual channels.  But other than some niche specialized needs, it appears that RIPs are going the way of the manual transmission.  You just don't need to spend a lot of money to get good prints.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 10:05:48 PM »

I love the FlashPipe part of QI. Will that be a part of the upcoming Mac version?

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 02:44:15 PM »

I love the FlashPipe part of QI. Will that be a part of the upcoming Mac version?

Peter

No, the Mac version will be for printing only, so... Qimage (and a "Lite" version at that).  Not Qimage Ultimate.

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »

I would be so happy to have qumage available for MAC. Right  now, I am transitioning from my 5D III to a new 5DIV. With that I am having to upgrade my 2009 Mac Pro with more storage or just a new Mac Pro. I run photoshop, Lightroom, Pro select and Corel painter. I think that I need to go with the new system to be able to handle the new 30 mp files and updated software that they will need. So, I am in a transition period now. I would so LOVE to be able to work with qimage again! Lightroom is still a pain for me and not Unser friendly. I always understood qimage from the beginning, it just always made sense to me. Our studio runs 4 epson printers as we do all in house printing. I belong to a number of photographer groups and organizations. PPA, PPLA and i am a CPP with PPA and currently working on my masters degree. I would definitely be thrilled to recommend qimage this everyone. I will be waiting to hear about the MAC release and would even love to beta test.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »

Any update of progress?

Merely curious!

Peter


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I was pleasantly surprised to read on the Luminous Landscape Forum that you are developing a Mac version of QImage. Is that true?

Peter, this a paste from an email whichI assumed was sent to everyone???.


"Mac news: we are now actively working on a version of Qimage for the Mac.  We plan to have something available for the Mac by fall 2017.  Please stay tuned for further developments."

Fred
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 10:17:20 AM »

Still on schedule.  It's far enough along that we're actually starting to beta test it internally while adding the final bells and whistles.  Looks like we will still have a Mac beta to show our small private beta group somewhere around the first week of November.  The invites to that beta test group will go out in the next week via email.  If you get an email about being in the pre-release beta program, it's because your combination of reported hardware, software, and experience are needed for testing.

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Mike
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 11:13:18 AM »

The progress is great to hear. Thanks Mike.

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