How to Create a macOS Sierra Installation Boot Disk

How to Create a macOS Sierra Installation Boot Disk

Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of the OS for future emergency use. Especially important as the installer automatically deletes itself once it has installed meaning another huge download if you need to reinstall.

By far the easiest way to create a bootable installation disk for OS X is using DiskMaker X from http://diskmakerx.com/. DiskMaker X is free app created with AppleScript that can be used to create a bootable install disk.

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How to Create an OS X Installation Disk: Important Update

How to Create an OS X Installation Disk: Important Update

Every time Apple release new major versions of OS X I create a video showing you how to create a boot disk from the downloaded installer. Most of the time once you've checked the boot disk works you can safely leave it in a drawer until the fateful day you need it! However, an issue with a certificate means that if you don't do something about it now that carefully made boot disk will not work when you need it most.

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How to Create an OS X El Capitan Installation Boot Disk

How to Create an OS X El Capitan Installation Boot Disk

Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of the OS for future emergency use. Especially important as the installer automatically deletes itself once it has installed meaning another huge download if you need to reinstall.

By far the easiest way to create a bootable installation disk for OS X is using DiskMaker X from http://diskmakerx.com/. DiskMaker X is free app created with AppleScript that can be used to create a bootable install disk.

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Video: Automating Lightroom

Video: Automating Lightroom

If you’ve been following along with the recent Adobe Lightroom series in my live sessions you’ll already know Adobe Lightroom is an amazingly powerful application. Well it gets even better if you master its automation features. Do that and Lightroom turns into a complete powerhouse of image processing that can save you time, frustration and tedium freeing you up to revel in your creativity.

While the automation features are powerful they are simple to master so you can start automating your processes immediately.

This was the third of a series of four live training sessions dedicated to Adobe Lightroom. The first session covered the basics of Adobe Lightroom, the second session covered the Lightroom Mobile apps for iOS and the final session is dedicated to making the switch from Aperture to Lightroom.