A few software update notes for you today.
Software and firmware updates can be important. They can even be fun. But are they always necessary?
- If you use Lightroom, as I hope you do, then do update to version 4.2. (Yes, Aperture is good too).
- Always do printer driver updates when they are presented by your PC or Mac as options.
- Regularly check the firmware level on your camera. Just google “Firmware update for XXX camera”. If there is new firmware, check its functions: I always do all updates – but not until a week after the new firmware is released, just in case. Use a 100% full battery for these, and be patient. It can take time.
- Do not update your PC or Mac operating system on production machines. The OS update could break important things. I usually wait until I have a spare machine, update that, test it against all my software, and only then update the machine – if at all.
If you follow these simple rules, you will get new functions, bugfixes, but with the minimum of trouble. Life is too short for trouble!