Suffolk Mac User Group

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Make the most of your Mac
OK we all know our Mac’s a joy and pleasure to use –
But ever thought... there must be more?
There is, and it’s on your doorstep – Suffolk’s Mac User Group can help you...

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We have an active, members-only, Google Group. Worth the subscription for the help alone.

App Speed dating
Wednesday 28 September 2016, 7:00pm
at the St Nicholas Centre

Everyone talking. All at once. Our next meeting, on Wednesday 28th this month, is going to be a corker!

Welcome to another ‘App speed-dating’ night!

Ten speakers will be making a series of presentations throughout the evening, each lasting no longer than 45 minutes. Choose the apps that interest you, and build your own programme….. (we’ll let you know each time 45 minutes has passed and respectfully ask all the speakers to start their presentations anew).

The evenings booty will include….

GARAGEBAND - We all have it. If you have clicked on it and closed it in fear then this is the taster session for you. Don’t be frightened - drum up a ditty.

Learn how to get your finances under better control using the (ridiculously inexpensive) financial package, BANKTIVITY.

Can’t afford Microsoft Office? LIBRE OFFICE offers the same similar features and is completely free (donationware). Learn how to use it to do word processing, spreadsheets, charts, presentations, drawings and databases.

Create art like a Pro. Learn how to create gorgeous logos, badges, banners and headers using ART TEXT.

Learn how to transform your holiday pictures into a stunning slideshow using FOTOMAGICO. Add a soundtrack from your favourite music tracks and sit back as your treasured images glide across the screen to the delight of all the family. Adding sound and a host of transition effects really does lift the whole experience into a cinematic one. Try it and you will be enchanted!

SWIFT PUBLISHER is a crazily inexpensive InDesign alternative. Learn how to use it to create Calendars, Greetings Cards and Newsletters.

NIK FILTERS are free, easy to use, and work as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom, or as a standalone application. Among many other features, the suite offers what is generally considered to be the best way to create stunning black and white images, as well as colour correction, retouching and creative effects. Come and see just how easy it is to use this fantastic freeware.

Everyone has iTUNES on their Mac, but few of us use it to its full potential. Learn how to fully use this essential software. See how to set up Playlists, Smart Playlists, merge albums that are currently split between discs 1 and 2, get artwork and more…

Learn how to make stunning, huge-resolution PANORAMAS with your camera and Photoshop, and see how PHOTOSHOP CC makes it even easier, with even more automation.

Just back from holiday with half a million images? Tired of waiting for them all to load in Lightroom or Bridge? Learn how to view and select all the best ones quickly and easily using PHOTO MECHANIC.

We all have boxes full of old family photos. After successfully digitising and archiving 13,000 old family photos, see the techniques and workflow employed to reduce potential years of work to just a few months, and learn some lessons to help you CREATE A FAMILY PHOTO DIGITAL ARCHIVE project of your own.

Do you find yourself drowning in a sea of passwords, unable to remember which goes with what, and forever clicking on the ‘I forgot my password’ button? 1PASSWORD is an essential app that allows you to safely store all your passwords in one place, and share them between your Mac, iPhone and iPad, automatically inserting the information in to sign-in pages every time you need it. Grab this opportunity to see how one tiny app can make your computing life a whole lot less stressful….. just by adding one master password!

PS Bring a notepad!


NB Membership fees (of a mere £10) are now due.
If you have already paid – Thank you!

Not a member? No worries! We welcome non-members - and admission to our meetings is just £5, including refreshments.