Scoring the Scorecard
Thank you for the informative article on the features of various genealogy software (February 2003). I have used the software I started with years ago, and upgrade yearly and like many, have wanted features that just were not there. Your article helped me find a program with a quick, simple and much-needed chronological data sheet on each individual-something that benefits all researchers.
Katrina B. Weed
Mac handicap? On the contrary, the handicap I see and contend with is the PC-only bias this publication demonstrates in almost every issue. PCs are not the only platform, and as we Mac users know, they certainly are not the best. How about employing a Mac-savvy writer who’d proof the magazine’s articles and provide for Mac inclusion? Better yet, save time, money, and improve efficiency by converting your shop to an all-Mac environment, as many publishing houses traditionally are. PC bias aside, I still look forward to every issue.
Editor’s note: We received a number of letters from Mac users disappointed with the coverage of Mac programs in our genealogy software comparison. We’re not biased against Macintosh family Tree Magazine is created entirely on Macs! Our coverage reflects the software that’s produced in the field, which is over whelmingly for PCs. We hope you enjoyed the review of Reunion’s new version 8 written by a veteran Mac enthusiast in our April issue.
Out of the Red, into the Black
Another option for saving slides that have turned red (Now What?, February 2003): My Epson scanner recognizes and scans them as negatives. In Microsoft Picture It! 2000, I click Effects-Negative, which turns them back to positives, often with good color. If not, I convert them to black and white. I also have turned discolored prints to black and white when they wouldn’t clean up.
From the June 2003 Family Tree Magazine