R.I.P. JJMack

LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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My father recently passed away. He was known here as JJMack. This community was a big part of his life. After retiring from IBM, this is where he would spend a great deal of his time trying to help people as best he could. His strength was figuring out how things work, communication was not.  Despite this, he was able to amass 38,147 Posts, 9206 Likes, and most importantly 3437 solutions.

 

I'm sure his posts will live on and continue to help people. I work with Photoshop professionally myself and occasionally will research a problem I am having only to find a solution posted here by my father. In the future it will be bitter sweet when this happens again.

 

Goodbye, world.

JJMack
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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What a nice tribute. Thank you for letting us know. He will be greatly missed.

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Thank you for sharing this. Sad news for the community but more for you and his family.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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oh no, sorry about your and the world's loss. I learned a lot from him, specially from his scripting solutions. RIP JJMack.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Thank you for letting us know. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderfully respected and inspirational member of this community.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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My Thoughts and prayers go out to you, his family and friends. I always saw him on many posts helping, he will be greatly missed.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Thank you for letting us know. JJ was a great help to many and he will be missed. My sympathies to you and your family.

 

Jane

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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I'm so sorry for your loss.  This is a big blow to all of us in the Photoshop community.  JJMack will be greatly missed.  And thank you so much for letting us know.  Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Gosh, so sorry to hear this. He was such an active contributor, and was always looking out for Adobe's customers... He last posted here only three weeks ago. He gave so much of his time, and it made a difference.

 

Our deepest condolences on your loss. It is our loss as well – he will be missed!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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I'm so sorry to read this. My sympathies go to you and your family. JJ will be missed here.

 

Dave

 

Of course, let's not forget how good a Santa JJ made - as he showed us just a few weeks ago 🙂

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/something-for-the-weekend-part-152-de...

 

Dave

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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Thank you Dave for posting this link. It shows JJMacks talent and heart at the same time!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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My goodness.  That came right out of the blue!  JJ was a proper character and a bit of a hard case who was not afraid to challenge Adobe about the 'very occasional' bug.  We'll miss him, but who is going to keep the Photoshop Development Team on their toes?  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Delete. Wrong text.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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My condolences to you and your family. JJMack has indeed left a legacy on the forum and with his contribution to the wider Photoshop community with his various tools:

 

http://www.mouseprints.net/Photoshop.html

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Very sad news. I had some interactions with him over at the PS forum and the thing that stood out was his willingness to help people. Once I posted an answer to a query which did work but Mack came up with his own take on the problem which made me work a bit hard on the solution and this back and forth led us to a much better solution than the one we started with. He had such an effect of bringing out the better out of you.

I hope you and the family find strength to deal with this loss. He will be fondly remembered in these spaces for a long time to come.

-Manan

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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 I'm sorry for your loss. He was one of the best contributors on Photoshop forum. He will be greatly missed.

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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I am deeply sorry to hear about your father, JJMack. He was a steadfast and valuable contributor. I have known the pain of losing several people close to me, and empathize with your feelings of loss.

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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I have to be honest here: I had a few clinches with JJ and a few times I was ready to explode. JJ just hung in there like a pitbull and...refused to budge. He stood his ground.

 

Later I've come to see that there's a name for that: integrity. JJ had a backbone made of steel. You have to respect that.

 

On technical matters he knew what he was talking about. He accumulated a lot of "correct answers", probably a lot more than I have! and he helped a lot of people. His posts will keep coming up for a long time and he left his mark.

 

Thank you for sharing the news, and I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, JJ, and don't take any BS from anyone.

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Thank you for taking the time to let the Forum know the sad news. 

My condolences to you and the rest of his beloved ones. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Ah this is very sad news, my sympathies to you and your family, he was one great character and will be sadly missed on the forum, RIP JJMack

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Wow, very sad news indeed.

JJMack was such a knowledgeable and constant contributor to the community and will be missed very much.

 

I offer my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Oh, sorry to hear. He's been around for so long in these parts it's hard to imagine him not popping up in the occasional post. Thanks for letting us know...

 

Mylenium

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Very sad news. My condolences to you and his beloved ones.

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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RIP indeed, he will be missed here for sure. My condolences 


neil barstow, colourmanagement net

 

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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You gave us some very bad news, I am one of those who have been lucky enough to have help several times, always available to me. A heartly hug.

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