May 20, 2005

Friday Summary / 05-20-2005

The last week saw some worthy stories appear on PhotoshopNews. In case you missed them (for shame) or wish to have your memory refreshed, here they are;

On Friday, May 13th, 2005: Continuing with the series of first time in Photoshop stories, PhotoshopNews posted First Time With Photoshop – Scott Kelby. Scott told of his early years with Photoshop and showed one of his early pieces done in Photoshop. Which he quickly pointed out “This sucks. Scott knows it sucks, but it was a long, long time ago, when everything he did sucked so much that it just didn’t matter.”

Also on Friday, PSN reported that Amazon had screwed up the title to Martin Evening’s Photoshop CS2 for Photographers in the story SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong. We are happy to report that Amazon has finally corrected their error and book sales are brisk.

On Saturday, May 14th, 2005 PSN reported that Henry Wilhelm of Wilhelm Imaging Research had posted preliminay testing results for Print Permanence Ratings for Epson 9800 Printer and UltraChrome K3 Inks. Not only can color prints outlast us by up to a couple of centuries, the B&W prints last even longer – COOL!

On Monday, May 16th, 2005 PSN reported a confirmation from Russell that his Russell Preston Brown Site is Down. Yesterday we got an additional email from Russell saying “My life is on overload! I’m struggling to get my web site up again and everything seems to be going wrong. I will call you the moment I get things settled”. PSN is happy to report that as of this AM, Russell’s site is back up but the page now says “The Russell Preston Brown Show is temporarily on haitus, stay tuned for new tips and techniques”. More news on this as we get it.

Also on Monday, PSN did a tiny bit of investigative reporting on the story If it Sounds Too Good to be True…. The story is about all the bogus web sites touting “Adobe Software 90% Off”.

Another Moday item was Jeff Schewe’s Epson R2400 and Ultrachrome K3 Ink Report that details just how good the new Epson printers are at producing state of the art digital B&W ink jet prints. Definately a must read for anybody who loves B&W printing.

To round out a busy Monday, Jeff also posted his Interview with Greg Gorman about the New Epson Printers. The interview is available to listen to using QuickTime. The article also shows examples of an assignment shooting Richard Gere and the method Greg now uses for converting to B&W from color files on the fly from within Epson’s new Advanced B&W Mode and the new UltraChome K3 ink printers. Sadly, we also note the passing of Ben Alexander, a friend to many in the digital community.

On Tuesday, May 17th, PSN posted references to two stories; Apple Patches Tiger and also CANON UNVEILS imagePROGRAF W6400 AND W8400 LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS

On Wednesday, May 18th, PSN posted a reference to a story about software piracy with Software piracy losses rise in 2004. From the story: “Worldwide, one out of every three copies of software in use today has been obtained illegally,” said Robert Holleyman, chief executive of the Business Software Alliance trade group, which commissioned the study.

Also on Wednesday, Martin Evening posted a tip for Creating Rough Edged Borders in Photoshop. This was a tip that was adapted from Photoshop CS2 for Photographers. Martin also repoted to PSN that his book zoomed up in sales to be included in the top 100 books of all catagories at Barnes & Noble after the previously mentioned SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong hit the net.

PSN also posted Debugging ACR 3.1 Installation Problems, a combination of sage advise from Thomas Knoll about installing the new Camera Raw 3.1 update as well as text from the Read Me file. Which, apparently not enough people actually read!

On Thursday, May 19th. we had several news stories of interest:
Personal Technology: How TIFF, RAW help pricey new digitals produce better pictures
New Samsung panel pictures inch-thick TV
MSN Gets Ready for RSS Push
Leaf Aptus 22 – First Look by Michael Reichmann
Digital SLR Image Disappearance an advisory from Canon USA for Canon DLSR owners.

PSN also posted a story for users of the full Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium edition on Adding PhotoshopNews RSS to Bridge Center. Perfect, now all you PhotoshopNews readers can read PSN right from within Adobe Bridge! (note, only works for Bridge Center and users of the full CS2 Premium)

This is the week that was. . .May 13-19, 2005.
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