Bruce Fraser reports that he has received his author copies of Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the expected ship date of the book, slated to be May 25th., 2005 will be met! Bruce has said that almost 80% of this edition is new-required because of the dramatic improvements to be found in Photoshop CS2, Adobe Bridge and the new Camera Raw 3.x–some of which Bruce himself had a hand in (although he’s too self-effacing to admit it).
As with any proud father, Bruce just had to send along snapshots of he and his new baby. Taken yesterday afternoon by his lovely wife Angela, PSN must take note of his rather stylish new wardrobe.
What we can’t decide is whether the book design inspired the shirt design or if it was the other way around. In either case, the cock of the hat (cute hat Bruce) and the smile tells all.
However, this is merely a momentary cause for celebration as the completetion of this book means he’s now turned his attention to finishing the complete re-write of Real World Photoshop CS2 with his writing partner David Blatner. They are due to finish the new version sometime this summer.
Bruce had claimed in the past, that he considers himself the world’s worst photographer. However, in the foreword to the new Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 he now has given up that mantle. But he does say that he’s “free of delusions of adequacy” when it comes to his own photography. Okay, we can accept that Bruce.
It should also be noted that this time around, Bruce was responsible for encouraging a lot of new features and functionality in Camera Raw 3.x as well as Adobe Bridge. Bruce would be the last person to mention this, so we will.
Readers of Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 will also note that there is an addition of a website where downloads of sample DNG files are made available to follow along with examples in the book. The website will also offer a feedback form for readers to offer suggestions and useful criticisms to Bruce. The website will also have late breaking news, corrections and updates as Camera Raw 3.x evolves and is updated.
Congratulations to Bruce for another important contribution to the collective knowledge regarding Camera Raw and shooting in the RAW.