Archive for May, 2005

May 19, 2005

Digital SLR Image Disappearance

Source: Canon USA

We have received inquiries about the problem of images disappearing when using specific digital SLR cameras. As a result of our investigation, we found that the following two problems may occur. Please be advised of the details and countermeasures.

May 19, 2005

Leaf Aptus 22 – First Look

By Michael Reichmann
Luminious Landscape

Amplis Photo
is the Canadian distributor for a number of professional photographic products, including Hasselblad and Creo-Leaf. In early May, 2005, thanks to Amplis, I had an opportunity to spend several hours examining a pre-production Aptus 22 in the company of Ilan Carmi, Leaf’s Product Marketing Manager from Israel.

May 19, 2005

MSN Gets Ready for RSS Push

NEW YORK—Vowing to make RSS friendly to the everyday Web user, an MSN executive demonstrated upcoming services on Wednesday that build syndication feeds into the messaging alerts, a Windows screen saver and Web search.

May 19, 2005

New Samsung panel pictures inch-thick TV

Samsung has devised a 40-inch panel for that could lead to television sets that measure a little more than an inch thick.

May 19, 2005

Personal Technology: How TIFF, RAW help pricey new digitals produce better pictures

Source: Post-Gazette
Written By John Coston, The Wall Street Journal

(From the end of the article)
Shooting RAW is another option. RAW format is unprocessed data, or the closest you can get to a digital “negative.” It takes up more space on a memory card than a JPEG, but only about half as much space as a TIFF, and many photographers who used to shoot JPEG have switched to RAW to gain wider latitude in the processing phase. After shooting in RAW, you can adjust the color or sharpen the contrast of an image directly on the unprocessed “negative” after you transfer it to your computer.

May 18, 2005

Debugging ACR 3.1 Installation Problems

From the Adobe Camera Raw User to User forums

Thomas Knoll has suggested some troubleshooting tips on the installation of the Camera Raw 3.1 update.
(see original thread)

If Photoshop CS2/Bridge is not working correctly after you attempt to install ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) 3.1, here a some hints on how to debug common installation problems.


May 18, 2005

Creating Rough Edged Borders in Photoshop

If you want to add a rough edged border to an image there are various ways you can do this. You can scan a border from one photographic image and merge it with another photograph as a layer. Or you can buy plug-ins for Photoshop that incorporate custom border designs.

But in the following technique I am going to show you a fairly simple way to generate a random rough edged border within Photoshop.


May 18, 2005

Canon, Sony, Olympus Expect Digital Cameras Shipments to Slow

May 17 (Bloomberg) — Canon Inc., the world’s biggest digital camera seller, second-ranked Sony Corp., and rival Japanese makers expect shipments of the devices to slow this year as demand slows at home and in the U.S.

May 18, 2005

Software piracy losses rise in 2004

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Piracy continues to represent a major thorn in the side of software vendors, with over a third of software installed last year on the world’s computers having been pirated and resulting losses mounting to $33 billion, according to a study released Wednesday.

May 17, 2005


Press Release: PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2005 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of office imaging systems, ink-jet technology and digital photography, today announced the new imagePROGRAF W6400 and W8400 pigment ink large format printers.

May 17, 2005

Apple Patches Tiger

Apple Computer Inc. has released the first patch to its new “Tiger” operating system, Mac OS X 10.4, with an update that purportedly addresses several of the problems reported by early users of the software.

May 16, 2005

Interview with Greg Gorman about the New Epson Printers

I interviewed Greg Gorman at his home in Hollywood by phone this last Sunday, May 15th, 2005. In particular, we talked about the new Epson Stylus Pro 4800 printer and the new UltraChrome K3 inks.

Greg is a good friend who over the years has been an avid and enthusiastic adopter of all things digital. In addition to photography, we share a certain, well, shall we say, “zest” for great wine and great food. But we also share a real passion for photography – B&W photography.


May 16, 2005

Epson R2400 and Ultrachrome K3 Ink Report

Since Epson’s May 10th announcement, there’s been a lot discussion regarding the new printers and the new inks. In particular, a lot of people are curious about how good the new printers and inks are for black and white.

May 16, 2005

If it Sounds Too Good to be True…

Ever wonder about the web sites that offer a full version of Photoshop for $99.99? Is it legit or is it a scam? Well, do you really even need to ask?

May 16, 2005

Russell Preston Brown site is down

Russell Preston Brown reports from Australia that his web site, was taken down by his ISP because of issues over the enormous band-width his site generates. In an email message received today, Russell said: “I’ll try and resolve it when I return tomorrow.”

May 16, 2005

Life led `Star Wars’ supervisor into visual effects

A long time ago, in a suburb far, far away, John Knoll walked into a movie theater to see “Star Wars” and emerged a teenager transformed.

May 14, 2005

Print Permanence Ratings for Epson 9800 Printer and UltraChrome K3 Inks

Source: Wilhelm Imaging Research

Wilhelm Imaging Research has posted preliminary testing results for the new Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer using the new UltraChrome K3 inks. The results are available either in online presentation or downloadable as a PDF from the Wilhelm Imaging Research web site.

May 13, 2005

SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong

Martin Evening called from London to say that the first 2000 copies of his new book, Photoshop CS2 for Photographers are on the way to the US. So early buyers should be receiving their copies soon. He also pointed out an odd situation in regard to his book’s listing on

It seems Amazon has screwed up the book title on it’s page and re-named it How to Cheat in Photoshop. See the screen capture below.


May 13, 2005

Friday Summary / 05-13-2005

Happy Friday the 13th! (eeeek)
During the last week, PhotoshopNews had some read worthy stories, that, well, you really should read!

May 13, 2005

First Time With Photoshop – Scott Kelby

I was kind of “late to the game” when it comes to Photoshop. While most of the experts I know started either at version 1.0, or they were using Photoshop before it was even called Photoshop, I didn’t get into the game until Photoshop 2.0 was already out.

At that time, I owned a small design studio and we were still sending out all our photos to be shot with a stat camera and then we’d manually paste the resulting halftones (which were awful by the way) into our layouts.

The first time I saw Photoshop, I got really excited about the idea that we could finally have some control over how our halftones looked.

May 12, 2005

PixelGenius Releases Free Photoshop CS2 compatible updates to their Plug-ins

PixelGenius, the makers of the PhotoKit™ series of Adobe® Photoshop® productivity and workflow plug-ins, announces free updates to PhotoKit, PhotoKit Color and PhotoKit Sharpener for full Adobe Photoshop CS2 compatibility.

May 12, 2005

Tech Firms Owe Debt to ‘Star Wars’ Creator

Source: Yahoo News
Written By Greg Sandoval
AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – After filming the first “Star Wars” movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital editing system to populate his sequels with armies of X-wing fighters and Gungan warriors. Then, he virtually gave it away. “We were 10 years ahead of the commercial reality,” said Bob Doris, co-general manager of Lucas’ computer division during the mid-1980s. “He inspired some very worthwhile ventures … but the innovations weren’t close to paying for themselves.”

May 12, 2005


UPDATED for Photoshop CS2, Bridge, Camera Raw 3.0

The D-65 workflow is accomplished by using the power of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the new application, Adobe Bridge, along with a greatly improved Adobe Camera Raw 3. This PDF is a 55 page tutorial explaining everything from capture through processing. The D-65 workflow can be modified to a specific photographer’s methodology and can be easily changed on a per job basis to meet the specs of any client. It’s All About The Workflow With CS2 v1.0 – ($24.95)

May 12, 2005

DAMUseful Releases Rank and File has released an Adobe Bridge Javascript, Rank and File that can write the Star Ratings into the IPTC keywords of an image file, so that other programs can see and use this valuable information.

May 11, 2005

Phase One Releases Capture One V3.7 Does NOT Decrypt Nikon D2X White Balance

Phase One has released Capture One 3.7 with new features and increased stability according to their web site.

However, on a separate page, Phase One makes a statement regarding Nikon D2X white balance support.