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Archive for June, 2005


Jun 30, 2005

John Warnock Strikes Gold-Again

From the San Jose Mercury News comes a report by columnist Leigh Weimers that John Warnock has won an award not for being a founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. but for having one of the top restaurants in the state of Utah.

The Blue Boar Inn is a four star Inn and Restaurant situated on the edge of the beautiful Heber Valley in the small town of Midway, Utah. Perhaps this is the ultimate Photoshop destination in Utah!

Jun 30, 2005

Windows 2000 Update Rollup Released

Source: BetaNews
Written By David Worthington, BetaNews

Two days before it ends mainstream support of the OS, Microsoft has provided its Windows 2000 customers with a parting gift: the long-awaited post Service Pack 4 Update Rollup. The Update Rollup contains every security related fix issued since SP4, along with several non-security related sustained support updates.

Jun 30, 2005

Microsoft Sharpens Its Focus on Digital Imaging

Source: Publish
Written By Deborah Rothberg

It’s been a busy few weeks for Microsoft Corp. on the digital imaging front.

Last week, Microsoft launched a digital photography Web site for Windows XP users.

Jun 30, 2005

Power Plays: The Phenomenon of Vendor Lock-in

Source: OS News
Written By David Adams

While note directly related to Photoshop, the concept of Vendor Lock-in may ring a bell when trying to understand why the camera manufacturers seem to be so reluctant to let go of proprietary and undocumented file formats. Interesting reading on that basis.

Jun 29, 2005

Artistic license

Source: Pawtucket Times
Written By Nicole Dionne

PAWTUCKET — Jeff Swarez has been a fixture in the downtown Providence nightlife scene since he was 16. He’s worked at Club Babyhead, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, The Met and currently works at Jerky’s, where he’s known as the soft-spoken floor manager. But Swarez, who’s 31 and a Pawtucket resident, has another real passion. He’s now gaining attention as a talented and up-and-coming artist.

Jun 29, 2005

Adobe Acrobat 7.02 fixes security issue

Source: MacCentral/MACWORLD
Written by Peter Cohen

Adobe Systems Inc. has released Acrobat 7.02, an update for the Standard and Professional versions of its Portable Document Format (PDF) creation software.

Jun 29, 2005

From the Adobe Camera Raw User to User Forum

From the Adobe hosted Camera Raw User to User Forum comes an interesting thread regarding why the author of Camera Raw chooses not to use custom profiles for digital cameras.

 

Jun 29, 2005

Windows 2000′s Demise: Greatly Exaggerated?

Source: PC World
Written By Lincoln Spector

Microsoft is ending mainstream support for the still-popular OS, but extended support will take care of many problems.

Jun 28, 2005

Creative Community Praises Supreme Court Decision In Grokster Case

Source: Directors Guild of America (DGA)

The following is a joint statement from the preeminent entertainment unions – American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Writers Guild of America, west – on today’s Supreme Court ruling.

Jun 28, 2005

Musicians, songwriters: P2P ruling rocks

Source: ZD Net
Written By Michael Kanellos

If there’s one group that seems excited about the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in the Grokster file-sharing case, it’s the people in the studio.

Jun 28, 2005

Unable to synchronize color settings with Bridge (Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, Photoshop CS2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you open the Color Settings window, one of the following messages appear:

Jun 28, 2005

Error “The Adobe Updater could not be started…” when you start Photoshop (CS2 on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you start Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Update Manager returns the error “The Adobe Updater could not be started, please reinstall application and components.”

Jun 28, 2005

Adobe and Olympus Team to Bring Digital Photography to the Classroom

Companies Collaborate to Make It Easier for K-12 Educators to Take Advantage of Digital Cameras and Photo Editing Software in the Classroom.

Jun 28, 2005

Adobe Announces New Multimedia Education Offering for the K-12 Market

Education Software and Resource Offering to Help Educators Bring 21st Century Skills into the Classroom.

Jun 28, 2005

Acrylic not an Adobe competitor, Microsoft says

Source: ZDNet Australia
Written By Renai LeMay

Microsoft has denied its new professional graphics tool Acrylic will compete with similar products like Adobe Photoshop.

Jun 28, 2005

PictoColor Launches iCorrect Portrait Color Correction Software

Press Release: Burnsville, MN, USA, June 27, 2005 – PictoColor Corporation has released iCorrect Portrait, the newest in its line of digital photo software products. Based on PictoColor’s point-and-click color correction technology, iCorrect Portrait offers professional portrait, wedding, school, sport, and event photographers a fast and easy way to color correct their digital photos.

Jun 28, 2005

Adobe Systems to integrate Vizrt Rotoscoping technology

Press Release: Bergen Norway, June 27, 2005 – Vizrt, the world’s leading producer of real-time 2D and true 3D graphics system for television, has entered into an agreement with Adobe Systems whereby Adobe will license, develop and distribute the Curious gFx software.

Jun 27, 2005

A Visit With Phase One-Denmark Opens the Kimono

Source: Luminous Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

While on a shooting trip to Norway, Michael stopped in Copenhagen to make a site visit to Phase One to discover how medium format camera backs are made. Interesting read if you are curious about how digital cameras and backs are manufactured.

Jun 27, 2005

Error “a command was not available” or “not enough storage” when you use Merge to HDR (Photoshop CS2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you use the Merge To HDR command, Adobe Photoshop CS2 returns one of the following errors:
– “Could not complete the Merge to HDR command because a command was not available.”
– “The operation could not be completed. Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.”

Jun 27, 2005

DxO releases Optics Pro v3.0

Press Release: Paris, France, June 23, 2005 – DxO Labs announced today that DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software is available on the company’s e-store (http://store.dxo.com) and via selected resellers.

Jun 27, 2005

FocalBlade 1.04 Released

Press Release: June 23, 2005 – The Plugin Site (http://www.thepluginsite.com) released Version 1.04 of FocalBlade, a Photoshop-compatible plugin for sharpening your photos for screen display and printing as well as for producing great looking blur, soft focus and glow effects on 8bit and 16bit images.

Jun 24, 2005

Staffers think outside frame for photo illustrations

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Never let it be said that Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charles Bannister is not a good sport. For his cover shot for the 2005 Gwinnett Answer Book, Bannister donned a 10-pound velvet and faux-pearl-draped hat and matching cape.

Jun 24, 2005

Adobe talks: Bridge and Version Cue

Source: Macworld
Written By Jim Dalrymple

Adobe Bridge, more than a file browser

Jun 23, 2005

Message “…not enough dynamic range…” occurs when you use Merge To HDR (Photoshop CS2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you use the Merge To HDR command, Adobe Photoshop returns the message, “There is not enough dynamic range in these photos to construct a useful HDR image.”

Jun 23, 2005

Hardware torture tests

Source: DIGIT
Written By Michael Cahlin

How much “wear-&-tear” can a product take before it gives up the ghost? To find out, we chucked several vital hardware tools around until they broke.