Archive for June, 2005

Jun 15, 2005

Slow performance and screen redraw problems in Photoshop (CS2 on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

You may encounter performance or redraw issues in Adobe Photoshop CS2 if you run it on a computer that has an older video card installed or that uses an older video card driver because of the increased demand in Photoshop for system resources. Older video cards use slower processors and less RAM than is optimal for processing screen redraws in Photoshop.

Jun 14, 2005

Mac Design Conference & Digital Photography Expo Opens Its Tech Expo To Public Offering “Free” Passes

Press Release: Mac Design Conference & Digital Photography Expo – Tampa, FL – Jun. 21-23, 2005

Tampa, FL – June 13, 2005 – The Mac Design Conference & Digital Photography Expo, the summers hottest event for Designers, Digital Photographers, Illustrators and Video Editors, is opening it’s Tech Expo to the public for one day only on Wednesday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jun 14, 2005

Microsoft Patches 12 Vulnerabilities, New SMB Bug “Definitely Serious”

Source: TechWeb
Written By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out 10 security bulletins that covered 12 vulnerabilities, and for the first time, offered up its monthly patch batch using the revamped update services and tools for both individuals and enterprises.

Jun 14, 2005

Acrylic VS Photoshop – The Winner?

On Friday, June 10th, 2005, Microsoft unveiled a graphics application code named “Acrylic”. In their own words: About Acrylic “Acrylic” is the codename for an innovative illustration, painting and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive media. Industry pundits immediately labeled it as an Adobe rival (see CNET article). Some even went so far as to attribute Adobe’s stock decline on Friday to increasing competition by Microsoft (see this Bloomberg News item). PhotoshopNews felt compelled to look into Acrylic and see if indeed it might be considered a viable competitor to Photoshop.

Jun 14, 2005

Adobe: No Flash in the pan

Source: CNNMoney
Written By Paul R. La Monica, CNN/Money senior writer

The stock’s down on concerns about the Macromedia deal and competition from MSFT. It’s time to buy.

Jun 14, 2005

Extensis Updates Plug-ins for Photoshop CS2 Compatibility

Extensis has updates available that address issues with Photoshop CS2 and for Mac users, Tiger (10.4.x).

Jun 13, 2005

Advisory for License Management Service vulnerability-Windows

Source: Adobe Support: Tech Document 331688
Release Date: June 9, 2005
Product: Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Creative Suite 1.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
Platform: Windows
Vulnerability Identifier: CAN-2005-0151

Jun 13, 2005

Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 Ranked #1

Bruce would be too self-effacing to mention this (his publisher isn’t) but today on Amazon, Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 was #1 in the Computer & Internet category and an impressive #93 of all books on’s sales rank overall.

While being #1 in the Computer & Internet category is in itself impressive, for a computer industry book-let alone a book directed to digital photographers-to break the top 100 books on really is a feat.


Jun 13, 2005

nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Software Now Available

Press Release: San Diego, CA – June 13, 2005 – nik multimedia, Inc. today announces nik Sharpener Pro™ 2.0 is now available through the nik multimedia retail Web site and specialty camera stores.

Jun 13, 2005

X-Rite’s Pulse ColorElite System Wins Five Star Award from Photoshop User Magazine

Press Release: GRANDVILLE, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 13, 2005–X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRITNews) today announced that its new Pulse ColorElite System has won Photoshop User Magazine’s Five Star Award.

Jun 13, 2005

Intel: wide impact from Apple link-up

Source: DIGIT
Written By Jim Dalrymple

Apple’s new partnership with Intel will have far-reaching effects, not just for the two companies, but throughout the tech industry, an Intel spokesman told Digit’s sister publication MacCentral.

Jun 13, 2005

Digital Imaging Beats The Broader Market

Source: Forbes

Thanks to the ubiquity of things like digital cameras, flat-panel televisions and videogames with ever-more sophisticated graphics,’s Infoimaging Index has outpaced the S&P 500 by nine percentage points since its December 2002 inception.

Jun 13, 2005

Microsoft’s Acrylic Launch Seen As Non-Event To Adobe

Source: Forbes

Piper Jaffray maintained an “outperform” rating and $37 target price on Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBEnewspeople ) and looks for the company to beat second-quarter and third-quarter Street estimates.

Jun 12, 2005

Friday Summary / 06-10-2005

The summary, for the week June 3nd–June 9th, 2005.

Jun 10, 2005

Dr. Brown – New Scripts! UPDATED

Russell Preston Brown is proud to announce an update to Dr. Brown’s Services 1.0
Caption Maker

Jun 10, 2005

Hands On with the Epson Stylus Photo R2400

From Jim Heid’s Macintosh Digital Hub Site.

It’s here! My Epson R2400 arrived from Adorama yesterday, and I’ve spent the last several hours setting it up, making test prints, fondling it, and doing all the usual things one does with a brand-new piece of expensive technology.

First impressions: This is one serious printer. The speed and quality of the mechanism are remarkable—this is no toy inkjet. (Of course, at $849US, it isn’t priced as one.)

Jun 10, 2005

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification

From the Microsoft TechNet website.

As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.

Jun 10, 2005

On The News Stands – Outdoor Photographer

The July issue of Outdoor Photographer has a useful article titled Beauty & The Beast, Tame the large files produced by a high-resolution digital SLR written by Ibarionex R. Perello.

They’re beautiful—one look and I’m captivated. I stare and find myself absorbed by every detail. If this isn’t love, it’ll do. As a card-carrying photo geek, I admit that looking at digital files produced by the new 12- and 16-megapixel SLRs leads to a rush that normally means a trip to the confessional. Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but not by much.

Jun 10, 2005

Mac-tel: time will tell

Source: SPYMAC
Written By Judy Westcott

Reaction to the news of the “Mac-tel” deal is ranging from anger and betrayal to hope and optimism from the Mac faithful.

Jun 10, 2005

The Fool’s Look Ahead

Source: The Motley Fool

Written By Rick Aristotle Munarriz

Signs, sales, and software will play more than just bit parts in the week that lies ahead. Let’s take a closer look.

Jun 10, 2005

Photoshop Widows Club – Rebecca Schewe

Once upon a time, I fell in love with an artist who couldn’t draw, Jeff Schewe. Luckily he found out that with a camera he could accomplish what he couldn’t in other mediums. We set up a studio, worked together and lived happily . . . until one day, he met Photoshop.

Hi, my name is Becky Schewe and I am an unwitting member of the Photoshop Widows Club. I guess it’s the same old story but now that it’s personal, I have a new respect for those who wait and wonder.

Jun 10, 2005

Microsoft offers beta of Adobe rival

Source: CNET
Written By Renai LeMay

Microsoft has released a test version of a new professional graphics tool code-named Acrylic.

Jun 9, 2005

Understanding ProPhoto RGB – UPDATE

On May 27th, PSN reported that Michael Reichmann, publisher of the Luminous Landscape website, had written an article titled Understanding ProPhoto RGB A Preferred Working Space for Digital Photographers. The article was useful (read the original article on) but spawned a lengthy discussion of the relative merits and risks of using ProPhoto RGB in the Luminous Landscape Forums.

Jun 9, 2005

Adobe set to post profit, revenue rise

But focus likely to remain on pending Macromedia buy.

Source: MarketWatch
Written By Michael Paige, MarketWatch

Jun 9, 2005

College Covers Up Summers’ Bad News in Brochure

Source: The Harvard Crimson
Written By Michael M. Grynbaum and Zachary M. Seward

It was a semester of bad headlines for University President Lawrence H. Summers, but nothing a little Photoshop couldn’t fix.