Archive for June, 2005

Jun 8, 2005

Folders With an Apostrophe Breaks Bridge & Camera Raw

User have reported, and Adobe Bridge engineers have confirmed, an issue where a folder or volume name containing an apostrophe will disable Bridge’s ability to open Raw file formats within the folder or volume when Camera Raw is hosted by Bridge.


Jun 8, 2005

Adobe and RSA Security Release Results of New Survey on Security and Privacy Policy

Survey of 400 Washington, D.C. Opinion Leaders Finds Need for Increased Protection of Consumer Data and Privacy of Individual Information

Jun 8, 2005

Adobe Voluntarily Provides DOJ Additional Time for Acquisition Review

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 8, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced it has voluntarily withdrawn and refiled its pre-merger notification and report form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, relating to its pending acquisition of Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR).

Jun 8, 2005

Which Camera Does This Pro Use? It Depends on the Shot

Source: New York Times
Written By Seth Schiesel

DAVID BURNETT spent the dog days of 1963 prowling the drag strips of Salt Lake City with his Yashica-Mat while he waited for his senior year at Olympus High School. He has been taking pictures for money ever since.

Jun 8, 2005

New Adobe Bridge Script-Import Camera

At Adobe Studio Exchange, there is a new script written for Adobe Bridge, available for downloading:
Import Camera.

Jun 8, 2005

Adobe Bridge 1.0.1 Update Available for Windows Download

The Windows stand alone Bridge 1.0.1 updater is available for download from the Adobe Support Downloads website at the Bridge downloads for Windows.

Direct Link
(36.1MB .exe)

Jun 8, 2005

The “Wayback Machine” Photoshop 2.5 in 1994

Even Sherman and Mr. Peabody would be impressed!

In this day and age where digital cameras are under $1K and Photoshop is at CS2–version 9, but actually the 11th if you count both 2.5 and 5.5–the year 1994 and Photoshop 2.5 is just so last millennium!


Jun 8, 2005

DVDs Found Safe In Both Carry-On And Checked Baggage, Say New Tests By I3A And TSA

Source: shutterbug

The latest in a series of tests on the impact of airport security equipment on imaging devices and media shows that neither DVDs nor DVD players are damaged by X-ray scanners or metal-detector wands.

Jun 8, 2005

Shooting in the RAW, Perfecting the Image

Source: New York Times
Written by Ivan Berger

SNAPSHOOTERS don’t bother, but serious photographers like to do things the way professionals do: spurning shiny chrome cameras for black, for instance, or lately, setting their camera’s menus to RAW.

Jun 7, 2005

Intel Inside: what does it mean for Photoshop?

With the recent announcement by Apple that they will “transition” from PowerPC to Intel microprocessors, the question is, what does this mean for Photoshop users?

I took an informal survey of several “engineering types” regarding the potential impact-either good or bad-of Apple’s transition plans and the impact on software developers. The single biggest response to a variety of questions was “Dunno”.

Jun 7, 2005

Exclusive! Further details on Microsoft’s RAW File Support!

Source: Imaging Resource
Written By Dave Etchells

Following up on our story from last Wednesday about Microsoft’s announced plans to support a variety of RAW file formats in their upcoming Longhorn operating system, we spoke with Josh Weisberg, Group Product Manager for Windows Digital Media at Microsoft.

Jun 7, 2005

Multi Union settles with Epson

Source: Imaging Resource
Written By Michael R. Tomkins

A press release distributed today by Hong Kong-based Multi Union Trading Co. Ltd. announces a settlement with Seiko Epson Corp. in two patent infringement lawsuit filed by the latter since 2001.

Jun 7, 2005

Jersey State Photo Fumble

Source: The Washington Post
Written By Robert MacMillan

What’s the secretary of American University’s College Democrats chapter doing in a campaign photo for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate and conservative Republican Bret Schundler?

Providing the textbook case for why it’s dangerous to digitally alter photographs, that’s what.

Jun 7, 2005

Intel deal may mean end to OS 9 support

Source: CNET
Written By Ina Fried

SAN FRANCISCO–Apple Computer’s move to Intel chips appears to spell the eventual end of support for older, pre-Mac OS X programs.

Jun 6, 2005

Adobe Gets Behind Apple’s Intel Switch

Source: Publish
Written By Elizabeth Millard

Apple Computer’s announcement Monday that it will be switching from PowerPC to Intel processors brought a declaration of support for the change from Adobe Systems CEO Bruce Chizen.

Jun 6, 2005

The Mac-Intel Computer, Finally!

Source: PC Magazine
Written By John C. Dvorak

Today’s announcement that Apple will be phasing itself to the Intel architecture comes as no surprise to this writer since it’s simply a smart move. I also first got wind of this deal back in 2003 and expected it to have been announced this January. I missed it by one keynote and 5 months.

Jun 6, 2005

Apple to Use Intel Processors Beginning in 2006

Press Release: WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2005—At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple® announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh® computers using Intel® microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007.

Jun 6, 2005

Bruce Chizen: “Steve: What took you so long?”

Source: The Mac Observer Live WWDC Coverage

Bruce Chizen, Adobe CEO while on stage at WWDC said: “Adobe wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Apple. You can be absolutely assured that you will be able to run Adobe applications natively on Intel Macs. I have only one question, Steve: What took you so long?”

He went on to say: “Adobe will be first to offer its complete line for Intel-based Macs.”

Jun 6, 2005

It’s True: Mac + Intel Inside

Source: MacWorld Live WWDC Coverage

The rumors are true: Intel will be inside

Jun 6, 2005

Photoshop First Time-Martin Evening

My first digital imaging experience probably happened around 1987 when I was invited to see a demo of the Quantel Paintbox.

Jun 6, 2005

Apple-Intel Chip Deal Outcry Keeps Growing

Source: eWeek

A summary of related stories about the rumored Apple/Intel announcement due today at Apple’s WWDC.

See the summary

Jun 3, 2005

Friday Summary / 06-03-2005

The summary, for the week May 27th-June 2nd, 2005.

Jun 3, 2005

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Source: CNET
Written By Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET
June 3, 2005, 5:11 PM PDT

Update Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors, CNET has learned.

Jun 3, 2005

Response to RAW support in next version of Microsoft Windows

Source: OpenRAW

The OpenRAW Working Group welcomes the advanced RAW support in the upcoming version of Microsoft Longhorn, however this is not a solution to the problem of preservation of RAW files, past, present, and future.

Jun 3, 2005

Users Shy Away from the Cutting Edge in Software

Source: Publish
Written By Andreas Pfeiffer

Opinion: Motivating and training professionals to take full advantage of upgrades is hard, so lots of cool new features are going unused.