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Archive for July, 2005


Jul 29, 2005

AKVIS Chameleon Plug-in makes photo collage creation easier

Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Chameleon V. 2.3 for Macintosh and Windows™, a photo collage creation plug-in remarkable for the automatic blending of inserted objects with the target image background.

Jul 29, 2005

Macromedia Tools’ Outlook Mixed

Source: eWeek
Written By Jim Rapoza

For a few years now, the main competitors of most products in Adobe Systems Inc.’s Adobe Creative Suite have been similar products from Macromedia Inc. But with Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia, many of the products on both sides will change, stagnate or be dropped altogether.

Jul 28, 2005

Adobe(R) Certified Expert Mobile Testing Conducted at Photoshop World Conference & Expo — Boston

Photoshop World Conference & Expo — Boston – Sept. 7-9, 2005

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 28, 2005–Organizers of Photoshop World Conference & Expo are proud to announce that Adobe Systems Incorporated will be onsite conducting Adobe® Certified Expert (ACE) testing at the upcoming Photoshop World Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9, 2005 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center.

Jul 28, 2005

OnOne grabs plug-in line from Extensis

New software developer onOne Software purchases popular line of productivity enhancement products for Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

Jul 27, 2005

Error: ” Adobe Bridge cannot be used….” when you start Adobe Bridge 1.0.2 (CS2 on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you start Adobe Bridge 1.0.2, it returns the following error and then quits: “Adobe Bridge cannot be used at this time because of licensing restrictions. You must have installed and launched at least one other Adobe application to use Adobe Bridge.”

Jul 27, 2005

Error: “…user name, organization or serial number is missing or invalid…” when you start Photoshop CS2 (Mac OS)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Adobe Photoshop CS2 returns the error: “Your Adobe Photoshop user name, organization or serial number is missing or invalid. The application cannot continue and must now exit.” when you start the application.

Jul 26, 2005

Adobe Customers Seeing Solid Business Trends

Source: Forbes

Piper Jaffray maintained an “outperform” rating and $37 price target on Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBEnewspeople ) after it surveyed creative pro customers on a number or factors affecting the company.

Jul 26, 2005

Pros’ Appetite for Megapixels Is Sated

Opinion: Greater sensitivity for low-light shooting would be a more meaningful advance than an increase in megapixels could be.

Source: Publish
Written By Edmund Ronald

Jul 26, 2005

Human Software Ships PhotoSurface version 3.0

Press Release: WILMINGTON, NC -
Adding to its line of filter plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop®, Corel PhotoPaint®, Human Software is introducing PhotoSurface version 3.0.

Jul 26, 2005

Avenza Announces Geographic Imager

Press Release: Toronto, ON, July 25, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA and MAPdataWorld royalty-free data sets, announces Geographic Imager, a new plug-in suite for Adobe Photoshop that adds geospatial functionality to this powerful image editing program.

Jul 25, 2005

MULTIPLE RAW PROCESSING POWER

Adobe CS2′s Bridge
– A Suite Cockpit
Soucre: Imaging Resource
Written By Mike Pasini

Adobe Bridge is a new application in the Creative Suite that borrows features from your operating system, Web browser organizer and image editor to make your workflow more efficient. This first incarnation, included with the CS2 versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or GoLive, proves its mettle and promises even more. But it’s a tough bird to get a handle on.

Jul 25, 2005

Batch Rename fails to renumber files in Bridge

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you run the Batch Rename command in Adobe Bridge with a starting sequence number of 1, the files are not renamed.

Jul 23, 2005

Generic camera thumbnails still appear after you install Camera Raw 3.1 update (Adobe Bridge 1.0)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Generic camera thumbnails still appear for supported camera raw file formats (that is, thumbnails for newly supported cameras don’t appear) in Adobe Bridge after you install the Camera Raw 3.1 update.

Jul 22, 2005

10 X 10


Most Popular Words And Images In The News: 10×10

A web site has been launched that combines the most popular words and the images of the day. Called 10×10 (hosted by www.tenbyten.org), the web site allows visitors to see a list of the day’s most popular words and images that go with the words.

Jul 22, 2005

Winners of 2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

1,500 College Students from Ten Countries Competed in Fifth Annual Awards Program

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 22, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the winners of the fifth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, a program that honors talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists from the world’s top design, film and broadcast schools.

Jul 22, 2005

Good Bye Longhorn, Hello Vista

On Friday, July 22, 2005, Microsoft officially dropped the code name of the next gen operating system called Longhorn and introduced its new name, Vista.

Jul 22, 2005

The Art of Science


Princeton University has posted the results of the first annual Art of Science competition in an online exihibition.

Jul 21, 2005

Clumps and Chumps

OR…
Why Bumble Bees Can’t Fly

Written By Michael Reichmann, Luminous Landscape

One of the favourite debates on web discussion forums is – “why film is or is not sharper then digital”. Experienced photographers know through the evidence of their own eyes that, other things being equal – same lens, similar ISO, etc; in real-world photographs digital is incontrovertibly sharper than film. Yet the debates continue.

Jul 21, 2005

“Error 2: photoshop is undefined…” when you browse to Bridge from Photoshop (CS2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Adobe Photoshop returns the error, “Error 2: photoshop is undefined. Line 1 -> photoshop.invokeBridge (false, false, “);” when you attempt to start Adobe Bridge by choosing File > Browse or by clicking Go To Bridge in the Options bar.

Jul 20, 2005

Adobe Sets Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 20, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that it will hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders at 3:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, to vote on the Company’s previously announced merger with Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR).

Jul 20, 2005

Macromedia profit, revenue climbs

Shareholders to vote Aug. 24 on proposed Adobe merger.

Source: MarketWatch
Written By Michael Paige

Jul 20, 2005

The Evolution of the Photoshop Splash Screen-UPDATED

I’ve updated the The Evolution of the Photoshop Splash Screen PhotoshopNews feature story to include all of the shipping dates for all Mac versions of Photoshop since version 1.0.

The update was prompted by visiting Andrei Michael Herasimchuk’s web site Design by Fire and Andrei’s Photoshop Quiz answers from last year. I’m working on getting the shipping dates for the Windows versions to add to the list.

Jul 20, 2005

Adobe Field Trip-visiting the Photoshop Engineers

At the Northwest corner of Park Avenue and South Almaden Boulevard stand three rather tall buildings-by San Jose, California standards. They are the Adobe Towers, the buildings that PostScript and Photoshop built. On 10 West (10th floor, West Tower), the majority of the Photoshop engineers work and play.

Jul 20, 2005

Kodak Posts Loss, Sets More Job Cuts

Source: eWeek via Reuters
Written By Franklin Paul, Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Eastman Kodak Co. on Wednesday posted its third quarterly net loss in a row and said it would cut up to 10,000 more jobs as it struggles to cope with the collapsing traditional film market.

Jul 20, 2005

Amassing a Treasury of Photography

Source: New York Times
Written By Randy Kennedy

In 1999 two proud powerhouses of photography – the George Eastman House in Rochester and the International Center of Photography in Midtown – began to acknowledge that they needed each other.