Archive for August, 2005

Aug 15, 2005

It’s time to attain Photoshop expertise

Source: Seattle Times
Written By Linda Knapp

Now that I own an excellent digital SLR camera, it’s time to stop dabbling in Photoshop and actually learn to use this photo-editing software. Adobe Photoshop is the standard among advanced amateur and professional photographers and it’s time for me (and maybe you?) to become a more competent user.

Aug 15, 2005

Adobe goes market specific

Source: People’s Daily

Adobe Systems Inc is to become the first foreign software company to adopt China specific prices for its products.

Aug 15, 2005

CEA Research Finds Digital Cameras Remain Primary Picture Taking Device

Survey Underscores Need for Industry Involvement in Consumer Archiving Awareness

Press Release: Arlington, Virginia 8/12/2005

Even as they increase in popularity, camera phones are not likely to replace digital cameras and camcorders as consumers’ primary picture taking device, according to a study recently released by the Consumer Electronics Association(r) (CEA), which found that some 91 percent of digital camera owners consider their digital camera to be their main photography device.

Aug 12, 2005

PTLens Updated to Version 6.2.1

Press release: Portland, OR, August 12, 2005 — Site ePaperPress announces version 6.2.1 of PTLens, software for correcting lens distortion. Available as a Photoshop plug-in or standalone application, PTLens is based on Panorama Tools and is compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Aug 12, 2005

The Russell Brown Show-Updates

Russell Preston Brown announces new tips and updates to the Dr. Brown’s Services.

Aug 12, 2005

Color Management for Photographers-Shipping

Color Management for Photographers : Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users. Andrew Rodney reports that he’s recieved his author’s copies and Focal Press is now shipping the book.

This new book addresses the difficult subject of color management in a way that can help you get real work accomplished. Complete with what-button-to-push-when explanations, this guide will help you navigate color management and further solidify comprehension of techniques with self-paced tutorials that enable you to practice what Rodney preaches.

Aug 12, 2005

Put Your Pictures On The Big Screen With Shutterfly’s Photoshow DVD

Press release: REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – (August 10, 2005) — Responding to customers’ requests for more options to preserve and share memories, Shutterfly®, Inc., the leading independent e-commerce company specializing in digital photo products and services, today introduced PhotoShow DVD, a product that enables customers to transform their favorite photos into an entertainment experience.

Aug 11, 2005

Wanted by top studios: Future animators

Source: USA Today
Written By Janet Kornblum

GLENDALE, Calif. — The lights are dimmed, the shades are drawn, the computer screen is on and Dave Walvoord, Xiao Zhang and Han Lei are staring at a porcupine butt.

Aug 11, 2005

U.S. Copyright Office poll: IE-only OK?

Source: CNET
Written By Paul Festa

Signaling a new addition to the list of browser-specific Web sites, the U.S. Copyright Office solicited opinions on a planned Internet Explorer-only zone.

Aug 11, 2005

With JDF, Print Jobs Come With Instructions

Source: Publish
Written By Charles Pickett

While the Job Definition Format may send the hearts of commercial printers, press and postpress machine manufacturers aflutter, most publishers don’t know, don’t use and don’t care about JDF—at all.

Aug 11, 2005

Photoshop LAB Color-The Book

Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

With a mantra like “There are no bad originals, only bad Photoshop operators,” you know best-selling author Dan Margulis is serious about exposing people to the magic of Photoshop.

Nowhere is that magic more apparent than in its Lab color processing capabilities, which can make even the subtle canyon colors of rock, sand, and dirt come to vivid life. However, you may be wary of taming the complex beast.

Aug 11, 2005

Bibble Labs releases version 4.3 Update with support for D50

Includes support for new plug-in interface to support BPTLens lens distortion plug-in.

Press release: Austin Texas (August 11th, 2005) – Bibble Labs today announced the availability of version 4.3 of its popular Raw Workflow software. In addition to adding support for the new Nikon D50, D70s and Espon R-D1 cameras, this version adds a powerful plug-in interface to the program.

Aug 10, 2005

Digital art and photography open call

Second annual SNAP TO GRID: the UN-Juried Competition
Every Entry Shown!
Deadline for entries: August 28, 2005
September 8 – October 1
Opening Reception Thursday September 8, 7-9pm

Aug 10, 2005


Source: Post Magazine
Written By Marc Loftus

Earlier this month, director/producer/screenwriter George Lucas addressed a crowd of thousands at the annual SIGGRAPH show in LA. For 45 minutes, the famed filmmaker recalled the challenges he faced in making his epic features, while shedding some light on how technology has affected his work.

Aug 10, 2005

Photoshop Hall Of Fame

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

Aug 9, 2005

Ok, at least Madonna likes Photoshop

Source: Iconique
Forum Post: Iconique Joost
Thread title: Madonna: pre-photoshopped

We all know that virtually every ad in every magazine goes through Photoshop. Sometimes the retouching is good, sometimes, not so good (see: Kate doesn’t like Photoshop – Digital Ethics).

But this is a case where the retouching was, well, shall we say “useful”?

Aug 9, 2005

How about a little piracy before that computer class?

Half of students copy software, survey says,

Source: Globe And Mail
Written By Caroline Alphonso

Half of Canadian university and college students are pirating music, movies and computer programs, a new study shows — a finding that disturbs software makers who are alarmed by the prevalence of counterfeiters on campuses nationwide.

Aug 9, 2005

Error: “…path…contains unsupported characters”

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you install Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 in Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, you get the error “The path you selected for installation contains unsupported characters. Please choose a different folder for installation.”

Aug 9, 2005

Change of focus

Source: Guardian News Blog

So Dixons are not going to sell 35mm film cameras any more, writes Guardian picture editor Roger Tooth. Most people want a shiny new 21st century digital camera.

Aug 8, 2005

Advance Registration Offer Expires August 12

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

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 8, 2005–Photoshop World’s advance registration deadline, which offers $100 off the cost of admission, expires in just five days on Friday, Aug. 12.

Aug 8, 2005

Macromedia updates Flash, Dreamweaver

Source: DIGIT

Macromedia on Monday has announced Studio 8, the newest version of the company’s suite of applications for content authoring. Studio 8 sheds FreeHand, but adds two other applications giving the suite a better mix for its target customer, according to the company. Studio 8 now includes Dreamweaver 8; Flash Professional 8 (including a new Flash 8 Video Encoder); Fireworks 8; Contribute 3; and FlashPaper 2.

Aug 8, 2005

Code War Heats Up Between Microsoft and Adobe

Written by Dan Richman

What happens when a smaller software maker enters a collision course with giant Microsoft Corp.? Adobe Systems Inc., a San Jose-based company with a large presence in Fremont, is poised to find out.

Aug 8, 2005

Nikon profit soars, raises outlook

Source: Yahoo News

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikon Corp. said on Monday its quarterly operating profit more than quadrupled, helped by strong sales of high-end digital cameras, and it raised its forecast for the full year.

Aug 5, 2005

Self-Portrait from space

Image Credit: NASA

Aug 5, 2005

Hockney scan-dal

(Margaret’s scanner art work on show… but brother David ‘doesn’t like’ it!)

Source: Leeds Today
Written By Charles Heslett

SIBLINGS can be the harshest critics. And when the one doling out the disapproval happens to be among the most famous living artists you could be forgiven for taking it to heart.