Archive for August, 2005

Aug 5, 2005

Macro Manager

Source: Forbes
Written By Chana Schoenberger

Stephen Elop’s first act as chief executive of software company Macromedia was to put himself out of the top job.

Aug 5, 2005

Call For Entries announces the start of their 4th Annual Digital Imaging Competition sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.

Aug 4, 2005

PhotoPlus Expo 2005 Presents Who’s Who in Photography

The Complete Seminar Program of Powerful Keynotes and Expert Seminar Speakers Available Online August 10

Press Release: New York, Thursday, August 4, 2005. PhotoPlus Expo 2005 presents over 100 seminars and hands-on workshops, including 65 brand new seminars, and 130 speakers who offer education, inspiration and a glimpse into the future of photography and imaging.

Aug 4, 2005

Katherine Harris doesn’t like Photoshop either

In several recent news reports, Congresswoman Katherine Harris from Florida is claiming that newspapers have been altering her photos to make her makeup look, well, unflattering.

She seems to think this is a deliberate attempt at poking fun at her.

Aug 4, 2005

Error: “…topic…applies to a CS2 product you have not installed” or missing content (Help Center)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Adobe Help Center is missing content or returns the error, “The topic you want to view applies to a CS2 product you have not installed.”

Aug 4, 2005

New promise for designers from print heavyweights

Source: Macworld UK

The Digital Printing Council has recruited Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak and others for a major initiative to be revealed in September.

Aug 4, 2005

Get it from the horse’s mouth-Adobe Press

If you are in the market for Photoshop books, you should check out AdobePress.

Aug 4, 2005


In 1944 Nine Outstanding Personalities in the Field Express Their Views and Expectations of Postwar Photography


Aug 3, 2005

Error: “…problem with the database and ‘[file name]‘ was not updated…” and folders display as white boxes (Bridge 1.0 for Mac OS)

Source: Adobe Bridge Support

Issue: When you open a folder in Adobe Bridge for the first time, you see the error “There was a problem with the database and “[file name]” was not updated correctly. This may effect searches…” Images in the folder, including the one referenced in the error message, display correctly, but you are unable to browse into other folders, which appear as white boxes in Adobe Bridge.

Aug 3, 2005

Civic Leaders Think City Has Too Much Art

Source: Wired News
Written By Garance Burke-Associated Press Writer

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (AP) — The artists discovered this village in the early 1900s and put up wooden cottages where they could paint the shoreline and the coastal pines. Then the art dealers arrived, with their silky scarves, their flute-filled soundtracks and their airy galleries.

Aug 3, 2005

X-Rite Pulse ColorElite System Wins PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award

Press Release: Grandville, MI – August 1, 2005 –X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced that its Pulse™ ColorElite System has received the 2005 PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award, one of the most coveted awards in the graphic arts industry. The Pulse ColorElite System was selected by a panel of independent judges from a record 52 nominations.

Aug 3, 2005

Apple’s Tiger vs. Windows Vista: Who Comes Out Ahead?

Source: eWeek
Written By John Rizzo

When Windows Vista ships in late 2006, Windows will mimic many features of Apple’s Tiger and go beyond it.

Aug 3, 2005

The changing focus of photography

The artistic future of traditional film develops in an increasingly digital era.

Source: Redland Daily Facts
Written By David James Heiss

REDLANDS The shuttered operations of Redlands Camera Inc., which closed in May, reflects the rapidly changing nature of the photography industry.

Aug 2, 2005

Behind the CPUs


Source: RED NOVA

Apple’s decision to move to Intel for its processor needs brings up many questions. But many people are simply wondering why: What do Intel’s x86 CPUs offer that IBM’s PowerPC chips don’t?

Aug 2, 2005

Top Catalog Publishers Embrace Adobe InDesign CS2

Macy’s West, Plow & Hearth, Staples Cite Enhanced Quality and Production Efficiency in Decision to Move to InDesign CS2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 2, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that top retailers Macy’s West, Plow & Hearth, and Staples have adopted Adobe® InDesign® CS software, the innovative layout and design program, as their standard for catalog production.

Aug 2, 2005

Veteran Photographer Feels in Control at Digital Railroad

Source: Publish
Written By Nettie Hartsock

Case Study:Internationally acclaimed shooter David Chalk appreciates the ability to market and distribute his own images instead of relying on large agencies.

Aug 2, 2005

Adobe backs financial forecast

Software company still sees strong Acrobat, Creative Suite demand.
Source: MarketWatch
Written By Michael Paige

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Adobe Systems Inc. late Monday said that it expects quarterly financial results to meet its forecasts as it continues to enjoy “solid” demand for its digital-document management and design software.

Aug 1, 2005

Seetha’s Fan Club

Even before the premier of my photo essay, A Visit to Adobe a couple of weeks ago, it seems Seetha, or more accurately, Seetharaman Narayanan had a fan club.

Back in December of 2004, on CONCEPTART.ORG, messages were posted about Seetha’s name.

Jetpack42 said: “Every time I open up photoshop I am mezmorized by this guy’s name. It’s all I can look at. Don’t know why…”

Aug 1, 2005

Delivering Files That Print

Source: Publish
Written By Charles Pickett

In print publishing, prepress problems typically cost money and can mean missed deadlines. Nobody likes getting the “we have a problem” phone call from their printer.

Aug 1, 2005

First Look: Wacom’s 21-Inch Touch Screen

The Cintiq 21UX brings a new dimension to image editing, but it’s tough to get a handle on.

Source: PC World
Written By Diego Aguirre

For years I’ve dreamed of making changes to images in Adobe Photoshop directly on the screen, the way I work on paper.

Aug 1, 2005

King of graphics making formal entry into Indonesia

Source: The Jakarta Post
Written By Zatni Arbi

Come to think about it, it is quite amazing that a company with only 4,000 people can set a bunch of industry standards in the computer graphics world.

The San Jose-based Adobe Systems Inc. has done it, for sure.

Aug 1, 2005

Adobe Discusses Its Life Science Strategy

Source: BioIT World
Written By Salvatore Salamone

With most pharmaceutical companies counted as customers, and electronic submissions to the FDA requiring documents to be in PDF format, Adobe is no stranger to the life sciences.