Archive for January, 2006

Jan 6, 2006

Adobe Labs Delivers Early Access to Emerging Technologies

New Web Site Provides Customers and Developers Early Access to Next-Generation Adobe Software Innovations

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced the launch of Adobe Labs, which builds on the initial success of Macromedia Labs to deliver next-generation products and technologies to Adobe’s extended community of developers and customers.

Jan 5, 2006

Error when starting Bridge from Photoshop CS2 (Mac OS X 10.4)

“Error2: Photoshop is undefined. Line:1 – photoshop.invokeBridge (false, false)” when you start Bridge from Photoshop CS2 (Mac OS X v10.4)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Jan 5, 2006

Stephen Johnson–The View From Here

Stephen Johnson, one of the instructors for Michael Reichmann’s 2005 Antarctic Expedition has posted some of the images and written some thoughts on the trip for his January 2006 Newsletter.

It was hard to write on the trip, the experience of the place was at once so foreign and yet so familiar; the open sea, the remoteness, a sense of the earth-bottom righted into simply earth, of isolation and community, a floating home with ever-changing surroundings…

Jan 5, 2006

PhotoVu Announces World’s Most Powerful Wireless Digital Picture Frame

Double Memory Increase and Upgradeability Ensures Support of Rapid Camera Megapixel Growth

Press Release: LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Today PhotoVu(TM) announced the availability of the new PhotoVu PV1955(TM) picture frame, which adds support for up to 16.7 megapixel cameras, USB 2.0, and future upgradeability to Wi-Fi® wireless-G networking, advanced screen transitions, commercial applications, and Internet services. An optional 1GB USB flash drive or USB 40GB removable hard drive can also be used for stand-alone play.

Jan 5, 2006

Looking for Trouble

Henry Art Gallery seeks out provocative, disturbing work.

Source: Seattle Weekly
Written By Sue Peters

The building is perched atop a University of Washington campus hill like an inaccessible fortress. The cafe is easier to find than the art. The art is often weird or unsettling. Currently on display are works by an Argentine muralist who’s covered the East Gallery wall with contact paper, and an American artist obsessed with computer technology and her own identity. In 2004, the FBI investigated an exhibiting artist, Steve Kurtz, who had included E. coli bacteria in his installation Gene(sis).

Jan 4, 2006

Top Xmas Gifts for a Photoshop Junky-UPDATE 2

In a post on December 23rd, 2005 I mentioned a variety of possible gifts you might consider giving to a Photoshop Junky. One of the items, a Logitech® MX™518 Gaming-Grade™ Optical Mouse was mentioned because Logitech no longer sells the mouse I was using-a dual optical, four button mouse. At the time, I didn’t notice that Logitech only offered Windows support for that mouse…see: Top Xmas Gifts for a Photoshop Junky-UPDATE. I also indicated that somebody had actually sent me one (other than the one my wife got me for Xmas). But I had no idea who that somebody was. The mystery has been solved.

Jan 4, 2006

Hasselblad warns of incompatibility with Adobe Bridge

Written By Rob Galbraith

Hasselblad has sent a warning to registered users of its digital backs that Adobe Bridge on the Mac will in some cases corrupt the header information inside the company’s proprietary RAW 3f (.fff) file format. An excerpt from the email blast is below:

Jan 4, 2006

Apple’s Aperture: A Non-Review

Source: The Luminous Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

To understand Apple’s Aperture requires that one understand Steve Job’s master plan. No – I don’t have a copy of Apple Document 05-12-007. That’s safely ensconced in Steve’s office safe, and only known in detail to three people other than him, each of whom is sworn to die, even under torture (ooop – no more torture allowed) before divulging its contents.

Jan 4, 2006

The Panorama Factory Releases V4.2

Press Release: Pittsburgh, PA – January 3, 2006–Smoky City Design, LLC has released two new editions of The Panorama Factory, its popular software product for creating panoramic images.

The Panorama Factory m32 Edition runs on single- and multi-processor computers, delivering improved stitching speed on multi-processor systems (including multi-core systems) by performing image computations in parallel. The m32 Edition requires Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista.

Jan 3, 2006

New Flash Technology From Adobe Enables High-Impact User Experiences For Consumer Devices

Flash Lite 2 and Flash Player SDK 7 Power Development of Customizable Interfaces, Content and Web Browsing For Major Handset and Electronics Manufacturers

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia® Flash® Lite™ 2 software and Macromedia Flash Player SDK 7, essential technologies for building rich, engaging mobile and device experiences based on Flash technology.

Jan 3, 2006

Bibble Labs Releases Bibble 4.5

Press Release: Austin Texas – Bibble Labs announces the availability of version 4.5 of its popular Raw Workflow software. Now supporting close to 70 of the most popular DSLR and prosumer cameras, this update includes support for the eagerly anticipated Nikon D200, as well as the Olympus EVolt E-500, SP310, SP350, Sp500UZ, Pentax *ist DS2 and Sony DSC-R1. Using Bibble’s integrated Photoshop plug-in, users of older versions of Photoshop including 7.0 and CS and Photoshop Elements 2.0 can now open raw images from the latest cameras without having to pay for a costly upgrade.