Archive for February, 2006

Feb 3, 2006

Operation Photo Rescue seeks to salvage images in Katrina’s wake

Written by Rusty Dennen

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The photographs–some with water stains, some so faded the faces in them appear like ghosts–come in tattered albums. They arrive in warped frames, or with no coverings at all.

Feb 2, 2006

A Good Day

From Scott Byer’s Living Photoshop blog at comes this story about he and Seetha tracked down a problem a user had back in November, 2005.

November 18, 2005
A Good Day

Photoshop pushes a machine harder than most programs. It’s part of squeezing out as much performance from a machine as possible. Sometimes that means marginal hardware can show problems that look an awful lot like software bugs but aren’t. Or, even worse, cause a machine to mysteriously reboot (it’s happened). In other words, we take performance seriously, but that can sometimes tickle machine weaknesses.

Feb 2, 2006

Should I Photoshop my passport picture?

Source: The Guardian
Written by Charles Arther

No, even if you’re a wizard at image editing. The Home Office is very firm that even though you might think it’s a great idea to take your new passport photo with a digital camera, and then remove a few lines and wrinkles, you’ll create all sorts of problems for yourself in the future with biometric systems.

Feb 2, 2006

Photoshop tops “most wanted” Linux app list


Adobe Photoshop has taken an early lead as the “most wanted” Windows/MacOS-only application among Linux users, according to an online poll currently in progress on Novell’s CoolSolutions community website. Autocad and Macromedia Dreamweaver are running second and third in the voting, Novell said on Wednesday.

Feb 2, 2006

Apple Asks PDN Readers To Help Improve Aperture

Source: pdn online
Written by David Schloss

As we have previously reported here and in the PDNOnline forums, Apple has worked with PDN closely on our reviews of Aperture, the professional photographic workflow program released at the PhotoPlus trade show in October. We have reported on many of the positive aspects of the cutting-edge program, while pointing out that some photographers are concerned about the Aperture conversion of RAW images. While our testing shows that many of these issues revolve around a mis-understanding of the default settings in both Aperture and ACR (many are comparing auto-adjusted images in ACR to non-adjusted images in Aperture) we’ve still seen instances where Aperture’s processing indicates that this is a first generation product, and that improvements are in order.

Feb 2, 2006

DSLR Infrared

Exploring the World of Infrared Photography With a Modified Canon 20D

Source: The Luminous Landscape
Written by Michael Reichmann

Feb 1, 2006

Adobe FAQ Regarding Intel-based Macs

Adobe has posted a PDF outlining the plans for supporting Apple’s new Intel-based Macs. Download the PDF (79KB)

Feb 1, 2006

Kodak-Full Year Digital Sales Exceed Traditional Sales for the First Time

Press Release: ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 30 — Eastman Kodak Company today reported that revenue rose 12% in the fourth quarter, led by a 45% increase in the sale of digital products and services. The performance includes strong demand for the market-leading offerings from the company’s consumer digital portfolio and the successful completion of the company’s acquisition program to support its Graphic Communications business. For all of 2005, digital sales represented 54% of total revenue, marking the first time in the company’s history that digital revenue exceeded traditional.

Feb 1, 2006

Lightroom Tips & Tricks-Update

Michael Reichmann of The Lunimous Landscape has updated his Lightroom Tips & Techniques page with tips on Monochrome Conversions and how to keep one Library on Two Computers.

Feb 1, 2006

‘Photoshop Killer Tips’ Daily Video Podcasts

New ‘Photoshop Killer Tips’ Daily Video Podcast Launched by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 30, 2006–Straight from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), comes “Photoshop Killer Tips”, an exciting new daily video Podcast featuring Photoshop® Guru Matt Kloskowski, one of the co-hosts of the top-rated weekly Adobe® Photoshop show “Photoshop TV“.

Feb 1, 2006

Adobe Systems Reaffirms Q1 Financial Targets

Company to Outline Business Strategy at Financial Analyst Meeting

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 31, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE – News) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its first quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends March 3, 2006.