Archive for August, 2006

Aug 7, 2006

Reuters withdraws all photos by freelancer

Source: Reuters via Yahoo News
LONDON (Reuters) – Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.


Altered image on left, original on right

Aug 7, 2006


Sept. 7-9 – Las Vegas

Press Release: TAMPA, FL – Aug. 7, 2006 – The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), founders of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, is proud to announce that Eddie Tapp, Jeff Schewe and John Paul Caponigro – three renowned artists and instructors in the worldwide digital imaging community – will be inducted into the 2006 Photoshop Hall of Fame. Their official induction takes place during a special ceremony at the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo ( at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sept. 7.

Aug 6, 2006

PhotoshopNews Software Update Complete

Over the weekend of August 5-6, 2006, PhotoshopNews successfully updated software. The downtime was about 15 minutes at about 3:00PM Central time on Sunday, August 6th. Registration and comments have been turned back on.

Many thanks to our engineer, Sam Swett for making the transition so smooth.

Aug 4, 2006

Photoshop Movie Quote

From The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Ethan’s female roommate, busily cutting her ex out of photographs post-breakup, notes, “We’re born alone, we die alone and everything else can be fixed with Photoshop.

Based on the comic strip by Eric Orner.

Aug 4, 2006

Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?

Source: The New York Times
Written by Ian Austen

Like many amateur photographers, Joe Dejesus posts his photos online and compares them to the work of others on the photo-sharing site Flickr. At some point last year, a number of landscape photos caught his eye with their vibrant tones and colors.

Their secret was a software technology known as H.D.R., for high dynamic range photography. And Mr. Dejesus quickly became one of its practitioners.

Aug 3, 2006


John Paul Caponigro presents a stunning collection of new images in his annual studio exhibit. The studio is at 73 Cross Road, Cushing, Maine.

This extremely popular event is open for one weekend only: August 5-6 from 10A.M. to 5P.M. The artist will discuss his work daily at 2P.M.


Aug 3, 2006

DxO Optics Pro v4 Public Beta

DxO Labs Announces Availability of DxO Optics Pro v4 Public Beta Release – Automatic image enhancement software introduces advanced color features, new optical corrections, improved workflow and speed as well as plug-in compatibility with Adobe Photoshop

Press Release: New York, NY and Paris, France – August 3, 2006 – DxO Labs announces today availability of a free, Windows PC public beta release of DxO Optics Pro v4 for all digital photographers to download from the DxO Labs Web site (

Aug 3, 2006

Adobe Champions Art and Technology at ZeroOne San Jose Festival

Company Sponsors Youth Education Programs and Emerging Artist Award

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 2, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced details of its participation in ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge being held August 7-13 in conjunction with ISEA2006, the International Symposium on Electronic Art. As a leading corporate sponsor and sole sponsor of the art and technology festival’s education programs, Adobe is supporting the event with cash, in-kind donations and employee volunteerism. Adobe is also sponsoring ZeroOne’s Emerging Artist award being presented by Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen at the festival’s official Opening and Awards Ceremony.

Aug 3, 2006

Adobe Unveils Major New Public Art Commission, “San José Semaphore”

Highly Visible Artwork by Noted Artist Ben Rubin Transforms San Jose Skyline and Engages Public with Coded Message

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 2, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) will debut a major new public art commission installed atop its corporate headquarters in downtown San Jose at dusk on August 7. Called “San José Semaphore” and created by noted artist Ben Rubin, the digital artwork is designed to be visible from many streets, freeways and local buildings and will become a significant feature of the San Jose skyline. Commissioned by Adobe in collaboration with the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, San José Semaphore will engage the public with transmission of a coded message. The artwork’s unveiling coincides with the beginning of the ZeroOne San Jose: “A Global Festival of Art on the Edge” showcasing digital art from around the world August 7-13.

Aug 2, 2006

Simplifying Image Workflow Seminar

Press Release: August 1, 2006, Cologne, Germany – The Panel, “A Call to Simplify Image Capture/Print Workflow” will be presented at this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Germany, as part of the “Imaging with Mobile Devices” full day seminar. The panel features three digital imaging experts: Eran Steinberg, CEO of FotoNation; Elmo Sapwater, Columnist and Moderator; and John Henshall, Columnist and “The Photographer” magazine (UK), who will discuss ways to effectively simplify and standardize mobile devices for ease of use in imaging. The trio will debate intelligent workflow solutions that will remove obstacles, making image printing as easy as making a phone call.

Aug 2, 2006

Lovable ‘Love Soup’

Source: The Washington Times

Love Soup,” a quirky new romantic sitcom from Britain, debuts Tuesdays at 10:00PM Eastern on BBC America.

Aug 2, 2006

She Can’t Smile Without You

Source: Wired
Written by Kari Lynn Dean

The Mona Lisa’s half-smile is famously ambigious. Is she grinning or grimacing? Art historians argue that her mercurial mouth is little more than Renaissance special f/x.

Neuroscientists offer newer theories: It’s about how your brain processes light – or how your eye perceives detail. Maybe all three explanations are right. Leonardo, as good a scientist as he was an artist, probably would have thought so.

Aug 2, 2006

Adobe affirms financial forecast, sending shares up

Source: MarketWatch
Written by Michael Paige

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Adobe Systems Inc. late Tuesday backed its earlier financial forecast for its fiscal third quarter, sending the design-software firm’s shares climbing over 5% in evening trading.

Aug 2, 2006

Lightroom Podcast Episode 11 Posted

Bill Atkinson (left) and Michael Reichmann (right), photo by George Jadine.

George Jardine, Pro Photography Evangelist of Adobe has posted a new iTunes Podcast. This is the first podcast from the “Lightroom Iceland Adventure” with Michael Reichmann and Bill Atkinson. The team is really moving fast, so there should be more soon.

Aug 1, 2006

The Adobe Lightroom Book, new book, new concept

Peachpit releases The Adobe Lightroom Book by Martin Evening as a new “Rough Cut” publishing concept-a book available as it’s being written. Which dovetails well with a product like Adobe Lightroom which is being developed as a public preview.

Digital photographers who have relied on Adobe Photoshop to work with their images have a new tool at their disposal: Adobe Lightroom.

As a professional photographer, author Martin Evening knows firsthand what photographers need for a more efficient workflow.


Aug 1, 2006

Alien Skin Software Releases Blow Up

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–Aug. 1, 2006–Alien Skin Software today released Blow Up, an all-new plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Designed for both photographers and graphic artists, Blow Up offers the highest quality image enlargement available. Blow Up simplifies and improves image enlargement, making it easy to convert web graphics to print and create large format and gallery prints from digital snapshots.

Better than Photoshop bicubic and other third party solutions, Blow Up preserves the crisp lines and smooth colors in a source image. Blow Up scales images up to 3600% — 6 times in each dimension — with no stairstep, halo, or fringe artifacts.


Aug 1, 2006

ZERO ONE 2006 – Artwork on the edge

Source: The Mercury News
Written by Mark de la Viña

Silicon Valley will flip the switch on its newest start-up Monday — a seven-day festival of art and technology.

More than 150 artists will use everything from Internet chat rooms to GPS technology in works of art displayed throughout downtown, most of which can be viewed for free as part of “ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge.

Aug 1, 2006

Even Adobe’s `green’ building was blindsided by the heat

Source: The Mercury News
Written by Katherine Conrad

Adobe Systems’s San Jose headquarters is one of the most energy-efficient campuses in the country. It’s so “green” that the software maker earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest marks for becoming a lean, mean, energy-conserving machine.

Yet the killer heat wave that rolled through Northern California last week almost brought the buildings to their knees. “It was so hot, that finally we thought, `Can we blow on this building to cool it down?’ ” said Ted Ludwick, Cushman & Wakefield’s assistant chief engineer for Adobe, on Wednesday.