PhotoshopNews » Letters to the Editor The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tom Fors in Death Valley Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:42:44 +0000 Jeff Schewe Tom Fors, the fellow who brought you the ACR-Calibrator script is taking a little trip to Death Valley. But geek that Tom is, he’s documenting the trip in an unusual manner, he’s blogging it live (well almost) and uploading GPS coordinates and hopefully photos from the location.

Using Google Maps, he’s upload the locations of the planned photo expedition’s itinerary and will be attaching photos when he gets air time on his Verizion high speed broadband wireless card.

So far, the only photo that Tom has been able to upload has been the photo of his merry band of fellow photographers leaving O’Hare Airport on their way out West. He has updated the map locations and he’s posted to his Death Valley trip blog.

Hopefully Tom & crew have brought plenty of water and warm sleeping bags…although by Death Valley area standards, day time temps of about 90′s and nite time temps in the 60′s aren’t too bad. Although by Tuesday, in the Eureka Sand Dunes the day time temps of +115 degrees should warm them up.

Tom is due back on Thursday, August 18th. (we hope) and we’ll try to track down some of his photos to post.

Thomas Fors is an Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago by day and a photography student by night. His interest in photography began in 2000 when he enrolled in a class at the local community college to learn how to use his camera. From the moment he watched his first print develop before his eyes, he knew he was hooked on an expensive new hobby. Thomas is also author of the ACR-Calibrator script which helps automate the calibration procedure developed by Bruce Fraser in his book Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Letter to the Editor – What about Scripting? Sun, 17 Apr 2005 18:23:59 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff PhotoshopNews reader, Larry, wrote in and said:
I’m looking for any information about the updates to the JavaScript scripting in Photoshop CS2. I can’t seem to find anyone who knows anything about new User Interface functions for JavaScript scripting.Here you go Larry.

Photoshop CS2 will have even more scripting support with the addition of the new Scripts Events Manager.

The Script Events Manager Dialog
(click image for full size view)

The Scripts Event Manager will allow users to attach specific scripts and run them based upon events occurring in Photoshop CS2. So a user could, for example, call a specific script and run it every time Photoshop is launched. Users could create a script that would set their preferences to a certain state and always be ensured that Photoshop would be set up a certain way. Another example would be when opening a “New Document” the new document event could prompt a script that would make sure that the document properties were exactly as required.

Detail of the Events drop-down menu. Note: users can define their own events for any supported scriptable event from the Scripting Reference.

For those who are unable to write custom Javascripts, the Script Events Manager can also be used to call a saved Action from a specified Action Set. While actions are somewhat more limited in automating Photoshop functionality, actions have the benefit that users can record and edit actions without any scripting experience.

Detail of the Events Manager Actions list-note, custom actions will show up under user named action sets

While previous versions of Photoshop had script running functionality, the new Script Events Manager further extends the usefulness of scripts in Photoshop CS2. With the additional ability to control not only scripts but actions and also combinations of scripts and actions, the Script Events Manager is one of those “stealth” features that crop up in Photoshop where not much is mentioned until it gets into the hands of users who discover just how powerful it can be.

In addition, Adobe Bridge, the new stand-alone application for browsing, has been opened up even more for script additions. There is an entire script SDK for writing and running scripts in Bridge. This SDK will (we believe) be on the installer disks for Photoshop CS2 as well as Creative Suite 2.

Hope this helps Larry.

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Whose trademark is it? Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:33:06 +0000 Jeff Schewe In an email from friend Pedro Meyer, publisher of ZoneZero a web site dedicated to digital photography, he writes to PhotoshopNews:

“Dear JEFF!
Someone did a fantastic job…. Congratulations…it’s clean, easy to understand, to the point, practical, necessary, good design. WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed it. BTW… maybe someone at Adobe may want to take Kodak to task, with all the bill boards all over Calcutta in India, surely misusing the copyrights by Adobe on the Photoshop trademark.

Or has their trademark expired? in which case that is really big news!
Worthy of PhotoshopNews

Best regards
Pedro Meyer”

Here’s the photo from Pedro


Notice the Kodak logo? Notice the PHOTOSHOP word?

Here’s a detail, turned 90 clockwise

So, maybe the laws are different in Calcutta?

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Categories Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:35:05 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff

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