PhotoshopNews » Weekly Summary The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Friday Summary / 06-17-2005 Mon, 20 Jun 2005 05:40:46 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff The summary, for the week June 10th–June 17th, 2005.

On Friday, June 10th, Becky Schewe tell’s about Jeff Schewe’s initiation to Photoshop in her story, Photoshop Widows Club – Rebecca Schewe. It’s a must read, really! Who knew that Jeff Schewe used to look like Russell Crowe.

PSN also posted a notice that there are news scripts at Dr. Brown – New Scripts! UPDATED

On Monday, June 13th PSN took note that Bruce Fraser’s Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 Ranked #1 on Amazon’s Computer & Internet category and #93 of all books!

PSN also posted a link to an Advisory for License Management Service vulnerability-Windows

On Tuesday, June 14th, Jeff Schewe wrote an eval of Microsoft’s Acrylic and how it compares to Photoshop in Acrylic VS Photoshop – The Winner?

On Wednesday, June 15th, Jeff Schewe also posted a Photoshop tip; Photoshop Canvas Color Tip

Also posted was an interesting link regarding today’s art and the DeviantArt Summit (which just ended) in Everybody’s art

On Thursday, June 16th, a link to a story about some photographers’ images being “too good” in Copyright-Worried Photo Labs Spurn Jobs

Also, there were several Photoshop Issues posted during the week. We suggest you double check to see if any may effect you.

This is the week that was. . .June 10-16, 2005.
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Friday Summary / 06-10-2005 Mon, 13 Jun 2005 04:23:57 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff The summary, for the week June 3nd–June 9th, 2005.

On Friday, June 3rd, 2005 PSN posted Response to RAW support in next version of Microsoft Windows. The OpenRAW Working Group noted the Microsoft announcement regarding RAW support in Longhorn but noted that this isn’t a solution to the problem of proprietary RAW files.

Also on Friday, PSN posted a report, Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips. The report, by CNET’s Stephen Shankland (see the original article), correctly forecast Apple’s Monday announcement.

On Monday, June 6th, PSN posted an article, Photoshop First Time-Martin Evening by Martin outlining how he first got involved with Photoshop and what it’s meant to him.

Also on Monday, the Earth stood still while reports of Apple’s Switch to Intel were found to be true. MacWorld had a live report from the keynote, It’s True: Mac + Intel Inside

The rest of Monday saw a slew of articles, check the daily archive for June 6th, 2005. In years to come, you’ll be able to say, “I remember where I was the day Apple switched to Intel!”.

Got QuickTime? Want to watch the delayed broadcast of Steve saying hello to Intel? Apple has a streaming video of the keynote.

On Tuesday June 7th, the Apple/Intel flood of stories continued. PSN’s Jeff Schewe wrote an article outlining the impact to Photoshop users in this story, Intel Inside: what does it mean for Photoshop?

On Wednesday, June 8th, PSN posted a link to a story on Shutterbug that, DVDs Found Safe In Both Carry-On And Checked Baggage, Say New Tests By I3A And TSA.

Jeff Schewe posted a gem of a find looking through the Internet Archive titled The “Wayback Machine” Photoshop 2.5 in 1994.

PSN also posted news that Adobe Bridge 1.0.1 Update Available for Windows Download and a news script was available at Adobe Studio for importing digital images into Bridge. See, New Adobe Bridge Script-Import Camera.

PSN also reported an issue with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 3.x. Folders With an Apostrophe Breaks Bridge & Camera Raw

In a humorous note, PSN noted a report from the Harvard Crimson College Covers Up Summers’ Bad News in Brochure

PSN also reported about a forum discussion going on at the Luminous Landscape regarding Michael Reichmann’s article in Understanding ProPhoto RGB – UPDATE.

This is the week that was. . .June 3-9, 2005.
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Friday Summary / 06-03-2005 Sat, 04 Jun 2005 04:30:44 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff The summary, for the week May 27th-June 2nd, 2005.

On Friday, May 27th PSN reported that Adobe Bridge 1.01 is Released.

Also on Friday, PSN posted the third in the series of Photoshop Widows Club articles from Ruth Knoll titled Photoshop Widows Club – The Extremist. Really, a must read-particularly if you like hot sauce!

We also posted a link to a story by Michael Reichmann Understanding ProPhoto RGB. Required reading for digital photographers.

PSN was also happy to report that the Russell Brown Show was back on the air in Heeeee’s Back! Thank goodness, we were concerned that bad karma might have contributed to the site’s demise because of our story Russell Brown Comes Clean, Reveals All.

On Monday, May 30th, PSN posted a link to an article appearing on Luminous Landscape regarding the subject of undocumented and proprietary Raw file formats and a petition to do something about it in RAW File Encryption

On Tuesday, May 31st, PSN had a slew of stories, see the day’s total here. The stories included news about Canon camera firmaware updates as well as Agfa Photo filing for Insolvency as well as Kodak discontinuing its pro DSLR cameras.

On Wednesday, June 1st, PSN reported on a Microsoft press release regarding Microsoft and Imaging Industry Leaders Unveil Support for Digital Camera RAW in Windows

PSN also linked to a PC World story about The 100 Best Products of 2005

Also an alert to readers of Photoshop User Magazine to be sure to get the June issue in this story On the News Stands-Photoshop User “All CS2

On Thursday, June 2nd, PSN linked to a CNET story about Shutterfly buys out Memory Matrix

PSN also reported that Lexar Announces Firmware Update for 80x Compact Flash Cards

Also of note is that the Great Lakes Digital Conference, Photoshop Soup2Nuts 2.0 was accepting “A la Carte Registration”. Seriously folks, if you are anywhere near Ann Arbor on June 24-25, you owe it to yourself to attend this conference. Not only does it have top speakers, the proceeds go to a good cause. PixelGenius’ own Bruce Fraser and Jeff Schewe will be there as well as Thomas Knoll, the original author of Photoshop and Camera Raw. You really should come to see Thomas put hot sauce on his food. . .it’s scary to see!

This is the week that was. . .May 27-June 2nd, 2005.
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Friday Summary / 05-27-2005 Sat, 28 May 2005 02:58:43 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff This is a short, and admittedly rather late Friday Summary. But here it is. . .

On Friday, May 20th, 2005 PhotoshopNews posted three Photoshop “Issues” stories;

Installation appears to stop with “less than a minute remaining” (Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications)

Error “…writing metadata to [filename]”

“Error 2: photoshop is undefined…”

On Monday May 23rd, 2005, Jeff Schewe posted DNG Workflow / Part I a useful description of how to use Adobe DNG Converter to convert proprietary Raw files to Adobe’s DNG Raw file format.

Also on Monday, PSN posted an essay by Michael Reichmann and Juergen Specht titled The RAW Flaw an in-depth look at the issues surrounding undocumented and proprietary Raw files in the digital photographic industry. There is also a call to action to email letters to camera manufacturers to try to help bring about positive change.

On Tuesday, May 24th, we posted an update about – NEW TIPS with new tips and techniques about Photoshop CS2 by Adobe Evangelists Daniel Brown, Julieanne Kost and Tim Cole.

Also on Tuesday, Bruce Fraser sent PSN an important factoid about Camera Raw 3 titled Arbitrary Resizing in Camera Raw – Top Secret. This disclosure, discovered by Bruce Fraser after a post by Thomas Knoll on the Photoshop Beta Forums, tells how to use a relatively secret feature in Camera Raw to customize the crop feature in Camera Raw.

Bruce also sent along news (with a picture) that Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 has arrived. The picture of the dapper Bruce Fraser is worth a view! See Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 It’s Done

On Wednesday, May 25th, the major story was Jeff Schewe’s DNG Workflow / Part II which outlines a proposed DNG Workflow for using Adobe DNG Converter at the initial point of digital image ingestion (copying to your local hard drive).

On Thursday, May 26th, PSN picked up a story from The Guardian about Margaret Hockney, the older sister of artist David Hockney and Margaret’s recent foray into scanner art imaged in Photoshop. See: Original Hockney: £48

We wound up the week with the posting of more Photoshop “Issues”:

Memory allocation and usage (Photoshop CS2)

Error “Adobe Bridge cannot be used…” when you start (Bridge CS2)

Troubleshoot installation problems (Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 on Mac OS X)

Troubleshoot installation problems (Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 on Windows)

This is the week that was. . .May 20-26, 2005.
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Friday Summary / 05-20-2005 Fri, 20 May 2005 17:05:14 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff The last week saw some worthy stories appear on PhotoshopNews. In case you missed them (for shame) or wish to have your memory refreshed, here they are;

On Friday, May 13th, 2005: Continuing with the series of first time in Photoshop stories, PhotoshopNews posted First Time With Photoshop – Scott Kelby. Scott told of his early years with Photoshop and showed one of his early pieces done in Photoshop. Which he quickly pointed out “This sucks. Scott knows it sucks, but it was a long, long time ago, when everything he did sucked so much that it just didn’t matter.”

Also on Friday, PSN reported that Amazon had screwed up the title to Martin Evening’s Photoshop CS2 for Photographers in the story SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong. We are happy to report that Amazon has finally corrected their error and book sales are brisk.

On Saturday, May 14th, 2005 PSN reported that Henry Wilhelm of Wilhelm Imaging Research had posted preliminay testing results for Print Permanence Ratings for Epson 9800 Printer and UltraChrome K3 Inks. Not only can color prints outlast us by up to a couple of centuries, the B&W prints last even longer – COOL!

On Monday, May 16th, 2005 PSN reported a confirmation from Russell that his Russell Preston Brown Site is Down. Yesterday we got an additional email from Russell saying “My life is on overload! I’m struggling to get my web site up again and everything seems to be going wrong. I will call you the moment I get things settled”. PSN is happy to report that as of this AM, Russell’s site is back up but the page now says “The Russell Preston Brown Show is temporarily on haitus, stay tuned for new tips and techniques”. More news on this as we get it.

Also on Monday, PSN did a tiny bit of investigative reporting on the story If it Sounds Too Good to be True…. The story is about all the bogus web sites touting “Adobe Software 90% Off”.

Another Moday item was Jeff Schewe’s Epson R2400 and Ultrachrome K3 Ink Report that details just how good the new Epson printers are at producing state of the art digital B&W ink jet prints. Definately a must read for anybody who loves B&W printing.

To round out a busy Monday, Jeff also posted his Interview with Greg Gorman about the New Epson Printers. The interview is available to listen to using QuickTime. The article also shows examples of an assignment shooting Richard Gere and the method Greg now uses for converting to B&W from color files on the fly from within Epson’s new Advanced B&W Mode and the new UltraChome K3 ink printers. Sadly, we also note the passing of Ben Alexander, a friend to many in the digital community.

On Tuesday, May 17th, PSN posted references to two stories; Apple Patches Tiger and also CANON UNVEILS imagePROGRAF W6400 AND W8400 LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS

On Wednesday, May 18th, PSN posted a reference to a story about software piracy with Software piracy losses rise in 2004. From the story: “Worldwide, one out of every three copies of software in use today has been obtained illegally,” said Robert Holleyman, chief executive of the Business Software Alliance trade group, which commissioned the study.

Also on Wednesday, Martin Evening posted a tip for Creating Rough Edged Borders in Photoshop. This was a tip that was adapted from Photoshop CS2 for Photographers. Martin also repoted to PSN that his book zoomed up in sales to be included in the top 100 books of all catagories at Barnes & Noble after the previously mentioned SNAFU? FUBAR? Either way it’s Wrong hit the net.

PSN also posted Debugging ACR 3.1 Installation Problems, a combination of sage advise from Thomas Knoll about installing the new Camera Raw 3.1 update as well as text from the Read Me file. Which, apparently not enough people actually read!

On Thursday, May 19th. we had several news stories of interest:
Personal Technology: How TIFF, RAW help pricey new digitals produce better pictures
New Samsung panel pictures inch-thick TV
MSN Gets Ready for RSS Push
Leaf Aptus 22 – First Look by Michael Reichmann
Digital SLR Image Disappearance an advisory from Canon USA for Canon DLSR owners.

PSN also posted a story for users of the full Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium edition on Adding PhotoshopNews RSS to Bridge Center. Perfect, now all you PhotoshopNews readers can read PSN right from within Adobe Bridge! (note, only works for Bridge Center and users of the full CS2 Premium)

This is the week that was. . .May 13-19, 2005.
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Friday Summary / 05-13-2005 Fri, 13 May 2005 19:53:45 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Happy Friday the 13th! (eeeek)
During the last week, PhotoshopNews had some read worthy stories, that, well, you really should read!

On Friday, May 6th, we had the story Russell Brown Comes Clean, Reveals All that may have given the impression that Russell Preston Brown wanted to “come clean” before leaving for Australia. Well, he certainly DID leave for Australia last Friday, but of course, he will be back after doing his Australian workshops. But the real “story” was Russell’s movie about the “Official Story of the History of Photoshop” (Note: this is a 48MB QuickTime movie that will open and play in a new browser window. You will need to have QuickTime installed to watch the movie).

If you haven’t seen the movie, you simply must spend 15 minutes or so watching it. He first did this at the February 2000 Photoshop Conference as the keynote to celebrate Photoshop’s 10th birthday. In the audience were John, Thomas and Ruth Knoll and their parents.

This is Russell doing his history demo. He used an overhead video camera which was fed to the main LCD projector live in front of the audience. While he often gets nervous when presenting, in this instance, Russell was terrified because the Knolls were in the audience as shown below.

Also on Friday, PSN reported on a piece by David Pogue regarding the Nikon White Balance Encryption controversy titled Pixels and Protocol

Saturday and Sunday were lite news days since our Editor in Chief, Jeff Schewe, was speaking at the Creative Edge Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

On Monday, May 9th, PSN covered a story that reported that Kodak Keeps Lead in U.S. Digital-camera Market.

Also on Monday, Martin Evening, author of the new Photoshop CS2 for Photographers posted a useful tutorial Multi-raw Conversions using Smart Objects. A tip & tutorial for using the new Smart Object feature of Photoshop CS2 and mutiple raw exposures with Camera Raw to produce a simple high dynamic range image blend.

On Tuesday, May 10th, the big story was of course the announcement of new printers and new inks from Epson. Two press releases; Epson Announces New R2400 Printer and New Epson UltraChrome K3TM Inks and New Epson Pro Printers Aimed at Photographers and Pro Graphics Users. While the press releases tell the basic facts, Jeff Schewe, a beta tester for Epson, will be doing a story about just how good the new printers print B&W and also an interview with Greg Gorman, another Epson tester, for the 4800 and 9800 series Epson printers in a few days. Watch for them!

On Wednesday May 11th, PSN reported a slew of Photoshop CS2 related information and references in the following stories:

Creative Suite Technical Resources reporting availability of PDF reference downloads for Creative Suite 2.

Functions, file names, and locations of preferences files including charts about where Photoshop CS2 preferences for various features are stored.

Improve performance in Photoshop CS2 on computers with more than 1 GB RAM outlining a simple step users can take to boost performance in Photoshop CS2.

Also on Wednesday PSN covered Joseph Holmes writes about the new Epson Printers an indepth look at the new Epson printers and ink.

Jeff Schewe posted an editorial about the importance of Digital Preservation a must read for Photoshop users using raw digital file formats.

PSN noted that Tom Fors has posted a new beta for his ACR Raw Calibrator Script for Photoshop CS2 and Camera Raw 3.1. See: ACR Calibrator Script Beta 3.4 Posted.

Two additional stories related to Phase One were reported; Michael Tapes Leaves Phase One and Joins Pixmantec and a separate story Phase One Releases Capture One V3.7 Does NOT Decrypt Nikon D2X White Balance

On Thursday, May 12th, PSN had the following stories;

DAMUseful Releases Rank and File talking about new productivity scripts for Adobe Bridge.

D-65 Releases Digital Workflow PDF Tutorial for Photoshop CS2 This PDF is a 55 page tutorial explaining everything from capture through processing. The D-65 workflow can be modified to a specific photographer’s methodology and can be easily changed on a per job basis to meet the specs of any client. It’s All About The Workflow With CS2 v1.0 – ($24.95)

And Tech Firms Owe Debt to ‘Star Wars’ Creator a story about how Star Wars creator George Lucas has basically “given away the store” to his technical secrets and an editor’s note regarding how Lucas had to give permission to John Knoll so he and his brother could sell Photoshop to Adobe.

Also on Thursday, PSN posted an announcement: PixelGenius Releases Free Photoshop CS2 compatible updates to their Plug-ins

This is the week that was. . .May 6-13, 2005.

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Friday Summary / 05-06-2005 Fri, 06 May 2005 15:03:19 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff In case you missed them earlier in the week, PSN has some must read stories. Really, you simply must read them! (for your own good))

On Friday, April 29, 2005, Martin Evening posted a tip to help you Work Smart with Smart Objects. It’s a good intro to getting started with Smart Objects.

Also on Friday, PSN posted a link to the story about Star magazine doing some, uh, Photoshop work on their cover for the story “Star” Fakes It for Brad, Angelina

PSN also reported on the launch of the Adobe Photographers Directory.

On Sunday, May 1st, Ruth Knoll posted her second Photoshop Widows Club story Photoshop Widows Club – Parte Due Camera Raw, the Real History. This is a must read! Rumor has it that the Adobe 10th floor (where the Photoshop engineering and marketing team work) were burning up the pipes to PNS on this one. :-)

Also on Sunday, Pedro Meyer sent in a little gem titled Life before the computer

On Monday, May 2nd, PSN had a several day exclusive on the story about the new Dr. Brown Scripts. Seems Russell forgot to post them to his own web site. He has done so now but you can still get them from PSN as well.

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Bruce Fraser posted a story to help people who are using Camera Raw 3 and Photoshop CS2 make the jump. Read Raw Shooters CS2 Migration Guide.

Also on Tuesday, PSN posted info about Bruce’s upcoming new book release Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 with links to a sample chapter and an interview with Bruce.

PSN also linked to a Nikon D2X review by veteran author Thom Hogan in which he made a major statement regarding the Nikon White Balance Encryption issue first reported here on

On Wednesday May 4th, Andrew Rodney posted an excerpt from his upcoming book Color Management for Photographers : Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users. The article, Print with Preview – Photoshop CS2 gives a detailed explanation of the changes to the Print with Preview function in Photoshop CS2.

PSN covered the news that Camera Raw 3.1 was posted and Bruce Fraser also posted a brief about Working with DNG and Camera Raw 3.1 with a link to download a PDF about Working with DNG.

Also on Wednesday, PSN picked up a story by The Guardian, a major London newspaper about the Format wars.

On Thurday, May 5th, Bert Monroy wrote a story about his First Time With Photoshop. It’s an interesting measurement of how far Photoshop has come.

This is the week that was. . .April 29-May 5, 2005.

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Friday Summary / 04-29-2005 Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:42:23 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff We had forgotten to post a weekly summary on Friday, April 22, 2005. We added a summary on Monday, April 25th so this week’s summary will be a bit shorter than usual (if you can call anything “usual” for a publication that is only four weeks old as of today).

The week gone by saw some useful stories, so in case you missed them, here’s a roundup:

On Monday, April 25th, 2005, Microsoft released Microsoft Windows XP-64. This story Microsoft launches 64-bit Windows from ZDNet talks about 64 bit computing.

On Monday PSN reported a story from eWeek about Forgent Sues Microsoft over JPEG Patent.

Also on Moday, CNET News covered the launch of the web site in the story Photographers ask Camera Makers to Open Up. PSN covered the launch of the new web site with a story on Saturday, April 23rd.

On Tuesday, April 25th, Jeff Schewe posted an article Camera Raw 3, Photoshop CS2 & Bridge about the new relationship between Camera Raw 3, Photoshop CS2 and the new Adobe Bridge.

Also on Tuesday was a report of an incredibly funny, uh, “screenplay” (for lack of a better description) called Raw Wars – Episode 7, Empire Resurrection by DiaAzul (AKADavid Plummer ) who posted it on the Luminous Landscape Forums. See the original thread.

On Wednesday, April 27th, posted a DNG Support Status listing current support for Adobe’s DNG.

PSN reported that Adobe has posted Troubleshooting guides for both Macintosh and Windows Installation problems for Photoshop CS2.

PSN notes that the Imaging Revue web site has shut it’s doors.

PSN also notes that Adobe has posted a registration for users to get involved with usability testing and provide feedback for new products as well as a form to sign up for support announcements by email.

Also on Wednesday, we reported on an interview of David Coffin on DPReview that has produced a lot of comments. See RAW storm in a teacup? Dave Coffin interviewed

On Thursday, April 28th. PSN posted an announcement that Adobe Photoshop CS2 Tryouts Available with direct download links provided.

CreativePro editor in chief Terri Stone writes about the design company MetaDesign, who did a great job producing icon art and package design for the Creative Suite 2 in this story Inside CS2: MetaDesign Shares Its Secrets. Now we know what the FEATHERS are supposed to mean!

On Thursday, Jeff Schewe posted a review of Chris Rainier’s new book ANCIENT MARKS: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking. Do yourself a favor and check the web site, read the review and get the book!

Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape has written a good introductory tutorial Merge to HDR in Photoshop CS2 – A First Look.

BetaNews also reported Thursday that TigerDirect Sues Apple Over New OS but also reported that Apple Prepares for Tiger’s Public Leap. As of today, we have many reposts of people receiving their Tiger upgrade, so Apple is selling even if TigerDirect is suing.

This is the week that was. . .April 25-29, 2005.

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Oops, we forgot the Friday Summary 04-22-2005 Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:17:40 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff In all the excitement generated last week, we completely forgot to do a Friday Summary for April 22, 2005. So, our apologies, and here’s a 10 day look back at the news and information of interest to PhotoshopNews readers.

On Saturday, April 16th, Ian Lyons (PSN’s “Leprish Iricon”) posted a complete reference for Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 3 – Shortcuts complete with Mac and Windows PDFs.

On Sunday, April 17th, PhotoshopNews broke the story about Thomas Knoll commenting about Nikon encrypts D2X white balance metadata.

Also on Sunday, a PSN reader asked What About Scripting? PSN answered the question with a short piece about the new Script Event Manager in Photoshop CS2.

On Monday, April 18th, the big news was that Adobe and Macromedia announced a $3.4 Billion Merger

Forbes offered comments by Bruce Chizen in Adobe Chizen Targets New Markets With Macromedia Deal

PSN posted a A Brief History of Macromedia.

PSN also posted a request for comments on the merger Macromedia + Adobe = What?

On Tuesday, April 19th, PhotoshopNews was /. (slashdott’ed) about the story on the Nikon White Balance Encryption. The post on slashdot caused a huge spike on the PSN servers.

On Wednesday, April 20th, PSN posted an article by Steve Upton entitled Metamerism – Friend or Foe?.

We also posted a story by Tom Fors (of Camera Raw Calibrator fame) What’s new in Photoshop CS2 Scripting

On Thursday, April 21, CNET reported the story Nikon’s Photo Encryption Reported Broken by David Coffin, author of dcraw.c an open source raw file processing program.

Also on Thursday, there was an update to an earlier story about a Nikon Capture promotion Nikon – “Where does Photoshop come in?” – UPDATE. PSN reported that the original page could not be found but did locate a Google cached version of the promo.

On Friday, April 22, PhotoshopNews posted a review and report by Michael Reichmann from The Luminous Landscape. The review, Adobe DNG – Are Raw Files Forever? was originally written in September of 2004 when DNG was first announced.

Also on Friday, PSN reported that Photoshop CS2 Ships and early buyers were starting to receive their packages.

On Friday, DPReview also posted a Nikon Advisory regarding the White Balance encryption story. PSN has the text of the release: Nikon Advisory – For Immediate Release.

On Saturday, April 23, 2005 a new web site was launched by the OpenRaw initiative. describes the site as being “created to give photographers and everybody interested in an open documentation of proprietary RAW formats a place to voice their opinion and to encourage camera makers to openly document their proprietary RAW formats”.

On Sunday, April 24th, the San Francisco Chronicle posted an interview with Adobe’s CEO, Bruce Chizen.

Also on Sunday, PSN posted a page, Information about Adobe DNG to help readers find more information about Adobe’s proposed raw file format standard, DNG–the Digital Negative Specification.

This is the week (+ 2 days) that was. . .April 16-24, 2005.

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Friday Summary / 04-15-2005 Fri, 15 Apr 2005 16:27:25 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff Well, we have another week under our belts at PhotoshopNews. The week gone by saw some interesting stories, so in case you missed them, here’s a roundup:

Last Friday, Jeff Schewe posted a review of a must see photography show currently in New York City. Ashes and snow, an impressive show by photographer Gregory Colbert. Read the article if you can’t see the show!

Jeff also posted a story Kai’s Power Tips & Where’s Kai now?. Jeff found a repository for Kai’s old KPT’s and indications that Kai has resurfaced in recent months.

Over last weekend, there were several interesting posts;

Exploring the Creative Edge is an announcement of a major conference for creatives in Santa Fe organized by the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

PhotoshopNews also tracks down Russell Brown, Adobe’s all purpose Photoshop Guru, in the piece Where’s Russell Preston Brown?.

Jeff Schewe posted an easy tip for giving somebody a “photographic diet” in his article Instant Weight Loss – Photoshop Tip

There was an interesting story from Gulf News about a woman journalist–Farzana Wahidy, from Afghanistan and an “experiment” by noted international photographer Reza Deghati, of National Geographic fame. The experiment was to set up an independent non-profit press agency and train both men and women in photojournalism, including writing, photography and Photoshop-which in Afghanistan is a radical new democratic concept, teaching women. See the story: Reflections from Afghanistan. PhotoshopNew contacted the The Aïna Photojournalism Institute and we’ll be doing a follow up story about the institute with photos from the students.

The work week started off with Monday’s posts about Great Lakes Digital Conference does CS2! and the fact that Thomas Knoll, original author of Photoshop and Camera Raw, will be talking about Photoshop CS2 and the new Camera Raw 3.0 at Photoshop Soup2Nuts 2.0. Thomas will be joined by a number of top speakers at this June event.

PhotoshopNews also writes about a legend in the Photoshop community, Bert Monroy, and shows some of his work in Photoshop Creativity Tour – Bert Monroy

There’s a “On news stands this month” notice of an article by Bruce Fraser and Jeff Schewe in this month’s Photoshop User magazine. See Shooting in the RAW – fortunately, the article is about shooting and processing raw camera files and not about nude photographers.

In one of the most hotly debated PhotoshopNews Editorials, Andrew Rodney writes about Adobe Activation – Opinion. It’s not just the opinion that has caused a stir but it’s the most heavily read piece with the most Comments, now numbering 35.

On Tuesday we posted an article Frozen in Time (Scanning the Past), a PBS special from last year about the efforts to preserve and digitize the Bettmann Archives, a collection of about 11 million photographic images now owned by Corbis.

There was also an update about the PhotoImaging & Design Expo due to start next week in San Diego. It seems Adobe will be handing out Photoshop CS2 demo CDs to about 3000 lucky people who will get to see and play with the new update before anybody else (except the alpha and beta testers of course).

On Wednesday Martin Evening, author of Photoshop CS2 for Photographers wrote a nice little tutorial for the new slideshow feature in Bridge. The story, Introducing the new Adobe Bridge Slideshow gives some insight about how valuable this new feature will be to photographers.

Yesterday, there was a reference to a story by CBC News about High tech now crucial to higher learning with additional information for educators about resources from Adobe and recommendations on how to plan for the future of Photoshop upgrades at schools.

(log N = log A + m log x) and Photoshop by Jeff Schewe takes a whimsical look at the usefulness of “Pareto’s Law” (the 80/20 rule) and how to apply it to Photoshop.

If you just joined us here at PhotoshopNews, check out last week’s Friday Summary from April, 8, 2005.

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Friday Summary / 04-08-2005 Fri, 08 Apr 2005 17:31:28 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff PhotoshopNews launched only one week ago. Since then a lot has happened. We thought it would be useful to post a weekly highlights summary to provide one stop shopping for some of the top stories.

If you missed it, on April 1st. 2005, PhotoshopNews was launched. Here’s the first editorial about Why PhotoshopNews?

In the first Letter to the Editor, Pedro Meyer pointed out what was happening in Calcutta, India with Kodak using the word PHOTOSHOP in Whose Trademark Is It?

If you haven’t read Ruth Knoll’s The Photoshop Widows Club article, you should. It has some wonderful Photoshop lore and some funny photos.

The Photoshop Contests – Fact article was an interesting look at a fringe contingent of Photoshop users.

Jeff Schewe’s article about Digital Ethics has already received a lot of hits and cross links all over the net. Check out Kate Doesn’t Like Photoshop – Digital Ethics

At 12:01 AM Eastern on April 4th, we posted one of the first comprehensive lists of new features in Photoshop CS2-What’s New?

Martin Evening also announced the completion of the new edition of his book Photoshop CS2 for Photographers and also made a special look at Chatper One: What’s New in Photoshop CS2 available for download as a PDF.

If you missed it live, you can still check out the coverage and pictures from the Adobe ideas conference keynote Live From New York–It’s Photoshop CS2.

In another article posted on the 4th, Jeff Schewe provides the answers to the much asked question; Photoshop CS2–How Much Ram? – Fact

Also on the 4th. we posted interviews with John Nack and Kevin Connor of Adobe.

On a down note, PSN reported that Deke McClelland, author of the long running Photoshop Bible was leaving his publisher and no longer authoring any new titles for Wiley.

On the 5th we posted an interview with Bryan Lamkin, Senior Vice President, Digital Imaging and Digital Video Business Unit. Bryan couldn’t make it to the conference so we did the interview via email while he watched PSN’s coverage.

On Wednesday, April 6th we launched the first of many articles about Photoshop CS2, Bridge and Camera Raw 3 with a great article by Bruce Fraser titled The Power of the Curve–Camera Raw 3.

Jeff Schewe wrote an editorial about the controversial new feature in Adobe Bridge, Adobe Stock Photos–Good or Bad for Photographers?

Not bad for the first week of publication–even if we do say so ourselves. . .stay tuned.

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You can quit reading now. . .


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