Archive for the 'Resources' Category

Jan 21, 2008

YouSendIt Announces Adobe Photoshop plug-in for Mac Platform

Latest YouSendIt plug-in makes large file delivery quick and convenient for Photoshop users

Press Release: YouSendIt, Inc., the trusted global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that it has expanded its service offerings by releasing an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for the Apple® Mac platform. The new plug-in allows Mac users to quickly and seamlessly send multiple Photoshop files in any format, securely, and without compressing.

Jan 18, 2008

onOne Software Announces Acquisition of Liquid Resize Technology

onOne Software adds ground-breaking image resizing and retargeting technology to its product offerings

Press Release: onOne Software, Inc., announces today the technology acquisition of Liquid Resize which introduces a ground-breaking new way to resize images using a technique known as “seam carving” to reduce the distortion that typically occurs when manipulating the aspect ratio of an image.

Jan 7, 2008

New White Paper on Non-Destructive Imaging

A new PDF has been added to White Papers & Primers in Adobe’s Digital Imaging section. The new PDF by author and photographer Peter Krogh is titled Non-Destructive Imaging: An Evolution of Rendering Technology. Peter is the author of The DAM Book as well as DAM Useful stuff on his DAM Useful web site.

Peter joins some of the other top authors who have published useful and important articles including; Karl Lang, Andrew Rodney, George Reis, John Paul Caponigro, Michael Reichmann, R. Mac Holbert and Jeff Schewe.

Additional new PDFs will be posted in the coming weeks and months. And, they are FREE!

Jan 3, 2008

Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007 Winners


The winners of the Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007 have been announced and posted on their web site. The Honorary Chairman, Benoit Mandelbrot himself writes: “It was an astonishing event, both at the International Congress of Mathematicians and at the museum downtown. I am an inveterate optimist, but never expected to see a crowd standing in a long line to be allowed to admire mathematics in any of its forms.”

Jan 3, 2008

O’Reilly Media Publishes Aaland’s ‘Photoshop CS3 Raw’

9780596510527_cat.pngPress Release: SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — “Raw data is the holy grail of digital photography,” said award-winning photographer and best-selling author Mikkel Aaland, when his book Photoshop CS2 Raw was published two years ago.

The same is still true today.

“Anyone who is serious about digital photography and wants to produce the best possible picture needs to shoot and process Raw,” notes Aaland in the introduction of his new book, Photoshop CS3 Raw (O’Reilly, $34.99 U.S.).

Aaland’s up-to-the-minute edition focuses on the important features of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including Camera Raw’s new retouching tools, expanded controls and ramped up sharpening features.

Jan 2, 2008 Launches New Subscription Based Online Training Classes


During December, 2007, launched a new subscription based online training that includes a lot of the top Photoshop/Lightroom instructors all in one online experience.

Dec 19, 2007

New Book – The Creative Digital Darkroom


From authors Katrin Eismann and Sean Duggen comes a new book dedicated to creative digital imaging titled The Creative Digital Darkroom.

Due to be released in January of 2008, the book is now available for pre-order from Amazon (we hope Amazon has gotten over it’s “difficulties” dealing with pre-orders).

Dec 19, 2007

onOne Gets Leopard Compatibility

onOne Software Announces Compatibility with Mac OS X Leopard Operating System
Current users of onOne Software products can automatically update to latest versions

Press Release: Portland, OR – December 18, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., provider of world-class software solutions for professional photographers and graphic designers, announces today that all of the latest versions of onOne Software’s products are compatible with Apple’s recently launched Leopard operating system.

Dec 19, 2007

Phase One Ships Capture One Version 4

Phase One Delivers Capture One 4 Next-Generation RAW Workflow Software Transforming RAW Data to Uncompromising Image Quality

Press Release: COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Phase One today announced the availability of Capture One 4, the next generation of the world’s first RAW workflow software. Built on a new architecture, the successor to Phase One’s entry-level Capture One LE offers photographers – pros and enthusiasts alike – a RAW workflow solution for superior image quality.

Dec 10, 2007

XChange Releases PhotoSpray 1.8

Press Release: 2007-12-10–XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of PhotoSpray 1.8. PhotoSpray is an Adobe® Photoshop® or Adobe Elements® plug-in that offers the ability to spray pictures on top of any RGB photos or layers. This method of painting lets users brush sets of images on top of any photo.

Dec 7, 2007

Microsoft Releases Final GM Versions of HD Photo Plug-ins

hdphoto.pngBill Crow, the Microsoft Program Manager for HD Photo (originally code named Photon) says on his blog, that the final versions of the plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3 are available for download. The download is free.
The plug-ins are available for both Windows as well as Macintosh. For the Windows, XP SP2 or Vista is supported. For Mac, both 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) are supported. The plug-in development was done by Microsoft in conjunction with Pegasus Imaging Systems.
HD Photo, which uses an expanded color space named scRGB has the capability to encode high-dynamic range (HDR) images in a wider color gamut color space.

Nov 28, 2007

Real World Camera Raw for CS3 hits #1 in Photoshop Books


Real World Camera Raw for Adobe Photoshop CS3 written by Bruce Fraser and myself just hit #1 on Amazon’s category of Adobe Photoshop books! Yeah! Must have been that glowing (but biased review) Michael Reichmann of the Luminous Landscape posted today. Read the review here.

Thanks Michael! But wait, there’s more…

Nov 28, 2007

Stephen Johnson to Speak SVA

The MPS Digital Photography Department of the School for Visual Arts (SVA) is presenting a lecture by renowned landscape photographer Stephen Johnson, a pioneer who has helped shape the technology for today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital photographers.

Nov 26, 2007

Alien Skin Updates Plug-ins for Leopard Compatibility

Alien Skin has released a variety of updates that provide improved compatibility with Max OS 10.5.x (Leopard) and certain Alien Skin plug-ins.

The Mac Updaters are available at Alien Skin Support.

Nov 26, 2007

DxO Labs Announces Immediate Availability of the New DxO Optics Pro v5 Software for Windows

DxO Optics Pro v5 features a breakthrough RAW Engine, dust/blemish removal, improved user interface, support for the Canon EOS 40D as well as expanded Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® compatibility, and an exciting new ‘Snapshot’ feature 

Press Release: Paris, France – DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v5 for Windows, the latest version of its award-winning flagship automatic image quality enhancement software application for Digital SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v5 can be purchased via download on the company’s e-store ( as well as from several well known retailers (a full list of resellers is available at DxO Optics Pro v5 for Macintosh is scheduled to be available towards the end the year. All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 on or after August 1, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5.

Nov 26, 2007

Alien Skin Software Announces Release of Image Doctor 2

Enhanced set of five Photoshop plug-in filters provides one intelligent, easy-to-use toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG repair, object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening for under $200

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alien Skin® Software (, the award-winning developer of photographic and graphic design plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® and other compatible host programs, today announced the release of Image Doctor® 2, the new version of its powerful yet easy-to-use software for photo restoration, retouching, and repair. Image Doctor 2s five plug-in filters offer users a complete toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG image repair, smart object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening in one very affordable package that is also a great gift idea.

Nov 16, 2007

Lightroom Tutorial Podcast #46: The Synchronize Command

Source: George Jardine on Lightroom and Digital Photography
Author: George Jardine

Amidst all the attention over the new 1.3 update, we forgot to post a link to another new Lightroom video tutorial by George Jardine. This one offers some more great tips on working with the Library module and some of the less well-know aspects of photo synching behavior in Lightroom.

“A new tutorial that covers the Sync command, and a few ins-and-outs of working with Lightroom’s selection logic.”


Photograph © 2006 George A. Jardine

In this tutorial I outline the basics of Lightroom’s Synchronize command. You’ll learn how to apply Develop settings across multiple photos, in both the Library and the Develop modules. I also cover some of the new selection logic in Lightroom that is required to make working with large numbers of files, well…. logical!”

Duration: 11:56

Read full story and download the video tutorial…

Nov 12, 2007

JAY MAISEL Photography Workshop


This is an opportunity to take a workshop with Jay in his own environment, a historic landmark bank building in Lower Manhattan.

This is a workshop about seeing and expanding your capability. It is not about performing or getting your ego stroked. It is definitely not about technical things and absolutely not about Photoshop. You will shoot, get critiques, look at Jay’s work and talk about photography all day long.

Nov 12, 2007

PixelNovel Releases Adobe Photoshop Files Comparison Tool for Photoshop Professionals

ComparePSD makes it easy for Photoshop professionals to compare two PSD files layer-by-layer, effect-by-effect and find the differences.

Press Release: London, UK (PRWEB) November 9, 2007 — PixelNovel, the company behind Flickrshop, a free Adobe Photoshop plug-in for uploading files to, unveils ComparePSD, an Adobe Photoshop files comparison tool. ComparePSD is aimed to help graphic designers and other professionals compare two PSD files and quickly spot the differences.

Nov 8, 2007

It’s Shipping–Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3

jeff-book-sm.jpgContrary to what you may have heard about a delay, Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3 is shipping–NOW! And, boy, am I happy.

RWCR CS3 (I kinda like to shorten the title a bit because I’ve gotten real tired of typing the whole phrase, over and over) was a labor of love that was done to honor the lasting memory of Bruce Fraser, my co-author, business partner and good friend. And while he isn’t around to see the end result, I have a pretty good idea that Bruce would be pleased.

I kept a lot of Bruce and did a good job (or so I’m told) of updating the book for Camera Raw 4.x, which as you know is arguably the largest and most impressive update yet to Thomas Knoll’s little raw processing plug-in. In fact, Thomas reviewed the new chapters and made sure I didn’t screw up hardly at all. I also owe special thanks to Zalman Stern, the “other” engineer on Camera Raw who answered a lot of my really stupid questions and actually admitted that several “inconsistencies” I found with Camera Raw while writing were actually bugs and not me going crazy.

Nov 2, 2007

Photo Expo West 2007


Press Release: Photo Expo West 2007 returns bigger and better then ever with a new name, a larger, improved venue at the Del Mar fairgrounds, free seminars from the world’s best photographers, and even more vendors offering screaming deals just in time for the holidays. Join renowned celebrity photography Douglas Kirkland and other top professional photographers as they offer 19 free seminars each day. Experts from Canon, Epson, Nikon, Pentax, Tamron, Sony and other top name brands will be on hand to answer questions from the public. This popular public event, formerly the San Diego Photo Expo, has grown to be Southern California’s most successful photography event.

Nov 1, 2007

Call for Entries: The Photoshop User Awards


Scott Kelby posts a blog entry on his Photoshop Insider blog about the Photoshop User Awards “Call for entries”.

Oct 31, 2007

Lightroom, Aperture cautions with Leopard

Source: Macworld
Written by Rick LePage

As Leopard gets out into both the developer and user communities, we’re seeing a few cautionary notes from developers regarding compatibility and performance. Recently, Apple and Adobe issued advisories regarding their respective image management and catalog applications, Aperture and Photoshop Lightroom…

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Oct 26, 2007

PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2007

Photos © 2007 by Martin Evening and Andrew Rodney

The annual PDN Photo Plus event took place from the 18th–20th October at the Javits Center, New York. Once again, the Pixel Geniuses were all out in force at the show, as were many of our friends and colleagues at Adobe. Here is a picture diary of some of the things that happened last week, with photographs by myself and Andrew Rodney.

Oct 26, 2007

Dan (Dano) Steinhardt on Photoshop User TV


Dan (Dano to his friends) Steinhardt of Epson America was on Photoshop User TV this week with host Scott Kelby. Episode 104 featured Dano talking about his photography as well as Epson’s new Exhibition Fiber Paper.