Archive for February, 2005

Feb 27, 2005

The State of DNG Support


Here is a list of the software that already support the non-proprietary DNG format:

Feb 26, 2005

The RAW Truth

Source: The Luminious Landscape
By Michael Tapes

Welcome to YAAARF! (Yet Another Article About RAW Format).

My passion for shooting RAW format began several years ago with the introduction of the Canon D30 into my life. Much to my surprise there was no software available that would allow an active photographer to reap the benefits of shooting RAW, which were known by very few. This lead to my co-developing YarcPlus, and of Chris Breeze offering BreezeBrowser, to fill the software void. Michael Reichmann and others spoke the unspeakable, that in fact the D30 when shot in RAW mode, was equal to and better than shooting film when the output was 8×10 or smaller.

Every day, I communicate with both pros and amateurs who have embraced the digital world and shoot JPEGS as standard practice. While many are successful shooters and business people in their own right, it pains me to think how much easier they could achieve equal, and in my opinion, superior results with less effort, by shooting RAW. I believe that there is an information gap and a fear factor about RAW that creates this disconnect. It is no secret that in my opinion it is mandatory practice to shoot RAW. I hope in this series of articles I can explain some truths that support my passionate belief.

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Feb 25, 2005

Evolution of the Photoshop Splash Screen – Fact

In addition to other various Easter Eggs, Photoshop has always had a primary “retail” splash screen as well as a “hidden” secret (well, not so much now) alternative or beta splash screen.

Feb 23, 2005

Adobe’s Linux challenge

Source: CNET News UK
By Mike Ricciuti

Does Bruce Chisen know something that other software executives don’t?

Feb 19, 2005

DxO adds support for DNG

Source: DxO Labs

Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) support: a world’s first for RAW image processing.

DxO Labs, now a leading player in the world of RAW software, is introducing a unique feature in DxO Optics Pro 2.2 with the option to output images in DNG format. Photographers can now enjoy even more flexibility in their workflow, as they’ll be able to combine the best that DxO Optics Pro has to offer (top-performing demosaicing, unique optical corrections, etc.) with the workflow of software that supports DNG as input format such as Adobe Camera Raw.

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Feb 17, 2005

Canon Announces the 8MP Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT DSLR

Press Release: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2005 – The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera that rocked the world of consumer digital SLRs little more than a year ago now has a new, faster, even smaller, big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0 megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, an extra dollop of creative control and enhanced comfort in the hand, to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Despite its advancements in ergonomic design and technology, this easy to use EOS digital camera is compatible with all of Canon’s EF lenses including the EF-S lenses and still retains the sub-$1,000 price point, proven crucial to entry-level digital SLR consumers.

Feb 16, 2005

Troubleshooting activation errors with Photoshop CS (Win)

Source: Adobe Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Troubleshoot activation errors (Photoshop CS on Windows)

What’s covered:

Reactivate Photoshop
Beginning and intermediate troubleshooting
Advanced troubleshooting

Feb 16, 2005

Image won’t open when you double-click (Mac)

Source: Adobe Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Image doesn’t open when you double-click it or drag it to Photoshop icon (CS on Mac OS X v10.3)

Feb 15, 2005

Photoshop Profile: Thomas & John Knoll & 1.0

In the fall of 1987, Thomas Knoll, a doctoral candidate in computer vision, was trying to write–as a diversion from his doctoral–programming code to display grayscale images on a black-white bitmap monitor. Because it wasn’t directly related to his thesis on computer vision, Knoll thought it had limited value at best. The code was called Display. Knoll wrote it on his Mac Plus computer at home. Little did he know that this initial code would be the very beginning of the phenomenon that would be known as Photoshop.

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Feb 14, 2005

Epson announces R1800 Printer

Press Release: LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2005 – Introducing the latest ground-breaking digital photography product from Epson, designed to become “the” printer of choice for photographers seeking the best image and archival quality for both glossy and matte photos. The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 offers digital artists a wide selection of photo printing features, extremely fast print speeds and a high level of enduring image quality up to 200 years* that will advance their photographic skills and creativity to new levels.

Feb 11, 2005

Three Must-Have Photoshop Plug-ins

Source: The Luminous Landscape

Three Must-Have Photoshop Plug-ins
By Michael Reichmann

One of the questions that I’m asked most often, both at my seminars, and by e-mail, is – what software tools do I use; particularly for noise reduction and sharpening. And, how do I do my B&W conversions.

Feb 9, 2005

Canon Announces 24″ Wide-Format Pigment Printer

Press Release: LAS VEGAS, Feb. 9, 2004 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) today is showcasing the industry’s fastest 24-inch pigment ink printer, designed to offer breakthrough wide format output speeds combined with superior image and archival quality. The introduction of the imagePROGRAF W6200 greatly expands the company’s wide format product portfolio and establishes a new market category for the imaging technology leader.

Feb 7, 2005

Adobe Updates Camera Raw Plug-in and DNG Converter

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 7, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced availability of an updated Adobe® Camera Raw plug-in that adds compatibility for six new camera models, bringing the total number of raw camera formats supported within Adobe Photoshop® CS and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 to more than 70. In addition, Adobe announced expanded capabilities for the DNG Converter, which translates disparate raw photo formats into a single universal format, or digital negative, for long-term archiving.

Feb 7, 2005

Plug-in version of Noise Ninja released

Press Release: February 7, 2005 — PictureCode today officially released a Photoshop plug-in version of its top-rated Noise Ninja software, which removes high-ISO noise and grain from digital images.

Feb 5, 2005

PhotoImaging & Design Expo

Source: PhotoImaging & Design Expo Web Site

PhotoImaging & Design Expo in San Diego, CA – April 19-21, 2005
Designed by imaging professionals for imaging professionals, the PhotoImaging & Design Expo will entertain and energize you—day and night—as it explores the needs and concerns of commercial, portrait, and wedding photographers, illustrators, designers, and artists.

Feb 4, 2005

Creating Photomontages with Photoshop Book Released

Press Release: Creating Photomontages with Photoshop : A Designer’s Notebook

Feb 1, 2005

Photoshop’s 15th Birthday

Photoshop 1.0 shipped in February of 1990. 15 years ago this month.

Feb 1, 2005

Adobe Systems Increases Q1 2005 Financial Targets

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 1, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today provided its regular intra-quarter business update for its first quarter of fiscal 2005, which ends March 4, 2005.