Archive for April 6th, 2005

Apr 6, 2005

The Power of the Curve–Camera Raw 3

Like any new Photoshop release, Photoshop CS2 has plenty of new features and enhancements to old ones, but if I have to pick one single feature that has changed the way I use the program, it has to be the addition of a Curve tab in the Camera Raw plug-in. It may seem a small thing, but this feature has completely flipped the balance between the amount of time I spend in Camera Raw and the amount of time I spend in Photoshop. My friend and colleague Jeff Schewe has jokingly referred to Photoshop as a plug-in for Camera Raw. I can only say that never has a truer word been spoken in jest!

Apr 6, 2005

Camera Raw 3.0–Will it run in Photoshop CS?

Current Photoshop CS users may not completely understand the policy regarding forward updates to Camera Raw and wheher or not new updates will work in Photoshop CS. The answer is that with the release of Photoshop CS2 and Camera Raw 3, all new updates to Camera Raw will only work in “currently shipping software” which means Photoshop CS2 (when it ships) and Photoshop Elements 3.0 or above. Camera Raw 2.4 is the last update for CR 2.x.

It should be noted that the free DNG Converter will continue to be updated to add support for new cameras released. The workaround for those people not using Photoshop CS2 & CR 3 will be to process raw files with the DNG Converter and then use Camera Raw 2.4 to open–since DNG is supported by Camera Raw 2.4.

Apr 6, 2005

Newsreaders Cut to the Chase – OT

By John Gartner

Finding exhaustive (exhausting?) coverage of the media’s top stories du jour is a snap. Finding articles that are interesting and important to you, however, can take hours.

The good news is that publishers and software developers are teaming up to deliver timely articles of your choosing to your virtual doorstep — and you don’t even have to tip the delivery boy. Newsreaders (no, not Peter Jennings) can avoid the sordid and salacious headlines (unless that’s what you’re into) and maximize your news trawl time.

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(Off Topic, but useful info about Newsreaders, RSS or XML feeds)

Apr 6, 2005

Adobe’s Mr.Strategist

Source: Silicon India
By Harish Revanna

Shantanu Narayen, recently appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Adobe Systems, browses through his emails. “Look at my inbox.

Everything comes into this in PDF (portable document format),” he tells us, grinning enthusiastically at the rate at which the PDFs are percolating the global markets. It’s been more than a decade since PDFs were created and there is still no foreseeable competition.

Fortunately, Adobe still has a larger market to capture—it has 16 million users out of an estimated 60 million.

Apr 6, 2005

Peachpit Announces Lineup of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Books

Press Release: BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 5, 2005–Today Peachpit announced its lineup of books designed to guide readers through Adobe® Creative Suite 2 (CS2), Adobe’s software package which contains all-new versions of Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe GoLive®, plus the recently released Adobe Acrobat® 7.0 Professional. Peachpit is offering books on all of the new applications for all levels of users. Its first title, The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers, by #1 Photoshop author Scott Kelby, will ship in early May 2005, on the very same day as Adobe’s Photoshop CS2 software.

Apr 6, 2005

Adobe intitiates Activation for all Creative Suite 2 products

Source: MacWorld/MacCentral
By Jim Dalrymple

With the release of Creative Suite 2 (CS2) on Monday, Adobe Systems Inc. will also introduce activation for its entire CS2 product line. Activation is a process the customer must complete sometime during the first 30 days of use in order to verify that the product is using a valid serial number. Adobe says they are not changing the way they do business, rather enforcing the terms of the license agreement, which says the product can be installed on only two machines.

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Apr 6, 2005

Adobe Has Catalysts For Revenue Growth

Source: Forbes

Piper Jaffray said Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBEnewspeople ) is “hard to bet against” in the near term after the graphic design software maker announced this morning upgrades to its Creative Suite (CS) software package.

Apr 6, 2005

Photoshop CS2 Improves Handling in Raw Format

Source: Publish
By Edmund Ronald

Review: A photographer can adjust Raw images individually or batch-process them in the background.

Apr 6, 2005

Can Adobe Redefine Creative Workflow?

Source: Publish
By Andreas Pfeiffer

Opinion: With the launch of the second major release of its Creative Suite, Adobe is driving a new approach to file and workflow management for creative professionals. Can this technology change how creative professionals are managing their work?