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Apr 7, 2005

Adobe Stock Photos–Good or Bad for Photographers?

There has been a lot of net chatter recently about Adobe’s launch of Creative Suite 2 and the inclusion of a new feature called Adobe Stock Photos. Even before the official announcement on April 4th, some photographers gleaned a bit of information from the leaked press release that said: “provides access to Adobe Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offers users one-stop shopping — across five elite stock image providers — to deliver high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design”. The mere mention of “royalty-free images” seems to be an emotional hot-button issue for photographers.

Apr 7, 2005

Bug: Acrobat & Reader 7.0 and earlier

Source: Blogcritics.org

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and earlier, and the Adobe Reader 7.0 and earlier have a bug in the way they interact with an Internet Explorer ActiveX control. If this control is invoked directly by a webpage, an attacker may be able to learn whether certain local files exist. This will only happen on a computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer. According to Adobe, the file contents are not exposed. This has been fixed in the Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader 7.0.1 update.

Apr 7, 2005

Ad Spending May Mean ‘Strong Uptake’ Of Adobe Products

Source: Forbes

Piper Jaffray made upbeat remarks about Adobe Systems (nasdaq: ADBE). The research firm said ad spending “has historically been a directional indicator for Adobe revenue, with a one-quarter lag.” The firm feels ad spending is a “useful tool in measuring the health of the overall creative pro industry. We believe another solid month of greater than 10% year-over-year growth in magazine ad spending is a sign that Adobe’s new CS product lineup will have strong uptake over the next several quarters.”

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Apr 7, 2005

PixelGenius announces plug-in updates

Press Release: Chicago, IL – April, 7th, 2005 – PixelGenius, the makers of the PhotoKit™ series of Adobe® Photoshop® productivity and workflow plug-ins, announces that by the time Photoshop CS2 ships, they will offer free updates to PhotoKit, PhotoKit Color and PhotoKit Sharpener.