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Apr 16, 2005

Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 3 – Shortcuts

So, Photoshop CS2 has been announced and with it we get a host of new features such as: Vanishing Point, Smart Object, Smart Sharpen, Image Warping, 32-bit support Merge to HDR, Lens Correction, Noise Reduction plus a lot of others under the bonnet. Along with these new features we also find a significantly enhanced version of Camera Raw and a completely new companion application called Adobe Bridge.

Apr 16, 2005

Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 3 – Shortcuts

So, Photoshop CS2 has been announced and with it we get a host of new features such as: Vanishing Point, Smart Object, Smart Sharpen, Image Warping, 32-bit support Merge to HDR, Lens Correction, Noise Reduction plus a lot of others under the bonnet. Along with these new features we also find a significantly enhanced version of Camera Raw and a completely new companion application called Adobe Bridge.

From the very first day I began beta testing Photoshop CS2 it was Bridge along with Camera Raw 3 that became my favourites. Why Bridge and Camera Raw? Well, I’m primarily a photographer and whilst the other new features will play an important role in the image making process, it is in the initial phase of this process where photographers will benefit the most. As a photographer I can easily find myself processing many hundreds of images after a day’s shooting, so anything that makes that task easier and more efficient is to be welcomed. Since Bridge is a standalone application, it is far more flexible and less of a resource hog than File Browser ever was. In fact, during beta some testers referred to Bridge as being like “the File Browser on steroids”.

Apr 16, 2005

Nikon – “Where does Photoshop come in?”

A message posted on April 14, 2005 on the Adobe User To User Forum for Camera Raw by nunatak (screen name) said:

hi everyone …

nikon emailed me a link this morning. in clear convincing language, they helped delineate for me the usefulness of Photoshop. some of their stronger arguments were:

“Where does Photoshop come in? As graphic arts software, it’s great for removing a telephone pole, or adding a drop shadow, or affixing a caption to your photo. But if you’re using it to crop or straighten an image, or adjust contrast, brightness, saturation and curves, or to apply filters, you simply don’t need it.

Photoshop is excellent for graphic artists; Capture is designed for photographers.”

just wondering if there were any Nikon shooters whom agreed?