Archive for August, 2005

Aug 31, 2005

Free Expo Pass To Photoshop World

Photoshop World Conference & Expo – September 7-9-2005 – Boston

Press Release: TAMPA, FL – August, 31, 2005 – On Thurs, Sept. 8, organizers of the largest Photoshop® educational and training event in the world – Photoshop World Conference & Expo — will be opening its Tech Expo to the Boston public for one day only from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center.

Aug 31, 2005

Advisory: Adobe Version Cue 1.x for Mac OS X System Privilege Escalation

Advisory Link
Products: Adobe Version Cue 1.0 and 1.0.1 (Included as a feature of Adobe Creative Suite 1.0 and 1.3.)

Platform: All supported versions of Mac OS X

Aug 31, 2005

Chizen on Apple: ‘MacTel’ switch not easy

Source: CNET
Written By Charles Cooper

Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen recently met with CNET to discuss his company’s acquisition of Macromedia and changes he sees in the technology world. During the interview, he offered insights into Apple Computer’s switch to Intel chips.

Aug 31, 2005

Adobe, Macromedia CEOs Speak Out

Source: Forbes
Written By Danit Lidor

NEW YORK – Bruce Chizen and Stephen Elop engineered the friendly $3.4 billion acquisition of Elop’s company, Macromedia, by Chizen’s company, Adobe Systems, in April of this year. But the deal still isn’t complete, and the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the merged companies will pose any antitrust concerns.

Aug 30, 2005

Adobe Adds Four New Image Collections to Stock Photos Service

Now More Than 355,000 Royalty-Free Images Available for Purchase Directly Within Adobe Creative Suite 2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 30, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has added four new royalty-free image collections available through Adobe® Stock Photos. The additional collections, along with increases in existing collections, bring the total number of images to over 355,000.

Aug 29, 2005

Image is repositioned after you edit it in Photoshop CS2 (Acrobat 6.0 and later)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: After you edit an image in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and update the image in Adobe Acrobat, the image is moved to the bottom left of the page.

Aug 29, 2005

Light News This Week

Due to travel to the West Coast, PSN stories will be on the light side this week. We’ll try to post anything major that comes along, but volume will be a bit light.

Next week the schedule will return to normal…

Aug 29, 2005

Adobe under construction

Source: CNET
Written By Charles Cooper

When you inhabit a market populated by megagiants like Microsoft, Oracle–and yes, include Google in the mix–there’s no sense thinking small. So it was that Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen earlier this spring engineered a $3.4 billion deal to buy Macromedia.

Aug 25, 2005

Canon EOS 5D Hands-on preview with samples

Source: dpreview
Written By Phil Askey

Just posted! Our detailed hands-on preview of Canon’s new EOS 5D digital SLR. This new model is designed to slot in between the EOS 20D and the EOS-1D series of digital SLR’s, it provides high resolution and full-frame at a lower price point and in a lighter and smaller body.

Aug 25, 2005

343,425 and Counting

Just a quick update to say that the A Visit to Adobe PhotoshopNews feature story has had 343,425 page views since it was posted at the end of July. That’s a whole lot of “visits” to Adobe!

Aug 25, 2005

Nash Editions donates to the Smithsonian Institution


The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution has recently acquired the original Iris 3047 printer that started the fine art digital printmaking revolution.

Aug 24, 2005

AKVIS Enhancer will reveal details on your picture

AKVIS announces the new version of Enhancer (V.2.1) for Windows and Macintosh. AKVIS Enhancer is a highly useful tool for revealing details on a picture. It works under image processing programs that support plug-ins such as Photoshop.

Press Release: August 24, 2005 – AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer V.2.1 for Windows and Macintosh.

Aug 24, 2005

Hasselblad launches the next generation of professional photography

Four new products address needs of both general and specialist professional photographers.

Press Release: GÖTEBORG, Sweden, 8/24/2005 – A year from the launch of the new Hasselblad, the company is setting a new benchmark for digital professional photography with the announcement of new flagship digital cameras and camera backs based on a new digital platform, satisfying the needs of both the general and specialist professional photographer.

Aug 24, 2005

The Ultimate Portfolio

You’ve done all the hard work and got plenty to show for it, but what’s the best way to show off your talents? Mark Ramshaw talks to the masters of folio presentation about building an online gallery.

Source: computer arts
Written By Mark Ramshaw

Aug 24, 2005

Adobe and Macromedia Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 24, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced that the stockholders of each company have voted in favor of Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia at their respective special stockholder meetings held today. Of the 75.0 percent of outstanding Adobe shares voted, approximately 99.0 percent were cast in favor of the acquisition. Of the 73.2 percent of outstanding Macromedia shares voted, approximately 99.8 percent were cast in favor of the acquisition.

Aug 24, 2005

Photoshop CS3 details emerge, two new Adobe apps set for release

Source: Think Secret
Written By Ryan Katz

August 24, 2005 – Just months after the release of Adobe Photoshop CS2, Think Secret has obtained several notes regarding Photoshop CS3, as well as word that Adobe may be developing two other yet unannounced products: Adobe Acrobat 3D and Adobe Full Frame.

Aug 24, 2005

Fuji’s ES-1 Dateline 1985

20 years ago….

Source: engadget
Posted By Peter Rojas

In a tribute to yesteryear, engadget has reposted BBS entries from August 22, 1985–inlcuding this mention of a very early digital camera.

Aug 23, 2005

Photoshop Pioneer David Biedny Launches “Attention Photoshoppers!” Podcast

Photoshop author, educator and leading expert David Biedny has launched a new podcast show dedicated to covering the vast realm of Adobe’s popular Photoshop image editing software.

Attention Photoshoppers! includes segments on Photoshop related news, step by step techniques to using Photoshop for production and artistic creativity, Photoshop book and companion product reviews, technical analysis, historical anecdotes and interviews with Photoshop luminaries, authors, artists and developers.

Aug 23, 2005

New Epson Printers Announced

Press Release: LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2005 – Epson America, Inc. is announcing a new line of ink jet products that are perfectly suited for the home as well as the Small Office/Home Office environment. These new models include one single-function printer—the Epson Stylus® C88—and five all-in-one devices—the Epson Stylus CX7800, CX5800F, CX4800, CX4200, and CX3810—that all utilize Epson’s new DURABrite Ultra pigment ink.

Aug 23, 2005

DxO Optics Pro Supports Canon EOS 5D

Press Release: Paris, France, August 22, 2005 – DxO Labs announced today that DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software will soon support Canon’s new Digital SLRs and lenses.

Aug 23, 2005

Microsoft’s Photoshop assassin

Written By Dan Warne

Forest Key once worked for Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) doing effects for films like Star Wars, Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Now he is in charge of building Microsoft’s Photoshop-killer, Acrylic, now in public beta. APC asked him whether he is embarking on a new “Mission Impossible”.

Aug 22, 2005

Photoshop CS2’s Lens Correction tool

Squeezing a bit more image area after using Photoshop CS2’s Lens Correction tool to restore verticals in some architectural images. (This only works with shots with simple foregrounds.)

Aug 22, 2005

Adobe bids to defend digital dominance

Source: CNN

SAN JOSE, California (CNN) — Software company Adobe has a hand in almost everything we see in print and on the Web.

From a pop music video, to the design of a can of Coke and a magazine layout — Adobe is probably there.

Aug 22, 2005

Canon EOS 5D – Finally, Affordable (Sort of) Full Frame Arrives

Source: Luminious Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

What would happen if a Canon 1Ds mated with a Canon 20D? You’d end up with either headlines on CNN, or, the just announced Canon 5D.

Following much humorous speculation online, especially after the spec sheet was “leaked” about a week before the official announcement, with many self-proclaimed experts pontificating on how the specs weren’t credible and the images had to have been “Photoshopped”, the truth is that the spec sheet was real, and so is the camera.

Aug 22, 2005

Canon Launches New Lineup of PIXMA Photo Printers

Five New Photo Printers Join the Canon PIXMA Line Offering Variety of Features, New Canon ChromaLife100 System and Canon’s Pioneering FINE Print Head Technology

Press Release: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 22, 2005– Canon today added five new single function models to its PIXMA photo printer line. The new models now feature large LCD screens, sleek new compact designs and one printer offers built-in wireless capability.