Archive for September, 2005

Sep 30, 2005

Alien Skin Announces General Availability of Eye Candy 5 Bundle

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C. –(Business Wire)– Sept. 29, 2005 — Alien Skin Software today announced the widespread availability of the Eye Candy(R) 5 Bundle, a suite of 30 versatile, Adobe(R) Photoshop(R)-compatible filters. The Eye Candy 5 Bundle includes full versions of Eye Candy 5: Impact, Nature and Textures and renders a wide variety of beautiful effects.

Sep 30, 2005

Applications do not display properly on OEM computers (Creative Suite 2 on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you run Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications on your OEM computer (including Dell, IBM and Compaq), palettes and windows overlap, appear in the wrong position, or are distorted and garbled.

Sep 30, 2005

Transfer Photoshop CS actions to Photoshop CS2

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Adobe Photoshop doesn’t save individual actions, you can only save actions as part of an action set. To transfer actions from Photoshop CS to Photoshop CS2, put the actions you want to save in their own action set in Photoshop CS, export the action set, then import that action set into Photoshop CS2.

Sep 30, 2005

Perform a silent installation of Photoshop (CS2 on Windows XP)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

What’s covered:
Run a silent mode installation
Verify a silent mode installation
Disable Adobe Updater
Suppress the Registration dialog box

Sep 30, 2005

Can’t start Help Center from within an Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 application (Mac OS X)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you try to start Help Center from within an Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 application, nothing happens or you get one of the following error messages:

Sep 30, 2005

Ghosts in the Lens, Tricks in the Darkroom

Source: The New York Times
Written By Michael Kimmelman

Who knows what suddenly possessed the Vicomte de Renneville in 1859, when he and a friend visited the Paris studio of the society photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, but, bless his heart, we can be grateful that the spirit moved him as it did.

Posing for a carte de visite, the vicomte, after Disdéri had snapped several dour shots of him in the de rigueur black frock coat and top hat, decided he would remove his clothes, all except socks and shoes, don what looks very much like a hot water bottle on his head but was in fact some sort of helmet, hold a shield and pretend to be a ghost.

Sep 30, 2005

Metadata for images means always knowing your subject

Source: Yahoo News
Written By Andrew Kantor, USA TODAY

My parents have piles of photos from “The Old Days” in albums and in boxes that they’ll show me every now and again. I can usually recognize my folks, but I hardly ever know who’s with them.

Trouble is, neither do they. They didn’t write much if anything on the back, which results in descriptions like “That’s us with some friends in, oh, 1954 or 55.”

Sep 29, 2005

Picture Transfer Protocol Becomes ISO Standard

ISO 15740 Enables Seamless Image Transfer Between Devices

Press Release: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., September 26, 2005 — The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A), the leading global association for the imaging industry, today announced that the widely supported Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) for Digital Still Photography Devices, originally developed by I3A’s IT10 Standards Committee, has been published as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 15740.

Sep 29, 2005

Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio

Written by 20-year photo retouching veteran Glenn Honiball, Commercial Photoshop Retouching: In the Studio is the only book to deliver advice for the photographer and artist working with Photoshop CS 2 in a real world commercial environment.

Honiball offers incomparable technical and artistic guidance for professionals, graphic artists, photographers, and just about anyone involved in creating and manipulating digital images.


Sep 27, 2005

2005 Visualization Challenge Winners

Science Magazine and NSF Announce 2005 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners

Source: National Science Foundation

Sometimes the best way to express a scientific idea is through an image that grabs the eye.

Nine entries, each telling a scientific story with a careful balance of accuracy and beauty, have won the 2005 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science, published by the nonprofit science society, AAAS.

Sep 27, 2005

Microsoft and Intel to Support HD-DVD

Source: BetaNews
Written By Nate Mook

Microsoft and Intel on Tuesday pledged their support for HD-DVD, the next-generation DVD format created by Toshiba. Microsoft had previously remained neutral in the standards war between HD-DVD and Sony-backed Blu-ray, as the company’s VC-1 Windows Media Video codec will be included with both formats.

Sep 27, 2005

Tracing the Human Footprint

Source: National Geographic
Written By David Quammen

Armed with two small planes and infinite determination, explorer and conservationist J. Michael Fay set out to create an unprecedented record of human impact on the land.

Sep 27, 2005

Adobe Introduces Photoshop Elements 4.0 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0

Major Upgrade to Popular Tools Provides Innovative and Intuitive Ways to Edit and Share Digital Photos and Home Videos Just in Time for the Holidays

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 27, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two new products for digital photo and digital video enthusiasts. Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 4.0 for Windows®, a new version of Adobe’s No. 1 selling consumer photo editing software*, adds powerful and intuitive ways to organize, edit and share photos.

Sep 27, 2005

Camera Raw 3.2 now available for download

After a slight web glitch, Camera Raw version 3.2 and DNG Converter 3.2 are now available for download from the Camera Raw product home page.

Sep 26, 2005

Nikon issues service advisory for D2H, D70


Nikon today has issued a service advisory for the D2H and D70. The advisory states that Nikon will repair, at no charge to the owner, cameras that are exhibiting the malfunctions described.

Sep 26, 2005

Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One

Press Release: Sebastopol, CA — Digital cameras have become increasingly accessible — they’re now available with more features, better quality, and at lower prices. Professionals, amateur photographers, and mainstream consumers alike are buying them or upgrading older cameras in record numbers. In fact, sales will surpass 100 million units worldwide in 2008, according to Lyra Research. As a result, the need to alter, enhance, tweak, and manage digital photos continues to grow — sparking a growing generation of digital darkroom enthusiasts.

Sep 23, 2005

Canon EOS 5D – A Hands-On Field Report

Source: Michael Reichmann, Luminous Landscape

September, 2005

First things first. This is not a test report. The Canon 5D was announced in late August, and about a week later I received a pre-production sample camera from Canon for field testing. This fortunately coincided with my departure a couple of days later for a two week trip to Athens, Istanbul and the islands of the Aegean Sea. The timing couldn’t have worked out better for a real-world test experience.

Sep 23, 2005

Alien Skin Releases Free Plug-in Updates

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 22, 2005–Alien Skin Software today announced updates to several of their popular Adobe® Photoshop®-compatible plug-ins. These updates address Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger compatibility as well as a few, minor bugs.

Sep 21, 2005

Camera Raw 3.2 Update due shortly

Adobe has updated the Camera Raw product home page to mention Camera Raw version 3.2 but the download links are not yet connected.

Sep 21, 2005

At the Starbucks in Oklahoma City, OK

I’m sitting in the Starbucks in Oklahoma City, OK doing a quick post to say I’m on the way home. No, I didn’t get lost (I do have a GPS ya know) and I haven’t broken down (well, I did have to do a roadside repair in New Mexico). PhotoshopNews will be broadcasting again starting Friday, September 23rd.

Sep 15, 2005

Adobe Systems Reports Strong Q3 Financial Results

Creative Suite and Acrobat Adoption Drive 21 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 2, 2005.

Sep 14, 2005

Canon and Adobe Team to Bridge Paper and Digital Workflows

Companies to Integrate Components of Adobe® LiveCycle™ for Paper-to-Digital, Security and Print Solutions based on Adobe PDF with imageRUNNER Product Line

Press Release: NEW YORK — Sept. 14, 2005 — Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced they are working together to develop paper-to-digital scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Sep 13, 2005

New Color Management System for Windows Vista Highlights Alliance Between Microsoft and Canon

New Windows Color System to provide greater color accuracy and fidelity for Windows-based PCs.

Press Release: REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 13, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. and Canon Inc. today announced another major milestone resulting from the companies’ strategic alliance: a new color management system for the upcoming Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system.

Sep 10, 2005

Day 3 – Amarilo to Santa Fe

Depart Amarillo: 10:30 AM
Arrive Santa Fe: 1:45 PM (Mountain time, 2:45 PM Central)
Distance: 274 miles
Average speed: 64 mph (not including 1/2 hour lunch, but including gas stops)

Sep 9, 2005

Day 2 – Joplin to Amarillo

Depart Joplin: 8:30 AM
Arrive Amarillo: 4:00 PM
Distance: 477 miles
Average speed: 68 mph (not including Starbucks but including gas stops)