Archive for October, 2005

Oct 31, 2005

In Loving Memory of Mike Skurski

It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that we must announce the passing of Mike Skurski on Thursday, October 27th, 2005. Mike passed away after post-operative complications. He was at home from the hospital, being cared for by his parents.

Only some of you may have known Mike, but many, many people knew of Mike-particularly in the Photoshop development community. He was a very talented software designer and engineer. He liked to mention that he has been working on Photoshop Plug-ins for almost as long as Photoshop has had plug-ins. He received a floppy disk with a hand written label from Thomas Knoll with the then, Photoshop 1.0 SDK-such as it was.

Oct 27, 2005

USA Today accused of bad Photoshop job


It was pointed out on From The Pen web site that a recent photograph of Condoleezza Rice that accompanied an article in USA Today was poorly retouched.

Oct 26, 2005

CHROMiX Announces ColorCast Technology

Press Release: CHROMiX today announced ColorCast, a new color simulation and modeling technology used with ICC color profiles.

ColorCast technology alters ICC profiles by embedding color transformations into normal ICC device profiles. The result is a profile that is usable with any ICC compatible system but contains complex proofing or modeling transformations.

Oct 26, 2005

The Epson P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewer

80GB Hard Drive for Storing, Sharing and Viewing Thousands of Photos

Press Release: Epson is introducing its newest product in the Multimedia Storage Viewer category, the Epson P-4000. Epson is continuing to develop products that meet the changing needs of today’s digital photographer.

Oct 26, 2005

Stripping Raw Naked

Written By Terri Stone

Apple says that Aperture, its new photo-editing and -management program, is a boon for photographers shooting Raw files. looks past the hype to the bare truth.

Oct 26, 2005

Canon Announces New “Print Masters” Program

From Capture to Output – Canon Extends Legacy of Photographic Innovation and Education to Create a Pilot Expert Image and Printing Panel

Press Release: Once again paving the way to inspire and mentor future generations of creative photographers and graphic artists, Canon U.S.A. today introduced the beginnings of a new education and expert forum – the Canon “Print Masters” program. Introduced as a pilot program to leverage Canon’s print technologies, Canon Print Masters will work to educate and broaden the awareness of digital print technology.

Oct 26, 2005

ColorWasher 2.0c for MacOS X Released

Press Release: October 25, 2005 – The Plugin Site ( is pleased to announce Version 2.0c of ColorWasher for MacOS X, a plugin for correcting the colors, contrast, exposure and saturation of 8bit and 16bit photos. It works with various graphics applications, e.g. Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Illustrator, Fireworks, Painter, Canvas, Photoline and GraphicConverter.

Oct 26, 2005

Adobe sees results at high end of outlook

Source: MarketWatch
Written By Michael Paige

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) – Adobe Systems Inc. late Tuesday said its expects its quarterly results to come in at the high end of its previously issued outlook on continued strength for its digital document and design software.

Oct 26, 2005

Photoshop TV is on the Air!

New Video Podcast Features Adobe Photoshop Tips and News from “The Photoshop Guys” at NAPP

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26, 2005–Today, the first episode of Adobe® Photoshop® TV went on the air at

Oct 26, 2005

On the Road to Atlanta

I’m on the road to Atlanta to attend my gallery opening. Posts will be light till I return…

Oct 25, 2005

The Pixel Mafia 2005 Dinner

For the last three years, the Pixel Mafia has held an exclusive, invite-only dinner during PhotoPlus Expo. What is the Pixel Mafia? Well, if you have to ask, you really don’t want to know… Omertá, ya know?

This year, the Pixel Mafia Dinner was held on Friday, October 21st at Zoe Restaurant in SoHo. The guests were comprised of the “Usual Suspects” as well as some new blood.

Oct 25, 2005

Camera Bits Announces Photo Mechanic Version 4.4 with Caption Safe™ Technology

Press Release: PORTLAND, OR, October 24th, 2005 – Camera Bits, Inc., innovators in digital photography since 1996, today announced version 4.4 of its benchmark Photo Mechanic™ photo browser and workflow software for professional photographers. Compatible with both Macintosh OS X and Windows XP/2000, Photo Mechanic is the premier cross-platform solution for digital photographers who need to manage large quantities of photos under tight deadlines.

Oct 24, 2005

ImagePrint for Epson 4800/7800/9800 printers to ship Oct 24th

Source: Rob Galbraith

Support for the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 printers in Colorbyte’s ImagePrint RIP software will debut next week. Shipments of ImagePrint 6.1 containing the necessary drivers for Epson’s wide-format K3-ink printer models will begin on Monday, October 24, 2005, says company president John Pannozzo.

See original article
Colorbyte’s web site

Oct 24, 2005

Extensis Announces Portfolio 8

Extensis Portfolio 8 Puts Creative Workgroup Assets at User’s Fingertips

New functionality means less time searching for files and more ways to organize and share across workgroups.

Press Release: October 20, 2005 PhotoPlus Expo, New York, NY. – October 20th, 2005 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced Portfolio 8, a major advance in its digital asset management (DAM) solution.

Oct 24, 2005

Mathematical Photography by Justin Mullins

For Simon, my piano teacher, 4 October 2002

Do math equations like being photographed? We don’t know, but Justin Mullins might…

Oct 24, 2005

Photographers Face the Facts: The Future Is Digital

Source: PC Magazine
Writtne By Bill Dyszel

NEW YORK—PhotoPlus Expo 2005 opened here Thursday, where thousands of shutterbugs reminisced about their silver halide past while wondering what to expect in the digital future. Manufacturers promised even more megapixels and more sensitive sensors, while photographers searched for new ways and means to store and manage the bumper crop of photos their cameras yield every day.

Oct 24, 2005

What John Nack Thinks About Aperture

John Nack is a senior product manager for Adobe Photoshop. His duties also cover Adobe Bridge as well as Adobe Camera Raw. (Read the PSN interview with John Nack). John wrote a short opinion piece on his Adobe Blog about Apple’s new product, Aperture. While John is under certain constraints regarding what he can and can not say, what he does say is honest and straight forward.

Oct 21, 2005

A Wedding Story

On Friday, October 21st at about 9:30 AM, London Photographer and Photoshop expert Martin Evening was married to London hair and make up artist Camilla Pascucci. In a civil ceremony performed in New York City’s “City Hall”. The couple was attended by Aisling Grimley, friend of the bride, LA photographer Greg Gorman, Photoshop engineer Marc Pawliger and Rebecca Schewe. Jeff Schewe acted as witness and ring bearer (as well as photographer).

Oct 20, 2005

iView’s New MediaPro Speeds Creatives’ Workflows

Press Release: PHOTO PLUS EXPO, New York, Oct. 20, 2005 – iView Multimedia today announced a new version of iView MediaPro, the award-winning, cross-platform digital asset management application. Designed for photographers and other creative professionals, MediaPro 3.0 delivers the world’s most flexible and powerful professional workflow management solution.

Oct 20, 2005

Adobe Presents: Momentum in Print 2006

The new generation of print technology spells opportunity for forward-looking graphic communications companies. “Momentum in Print” will get you up to speed so you can take full advantage. This unique three-day symposium facilitates the exchange of information and ideas between you and your peers, and with industry leaders, educators, and technology developers.

Oct 20, 2005

Adobe Digital Negative Specification Continues to Win Industry Support

Adobe Updates DNG Converter and Adds New ‘Camera Raw’ Plug-in for 14 New Cameras

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 2005–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced that its Digital Negative Specification (DNG) — an industry-wide initiative to create one unified format for archiving raw digital images — is continuing to win support from camera manufacturers and software makers. Ricoh Co. is the latest camera manufacturer to support DNG, with its new GR digital camera. By providing DNG support directly in its products, Ricoh joins respected camera manufacturers Hasselblad and Leica, along with a wide range of software manufacturers such as Apple, Extensis, iView and ULead.

Oct 20, 2005

Photoshop Competition Launched by NAPP

First Worldwide Adobe Photoshop Competition Launched by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals; Winner Goes on Assignment to Paris, France to Create a Cover of Photoshop User Magazine

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 2005–Today, at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) announced a “Call for Entries” for its 2006 Digital Canvas Awards, the first worldwide competition exclusively for Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) users.

Oct 20, 2005

Adobe Photographers Directory Expands its Global Reach to Include Thousands of Pro Photographers

Updated Directory Provides Designers and Art Directors with Access to Thousands of Professional Photographers Worldwide

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 20, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that thousands of professional photographers are accessible to the creative community through an expanded update to its worldwide Photographers Directory. The Photographers Directory is now highlighted in the Favorites section of the Adobe Bridge feature in Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Photoshop® CS2 software and is also accessible from the Adobe Web site. Adobe has teamed up with nearly 20 professional photography associations worldwide, making it easy to find the right photographer without interrupting the flow of the overall design process and providing photographers with a global network to showcase their work and attract new clients.

Oct 20, 2005

Show Opening: Jeff Schewe – Recent and Retrospective Photographs

October 24 – November 11, 2005
At the Art Institute of Atlanta

Artist reception October 27, 2005 (5:30-7 pm) and Lecture (7-8:30 pm)
Open to the public

A world-renowned expert in digital imaging, one of Epson’s Stylist Pros and a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light, Jeff Schewe has been an advertising photographer in Chicago for over 25 years. Though digital imaging allows him more control of the final photographic image, he believes excellent original photography is crucial to convincing image montages. This exhibit presents recent and retrospective work that demonstrates his mastery of digital imaging technique and his creative vision. Exhibit and lecture sponsored in part by Epson.

Oct 19, 2005

PixelGenius announces PhotoKit Color 2.0

Press Release: New York, NY at PPE – October 20th, 2005 – Pixel Genius, LLC announces PhotoKit™ Color 2.0, due to ship in the 4th quarter, 2005.

PhotoKit Color 2.0 replaces PhotoKit Color 1.0, an Adobe® Photoshop® Automate Plug-in that applies precise color corrections, automatic color balancing and creative coloring effects.

With a retail price of $99.95, PhotoKit Color 2.0 offers a comprehensive set of coloring tools for Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS2 for both Macintosh and Windows. PhotoKit Color 1.0 users can upgrade for $29.95. The upgrade will be free to users who purchased PhotoKit Color 1.x after the public announcement date of October 20th, 2005.