Archive for October 13th, 2005

Oct 13, 2005

Adobe’s Proposed Acquisition of Macromedia Clears U.S. Department of Justice Review

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 13, 2005–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MACR) today announced they have received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia. The closing of the transaction remains subject to regulatory approval in a few European jurisdictions. The companies continue to anticipate the transaction will close sometime this Fall.

Oct 13, 2005

Bruce Fraser-On the Road to Recovery

Bruce Fraser, noted author, lecturer and the original “Color Geek” is resting comfortably (more or less) at home. Bruce, after a recent speaking engagement in Oslo, Norway with fellow PixelGenius member Martin Evening, suffered a health related issue while traveling home. Upon his return to San Francisco, his wife Angela, in the final stages of training to be a registered nurse, prevailed upon Bruce to seek medical attention.

The doctor immediately plopped Bruce in hospital to begin a series of tests. The testing indicated Bruce required surgery, which was successfully done at UCSF Medical Center on Thursday, October 6th. He was released from ICU on the following Saturday where he remained until today.

Bruce is the author of the highly successful Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 (pictured in this photo of Bruce taken by Angela). He is also the co-author of a series of other books including Real World Adobe Photoshop CS2 with co-author David Blatner who wrote to say that the current revision is safely finished and on the way to the printer. He has also co-authored Real World Color Management along with Chris Murphy and Fred Bunting. Bruce has also penned numerous articles, most recently for

Bruce is also a founding member of PixelGenius where he designed the very successful PhotoKit Sharpener.

Bruce indicated that he was still going to be “off-line” for a short period of time but passes along his thanks for all the well wishes he’s recieved. PSN is very pleased to be able to report that Bruce is well on the road to recovery…

Oct 13, 2005

Digital Photo Professional 2.0.3 Updater for Windows and Mac OS X

Press Release: Digital Photo Professional 2.0.3 is software exclusively for editing and converting RAW images shot by EOS Digital cameras. Users of EOS Digital cameras can install Digital Photo Professional 2.0.3 by downloading Digital Photo Professional 2.0.3 Updater for Windows or Mac OS X.

Oct 13, 2005

Samsung to enter the Digital SLR market

Samsung announces agreement with Pentax to co-operate and jointly develop new digital camera products.

Press Release: Seoul, Korea – October 12th, 2005: Samsung (CEO Lee Joong-Koo, announces an agreement with Pentax to jointly develop Digital-SLR cameras.

Oct 13, 2005

Adobe Stock Photos Adds Four New Collections

Service Grows to More Than 450,000 Royalty-Free Images

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 13, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced four new royalty-free image collections are available through Adobe® Stock Photos, bringing the total number of images to over 450,000. Adobe Stock Photos is accessed through Adobe Bridge, a hub for productivity, imagery and creativity that provides multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration within Adobe Creative Suite 2 and CS2 versions of Adobe products.