Archive for December, 2005

Dec 30, 2005

PSN returns January 3, 2006

PhotoshopNews is off for the New Year’s weekend and will resume next Tuesday. See ya all next year! Oh, yeah, Happy New Year’s!

Dec 29, 2005

Over 1,000,000 Served…

Since PhotoshopNews was launched on April 1st. 2005, over one million unique visitors have visited the web site. PSN viewers have made over 3.6 million visits and have viewed over 6.5 million pages. Wow, that’s a lot of pages, huh?

Dec 29, 2005

Miracle Photoshop Cures Dick Clark In Time For New Year’s

Source: YahooNEWS
Photo: AP

An ABC publicity photo promoting their annual depressing-party-in-a-box, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, is causing controversy for having Photoshopped in a smiling, fully upright, pre-stroke Dick Clark next to co-hosts Hilary Duff and Ryan Seacrest.

Dec 28, 2005

More Antarctica Stories

If you liked my Antarctica Expedition story, you might want to check out Michael Reichmann’s write-up of the same trip on Luminous-Landscape.

Dec 28, 2005

Top Xmas Gifts for a Photoshop Junky-UPDATE

Last week I wrote up a fun little wish list for Xmas…seems Santa, or to be more correct TWO Santas were listening. Here’s a followup.

Dec 27, 2005

Adobe Presents–Momentum in Print

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.

Dec 27, 2005

Into scripting?

PS-Scripts is a community resource site for Photoshop scripting and Photoshop automation.

Dec 27, 2005

Chromix Ships ColorThink Pro

CHROMiX ships ColorThink Pro, a major upgrade to it’s color management and profile utility.

ColorThink Pro offers enhancements to 3D color graphing and ICC color profile analysis for Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. Also introduced is a ground-breaking Color Worksheet tool for workflow modeling and color analysis, and the new ColorCast profile technology.

Dec 26, 2005

Shadow Dancing-Shedding light on old photos

Source: Phoenix New Times
Written By Leanne Potts

“Keeping Shadows: Photography From the Worcester Museum of Art” Photos lie. You knew that.

What you probably didn’t know is that photos were lying more than a century before Photoshop became a verb. Photographers were mucking with their images way back in the 19th century when the medium was still young, painting or scratching out pesky objects and faces they didn’t want in their image.

Dec 25, 2005

Merry Christmas…Happy Holidays

PhotoshopNews and PixelGenius wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

Martin Evening, Bruce Fraser, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney & Jeff Schewe…
…and in memory, Mike Skurski.

Dec 24, 2005

Tough Choices Ahead for Adobe

After the Macromedia merger, CEO Bruce Chizen’s challenge: Keep scoring with the old lines while breaking fresh ground in mobile devices

Source: BuisnessWeek
Written By Sarah Lacy

Adobe (ADBE) Chief Executive Bruce Chizen plans to ring in the new year far from the company’s gleaming silver-and-glass headquarters in San Jose, Calif. If all goes to plan, he’ll be kicking back in Australia with his wife and kids, checking his BlackBerry as little as possible, and taking what he calls a “much deserved vacation.”

Dec 23, 2005

Top Xmas Gifts for a Photoshop Junky

If you or somebody you know is a Photoshop junky and are wanting to get/give a really good Xmas gift, my I suggest the following?

Dec 22, 2005

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad-Review

“With four true cores working on the same task, the G5 Quad powered through our new Adobe Photoshop CS2 tests…”
Source: PC Magazine
Written By Joel Santo Domingo

Apple professionals expect a speed bump with each successive Power Mac model that comes out, and the 2.5-GHz Power Mac G5 Quad ($9,522 direct, $7,023 without monitor) delivers a doozy of one. With the first Intel-powered consumer Macs rumored to be right around the corner (they may be announced at the MacWorld Expo in early January), it is interesting that Apple would release the G5 Quad as the probable last hurrah for the PowerPC processor—but at least they’re going out on top.

Dec 21, 2005

Apple Updates Aperture

From the Aperture 1.0.1 Update page…

Aperture 1.0.1 Update addresses a number of issues related to reliability and performance. It also delivers improved image export quality and metadata handling.

Dec 21, 2005

The Russell Brown Show-News Update

The Russell Brown Show is now a Podcast!
Here is the iTunes Music Store URL for THE RUSSELL BROWN SHOW

Check out the new updates to his ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TIPS & TECHNIQUES page.

What’s New?

Dec 20, 2005

Antarctic Trip Report

Ok…it’s taken a week just to get this trip report sorted out. Part of the problem was recovering from over 24 hours of travel, part was the fact I came back with a little over 100 gigs of digital images to wade through. The real problem is how, in words, do I describe this trip.

Dec 19, 2005

Bill Atkinson updates free profile, profile target downloads

Source: Rob
Written By Rob Galbraith

Nature photographer and fine-art printer Bill Atkinson – better known to early computer geeks as one of the creators of the Macintosh computer – has updated his collection of free profiles for newer Epson wide format printers. Over the past several weeks, Atkinson has been assembling on his web site profiles for use with the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 and three different paper stocks: Epson’s Premium Luster (250), Premium Semimatte (250) and Premium Glossy (250).

Dec 19, 2005

File system, I/O, Illegal Name errors, or system crash after you install (Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: You experience one or more of the following problems after you install Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, or Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 in Mac OS X v10.3 or v10.4:

– File system error
– I/O error
– Boot error
– System crash or slowdown
– Illegal Name error when you run Disk Utility

Dec 19, 2005

Photoshop, networks, and removable media (CS2)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

What’s covered: Issues when working from networks or removable media, recommended workflow, suggestions for troubleshooting.

When you save and open files across a network or from removable media, many variables affect application performance. Consequently, some problems (for example, damaged files, denied access, or slow performance) occur more frequently when you work across a network or from removable media than when you work from a local hard disk.

Dec 19, 2005

Aperture 1.0: the Ars review

Source: ars technica
Written By Dave Girard

Apple has cojones. Let’s not pretend otherwise. Jumping headfirst into the fully mature digital imaging market requires the shameless bravado of a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest or any number of contestants on So You Think You Can Dance? What’s at risk is not only cold, hard cash, but more importantly, their reputation as a software innovator. With Aperture, Apple is clearly hoping to have the same success it has had with Final Cut Pro. Plus, becoming a household name in imaging can’t hurt the bottom line for hardware sales.

Dec 19, 2005

Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer v1.0 (Build 50)

Press Release: The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer provides the ability to view, organize, and print photos captured in RAW image formats from supported Canon and Nikon digital cameras.

Dec 19, 2005

The Ultimate Photoshop Quiz

PSN missed this little nugget due to being in Antarctica…

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla. –(Business Wire)– Nov. 28, 2005 — For the first time, Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) users worldwide can test their Photoshop skills by taking the “Ultimate Photoshop Quiz” created by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

The quiz at lets participants determine their knowledge and expertise of Photoshop in a 20 question, 20-minutes-or-less interactive format.

Dec 19, 2005

DNG Recover Edges

Source: The Luminous Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

You may not realize it, but your digital camera doesn’t give you every pixel that it records. In most cases this is because the manufacturer masks off pixels at the very edges of the frame. This is done for a couple of technical reasons.

Dec 16, 2005

Digital Photography Takes Center Stage at Macworld San Francisco

Highlights include “Digital Photography Day”; Aperture training; Photoshop education; Adobe, Nikon and Canon exhibiting

Press Release: FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 12, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced a major focus on digital photography at Macworld Conference & Expo(R), taking place January 9-13, 2006 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Several new features have been added to this year’s event that will provide attendees with more education, services and product insight about digital photography – always one of the most popular topics at Macworld.

Dec 16, 2005

Adobe Announces Management Changes

Company Adds Former Xilinx and BEA Executives; CFO to Leave

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the appointment of Peg Wynn as senior vice president of human resources and Garrett J. Ilg as president of Adobe Japan. The company also announced the resignation of Murray Demo, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, who has made a personal decision to leave Adobe in order to spend more time with his family.