Archive for April 18th, 2006

Apr 18, 2006

Adobe Acquires 5.5-Acres of Downtown San Jose

Parcel Provides for Future Headquarters Expansion; Includes Historic San Jose Water Company Building

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 18, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has entered into agreements with SJW Land Company and San Jose Water Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of SJW Corp. (Amex: SJW), to purchase approximately 5.5 acres of commercial property located at 374 West Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. The transaction, valued at $25 million, is expected to close by August 2006, subject to satisfaction of due diligence and certain closing conditions.

Apr 18, 2006

SDK for DNG Now Available from Adobe

Technology to Accelerate DNG Adoption from Software Developers and Camera Manufacturers

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 18, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the availability of a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), an industry-wide initiative to create a universal file format for solving workflow and archiving issues. DNG SDK provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging applications. DNG SDK serves as a crucial starting point for adding DNG support to imaging applications and allows camera manufacturers to incorporate native DNG support to their cameras.

Apr 18, 2006

Software Cinema Announces The Best of Dean Collins

Award Winning Tutorials Covering Lighting Techniques Re-Released onto DVD with Partial Proceeds Going Towards the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Press Release: SAN DIEGO, CA, April 18, 2006 – Software Cinema, a leading software training company supporting the imaging industry of photographers, videographers and graphic artists, today announced The Best of Dean Collins Finelight Video DVD set, featuring the late Dean Collins, one of the most celebrated educators of lighting and camera techniques in the industry. To honor Dean Collins, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to CureSearch, the world’s largest pediatric cancer research organization working towards the cure and prevention of childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery.

Apr 18, 2006

Nash Editions: Music for the Eye

Graham Nash and R. Mac Holbert are profiled on the Apple Pro Photo web site.
Written by Barbara Gibson.

Most people know Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash for the high harmonies and inspired songwriting that helped make Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) a rock legend.

Others know Nash as a gifted photographer with a keen eye for the surreal. His photographs have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, and in books such as “Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash.”

One thing not many people know: Nash and friend R. Mac Holbert, who was also CSN’s tour manager, pioneered fine art digital printmaking.