Archive for May, 2006

May 31, 2006

What’s the future of GoLive and FreeHand?

As a result of some confused reports and speculation surrounding the future of GoLive and Freehand, John Nack, Photoshop product manager posted clarified information on his Adobe Blog.

Here’s the official statement from Adobe:

Question: Is Adobe going to discontinue GoLive and FreeHand?

May 31, 2006

iView MediaPro 3.1 for Windows and Mac (MacIntel native)

Press Release: iView Multimedia has released iView MediaPro 3.1, an upgrade of its award-winning, cross-platform digital asset management application. MediaPro is now a Universal application and runs natively on Intel-based Macs. Version 3.1 also features the new Notepad tool, designed to enable communication between creative professionals and their clients.

May 31, 2006

Adobe to phase out Freehand, GoLive

Source: MACNN

Adobe said that it will discontinue Macromedia Freehand illustration and its own GoLive web design product, as the company simplifies its product line following the recent purchase and aquisition of Macromedia.

May 31, 2006

US Patent Office strikes down Forgent JPEG Claim

Patent Asserted Against JPEG Standard Rejected by Patent Office as Result of PUBPAT Request: Public Interest Group’s Review Results in Broadest Claims of Forgent Networks Patent Being Ruled Invalid

Press Release: NEW YORK—May 26, 2006—In the reexamination proceeding initiated late last year by the Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”), the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the broadest claims of the patent Forgent Networks (Nasdaq: FORG) is asserting against the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) international standard for the electronic sharing of photo-quality images. In its Office Action released yesterday, the Patent Office found that the prior art submitted by PUBPAT completely anticipated the broadest claims of the patent, U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672 (the ‘672 Patent).

May 25, 2006

On the Road to Montréal and Toronto

…with a few friends for the Epson Print Academy in Montréal this Saturday and Toronto on June 3rd.
(I’ve been told not to make any giclée jokes in Montréal-they speak French ya know)

May 25, 2006

See Tom Dance

Dance Tom, dance!
Thomas Knoll the original co-author of Photoshop and primary engineer on Camera Raw and DNG has discovered a new engineer’s dance in a small Masai village deep in Tanzania: The Binary Dance. It’s so easy, even an engineer can do it…
up, down, up, down – repeat.

Find out more about Tom’s dance in Travels with Thomas – Africa
By the “Original” Photoshop Widow – Ruth Knoll

May 25, 2006

Microsoft Pro Photo Summit

The Microsoft Pro Photo Summit is a gathering of the thought-leaders in the professional digital photography industry. Held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, it will provide an opportunity to engage in dialog about the latest trends and future direction of digital photography at the professional level, network with the key people in the industry, and see demonstrations of the latest technology.

May 25, 2006

The Imaging Buffet interviews Ruth Knoll

The Imaging Buffet hosted by Andrew Darlow has posted their first podcast.

Andrew interviewed Harold Johnson, author of Mastering Digital Printing aboiut digital printing and also interviewed Ruth Knoll, The Original Photoshop Widow (and wife of Thomas Knoll), co-author of Photoshop and primary engineer on Camera Raw and DNG.


May 25, 2006

Filter Forge Plugin for Photoshop Enters Public Beta Testing

Press Release: Alexandria, VA, May 25, 2006 — Filter Forge, Inc., a newcomer to the Photoshop plugin market, today released a public beta Windows only version of Filter Forge, a high-end plugin for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters — seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds and more.

May 25, 2006

Microsoft Taking On JPEG

Source: CNET
Written by Joris Evers

SEATTLE–If it is up to Microsoft, the omnipresent JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo.

May 25, 2006

Proxy Vol II No 2 released

Adobe has released the new issue of Proxy–the free, quarterly, interactive design publication.

In this issue: Meet with John Maeda of MIT’s Media Lab; top ten keyboard commands in Adobe® Creative Suite 2; enhancements to Adobe Stock Photos Service.

You can sign up for new issues emailed directly at the Proxy page or download the PDF directly (6MB).

May 24, 2006

Photoshop 9.0.1 Mac Printing Issue

On the Adobe Photoshop Mac User to User forums, a poster (see original thread by Morgan A Anderson) complained that certain colors would produce posterization in prints after updating to Photoshop 9.0.1 when printing from Mac OS X 10.4.6.

May 24, 2006

Creative Suite 2 and QuickTime 7.1 bug on Mac-Intel

According to a story in Macworld, the recent QuickTime 7.1 update is causing issues for users trying to install the Adobe Creative Suite 2 (and point products) on Mac-Intel machines.

May 24, 2006

Greg Gorman’s Digital Workshop in Mendocino, CA

Click to see larger sized image in a new window.

June 11-16, 2006
Special guest instructor–Andrew Rodney,
author of Color Management for Photographers

May 24, 2006

Quark Releases Feature-Rich QuarkXPress 7

Source: Publish
Written by Stephen Bryant

Quark announced May 23 the release of QuarkXPress 7, the first update to its QuarkXPress graphic layout program in two years.

May 22, 2006

Photoshop CS2 is extremely slow

Source: Adobe Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Adobe Photoshop runs extremely slowly.

May 22, 2006

Can’t open images larger than 2 GB (CS2)

Source: Adobe Support Knowledgebase

Issue:When you try to reopen an image larger than 2 GB in Adobe Photoshop CS2, you receive one of the following error messages:

– “Could not complete your request because of a disk error.”

– “Could not complete your request because the selected pattern is not available.”

– “Could not complete your request because an unexpected end-of-file was encountered.”

May 22, 2006

Program Error when accessing File Info in CS2

Source: Adobe Support Knowledgebase

Issue: A program error occurs in Adobe Photoshop CS2 when you save a TIFF file or open File Info for a TIFF image created by�certain cameras or scanners.

May 19, 2006

On the Road to Minneapolis-Literally

…with a few friends for the Epson Print Academy in Minneapolis!
(Well, ok, technically, it’s in St. Paul)

And, this time I’m riding my bike…

May 18, 2006

DxO Optics Pro Updated

Press Release: Paris, France, May 17, 2006 – DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v3.55 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software now supports the recently released Canon EOS 30D Digital Single-lens Reflex (SLR) camera. Existing users of either DxO Optics Pro Elite or Standard versions can add support for the Canon EOS 30D free of charge from the DxO Optics Pro Web site.

May 18, 2006

Adobe Reveals More Details on Apollo

Source: Publish
Written by Don Fluckinger

Let the countdown begin for Apollo, one of the first fruits of the Adobe-Macromedia merger. The technology will be integrated into Flash Player and Adobe Reader, and will give developers the tools to create run-time apps that can be used offline without a browser, yet with the lower costs associated with Web development tools that require browsers.

May 18, 2006

Adobe Names New Chief Financial Officer

Former Sanmina-SCI Executive Randy Furr to Join Adobe Executive Team

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced Randy Furr will be named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Furr served as president and chief operating officer of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, a leading global electronics manufacturing services company.

May 17, 2006

Adobe Bridge Update 1.0.4 (MAC/WIN)

Adobe has released an update for Adobe Bridge via Adobe Updater for Mac and Windows versions of Bridge. The update, available only via Updater (at this time), will bring Bridge to version 1.0.4.

May 17, 2006

Photoshop CS2 (9.0.1) Update Issue (Win)

From the Adobe Photoshop Windows User to User Forums comes a report that the 9.0.1 update for Windows effect mouse clicks on menus in some cases. Menues require an extra click to regain focus from non-maximized document.

May 17, 2006

Lightroom Podcast Episode 6 Posted

Left to right: Zalman Stern, George Jardine, Seetharaman Narayanan (aka Seetha), Dave Story and Jeff Schewe

George Jardine, Pro Photography Evangelist of Adobe has posted a new iTunes Podcast about Adobe Lightroom talking about the Windows version of Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG .