Archive for August 1st, 2006

Aug 1, 2006

The Adobe Lightroom Book, new book, new concept

Peachpit releases The Adobe Lightroom Book by Martin Evening as a new “Rough Cut” publishing concept-a book available as it’s being written. Which dovetails well with a product like Adobe Lightroom which is being developed as a public preview.

Digital photographers who have relied on Adobe Photoshop to work with their images have a new tool at their disposal: Adobe Lightroom.

As a professional photographer, author Martin Evening knows firsthand what photographers need for a more efficient workflow.


Aug 1, 2006

Alien Skin Software Releases Blow Up

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–Aug. 1, 2006–Alien Skin Software today released Blow Up, an all-new plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Designed for both photographers and graphic artists, Blow Up offers the highest quality image enlargement available. Blow Up simplifies and improves image enlargement, making it easy to convert web graphics to print and create large format and gallery prints from digital snapshots.

Better than Photoshop bicubic and other third party solutions, Blow Up preserves the crisp lines and smooth colors in a source image. Blow Up scales images up to 3600% — 6 times in each dimension — with no stairstep, halo, or fringe artifacts.


Aug 1, 2006

ZERO ONE 2006 – Artwork on the edge

Source: The Mercury News
Written by Mark de la Viña

Silicon Valley will flip the switch on its newest start-up Monday — a seven-day festival of art and technology.

More than 150 artists will use everything from Internet chat rooms to GPS technology in works of art displayed throughout downtown, most of which can be viewed for free as part of “ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge.

Aug 1, 2006

Even Adobe’s `green’ building was blindsided by the heat

Source: The Mercury News
Written by Katherine Conrad

Adobe Systems’s San Jose headquarters is one of the most energy-efficient campuses in the country. It’s so “green” that the software maker earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest marks for becoming a lean, mean, energy-conserving machine.

Yet the killer heat wave that rolled through Northern California last week almost brought the buildings to their knees. “It was so hot, that finally we thought, `Can we blow on this building to cool it down?’ ” said Ted Ludwick, Cushman & Wakefield’s assistant chief engineer for Adobe, on Wednesday.