Archive for October, 2006

Oct 31, 2006

PixelGenius @ PhotoPlus Expo


Severel members of PixelGenius will be speaking at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City starting Thursday, November 2nd, 2006. PG Members include Martin Evening, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney and Jeff Schewe. See the whole story for schedule of when and where.

Oct 31, 2006

Adobe Releases Camera Raw Version 3.6

Adobe has released the final shipping version of Camera Raw 3.6 along with DNG Convertor 3.6. The update is available from the Camera Raw Product page. Click HERE for the Windows download page and HERE for the Macintosh download page.

Oct 30, 2006

The Art Of Image Altering

Today’s Technology Allows Picture Manipulation Into Images Very Different From The Original
Source: CBS News

What is real? What is a true likeness? The smiles on their faces are genuine, but what ends up in the family album may not look exactly the same.

Oct 30, 2006

John Nack Responds to Mac Critics Regarding Soundbooth

John Nack, the Senoir Product Manager for Photoshop recently posted a blog responce directed towards critics of Adobe’s decision to release a new beta application called Soundbooth without Mac PPC support in the initial beta. The beta, available at is a brand new application built in the spirit of Sound Edit 16 and Cool Edit that provides the tools video editors, designers, and others who do not specialize in audio need to accomplish their everyday work. 

Oct 30, 2006

How Adobe launched a revolution

Source: Mercury News
Written by Ryan Blitstein

It’s hard to believe that just 25 years ago, most people couldn’t print out documents from their personal computers — in fact, hardly anyone owned a personal computer.

Oct 25, 2006

Adobe Systems Provides Intra-Quarter Business Update

Company Reaffirms Fourth Quarter Revenue Target Range

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 25, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends December 1, 2006.

With more than five weeks remaining in its fourth quarter, Adobe reaffirmed it believes the Company will achieve quarterly revenue of $655 to $685 million. This original revenue target range was provided by the Company on September 14, 2006.

Oct 20, 2006

Adobe releases Lightroom 4.1

Adobe has released an update for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 to bring the version to 4.1. The update addresses various issues found after the initial release of version 4.0.

Oct 18, 2006

On the Road to California (and Phoenix)

I’ll be on the road to California, the Bay Area to visit Adobe in San Jose, go to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience and do Greg Gorman’s Digital Photographic Workshop in Mendocino…oh yeah, then I’ll be in Phoenix (well, ok actually Chandler) AZ for the Epson Print Academy. Busy couple of weeks! And, if that’s not enough I’ll also be joining Martin Evening, Seth Resnick and Andrew Rodney (and a few thousand other photographers) for PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

Needless to say, the amount of posts on PhotoshopNews might be a little light.

Oct 17, 2006

Bert Monroy Does PixelPerfect Podcasts

Bert Monroy’s PixelPerfect Podcast on Revision3
Oct 17, 2006

Dove Illustrates Why Perception of Beauty is Distorted


When we as an industry set out to create a beautiful ad, we tend to sometimes let our creativity and this thing called Photoshop run amock. Clearly demonstrating this penchant and fixation for beautifying everything in our path is this Dove commercial – created by Ogilvy Toronto and produced by Reginald Pike – in which an average looking woman is, first, subjected to intense physical makeover and then intense digital makeover turning her into the very familiar but very unreal woman we see gracing the pages of magazines and as subject matter for our advertising.


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Editor’s note: Ironically, the digital make-over part of the commercial doesn’t look like it was actually done in Photoshop-at least no version of Photoshop we’ve ever seen. So, it seems even the digital imaging was digitally imaged to avoid using the Photoshop interface.

Oct 16, 2006

Adobe Appoints Former Intel Exec to Senior VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications

Ann Lewnes to Head Adobe’s Brand and Integrated Marketing Efforts Worldwide

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 16, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the appointment of Ann Lewnes as senior vice president of corporate marketing and communications. Lewnes previously served as Intel Corporation’s vice president of sales and marketing and director of partner marketing, which included responsibility for the “Intel Inside” program. Lewnes will join Adobe on Nov. 1, 2006 and will oversee Adobe’s corporate positioning, branding and identity, public relations, customer engagement marketing and vertical marketing efforts. She replaces Melissa Dyrdahl who has decided to leave the company to pursue her interest in social entrepreneurism.

Oct 16, 2006

Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?

prodshot_30_inch_3display.jpgA French IT consultant says yes, but productivity experts disagree
Source: ComputerWorld
Written by Todd Weiss

Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17- or 19-in. monitors are typically used, according to a French consultant hired for a study sponsored by Apple Computer Inc.

The study, which evaluated Apple’s 30-in. Apple Cinema Display, concluded that large screens can offer gains of up to 50% to 65% in productivity on a variety of specific office tasks and can earn back their extra costs in time savings over several years. The 30-in. display costs $1,999.

Oct 16, 2006

Feds Bust Craigslist Software Pirates

Written by Roy Mark

Three alleged software pirates face criminal copyright infringement charges for selling illegal copies of popular software titles on Craigslist. If convicted, the three New York-area men each face up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. All three are free on bail.

Oct 13, 2006

Adobe Lightroom Beta 4 Video tutorial


tutorial_lr-beta4.jpgMichael Tapes has posted a sequence of video tutorials about Adobe Lightroom Beta 4, totalling an hour in length, which are available for free viewing at

The movie is split up into manageable sections and covers various topics about the new beta such as: the user interface, importing files and the Develop module, including how to use the Basic and Tone Curve panels, plus the crop tool.

Michael Tapes is an alpha tester for Adobe Lightroom and the owner of, a division of PictureFlow LLC, a Florida based Limited Liability Company.

Oct 13, 2006

The Adobe Developer Summit

If you are a registered member of the Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) or a part of any Adobe pre-release program, you should be recieving an email regarding the upcoming Adobe Creative Suite Developer Summit on November 6, 7, 8, 2006.

Adobe will run a developer summit for third party developers with a focus on the Creative Suite products – Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, InDesign Server, Photoshop, Version Cue, Bridge, XMP and Lightroom. The goal is to inform developers about upcoming changes in all products, and to prepare them for the CS3 launch. The summit will include presentations by Adobe engineers and product management on all topics of interest.

Oct 10, 2006

iView Multimedia releases iView MediaPro 3.1.2

iView Multimedia has released a free update to its flagship digital asset management program iView MediaPro. The first comprehensive update since iView’s acquisition by Microsoft this summer, iView MediaPro 3.1.2 delivers significantly more robust performance, including clearer error reporting and improved memory handling for both Mac and Windows customers, as well as a number of minor feature enhancements.

Oct 10, 2006

Photoshop User Awards Sponsored by NAPP


Scott Kelby, Editor of Photoshop User Magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) wants pay your way to Rome, Italy and all you have to do is win.

(Editor’s Note: this is a location correction-originally we had posted that the trip was to Photoshop World but Italy is way cooler)

Oct 10, 2006

X-Rite Presents “Color Without Limits” Seminars

Press Release: AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRITNews) will offer a seminar this November through February 2007 designed to help creative directors, designers, photographers and production managers unleash the power of their color. “Color Without Limits” will be presented in 20 major US and Canadian cities with support from HP, Apple, Adobe, Quark, Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine, Wasatch and PaperSpecs.

Oct 9, 2006

Fake ID battle pits students vs. technology

Source: Sentinel and
Written by Jason Abbruzzese

Zach Scott, 20, a junior at Fitchburg State College, says fake IDs are a normal part of college.

“People always carry fake IDs. That’s part of the lifestyle,” he said recently. “It’s the freedom of going out, not being under the roof of your parents.”

Oct 9, 2006

Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask 1.0

Press Release: Oak Park, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2006 — Digital Film Tools ( announces the release of EZ Mask version 1.0, an easy to use interactive image masking tool. Masking is the process of extracting or isolating an object in a picture. EZ Mask extracts almost any object in an image–even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. This extraction process creates what is known as a mask–essentially a black and white cutout.

Oct 9, 2006

Project: Photoshop Lightroom Report


Project: Photoshop Lightroom with photographer Colin Finlay and Adobe’s Julieanne Kost recently visited the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago. Over the course of two days, students and faculty heard a lecture by Finlay in which he shared his career as a photographer and Adobe’s Senior Evangelist Julieanne Kost, provided students with in-depth seminars on using Photoshop and Lightroom to support a digital workflow.

The second day also comprised a small group of photo students participating with Finlay in a photo shooting assignment. Students selected images from this assignment to be placed into a portfolio and then uploaded to the Project: Photoshop Lightroom site for sharing with the extended community.

Since it was in my general neck of the woods, I drove out to the college to see what was going on (and shoot some snaps).

Oct 9, 2006

Logitech NuLOOQ Navigator Now Supports Windows, New Apps

Press Release: FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logitech (SWX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced that its award-winning NuLOOQ navigator™, originally released with support for the Mac® OS and Adobe® Creative Suite® 2 as part of the NuLOOQ™ Professional Series bundle is now available unbundled and with added support for Windows® XP, and a host of additional applications. The NuLOOQ navigator is an innovative device used in conjunction with a mouse and a keyboard that allows people to better navigate and manipulate graphics and multimedia files. It significantly reduces repetitive use of shortcut keys or palette access typically needed to navigate images and documents, or to adjust values such as brush size, font size and even volume.

Oct 6, 2006

Adobe posts public beta of Camera Raw 3.6

Adobe has posted a public beta of Camera Raw version 3.6 with preliminary support for recently released cameras and a fix for compatibility issues with older versions of Photoshop Elements running under Windows.

Oct 6, 2006

Are Apple and Adobe at war over Aperture?

appleadobe.pngAccording to The Business News Source, Apple and Adobe are at war. Which comes as a bit of a shock to people I know at both companies.

The Business News Source, which bills itself as “a free and impartial review of global business news” obviously isn’t all that concerned with “getting it right”.

Oct 5, 2006

Photoshop at Uncyclopedia

According to Uncyclopedia, Photoshop is a verb to describe the action of modifying an image with computer software, usually MS Paint.


Photoshop can be used to make very convincing modifications to photographs. In this example, several team members have been removed. See if you can guess which ones!