Archive for November 14th, 2006

Nov 14, 2006

John Nack notes a 35% Speed boost for Photoshop CS2 on MacIntel

Photoshop product manager John Nack posted a note on his Adobe blog that quotes Macworld’s benchmarks on Rosetta performance improvements with Mac OS X 10.4.8. John indicated an approximate 35% improvement running Photoshop CS2 on an Intel-based Mac system with the 10.4.8 update.

Nov 14, 2006

Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Support Update 1.01

About this update
Mac OS X Tiger provides support for a variety of popular digital camera and image file formats. Applications such as Aperture, iPhoto and Preview utilize this support to work with digital camera RAW files.

Nov 14, 2006

Intel’s quad-core processors go live

Intel will cap off a turnaround year on Tuesday with the expected introduction of its first quad-core processors, beating rival Advanced Micro Devices to the punch by several months.

Source: CNET
Written by Tom Krazit

Originally scheduled to launch next year, the new Xeon 5300 and Core 2 Extreme QX6700 should make an immediate dent in servers and in high-end workstation/enthusiast PCs. In those markets, users can take advantage of software that’s already been written to exploit four separate processing threads.

Nov 14, 2006

Digital illustration-the revolution

Source: computerarts

A revolution has taken place. The digital revolution has altered the nature of illustration beyond recognition – taking it from cottage industry to household phenomenon…

Things weren’t always this way. Before the digital revolution, life as an illustrator was fairly straightforward, or so it seemed – there was no Bill Gates, no Apple, no Photoshop, no Google, no internet, no email… no hassle. Looking back at life before the revolution, albeit through rose-tinted specs, the working day for your lone illustrator was a fairly simple affair. In fact, depending on just how far back you wish to peer, it’s clear to see just how much has changed.

Nov 14, 2006

Magazine Fakes Photo of Breastfeeding News Anchor

ev1.jpgSource: The Drudge Report

MARIE CLAIRE Magazine publishes a fake photo of ABCNEWS anchor Elizabeth Vargas — who appears to be breastfeeding her new baby boy at the anchor desk! The controversial photo accompanies a Q & A with Vargas in the December issue.

A source close to the anchor says Vargas’ is disappointed but has a sense of humor about the whole thing. “Elizabeth was more than happy to sit for the interview but was disturbed that the magazine would set aside basic journalistic standards to photoshop her head onto a fake image. Vargas did joke that her real baby is cuter, that she is proud to breastfeed her newborn but wouldn’t do it at the anchor desk and that she wouldn’t be caught dead in that ugly gold blouse!”