Archive for May, 2007

May 31, 2007

Photoshop Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse Now Available

Software Add-On Delivers Direct Access to Google’s Free 3D Content

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 31, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced the Photoshop® CS3 Extended plug-in for the Google 3D Warehouse, enabling Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended users to take further advantage of the software’s powerful compositing, painting and image-editing toolset for editing 3D content. With the plug-in, users will be able to query and download free 3D content from the Google 3D Warehouse, Google’s free online repository for 3D models and content, directly within Photoshop CS3 Extended. 3D Content then can be placed, manipulated and used in composites with the new 3D tools in Photoshop CS3 Extended.

May 31, 2007

Adobe Rises With Positive Analyst Notes

Source: Associated Press via Forbes

Shares of Adobe Systems Inc. rose in trading Thursday after several analysts reiterated ratings for the stock after concluding that healthy demand for the company’s latest products will continue.

The stock added $1.07 to $44.29 in afternoon trading. Earlier, the stock peaked at a new high of $44.92.

May 31, 2007

About Camera Raw 4.1

Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major. New features and new functionality are showing up in a long awaited upgrade of Camera Raw’s sharpening controls, a new control called Clarity, enhanced noise reduction and two new defringing controls in lens correction. All told, there is a surprising amount of “new” in Camera Raw 4.1.

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May 30, 2007

Camera Raw 4.1 Update Now Available for Download

The Camera Raw 4.1 update announced earlier this week is now available for downloading from the Camera Raw product page. This release brings a host of advancements-which PhotoshopNews will be writting about shortly. As part of the download DNG Converter 4.1 is also available which along with Camera Raw 4.1 adds the following new cameras:

May 29, 2007

Photo of Monster Hog Called Into Question; Web Site Claims It Was Doctored


Is it a humongous hog, a monster mistake, or a huge hoax?

Source: Fox News

That’s the question being asked Tuesday about a stunning photo distributed last Friday by the Associated Press that purports to show an 11-year-old Alabama boy standing behind a half-ton wild hog his father said he bagged with a pistol.

May 29, 2007

The Luminous Landscape Gallery Opening

On Friday, May 18th, 2007 I attended the opening of Michael Reichmann’s Luminous Landscape Photography Gallery & Print Studio in Toronto, Ontario. I had ridden my motorcycle over to Toronto to work with Michael to tape a new video tutorial about fine art printing as well as an update to our Lightroom Video Tutorial.

May 29, 2007

Photoshop CS3 VM Buffering Optional Extensions-MAC Only

Adobe has released optional plug-in extensions for the purpose of altering Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended’s method of caching when a Macintosh computer has over 4 gigs of ram installed.

May 29, 2007

Photoshop World Las Vegas Online Registration Opens


Registration for the upcoming Photoshop World to be held September 6-8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Vegas, baby! is now open.

May 29, 2007

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Crack Harvests Zombie Computers

Source: Softpedia News
Written by Marius Oiaga, Technology News Editor

A crack designed to activate Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3 Extended brings to the table a tad more than the users have bargained for. When it comes to pirated materials, there is no such thing as free. This truism is reinforced by the Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended keygen authored by “macROSS.” The Key generator is being offered as a free method to circumvent the activation mechanism of Photoshop CS3 Extended.

May 29, 2007

NAPP Releases New Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3


Available as Online Courses or Instructional DVD Featuring Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Corey Barker

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the foremost training and educational authority on Adobe® Photoshop®, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is proud to announce the release of three new Photoshop® CS3 training classes: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 for Beginners, Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Power Session and Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Channels.

May 29, 2007

Adobe Announces Photoshop Camera Raw 4.1 Update and DNG Converter

The Camera Raw 4.1 update includes improved noise reduction and sharpening tools and raw file support for 13 additional camera models and camera backs. This update also builds on the raw file support integrated in the Photoshop family of products.

May 19, 2007

New Photoshop CS3 tutorials on

cs3cover-3.jpgFirst copies of Martin Evening’s new book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers have just come off the press and are about to go on sale soon.

In preparation for the launch of this latest edition to the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers series, Martin has updated the book website to provide some sample pages and chapter extracts that you can download for free.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers is published by Focal Press and will be available from most major bookstores and the usual online booksellers such as Amazon US, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble.

The following sample page extracts are made available in PDF form and you can also click on the links to download some of the images that have been used so that you can try some of the tips and tricks out for yourself.

May 16, 2007

On the Road to Toronto…

I’ll be leaving for Toronto (yes, on the bike) in time to attend Michael Reichmann’s Luminous Landscape Gallery Opening this Friday, 6-9PM.

While in Toronto, Michael and I will be taping a new video tutorial about Fine Art Digital Printing-which should be available some time in early summer (depending on your definition of “summer”). Since our Lightroom V1.0 video tutorial has been so popular, we decided to team up again for “everything you want to know about printing”. I’ll try to post some fun shots from Michael’s opening. See ya next week…

May 16, 2007

Sasquatch: Man in a Monkey Suit?

bigfoot.pngSource: WIRED
Written by Joseph Rose
(originally posted on WIRED 01-19-1999)

YAKIMA, Washington — The scratchy movie footage shows a big, brown, hairy creature retreating over a stream bed into dense forest. But wait. Is that the glint of a belt buckle on Bigfoot? Or have skeptics gotten carried away with Photoshop?

Loyal Bigfootologists and some computer-imaging experts are giving disapproving grunts to two researchers who claim that a computer analysis of a famous 1967 film shows a man in a monkey suit, not the legendary giant of the Northwest woods.

May 15, 2007

Adobe Continues Color Workflow Leadership

Concerned with color consistency?

Adobe just posted a new color management module (CMM) on as a free download at The move is the latest in Adobe’s effort to advance open, vendor-neutral color management systems.

May 15, 2007

Helping the Help: Photoshop now on LiveDocs

Source: John Nack’s Adobe Blog

The Help files that ship with Adobe products seem to catch a lot of slings and arrows from users.  There are some fair points to be made, and one small team of writers can never be as specific, detailed, or personable as the many third-party books out there.  This is especially true when the Adobe writers are trying to finish their work far in advance of shipping the product, in order to have time to localize the content into multiple languages.

May 15, 2007

Filter Forge, Inc. Releases Three New Editions of Filter Forge

Press Release: Alexandria, VA, USA (May 10th, 2007) – Filter Forge, Inc., a newcomer to the Photoshop plug-in market, today announced three new editions of its flagship product, Filter Forge, a high-end plug-in for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters – seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more. The Basic, Standard and Professional editions, priced at $99, $199 and $299 respectively, offer different sets of features targeted at entry-level, mainstream and professional graphic artists.

May 15, 2007

Will Amazon click with photography reviews?

Source: CNET
Written by Greg Sandoval, CNET

Digital photographers on Monday were debating whether a retailer can also offer professional camera reviews without creating the perception that the opinions are biased.

May 15, 2007

AKVIS Releases Enhancer V.6.0

enhancer-box_b.pngPlug-in Update–AKVIS Enhancer V.6.0: Improving Detail on Photos with Uneven Exposure

AKVIS Enhancer plug-in has been updated to version 6.0.

The software allows improving detail in underexposed, overexposed, and mid tone areas of a photo.

By popular request, the possibility to save user presets has been added.

May 15, 2007

Software Piracy Hits $40B Worldwide, Study Says

Efforts to curb software piracy in China are bearing fruit although the piracy rate remains high, costing vendors billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Source: PC World
Written by John Blau, IDG News Service

Efforts to curb software piracy in China are bearing fruit although the piracy rate remains high, costing vendors billions of dollars in lost revenue, according to a survey paid for by large vendors, including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

That was one of several findings of a report published Tuesday by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in collaboration with IDC.

May 14, 2007

Bought Photoshop, but really want Extended?

John Nack on his Adobe blog posts about “Buyer’s Remorse” (or that sinking feeling you get when you think you’ve bought the wrong version) that some people are feeling after opting not to get the Photoshop CS3 Extended upgrade.

May 14, 2007

Quad-core power unleashed (almost)

Written By Mark Boslet, Mercury News

Consumer research shows that when given a choice PC buyers opt for computer chips with multiple cores, or computing brains. More cores equal more power is an easy concept for them to understand.

They might want to think twice before snapping up the industry’s latest quad-core computers.

May 14, 2007

10 Things We Love/Hate about Apple

PC World has posted two articles; one titled 10 Things We Love About Apple and the other titled 10 Things We Hate About Apple. They are both written by Narasu Rebbapragada and Alan Stafford, PC World. I guess they are of a split mind (is that the same as a split personality?).

“Today, we–that’s us, Narasu and Alan, veteran Mac users both–are going to get some stuff off our chests. We’ve enumerated ten things we hate about Apple (or its followers, or simply about the experience of using its products). But in the interest of fair play (not to be confused with FairPlay, Apple’s DRM technology) we’re also publishing another list–Ten Things We Love About Apple.”

May 14, 2007

Amazon snaps up Digital Photography Review

Source: CNET
Written by Caroline McCarthy announced on Monday that it has acquired Digital Photography Review, also known as, a London-based site that specializes in reviews, information, news and discussion forums pertaining to the digital-camera market. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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May 14, 2007

Adobe To Release PostScript Driver For Windows Vista — Finally

Adobe has taken some heat from users for what they claim is its lukewarm support for Windows Vista.

Source: InformationWeek
Written by Paul McDougall

Adobe Systems(ADBE) on Monday said it plans to release a Windows Vista-compatible driver for printers that use its PostScript page description language in July — a full six months after Microsoft’s new operating system was released for general sale.