Archive for May 1st, 2007

May 1, 2007

Photoshop CS3 Beta due to Expire

Reports are indicating that the Adobe Photoshop CS3 public beta are due to expire in the coming days at the beginning of May, 2007. One report by Buko, on the Mac Photoshop User to User forum reports that the beta will expire on May 2nd. Other reports claim May 5th (which also happens to be Cinco de Mayo). In any event, rest assured that the beta will expire soon.

For those who still have the Beta installed, Adobe suggests (really emphatically) that you must remove the beta properly before installing the final release version.

On the Mac, the uninstaller is in Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers. Note: You cannot uninstall by dragging CS3 applications to the trash; instead, you must use the uninstaller.

On Windows XP, uninstall via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

On Windows Vista, in the Programs section of the Control Panel, select Uninstall a Program.

    To aid in the manual removal, Adobe has posted TechNotes regarding how to remove the beta.

    Manually Remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Mac OS X)

    Manually Remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Windows XP)

    Manually remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Windows Vista)

    Adobe has also posted scripts for the removal of the beta, see:

    CS3Clean Script for Mac

    CS3Clean Script for Windows

    May 1, 2007

    Image analysis changing way we search, shop, share photos

    Written by Ryan Blitstein, Mercury News

    Someday soon, you might walk into the corner video store, point your camera phone at a DVD box, and instantly see reviews of the movie on your mobile screen. Or you’ll come home from a family vacation, upload pictures from your digital camera, and watch your computer throw out the ones with closed eyes or no smiles, and maybe even predict which shots you’ll like best.

    May 1, 2007

    Critical flaw found in Photoshop plug-in

    Source: CNET
    Written by Dawn Kawamoto

    Security researchers have found a “highly critical” flaw in the portable-network graphics plug-in for the latest version of Adobe Systems’ Photoshop Creative Suite, as well as for other versions of the software that run on Windows.

    May 1, 2007

    OnOne releases CS3 Compatible Plug-ins

    Free upgrades now available for Intellihance Pro 4.2, Mask Pro 4.1, Genuine Fractals 5 and PhotoFrame Pro 3.1

    Press Release: Portland, OR. – April 30, 2007 onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of all Photoshop® CS3 compatible updates to their Photoshop plug-ins Intellihance Pro, Mask Pro, Genuine Fractals and PhotoFrame Pro software. Free updates are available for registered owners of Intellihance Pro 4, Mask Pro 4 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 software products. Users who purchased Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 qualify for a free upgrade to Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 respectively.

    In addition, all Photoshop CS3 compatible plug-ins will be available for purchase in the new onOne Software Plug-In Suite 3 which will be shipping May 10, 2007.

    May 1, 2007

    Tom Fors Releases ACRCalibrator 1.0


    Tom Fors, the author of the AcrCalibrator script has released his final 1.0 version. It is available for download now from his web site chromoholics, oh, yeah, and it’s still free.

    AcrCalibrator is a Javascript that can be loaded in Photoshop CS2 and CS3 to automate the process of determining the optimal camera calibration settings of your particular camera.