Archive for May 2nd, 2007

May 2, 2007

Editorial: Thou Shalt Not “photoshop”

cs3-icon.pngSource: Adorama
Written by Mason Resnick

If Adobe has its way, there will be no photoshopping allowed from now on. Photoshop, as Adobe correctly points out, is a registered trademark name and shoud be capitalized and accompanied by a ®m. It’s not a verb.

So, we can’t say “I photoshopped that image” but we can say “I enhanced that image using Adobe® Photoshop® software.” “Trademarks are nouns,” notes Adobe in its Incorporated Terms of Use page, and “Trademarks must never be used as slang terms.”

May 2, 2007

Designers Welcome Microsoft/Adobe Competition

Source: eWeek
Written by Darryl K. Taft

LAS VEGAS—Designers welcome Microsoft’s foray into the design tools space and the software giant’s competition with Adobe, because in the end the designers ultimately win, some design professionals said.

Indeed, designers said the increasing competition between Microsoft and Adobe is likely to lead to better technology and better values for designers.