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May 15, 2007

Adobe Continues Color Workflow Leadership

Concerned with color consistency?

Adobe just posted a new color management module (CMM) on Adobe.com as a free download at https://www.adobe.com/downloads/. 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 News.com

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.