Archive for June, 2007

Jun 30, 2007

Why Photoshop doesn’t provide secure metadata

Source: John Nack on Adobe
Author: John Nack

Certain feature requests come up over and over, and customers wonder why Adobe doesn’t address them. In many cases it’s a matter of time, resources, and priorities (i.e. good idea, we just haven’t gotten there yet). In other cases, however, there are conceptual issues that make addressing the request impractical or impossible.

One of those cases concerns something that seems simple: letting Photoshop users apply copyright & other info, then lock it so that it can’t be removed. Photographers in particular request this capability year in and year out. Unfortunately there are good reasons why things don’t work as desired. If you’re interested in the details, read on for an explanation from Photoshop architect Russell Williams.

Jun 26, 2007

Adobe Updates Lightroom to version 1.1

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is now available as a free upgrade for existing users, with added functionality and support for Windows Vista. Lightroom 1.1 adds a flexible image management system for multi-computer workflows, improved noise reduction and sharpening, and raw file support for 13 additional digital cameras from leading manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Phase One.

Jun 19, 2007

Book Writing Hiatus for PhotoshopNews

As some of may know, with Bruce’s passing I’ve taken up the responsibility to update Real World Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop CS3-Bruce’s best-selling book series all about Camera Raw.

As a result, I’m going to take a break from PhotoshopNews while I concentrate on finishing up the book. So, from now until the beginning of August, 2007, PhotoshopNews will get only weekly attention when there’s a big story about Photoshop, Lightroom or Adobe in general. Some of my PixelGenius partners have volunteered to pick up some of the slack but rather than trying to do a daily update, look for weekly postings.

The book is due to be released the beginning of September, 2007.

Jun 11, 2007

Dave Polaschek Talks about Printing from Photoshop CS3

Some people were taken by surprise by Photoshop CS3′s new Print dialog. Some weren’t pleased by the new behavior. So, John Nack asked Dave to say a few words on John’s Adobe Blog. Click here to read the entire post.

Jun 8, 2007

Summer Digital Boot Camp With Stephen Johnson

Noted photographer Stephen Johnson leads a Summer Digital Boot Camp From RAW to Print (in a week) in Pacifica, California.

This full-week photography workshop is an intense immersion into digital photography with one of its pioneers.

In five days you will go from perhaps not even understanding what a RAW file is, to making well-crafted and thoughtful prints. Some fieldwork and extensive lecture and lab work will fill our time together. Every student will have full access to their own workstation in our lab. Topics include practical experience with digital exposure, RAW processing, image editing, color management and printing.

Jun 8, 2007

Adobe Icon Man – John Nack


You know you’re getting real famous when people start doing their own portraits of you-and here’s John Nack, Photoshop Product Manager rendered in Adobe Icons. If ya thought there was some “commentary” about the original icons, I wondered what might be next-well, John’s been “Icon’ed” by Greek illustrator Charis Tsevis (profile, portfolio).

Jun 8, 2007

Scripting Sessions @ Photoshop World–Vegas

Ok all you scripting geeks, get ready…back by popular demand and with an additional session, Jeff Tranberry, Photoshop QE engineer and all around script maven will be doing two Photoshop Scripting Sessions at Photoshop World Las Vegas.

Jun 6, 2007


Doode…U gotta Cee

Jun 6, 2007

Getting Punchy (or, What’s in a name?)


John Nack, Photoshop product manager talks about the naming (or difficulty in naming) Camera Raw 4.1′s new “Clarity” control. Check out his post on his Adobe Blog.

Jun 6, 2007

Dave Story & Kevin Connor Insiders’ Look at Photoshop CS3 – Podcast 85

Derrick Story’s The Digital Story has an interview with Kevin Connor and Dave Story from Adobe. In the podcast, Kevin and Dave talk about the difficulties surrounding the development of Photoshop CS3. The post about the podcast is here.

Derrick says: In this interview with Dave Story, Adobe VP of Product Development for Digital Imaging, and Kevin Connor, Senior Director of Digital Imaging Product Management, you will get an insider’s look at the development of Photoshop CS3, the thinking behind the Extended Edition, and the directions we’ll see Adobe take in the future. This is part one of a two part interview recorded at Adobe headquarters in San Jose, CA.

Jun 6, 2007

Now Available at Adobe Labs-Adobe Media Gallery


Adobe Media Gallery (AMG) for Adobe Bridge adds quick, powerful Web gallery creation to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended and the Adobe Creative Suite. AMG makes it possible to create HTML or Flash-based galleries from any of the file formats supported by Bridge; adjust the galleries using built-in preview; and export the results or upload them via FTP. (Note: requires the Bridge 2.1 Update)

AMG is available on both Mac and Windows. The download package includes both the plug-in as well as AMG templates, all of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom default templates, as well as the Lightroom HTML Gallery.

Jun 6, 2007

FedEx Kinko’s and Adobe Collaborate to Deliver Print on Demand

Press Release: DALLAS and SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 6, 2007 — FedEx Kinko’s, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced their collaboration to extend the reach of FedEx Kinko’s Print Online application to users of Adobe® Reader® and Adobe Acrobat® software.

Both of the popular Adobe software applications will feature a connection to FedEx Kinko’s Print Online functionality, which provides a fast, convenient way for sending documents for print production to any FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Center in the United States.

Jun 6, 2007

Camera Raw 4.x Oooops

When Photoshop CS3 (and Camera Raw 4.0) shipped, it was stated that Camera Raw 4 would only work with Photoshop CS3 or above, Photoshop Elements 5 (for Windows) or Elements 4 (for Mac) or above. The only problem is that Elements 4.0 for Mac can’t use Camera Raw 4.x, it requires Elements 4.01 for Mac-and that update hasn’t shipped yet. Adobe has stated that Elements 4.01 update will ship “soon” and that in the meantime, Elements 4.0 can use the last release of Camera Raw 3.x which was Camera Raw 3.7 and available for download from

Direct download links: Camera Raw 3.7 for Mac, Camera Raw 3.7 for Windows.

Jun 6, 2007

It Isn’t That Images Fade, It’s That They Can Vanish

Source: The New York Times
Written by Ian Austen

GATINEAU, Quebec–THE preservation center at Canada’s national archive here might have the last word when it comes to keeping the color in color photography.

A four-story concrete building, which is enclosed within a second protective building, holds two warehouse-size vaults where negatives, prints and film are kept in the dark at 0 degrees and 25 percent relative humidity.

Before anything in the collection can be examined, technicians must put it into an acclimatization chamber that resembles an oversize stainless-steel refrigerator, where it is warmed up over a 24- to 48-hour period.

Jun 1, 2007

Top 15 Google Street View Sightings

From Mashable and posted by Stan Schroeder comes the top 15 Google Street View Sightings…things or people caught in “the act” and visible from Google Street-the new feature for Google Maps. What’s the number one “sighting”? Could it be…ET?


Direct Google Street Link

Check out the rest of the top 15 here including an alleged crime in progress, girls sunbathing, a homeless guy & his dog (the homeless guy was supposedly recently killed-sad) a guy with no head (at least it’s hard to identify him) a giant pumpkin and a street with “A Void” (looks like a black hole). Link: Top 15 Google Street View Sightings

Jun 1, 2007

Touch Up Toronto

Source: torontoist


Okay, we fibbed. The image in yesterday’s Daily Photoist of an airship docked to the Canada Life building (shown above) was totally fake, made in Photoshop by our own Marc Lostracco. (Every other bit of information in the post was true, we swear!)

Jun 1, 2007

PixelGenius Releases RCs for Photoshop CS3

PixelGenius, the developers of PhotoKit™, PhotoKit Sharpener™ and PhotoKit Color 2™ have released what they have determined are Release Candidate (RC) versions of their products for Mac and Windows users of Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop CS3 Extended. These RCs are “real close” but still have a couple of issues and need testing “in the wild”.

PG has also announced that due to popular demand, these new RCs will be able to use cross-platform licensing. So, if you are in a mixed-platform environment, you can use your Mac serial number on Windows or your Windows serial number on Mac.

Jun 1, 2007

Adobe Update Bridge CS3 (version 2.0) to 2.1

Adobe Bridge CS3 2.1 update has been released via Adobe Updater and as direct downloads. The update includes the following critical fixes and enhancements: