Archive for January 3rd, 2008

Jan 3, 2008

Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007 Winners


The winners of the Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007 have been announced and posted on their web site. The Honorary Chairman, Benoit Mandelbrot himself writes: “It was an astonishing event, both at the International Congress of Mathematicians and at the museum downtown. I am an inveterate optimist, but never expected to see a crowd standing in a long line to be allowed to admire mathematics in any of its forms.”

Jan 3, 2008

O’Reilly Media Publishes Aaland’s ‘Photoshop CS3 Raw’

9780596510527_cat.pngPress Release: SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — “Raw data is the holy grail of digital photography,” said award-winning photographer and best-selling author Mikkel Aaland, when his book Photoshop CS2 Raw was published two years ago.

The same is still true today.

“Anyone who is serious about digital photography and wants to produce the best possible picture needs to shoot and process Raw,” notes Aaland in the introduction of his new book, Photoshop CS3 Raw (O’Reilly, $34.99 U.S.).

Aaland’s up-to-the-minute edition focuses on the important features of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including Camera Raw’s new retouching tools, expanded controls and ramped up sharpening features.

Jan 3, 2008

2008 – Year of the Mac?

Source: ZDNet
Posted by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Data released by Net Applications for December 2007 tells us something that most of us already knew – that Mac is on a roll and gaining momentum every month.


Jan 3, 2008

Adobe celebrates 25 Years of Innovation


Adobe cofounders Dr. John E. Warnock (left) and Dr. Charles M. Geschke (right).

To celebrate their 25th “Silver” anniversary, Adobe has launched a mini-web site that looks back over the last 25 years. The site includes an Interactive timeline and a 25th Anniversary Newsletter.

See About Adobe/History

Jan 3, 2008

Digital SLR market booms

In digital photography, 2007 was a strong year for higher-end digital SLRs.

Source: CNET
Written by Stephen Shankland

Already, single-lens reflex cameras were disproportionately popular as photographers moved to models that responded quickly and worked better in dim conditions. The bulk and expense were worth it.

Jan 3, 2008

Mouth Eyes Pictures–EEEK!

File this under “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you SHOULD!”


No, this isn’t the latest gossip about who’s leading the Iowa Caucuses, this is a story about some people who have enough time on their hands to do some pretty scary Photoshop work. The picture above is one of many “Mouth Eyes Pictures” from the Freaking News web site.