Archive for January 8th, 2008

Jan 8, 2008

PDF Now an ISO Standard

pdf.jpgStephen Partridge, the business development Manager for Acrobat has announced on his Adobe Blog that the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) voted to approve Adobe’s PDF as an international document format standard. The ISO standard number is ISO32000.

This means that as an ISO standard, Adobe will no longer have sole control over what is already the de facto standard for creating, editing, sharing and commenting on documents between multiple platforms. ‘Adobe will be just one of many implementers of that standard. Adobe expects to participate on the ISO committees determining changes that should be included in a revised standard,’ said James King, a senior principle scientist and PDF architect at Adobe.

Jan 8, 2008

On The Road to Long Beach, CA

I’m off on a little trip out to Long Beach, CA home of Epson USA. Can’t tell ya why…just that I’m going (along with a few friends). The topper of the trip will be dinner at Greg Gorman’s house on Wednesday night. I won’t be back until Friday (although I’ll be coming off the downhill leg of the redeye from LA so don’t expect too much wisdom and wit on Friday).

Next week is also going to be rather busy…Michael Reichmann and his trusty videographer Chris Sanderson will be in town. We’ll be taping an upcoming video tutorial all about Camera Raw. Included in the video will be an interview with the Camera Raw engineering team as well as an appearance by Tom Fors talking about camera calibration and demoing his AcrCalibrator.

Busy, busy…