Archive for March, 2008

Mar 19, 2008

Mac OS X for Photographers by Rod Wynne-Powell

macosx4photogs-1.jpgWith so many photographers using Macintosh computers, it was high time that someone should write a book that was specifically designed to help photographers understand better how the Macintosh OSX system works and how to troubleshoot some of the common problems photographers face.

Mac OS X for Photographers is written by Rod Wynne-Powell a UK based author and an acknowledged Mac and Photoshop expert.According to Rod, the book covers Tiger and some of Leopard as it relates to Photographers. Solving Photoshop and related Mac hardware and software problems is a crucial and urgent need in a working environment when things can and do go wrong.
Rod Wynne-Powell explains how the Mac operating system works and the pitfalls you are likely to fall into.
Mar 17, 2008

Back from London, Now Off to San Francisco

I made it back from rainy old London (well, it was sunny for some of the time) and now I’m off to San Francisco for some top secret (tell no one) meetings with people from a large company whose name starts with the letter A (and no it ain’t Apple).


Here’s George Jardine (left) and Martin sitting around the living room on one of the sunny days.

Mar 16, 2008

Adobe Yanks Lightroom 1.4 & Camera Raw 4.4

The Lightroom 1.4 update for Mac and Windows has been temporarily removed from the web site. Those Lightroom users who have installed Lightroom 1.4 should uninstall the update and install Lightroom 1.3.1.(Mac, Win) until a further update can be provided.

For those not in immediate need of the updated camera support available in Camera Raw 4.4 or the DNG 4.4 Converter, it’s recommended that you also continue working with the 4.3.1 versions. (Mac, Win) This decision is based on the following errors that have been discovered with the recent update:

Mar 14, 2008

Adobe Ships Camera Raw 4.4 and Lightroom 1.4

The Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 updates have been posted to the following locations: Lightroom(Mac, Win), Camera Raw(Mac, Win). The updates include support for the following new camera models:

Mar 4, 2008

On The Road To London

I’m leaving, on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be back again.

Well, actually I do know. Friday the 14th of March. In the meantime I’ll be in London working with Martin Evening on some stuff. (top secret, tell no one) Well, ok, I’ll spill some of the beans…

I’m going over to London to shoot with Martin for an upcoming book we’ll be working on (can’t tell you the title because it’s yet to be decided) but I can say that it’ll be a pro level book on Photoshop techniques aimed at photographers.

I’ll also be there shooting Martin shooting for his upcoming Lightroom book (don’t read too much into the timing as it relates to an as yet, unannounced new version of Lightroom–other than the fact that the Lightroom engineers ARE working on a new version–DOH). But we’ll also have a special guest along, George Jardine, pro evangelist from Adobe who will be shooting video.

So, I’ll be off-line for about ten days, unless I can steal some bandwidth and make a couple of fun posts! See ya when I return.

Mar 3, 2008

Photoshop .87 Icons


Since we recently celebrated Photoshop’s 18th birthday, it seems a lot of people are finding old Photoshop “stuff”. These icons were recently posted on, with some, uh, well, less than positive comments. Even John Knoll, Photoshop’s coauthor (and brother of Thomas) felt compelled to respond:

Mar 3, 2008

Finnegan Nack has Shipped!


In spite of the fact that John Nack, senior product manager for Photoshop, has been working hard on his new baby (Photoshop CS4) it seems that he and wife Margo have ALSO been working on a new baby, Finnegan Liggett Nack (“Finn” to future pals).

On his blog John writes:

Mar 3, 2008

Photo industry braces for another revolution

Source: CNET
Written by Stephen Shankland

Think of it as digital photography 2.0.

In the last decade, photography has been transformed by one revolution, the near-total replacement of analog film cameras by digital image sensors. Now researchers and companies are starting to stretch their wings by taking advantage of what a computer can do with sensor data either within the camera or on a full-fledged PC.

Mar 3, 2008

The Dark Lord of Photoshop

c2022f01.jpgMexican photographer, Javier S. Sanudo (Frodo 47 on Flickr), balances a trained eye in the classic beauty of portraiture, with the his own dark imaginings through the creative use of photo-manipulation.

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The best way to describe Frodo 47′s photography is simply, ‘finding the beauty in darkness’. Sanudo’s personal photo series “Creacion de Imagenes” was inspired by “images of madness and indifference you see on the streets.” He then twists the images until they take the form of his sometimes nightmarish imaginings.

“I have always preferred to be alone, creating my own ‘bubble’ in my mind.”