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Nov 15, 2007

Adobe Updates Camera Raw to Version 4.3 and Lightroom to 1.3

Camera Raw 4.3 Update has been released (it may take a bit before the update shows up on Adobe Updater). The Camera Raw 4.3 update is suggested by all users of Camera Raw under Photoshop CS3, Elements 5 & 6 for Windows or Elements 4.01 for Mac. Adobe DNG Converter has also been updated to version 4.3.

Lightroom 1.3 has also been released for Mac and Windows. Both updates offer new camera compatibilities as well as bug fixes and in the case of Lightroom 1.3, certain new functionality.

Nov 14, 2007

What did he say?


John Nack, Photoshop’s senior product manager only posted a few words on his Adobe Blog, but the words have kept reverberating for days… It all started with a post entitled Photoshop, as seen through Johnny Cash.

As a direct result, a host of articles have sprung up around the net taking John’s post and examining it in minute detail to try to read the tea leaves of Photoshop’s future:

Nov 8, 2007

It’s Shipping–Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3

jeff-book-sm.jpgContrary to what you may have heard about a delay, Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3 is shipping–NOW! And, boy, am I happy.

RWCR CS3 (I kinda like to shorten the title a bit because I’ve gotten real tired of typing the whole phrase, over and over) was a labor of love that was done to honor the lasting memory of Bruce Fraser, my co-author, business partner and good friend. And while he isn’t around to see the end result, I have a pretty good idea that Bruce would be pleased.

I kept a lot of Bruce and did a good job (or so I’m told) of updating the book for Camera Raw 4.x, which as you know is arguably the largest and most impressive update yet to Thomas Knoll’s little raw processing plug-in. In fact, Thomas reviewed the new chapters and made sure I didn’t screw up hardly at all. I also owe special thanks to Zalman Stern, the “other” engineer on Camera Raw who answered a lot of my really stupid questions and actually admitted that several “inconsistencies” I found with Camera Raw while writing were actually bugs and not me going crazy.

Sep 18, 2007

John Nack writes about the Photoshop logo facelift

Yep, Photoshop has got itself a new logo.

Well, it has several variations on the same theme…

Sep 4, 2007

On the Road to Photoshop World

I’m off to Vegas baby…I may do some posts from there (or I may not-depends on the amount of frenzied activity). I’ll be doing another mini-Epson Print Academy with Andrew Rodney and JP Caponigro (sold out) as well as a Real World Camera Raw session on Friday and Making the Perfect B&W print on Saturday.

If you’re going, stop by and say hello! If you aren’t going, I’ll have photos upon my return–which won’t be until next week because I’m off to Adobe, San Jose to cause trouble!

Sep 4, 2007

Scott’s Lightroom Tour–LIVE!


Last week I stopped by Scott Kelby’s Lightroom LIVE Tour as he blew through the Windy City (that’s Chicago for you folks from away). I grabbed a few shots while visiting. Warning, no particularly important editorial content (but funny shots) included.

Aug 29, 2007

NAPP Announces 2007 Photoshop Hall of Fame Inductees

Andrew Rodney and Kevin Connor to be Honored at 2007 Photoshop World Conference & Expo – Las Vegas

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is proud to announce that digital color management guru, Andrew Rodney, and Adobe senior director of digital imaging product management, Kevin Connor, will be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the 2007 Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on Thursday, September 6, 2007. The Photoshop Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals whose contributions to the business, education, development, and art of Adobe Photoshop have enduring value.

Aug 29, 2007

I’m done…

Ok, I’m done…(finally)

I won’t bore you with the stories of redone screenshots and re-editing what I re-wrote, over and over (and over), but the good news is, last Monday, August 27th, I turned in the last chapter of Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3. I think Bruce would be pleased. (I would point you to a book link at Peachpit, if Peachpit had one yet-I’m working on that).

So, that means I’m finally coming up for air–just in time to hurry off next week to Photoshop World. As a result, I’m going to “ease” back into the daily grind of posting to PhotoshopNews–and there are some stories to tell (well, some I really can’t) about how I spent my summer vacation.

So, if you are going to Photoshop World next week, stop by and say HI! And now that the book’s done, start looking for stuff to show up here.

Jun 6, 2007


Doode…U gotta Cee

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

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:

May 31, 2007

About Camera Raw 4.1

Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major. New features and new functionality are showing up in a long awaited upgrade of Camera Raw’s sharpening controls, a new control called Clarity, enhanced noise reduction and two new defringing controls in lens correction. All told, there is a surprising amount of “new” in Camera Raw 4.1.

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May 30, 2007

Camera Raw 4.1 Update Now Available for Download

The Camera Raw 4.1 update announced earlier this week is now available for downloading from the Camera Raw product page. This release brings a host of advancements-which PhotoshopNews will be writting about shortly. As part of the download DNG Converter 4.1 is also available which along with Camera Raw 4.1 adds the following new cameras:

May 29, 2007

Photo of Monster Hog Called Into Question; Web Site Claims It Was Doctored


Is it a humongous hog, a monster mistake, or a huge hoax?

Source: Fox News

That’s the question being asked Tuesday about a stunning photo distributed last Friday by the Associated Press that purports to show an 11-year-old Alabama boy standing behind a half-ton wild hog his father said he bagged with a pistol.

May 29, 2007

The Luminous Landscape Gallery Opening

On Friday, May 18th, 2007 I attended the opening of Michael Reichmann’s Luminous Landscape Photography Gallery & Print Studio in Toronto, Ontario. I had ridden my motorcycle over to Toronto to work with Michael to tape a new video tutorial about fine art printing as well as an update to our Lightroom Video Tutorial.

Mar 30, 2007

Photoshop CS3′s Tribute to Bruce Fraser

While you might not see it in the regular Photoshop CS3/CS3 Extended splash screen, the Photoshop engineers have paid tribute to Bruce Fraser and his contributions to Photoshop over the years.

Mar 29, 2007

What’s Unique to Photohop Extended?


Take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

John Nack, Photoshop Product Manager, talks about what is unique to Photoshop CS3 Extended in a post on his Adobe blog. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended has EVERYTHING the regular Photoshop CS3 has plus extended functionality designed for certain professions that needed even more stuff.

Mar 27, 2007

Live From New York, it’s CS3

bigapple.pngHello from the Big Apple!

PhotoshopNews will be blogging live from the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Announcement event to be held at 3:30PM Eastern time.

We’ll have photos from Seth Resnick and myself as well as backstage stuff including some party pics.

Since Adobe will be webcasting the event, you can watch the actual announcement live by visiting

Mar 27, 2007

OK, Now It’s Official–Adobe® Photoshop® CS3

Adobe announces–officially–Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended

Due to ship [soon], Adobe Photoshop CS3 will sell for $649 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $199 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 priced at $999 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $349.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Announces the new Creative Suite 3 Lineup

Or, should we say “Suites” as there are now a lot of different Creative Suite 3 options.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, two new editions of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. Photoshop CS3 software is a major upgrade, offering new innovations in editing power and productivity for designers and photographers. The addition of an entirely new version of Photoshop, Photoshop CS3 Extended, means creative professionals can now discover new dimensions in digital imaging, harnessing everything in Photoshop CS3 plus groundbreaking tools for 3-D, motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended expands the boundaries of digital imaging, simplifying the workflows for professionals in architecture, engineering, medicine, and science.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Largest Software Release in Adobe’s 25-year History Revolutionizes Creative Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (see separate releases). Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.

Mar 22, 2007

Wikivid on Photoshop

wikivid.jpg Wikivid does Photoshop.

If you want to find a tutorial video about Photoshop, Wikivid has plenty. Over 550 videos listed and counting…

The top linked videos seem to be from with plenty from, as well as

An offshoot of Wikipedia, Wikivid is an encyclopedia of informative videos. Each content page is made up of links to free videos laid out as a video-course for anyone to watch and learn. Each page can be edited and moderated by anyone. In addition to Photoshop, there’s Wikivids for After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and others.

Mar 8, 2007

I’m Back From Antarctica But I’m On the Road Again

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After 14,000+ total air miles and over 3,200 nautical miles, I’ve returned from Antarctica only to get back on a plane Friday, March 9th to go south again. This time however, I’m stopping in the Florida Keys for a week of vacation. Boy, do I need it – Antarctica was a lot of work!

Mar 8, 2007

Adobe Announces Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Adobe Stretches the Limits of Digital Imaging with Photoshop CS3 Extended

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Nevada – March 8, 2007 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show that it will expand its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) CS3. In addition to the highly anticipated Photoshop CS3 software for designers and professional photographers, Adobe will also deliver Photoshop CS3 Extended, a completely new edition of Photoshop which allows cross-media creative professionals to stretch the limits of digital imaging.

Photoshop CS3 Extended includes everything in Photoshop CS3 plus a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended also simplifies the workflow for professionals in architecture, engineering, medical and science.

Both Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software will be formally introduced on March 27, 2007 – as part of the company’s launch of Creative Suite 3, where further details will be disclosed. The software is expected to ship in Spring 2007.