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 Wednesday, June 21, 2017
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.75 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.02 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.21 billion, with Creative revenue growing to a record $1.01 billion.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.56 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $312 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved record revenue of $495 million, which represents 29 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 46 percent and net income grew 53 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 42 percent and net income grew 43 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $645 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.07 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2 million shares during the quarter, returning $266 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Digital transformation continues to be the burning agenda for creative professionals, enterprises, governments and educational institutions,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “Adobe is the go-to company for creating world-class digital customer journeys from design to delivery to measurement and monetization.”
 
“Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the second half of fiscal 2017 and remain confident in our ability to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the future.”
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/21/2017 8:54:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1
 
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70 (DC-TZ90,DC-TZ91, DC-TZ92, DC-T93)
  • Sony A9 (ILCE-9)
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1
 
MountLens
Sony FEZeiss Batis 2.8/135

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Edit in Photoshop Erroneous Message Fixed
  • Fixed issue causing color cast on images from some Fujifilm X series cameras shot in CH/CL modes.
  • Fixed issue where images taken on the Fujifilm GFX 50s with top 3 extended ISOs appear over exposed.
  • Fixed issue where some images converted to DNG from the Hasselblad H6 contained a color cast.
  • Fixed issue with Hasselblad X1D images losing highlight details at high ISOs.
Known Issues
 
  • We have an issue where customers are unable to use the Develop module with GPU enabled. This only occurs when using an AMD graphics card using driver Version 17.4.4 (released 4/23/2017) on Windows. Please see this note for more details and workarounds.
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
 
Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:
 
Report bugs and suggest features
 
Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/24/2017 4:41:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 12, 2017
From Adobe:
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
 
New Camera & Lens Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10 / 6.10
 
Lightroom CC 2015.10 now supports new cameras and lenses detailed in the Adobe Camera RAW 9.10 announcement.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • LrD Shows Captured Time as GMT Instead of Local Time for Videos Shot and Imported from iPhone 6.
  • Customers were unable to access the Auto Import menu item.
  • Presets listed under “Color Presets” were not available.
  • The audio balance slider in the Slideshow module did not complete mute the audio as expected.
  • Cursor movements on point tone curve behaved erratically.
  • Tone Curve points were not moving correctly with Wacom stylus.
  • Tone Curve freezes after several customer actions and drags.
  • File renaming on export was incorrect. Please note that this only occurred when using the “Cropped” token in the File Rename on Export dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where Hasselblad H6D-50c files that won’t load in Lightroom.
  • Added Camera Matching color profiles for the Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic GH4, and Panasonic LX100 cameras.
  • Fixed a bug where we see unexpected behavior change: Local exposure + negative Clarity.
Known Issue
 
We have made progress in fixing the black panel issue as noted here and have reduced the chances that you will see the issue again. Please do let us know if you see this issue in CC 2015.10 / 6.10.
 
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
 
Click here to send us feedback.
 
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Post Date: 4/12/2017 6:34:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 11, 2017
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.10 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.10
 
  • Canon EOS M6
  • Canon EOS Digital Rebel T7i (EOS 800D, EOS Kiss X9i)
  • Canon EOS 77D (EOS 9000D)
  • Pentax KP
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.10
 
MountName
AppleOOWA 15mm Wide-Angle Lens for iPhone 6 (JPEG only)
AppleOOWA 15mm Wide-Angle Lens for iPhone 6s (DNG+JPEG)
AppleOOWA 75mm Telephoto Lens for iPhone 6 (JPEG only)
AppleOOWA 75mm Telephoto Lens for iPhone 6s (DNG+JPEG)
Canon EFSIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
Canon EFSIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Canon EFTokina AT-X 24-70mm F2.8 PRO FX (IF)
Canon EF-SCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Canon EF-STokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 PRO DX (IF)
Minolta SRMinolta MC ROKKOR-PF 85mm F1.7
Minolta SRMinolta MD ROKKOR-X 85mm F2
Nikon FSamyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Nikon FSIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Nikon FTokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 PRO DX (IF)
Nikon FTokina AT-X 24-70mm F2.8 PRO FX (IF)
Leica MVoigtlander VM HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Leica MVoigtlander VM ULTRA WIDE-HELIAR 12mm F5.6 III
Leica M39FED Industar-61 52mm f/2.8
M42Helios MC 44-3 58mm F2
SigmaSIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Sony FESony FE 85mm F1.8
Sony FESony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed an issue where Hasselblad H6D-50c files that won’t load in Camera Raw.
  • Added Camera Matching color profiles for the Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic GH4, and Panasonic LX100 cameras.
  • Fixed a bug where we see unexpected behavior change: Local exposure + negative Clarity.
Installation Instructions
 
Camera Raw 9.10 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
 
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
DNG Converter 9.10 download links: Win | macOS
 
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Post Date: 4/11/2017 10:23:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 17, 2017
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2017 ended March 3, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.68 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.80 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.94 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.14 billion, with record Creative revenue growing to $942 million.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.25 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $265 million.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved record revenue of $477 million.
  • Operating income grew 52 percent and net income grew 57 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 40 percent and net income grew 42 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was a record $730 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.1 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares during the quarter, returning $238 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Whether you’re a designer, student, enterprise or government agency, reimagining your customer experience has become a critical part of every digital transformation strategy,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe. “Adobe’s mission to help our customers design and deliver great experiences has never been more relevant as is reflected in our outstanding Q1 results.”
 
“Adobe achieved record revenue, profit and cash flow in Q1," said Mark Garrett, Adobe executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Our solid execution and business momentum combined with strong market tailwinds give us confidence in our ability to continue to deliver strong financial results. We remain bullish about our prospects for the rest of 2017 and beyond.”
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/17/2017 8:05:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 7, 2017
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.9
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.9
 
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
  • Casio EX-ZR3200
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • Fujifilm X100F
  • Fujifilm X-A10
  • Fujifilm X-T20
  • Leica M10
  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II
  • Panasonic DC-FZ80
  • Panasonic DC-GF9
  • Panasonic DC-GH5
  • Panasonic DMC-TZ82
  • Phase One IQ3 100MP (“S” compression mode not supported)
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.9
 
MountName
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone 7 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone 7 Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone 7 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone 7 Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone 7 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone 7 Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone 7 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone 7 Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EFCanon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
Canon EFCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
Canon EFTAMRON 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E +1.4x III
Canon EFTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E +2x III
Canon EF-MCanon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EF-MCanon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM
DJIDJI Mavic Pro FC220 (DNG + JPEG)
Fujifilm XFujifilm X100F
Nikon FTAMRON 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025N x1.4
Nikon FTAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025N x2.0
Nikon FVoigtlander SL II – S 58mm f/1.4 Nokton
Sony ESony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS
Sony FERokinon/Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE
Sony FEVoigtlander ULTRA WIDE-HELIAR 12mm F5.6 III
Sony FEZeiss Loxia 2.4/85

 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Upright error where the “Update” button was incorrectly enabled when Upright is unable to find a correction.
  • Lens Profile Auto Matching was not working for Zeiss Batis 85mm lenses.
  • Cursor movements on Point Curves were erratic
  • Issue related to abnormal Lightroom exit when using Full Screen mode. The issue only occurred on Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra)
  • Develop Module Locked after deleting images while using two displays
  • Live Photos created on iPhoto caused the JPEG to be treated like an XMP sidecar file
  • Instead of deleting currently selected photo, deletes face tag from previous viewed photo
  • Images from Canon EOS G7X MK II sometimes had a green color cast
  • Unable to change the image after deleting a rejected photo in develop module
  • Export was taking longer than expected.
  • Unable to import compressed raw files from Fujifilm XT-2 and X-Pro2
  • iPhone video Capture Time is shifted upon Import
  • Slideshow Export as JPG text overlay issue
  • If using 2-byte characters for catalog path, unable to backup
  • Problem with map module (Windows)
  • Cannot access Auto Import Settings form File menu
  • The zoom does not work properly after the update
  • Lightroom 6.8: Memory Leak
  • Keyboard shortcut X for rejecting an image in Library not available (French)
  • Erroneous warning message on Catalog Backup
  • Messing up file ordering with panoramas
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 


Adobe Camera RAW 9.9
 
The Adobe Camera RAW 9.9 update adds the same camera and lens profile support listed in the Lightroom update described above.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV – this set of profiles are more similar to past cameras of the same generation.
  • Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
  • Fixed issue related to memory corruption in the DNG Converter.
  • Fixed bugs related to crashes and abnormal app exits.
Download: Adobe Camera RAW 9.9 – Windows | Macintosh
 
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Post Date: 3/7/2017 3:27:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 6, 2017
From Adobe:
 
New Raw HDR Capture Mode
 
We’re excited to announce that Lightroom Mobile now has a new raw HDR capture mode that lets you achieve a dynamic range on your mobile device that was previously only possible shooting with an DSLR or mirrorless camera.
 
This new HDR mode harnesses the power available in the latest mobile hardware on both Android and iOS. These updates, version 2.7 for iOS and version 2.3 for Android, were released today and make the HDR mode available for free.
 
The new HDR mode works by automatically scanning the scene to determine the correct exposure range and then capturing three DNG files which are then automatically aligned, merged, deghosted, and tonemapped in the app. You get a 16-bit floating point DNG, with all of the benefits of both an HDR and a raw photo, which is processed by the same algorithms with the same quality as the HDR technology built into Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.
 
Previously, capturing an image in HDR either meant using a DSLR or mirrorless camera, capturing multiple exposures, copying to your computer, and then merging in an application like Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, or Lightroom. Alternatively, you could capture an HDR JPEG on your phone, though those images normally used only two shots and often failed to capture the full range of tonality in difficult lighting scenarios. By capturing three raw shots and merging on the phone, you get a greatly increased dynamic range with the ability to edit and share right away. Creative Cloud members get the additional benefit of automatically syncing with their desktop, ensuring that the photo, plus all of the edits that were made to the photo, are backed up and available in the desktop version of Lightroom.
 
Our very own Russel Preston Brown has created a great tutorial for using this new HDR capture mode within Lightroom Mobile, check it out! below.
 

HDR Processing & Supported Devices
 
When we started working on HDR for Lightroom Mobile, we realized that adding desktop-caliber, pro-quality processing algorithms to mobile devices is no easy task. Our team was able to make some pretty amazing breakthroughs that eventually made it possible.
 
For iOS users, the HDR mode requires a device that can capture in DNG, such as an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE, or iPad Pro 9.7?.
 
For Android users, at this point only the Samsung S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL are supported. So that we’d adhere to our stringent quality and reliability requirements, our primary goal was to ensure the stability of the app while enabling the algorithms to provide the highest possible quality. Thanks to the processing and memory available on the Samsung S7 and Google Pixel devices, we were able to achieve the quality and capabilities required by these incredibly powerful algorithms. The team is working hard to support additional devices as quickly as possible.
 
Other features in these releases
 
In addition to the new raw HDR capture mode, iOS and Android users get the following new features:
 
iOS
 
  • Export Original, enabling you to export the original files, including DNGs captured in the camera as well as raw files imported through Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom web (Lightroom Desktop does not upload originals to the server)
  • Gestures to rate and review in the Rate & Review mode, greatly speeding up your review process
  • New Force Touch and Notification Center widget, making it even easier and faster to launch Lightroom’s camera
  • As well as a new option available in settings, Prevent From Sleep, which will keep the screen from locking as long as the phone is plugged into power, improved synchronization stability and speed, and general bug fixes, performance enhancements, and UI tweaks
Android
 
  • For Android Creative Cloud members, the Radial and Linear Selection tools are now available
  • As well as general bug fixes and speed improvements
Download Lightroom Mobile
 
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Post Date: 3/6/2017 1:38:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 2, 2017
Adobe is citing higher-than-expected currency fluctuations for its plan to raise Creative Cloud rates in the UK and Sweden starting March 6, 2017.
 
From Adobe UK:
Adobe and currency fluctuations
 
Currency exchange rates have fluctuated significantly over the last few years. Like many US-based global companies, Adobe is making pricing adjustments in a number of countries to offset fluctuations in foreign exchange rate. Starting on March 6, 2017, the price of Adobe products in the United Kingdom and Sweden will be increased. Existing customers will receive information about their subscription pricing directly from Adobe.
 
When do the product prices increase in the United Kingdom and Sweden?
 
The increased prices are effective starting on March 6, 2017.
 
I have an existing membership. Is my monthly fee going up?
 
If you have a month-to-month plan, you will see the price increase on your statement at the next billing date. If you have an annual plan, the new price goes into effect at the end of your annual term.
On the one hand, I hate to see a monthly rate increase for any service that I subscribe to. On the other hand, I can certainly understand how a company with such a global reach may have to periodically adjust prices based on drastic currency fluctuations. I only hope that these periodic adjustments will include price reductions if the exchange rate goes in the other direction. [Sean]
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/2/2017 11:45:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 24, 2017
From Adobe:
 
LONDON--In advance of Bett, Europe’s largest exhibition for technology in education, Adobe today announced the forthcoming release of updated Android applications optimized for select Chromebooks to help students harness their creativity. In the coming weeks, Adobe Creative Cloud apps start rolling out for free download as part of the beta that Google announced today, giving students using Chromebooks the tools they need to be more creative. Using the classroom environment to learn how to problem solve and develop creative skills by using technology is more important than ever for the future workforce, per results of a global GEN Z study by Adobe on student and teacher learning perspectives.
 
Over the past year, the use of Chromebooks has steadily grown in education – sales are flourishing in Europe, and they are now a market leader in North America. School administrators can approve and push Adobe apps on select managed Chromebooks by using the Google Admin console. Schools can expect an additional wave of Adobe apps to be launched later this year.
 
“The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom has exploded, and we’re thrilled to offer students access to Adobe tools on these devices, allowing them to learn the way they do best – by doing and creating,” said Mark Rupert, Senior Director of Education at Adobe. “As a company, our goal is to empower every student to be a lifelong creator and having our free mobile apps on Chromebooks will help us reach millions more students who can bring their ideas to life."
 
Today’s announcement underscores Adobe’s dedication to enabling creativity in the classroom and delivering software and solutions across devices. Students and teachers agree that technology provides more digital tools and outlets for creativity, according to the Adobe study “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future.”1 The research found that 78 percent of students between the ages of 11 and 17 from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany and 88 percent of their teachers see creativity as essential to students’ future careers. A staggering 90 percent of students and 76 percent of teachers view technology as key to their career preparedness. In addition, 90 percent of Gen Z students say they are better prepared for the future given how well they understand technology.
 
To support the importance of creativity and technology in the classroom, Adobe is releasing the updated Creative Cloud apps that capitalize on Chromebook’s strengths – speed and simplicity – making these devices ideal for students to use in and out of the classroom. The family of applications launching in the coming weeks are:
 
  • Photoshop Mix
  • Lightroom Mobile
  • Illustrator Draw
  • Photoshop Sketch
  • Adobe Comp CC
  • Creative Cloud Mobile
“Having access to free creative tools like Adobe’s on Chromebooks allows for much more creative freedom for students with different learning styles or talents to shine,” said Nicole Dalesio, Teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment (ToSA) for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, CA. “It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a much more powerful way. Now all students can get the skills they need to create and share in a digital world.”
 
Adobe and Google will showcase the range of products that will be running on Chromebooks at Bett in the Adobe booth (#C118) and Google booth (#C230).
 
The full findings from Adobe’s survey, Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future, are available for download at www.adobeeducate.com/genz.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 1/24/2017 10:15:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 18, 2017
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced its Board of Directors has approved a new stock repurchase program granting the company authority to repurchase up to $2.5 billion in common stock through the end of fiscal year 2019. Under the new stock repurchase program, which is designed to return value to Adobe’s stockholders and minimize dilution from stock issuances, the company may repurchase shares in the open market and also enter into structured repurchase agreements with third parties. The new stock repurchase program, approved by Adobe’s Board of Directors, is substantially similar to the company’s previous program authorizing the repurchase of up to $2.0 billion in common stock through fiscal year 2017, which authority will soon be exhausted.
 
“We’re coming off a year of record cash flow generation and our balance sheet continues to be strong. Adobe’s new share repurchase program underscores our commitment to returning value to our stockholders, as we execute on our long-term growth strategy,” said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Adobe.
 
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to Adobe’s stock repurchases and business momentum, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties described in Adobe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year 2015 ended Nov. 27, 2015, and Adobe's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in fiscal year 2016. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to Adobe’s SEC filings.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 1/18/2017 7:04:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 14, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Just a few weeks ago, Apple revealed the all new MacBook Pro featuring a breakthrough new interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. We’ve been working hard to build custom support for the Touch Bar, and I’m pleased to announce that, as promised, it is available in today’s update to Photoshop.
 
I’ve had a chance to use the Touch Bar a bit and I find it exciting for two reasons. First, the Touch Bar is useful for surfacing a contextual “next step”. This is helpful both for a beginner who might not know how to navigate Photoshop, and for an experienced user in giving them speedier access to the desired next action. Second, the Touch Bar is useful for accessing controls in a new way, especially controls that were sometimes clumsy with a keyboard and mouse.
 
In designing the interaction with the Touch Bar, we imagined three distinct categories of functions that would be useful to our customers: Layer Properties, Brushes, and (true to Photoshop’s ethos) your customizable Favorites.
 
Adobe Photoshop CC MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support Example.gif

Inside the Layer Properties section, you can quickly access common actions like place a Smart Object, clip Layers, and open Select & Mask. Controls for changing the blend mode and scrubbing through the history are especially nice to use on the Touch Bar Retina display because of a visual preview of the result.
 
The Brushes section gives you quick access to brush color, size, hardness, opacity and flow. Each of these commands has a movable slider to pick just the right value.
 
The Favorites sections allows you to configure your own set of favorite actions. This includes any combination of actions from the previous sections, or other commands like Full screen mode, Flip Horizontal/Vertical, and launching the macOS share menu.
 
More details on of the new Touch Bar capabilities are available here.
 
It’s an exciting time in computing, bringing all new ways to interact with your content and control your device. The Photoshop team is constantly evaluating new technologies and thinking of ways to make our customers more productive. As we continue to evolve our support for the Touch Bar and other alternative input methods, we would love to hear your feedback. Please let us know your feedback and suggestions here.
 
To install the update, choose Help > Updates… More info here.
 
For a complete read me including fixed customer issues, see here.
 
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 7:28:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 8, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.8
 
Introducing Reference View
 
Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent. This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.
 
To get started,
 
  1. Go to the Develop Module
  2. Click on Reference View. Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden
  3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane. You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the “Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.
  4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.
Click here for more information on Reference View.
 
Performance Improvements
 
Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8 includes ‘under-the-hood’ changes designed to improve the responsiveness of your Lightroom experience. You should notice improvements in image editing responsiveness when background tasks (such as Preview Generation) are running, moving files between folders, running catalog backups.
 
Fit/Fill Improvements
 
You can now zoom to fit and zoom to fill. Particularly when using ultra high-resolution (i.e. 4K and 5K) monitors, prior versions of Lightroom would not completely fill the Loupe window.
 
Additional Features
 
  • Ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them.
  • Export a Collection Set as a new catalog.
New Camera and Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8
 
See here.
 
New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV.
  • Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
  • Lightroom would show an error dialog when attempting to open an image in Photoshop. Please note that this only occurred on Windows and only when selecting “Open in Photoshop” as a Post-Processing item in the Export dialog.
  • Fixed issues relating to the Point Curve as reported here and here
  • Fixed some memory leaks.
  • Library collection panel scrolled unexpectedly when you duplicate/rename/delete a collection set
  • Problem with watermark opacity in export slideshow
  • Will not export both portrait and landscape oriented pictures as a slideshow video in 720 or 1080
  • Slideshow not working, only getting black screen
  • Selected Published Folder or Collection is not deselected if a folder is selected
  • Background images in Slideshow sometimes appeared pixelated.
  • Allow image panning by holding down space bar and then swipe with two fingers when local correction tool (such as the Local Adjustment Brush or Radial Filter) is activated.
  • Resolved inconsistent preset sorting issue.
  • Resolved issues when importing from an Apple iPhone or iPad using USB.
  • Video files from Sony cameras were not being imported into Lightroom.
  • Opening photos in Photoshop from Lightroom using Edit In does not work correctly for some operations
  • Map and Web modules do not work correctly with 4K UHD monitor
  • Sort by capture time doesn’t always work on 2015.7 / 6.7
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 


Lightroom Mobile Updates
 
Lightroom for iPhones includes a new edit experience, a new info section, a new capture interface with a brand new professional mode, support for all of the latest cameras and lenses provided in today’s Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom releases, as well as bug fixes and improvements. Lightroom for iPads adds in the new capture interface, camera and lens support, and bug fixes, and Lightroom for Android provides support for new cameras and lenses as well as bug fixes. To download Lightroom for iOS and Android, tap here.
 
The teams for both Lightroom for iPads as well as Lightroom for Android are also working on adding in the new edit and info experiences and we hope to release those updates soon.
 
Check out the new series of videos our very own Julieanne Kost has made covering Lightroom Mobile from end-to-end, including these new features, by clicking here.
 
In Lightroom for iPhones, you’ll find the following updates:
 
New Edit Interface
 
Lightroom mobile 2.6 represents a significant evolution of editing on mobile devices. We wanted to improve the ability to quickly find and access tools and ensure the fastest way to enhance and edit images on a phone. Our design team reached out to photographers of all skill levels to help us figure out how people edit with Lightroom mobile, what’s missing, and how we could make it even better. This update represents our first release taking advantage of this research.
 
Finally, we built ways of expanding the interface so that additional groups of functionality could be added in, like the often requested ability to add in titles, captions, and copyright from mobile devices. This new interface extensibility means we can continue to deliver on the features that photographers have been asking for, turning their mobile devices into more and more capable image processing devices.
 
New Capture Interface and Professional Mode
 
Version 2.6 also adds in a brand new capture interface (the same that Android users received earlier this year) that provides access to a new professional mode that provides control over all aspects of your camera’s exposure and focus. This new mode makes it easy to dial in exactly the exposure you need to capture the shot you want.
 
These updates are all available now, tap here to download.
 
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Post Date: 12/8/2016 11:49:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Camera Raw 9.8
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.8
 
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Fujifilm X-A3
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Hasselblad X1D
  • Leica TL
  • Nikon D5600
  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II (*)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 (DMC-FZ2000 and DMC-FZH1)
  • Pentax K-70
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Sony Alpha a6500 (ILCE-6500)
  • Sony Alpha a99 II (ILCA-99M2)
  • Sony DSC-RX100 Mark V
(*) Denotes preliminary support.
 
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.8
 
MountName
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EFSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Canon EFSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Canon EFSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x1.4
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x2.0
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/135 ZE
GooglePixel (DNG + JPEG)
GooglePixel XL (DNG + JPEG)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Linear FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Medium FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Narrow FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Wide FOV) (raw + JPEG)
Leica MLeica SUMMARON-M 28mm f/5.6
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED
Nikon FSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x1.4
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x2.0
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/135 ZF.2
RicohRicoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S7 Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
SigmaSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
SigmaSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
SigmaSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV – this set of profiles are more similar to past cameras of the same generation.
  • Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
  • Fixed issue related to memory corruption in the DNG Converter.
  • Fixed bugs related to crashes and abnormal app exits.
Installation Instructions
 
Camera Raw 9.8 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to this.
 
Adobe DNG Converter 9.8
 
Download: Windows | Macintosh
Post Date: 12/8/2016 10:45:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 11, 2016

 
#SkyReplace allows you to quickly swap out the sky in your digital photos. Presented live during the Adobe MAX 2016 Sneak Peeks, co-hosted by Jordan Peele. Learn more about this year's Sneak Peeks here: http://adobe.ly/2ffyder
 
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Post Date: 11/11/2016 1:45:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 9, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Two major updates for Lightroom are now available: Lightroom for Android 2.2 and new updates for Lightroom on the web.
 
Lightroom for Android 2.2 — Raw Technology Preview
 
Lightroom has always been about helping you get the most out of your images, and with Lightroom for Android 2.2, you can now import raw files directly into your Android device. The Raw Technology Preview makes it possible for you to connect your camera to your Android device and import photos directly from your camera. With this Technology Preview now available for Android (released for iOS in July of this year), you can capture, edit, and share raw photos, in full resolution, and have access to them wherever you are in the world.
 
Lightroom for Android now supports all of the same raw files that Lightroom for desktop as well as Adobe Camera Raw support, with the full list available here.
 
To transfer photos to your mobile device, you’ll need a USB On-The-Go adapter, sometimes just referred to an OTG cable. An OTG cable enables you to connect your mobile device directly to your camera and transfer your images with the PTP transfer mode. We recommend getting an OTG cable that matches the ports on both your camera as well as your Android device. For example, if your camera uses a Micro USB port and your Android device has a USB-C port, you’d want a Micro USB to USB-C OTG cable. These cables, and nearly every other imaginable combination of ports and connectors can easily be found online and are quite inexpensive.
 
After installing the Lightroom for Android 2.2, plug your camera into your Android device, and change to the PTP transfer mode in the Android Notification Center. Then, tap on the notification that indicates “Connected to USB PTP Camera. Tap to view files.”
 
You’ll be presented with an importer to select from the photos found on your camera to import into Lightroom on your Android device. Select the photos you want to import, the collection you want to import the photos into, and tap transfer. Lightroom will transfer the photos and notify you once all of the photos have been imported.
 
Adobe Lightroom for Android PTP Import Dialog

You get all of the benefits of raw, such as the ability to change the white balance, being able to recover blown out highlights, access to the full range of color information, as well as editing an uncompressed file, all using the exact same technology that powers Lightroom on your desktop. An added benefit is that the raw file that you’ve imported into Lightroom for Android will be synced with Lightroom on your other devices, such as Lightroom for desktop or Lightroom on the web, along with any of the edits, star ratings, or flags that you’ve added.
 
Lightroom for Android 2.2 is available now from the Google Play Store.
 
Lightroom on the Web — November Updates
 
  • Significant improvements to Shares
    New Shares created within Lightroom on the web have been made even more powerful. You can now add a header graphic, add sections within your Shares, and add text describing the sections. You can use this additional functionality to engage your audiences and tell richer photographic stories with Lightroom on the web.
     
  • Adobe Portfolio Enhancements
    Adobe Portfolio helps you showcase your creativity with your own professional online portfolio. We’ve made it possible for you to quickly and easily send your images from Lightroom on the web to Portfolio so that you can create and maintain a special place on the web to show off your photos. You can now create a new Project in Portfolio directly from within Lightroom on the web and copy your Lightroom photos into that new Project, saving time and making it even easier to maintain your online presence.
     
  • Download Original
    A highly requested feature is the ability to download your originals from within Lightroom on the web – and now you can. Any image for which the original is available in the cloud (such as images uploaded from Lightroom iOS or Android, or from Lightroom on the web) will now have an option available to download the original. The ability to download the original is only available for the owner of the account and will not be visible to viewers of the share.
As of today, all of these features are now available at lightroom.adobe.com.
 
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