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 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
Posted to: Canon News,
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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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/9/2016 2:15:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 7, 2016
Originally announced and available to iOS users on October 5, 2015, Adobe's Android version of Photoshop Fix has finally been released.
 
Here's a quick rundown of the app:
 
Image Retouching & Restoration
 
Adobe Photoshop Fix enables powerful, yet easy image retouching and restoration on your Android phone. Heal, smooth, liquify, lighten and make other edits and adjustments that give you the precise look you’re after. Access edited photos within other Adobe mobile and desktop apps by signing in to Adobe Creative Cloud to further refine them or use them in other creative projects – it’s all powered by Adobe CreativeSync.
 
Photoshop Fix Features
 
  • Retouch and restore photos using tools that give you the exact look, structure and feel you want:
    • Face-aware Liquify – Make dramatic edits to facial features. Create a bigger smile, slim down those cheeks or edit other facial points with remarkable ease.
    • Liquify — Push, pull, rotate, swell or reshape any area to create subtle or drastic effects.
    • Heal and patch — Fix imperfections using content from surrounding areas and then blend the result.
    • Smooth — Simply paint to smooth or sharpen skin, landscapes or other content.
    • Lighten and darken — Add or remove light from specific parts of a photo.
  • Edit and adjust photos using a variety of essential tools:
    • Color — Desaturate to remove all color or to create a mix of color and black-and-white.
    • Paint — Get precise effects with an eyedropper that lets you sample colors, an adjustable brush and an eraser.
    • Adjust — Add vignettes and control exposure, contrast and saturation
    • Defocus — Blur part of a photo to draw attention to your key subject.
  • Send your images directly to Photoshop CC on the desktop so you can refine them and take them further. Fix converts all your edits to layers and packages your image as a PSD file.
You can download Photoshop Fix for Android from the Google Play store. The iOS version can be downloaded from the iTunes App store.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/7/2016 5:31:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016
From Adobe:
 
SAN DIEGO–The power of 10,000 creative people is in full force today at Adobe MAX 2016, the world’s leading creativity conference. Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) will showcase next-generation Creative Cloud innovation, including a new breed of applications in experience design, photography and 3D compositing, as well as exciting developments brewing in the company’s research labs. Adobe is also announcing Adobe Sensei, a new framework and set of intelligent services spanning the entire Adobe Cloud Platform, aimed at dramatically improving how customers design and deliver digital experiences. Adobe MAX will feature keynotes from inspirational creative leaders, including filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, fashion designer Zac Posen and photographer Lynsey Addario. To view the keynotes on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. PDT and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:00 a.m. PDT via a live stream, visit: http://www.adobe.com/go/maxkeynote.
 
“Adobe MAX is where the creative community comes together to see the latest in Creative Cloud innovation and be inspired by the world’s best creative minds,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “This year, we’ll be showcasing amazing breakthroughs in experience design, photography, virtual reality, character animation and 3D compositing.”
 
Adobe Showcases Innovation Coming to Creative Cloud
 
  • A new Mac release of Adobe Experience Design CC (XD), the first all-in-one tool for designing, prototyping and sharing user experiences for website and mobile apps, is now available with two highly anticipated features - Layers and Symbols support. First made popular in Adobe’s flagship design tools Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, XD reimagines Layers and Symbols to address the specific needs of user experience (UX) designers. Designers using XD can now easily share prototypes and get feedback in real-time. At MAX, Adobe will give a sneak peek at new capabilities that enable real-time collaboration including co-editing of documents, visual versioning and Creative Cloud Libraries enhancements. This innovation helps individuals and enterprises keep pace with the surging demand for high-quality content.
  • Project Felix is an industry-first design tool that enables graphic designers to easily create high-quality, photo-realistic images by combining 2D and 3D assets for projects such as product shot comps, scene visualization and abstract design. Users have in-app access to 3D models, materials and lights from Adobe Stock as well as the ability to customize specific properties like materials, perfect lighting and adjust camera angles. Real-time rendering allows users to preview work while editing and before exporting to Photoshop to complete their design.
  • For filmmakers, advancements in virtual reality, character animation and 3D across Adobe’s video tools set the stage for the future of video. The next release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes auto-aware virtual reality (VR) that seamlessly detects and applies the correct setting to stereoscopic and monoscopic media. First introduced at IBC, updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects CC and Prelude CC will also include a Beta of Team Projects that allows teams and enterprise customers to co-edit and collaborate on Creative Cloud projects. Adobe is also releasing a new Cinema 4D renderer in After Effects that will speed up efficiency and quality of 3D content generation. In addition, a new Social Publishing Panel (Beta) in Premiere Pro is powered by Adobe Marketing Cloud technology and enables quick exporting of videos to social channels, as well as data analysis of video content.
  • Adobe Sensei is a framework and set of intelligent services built into the Adobe Cloud Platform that leverages Adobe’s massive volume of content and data assets to enable customers to work faster and smarter. For creatives, Adobe Sensei automates mundane tasks, allowing them to spend more time on inspiration and design. Adobe has leveraged machine learning and AI for many years within its creative applications enabling capabilities like Facial Recognition, Content-Aware technologies and Camera Shake Reduction. New Creative Cloud features that leverage Adobe Sensei include Adobe Stock Visual Search, and Match Font and Face-Aware Liquify in Photoshop. For more information on Adobe Sensei see separate press release.
Advances in Adobe Stock
 
Adobe Stock is evolving the way people market and sell their work to peers. At MAX, Adobe announced a partnership with Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, to bring Reuters video and photography to Adobe Stock’s new editorial collection. Available through Adobe Creative Cloud, creatives will be able to access Reuters editorial content including:
 
  • Reuters photos covering news, sports and entertainment events with thousands of images added every day and over twelve million images in the archive
  • Reuters video footage covering all major events across the globe, including the unique Reuters archive library of historical news footage featuring over a million news clips
Released as a beta in September 2016, the Adobe Stock Contributor site is now available at MAX and allows users to sell their creative work to the world’s largest creative community from within Creative Cloud. The expanded Adobe Stock service now offers more than 60 million royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, illustrations, graphics and 3D models, as well as the addition of templates, a new asset type designed to help users kick-start new projects. Adobe Stock also leverages machine learning to dramatically improve search and contributor workflows, including a new auto-keyword feature (Beta), that save time by automatically generating the first five keywords of each image based on keywords from successful similar images.
 
Adobe is also introducing a new way to find, purchase and manage individual fonts from premier foundries including Frere-Jones Type, Type Network/Font Bureau and Émigré with the new Adobe Typekit marketplace. Complementing the Typekit subscription included in the Creative Cloud membership, Typekit marketplace will integrate across Creative Cloud tools to nearly double the number of individual fonts available for use. Businesses and consumers can use Typekit marketplace to more easily find and purchase fonts for professional or personal design projects, including websites, marketing materials, invitations and more.
 
Creative Cloud Applications Receive Major Updates
 
Updates to Creative Cloud include new offerings and functionality that enhance collaboration, learning and discoverability to help users deliver their best work faster. Key updates include a modern new interface and fast, flexible coding engine in Dreamweaver CC and a new Photoshop universal search bar that allows users to quickly search tools, panels, menus, Adobe Stock assets, help content and tutorials. Adobe Spark allows anyone to easily create and share stunning content and Creative Cloud paid members now have access to exclusive features in Adobe Spark. Adobe is also bringing its popular mobile applications Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Comp CC and Photoshop Fix to Android with this release.
 
  • For the latest updates to Photoshop CC, Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix, and an introduction to Project Felix, click here.
  • For graphic designers, updates to Illustrator CC and InDesign CC can be found here.
  • For web designers, updates to Dreamweaver CC and Animate CC.
  • For filmmakers, a comprehensive view of the latest video and audio tools news can be found here. In addition, updates to Character Animator (Beta) and Audition CC.
  • For more information on the Adobe Photoshop Sketch update introducing Photoshop brushes from designer Kyle Webster, click here.
  • For more information on State of Create: 2016, a global survey from Adobe that found investing in creativity pays off with tangible benefits – from higher income to greater national competitiveness and productivity.
Pricing and Availability
 
Updates to Creative Cloud desktop software will ship to Creative Cloud members before the end of the year. Membership plans are available for individuals, students, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. Adobe’s new and updated mobile apps are available for free download from Apple App Store and Google Play now. When adding Adobe Stock to any paid yearly Creative Cloud membership plan, creatives can save up to 40 percent over purchasing stock content separately.
 
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Post Date: 11/2/2016 9:56:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 4, 2016
From Adobe:
 
The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15.
 
Over the years, the Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing, creation, and sharing. Elements combines powerful behind-the-scenes technology magic adapted from our professional apps with a user friendly UI and modes for every level of user to deliver an ideal mix of power and ease-of-use for creating and sharing your special moments.
 
For this release we focused on further automating the organization and editing process so that Elements does the heavy lifting and you can focus on creating and sharing. We’ve also expanded our selection of Guided Edits so it is even easier to get started and continue to bridge the gap between photo and video editing by bringing familiar photo features and terminology to life in Premiere Elements As you’ll see, there are a number of exciting new features and enhancements to make your photos as amazing as your memories.
 
Here’s what’s new:
 
Adobe Elements Organizer 15
 
  • Touch Enabled – Touchscreen laptops and desktops continue to grow in popularity, and our elements3Organizer and Quick Edit mode are now touch friendly so that you can simply tap to do all your finding, sorting, and quick enhancements.
  • Enhanced Search – Finding the right photo and video is always a challenge and with Elements 15 we’re making it a whole lot easier. Now you can find the exact photos and videos you’re looking for by searching on a combination of things, including places, events, and other favorite subjects.
  • Smart Tags – Elements now automatically tags your photos based on subjects like sunsets birthday, dogs, cats and more. As a result, you’ll spend less time tagging and more time creating.
  • Enhanced Instant Fix – And speaking of saving you time, we’ve enhanced the instant fix functionality so that you can quickly and easily edit a batch of photos at one time.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
 
  • New Guided Edits – Guided Edits transform seemingly complex tasks into easy to follow step-by-step instructions that guide you to fantastic results. Photoshop Elements now offers 45 Guided Edits, including five brand new ones in this release.
    • Photo Text: Now you can easily transform any photo into cool visual text and add an embossed look and drop shadows to really make it pop. It’s great for anyone creating collages, scrapbook pages, cards, signs, and more.
    • Painterly: Convert your photos into unique works of art. Painterly teaches you how to paint an effect over your subject and then add textures and color themes—perfect for sharing on social media or as a printed keepsake.
    • Effects Collage: get artistic by adding multiple effects to a single photo. Tap into multiple templates and themes to choose one that suits your style.
    • Speed Pan: Don’t know how to or weren’t able to catch the perfect speed-pan action shot? No problem. This new guided edit adds a motion blur behind your subject to create the dramatic effect.
    • Frame Creator: A new way to create your own custom frames to complement your favorite photos and they can be added to the existing frame library.
  • Adjust Facial Features – Turn frowns upside down, adjust squinting eyes, and make other quick tweaks so everyone in your photos looks their best.
  • Enhanced Filter Gallery – Filters are a great way to try on new looks and show off your creativity, and now it’s even easier to choose the best filter for your photo and fine-tune the details.
Adobe Premiere Elements 15
 
  • Layer Adjustment Guided Edit – Another opportunity to impress people with your editing chops. This new Guided Edit makes it easy to give your movie a signature look by applying effects across multiple clips or your entire movie at once.
  • Haze Removal – You loved it in Photoshop Elements and now we’re bringing it to Premiere Elements. New Haze Removal enables you to easily remove haze to make the background of your scenes as crisp as what’s up front.
  • Remix – We’ve eliminated the frustration of matching different length music files with your video clips. Pick any music file, and it can be easily remixed to match the length of your movie with a natural sound and transition so you never lose the soul of your audio.
  • Face Detection – We’ve added face detection to Smart Trim, Favorite Moments and Pan and Zoom, giving priority to footage of what matters most – the people in your videos – when suggesting places to trim. With face detection, you’ll get a great movie of friends and family without that unnecessary footage.
  • Video Collage – create dynamic collages with photos and videos that show many memories at once. A fun and creative way for sharing on Facebook, YouTube, and other social sites.
These are just some of the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15. For a complete list of what’s new and improved, please visit here. Be sure to check out project tutorials here and follow us on Facebook.
 
We hope you’re as excited about this release as we are and look forward to your feedback.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/4/2016 9:09:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.7 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. This release also brings support for Pressure Sensitive tablets to Camera Raw.
 
Please note that this version of Camera Raw for Mac requires macOS 10.10 and greater.
 
Pressure Sensitive Support
 
A pressure sensitive pen is very useful for making precise adjustments using brush strokes within your images, and we’re excited to announce that Camera Raw 9.7 now provides support for pressure sensitive devices such as Wacom tablets and Surface Pros.
 
Pressure applied to the pen will affect the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush. You can still set your flow to a maximum value, and then use your pressure sensitive pen to fine tune. Lighter pen strokes result in decreased flow, and heavier pen strokes increase flow.
 
We also support the erase mode if your pen supports this feature. Turning the pen over and using the “eraser” side will automatically switch the brush to eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.7
 
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7? (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model. We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality. If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
 
**We added new of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.
 
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.7
 
MountName
AppleiPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
AppleiPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
AppleiPad Pro back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 3.99mm f/1.8
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
AppleiPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleiPhone SE back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EFCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EFRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EFSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EFSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EFVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Leica SLeica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH. CS
Nikon FNikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon FRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon FRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon FSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon FSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon FVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
OlympusBower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
OlympusRokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
OlympusSamyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicBower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicRokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicSamyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 ED AL Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax KRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax KRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax KSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax KSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax QPENTAX 08 WIDE ZOOM
RicohRicoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8
RicohRicoh GR II 18.3mm f/2.8
Sony ARokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony ARokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony ASamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony ASamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony ERokinon 12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye
Sony FERokinon 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FESamyang 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FESony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FESony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FEVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony FEVoigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Sony FEZY Optics Mitakon SpeedMaster 85mm f/1.2

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed issue where Panorama merge failed when using source files from a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Vignette correction for Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 too aggressive
  • Fixed issue where the SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for Pentax mount was not being auto recognized
  • Fixed bug that resulted in an abnormal exit of the Camera Raw plugin. Please note that this issue occurred intermittently and only when using Adobe After Effects CC on macOS
  • Improved performance when using the Temperature and Tint slides for adjusting White Balance
  • Improved the legibility of Text Labels in the User Interface
Installation Instructions
 
Camera Raw 9.7 – 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 9.7 download links: Win | macOS
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:35:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 9.7.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 600 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
 
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
Download: Adobe DNG Converter 9.7 Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 4:59:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 14, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Adobe DNG is now standard format for mobile photography across both iOS and Android
 
SAN JOSE, Calif – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to Lightroom for mobile, making it one of the first apps for capturing Adobe DNG photos on iOS 10 devices. Adobe DNG is the only raw file format directly integrated into iOS and delivers the highest possible image quality and the greatest amount of editing flexibility and control for capturing and editing photos.
 
With the release of iOS 10, DNG – a raw photography format created by Adobe – is now the go-to, high-quality capture format for mobile photography across both iOS and Android, a strong validation of the decades of leadership and innovation that Adobe has in digital photography. Lightroom for mobile 2.5 delivers an end-to-end Adobe DNG raw mobile photography workflow while also adding support for the new wide gamut P3 color space found in the iPad Pro 9.7 and the soon-to-be-released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
 
Download: Adobe Lightroom Mobile (iPhone | iPad)
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/14/2016 7:09:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 29, 2016
Accodring to c|net, Adobe is planning to add Dual Pixel RAW support in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.
 
While no time table was specified, it's promising news for those who don't want to be limited to using Canon's Digital Photo Professional for taking advantage of the new feature.
 
Read the entire article on c|net.
 
B&H has the 5D Mark IV available for preorder and carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/29/2016 9:06:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 9, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Photoshop 2015.5.1 Update (8/8/2016)
 
8/8/2015 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015.5 update version 2015.5.1 (Mac and Windows) to address several issues.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed customer submitted crashing issues
  • Subtool reverts to primary tool after using keyboard shortcut
  • Unable to Export individual layers that are nested in Artboard > Group
  • “Rasterize EPS Format” dialogue box doesn’t remember Mode setting
  • Embed color profile result reflects whatever it was set last time
  • Text accidentally commits when try to transform Paragraph text using bounding box transform handles
  • Cursor doesn’t correctly change to Commit cursor to differentiate from Rotate and Move cursor
  • Print color is off when using App Manage Color (Mac only)
  • Error: “Could not apply the workspace because the file was not found” when opening a file
  • Several fixes and improvements for Select and Mask:
    • Select and Mask: Command not available on non-pixel layer masks
    • Select and Mask: Refine Edge Brush Tool creating artifacts along the brush stroke in mask
    • Select and Mask: Redraw corruption (RGB 16bit/32 bit) with Show Original in certain zoom levels (preview mode “black and white”)
    • Select and Mask: Using the Refine edge brush on one area of a pre-existing selection may cause certain hard edges in another area to change a few pixel values, especially when the image is in very high resolution
    • Select and Mask: Using brush tool with feather 8 or more and zoom level 50 or lower get redraw issue
    • Select and Mask: With a selection, the output defaults to selection, even if the previous output setting was a mask
    • Select and Mask: Inverting a selection outputs the original selection
    • Select and Mask: Crash when double-clicking adjustment mask
    • Select and Mask: Program error when image is multi-channel
How to get the updates
 
Launch Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/9/2016 10:33:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 26, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and address critical bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 / 6.6.1
 
  • Fujifilm X-T2
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • App-managed color management on Mac in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6 resulted in incorrect colors when printed
  • Uncompressed DNGs files converted from Fuji X-E2 RAF source images were unreadable
  • Errors that prevented customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images
  • An issue that resulted in high memory usage while in the Develop module
  • Issue that prevented the SmugMug Publish Service from working properly
  • Prevent unnecessary resync of collections to Lightroom mobile after an update
  • Occasional app freeze on import
  • Fixes for native Full Screen mode on OS X
  • Drop down menu position issue with high resolution screen
  • Import destination folder is not disclosed/shown after every import
  • Import grid blank with iOS devices
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to update to the latest version.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/26/2016 1:33:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Today we’re proud to introduce the newest member of the Lightroom family: Lightroom for Apple TV.
 
Our goal has always been to make Lightroom the one solution that you use to enjoy your photography, anywhere and to let you share your photos with anyone, anywhere, with the best possible quality. Now, with Lightroom for Apple TV that goal has become a reality on the big screen. Wow your friends, family, and clients with your favorite photos, in the comfort of your home or studio.
 
With this Lightroom for Apple TV release, you’ll be able to share your photos one by one in a slideshow, with the ability to stop and zoom in to see all the detail within your photo. Quickly navigate through all your photos to find that exact memory you’re looking for.
 
All your photos, are always available with your latest edits. In Lightroom for Apple TV, you can view and share all of your synced Lightroom photos including photos you’ve uploaded via Lightroom CC on your desktop, Lightroom on mobile, or Lightroom on the web.
 
Lightroom for Apple TV requires an Apple TV 4th Gen as well as a Creative Cloud subscription to login. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store on your Apple TV, and is available right now.
 
We’d love to hear what you think about the app, as well as any recommendations for the future.
 
Thanks!
 
Josh and the Lightroom team
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/26/2016 10:36:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 20, 2016
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.6.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. Our focus with this release was to fix reported customer issues.
 
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Camera Raw.
 
Bugs Fixed in Camera Raw 9.6.1
 
  • Uncompressed DNGs files converted from Fuji X-E2 RAF source images were are unable to be read
  • Errors that preventing customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images.
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.6.1
 
  • Fujifilm XT-2
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help>Updates to install the update. See Keeping Photoshop & Camera Raw up-to-date.
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR 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 Links: Win | Mac
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/20/2016 3:24:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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