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 Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Photoshop Lightroom 5.4
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 update includes these enhancements:

  • Support for Lightroom mobile, a new service to access, organize, edit and share your images from mobile devices
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5
  • Camera support for many new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4s, and DJI Phantom quadcopter

Download:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 

 
DNG Converter 8.4
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.4.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 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.

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (*)
  • Nikon 1 V3 (*)
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX mini (*)
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

(*) Preliminary support
 
Download:
Adobe DNG Converter 8.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:53:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Photography Program Now Includes Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile for $9.99 per Month; Seamlessly Syncs Edits Between Mobile and Desktop
 
April 08, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop. Lightroom mobile is built on a powerful synchronization architecture, designed specifically for photos, and provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
 
Lightroom mobile is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop Photography Program. For USD$9.99 per month, photographers have access to Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC on the desktop as well as Lightroom mobile on iPad.
 
“With the launch of Lightroom mobile, we’ve unlocked professional-class photographic workflows from the confines of the desktop,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Lightroom and Photoshop redefined digital photography on the desktop and now, photographers can perfect images, wherever they are and, via Creative Cloud, seamlessly synchronize them back to their desktop catalog.”
 
Lightroom mobile and the photography optimized synchronization architecture puts the powerful tools from Lightroom 5 at photographer’s fingertips, including:
 

  • Sync mobile edits, metadata and collection changes back to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
  • Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop
  • Work on images, even when your iPad is offline, for a truly portable experience
  • Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; synced photos can also be viewed from any Web browser

“Adobe Lightroom mobile transforms the way I am able to work with my photographs because now I can review and process photos when I’m comfortable and creative, and not just when I’m at my computer,” said Jeff Carlson, educator and author of The iPad for Photographers and Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. “It also works as a malleable photo portfolio on my iPad. As I add or remove images from a collection in Lightroom mobile or on the computer, the changes stay synchronized. When I need to show my work those photos are already set up to be viewed.”
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Photoshop Photography Program (USD$9.99 per month) includes Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, Lightroom mobile and a public portfolio site through Behance. Any members of Creative Cloud complete plan or Photoshop Photography Program automatically receive access to Adobe Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile is immediately available for iPad 2 or later running iOS 7, from the Apple App Store and requires Lightroom 5.4 for Mac or Windows.
 
Adobe has extended their Photoshop Photography Program deal. That's Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 and the newly announced Lightroom Mobile App for only $9.99 per month with no previous ownership requirements (offer valid through May 31).

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Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:19:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Major Updates and New Features Turbo-charge Video Workflows, Outpacing the Competition
 
April 02, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe today announced plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and will showcase these innovations at the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas next week. Milestone feature additions, expected to ship in the next coming months, include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster, enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. At NAB Adobe is also unveiling new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.
 
“We do an immense amount of green screen work and the new Keying effects in Adobe After Effects CC will help us preserve fine details when we’re keying out backgrounds and control the amount of green spill left in an image so we can work faster and more precisely.”
 
Underscoring the rapid adoption of Adobe Creative Cloud tools in the broadcast and film industries, Adobe is also proud to announce that two-time Academy Award-winning editor Kirk Baxter A.C.E. is cutting David Fincher's upcoming feature film “Gone Girl” exclusively with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
 
Revealing the Future of Adobe Video
 
At the NAB 2014 show, Adobe will provide a sneak peek of the innovative magic coming soon to the company’s professional video apps. Key updates include:

  • Timesaving editorial features in Premiere Pro CC. New features include Live Text Templates that let users edit text in After Effects CC compositions directly in Premiere Pro CC; Autosave to Creative Cloud for automated backup of projects; and a new Masking and Tracking feature that provides accurate masks that follow subjects and blur out faces and logos, crucial for newsroom editing. In addition, the new Master Clip effect in Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade changes the effects applied to original clips and ripples down through all instances of the clip.
  • Powerful new updates to After Effects CC include Keying effects to provide better keying results with compressed footage; and Typekit integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC provides users with access to a growing library of fonts worth $30,000, that can be used on the desktop.

For more information on the new features coming to the Creative Cloud video apps, please go here.
 
Collaborating in Real-Time with Adobe Anywhere
 
Adobe today also announced important updates to Adobe Anywhere, the modern collaborative workflow platform that empowers users of Adobe professional video solutions such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC to work together using centralized media and assets across standard networks. Adobe Anywhere complements Creative Cloud applications and enables deep collaboration for large organizations working with video, including broadcasters, educational institutions and government agencies. New features for Adobe Anywhere include: Hot Backup, which provides real-time backup of projects; Rough Cut Support to start editing rough cuts in Prelude CC and finish sequences in Premiere Pro CC; and After Effects CC media processing for direct integration between Anywhere and After Effects CC.
 
Adobe will demonstrate these new solutions for the first time at NAB at its booth #SL3910, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7 – 10. Adobe will also highlight key customer and partner focused initiatives at its booth and will have its professional video and broadcast apps presented in nearly 100 partner booths throughout the NAB exhibition.
 
Availability
 
At NAB, Adobe is previewing the next major updates to its professional video and audio products that are not yet publicly available. These updates are expected to ship in the next couple of months, along with other major updates to Creative Cloud. Learn more about the forthcoming video updates here or register for a special webinar on Thursday, April 10 here. To be among the first to know when these and other Creative Cloud updates are available, follow us on Twitter @creativecloud or join us on Facebook.
 
Note: While it doesn't relate to the new video features listed above, Adobe has extended their Photoshop Photography Program deal. That's Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for only $9.99 per month with no previous ownership requirements (offer now valid through May 31).

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/2/2014 7:55:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Recurring Revenue More Than Half of Company’s First Quarter Revenue
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 18, 2014 – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2014 ended Feb. 28, 2014.
 
First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $1.0 billion, at the high end of its targeted range of $950 million to $1.0 billion.
  • Adobe exited Q1 with 1 million 844 thousand paid Creative Cloud subscriptions, an increase of 405 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q4 fiscal year 2013.
  • Creative Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $987 million, and total Digital Media ARR grew to $1.15 billion.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud quarterly revenue was $267 million, representing 24 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.09 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.30 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $252 million.
  • Deferred revenue grew by $52 million to a record $881 million.
  • More than half of Adobe’s Q1 revenue was from recurring sources such as Creative Cloud subscriptions and Adobe Marketing Cloud.
  • The company repurchased 4.5 million shares during the quarter, returning approximately $263 million of cash to stockholders.

Download the Full Press Release and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (112 KB, PDF).
 
Note: The Photoshop Photography Program special – $9.99/mo for Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 with no previous ownership requirements – is set to expire March 31. Be sure to take advantage of this deal before time runs out!

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 8:30:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 21, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Please note — Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista.
 
Welcome to the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6/CC plug-in release candidate on Adobe Labs. A “release candidate” label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. Camera Raw 8.4 RC for CS6 update includes support for many new cameras and lens profiles. A release candidate build of DNG Converter 8.4 is also provided.
 
The Camera Raw plug-in provides easy access within Adobe Photoshop CS6 to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in, please visit the Camera Raw pages on Adobe.com.
 
The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.
 
Download
Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6: Windows (ZIP, 150 MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 129 MB)
Camera Raw 8.4 for CC: Windows (ZIP, 106 MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 69 MB)
 
For a limited time, Adobe has the Photoshop Photography Program available for $9.99/mo (with 1 year commentment) without previous ownership requirements.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 5:43:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 
From Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:

In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows you how to get started with Adobe Photoshop CC and covers the 10 things that beginners want to know how to do. If you're new to Photoshop, this is the video you've been looking for!

The video describes how to:

  1. Remove blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush tool
  2. Work with Layers and Adjustment Layers
  3. Utilize Masks
  4. Crop
  5. Adjust exposure and fix colour-cast problems (Camera RAW filter)
  6. Remove an object from a photo (Content Aware Fill)
  7. Move an object in a photo (Content Aware Move)
  8. Remove a subject from a photo (Smart Select and Refine Edge)
  9. Add text
  10. Save your photos

Hot Deal: Until March 31, Adobe is offering their Photoshop Photography Program to all photographers - no previous version of Photohop is required for registration.
 
That's Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99 per month with a 1-year commitment whether you currently own Photoshop or not.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/12/2014 9:21:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 16, 2014

 
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Kicks Off 2014 With Innovations Across Essential Design Tools
 
Adobe today shipped new features across its flagship design applications and services, as part of a major Creative Cloud release. Additional new features in Photoshop CC include the groundbreaking Perspective Warp, which changes the viewpoint from which an object is seen, and linked Smart Objects that radically improves collaboration – updating the final design automatically if the reference file is changed.
 
Also, new features in Adobe Illustrator CC and InDesign CC revolutionize how designers work with type by seamlessly connecting to the Adobe Typekit font service. It’s now possible to integrate Typekit fonts into print projects, PDF files, DPS apps, and more, while new functionality in InDesign CC reduces the frustration of missing font errors by automatically searching the Typekit desktop font library for options. Dozens of new and enhanced features and services in today’s update will help designers and other creative professionals work more intuitively and efficiently.
 
Note: Adobe also added 3D Printing to Photoshop CC. You can read more about the 3D Printing update in the official press release.
 
Learn more about Creative Cloud on Adobe's Website.
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Post Date: 1/16/2014 7:26:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 13, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Subscriptions Accelerate to More Than 1.4 Million; Adobe Marketing Cloud Surpasses Revenue of $1 Billion in 2013
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 ended Nov. 29, 2013. The Company also provided a financial outlook for fiscal year 2014 and long-term growth targets for key areas of its business.
 
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $1.04 billion, within its targeted range of $1 billion to $1.05 billion.
  • Adobe exited Q4 with 1 million 439 thousand paid Creative Cloud subscriptions, an increase of 402 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q3 fiscal year 2013, and enterprise adoption of Creative Cloud was stronger than expected.
  • Creative Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $768 million, and total Digital Media ARR grew to $911 million.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud quarterly revenue was $316.2 million, representing 38 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.13 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.32 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $315.0 million.
  • Deferred revenue grew by $94.7 million to a record $828.8 million.
  • The company repurchased 7.9 million shares during the quarter, returning approximately $405 million of cash to stockholders.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $4.06 billion and generated $1.15 billion in cash flow from operations during the year.
  • Creative Cloud subscriptions grew by 1.1 million and Document Services subscriptions doubled to more than 1.6 million. In addition, the company added more than $700 million in Digital Media ARR during the year.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved a record $1.02 billion in annual revenue, representing 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • The company repurchased 21.6 million shares during the year, returning approximately $1 billion of cash to stockholders.
  • Adobe published other key highlights from its recent fiscal year in an Adobe by the Numbers, FY 2013 Infographic.

Note: The growth of Creative Cloud has likely been aided by Adobe's current special on the Photoshop Photography Program – that's Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/month with no prior Photoshop ownership required. Deal is valid through December 31.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 9:01:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Adobe has released updated versions of Photoshop Lightroom 5 and DNG Converter. (thanks Niklas)
 
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 update includes these enhancements:

  • Additional raw file support for 20 new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-E2, Nikon D610, Nikon Df, and Sony A7.
  • Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom

Download
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 - Windows (872MB) | Macintosh (480.6MB)
 
Adobe DNG Converter 8.3
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.3.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 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.

  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Casio EX-10
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Pentax K-3
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10

Download
Adobe DNG Converter 8.3 - Windows (70.8MB) | Macintosh (21.5MB)
 
Adorama carries Adobe Ligthroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 6:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Hot Deal: For a very limited time, Adobe is opening up their Photoshop Photography Program to all photographers - no previous version of Photohop is required for registration.
 
From now until December 2, you can sign up for the Photoshop Photography Program for $9.99 per month with a 1-year commitment whether you currently own Photoshop or not.
 
For what its worth, I'm a Photoshop Photography Program member and love it. In my opinion, the software is well worth the small monthly fee. [Sean]
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/20/2013 2:27:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 08, 2013
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Adobe has just realeased Photoshop Camera Raw 8.3 Release Candidate for CS6 and Creative Cloud.
 
New Camera Support for CS6 & CC

  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300 (*)

* Denotes preliminary support
 
New Lens Profile Support for CS6 and CC

Lens NameLens Mount
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STMCanon EOS M
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6Nikon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4GNikon
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013Nikon

New Features for Camera Raw 8.3 for Creative Cloud
 
The following new Features have been added in Camera Raw 8.3 for CC:

  • Whites and Blacks now support Auto Levels-like functionality via shift-double-click on the sliders.
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint feature. Shift-double-click to invoke "auto temperature" and "auto tint" separately.
  • Ability to option-click shortcut in Synchronize, New Preset, Save Settings, and Copy/Paste (Bridge) dialog boxes. Option-click a checkbox to check that box exclusively. Option-click again to toggle previous checkbox state.
  • Set the background color of the work area. Context-click outside the image in the work area to select a background color from a popup menu.

Download
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.3 RC for CS6
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.3 RC for CC
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop CS6. You can sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud on the Adobe Website.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/8/2013 5:42:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Welcome to the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 release candidate.
 
A “release candidate” label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.
 
The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
 
New Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300 (*)

* Denotes preliminary support
 
New Lens Profile Support

Lens NameLens Mount
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STMCanon EOS M
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6Nikon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4GNikon
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013Nikon

Fixed Issues

  • Issues when upgrading catalog from previous versions of Lightroom.
  • Incorrect photos are displayed after switching away from a Publish Collection.
  • Catalog optimization did not finish, and was not optimizing the catalog
  • Feather of clone spots is set to 0 after upgrading catalog to Lightroom 5.
  • Auto White Balance settings are not saved to Snapshots.
  • Sony 18-55mm lens is detected as the Hasselblad 18-55mm lens for lens correction.
  • Increased Update Spot Removal history steps when in Before and After view.
  • Slideshows start playing automatically even when the Manual Slideshow option is enabled.
  • Video playback stops when dragging on the scrubber.
  • Errors when publishing photos to Flickr through the Publish Service.
  • Option + drag on Edit Pin behavior is functioning incorrectly.
  • Black border appears around the exported slideshow video.
  • Catalog containing images processed with PV2003 were adding a post-crop vignette when catalog upgraded to Lightroom 5.
  • Pressing the “Reset” button while holding down the Shift key caused Lightroom to exit abruptly.
  • Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size.
  • The Esc key did not exit the slideshow after right clicking screen with mouse during slideshow playing.
  • Import dialog remained blank for folders that contain PNG files with XMP sidecars.
  • Metadata panel displayed incorrect information after modifying published photo. Please note that this only occurred when metadata was changed after the photo was published.

F.A.Qs
 
Can Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate be installed alongside Lightroom 5?
By default, the Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate for both Windows and Mac will remove or overwrite your existing Lightroom 5 installation. If you wish to return to Lightroom 5 after installing Lightroom 5.3, simply reinstall Lightroom 5 from your original download after uninstalling Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate.
 
Both versions of the application share the same catalog format allowing your catalogs to be opened by either version without complications
 
When will the Lightroom 5.3 release candidate expire?
The Lightroom 5.3 release candidate will expire on December 31, 2013.
 
Will there be an upgrade charge for the final Lightroom 5.3 release?
No, Lightroom 5.3 will be a free update for all current Lightroom 5 customers.
 
Will additional camera or lens support be available in the final release?
It is possible that additional cameras or lenses will be supported in the final release.
 
Download
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/8/2013 5:12:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 01, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
More than 150 Innovations Added to Creative Cloud Video Products and Adobe Anywhere for Video
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 31, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of major new updates to the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud, including new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
 
Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere for video, to enable a range of tasks from ingest and logging to visual effects collaboration for large teams. A new Adobe Anywhere iPad app enables editors to browse shared productions and play media and sequences from the Adobe Anywhere Server on their iPads.
 
Today’s updates, which were initially previewed in September at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), include a direct link color pipeline between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe SpeedGrade CC, expanded native support for brilliant visuals including 4K high frame rate content, a new mask tracker in Adobe After Effects, the Adobe Prelude CC Live Logger iPad app and many other feature enhancements.
 
“We’ve seen many broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals adopt our video apps in Creative Cloud and Adobe Anywhere as they look for a toolset that allows them to thrive in the face of reduced budgets and demanding production timelines,” said Bill Roberts, director, video product management, Adobe. “The new features and services give our customers the streamlined workflow they have been asking for, while also continuing our commitment to provide significant innovations frequently for Creative Cloud members and Adobe Anywhere users.”
 
Creative Cloud offers video professionals a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install flagship Adobe professional video desktop applications as well as the full range of Adobe desktop applications for design, Web and photography. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, the ability to synch cloud storage, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. This offers more efficient ways to share work with colleagues and the creative community; and enables more innovation, collaboration and efficient productions from post to broadcast. Key new updates to the video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud include:

  • A new Direct Link Color Pipeline between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe SpeedGrade CC provides an integrated workflow that allows users to share multi-track timelines seamlessly back and forth; open Adobe Premiere Pro CC sequences in Adobe SpeedGrade CC quickly; and see the results as effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC that are managed by the Lumetri Deep Color Engine.
  • Expanded native supportfor 4K and higher resolutions,high frame rates and RAW formats, enables editors to work with footage from the hottest new high-res cameras, including the 6K Red Dragon, natively – without having to wait to transcode and re-wrap files.
  • The Mask Tracker in Adobe After Effects CC enables video professionals to create masks and apply effects that track automatically frame-by-frame throughout a composition to save countless hours of tedious work.
  • A more streamlined editing environment provides editors with new definable metadata capabilities including a new monitor overlay along with enhanced multi-cam support that makes it easy to turn individual camera angles on or off as you edit.
  • The Adobe Prelude CC Live Logger iPad app, which enables users to log notes, events, and other data on their iPad while shooting, including the ability to sync with timecode on set via supported wireless timecode systems, and then sync metadata to footage via Creative Cloud for faster editing.
  • Advanced color grading with the new SpeedLooks in Adobe SpeedGrade CC offers dedicated camera patches. This allows users to match the color spaces even across different camera formats. New multiple masks and linked mask layers capabilities also enable Adobe SpeedGrade CC users more control over complex looks.
  • Adobe Anywhere Support for Adobe After Effects CC enables visual effects and motion graphic artists using Adobe After Effects CC to collaborate with other production team members, without the need to learn new software.
  • Adobe Anywhere iPad App that enables users to view productions and play back sequences on the Adobe Anywhere server from the field or a remote location.
  • Better media management enables users to find and load video assets with the new Media Browser in After Effects, improved workflows when linking back to source content with Link and Locate in Adobe Premiere Pro and automated image processing for customized media output with Adobe Media Encoder

Sign up on the Adobe Creative Cloud Website.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/1/2013 10:51:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 31, 2013
Apparently, many people are finding the auto-updated NIK filters are crashing Photoshop CS6. The issue seems to be a related to a missing "MSVCP110.dll" file.
 
Several people have reported that installing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 fixes the issue by reinstalling the missing file. (thanks Leigh)
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/31/2013 2:14:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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From Reuters:

"Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.The software maker also said that hackers had stolen part of the source code to Photoshop editing software that is widely used by professional photographers.
 
The company disclosed the breach on Oct. 3, saying attackers took credit card information and other data from nearly 3 million customers' accounts.
 
Adobe also said that the hackers accessed an undisclosed number of Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords that were stored in a separate database. On Tuesday, it revealed that about 38 million records from that database were stolen."

Check out the rest of the article on Reuters.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/30/2013 2:35:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 04, 2013
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Adobe has released an announcement that details security breach affecting 2.9 million user accounts. Customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and information relating to orders were accessed by unauthorized parties.
 
Adobe says they will be taking the following steps as a result of the breach:

  • "As a precaution, we are resetting relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts. If your user ID and password were involved, you will receive an email notification from us with information on how to change your password. We also recommend that you change your passwords on any website where you may have used the same user ID and password.
  • We are in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information we believe to be involved in the incident. If your information was involved, you will receive a notification letter from us with additional information on steps you can take to help protect yourself against potential misuse of personal information about you. Adobe is also offering customers, whose credit or debit card information was involved, the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.
  • We have notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts.
  • We have contacted federal law enforcement and are assisting in their investigation."

Unfortunately, that's not all. Adobe has reported that source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products was also accessed by unauthorized parties. This access will surely make it easier for hackers to find obscure security holes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Be sure to keep your software up-to-date to help avoid exploitation.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/4/2013 6:57:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 24, 2013

 
From Adobe:
 
Powerful Mobile Capabilities Make Photos and Videos Accessible Anywhere, Any Time, on Multiple Devices
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 24, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12, new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo and video-editing software*. Customers will enjoy powerful mobile capabilities, and reap the benefits of professional-grade editing technology delivered in an intuitive experience that makes it easy to create stunning results.
 
“Our customers have a lot of photos and videos, and they love to use their home computers to organize them and be creative, but they also want the freedom and flexibility to view, edit and share on their mobile devices,” said Lea Hickman, vice president, products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe. “Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 will provide customers with the best of both worlds, quickly, easily and at their discretion.”
 
Easily Create and Share Sensational Photos with Photoshop Elements 12 with new features and tools that include:

  • Mobile Access - With Elements Mobile Albums, customers always have access to their precious memories. Powered by Adobe Revel, people can view, edit and share their photos and videos seamlessly on their smartphones, tablets and desktop devices whether at home or on-the-go.
  • Content-Aware Move - This exclusive Adobe technology lets customers easily move objects within a photo and automatically fills in resulting empty spaces.
  • Pet Eye Correction - Added in response to customer requests, Pet Eye provides an easy solution to the problem of flash reflection in animals’ eyes, which is not addressed by Red Eye correction technology.
  • Auto Smart Tone – Exclusive intelligent software that learns a customer’s editing preferences, resulting in one-click adjustments based on their choiceswhich gets better the more you use it.
  • Quick Frames, Effects and Textures – One-click photo frames, effects and textures, inspired by the most popular looks customers have been creating in Expert mode.
  • Guided Edits - Step-by-step instructions to create Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enable users to restore damaged or old photos.
  • Straighten Tool - Now fills in missing edges through the use of exclusive Content-Aware technology.
  • Share to Twitter – Share a photo with a tweet on Twitter.
  • 64-bit support for Mac – Allows for more efficient use of your computers’ built in memory, maximizing performance and enabling larger image files and videos to be edited quickly.


 
Create Unforgettable Movies with ease with Premiere Elements 12. New features and tools include:

  • Guided Edits – Step-by-step navigation on how to get started, trim frames, add scores, transitions, titles and narrations, as well as animating graphics and creating pictures within pictures.
  • Scores – More than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip, making it easy to create home movies with perfectly timed intros, outros and background music.
  • Sound Effects – More than 250 effects that add excitement and dimension to audio tracks.
  • Auto Smart Tone – The same exclusive technology found in Photoshop Elements 12, for video.
  • Film Looks – Four new filters to add stylized Hollywood flare to home movies including Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
  • Motion tracking – Spotlight your subject by adding graphics, text and effects that move with the object.

Pricing and Availability
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase at www.adobe.com for US$99.99, with upgrade pricing of US$79.99. The Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12 bundle is available now for US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99. They will soon be available at retail stores such as Adorama Camera, Inc, Amazon.com, B & H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, New Egg, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples and Staples Canada.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/24/2013 5:18:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is now offering its newly announced Photoshop Photography Membership Program for Creative Cloud – that's Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and Bridge CC for $9.99 per month with annual commitment.
 
Note: You must have a valid Photoshop CS3 - CS6 serial number to qualify for this program.
 
Directions:

  1. Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud portal.
  2. Click on "Membership Plans."
  3. Click on "Individual."
  4. Click the "Join" button in the "Creative Cloud plan for Photoshop Customers" section.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/17/2013 3:30:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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