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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Post Date: 9/24/2013 5:18:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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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.

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Post Date: 9/17/2013 3:30:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The final release versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 and Camera RAW 8.2 are now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
Photoshop Lightroom 5.2
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 update includes these enhancements:

  • A color noise reduction slider in the Detail panel and a feather adjustment slider for the Spot Heal tool.
  • Bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 16 new cameras, including the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1, and Sony A3000

Download Photoshop Lightroom 5.2: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adobe DNG Converter 8.2
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.2.
 
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

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120 (preliminary)

Download Camera RAW 8.2: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

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Post Date: 9/17/2013 11:22:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 13, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
Sep 12, 2013 – Preview 2 of both plug-ins is now available for download. This release enables installs on 32-bit operating systems.
 
Download DNG Flat Field plug-in (Preview 2)
Download DNG Recover Edge plug-in (Preview 2)
 
The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and Lightroom teams will occasionally release pre-production plug-ins that extend existing functionality inside Lightroom.
 
These plug-ins are provided free of charge, but without an official support program.
 
Like other technologies on Adobe Labs, these tools are not finished products, but rather beta or prototype utilities that may work in your particular environment.
 
Available Plug-ins for Photoshop Lightroom
 
The following list comprises all of the resources that are currently available to download. More tools and utilities may be added in the future.

Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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Post Date: 9/13/2013 7:23:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 09, 2013
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From September 16-21 (9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time), creativeLIVE is hosting free live workshops to celebrate Photo Week. The week will include workshops by over 50 well-known commercial, outdoor, and wedding photographers.
 
For more information or to sign up, check out creativeLive's Photo Week page.
Post Date: 9/9/2013 9:06:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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Adobe just announced a Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud at Photoshop World. In short, you can get Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/month. There is a catch, though - to get this pricing, you must be an owner of Photoshop CS3 or later. While I haven't seen an official press release regarding the new program, I did find some FAQs on Adobe's site:
 
From Adobe FAQ:
 
What is the Adobe Photoshop Photography Program offer?
This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration; and Behance ProSite for your own fully customizable professional portfolio. That means you get all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app membership for Photoshop CC, but with Lightroom 5 included as well, for about half the monthly price.
 
This offer is available to customers who own a previous version of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6). Requires an annual commitment with monthly billing. Valid from September 17, 2013, through December 31, 2013, in countries where Creative Cloud is purchased directly from Adobe.com.
 
Can I get Adobe Bridge CC with the Photoshop Photography Program offer?
Yes. Bridge CC is available for download and use as part of your Creative Cloud membership.
 
I am already a Creative Cloud member. Do I qualify for this offer?
Existing Creative Cloud members who wish to transition to this offer must own a previous version of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6).
 
If you meet this qualification, how you transition will depend on the type of membership you have:

  • Photoshop CC single-app members will be automatically transitioned to this new program, with its additional benefits and lower ongoing price.
  • Creative Cloud complete members should contact Adobe Customer Service to discuss transitioning to this new offer.

I own an earlier version of Lightroom but not Photoshop. Do I qualify for the Photoshop Photography Program offer?
No. Only customers who own a previous version of Photoshop CS3 or later qualify.
 
Will the cost of my Photoshop Photography Program membership increase?
Customers who sign up by December 31, 2013 will be able to continue their membership. This price is not a special introductory price for your first year only; it is the standard price for this level of membership. But if you cancel your membership in the future, you will not be able to re-join at this special price.
 
Update: Looks like Adobe still doesn't have the signup page active - I jumped the gun with the previous update/link. I'll update with a new post when the signup page becomes available.

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Post Date: 9/4/2013 2:01:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 23, 2013
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From Sigma (creativeLive Photo Week Sponsor):
 
Join us for a streaming event featuring the best and brightest pro photographers. Connect with the masters in real time!
 
Broadcast over six days, creativeLive Photo Week is one of the most ambitious events the photography industry has ever seen.
 
Featuring over 40 instructors across three live channels, creativeLIVE Photo Week peels back the curtain on the glamorous, high-octane field of photography. Learn game-changing skills as you interact with creative visionaries in commercial, outdoor, and wedding photography, with special workshops for beginning photographers.
 
This all-access pass inside the photography industry will reveal the breadth of possibilities available through your camera lens.
 
RSVP for the Free Live Event scheduled for September 16-21
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Post Date: 8/23/2013 8:57:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 01, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
New Offer Makes it Even Easier to Purchase and Deploy Creative Cloud
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Aug. 1, 2013 - Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application like Photoshop® CC, Illustrator® CC, InDesign® CC or any other of the entire collection of CC desktop applications. With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage and the ability to showcase work on Behance®, the world’s leading creative community.
 
Both plans for Creative Cloud for teams radically simplify license management and deployment for IT departments. An intuitive, easy-to-use web portal, the Admin Console, lets administrators centrally purchase, deploy and manage all seats across an organization - whether single app or complete - under one membership agreement.
 
The new single app plan for teams delivers many of the benefits of full Creative Cloud for teams membership. Customers will receive updates to their favorite desktop CC application as new features become available. Creatives can share files with colleagues, whether inside or outside the organization; and cloud-based storage of 20GB can be used to view, edit, store and share a larger set of files across the team. Designers can also publish a customized online portfolio with Behance ProSite, and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.6 million creatives globally are part of the Behance network.
 
Adobe CC Desktop Applications At Core of New Team Offer
 
This new version of Creative Cloud enables creative teams to purchase membership for one of Adobe’s just-launched CC family of desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver® CC, Premiere® Pro CC and more.
 
Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:

  • Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction deblurs images that would have otherwise been lost due to camera movement. All-new Smart Sharpen makes texture and detail pop while minimizing noise and halos, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images.
  • For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly, with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC turbocharges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse™ CC - a tool for designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code - allows clients to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer.
  • For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes dramatic new editing features, customizations and improvements to help editors work efficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates powerful color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine to easily apply rich color grading looks. A high-impact version of Adobe After Effects™ CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration.
  • Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in Adobe’s family of Edge tools and services. The latest Edge Animate CC lets Web designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision, using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users can look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash® Pro CC features a modern, modular 64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.

Membership Plans and Availability
 
The new single app plan of Adobe Creative Cloud for teams is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 (US) per user per month. Existing customers with CS3 or later are eligible for single app membership at a suggested retail price of $19.99 (US) per user per month. Customers can pre-order beginning today, with product availability expected August 15. Both the complete and single app plans are available via reseller partners worldwide. The complete plan is also available directly from adobe.com. For more information visit http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/teams.html.

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Post Date: 8/1/2013 7:41:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidate for Creative Cloud is now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Features:

  • The Histogram is now interactive. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites slider adjustments.
  • A Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, which is accessible via the Shift+Double Click on either the Temperature or Tint adjustment sliders.
  • Workflow presets are now available and can be selected on context-clicking the workflow link.
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
  • New Feather control
  • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
  • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
  • Move brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins
  • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
  • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment
  • Alt+Click (PC) / Option+Click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to delete the adjustment

New Cameras Supported

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

FAQs
 
Why is it no longer required to place the plug-in file in the specified directory on my hard drive?
The Camera Raw update process has grown to include lens profile and camera profile files which are easiest to install via a single installer process instead of updating several different directories manually.
 
When will the Camera Raw 8.2 for CC release candidate expire?
9/30/2013
 
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:
 
Camera RAW 8.2 RC Plug-In - Windows (ZIP, 40.6MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 30.2MB)

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Post Date: 7/31/2013 3:12:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.2 Release Candidates for CS6 are now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Cameras Supported

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

FAQs
 
Why is it no longer required to place the plug-in file in the specified directory on my hard drive?
The Camera Raw update process has grown to include lens profile and camera profile files which are easiest to install via a single installer process instead of updating several different directories manually.
 
When will the Camera Raw 8.2 for CS6 release candidate expire?
9/30/2013
 
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
 
Camera RAW 8.2 RC Plug-In - Windows (ZIP, 82.1MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 75.6MB)
DNG Converter 8.2 RC - Windows (EXE, 124MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 137MB)
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Post Date: 7/31/2013 2:48:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate is now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Features

  • A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
  • New Feather control
  • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
  • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
  • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
  • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

Fixed Issues

  • 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.
  • Incorrect photo was selected when trying to select a photo in segmented grid in Publish Services.
  • 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.

FAQs
 
Can Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate be installed alongside Lightroom 5?
By default, the Lightroom 5.2 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 5.2, simply reinstall Lightroom 5 from your original download after uninstalling Lightroom 5.2 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 5.2 release candidate expire?
The Lightroom 5.2 release candidate will expire on September 30, 2013.
 
Will there be an upgrade charge for the final Lightroom 5.2 release?
No, Lightroom 5.2 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** - Windows (ZIP, 800MB) | Mac (ZIP, 446MB)
 
** System Requirements
 
Adorama carries Adobe Lightroom 5.

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Post Date: 7/31/2013 2:19:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 26, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
"As mentioned, we have been investigating a number of issues that Lightroom 5 customers have reported. We are testing fixes for these issues and are planning to release an update next week.
 
We really appreciate your patience as we ensure that the upcoming release addressing these issues.
 
Thanks!"
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
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Post Date: 7/26/2013 8:04:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 09, 2013

 
From the Adobe Blog:
 
In this video tutorial by Julieanne Kost (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
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Post Date: 7/9/2013 11:32:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Subscriptions Hit 700 Thousand; Adobe Marketing Cloud Bookings Grow Over 25 Percent
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 18, 2013 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended May 31, 2013.
 
Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe® achieved revenue of $1.011 billion, within its targeted range of $975 million to $1.025 billion.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.15 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.36 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Operating income was $111.3 million and net income was $76.5 million on a GAAP basis. Operating income was $247.3 million and net income was $182.9 million on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Adobe ended Q2 with 700 thousand paid Creative Cloud™ subscriptions, an increase of 221 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q1 fiscal year 2013.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud quarterly revenue was $229.6 million, with bookings growth of greater than 25 percent.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.
 
Executive Quotes
“Our Q2 results reflect our leadership position in Digital Media and Digital Marketing,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe. “Creative Cloud is revolutionizing the creative process, and Adobe Marketing Cloud is quickly becoming the platform of choice for the world's leading brands, advertising agencies and media companies.”
 
“Adoption of Creative Cloud continued to accelerate and we drove strong Adobe Marketing Cloud bookings growth in Q2,” said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Adobe.
 
Adobe to Webcast Earnings Conference Call
Adobe will webcast its second quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time from its investor relations website: www.adobe.com/ADBE. A copy of Adobe management’s prepared remarks, including financial targets and conference call slides, has been posted to Adobe’s investor relations website in advance of the conference call for reference.
 
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial targets is also provided on the website.
 
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to the transition of our business as we migrate to a subscription model, adoption of Creative Cloud and growth in revenue and bookings for Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions in our Digital Marketing business, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: failure to develop, market and distribute products and services that meet customer requirements, introduction of new products and business models by competitors, failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, including our increased emphasis on a cloud and subscription strategy, fluctuations in subscription renewal or upgrade rates, continued uncertainty in economic conditions and the financial markets, difficulty in predicting revenue from new businesses and the potential impact on our financial results from changes in our business models, and failure to realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions.
 
For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer to Adobe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2012, and Adobe’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in fiscal year 2013.
 
The financial information set forth in this press release reflects estimates based on information available at this time. These amounts could differ from actual reported amounts stated in Adobe’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarter ended May 31, 2013, which Adobe expects to file in June 2013.
 
Adobe assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.
 
Financial Documents

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Post Date: 6/19/2013 7:06:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Includes Next Generation of “CC” Desktop Applications and Delivers New Community and Publishing Capabilities
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 17, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives, is now available. Unveiled at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, in early May and packed with new features, this Creative Cloud release reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.
 
“We’ve added a ton of new innovation to all our CC desktop apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These apps include new features that increase productivity, streamline the effort to build mobile content and showcase some stunning new imaging and video science. And in addition to the traditional areas of innovation these apps are now connected to the powerful publishing and community features integral to the Creative Cloud experience,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe. “And with even more great updates coming to Creative Cloud throughout the year, we can’t wait to see the incredible work our customers are going to deliver.”
 
With Creative Cloud, publishing finished work has never been easier, with enhanced services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
 
Adobe Creative Cloud Powers Frictionless Creative Workflows
 
This milestone update to Creative Cloud simplifies the entire creative process. Core features include:

  • Creative Cloud Experience on the Desktop. With the new Creative Cloud desktop app, your entire creative world is synced and organized across your desktop, website, and mobile device. You can stay connected to work on Behance; track feedback; and install and manage apps and updates. More features will be added soon to manage your files and desktop fonts within this same experience.
  • Integration With The World’s Leading Creative Community. With Behance now integrated with Creative Cloud, members are able to publish their own portfolios, follow other creatives, publish work-in-progress from within a growing number of CC apps and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.4 million creatives globally are part of the Behance network.
  • Store, Share and Collaborate. All files and assets can be shared between the desktop, cloud and mobile devices. A designer can take a photo on their iPad, use Photoshop® Touch to refine the photo while on the go, then access that file, via the cloud, and use Photoshop CC on their Mac or Windows PC to further enhance the image. Designers can send files to view, download or comment. Individual members receive 20GB of storage.
  • Seamless Publishing. Creative Cloud members have access to the services necessary to publish highly personalized portfolio websites using Behance ProSite, high-impact digital publications for iPad using Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single Edition, and PhoneGap™ Build to create and publish mobile apps for any device. Adobe Typekit features an unmatched library of old-classic to new-favorite fonts for use on websites and, coming soon in an update to Creative Cloud, creatives will also be able to quickly find the perfect fonts in the growing Adobe Typekit library, sync them to their computer, and have them immediately available for use in any desktop application. Full Creative Cloud members will soon have access to over 700 fonts, installed with a single click.

New Family of CC Desktop Applications Available Exclusively to Creative Cloud Members
 
This update to Creative Cloud includes the next generation of 15 Adobe desktop applications -- including Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign® CC, Illustrator® CC, Dreamweaver® CC, Premiere® Pro CC and more. Adobe Creative Cloud includes more than 30 tools and services that enable professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and photography.
 
Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:

  • Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction deblurs images that would have otherwise been lost due to camera movement. All-new Smart Sharpen makes texture and detail pop, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images. Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC are the first Adobe desktop applications to include the ability to post files directly to Behance, showcasing work immediately and integrating peer feedback into the creative process.
  • For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly, with simple brush strokes. And Illustrator CC features integration with Behance, so work can be shared directly to Behance to get feedback and showcase projects. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC turbocharges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse™ CC – a tool for designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code – allows clients to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer.
  • For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes dramatic new editing features, customizations and improvements to help editors workefficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates powerful color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine to easily apply rich color grading looks. A high-impact version of Adobe After Effects® CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration. There are also all-new versions of Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Audition® CC, Prelude™ CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
  • Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in Adobe’s family of Edge tools and services. The latest Edge Animate CC lets web designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision, using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users can look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash® Pro CC features a modern, modular 64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.

Adobe Create Now
 
To mark this introduction, Adobe has also launched Create Now: a Celebration of Creativity. Over the course of the program’s first month Adobe will host a variety of collaborative art projects, commemorate the birthday of a design icon and provide a forum for creatives to use Adobe tools to express themselves in fun, engaging and unexpected ways. More information is available at: http://adobe.ly/createnow.
 
Membership Plans and Availability
 
This major update to Creative Cloud is available now. Current Creative Cloud members receive all of this innovation as part of their existing membership, at no extra cost. Special promotional pricing is available to existing customers who own CS3 or later. Individual, education, team, government and enterprise membership plans are available. For pricing details, visit: Adobe.com.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/18/2013 6:54:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 13, 2013
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From Adobe Lightroom Journal:
 
The team would like to provide an update on several issues discovered since Sunday night’s launch. Thanks for your patience while we investigated and compiled this list.
 
Noise Reduction and Sharpening Not Visible on export
As mentioned here, a bug was introduced in Lightroom 5.0 where files exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings. We are working on a solution and will include it in our next update.
 
Incorrect photos selected when working with Publish Services
When working in a Publish collection, it is sometimes possible for the grid view to indicate that certain photos are selected, while the filmstrip indicates that different photos are selected. In this case, the filmstrip is actually correct, and any actions that are performed will be performed on the photos that are selected in the filmstrip. If you are concerned about this bug, make sure that you have the filmstrip showing while you’re working in a Publish collection, so that you know for sure what photos are selected. We are working on a fix and hope to include in a future update.
 
Presets Disappearing when Upgrading Catalog to Lr5
As reported here, user created presets were not migrated to Lightroom 5 with a catalog upgrade. This only occurs when the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference is checked (enabled). Within Lightroom 5, the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference will be unchecked (disabled). Please check (enable) this preference and the missing user created presets will return. Please note that this only occurs on Mac.
 
Revel Publish Service
The Revel Publish Service for Lightroom 5 is available here.
 
Lightroom 5 Upgrade Eligibility
We’ve had several questions around who is eligible for an upgrade to Lightroom 5. Any Lightroom 1, 2 3, or 4 version of Lightroom, education editions included, can utilize the upgrade version of Lightroom 5. The prior version of Lightroom does not need to be installed on the computer, however you will need the prior version serial number at the time of installation of Lightroom 5. If the prior version is still installed on the computer, Lightroom 5 will automatically pick up that serial number so you don’t need to go digging through boxes or your email.
 
Customers who purchased Lightroom 4 through the Mac App Store are eligible for upgrade pricing. Please see here for instructions. Lightroom 4 must be installed on the machine before installing the Lightroom 5 upgrade.
 
Upgrade policy for those that just purchased Lightroom 4
We’ve seen quite a few questions from those who have just purchased Lightroom 4. If you purchased Lightroom 4 very recently you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Lightroom 5: http://www.adobe.com/go/pa
 
We’re listening
If you have additional workflow or how-to questions visit our user community on Adobe.com: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom
 
To report Issues or Ideas on how to improve Lightroom, visit our Feedback Site on Photoshop.com: http://feedback.photoshop.com/
 
B&H carries Adobe Lightroom 4 (which, according to this, *may* qualify for a free upgrade) and Lightroom 5.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 10:13:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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