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 Monday, October 08, 2012
Adobe has created a blog post addressing several questions it received regarding the new enhancements of the Digital Negative 1.4 Specification.
 
The new enhancements include:

  • Default User Crop
  • Transparency
  • Floating Point (HDR)
  • Lossy Compression
  • Proxies

If you would like even more detail, you can download the complete 101 page DNG Specificaiton.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/8/2012 10:55:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.2, DNG Converter 7.2 and Camera Raw 7.2 updates:
 
Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Update
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 update includes these enhancements:

  • Album Support within the Revel Publish Service
  • Additional camera support for over 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, Fujifilm X-E1, and Sony DSC-RX100.

English: Windows | Macintosh
 
DNG Converter 7.2 Update
 
This new version of the DNG Converter supports over 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, Fujifilm X-E1, and Sony DSC-RX100 . Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras:
 
English: Windows | Macintosh
 
Camera Raw 7.2
 
Camera Raw 7.2 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6. 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. Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 7.2 for raw file support for newly added cameras.
 
As well as supporting new cameras and lenses, the following items have been fixed in Camera Raw 7.2:

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

New Canon Cameras Supported:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M

Newly Supported Canon Cameras for Tether Capture (Lightroom):

  • Canon EOS Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1D X

New Canon Lenses Supported:

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/3/2012 7:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, September 29, 2012
Adobe Photoshop CS6 13.0.1.1 Update is available for download. From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1.1 update for Adobe Photoshop CS6
 
For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS6 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS6 in the Adobe Application Manager.
 
This update applies to all languages of Adobe Photoshop CS6.
 
The Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1.1 update includes many critical fixes improving security, stability and performance while also addressing a number of high priority bugs with 3D, Crop, Type, Painting, Paths, and Shapes.
 
Multiple Languages: Windows
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/29/2012 8:04:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 28, 2012
From the Adobe Blog:
 
We love hearing from Photoshop users, and one fan’s story in particular really stood out when she told us about her forearm-long tattoo. Megan Orsi, now known across the web as “the girl with the Photoshop tattoo,” is a Sr. Lead Web Designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Megan discovered her passion for arts as a sixth grader, attended the Pittsburg High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and later graduated from college with a degree in Specialized Technology. She’s also a wife and mother to an 18-month-old son.
 
Read entire article...
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/28/2012 8:46:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 25, 2012
From Adobe:
 
Revamped User Interfaces and Innovative Features Make Photo and Video Editing, Organizing and Sharing Easier
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 25, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 11, newly designed versions of its No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. Photoshop Elements 11 offers a complete solution for editing, organizing and sharing photo creations while Premiere Elements 11 offers easy creation of engaging home movies with professional flair. Available as stand-alone products, Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 can also be purchased together in a low-priced bundle, providing powerful, easy-to-use tools that simplify editing and turn everyday snapshots and videos into sensational photos and home movies, creating memories that can instantly be shared with friends and family. Both solutions are available for Windows® and Mac.
 
“Photos and videos allow us to capture and share moments in time,” said Lea Hickman, vice president products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe. “Powerful – yet friendly and easy to use – Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 inspire creativity and help consumers make the most of remembering and sharing these personal memories.”
 
Create Great Photos with Powerful, Intuitive Tools in Photoshop Elements 11
Make photos look their best with editing options that offer virtually everything from quick fixes to a number of creative possibilities:

  • A completely refreshed, user-friendly interface featuring the same engine as Adobe Photoshop - the industry standard for digital imaging - includes easily-navigated Quick, Guided and Expert editing modes; one-click options; a helpful Action bar; and big, bold icons to help users get the most from their shots
  • Organize photos based on people, places (via Google maps geo-tagging) or events easily and intuitively
  • New Guided Edits make pro-level effects like tilt-shift, vignettes and high and low-key easy to create
  • New filters – Comic, Graphic Novel and Pen & Ink – inspire creativity by turning photos into stunning illustrations
  • Intelligent Photoshop technology makes it easy to extract objects from different photos
  • Easily share photos via email, Facebook, YouTube™, Vimeo® and more†

Pro-quality Videos Made Easy with Premiere Elements 11
Create attractive, pro-level videos with automated moviemaking options to take the work out of editing:

  • An entirely new and improved user interface including many of the same updates found in Photoshop Elements 11
  • Add polish with a wide range of great-looking effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and professional-level effects and sound
  • Give videos Hollywood movie styles with FilmLooks; easily apply slow and fast motion effects; dial-in colors with slider controls; effortlessly integrate blends for seamless transitions; and make adjustments with Quick Presets
  • Show off finished creations with integrated video sharing on Vimeo†

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software for Windows and Mac is available now at www.adobe.com, and will soon be available at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, B and H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Costco, New Egg, Office Depot and Staples. The Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle is available now for a suggested retail price of US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99. Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 are available individually for a suggested retail price of US$99.99, with upgrade pricing of US$79.99.
 
Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies is available at Adobe.com. For free training videos, visit Adobe TV.
 
Education pricing for students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education is available from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store. Visit www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education for more information about education volume licensing for higher education and K-12 institutions.
 
B&H has the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 available for order.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/25/2012 6:53:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 20, 2012
In a blog post, the Adobe Photoshop team noted that Microsoft Windows XP will not be supported in future versions of Adobe Photoshop.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/20/2012 7:19:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 30, 2012
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1 update for Adobe Photoshop CS6
 
For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS6 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS6 in the Adobe Application Manager.
 
This update applies to all languages of Adobe Photoshop CS6.
 
The Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1 update includes many critical fixes improving security, stability and performance while also addressing a number of high priority bugs with 3D, Crop, Type, Painting, Paths, and Shapes.
 
Multiple Languages: Windows | Macintosh
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/30/2012 4:14:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 27, 2012
Adobe has made release candidates available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 and Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.2.
 
New cameras supported:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M
  • Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  • Leaf Credo 40
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Pentax K-30
  • Sony DSC-RX100

New lenses supported include:

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Fixed Issues:

  • Folder stacks with virtual copies get unstacked when moving to another folder.
  • Stacked photos get hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip. This occurs when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.
  • Errors encountered when publishing videos to Facebook through the Facebook Publish Service.
  • Users may have occurred problems when trying to enter the Web Module from Library.
  • Unable to edit JPEG photos in Photoshop Elements.
  • Unable to upload files to Flickr if there is a carriage return in either the Title or Caption fields (Win only).
  • Background graphics that are applied to a Book globally may not appear as expected in a Saved PDF.
  • Certain book covers had spine text positioned in a Horizontal manner, not Vertical.
  • Double byte characters are not being exported to PDF in Books.
  • Photos were exported with original GPS coordinates recorded by the camera, not with the GPS coordinates updated in Lightroom.
  • Keyboard shortcuts in the Develop module sometimes do not work when editing an image in Process Version PV2010.
  • Parents and synonyms of "do not export" keywords also do not export.
  • Audio does not play in video files after creating a slideshow containing music (win7 only).
  • Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only).

Adobe Camera Raw Fixed Issues:

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 9:51:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 26, 2012
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Now Available in Creative Cloud
 
Photography Workflow Software Joins Other Leading Tools as Part of Adobe Creative Cloud Membership
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 26, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software is now available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase images. A new membership-based offering centered around the company’s design, Web, video and digital imaging tools, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.*
 
“The addition of Lightroom to Creative Cloud delivers on our promise to bring the best in Adobe innovation to Creative Cloud members,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Over the next few months we’ll continue to add new products and services, keeping Creative Cloud members up to date with the latest advancements in Adobe software and services.”
 
With a paid membership, Adobe Creative Cloud can give members everything they need to create, publish and share their work virtually anywhere with anyone, including:

  • Access to download and install any of the new Adobe Creative Suite® 6 applications including, Photoshop CS6 Extended and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, plus a host of additional tools and services including Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Muse™
  • Integration with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Photoshop Touch, that allow users to create on a variety of tablets and further refine on the desktop**
  • 20GB of space and the ability to store and share content across desktop, mobile devices and the cloud
  • Create stunning websites without writing code using Adobe Muse software and the option to host and manage up to five sites using Adobe Business Catalyst®
  • Use Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (coming soon) to deliver stunning digital publications to the iPad
  • Access to application upgrades before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as new products and services, as they emerge

Pricing and Availability
 
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per month for existing customers who own a qualifying version of CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 is also available. To learn more, visit the Adobe Special Offers page. Education pricing is also US$29.99 per month.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/26/2012 10:34:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Camera Raw 7.1 Update
 
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS6. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
English: Windows | Macintosh
 
Lightroom 4.1 update
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 update includes these enhancements:

  • The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)
  • Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG.
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin.
  • Additional camera support for several new cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and Olympus OM-D E-M5.
  • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.

English: Windows | Macintosh
 
Lightroom Journal has more information.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/30/2012 8:30:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 18, 2012
If you purchased Adobe CS5.5 during the CS6 upgrade promotion between March 25th and May 6th, you are now eligible to receive your free upgrade to CS6.
 
You should have received a one-time use code that allows redemption for your free CS6 upgrade in an Adobe email newsletter sent to qualifying customers on May 15th. If you qualify for the free upgrade and have not received your coupon code, contact Adobe (or check your spam folder).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/18/2012 2:03:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 11, 2012
Adobe has announced that Creative Cloud is now live. Sign up by August 31st and get introductory pricing of $29.99 per month for the first year.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/11/2012 10:35:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 07, 2012
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.1 Release Candidate is now available for download.
 
Camera support in Camera Raw 7.1 RC includes:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800

Lightroom Journal has more information.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/7/2012 8:14:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 04, 2012
The following information was provided by Adobe:
 
Adobe CS6 Launch

  • Upgrade versions will only be available on Adobe.com for US, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia!
  • Design Premium and Web Premium is becoming a single product for CS6 "Design and Web Premium"
  • CS6 Ship Date (English, Americas, and European versions): May 7, 2012
  • CS6 Ship Date (Rest of the world): May 10, 2012

The following products are now available in version CS6 with pre-orders beginning today:

  • CS6 Design & Web Premium
  • CS6 Design Standard
  • CS6 Master Collection
  • CS6 Production Premium
  • After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Audition CS6
  • Dreamweaver CS6
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Professional CS6
  • Illustrator CS6
  • InCopy CS6
  • InDesign CS6
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Photoshop CS6 Extended
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
  • SpeedGrade CS6
  • Creative Cloud Membership
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Story Plus -- Not available for pre-order

Order your CS6 upgrade at Adobe.com

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/4/2012 4:58:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 (full release version) is now available for download. (thanks Will)
 
Lightroom Journal has the full details on this update.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/2/2012 9:43:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 26, 2012
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download.
 
The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2 (April 26, 2012):

  • Estimated price does not update when switching between books in the Collection panel.
  • Postscript Type 1 Fonts do not appear in the Font menu within the Book module.
  • Filenames can be used as auto text captions within the Book module.
  • Fonts such as Courier New and Times were not displaying properly on books exported as PDF files.
  • The Adjustment Brush pin would not properly accept negative values.
  • Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones.
  • Creating a soft proof does not add a line item to the History Panel.
  • Photos with GPS Altitude data will now properly display Altitude within Lightroom.
  • Unable to import RAW+ JPEG files directly from Canon 5D, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, and Sony NEX5 cameras when connected through USB.
  • Unable to import RAW + JPEG files when using the built-in SD card reader on Macbook laptops in some scenarios.
  • Lightroom 4 and ACR 6.7 render files differently.

Learn more at Lightroom Journal.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/26/2012 3:19:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has made 28 short Photoshop CS6 Videos available on YouTube.
 
Again, CS6 preorders are being taken at the Adobe Store.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/26/2012 10:47:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 23, 2012
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