Adobe Photoshop CS6 18.104.22.168 Update is available for download. From Adobe:
Adobe Photoshop 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 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
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.
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces The Big Photo Show, a not-to-be-missed event that will bring suppliers, retailers, labs and service providers together with consumers who are passionate about photography and videography.
The inaugural event will be held from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. on May 4-5, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present and demonstrate their products and services to the most valuable customers in the imaging industry – those whose purchases are driven by an unbridled enthusiasm for photography and videography.
Attendees will get the chance to try new products, discover tips and tricks from professional photographers, improve their skills, experience the latest photo and video innovations, learn about new imaging services, find communities of like-minded enthusiasts, and even bring their own images to be framed or restored onsite.
“The Big Photo Show is all about passionately promoting the growth of photography, videography and photo printing,” said Allen Showalter, president of PMA. “I could not be more excited about this event, and the opportunities it will bring to exhibitors, attendees and our membership.”
Companies interested in exhibiting or in sponsorship opportunities at The Big Photo Show can contact Jeff Frazine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Acknowledging the market trend towards smartphones as serious image capture devices, and the huge number of videos and stills taken on the iPhone, Manfrotto, the market leader in photo and video accessories, have taken their first step into making products for those that want images from their iPhone. KLYP offers a stylish, functional method of attaching supports and additional lights to your phone, allowing you to make images, FaceTime and video capture better and easier.
Five KLYP kits
KLYP comes in five distinctive kits: as a case alone with two adaptor clips to enable use of your own supports and lights, one with the Manfrotto ML240 LED light for videography, Facetime and photography in low light situations and another one with the ML240 and the Manfrotto Pocket tripod for supporting the case when out and about. The more compact ML120 LED light is also available as an option in place of the ML240 in both options.
The KLYP case is made of a rigid polycarbonate with a quality feel soft touch coating giving it a silky smooth appearance. The KLYP features a felt inlay to enable smooth fitting of the two parts to the phone without possibility of damage and it clips together positively.
Stylish looks with the added design input of people who understand supports and lighting, KLYP is optimised to allow the attachment of a tripod and Manfrotto LED light without detracting from its appearance.
What makes KLYP unique?
By using two cleverly designed removable accessory “clips”, Manfrotto have developed the KLYP case with a patented rail system, which enables the case to remain sleek and have no protrusions to detract from its appearance. The accessory “clips” can be attached to any of four different points around the case to allow landscape and portrait images to be taken with ease, and in darker conditions, to add a Manfrotto LED light in the optimum position to fill in shadows when shooting stills or video in low light. When using the iPhone’s FaceTime feature, the continuous light can be turned 180 degrees to light the user in a soft pleasing way.
Just posted: Part 1 (the major part) of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review.
From the BBC:
The world's first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years.
The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history.
Michael Harvey, from the National Media Museum, and Bryony Dixon, from the British Film Institute, talk about the importance of the discovery.
The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method.
The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.
The story of Edwardian colour cinema then moved to Brighton. Turner shot the test films in 1902 but his pioneering work ended abruptly when he died suddenly of a heart attack.
Now the film has been restored by the National Media Museum and is being shown to audiences for the first time. (thanks Stewart)
From Amateur Photographer:
Westfield London Travel Event 26-28 October 2012
Join Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera for special photography activities at Westfield London as part of the Westfield Travel Event taking place on 26-28 October.
Amateur Photographer will be running Photography Masterclasses* and talks with AP Editor, Damien Demolder - demonstrating ‘seeing the shot' and ‘top tips for travel photography'.
e What Digital Camera editorial team will also be on hand in the ‘What Digital Camera Clinic' answering your queries - and giving you ‘advice prescriptions' - whether it be the best camera to take away with you or the best lens to achieve the ultimate shot.
The Travel event is themed across the three Sun, Snow and City zones, and will provide you with the chance to find out more information about a whole range of inspiring destinations to visit and photograph as you consider your next trip abroad or within the UK.
It's the perfect event for all the family - and there's the chance to win some great holidays!
1) Masterclasses with Amateur Photographer's Damien Demolder
Friday and Saturday: 9am - 11am
Sunday: 11am - 1pm
*Sessions are free of charge, and are pre-bookable. To book: email email@example.com stating WESTFIELD TRAVEL in the subject line. Please include Full name and a contact mobile number for the day.
2) Expert Sessions Drop in Clinic - City Zone
Friday and Saturday: 12pm & 4pm
Sunday: 2pm & 4pm
What Digital Camera's editorial team will be on hand to help you with all your camera and kit dilemmas before you go on holiday.
3) Expert Sessions Drop-in Talks - Sun Zone
Friday and Saturday: 1.30pm & 4pm
Sunday: 3pm & 4pm
How to work with the sunlight to take a great holiday photograph. Our experts will talk through images on a screen to look at ways of using different lenses in the sun, how to take great panoramic shots, action shots of kids playing on the beach and lots more!
United Kingdom, September 25th 2012 - Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Samyang VDSLR family, the 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR lens.
The 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang VDSLR lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.
Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens. However this new VDSLR version is designed specifically for cinematography. As such it features focus gearing (allows control of the focus with the aid of a follow focus system) and a silent aperture ring.
Product pricing, available mounts and release date will be confirmed at a later time.
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:
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:
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.
Artist PJ Linden has created a one-of-a-kind Canon EOS 7D covered in candy. It may not be practical, but it looks delicious!
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.12.0 Updater is now available for download.
Additional modifications to the Windows version
Additional modifications to the Macintosh version
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, has partnered with Canon for “Project Imaginat10n,” encouraging consumers to submit photos to inspire a short film he will direct. Under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, Biz joins four other celebrity directors in this creative endeavor - Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem).
Biz is now looking for inspiration for his directorial debut and will ask the public that Monday to tweet photos with a hashtag. In the meantime, consumers can submit at imagination.usa.canon.com. Biz will then review and comment on photos LIVE in public at Biz's Project Imaginat10n Tweet Station, responding with personal tweets as to what inspires him. The event will showcase how Biz is considering photos to craft the story for his film and the customized activation will also allow consumers to learn about and interact with Canon’s campaign.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review will be completed in two parts. Here is why.
I often preorder more than one copy of Canon's new lenses as I like having at least two sets of image quality results to work from. I seldom see much variation between the multiple copies, especially between Canon's higher grade L lenses. Unfortunately, two copies of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens were not enough.
Copy 1 is extremely sharp - until 70mm at f/2.8 where its performance is only average and even trails the original Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens in the center of the frame. An ISO 12233 chart retest delivered identical results. Real world shooting confirms the test results. This lens is so sharp at the rest of the focal lengths and at 70mm f/4 that I was hesitant to return it.
A significant backfocus problem at 70mm (note that manual focus is used for image quality evaluation) made the keep or return decision a no-brainer as I need to be able to use this lens on non AFMA-capable DSLRs.
Copy 2 of the 24-70 L II is very sharp in the center of the frame at f/2.8 throughout the entire focal length range - including 70mm. The problem with this lens is that the mid and outer portion of the image circle is not as sharp at f/2.8 as copy 1 (example). This is perhaps a misalignment problem.
I think lens 1 properly examples what we should expect up until 70mm. I think lens 2 shows what we should expect in center-of-the-frame image quality at 70mm. Since lens 2 is soft in the corners at the other focal lengths, I think it is also softer in the corners at 70mm than it should be.
My conjecture is that the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is incredibly sharp across the entire focal length range and at least the vast majority of the image circle.
I expect to get past the unfortunate QC anomalies I've initially encountered and expect to show you how great this lens really is. I'm not sure when I'll have a replacement lens (or lenses) available (the 24-70 L II is impossible to find right now), but hope to complete part 1 of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens review next week.
Nikon Europe has made the Nikon D600 user manual available for download.