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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Goes Live

Re-post from PASM Workshop

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta now available for download, hop over to the link here to test drive it.

Photoshop CS6 Highlights

  • Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
  • Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
  • New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more

Source – Adobe

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Addresses Lightroom 4 Issues

Repost from Lightroom Journal via PASM Workshop

The team would like to provide an update on several issues discovered since last Monday night’s launch. Thanks for your patience while we investigated and compiled this list.

Point Tone Curve Migration
In Lightroom 3, the Tone Curve panel added a “point curve” adjustment option in addition to the default parametric curve.  When a customer upgrades their Lightroom 3 catalog to Lightroom 4, any images with point curve adjustments will lose those specific settings.  This is a high severity bug and we are working hard to provide a solution as quickly as possible.  Several members of the community have already started helping us test a fix that can be applied to an upgraded Lightroom 4 catalog.  We’ll be providing updates via this blog and the following Lightroom Feedback thread.

“Edit in” Workflow for External Editors/Plug-ins
There is a bug on both Mac and Windows that can cause the “Edit in…” workflow to fail for third party applications and plug-ins.  Many of our customers working with Nik plug-ins have found that they’re unable to launch their plug-ins from within Lightroom 4. (This is more prevalent on Windows)  We are testing a solution for this problem and it will be included in our next update.  Feedback on this bug is captured here.

Edit in Photoshop Workflow
Currently, the Edit in Photoshop workflow asks that you have the Camera Raw 7 plug-in installed.  Please note that the Camera Raw 7 plug-in is not available at this time.  The correct plug-in for Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5 compatibility is Camera Raw 6.7, currently available on Adobe Labs Please keep in mind that currently Camera Raw 6.7 is a a Release Candidate version of the plug-in. 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.

Reverse Geocoding Delays
We had a temporary loss of reverse geocoding results on Tuesday.  This problem has been resolved and we’re monitoring the issue with Google’s help.

Serial Number Delivery from Adobe.com Store
A small group of customers that ordered Lightroom 4 as a software download(not a boxed copy) on Tuesday or Wednesday did not receive serial numbers.  We’ve corrected the error and we’ll be monitoring this issue going forward.  If you’re included in that group and have not received a serial number yet, please contact Jeff Tranberry, our Chief Customer Advocate, with your order number and any support case numbers you have.

Upgrade Details
We’ve had several questions around who is eligible for an upgrade to Lightroom 4.  Any Lightroom 1, 2 or 3 version of Lightroom, education editions included, can utilize the upgrade version of Lightroom 4.  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 4. (If the prior version is still installed on the computer, Lightroom 4 will automatically pick up that serial number so you don’t need to go digging through boxes or your email)

Upgrade policy for those that just purchased LIghtroom 3
We’ve seen quite a few questions from those who have just purchased Lightroom 3.  If you purchased Lightroom 3 very recently you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Lightroom 4: http://www.adobe.com/go/pa 

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Lightroom, Photography | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Everything About Adobe Lightroom 4 Videos

Repost from PASM Workshop

With Adobe Lightroom 4 released, nothing better is to sit down and check out all the new features of this new version.  Here we embedded all the new Lightroom 4 videos from Adobe for your easy reference. Enjoy.

More videos after the jump……

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March 7, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Lightroom, Photography, Photoshop, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sneak Peak Videos on Adobe Photoshop CS6

As Adobe is rolling out these sneak peak videos every week or so, we’re gonna be keeping them all under this post, will be updating along the way as they add new ones, so stay tuned.

More videos after the jump

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March 6, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad Reviews and Walkthroughs

With the release of the Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad, more and more video reviews are coming out.  Today, we take a look at the first couple ones to find out more about the app.

Source – Photoshop, myjailbreakmovies, MattsMacintosh via PASM Workshop

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad2, Photography, Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop Touch for iPad, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video Preview at Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta

Check out the latest on Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta.

Source – Adobe Lightroom Videos

January 18, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Lightroom, Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Released Photoshop Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 6.3 and DNG Converter 6.3 & Lens Profile Downloader

New Supported Cameras:
Support for the following cameras has been added in this update.

  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Nikon D3100
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Olympus E-5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax K-r
  • Ricoh GXR, GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5
  • Samsung NX100
  • Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
  • Sony A560
  • Sony A580

New in Lightroom 3.3

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 Lightroom 3. (A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is included below.)

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December 8, 2010 Posted by | Adobe, Lightroom, Photography, Software | , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Launches Lightroom 2.6 and ACR 5.6

Adobe has launched Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and DNG Converter 5.6 for immediate download. Release candidates of all three had already been available from the Adobe’s Labs site. The updates fix minor issues and provide additional Raw support for 20 more DSLRs, including the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D3S, with additional DNG support for the Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR.

From Adobe:

Pricing and Availability
Lightroom 2.6 is available as a free download for existing Lightroom 2 customers, and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6 is available as a free download for existing customers of Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 8 (Win/Mac) and Premiere Elements 8. DNG Converter 5.6 is also available as a free download for all customers. Click here for more information and to download the updates:

Click here to find out more and download Adobe Camera Raw 5.6 or Lightroom 2.6.

Newly Supported Camera Models

  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon PowerShot G11
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • Leaf Aptus II 5
  • Mamiya DM22, DM28, DM33, DM56, M18, M22, M31
  • Nikon D3s
  • Olympus E-P2
  • Pentax K-x
  • Panasonic FZ38
  • Sigma DP1s
  • Sony A500
  • Sony A550
  • Sony A850

Source – dpreview

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Adobe, Lightroom, Photography, Software | , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.5 Update Released

New in Lightroom 2.5

The goal of this release is to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom 2 and provide additional camera raw support. A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is included below:

Lightroom 2 Bugs – Fixed

  • Lightroom 2.4 on Windows continued to display the import dialog when a memory card was detected regardless of the preference setting “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected.”
  • Lightroom 2.5 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response.

Newly Supported Cameras:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D3000
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • Panasonic DMC-GF1

Get your update here.

Source – Adobe

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Lightroom, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom v2.4 and Camera RAW 5.4

According to Adobe, the following were updated for Lightroom 2.4

  • Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Nikon D5000 and Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i)
  • Several corrections for issues introduced by previous Lightroom 2 releases which includes the following -
  1. Web galleries with a Collection Title of six characters would not export or upload
  2. The crop aspect ratio could revert to the last selected ratio even when reset to original
  3. The crop aspect ratio in Quick Develop could be lost after a crop adjustment
  4. The crop aspect ratio lock could be lost after an orientation switch
  5. Images could preview incorrectly when imported using the MTP/PTP USB protocol
  6. Sony .ARW files may not have been recognized by Lightroom’s import dialog
  7. The Japanese language configuration of Lightroom on Mac OS X 10.5 could fail to switch to the print module if the HP B9180 was set as the default printer
  8. Metadata options that are intended for use were dimmed incorrectly when exporting DNG files
  9. The Japanese language configuration of Lightroom on Mac OS X was missing a shortcut for “Zoom Out”
  10. Several translation and shortcut corrections were made for the eight additional languages introduced with Lightroom 2.3

For details and download link, go to Adobe’s download page, link here.

As for Camera RAW 5.4, a number of new cameras were added to the update. One thing to note though is that the Camera Raw 5.4 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS4. Hmm…..

For the full read on the Camera RAW 5.4, check out the readme link here.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Adobe, Lightroom, RAW, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Camera RAW 5.2 is Out

Camera Raw 5.2 is out and it supports the following cameras but only for Adobe CS4.  For Lightroom users, have to wait until version 2.2 release in December, bummer.

Important note for Panasonic and Leica D-LUX4 users, according to the Adobe website,

“With the release of Camera Raw 5.2 (and upcoming Lightroom 2.2 release) there is an important exception in our DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMC FX150, Panasonic DMC FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1 and Leica D-LUX 4. For those choosing to convert these native, proprietary files to the DNG file format, a linear DNG format is the only conversion option available at this time. A linear DNG file has gone through a demosaic process that converts a single mosaic layer of red, green and blue channel information into three distinct layers, one for each channel. The resulting linear DNG file is approximately three times the size of a mosaic DNG file or the original proprietary file format.

This exception is a temporary solution to ensure that Panasonic and Leica’s intended image rendering from their proprietary raw file format is applied to an image when converted DNG files are viewed in third party software titles. The same image rendering process is applied automatically in Camera Raw 5.2 and in Lightroon 2.2 when viewing the original proprietary raw file format.

In a future release Adobe plans to update the DNG specification to include an option to embed metadata-based representations of the lens compensations in the DNG file, allowing a mosaic DNG conversion. In the interim Adobe recommends only converting these files to DNG to allow compatibility with third party raw converters, previous versions of the Camera Raw plug-in or previous versions of Lightroom.”

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Adobe, Photography, RAW, Software | , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Adobe Released Lightroom 2

New post over at Phooey Pics on the new release of Lightroom 2 from Adobe, hop over for the read, link here.

July 30, 2008 Posted by | Photography, Software | , | Leave a comment

   

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