Adobe acquires Pixmantec

You may have seen that we’ve announced today the acquisition of Pixmantec.
Pixmantec was known for its RawShooter raw workflow app and raw processing engine. As the press release says:
“Adobe plans to integrate Pixmantec raw processing technologies into Lightroomâ„¢ and wherever customers will be working with raw files.”
Pixmantec has also posted a FAQ.
So, what does it mean for Bridge? Right now, we’re working on the next generation of Bridge. We have a bunch of cool features planned, but more importantly we’re spending a lot of time improving our performance. Tuning an app’s performance takes a very long time. In fact, you’re never really done with it. It can also require big changes to your code base, which is why we’ve been limited in the improvements we’ve been able to make to Bridge 1.0. We’re going to continue to focus on that for a while.
We can’t detail yet how Pixmantec will help out, but you should expect improvements that will be fairly transparent in how Bridge works. That is, we’re expecting it will mostly be work behind the covers. Also, although we want to bring out those improvements to you as quickly as possible, we don’t have a timeline yet (it takes a while to figure all this out).
So, stay tuned for now, but feel free to share with us how you envision the integration of the Pixmantec raw engine in our products.

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