Results tagged “Digital Imaging”

Thomas Knoll, co-inventor of Photoshop, joins Adobe as a Fellow

Thomas Knoll, co-inventor of Photoshop, has officially joined Adobe as an employee and Adobe Fellow, after 24 years as a collaborative consultant for our Digital Imaging team. His exceptional talent and innovation have been critical to the success of Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and Lightroom.

Read more from Winston Hendrickson, Vice President of products, Digital Imaging, on our Photoshop blog.

Adobe Announces First Semifinalists for Design Achievement Awards

This year marks the first time that the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAAs) are offering higher education students around the world the opportunity to submit early and be recognized – with three semifinalist judging sessions for entries submitted by Jan. 28, April 29 and June 24. Students can submit twice within a category, and for the first time, can participate in as many categories as they would like. The 2011 awards also introduce three new categories for faculty: Innovation of Interactive Media in Education, Innovation in Video and Motion in Education, and Innovation in Traditional Media in Education.

Check out the first round semifinalists from 2011 ADAAs.

As in years past, industry luminaries from universities and top design companies worldwide serve as the ADAA judges, volunteering their time to recognize emerging talent in the technical and creative arts. For some background about the judges, check out their bios here.

The ADAAs honor the best student and faculty graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from higher education institutions around the world. Finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2011.

For more details about the ADAAs, please see our announcement in December and visit the ADAA website. Be sure to follow @AdobeEDU for the latest updates about the awards.

Calling All Students & Faculty: 2011 Design Achievement Awards Now Open For Submissions

adaa2011Today Adobe announced the call for entries for the eleventh annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) and introduced new categories — to include faculty and staff.   For over a decade the ADAAs have celebrated higher education’s best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists.   This year marks the first time that Adobe and the creative industry will recognize teaching excellence as well as student accomplishment.

Adobe will host the awards ceremony during the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2011.   For the third year in a row Icograda is endorsing and supporting Adobe’s flagship creative competition.

For more information, check out the press release or visit the ADAA website.

Photoshop Facebook Page Celebrates 1 Million Fans

It’s official! One million Facebook Fans and STILL growing. And we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Photoshop this year – a milestone for us and the amazingly creative customers who have rallied around the software since its beginnings.

Today, thanks to outlets like Facebook and Twitter, we can reach out to the worldwide Photoshop community in a more meaningful and interactive way.  We’ve used our Facebook presence to listen, respond with valuable content and have a little fun with sneak peeks of what’s happening behind the scenes at Photoshop HQ.  After all, we have a product team that is equally as passionate as our fans, brilliantly innovating and dreaming up new features like Content Aware Fill, whose magic is truly unrivaled. The Photoshop team loves the instant feedback loop and all the comments that come in on our daily posts (often hundreds stream in within just a few minutes).

We’re grateful for our dedicated fans and would like to thank them for their continued support, passion and creativity. We’re celebrating with a Fan Appreciation Week ( on Facebook. Check out this – Thank You letter to our Fans from Maria Yap, director of product management for digital imaging at Adobe.

Join the social media community on Facebook and Twitter.


Twitter: @Photoshop

Adobe Advances Flash Platform Media Delivery Solutions at Streaming Media East

At Streaming Media East, we’re showcasing new distribution, content protection and media framework technologies. Highlights of the show include the immediate availability of Adobe Flash Access™ 2.0 software, a content protection solution that enables the distribution and monetization of premium video content, which can help create new sources of revenue for media publishers. In addition, Adobe is also showcasing HTTP Dynamic Streaming, a new protocol support for media streaming on the Flash Platform; and the Open Source Media Framework, to accelerate development of custom media players.

If you’d like to learn more about how these solutions are advancing the Adobe Flash Platform, check out our social media press release. The press release also includes video interviews with some of our leading partners discussing how we’re collaborating to bring these solutions to market.

The video interviews include:

DirecTV: Steven Roberts, senior vice president for New Media at DIRECTV discusses how DirecTV is expanding their collaboration with the Adobe on HTTP Dynamic Streaming for the Flash Platform.

Irdeto: Jan Steenkamp, vice president of the Americas for Irdeto talks about Adobe Flash Access 2.0 and how both companies are collaborating on content protection solutions.

KickApps: KickApps, in collaboration with Adobe, today announced its plans to release the Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) App Studio, for creating custom video players for the Adobe® Flash® Platform.

Adobe/Doug Mack: Interview with Doug Mack general manager and vice president for Adobe Digital Imaging and Rich Media Solutions.

These videos are also posted to the Flash Platform YouTube Channel.

Unveiling the all new Creative Suite 5!

You know for a supposedly slothful company, Adobe sure launches a lot of products. Monday April 12 sees us announce the Creative Suite 5 product line: that’s five suites, 15 point-products, and a whole bunch of online services for creatives.


We’re hosting an online launch event at 8am PDT on April 12. Sign up and check it out here. And if you’re already convinced, pre-order your CS5 products here. We plan to begin shipping CS5 within 30 days.

With CS5 we’re taking our creative products in a new direction: this release includes the first steps of our product integration with Omniture, bringing sophisticated online analytics into the heart of the creative process. But we know we still have to wow everyone with stunning creative tools in any CS release and over 250 new features are packed into CS5 products. These include the astonishing new Content Aware Fill and Puppet Warp features in Photoshop CS5 that have been all-the-rage on the web, as we sneaked them over the last couple of weeks.

Our engineers really are magicians, true wizards if you will – and it’s a global effort: teams in San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Folsom, San Diego, Richardson, Arden Hills, Newton, Ottawa, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Bucharest, Noida, Bangalore, Beijing, Tokyo — and many other remote sites - all contributed to this launch.

Anyhoo, a few of us lucky PRmeisters and assorted Adobe civilians are at NAB trade show in Las Vegas this week, where we’ll see at first hand customer reaction to CS5 – or at least Production Premium CS5, our video toolset. The Mercury Playback Engine is already getting a lot of buzz from our beta reviewers and Premiere Pro is going to give Final Cut Pro users pause to think. Only kidding Apple fan-boys, competition is a good thing and the basis of our capitalist economy!

So welcome CS5. It’s one of the great truisms of public relations that it’s easier to do PR for great products than horrible ones! There, all you aspiring communications professionals have learned something new today.

If you’re at the NAB trade show, come and check Adobe CS5 products out at Booth SL3320.

Netbooks for Students in Sydney

lewnesphoto.jpgEarlier this month, I spent a week in Sydney, Australia, visiting our local office and a number of our customers and partners. The highlight of my trip was a visit to the Arthur Phillip High School in Sydney, a very diverse school with about 1500 students. It is one of the first high schools in New South Wales to receive netbooks pre-loaded with Adobe Creative Suite software – early progress from the deal with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training we announced last year.

Arthur Phillip’s principal, Lynne Goodwin, is incredibly enthusiastic about technology and brought a group of ninth graders in to show us what they’re doing with their netbooks: Flash animation, photography, etc. The students’ creativity and enthusiasm were impressive. The netbooks have even helped students struggling with regular attendance and participation: Lynne said one student has had a “complete transformation” since receiving a netbook and is fully engaged for the first time. The impact of bringing digital tools to youth on a school- and community-wide basis is enormous, and Australia’s Digital Education Revolution is a program that other countries (including my own) should model. I feel really lucky that I was able to see it in action first-hand.

Photoshop Turns 20!

You can’t escape Photoshop…it’s everywhere you go – billboard signs, magazine covers, major motion pictures, even the logo on the coffee cup you drink out of every morning have all likely been touched by Photoshop. The software that redefined creativity in the digital age, turns 20 on February 19. Celebrations are happening all around the world.


Tonight, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) will be hosting a special Photoshop 20th Anniversary celebration for over a thousand attendees in San Francisco at the Palace of the Fine Arts Theater. The event will feature vice president of Photoshop Product Management, Kevin Connor, Photoshop co-creator Thomas Knoll and famed Adobe creative director and Photoshop evangelist, Russell Brown. To be a part of this celebration and view the live Webcast, visit: The festivities continue overseas in Japan, Southeast Asia and throughout Europe. In honor of the 20th anniversary, Adobe Germany will host a special 20-hour online marathon, featuring over 15 local Photoshop “gurus” demonstrating their favorite tips and tricks live for Photoshop fans. In India and France, digital imaging contests will be held to showcase the work of Photoshop users.

The Photoshop community is also sharing their favorite stories online, with the product and its over 400,000 fan-strong Facebook page, the hub for a worldwide look at the product’s impact. A new “Celebrate” tab directs users to a 20th anniversary logo, which many have already personalized with Photoshop and used as a replacement for their profile image. Connect with the Photoshop team at or, and add the tag #PS20 to tweets about the anniversary.

Lightroom is 4 times more popular than Apple Aperture

John Nack from Adobe’s Photoshop team, shares some data on how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is stacking up with Apple Aperture. Among photo pros using the Mac, Lightroom is now around four times more popular. Remember all those obituaries written for Adobe’s Digital Imaging business when Apple entered the market? Thought not.

Check out his blog post for more details

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