Author Archive: Rick Miller

Photoshop 20th Anniversary: Startup Memories

Photoshop 20th Anniversary: Startup Memories
In this documentary, the founders of Adobe Photoshop – John Knoll, Thomas Knoll, Russell Brown, and Steve Guttman – tell the story of how an amazing coincidence of circumstances, that came together at just the right time 20 years ago, spawned a cultural paradigm shift unparalleled in our lifetime.

Adobe furthers its commitment to green technology with wind turbines

As part of Adobe’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and utilizing green technologies to offset power usage, Adobe recently installed 20 Windspire® wind turbines to generate renewable energy through the “wind tunnel” that exists between Adobe’s three downtown San Jose towers.
The Windspire® wind turbines were manufactured by Mariah Power of Reno, Nevada.
Link to the story in the San Jose Mercury News.

Lens Trick (Dave Montizambert)

Today’s guest blogger is professional commercial photographer Dave Montizambert (bio below).
Here’s a lens trick, based on a simple but often over looked principle, that you can add to your bag of tricks: create a long lens compressed look with a short lens.

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Lightroom 2.5 and Camera Raw 5.5 released

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New Supported Cameras:
Support for the following cameras has been added in this update.
Nikon D300s
Nikon D3000
Olympus E-P1
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Panasonic DMC-GF1

  • Camera Raw 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5 include a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response. Olympus, Panasonic and Sony are among the more popular camera manufacturers affected by this change. But the demosaic correction provides only a subtle visual improvement to the processing of those raw files.
  • Lightroom 2.5 corrects for the following problem in Lightroom 2.4. 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.”

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Cheers!
Rick Miller
Sr. Solutions Engineer
Adobe Systems Inc.

Photos from Adobe Educator Summit 2009 (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Greetings all,
Last week Adobe Systems Inc. hosted the Adobe Educator Summit 2009 at the highly respected and ideally located Santa Fe Photographic Workshops (SFPW) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
We invited 25 top photographic educators from the US and Canada to participate in a 7 day Lightroom and Photoshop boot-camp that covered learning and integrating both Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 into the education environment.

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Optimizing Photoshop CS4 for peak performance

Adam Jerugim (Photoshop QE Product Lead) and I recently presented to members of the Adobe Technical Exchange (ATX) user group in Southern California. Adam spoke about optimizing Photoshop CS4 for peak performance; attached is his presentation slide deck.
ATX_07_18_09.pdf
Cheers!
Rick Miller

LR 2.4, ACR 5.4, and DNG 1.3 announced!

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Greetings all,
We’ve just announced updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw:
Camera Raw 5.4 update
June 24, 2009
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe® Photoshop® CS4; Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0; and Adobe Premiere® Elements 7.0 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
English: Windows | Macintosh
Lightroom 2.4 update
June 24, 2009
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.4 update includes these enhancements:
* Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Nikon D5000 and Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i)
* Includes several corrections for issues introduced by previous Lightroom 2 releases
English: Windows | Macintosh
Cheers!
Rick Miller

Adobe Announces Major Update to Acrobat.com

Adobe Announces Major Update to Acrobat.com
Online Service Adds Subscription Offerings and Previews Spreadsheet Application; Company Articulates Vision for New Way to Work

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InDesign CS4 tip: Power Zoom

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InDesign CS4 provides a pretty cool way to quickly scroll through your document pages. Using the grabber hand, you can zoom in or out and scroll through your entire document. This feature is especially useful for long documents.

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Interview with Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty on Cameradojo.com

Kerry Garrison and David Esquire from Camerdojo.com have an excellent podcast interview (around an hour) with Tom Hogarty, Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Check it out!
The interview with Tom Hogarty starts around 13 minutes into the podcast.
Cheers!
Rick Miller