August 15, 2005

Good Evening, Mr. and Mrs. America & All the Ships at Sea…

So, it’s time I stepped up and got this blog of mine rolling. First, a basic intro: I’m John Nack & am insanely lucky to work as a product manager for Adobe Photoshop. (If I wake up to find I’m actually still slinging breadsticks at the Olive Garden in South Bend, Indiana, well, it was fun while it lasted.) Prior to joining the ‘Dobe five years ago to work on LiveMotion 2, I was a Flash and graphic designer at AGENCY.COM New York.

What’s my plan? I’ll blog as often as seems useful on things relating to Photoshop, imaging, and the Suite. I aim to be brief and keep things interesting (All Killer, No Filler). Updates are likely to be erratic for a while at least, so subscribing to the RSS feed seems like a good idea.

Being new to all this, I’d be grateful for your input on what you’d like to see in this space. Comments should be up and running, or you can drop me a note: jnack {at} adobe.com.

Now, let’s begin.
J.

Posted by John Nack at 11:16 PM on August 15, 2005

Comments

  • Jeff Schewe — 12:54 PM on August 16, 2005

    Ok, what’s the REAL STORY on Tiny Elvis & the bicep kissing…your fans need to know!
    And yes, be careful with your answer, the odds are it _WILL_ show up on PhotoshopNews!

  • Eric — 1:53 PM on August 16, 2005

    Hoo boy, this is going to be fun! We can talk to the man in charge!
    Hey, CS2 is the best thing yet since I started using Photoshop at work way back in ’92! My productivity has skyrocketed.
    What would I like to see here? How about some insight into what’s going on in the digital photography world (DNG, ACR having to deal with so many RAW formats, etc.).
    And what we can do to help Adobe establish DNG as cornerstone to the future of archival digital image files, allowing photographers to maintain control of their intellectual property, and not letting it be subverted by proprietary nonsense.
    You know, nothing big, just the usual stuff. :-)

  • Jan Kabili — 7:57 PM on August 16, 2005

    Welcome to the blogosphere John. We’re psyched to see Adobe joining the biggest conversation ever. Watch out–this blogging thing can be addicting.
    Jan
    The Unofficial Photoshop Weblog
    http://photoshop.weblogsinc.com

  • Daniel Schutzsmith — 8:58 PM on August 16, 2005

    Welcome to the Blogiverse!

  • koan — 2:39 AM on August 17, 2005

    Hope to read from you ASAP… :)

  • Maurice F. Hammon — 3:45 AM on August 17, 2005

    I think the idea is great, particularly as Photoshop is becomming like a drug and I need a bit now and again.
    However will someone out there kindly tell me what a BLOG is!

  • PECourtejoie — 11:58 AM on August 17, 2005

    Yes, Jeff, make him talk!
    And you have not yet mentionned “those” pictures you took of him at the office. We’ll know everything soon. (Yark yark yark)
    I look forward to read your posts, Tiny E. ;)

  • Mike Downey — 1:29 PM on August 17, 2005

    Hi John –
    Welcome to the wild world of corporate blogging. It’s good to hear that you have experience using Flash. I guess I need to brush up on my Photoshop skills. ;-) I’m loving CS2, btw.
    Mike Downey
    Flash Product Manager
    macromedia
    http://weblogs.macromedia.com/md

  • Matthew — 3:28 PM on August 17, 2005

    Well look at you go… it’s about damn time.
    What will you be doing with this new power? Lets talk photoshop, lets talk design, what about some photo galleries? *John kisses guns*
    Matthew
    http://choppingblock.com

  • thiagodemellobueno — 3:32 PM on August 17, 2005

    Hey! Congratulations, i hear goLive 8 has some great templates!

  • Mel Lammers — 4:32 PM on August 17, 2005

    Good move. I think the more we know about Adobe’s plans that can be exposed to the community, the better. Eric mentioned helping to get DNG adopted (and I worked on getting some standards adopted by the ISO community in the early 90’s, tough job). I for one would agree. Standards are usually committee efforts and normally receive no input from the public. This probably needs to be different for DNG. Let us know.

  • Jeff Schewe — 9:14 PM on August 17, 2005

    “THE KISS”

    Need I say more?
    What’s all mean John?

  • Jeff Schewe — 9:15 PM on August 17, 2005

    “THE KISS”

    Need I say more?
    What’s it all mean John?

  • Pariah S. Burke — 4:05 AM on August 18, 2005

    Hi, John! We’ll look forward to some great things from your new blog!

  • Ross Burton — 4:39 AM on August 18, 2005

    I can’t wait for the “Adobe announces PhotoShop and Illustrator for Linux” post…

  • SCARECROW — 6:13 AM on August 18, 2005

    Hi John,
    It is nice to see a public spot has been allocated for ya!
    I look forward to checking it out.
    Hope all is well with you…
    Cheers!

  • Glenn — 7:50 PM on August 19, 2005

    From my mouth to Photoshops’ ears….. how cool is that???
    This is a great thing.
    So long as I do have your ear…..
    FWIW I would really love it if you could add a 15 pixel brush between the 10 and 20 when using the brackets to change brush size. For some reason when retouching hi res people files @ 100% I seem to need this size (or something in between) 50-100 times a day or more.
    All the best with this new endeavor, I too am a huge PS addict,err,…ahem, fan.
    glenn.
    ps: a kiss or where you checking your adobeodorant

  • matthew muller — 7:25 AM on August 22, 2005

    Hey John, good to see your online debut, if Im not mistaken, were you not on the liveMotion team? That would explain your knowledge of Flash!
    MaTT

  • Avery Raskin — 11:04 AM on August 23, 2005

    You have time for blogging, too? Geez you’re making us all look like slackers, John ;-)
    Avery

  • jim — 11:23 AM on September 06, 2008

    FWIW I would really love it if you could add a 15 pixel brush between the 10 and 20 when using the brackets to change brush size. For some reason when retouching hi res people files @ 100% I seem to need this size (or something in between) 50-100 times a day or more.
    All the best with this new endeavor, I too am a huge PS addict,err,…ahem, fan.

  • Darrell Lewis — 12:48 PM on September 12, 2010

    John Nack, You are good at lying. I tried to download Adobe Reader 9.0; 9.3.2 etc. All I get are updates, you have Adobe Reader on your sites (really an update) and same from http://www.filehippo.com says: Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and that is also only an update!! There is not an Adobe Reader for that is a lie – you just used the old icon for it from the real Adobe Reader. Your staff is retarded and there is another problem with 9.3.4 already. So I have installed Foxit Reader to replace what I cannot get from Adobe. Darrell Lewis

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