December 21, 2006

Lightroom Podcast #24: Thomas Knoll, Mark Hamburg, and Zalman Stern

The Lightroom podcast series continues to draw a great response, and in the latest installment, George Jardine sits down with raw processing heavy hitters Mark Hamburg, Zalman Stern, and Thomas Knoll.  They talk about what’s new (and yet to come) in Lightroom and Camera Raw, analytical vs. visual techniques, Bridge vs. Lightroom, skin tone protection in Vibrance–oh, and their desire for groupies.  George writes,

This podcast was recorded Wednesday, December 6th 2006,
at Adobe Systems Headquarters in San Jose, CA. Now that the raw
controls in Lightroom’s develop module have finally settled down into
a state that they will mostly likely ship in…. the Adobe Camera Raw
team sits down with George Jardine, and takes a look back at what led
us here, and forward to what might come next.

The podcast is available as an MP3 file via George’s iDisk (under "1206 Podcast – Mark Hamburg – Zalman Stern and Thomas Knoll"). It’s also be available via the Lightroom podcasts RSS feed, and by searching for "Lightroom" in iTunes.

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Ten thousand bucks a gallon… for ink

"Give away the razor, make money on the razor blades…" I say, the razor guys need to convince you to ink your face/legs, ’cause the real money is in inkjet refills.

Popular Photography’s Michael McNamara has posted some interesting observations on the state of inkjet prices in the world market.  Note: I don’t mention this to suggest that these products are overpriced.  The rate of innovation in desktop printing has been terrific, and as Michael notes, these inks enable creation of prints that "technically blow away minilab and online quality, plus last five to ten times longer on display."  It’s simply interesting to do the math on commodities that are, drop for drop, among the most expensive any of us will likely encounter. [Via Russell Williams]

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