October 03, 2007
Details of online Photoshop Express emerge
Last night at MAX, Adobe’s Geoff Baum got on stage during the sneak peek session to show off a bit more of Photoshop Express. Boy, things have come a long way in the few weeks since the sneak at Photoshop World, and last night’s demo showed Healing Brush- & Liquify-like tools running via the app’s Flash interface. CNET’s Martin LaMonica has details & screenshots. (Update: Here’s a video recording of the session:
[Via Stephen Shankland])
The company is still being somewhat coy (as is par for the course when previewing technology), but as info firms up, I’ll pass it along.
Gratuitous addendum: I like seeing that former LiveMotion/Vanishing Point developer Steve Troppoli continues the Boston office tradition of inserting one’s fly Volvo into demos. Somewhere, the Flavawagon (which lives forever, in tiny form, within Photoshop’s Web Photo Gallery) smiles.
Sweet Flash-Flickr-Illustrator mash-up
The effervescent Dr. Woohoo (known to some as Drew Trujillo) has created a nifty integration of Flickr & Illustrator, combined by way of a Flash panel (palette). You can now search Flickr from within Illustrator CS3, then turn photos into color swatches. The project can also search Drew’s In The Mod color analytics project, and it enables sorting swatches by hue, saturation, or brightness. He writes,
[The script] will launch a popup panel and loads the SWF file. Enter a tag to search and retrieve images from Flickr. Select the thumbnail image you would view the color palettes for by clicking on the thumbnail icon. The scroll pane will slide over to make room for the visualization view. If you like the colors and want to add them to your AI Swatches Panel, click on the AI icon in the lower right corner. That’s it!
Check out Drew’s blog post to see a video of the mash-up in action. It’s yet another cool, useful example of what can happen by leveraging the Flash Platform within desktop tools.