February 08, 2008
Wine offers improved Photoshop-on-Linux support
Wine, the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on top of Unix-style operating systems, has been updated to offer improved support of Photoshop CS2. Using the latest updates (of which another has been posted today), it should be possible to run PSCS2 for Windows on top of Linux.
Wine release manager Dan Kegel reports, "As of wine-0.9.54,
Wine is able to install, activate, and run the retail version of
Photoshop CS2 well enough for the average early adopter to use
(with caveats, e.g. you have to install the Times32 font first,
and ImageReady and Bridge aren’t supported yet)." Check out WineHQ’s Photoshop page for more details.
[Pre-emptive, comment-saving non-disclosure: No, I don't have other info/plans to share concerning Photoshop on Linux, and yes, we know that Linux folks would like a fully native PS on Linux implementation. Just thought I'd spare you some typing. ;-)]
Friday photography: Old Hollywood & New Cams
- Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, and other photographers reinterpret famous Hitchcock scenes using current actors in this month’s Vanity Fair. (Here, at least, Renée Zellweger is on her way to looking like Henry Gibson.) [Via]
- Speaking of Hollywood, Alison Jackson creates fake paparazzi shots (not 100% work-safe, FYI). [Via]
- CNET’s Stephen Shankland hosts an interesting interview with Canon’s Chuck Westfall, talking about various camera tech developments–sensor dimensions, OLED displays, geotagging, and more.
- YouTube hosts a video demonstrating how camera lenses are made. Not shown: my wallet imploding. [Via]
- On the big-glass front, Sigma has trotted out this $25,000 badboy, and yet that’s got nothing on this Canon 1200mm cannon–selling for a cool $99,000, used. Not satisfied yet? How about a 5200mm Canon, good for photographing stuff 32 miles away? Even more examples are here.
- At the other end of the spectrum, 20 bucks gets you a 6x iPhone camera zoom. [Via]
- Toronto Star photographer Lucas Oleniuk illustrates the issue of global warming in a video created entirely by using still images. The Thoreau quotation is chilling and well chosen. [Via]
- If M.C. Escher had a camera, you might see something like this cool effect.