February 25, 2010
Ansel Adams works in San José through Sunday
Photoshop tech writer Eric Floch points out that the SJ Museum of Art is hosting an Ansel Adams exhibition that runs through this Sunday. He & some other team members checked it out, and he writes:
The photographs on display are quite stunning. It’s mostly small-scale prints Adams made from the 1920s through the 1950s. You can see the full evolution Adams made from the soft-focus “Parmelian Prints” of the 20s through the sharper works to come out of the f/64 school to the “classic” cooler, high-contrast prints we’ve all seen on so many posters.
Check out the museum site (link above) for a video & more info.
Sneak peek: Some Photoshop “JDI” improvements
Last summer the Photoshop team asked for your help in identifying candidates for “JDI” (“Just Do It”) work, aiming to pick off little irritants & to polish the little things that matter. You replied with tons of great ideas & comments, and I’m pleased to say the team has been working away. Here you can see Photoshop PM Bryan O’Neil Hughes show off a few of the the tweaks that you’ll likely see in “a future version*” of Photoshop:
* I know this kind of caveat & hand-waving always seem a little contrived (“C’mon, dude, we all know what version you’re talking about”), but nothing is done until it’s shipping, and there really is a chance that details can change. Very occasionally we have to pull out an improvement if we find that it introduced other problems, taking additional time to get the details right. I’m just saying, you never know.
Layer Tennis commentary from the players
Khoi Vinh & Nicholas Felton have posted some interesting behind-the-scenes commentary on the Layer Tennis match in which I participated on Friday. It’s fun to hear what was going through the players’ minds & to learn more about what went into each volley. (It turns out the shiny black thing was a Samsung remote, though I still prefer to think of it as a Pez-dispensing 2001 monolith.)