August 09, 2012

Adobe & MIT team up on Halide, a new imaging language

Last month I broke the somewhat sad news that Adobe’s Pixel Bender language is being retired, but for a good cause: we can now redirect effort & try other ways to achieve similar goals. To that end, Adobe researchers have teamed up with staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to define Halide, a new programming language for imaging. It promises faster, more compact, and more portable code.

According to MIT News,

In tests, the MIT researchers used Halide to rewrite several common image-processing algorithms whose performance had already been optimized by seasoned programmers. The Halide versions were typically about one-third as long but offered significant performance gains — two-, three-, or even six-fold speedups. In one instance, the Halide program was actually longer than the original — but the speedup was 70-fold.

Hot damn. #progress

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Adobe Muse demo/Q&A tomorrow

“Oh yeah, Muse–that looks cool; I keep meaning to learn more about it…” Well, Friday would be a good time to grab a sandwich & check it out; noon Pacific.

You’ll see how to quickly lay a smart foundation for your site using site maps and master pages, learn how to combine imagery, graphics, and beautiful typography using web fonts served by the Adobe Typekit service, and engage your audiences by adding interactive elements including custom navigation, slide shows and accordions. When you’re ready to take your site live, learn how to publish using a third-party hosting provider or with the Adobe Business Catalyst service, our flexible, all-in-one hosting solution.

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