April 11, 2009

Adobe podcasts, sober & otherwise

Not long ago, I was snatched off my bike, thrown in the back of a dirty Econoline van (is there any other kind?), and taken to the undisclosed location of Martini Hour, the imbibing-positive podcast featuring long-time Photoshop expert Deke McClelland & editor Colleen Wheeler. Over the course of a half hour or so, we talk about sidecars (.XMP & otherwise), “the labyrinthian nature of Photoshop” (not in the David Bowie/Muppet-sense), Eyes Wide Shut, and more.

Here are the regular & high quality versions of the file.

Elsewhere, photographer & author Derrick Story sat down with the man who oversees Photoshop & Lightroom engineering:

The perfect blend for a Photoshop discussion: an expert who oversees the Photoshop engineering team, and who is a photographer too. Meet Winston Hendrickson, Sr. Director, Engineering, Digital Media, forAdobe.

During this chat in a conference room at Adobe headquarters, Winston and I talk about what’s happening under the hood for Bridge, ACR, and Photoshop. He explains lots of goodies such as, the difference between the Lightroom and Bridge “databases,” the similarities between the Develop module in Lightroom and the sliders in ACR, improvements in Photoshop, and some great lesser-known features such as Camera Profiles. Terrific, informative interview.

The chat, downloadable directly here, runs 29 minutes.

Posted by John Nack at 10:30 AM on April 11, 2009


  • Howard — 12:11 PM on April 11, 2009

    Do you ever not post anything that has been posted millions of times everywhere else?
    [What am I supposed to say to that? I’ve already said what I can say to the haters. Why take time out of your Easter/Passover weekend to give me the finger? Why not spend your time trying to do something useful? –J.]

  • Roger — 3:17 PM on April 11, 2009

    Your link to the Martini Hour website brought up an immediate warning on my browser. It said, “Reported Attack Site! – This web site at wmpburn.biz has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.” Why is this?
    [I have no idea. I have never heard of, much less linked to, the .biz site you reference. –J.]

  • Steve Laskevitch — 10:23 PM on April 11, 2009

    Know that some of us appreciate all your posts, on topics novel and familiar. Geez, some people. and yes, this is a timely and good one. My Lightroom students will benefit mightily.
    Oh and John, I make a wonderful sidecar. just saying…when in seattle, you have an enabler.
    Happy Easter and Sláinte!
    [Thanks, Steve, and sláinte to you, too. –J.]

  • ValkyrieStudio — 1:17 AM on April 12, 2009

    Downloaded this just now in iTunes, and might add it to my subscription list. I always love hearing you talk about Photoshop, so I at least know I’ll like this episode. And I personally didn’t see these mentioned elsewhere, so thanks.
    I wish ‘Howard’ had posted a link to HIS website or blog which is no doubt filled with exclusive content not seen anywhere else; given how likely that is, I can understand why he’d be so critical of you sharing “common knowledge” with us.
    (One of the above paragraphs is sarcasm.)

  • alan Hess — 9:07 AM on April 12, 2009

    Hi John.
    I have a off topic question that has been bugging me for a couple of days now.
    I have been shooting with a Nikon D700 and using Bridge to import the images and convert them to DNG during the import.
    So far, so good. The problem is that when bridge is reading the exposure mode from the exif data, it says AUTO., but it should be shutter priority. When the same images are imported into lightroom, the Exposure Program reads as Shutter priority which is correct.
    In other words, Bridge is not giving me the correct information from the image EXIF data.
    Any ideas as to why this is happening?

  • John Hoffman — 9:38 AM on April 12, 2009

    Is any consideration being given to adding Save for Web and Devices to Camera Raw and Lightroom?
    Web designers often use photos on their sites that require a little cropping, change in exposure, saturation, etc., and maybe even a little localized improvement using the Adjustment Brush.
    It would be nice to be able to then optimize for web right in either Lightroom or Camera Raw without having to go into Photoshop.
    John Hoffman

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