Photoshop CS6 is going to the Dark Side

January 30, 2012

Adobe released a sneak peek video of Photoshop CS6 on YouTube and it showed off a dark UI similar to Lightroom and After Effects.

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Lots of customizations are now possible simply by context clicking and the rich cursor support is something that I have been waiting for a long time.

I definitely like it, so check it out in the video below:

PS: the Camera Raw 7 product looks quite nice too.

@maniac13


Finally all my photo mistakes are being forgiven

September 24, 2010

Adobe just showcased and amazing “extra” lens that is inserted between your camera’s usual lens and its sensor and with their “magical” software you can now focus on a different part of the picture after you have taken it.

So I can give my camera to my wife to take a picture without having to worry about the result 🙂

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The plenoptic lens is composed of a litany of tiny "sub-lenses," which allow those precious photons you’re capturing to be recorded from multiple perspectives. The result is that you get a bunch more data in your image and an "infinite" depth of field, meaning you can toggle at what distance you want your image to be focused after the act of taking it.

check out the demo here

unfortunately this is still a long way away from hitting the commercial market, but one day we can all take pictures and focus on the important stuff later.

@maniac13


Adobe responds to Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash”

May 3, 2010

Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe responded to Steve Jobs’ ‘Thoughts on Flash‘ open letter (summary here) with a short blog post late last week.Kevin writes that if Apple tried to cooperate with Adobe a bit more, then they could “provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch”.

Kevin wrote:

However, as we posted last week, given the legal terms Apple has imposed on developers, we have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices for both Flash Player and AIR. We are working to bring Flash Player and AIR to all the other major participants in the mobile ecosystem, including Google, RIM, Palm (soon to be HP), Microsoft, Nokia and others.

Read the full thing here.


Steve Jobs’ Thoughts on Flash. Boom.

April 30, 2010

Today, in an open letter published on Apple’s website, Steve Jobs shared his thought on Adobe Flash and its place (or lack thereof) on Apple devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Steve’s “Thoughts on Flash” can be found here. I break down his points after the jump.

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Adobe demos multi-platform app created using single code base

April 8, 2010

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I believe the developer said everything that needed to be said about this:

"The app is called iReverse… Although iReverse is fun to play, the most amazing thing about the project is the fact that it runs in all these different environments completely unchanged. In other words, the exact same code base is used to build versions for five different environments. There’s no other platform in the world that can boast this level of flexibility – not even close."

Check out the video where he shows off his app running all different OS platforms and handheld devices including his brand new iPad

 

This is sweet and I can see a lot of people getting really excited about it already – I know I am

@maniac13


Adobe Flash vs Microsoft Silverlight

May 13, 2009

Smashing Magazine has quite the debate going on in their blog about Flash vs Silverlight  – at last count 205 rather lively responses debating the pros and cons of each program. The editors at smashing have made the comparison process rather simple by chunking it down to topics like:
Animation, File Size, Scripting, Audio/Video etc etc.

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A good read and food for thought if you use either application for development or design.

View Article

Discuss in the comments: Which do you use and would you consider switching?


Easy video editing and manipulation

December 1, 2008

I am pretty sure we have talked about similar things in the past, but they already have come a long way.

Check out the video below for a quick insight in how easy it is to manipulate your video in simple steps and without waiting for it to render for hours.

Especially the part with the 3 friends and how he drags them around separately until he has the perfect position for them – I can see some shenanigans being done with that 🙂


Thinking out side that playing card box

June 6, 2008

If I have a spare 5 minutes in my working day I like to search for new creative talent, to see who is producing new work and above all if it is interesting at all.

This morning upon doing so I fell across this piece http://adobecards.com/

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When I saw this I saw something that was just a little different  from the rest. It has a story, it has a purpose and above all it’s different.

It is simple advertising done ever so subtly yet ever so effectively.

Lydia


Flash Player 9 Update 3

April 14, 2008

Adobe has recently updated flash player to 9.0.124.0. Flash Player 9 now includes H.264 standard video support, the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray® and HD-DVD® high definition video players, and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio capabilities. The latest update also features hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced, full-screen video playback for high-resolution viewing across major operating systems and browsers.

Get it now: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

The update also fixes a nasty install bug that broke a lot of flash detection scripts ala swfobject in the Active X version. So if you were going to sites with the last version and it was telling you that you didn’t have flash installed it should be fixed by this update.