DP Review: Finally! Adobe updates Bridge CC for improved performance.
There’ll be a lot of happy people. Always surprises me how many people still use this poor, near-abandoned software. Now, if it lets us reach into iOS ...
What’s in a name?
Adobe Flash is now Adobe Animate CC, apparently.
PhotoShelter Blog: This Is What Happens When You Try to Photoshop Money.
HAH. Big Brother gets you.
Lightroom CC, ‘app not responding’ ...
File under “Dumb Ass Doings.” I removed Suitcase Fusion, installed RightFont, and turned off a bunch of fonts. Including some Adobe needs to paint their interface panels. So if you have a font prefixed with “Adobe ...”, leave it the hell turned on. That goes for Devanagari, Gurmukhi and Naskh.
Once I re-enabled them, stability returned.
The Luminous Landscape: Merging images in Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2015.
Options I hadn’t realized were available. Useful!
Macworld: Hands-on with Adobe Post - New photo app creates Instagram-worthy graphics.
My suggestion ... “Keep Calm and Avoid Instagram.” Heh. Now I’ve GOT to download it and spam the hell out of the service with platitudes.
The Register.UK: Adobe - We locked our customers in the cloud and out poured money.
Missing the point. They also locked out pirates, who were bleeding them dry. I used to run across many people using pirated stuff. I’d read them the riot act, to no avail. I like CC, I like having all the latest toys faster. I just hate the CC desktop widget. A more problematic piece of crap, I’ve never seen. Since the last update, it crashes on every bootup. I restart it, open Activity Monitor, manually quit “Adobe Desktop Service”, and then within a couple of minutes it works again.
[That being said, Dreamweaver needs a complete redesign and rethink. I don’t even crack it open for the sitemap feature anymore. Waste of hard drive space.]
KelbyOne Learning Center: What’s new (this morning’s CC update).
Macworld Hands-on: Adobe’s new Fuse CC lets beginners take baby steps into 3D modeling.
Webdesigner Depot: Adobe releases award-winning Slate app for the web.
AppleInsider: Adobe makes Lightroom iOS apps completely free, drops license & Creative Cloud.
Interesting move. I wonder what it foreshadows?
LR Solutions: Rolling back from 6.2. How hard can it be?
LR 6.2/2015.2 CC is apparently provoking problems in El Capitan. Info for rolling back - may be time-sensitive. I upgraded in Yosemite, and so far everything’s OK (knocks wood).
DP Review: Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, desktop and mobile app updates.
Bunches of apps to dupe what desktop software does. Workflow’ll be ... interesting.
Adobe Blogs: Faster Coding with Emmet in Dreamweaver CC.
Every so often, I still run across a Dreamweaver site. Quaint.
Arc: Publishers Urge Advertisers To Kill Flash In Favor Of HTML5.
“The letter was signed by some of the largest publishers in the world, including The New York Times, Conde Nast, Forbes, AOL, The Weather Company, The Wall Street Journal and Google.” If you navigate to the page, and can’t figure out where the text is, scroll down. One of those ‘you gotta know the trick’ pages, that programmers deem is ‘patently obvious’ without ever asking users.
Adobe/Kost: How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog.
The Creative Cloud menu bar app continues to be a pain ...
It will load on bootup, but no graphics will display. So I fire up “Activity Monitor”, quit it, and restart to get a functioning version up and running.
Of course, things are worse elsewhere. I’ve got Google Chrome running with a single tab open, and it has so many “Chrome Helpers” open you’d imagine it’s actually phalanx of geriatrics needing wheelchairs, walkers, colostomy bags, adult diapers, etc. etc. What’s the browser of choice these days?
Adobe: Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 is now available.
There’ve been some annoying bugs ... this repairs some of them, so be sure to update.
Later: Note, it has *not* shown up in my CC widget yet. Waiting. Impatiently.
Luminous Landscape: Making People and Other Things Go Away.
If you’ve not heard or used the technique before. Pretty nifty, but does require exacting technique up-front. Don’t bump that tripod too hard. Mirror lockup adds a bit of crispness, too.
DP Review: Photoshop alternative Affinity Photo now available in Mac App Store.
Ding, ding, ding. Danger for Adobe. Most people I know, use PS about a quarter of an inch deep. Someone makes that quarter-inch look really nice, and really simple to use ... (and really low-cost) ... they’ve got a volume market.
Adobe CC Desktop app update ... failed.
Just thought I’d mention it. I had to reinstall over top of the previous install, which got buggered in the update process. Longtime readers know I have a love/hate relationship with this little app. In the past, it would take two or three updates to get a clean working version. It’s been good for the past six months or so; I’m hoping today isn’t the start of a new trend.
If you need it, you can log in and download it here.
“Create a Flash website ...”
That ship has sailed, people.
Adobe Blogs: Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Lightroom CC.
Remember, the point is to just tastefully enhance reality, not to turn your images into technicolor soup.
Lightroom 6/CC update ... continued.
I just sent out five finals after post-processing, and a selection of ‘potential portrait backgrounds’ converted to B/W ... in about a quarter of the time it usually takes. I haven’t used any of the new features, just doing what I always do, faster.
Note that this update maintained access to all my third-party plugins, effects and presets. The previous updates required manually adding them back. A significant time-saver.
Just upgraded to Lightroom 6/CC ... fast.
Noticeably faster. GPU action there. So far, nice. The only glitch I hit was, I’d been using a purchased version of LR5. When I installed LR/CC, it didn’t recognize my old catalog, so I had to ‘open’ and upgrade it manually. FYI. I’ll have more comments in coming days, once I use the new features.