CNet: Adobe unplugs Creative Cloud sync tool during transition.
Turned mine off. I was getting annoyed by the constant “Creative Cloud can’t sync” messages. I don’t use the feature anyway, at the present time. Leaving it deactivated still gives me quick access to the Creative Cloud website from the menu bar. Note the link at the bottom of the article to the CC Status page.
Luminous Landscape: Clouding the Issue.
Well, I’ve been on the cloud for a few months now, and the experience has been good so far. Better than with a CS disc. The only glitch … the Creative Cloud Connection widget loses sync capability too frequently. I turn it off most of the time, unless I’m actively needing it. The cost? Cost of doing business these days. Raise a ‘cloud’ of anger if you wish; I’m over it and moving on already.
The future of Adobe Fireworks.
From the horse’s mouth: “While we are not planning further feature development for Fireworks, we will continue to sell Fireworks CS6 as well as make it available as part of the Creative Cloud. We will provide security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes. We plan to update Fireworks to support the next major releases of both Mac OS X and Windows.”
PS Insider: First Look—The 7 Hottest Features of Lightroom 5.
Such a pair of chuckleheads. But they cover some really great updates. Can’t wait for it to release.
DP Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta hands-on preview.
You know, I never screw with Lightroom betas any more. My catalogs and images are too voluminous now to risk any sort of corruption … in spite of multiple backups. It would be too time-consuming to fool with.
Macworld: Adobe granting sneak peek at pro video apps to broadcasters conference.
Adobe’s not going to give Apple any leeway to win back editors, if they can help it. I hear rumors of a Cinema 4D “lite” product to be bundled with AE. Will that be part of Creative Cloud? Please?
bjango: iOS and Android Photoshop Actions & Workflows.
ReadWriteHack: Adobe Closes BrowserLab, Blames Mobile Platform Rise.
Another useful service gone. Glad I opted to install Parallels/Windows 8/Linux on my iMac. JIT.
The Luminous Landscape: Photoshop CS6, Alain Briot’s Favorite Features.
A quick rundown, if you’ve been on the fence about the CS5.5 to 6 upgrade.
Adobe - CS2 Downloads.
Adobe is apparently offering Creative Suite 2 … for free? Just an Adobe registration required?
Webdesigner Depot: Adobe announce new features for Creative Cloud.
“One of my favorite JDI features in the newest Photoshop is the ability to import swatches from CSS, HTML, and SVG files. It’s a simple addition, but could prove to be a huge time saver for designers working with existing color palettes in websites or other designs.” Omigod. I think I’m going to cry. This alone will eliminate a lot of redundancies in my workflow.
Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider: It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Seth Resnick!
This one’s a must-read, if you use Lightroom. Keywording. As I look at my Lightroom catalog, my biggest issue is finding things in that multi-year, multi-thousand image repository. Keywording is your friend, though it takes some time to do. For we solo operators, we have to do it ourselves - once again, a win for those who can touch-type quickly. Having well-keyworded images saves SO MUCH TIME. So read this one.
John Nack on Adobe: Get started in Adobe’s open-source HTML editor, Brackets.
Handy, that command-e concept, for working with Twitter Bootstrap, methinks.
Illustrated history of scrollbars.
From in-your-face to hidden. As it became more ubiquitous, it needed less fanfare.
PR Web: Adobe PS CS6 Users Gain Access to Over 5k Web Fonts from WebINK and Google Fonts.
Mashable: Adobe Takes on Salesforce with Social ROI Tool.
“We think there is a big gap between how the campaigns are design and run, and how the marketing metrics are connected back to business metrics.” There is a big gap. Hopefully, this will settle some of the imaginary kerfluffle of social value and allow marketers to streamline and better target their tweets. Direct site link.
Adobe Creative Cloud.
I’ve been assimilated, away from my Master Suite update cycle (left at CS5). I haven’t had time to play with everything yet, but Photoshop CS6 Extended KICKS SERIOUS ARSE. The changes Adobe’s made are simply stunning. Iris Blur, Adaptive Wide Angle … condensing legacy functions into [significantly more logical] blocks of information … it’s all great. I’ve been processing some older pix all afternoon, and having a total kick. I’m getting to what *I* consider ‘great’ so much faster.
Macworld: Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR.
Update your plugins.
Blogs.Adobe.com: Source Sans Pro - Adobe’s first open source type family.
“Besides being ready for download to install on personal computers, the Source Sans fonts are also available for use on the web via font hosting services including Typekit, WebInk, and Google Web Fonts. Finally, the Source Sans family will shortly be available for use directly in Google documents and Google presentations.”
Chuqui 3.0+: Aperture vs. Lightroom. It is, unfortunately, an easy call …
Smashing Hub: 22 Years of Adobe Photoshop 1.0 to CS6.
Almost echoes my life/career of creating computer graphics. I started with TVL, Rio and other dedicated hardware/software systems. Photoshop was a godsend for translating obscure formats over to usable visuals.
Prolost: Ray Tracing in After Effects CS6.
“On my $3,000 iMac, one frame of the iPhone animation takes 48 minutes.” Oopsie. Software update? For iMac video please?
Macworld: Adobe brings Lightroom 4 to the Mac App Store.
Well, for new purchasers, this’ll make updates one-click simple.
Lifehacker: Is Adobe’s Creative Cloud Subscription Cheaper than Buying Photoshop?
Not all of us upgrade each version. I tend to skip versions, because it’s expensive. Most of the clients I liaison with are mired in CS3 and 4, so it really doesn’t matter. Of course I want to be playing with the latest tools for video and photography, however. But spending $1000+ for an every-other Master Collection update versus $525 a year? It’s almost no contest then. And, note, Adobe’s throwing in Typekit as well (which I spend ~$100/year on). That makes it a better deal for the month-to-month. And that’s not factoring in any of the other cloud-based resources (which, as a solo shop, may or may not be of any use to me).
Adobe Creative Cloud.
Much more aggressive pricing than I expected.