Adobe Carousel Brings Cloud-Syncing Across Your Devices

Adobe Carousel

Adobe has launched a new cloud-based photo syncing product, dubbed Carousel, which aims to manage photo libraries across multiple devices.  For starters, that means iPhones, iPads and Macs.

As a preface for this new program/service, it is clear from Adobe’s news today that this is a first step.  And while that may be true, it’s a pretty big first step. [Read more...]

Topaz B&W Effects Plug-in Released, Brief Hands-On Review

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz Labs’ latest plug-in, B&W Effects, is now available for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop Elements.

B&W Effects is equipped with a number of presets that provide you with a solid starting point for generating a black and white image.  You can also create a black and white image using only the manual controls – or do something in between by tweaking the preset to your liking. [Read more...]

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates Available

Lightroom 3.5

Adobe has made release candidates of Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 available for download in Adobe Labs.  These versions add RAW file support for the following cameras:

A number of new lens profiles have also been added, along with several bug fixes.  Additional release notes are indicated on the respective download pages for each product.

Remember, these are release candidates, which means they’ve been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks they are ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop.  Expect those to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

Lightroom 3.5 release candidate can be downloaded here.

Camera Raw 6.5 release candidate can be downloaded here.