Apple OS X Mavericks

Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday. I’m not going to cover all of the new features. It’s free though and there are several things I do like (e.g., tabbed Finder, and Menu Bar/Dock available on all screens); however, one of the first things photographers want to know before upgrading to a new OS is whether there are compatibility issues with photo editing software.

I’ve used Lightroom 5 in OS X Mavericks and have no problems at all with it thus far. Additionally, Adobe released a statement regarding its CC and CS6 apps. In short, everything should work fine (except After Effects requires an update). The full statement is below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen a lot of different uses for Content-Aware Fill since it was initially introduced as a feature of Photoshop. There have been plenty of failures and successes for the feature. All that I have seen have been in still images.

The above video, however, puts Content-Aware Fill to the test on moving images for an interesting (if, less than perfect) take on the feature.

After watching the video for a few seconds though, I started thinking about the information that is available frame to frame and how Content-Aware Fill could leverage this additional info for application in video. It is already possible to automate this process in Photoshop for a static scene with Image Stacks – like so.

So where is our Content-Aware Fill for video Adobe? Use those other frames to make this work.

[via John Nack]

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Adobe Hacked

Hackers have hit Adobe hard with an attack that Adobe believes resulted in the compromise of 2.9 million Adobe customer accounts, including access to “customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders.” [click to continue…]

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Photoshop Elements 12 The Missing Manual

Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual is a new book from Adobe Community Expert Barbara Brundage, who has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3.  This comes hot on the heels of the release of Photoshop Elements 12. [click to continue…]

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Google+ added improved RAW file to JPEG conversion for over 70 cameras (including new cameras like the Nikon D800 and Nikon 1 J3). Additionally, you can always access your RAW files from the cloud if you need the original on a local drive.

I think this is a big, dang deal. While everyone is stirring for an Adobe competitor to come out of the woodwork with a perpetual license alternative to Photoshop, Google is quietly sneaking up with its acquisition of Nik and just continues to nudge out releases of photo editing, archive and sharing support via Google+. [click to continue…]

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Photoshop Elements 12

Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12.

Key new features in Photoshop Elements 12 include mobile connectivity via Elements Mobile Albums and 64-bit support for Mac OS X. Check out the highlights video below. [click to continue…]

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