Photoshop Elements 12 for $49.99 – Deal Alert

Photoshop Elements 12

B&H has Photoshop Elements 12 for $49.99 (reg. $79.99) as one of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, you can find the Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 combo (for photo and video editing) for only $79.99 (reg. $139.99). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 Now Available to Everyone for $9.99/mo

Photoshop Photography Program

Adobe has opened up its Photoshop Photography Program to everyone for a limited time through December 2, 2013. The Photoshop Photography Program offers access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 (plus respective feature updates and upgrades as they are available), 20GB of cloud storage and Behance ProSite, via Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99/month as an annual subscription.

Previously, this program was only available to those who own a previous version of Photoshop Photoshop Extended, or Creative Suite, version CS3 or later. After Dec. 2, however, the deal will no longer be available to those who don’t own one of these prior CS3 or higher versions – and that deal will also expire Dec. 31, 2013.

You can find more details here on Adobe’s website.

Adobe CC and CS6 Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

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. [Read more...]

A Trippy Look at Content-Aware Fill in Video

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]

Google+ Goes RAW; Better Conversion Now Supports Over 70 Cameras . . . Look Out Adobe!

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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+. [Read more...]