HD Photo Plug-in available for Adobe Photoshop

December 7, 2007

Microsoft has posted a complete version of the HD Photo plug-in for Photoshop CS3 and CS2.  Here are the separate downloads for Windows and OSX.  The same features are supported on both Windows and OSX.  The files created with either version are fully compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Live Photo Gallery, the HD Photo Device Porting Kit, and several other applications that support HD Photo.

Thanks to Bill Crow at Microsoft for the update.  You can listen to the This Week in Media Episode 51 in which he discussed the genesis of HD Photo and image compression.  Just absolutely fabulous stuff.


Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 Update Now Available

December 7, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has now been updated to version 1.3.1 [Downloads available here: Mac, Win]. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3.1 update includes these enhancements:
• Additional camera support for the Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D3, Nikon D300, Olympus E-3, and more
• Updated Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard support

Lightroom 1.3.1 includes additional corrections for the following issues: Read the rest of this entry »


Canon, Nikon Update RAW Codecs for Vista

November 29, 2007

Both Canon and Nikon have recently released updates to their RAW-format Codec plug-in’s for Windows Vista. This codec will allow you to view and work with RAW files just like JPEG files. The details from each manufacturer are listed below. Read the rest of this entry »


Nikon Capture NX 1.3.0 Software Update Available

November 24, 2007

Nikon USA has released an update to it’s Capture NX software. You can download it here.

Content Description / Modifications: Read the rest of this entry »


Adobe Posts Updates for Phtoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, and Camera RAW

November 16, 2007

Man, talk about getting all of your ducks in a row before the Holidays. Adobe has announced updates to Photoshop CS3 (download 10.0.1 for Mac, Win), Bridge CS3 (2.1.1 for Mac, Win), Camera Raw (4.3 for Mac, Win), and Lightroom (1.3 for Mac, Win). Each download page contains more details about the corresponding update. Thanks to John Nack at Adobe for the summary:

Photoshop 10.0.1 update mainly addresses the many issues with the print module and preserving XMP metadata (including copyright) via Save For Web. This update does not have a fix for Mac OS X Leopard.

Bridge 2.1.1 adds a new preference to enable High Quality Preview.

Lightroom 1.3 improves compatibility with Mac OS X Leopard, adds a 1:1 preview render option when importing, and numerous bug fixes. LightroomNews aptly named it an ‘iceberg update’, not so much on the surface, but look out below. New cameras supported in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and the DNG Converter include: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon PowerShot G9, Nikon D3, Nikon D300, Olympus E-3, Olympus SP-560 UZ, and Panasonic DMC-L10. The applications also now support the sRAW format produced by the Canon 1D Mk III, 1Ds Mk III, and 40D.

There is also a preview available of the Lightroom Export SDK for developers on Adobe Labs. They can find out more details at the Lightroom Journal.


Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.6 Update

October 28, 2007

And at 131MB, it’s not a small update.

Apple’s announcement as follows:

Aperture customers can now install the Aperture 1.5.6 Update, either by running Software Update or by visiting the Aperture Download page. Recommended for all those using Aperture, the Aperture 1.5.6 Update addresses issues related to performance, improves overall stability, and supports compatibility with Mac OS X v10.5. The update should be installed before first use of Aperture with Mac OS X Leopard.


PC Mag Reviews Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

October 5, 2007

PC magazine has done a review of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.  Here’s the quick and dirty:

Bottom Line:
The photo editor of choice for photo editors who run Windows.
Pros:
Comprehensive features. Relatively easy to use. Very good output options.
Cons:
Dodge tool is weak. Multiple modules and corrective interfaces may be confusing to beginners.

You can read the full review here.