Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store. This year, Adobe is focusing on simplifying its mobile software lineup into four categories that sync with desktop counterparts: Illustration, Imaging, Video, and a new platform called Creative Cloud Capture Apps. Each of the apps within the four categories are either brand new or have been enhanced.
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Printing from Photoshop CC is no longer limited to two dimensions, as Adobe has added support for 3D printing to the latest release for Creative Cloud subscribers.
While Photoshop wouldn’t be the obvious tool in which to create 3D objects from scratch, objects can be imported from a 3D scanner, from a modelling tool or from a downloaded file, refined in Photoshop using the new automated mesh repair and support structure generation tools. Once the model is ready to print, it can be sent direct to any of the most popular 3D printers, including the Makerbot Replicator … expand full story
November 20, 2013
Adobe today announced a pretty solid Black Friday deal. Adobe initially launched the Photoshop Photography Program in September to support the needs and workflow of photographers who use CS3 or later. Now, for a limited time, Adobe it is extending this offer to ALL photographers for $9.99/month as an annual subscription – valid from Nov. 20 (9:00 a.m. PST) through Dec. 2, 2013 (11:59 p.m. PST) on Adobe.com… expand full story
September 24, 2013
This morning, Adobe announced Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12, an upgrade to their consumer photo and video editing tools for Mac and PC. A year to the day from the release of Elements 11, this release focuses on cloud organizing, sharing, syncing and editing photos and videos with Adobe Revel Cloud. New features like Content Aware Move and Auto Smart Tone for Photoshop and additional FilmLooks and Subject Spotlight for Premiere headline the updates.
What’s New in Photoshop Elements 12:
Photoshop Elements 12 gives you new options for perfecting and sharing your favorite memories with friends and family. Organize, edit, enhance, and share more quickly and easily thanks to bold icons, a helpful Action bar, and the ability to choose from Quick, Guided, or Expert editing modes so you can edit your photos the way that works best for you.
- Take your photos with you wherever you go: Easily view, relive, and share your Elements photos on your smartphone and tablet. And finally—unlock the photos from your mobile device, and see them in your Elements albums back at home.
- Share: Quickly and easily post on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and more. Share your Elements photos in Private Web albums, and view them on your smartphone or tablet.
- Easily move objects: Move objects in a photo and have the background automatically filled in with Content Aware Move.
- Add your personal touch in an instant: Use one-touch Frames, Effects, and Textures to add depth to your snapshots.
- Correct pet eye: Remove green, yellow, and other “pet eye” discolorations as easily as you remove red-eye in photos of people.
- Make it uniquely yours: Get intelligent photo corrections with Auto Smart Tone, which learns your preferences in a snap.
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Updates out today for Photoshop CC (version 14.1) bring new features for Creative Cloud members including a brand new open source technology that Adobe is calling “Adobe Generator”. The new feature will allow users to automatically create image assets in real-time without the need “of copying, slicing and exporting each layer manually.” Here’s how it works:
Simply add a file extension to the name of your layer or layer group, and Photoshop will automatically create a JPG, PNG or GIF from the contents of that layer. If you make a change to that layer, the file is immediately updated. This means that you now have a folder of images that are always up-to-date with your Photoshop design. If you need larger dimension images for Retina displays, you can also quickly create those by adding a scaling factor.
In Photoshop, Adobe Generator can be turned on by navigating to File -> Generate -> Image Assets and renaming layers with supported tags. Adobe notes some examples in its blog post. For example, “200% logo-retina.png, logo.png” produces both a 2x and a 1x asset, while “heroImage.jpg10” produces a 1x asset with max quality.
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May 6, 2013
Live from Adobe’s MAX 2013 Creativity Conference in LA, the company has just unveiled possibly the biggest update yet to its suite of web, design, and video products for Creative Cloud members. Today the company is announcing it is rebranding its Creative Cloud products to “CC” and introducing a ton of new features that will only be available to Creative Cloud members when they launch in June.
One of the biggest updates goes to Photoshop CC with a long list of highly requested new features including: All-new Smart Sharpen, Intelligent Upsampling, Camera Raw 8 and layer support, features from Photoshop Extended, and much more.
Enlarge a low-res image so it looks great in print, or start with a larger image and blow it up to poster or billboard size. New upsampling preserves detail and sharpness without introducing noise.
Other new features rolling out today include live previews up to a 100x faster when painting 3D objects and texture maps, the ability to resize and re-edit shapes at any time, camera shake reduction, and multi-shape and path selection: expand full story
February 26, 2013
Adobe unleashed its flagship photo-editing product today for iPhone and Android. Called “Adobe Photoshop Touch” for phone [iTunes-$4.99], the app brings many of the features of the tablet version to the small screen.
Much like the tablet version, Photoshop Touch on the phone has core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters. We also packed in features exclusive to Photoshop Touch, like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using only your finger, and Camera Fill for real-time creative blending of your camera feed with layers. This app features the same creative filters as the tablet version, like Color Drops and Acrylic Paint, and also a new Ripple filter.
The bad news is that it isn’t a universal app—meaning, if you purchased it already for iPad, you’ll have to purchase it again for iPhone.
Adobe gives you 2GB of free Creative Cloud space, but, if you are after more (plus the whole Creative Suite), it is also offered at significant discounts: Creative Cloud Software starts at just $19.99 per month.
December 11, 2012
Yesterday, Adobe finally took the wraps off its Retina versions of Photoshop and Illustrator CS6, and now the company is continuing its announcements at the CreateNow event with the introduction of a major update to its Creative Cloud service. To kick things off, Adobe announced new features for Creative Cloud users with perhaps the most notable being “access to over a dozen exclusive new features for Adobe Photoshop.”
On top of the new features, Adobe is also unveiling a new “Creative Cloud for teams” service, showing off new Creative Cloud features of Adobe Muse, as well as launching Creative Cloud Connection to allow “desktop synching and collaborative sharing.” In its press release announcing the features, Adobe also shared some stats for the service that is now home to more than 1 million free and paid members—326,000, of which, are paying members.
Among the new Photoshop features available to Creative Cloud users:
· Immediate support for HiDPI (Retina) displays for Apple MacBook Pro. This feature was also made available to perpetual license customers as a free update. · Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify. · The ability to quickly export CSS code for text and objects, and import color swatches to easily design incredible websites. · New workflow timesavers including Crop tool refinements. · 3D enhancements including improved live (OpenGL) previews of shadow effects and additional control over illumination using 32-bit color picker to create glow effects. · Conditional Actions that automatically select the appropriate Action based on user-defined rules, giving users enhanced image processing speed.
One of the bigger announcements, Creative Cloud for teams, will provide users with same Creative Cloud service plus the following team-oriented features: “easy management of virtual workgroups, 100GB of cloud storage per user (versus 20GB for the individual Creative Cloud offering), expert support services, centralized administration for the quick and easy deployment of new seats, and centralized billing and efficient license management.”
Adobe walked us through the new Creative Cloud Connection desktop sync app, updates to Adobe Muse, and Cloud Training tutorials:
December 10, 2012
Adobe recently gave us a sneak peek at its new version of Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 that is blessed with a healthy mix of new features (below), but a Retina Display overhaul, or “HiDPI” as they like to call it, headlines. As you’d expect, the difference is night and day on rMBPs. All of the menus and layout are just as clear as you’d expect, and there is simply no going back once you’ve had a taste.
As expected, the 129MB Retina update just hit Adobe’s update servers. So, it is in the wild and ready for your perusal. If you are using a 13- or 15-inch Retina Display-enabled Mac, and are down with CS6, by all means, get downloading. Even if you aren’t using a Retina-enabled machine, this is a free update for all Photoshop 13 customers as well as CS6 and Creative Cloud subscribers. We’d be remiss if we didn’t remind readers that Creative Cloud pricing is set to change Dec. 31, but it is currently as low as $19.99 a month or 40 percent off for CS updaters.
Adobe has more exciting announcements lined up, starting tomorrow at its CreatNOW event.
Some other notable features from the release notes:
November 28, 2012
Vimeo version 3.0: Vimeo is today releasing an entirely redesigned app that brings a new UI with tab-based navigation, automatic Twitter and Facebook sharing, the ability to upload videos in the background, a Watch Later queue, and much more:
-Conveniently manage and watch all your videos on the go -Quickly search for videos from the entire Vimeo catalog -Discover new and amazing videos in the Explore tab -Upload easily from your camera roll or shoot right from the app -Continue using the app while your videos upload -Share any video via Facebook, Twitter, email, iMessage, or copy the link and share how you want -Watch videos from your Vimeo feed, Watch Later queue, or your uploads or likes -Easily like videos, comment, and add to your Watch Later queue
Skype version 4.2: One of the biggest updates today goes to Skype’s iPhone app with the introduction of the support for Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts and the ability to sign in and sync your Microsoft account. Other new features include easy account creation from within the app, the ability to edit instant messages by tapping and holding, and support for animated emotions on Retina displays. A full list of what’s new below:
-Chat with Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts – sign in with and merge your Microsoft account. -New to Skype? Create a new account right from the app. -Tap and hold on instant messages to edit them. -Choose an emoticon while typing an instant message. -Animated emoticons for devices with a Retina display. -Edit saved phone numbers right from the dial pad. -Bug fixes.
TomTom U.S.A version 1.12: TomTom is updating the majority of its apps today with many new features, a few of which include full compatibility with iOS 6, optimizations for iPhone 5, integration with Apple Maps as a routing app on iOS 6, improved HD traffic, and more. TomTom also released variations of the update for its US & Canada, Europe, Western Europe, Brazil, Australia, UK & Ireland versions, as well as the majority of other locations it offers apps for. expand full story
November 27, 2012
Adobe is teasing a new version of Photoshop CS6 with some “goodies” for its upcoming Create Now Live event in the YouTube video embedded above. Create Now Live will be a live-streamed event that was originally scheduled for Dec. 5 but was moved to Dec. 11 in the last week or so.
Macotakara noted that there are plenty of hints in the video of a Retina version of Photoshop, not the least of which is the Retina MacBook Pro it is being displayed on. Here’s a screengrab of the Adobe video—where it is pretty easy to see the Retina Photoshop elements in the next CS6:
Adobe brought its Lightroom application to Retina specs just two weeks ago, but it is really nice to see the flagship application getting the Retina display it deserves. More event details follow:
November 21, 2012