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I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one confused by the many new varieties of CS3.



Webster St.

Title: Bilingual Street Signs
Location: Oakland’s Chinatown, CA
Taken: 30 Mar 2007 at 3:08 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/1000 sec. at f/4


Title: Reflection
Location: Oakland, CA
Taken: 30 Mar 2007 at 10:01 a.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/400 sec. at f/4


I’m attending the 78th Annual PSA Meeting in Oakland for the next few days.

Oakland Marriott City Ctr

Title: Oakland Marriott City Center
Location: Oakland, CA
Taken: 29 Mar 2007 at 7:05 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/30 sec. at f/4


Carolyn Cole’s shelves are getting cluttered. With a Pulitzer Prize, a Robert Capa Gold Medal, more Pictures of the Year International awards than you can shake a stick at and three National Press Photographers Association Photojournalist of the Year awards, she has to be running out of room to store her awards.Cole, a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times , was named NPPA Photojournalist of the Year last week for the third time in the past five years. Her portfolio from this year includes striking photos of everything from the Israel-Hezbollah conflict to riots during the Haitian presidential election to New Orleans’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina to the genocide in Darfur. [more via PopPhoto] 

A number of her striking photos can be found on the NPPA website here. You’ll also find photos from the Second Place winner: Tyler Hicks (voted Newspaper Photographer of the Year by POYi in 2007); Third Place winner: Spencer Platt (winner of the World Press Photo Award); and Honorable Mention: Michael Macor (voted Newspaper Photographer of the Year by POYi in 2005).


March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (see separate releases). Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered. [more]

Click HERE to download the CS3 Configuration & Pricing PDF (475KB download).

And Photoshop CS3

Due to ship [soon], Adobe Photoshop CS3 will sell for $649 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $199 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 [Extended] priced at $999 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $349. [more]

What’s new in Photoshop CS3 for photographers?

Of all the new features in Photoshop CS3, those that stand out for me most are the ones that have been built around the new Align Content feature, engineered by Jeff Chien.

For example, you can use Align Content in Perspective mode to align group portraits and it is now possible to create really accurate Photomerge composites automatically. [more]

Are you still sending your photos out to be printed? Creative Pro offers this 4-part series on how to get great photos with desktop printers:

Part 1: Selecting a Photo Printer

Part 2: Color management, Soft proofing, Making your first print

Part 3: Rendering intents, Out-of-gamut colors, Best viewing conditions

Part 4: Driver-controlled color, Custom paper profiling, Third-party RIPs


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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn