Yes, I understand your concern. Adobe Reader on an Apple product is somehow, just not right. But give this one a try before you bash it. Adobe Reader of iOS is free and I found it painless to use. It does signatures and and basic annotation on PDF documents. Here is a review from today [...]
I thought you would like to know that Adobe Systems Inc. today introduced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Available as a free download on Adobe Labs, Lightroom 3 beta delivers a preview of new tools that will be in Lightroom 3, including more intuitive importing, unparalleled noise reduction and sharpening tools, enhanced slideshow capabilities and direct publishing to online photo sharing sites like Flickr. Adobe encourages photographers to test this early selection of new features and provide the product team with their feedback.
Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is the perfect complement to iPhoto® for consumers who want to go beyond the basics and tell amazing stories with their photos. The software is loaded with new options to make extraordinary photos with ease. For media management, Mac users have access to all the features in Adobe Bridge CS4 software, which provides quick organization with a custom viewing workspace and full-screen preview with one-click close-ups. Keyword tags and a variety of search options also make it easy to find photos quickly.
This week I’m going to review Topaz Adjust software by Topaz Labs, a plug-in for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. It’s a little hard to explain what this software does, except it’s fun to use and adds a lot of pop to your photos.
According to the company line, Topaz Adjust uses advanced algorithms to achieve unique exposure effects and adjustments in seconds. It offers the user full control over creative exposure, color, and detail effects, and has the ability to save and reuse presets for maximum convenience.
Adobe offers their new CS4 Suites in 5 different versions, but the Master Collection is the big show itself, it contains every application in the Adobe Creative Suite. Although priced for serious professionals, it’s a relative bargain compared with buying each ingredient piecemeal. Installation is no small adventure. With 4 DVDs and the dozen apps we listed above, plan for an evening for the festivities to get this suite on your Mac. Mac users need an Intel multi-core processor running Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or newer, at least 2GB of RAM, and free hard-disk space of 26.3GB or higher. More info is available at Adobe’s Web site.
Today, Adobe Systems Incorporated introduced Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 software, a major update to the leading start-to-finish professional video production solution. A pivotal component of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 leads the way in delivering open, flexible post-production workflows by providing virtually seamless project exchange with Final Cut Pro, Digidesign Pro Tools, and Avid workflows. Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 enables users to import Final Cut Pro projects via XML interchange, export to Open Media Framework (OMF) format, and import and
export projects in Advanced Authoring Format (AAF). Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 also offers significant performance and stability
enhancements, including full support for 64-bit computing platforms to
accelerate compute-intensive post-production tasks.
Adobe today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency – and packed with hundreds of innovative, time saving features – the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, interactive, film, video and mobile.
Customers can choose from six new versions: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium and Master Collection. The combination of Creative Suite and the new capabilities of Adobe Flash® Player 10, also available today (see separate press release) deliver new levels of creativity and expressiveness across media channels. Designers using the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family will gain unprecedented creative control using the new expressive features and visual performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 to deliver breakthrough Web experiences across multiple browsers and operating systems.
It’s hard to believe that Adobe introduced its Acrobat product line way back in 1993. Since then the program has become a worldwide standard in formatting documents (pdf file format) for the web as well as in sharing documents for collaborative work. In fact, it’s hard to imagine the Internet world without Acrobat and pdf files. The pdf format allows you to read printed file formats without owning the program or the fonts that created the files.
Basically Acrobat comes in two flavors: The ubiquitous Acrobat Reader is free and simple to get as well as install. The Acrobat program which creates, edits and as well reads pdf files has grown to a very sophisticated and expensive tool.
This is Robert Lachman from PhotographyAndTheMac.Com. This week I’m going to review Adobe’s Lightroom 2.
Lightroom 2 is a powerful photo-editing software, that is used to import, organize and make some adjustments to your photos.
Most consumers who are happy using iPhoto on their Macs for photo editing, are probably fine, and may not be quite ready to take the leap into Lightroom 2. iPhoto is like driving a Ford and Lightroom 2 is like driving a Ferrari to get to the same location. It’s a ramped up, supercharged, photo-editing machine with a multitude of features.
When you do need the high performance of library modules, dual-monitor support, web-gallery exporting, great control over Raw image import, color correction, gradient tools and adjustment brushes and smooth integration with Photoshop, Lightroom 2 from Adobe is your best choice. The Apple product in this category is Aperture 2.
Lightroom 2 does have a fairly steep learning curve, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not an abundance of ways to learn about the software program. There are plenty of seminars, tutorial videos and books on the subject. A quick check on the Amazon site gave me the name of ten Lightroom 2 book titles which include: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers, The Serious Photographer’s Guide to Lightroom Efficiency, Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure, Workflow not Workslow in Lightroom 2 and Lightroom 2 For Dummies.
Photoshop Elements 6. I feel like it needs little fanfare. The program has been updated from Elements 4. I’m not sure whatever happened to version 5 for the Mac. I guess when your a Mac user you can’t expect to get all the different versions. Elements has always been my recommended software for those who want to work with their photos and want take the next step up from the rudimentary controls in iPhoto. It continues to be the perfect step and the new version makes it even easier.
Adobe today announced Adobe Photoshop Express public beta, a
free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to
store, sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects.
During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit Photoshop Express user
feedback on product features and functionality, which will continue to
evolve over time. As the newest addition to the Photoshop family line,
Photoshop Express has taken much of Adobe’s best image editing
technology and made it simple and accessible to a new online audience.
Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images
online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in
creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular
social networking sites like Facebook.