The latest version of the HDRFactory Adobe Photoshop plugin /application adds a crop tool and increased compatibility with Windows 8.
High dynamic range (HDR) photography is a process in which multiple images with different exposures are captured, aligned and merged to generate a single image that enables a wider range of colours, highlights and shadows.
Adobe ended this year’s Adobe Summit 2013 digital marketing conference with the traditional “Adobe Sneaks” session that offer brief sneak previews of products that are either in development or beta testing.
Some highlights of several solutions conference attendees got sneak previews of are:
In March, Adobe announced and simultaneously executed its decision to shut down its Browserlab service, used by many for testing content across multiple desktop platforms.
The company pointed its customers to two alternatives: BrowserStack and Sauce Labs.
Adobe has confirmed that it is phasing out boxed versions of its software in favour of online downloads and Creative Cloud sales.
The change should not come as a big surprise since Adobe has been pushing customers to electronic only purchases for some time, and with the launch of Creative Suite 6, has been urging all customers to move to its subscription-based app service.
Adobe has issued critical security updates for its Flash Player and AIR products, impacting many Windows and Mac users.
This is the fourth such security update alert for Adobe Flash in as many weeks.
Adobe is finally bringing its Photoshop Elements 11 Editor to the Mac App Store, nearly six months after being released to the public.
The delay isn’t exactly surprising. When Photoshop Elements 10 was released Adobe took a few months for the editor to make its way to the App Store. The explanation, it seems, is that this is a different app than Photoshop Elements 11; it features the editor only, Adobe says, “and does not include Elements organiser.”
After a successful trial period, Adobe has made its Facebook Exchange (FBX) service accessible for public use. FBX is used in conjunction with Adobe Media Optimizer.
Many organisations realise that the marketing of their products or services is rarely straightforward. A dynamic approach is definitely needed and Adobe acknowledges that, “effective advertising starts with putting the right message in front of the right people, at the right time.”
The evaluation of user feedback and analysis of its site has led Adobe to re-launch its free online community for educators, Education Exchange.
The new Education Exchange has social media links and features many new features and a new design.
The MAX ‘Creativity Conference’ will take place from May 4th–8th this year. It is speculated that the 2013 MAX conference has been so timed to coincide with Creative Cloud being well established and ripe for promotion.
MAX registration prices include one year of Creative Cloud and it is possible to add this to existing subscriptions.
Later this year, the Adobe content management system will be used by Fairfax Media New Zealand for all of its newspaper and magazine products published online.
The web content systems that are currently used by the national publisher will soon be superseded by the Adobe CQ5, the content management system that has been adopted by Fairfax Australia. In Australia, it is expected that the move to the Adobe system will conclude in mid-2014.