WordPress 2.5 Is Out

I’m anxious, but also cautious about upgrading. Probably wait a week or so.

Apple Releases Aperture 2.1

It has plug-ins now , I believe.

From Picasa to Photoshop

If you use Picasa and Photoshop, for you .

The New Photoshop Lab

Photoshop Lab
If you’ve been here before, then I now welcome you to the new Photoshop Lab. I’ve been wanting to update the design of this site for a very, very long time. I’ve gone through many different design phases. In fact, I have about 14 different mock-ups I’ve done over the past year or so. I finally pushed myself to complete one of the designs and well… here you go. Let’s move on to the new features:

  • Entirely WordPress -based.
  • jQuery (my favorite of all libraries) fanciness on the homepage slideshow and navigation.
  • The Trunk – a new place for random quips and awesomeness.
  • Less ad-slop. I wanted to make my advertising more appealing (and hopefully more effective) by cleaning it up a bit.
  • A new place to submit tutorial ideas.

There’s still a fair amount of debugging to do, especially with Internet Explorer 6 (ugh), but it should be good to go for the most part. I hope you enjoy and if there are any glaring issues, please email us.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Express – Web-based Photoshop Editing

Adobe Photoshop ExpressAdobe has released a long-suspected and much-anticipated web-version of it’s world-famous image editing software in Photoshop Express . Express is targeted at your everyday web photo uploader and blogger, allowing useful and a bit simple commands to edit your photos. It also let’s you setup and store your own galleries, create slideshows and share your photos across your blog or with your friends. Express includes editing tools to correct photos, like auto-contrast, red-eye reduction and a very-cool spot correcting tool. It also has a toolbox of tuning and special effects, more than your average online photo host.

Luckily, the folks over at NAPP have created a great “Getting Started” guide to get you moving right along.

BigDog Beta

I don’t know which is scarier, Beta or the Original.

onOne Software Previews New FocalPoint Software Plug-in at WPPI 2008

OnOne FocalPointonOne Software, Inc., previews today at WPPI 2008 its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements — FocalPoint 1.0 . onOne Software’s FocalPoint is a selective focus and vignetting plug-in designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of an image.

Popular among professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographers, the soft defocused look typically produced in camera by using special selective focus or tilt-shift lenses, filters or vignetting hoods can now be created quickly within Photoshop using onOne Software’s new FocalPoint. This new plug-in eliminates the need for photographers to purchase, carry and use the accessories mentioned above at the time of the photo shoot and simplifies their ability to produce these effects later in Photoshop. Continue Reading »