Software Programs, VR World

25 Years of Photoshop: Dream On

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In 25 years ago there was a tool released called Adobe Photoshop which changed the way we do creative things, now it’s celebrating its anniversary like this

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VR World

Chromebooks Can Now Run Photoshop — Via The Cloud

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Should Google and Adobe’s Project Photoshop Streaming take off, this may set a precedent for software vendors in the future.

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Global Politics, Software Programs, US, VR World

Adobe Closes Down China R&D Unit Along With Cloud Push

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Adobe will shut down its R&D unit in China amid its new focus on its Creative Cloud platform. Sources also cite piracy as a reason for closing the unit.

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Opinion, Rumors, VR World

Vaio To Unveil New Tablet PC?

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Vaio may have shown its determination to get back into the tech market in Japan, but we haven’t really heard anything about any international plans or announcements by the company. Until now it seems, as the company might just have a surprise in store for everyone next month. Vaio gave an indirect, but not-so-cryptic announcement recently of its participation as a sponsor in the upcoming Adobe Max 2014 next month. Within the description of the company at the official event website, it announced that it “will showcase a prototype tablet PC designed by and designed for creative professionals”. The announcement did not just hint, but

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Opinion, Rumors, VR World

Vaio To Unveil New Tablet PC?

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Vaio may have shown its determination to get back into the tech market in Japan, but we haven’t really heard anything about any international plans or announcements by the company. Until now it seems, as the company might just have a surprise in store for everyone next month. Vaio gave an indirect, but not-so-cryptic announcement recently of its participation as a sponsor in the upcoming Adobe Max 2014 next month. Within the description of the company at the official event website, it announced that it “will showcase a prototype tablet PC designed by and designed for creative professionals”. The announcement did not just hint, but

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

New Adobe Creative Cloud Has Opt-Out Data Sharing

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If you weren’t already aware, Adobe has released the 2014 update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. That release came less than two weeks ago and this weekend we learned that Adobe has actually automatically opted all Creative Cloud users into their ‘experience sharing’ program. If you go to Adobe’s App Usage page, (which requires a login to see, unsurprisingly) you can see where it says,“Beginning with the 2014 Release, you have the option to share information with Adobe about how you use the Creative Cloud desktop apps.” However, if you actually go to this page when you’re logged in, Adobe has already so kindly checked this

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud, Tons of Desktop and Mobile Improvements

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As we had reported, Adobe had said they would be making a plethora of updates to Creative Cloud for 2014 today. Most of the improvements to Creative Cloud that have been noted by Adobe have come to their most popular product, Adobe Photoshop CC. The major new features are, Blur Gallery which allows you to create motion blur effects in images, Perspective Wrap, which fluidly adjusts the perspective of a specific part of an image without affecting the surrounding area. They’ve also included Focus Mask which makes portraits with shallow depth of field stand out even more. We’ve got a video below from Adobe that explains

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Business, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Adobe Creative Cloud Getting New Features & Hardware June 18th

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Adobe appears to be in a bit of a crisis with what they want the public to know. A few days ago, Adobe announced that they would be making a big announcement on June 18th about the new Creative Cloud for 2014. This announcement detailed a lot of things that Adobe planned to announce for or related to the new Creative Cloud for 2014, but then they moderated their post today and removed all of the details about what they planned to show. Thanks to Google’s Cache and the Google Cache Browser, it was fairly easy to go back and get the details that Adobe

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Adobe Creative Cloud Suffering Massive Outage

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Some of you may have not heard yet, but Adobe’s ‘revolutionary’ new cloud platform called Adobe Creative Cloud is currently suffering major connectivity problems and has been for the past 22  hours. What does this mean? It means that people that are using ANY of Adobe’s Creative Cloud services cannot access their applications because they simply won’t launch due to not being able to connect to the Creative Cloud DRM servers. If you don’t already have the application open or aren’t already logged into your Creative Cloud account, you simply can’t access it whatsoever. This means that people who are paying for Adobe Creative Cloud

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Audio/Video, Graphics, Hardware, Opinion, VR World

Toshiba's P55t 4K Laptop is Awesome, Too Much for Current Apps

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As someone that has spent the good part of the last 2 years with ultra-high resolution displays ranging from 13.3″ up to 36″ I can tell you that as an operating system, Windows is simply not ready for 4K. On a 31.5″ monitor you can still appreciate the pixels and not feel like you have to squint to see things. The truth is that when I’m using Adobe Photoshop CC on this Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (3200 x 1800 resolution) it is incredibly clear that the software is not ready for high resolution displays and that the operating system and the ISV are both to

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3D, AMD, Companies, Graphics, Software Programs

Nvidia plans to bridge the 32-bit and 64-bit divide

When you are designing a workstation product, you’re not designing what your engineers want, but rather what the customer will buy.  Workstation market is much more conservative than consumer one, and a lot of design changes have to be made in order to accomodate this, still much smaller market. Currently, the biggest headache in the workstation world is 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. While the FX community already went for 64-bit operating system, a lot of organizations are resisting to change and remain in the 32-bit world with its applications and broad compatibility. This was a big challenge for both ATI and Nvidia, who went

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3D, CPU, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, Uncategorized

UPDATED: Elemental’s video transcoder rocks the world

Back in May 2008, Nvidia’s Editors Day hosted a presentation by young guys from Elemental Technologies Inc (ETI). The demonstrated software was Badaboom, CUDA-powered video transcoder that demolished Intel’s Core 2 Quad processor when used in conjuction with GeForce 8800GTS. Months have passed, and guys worked hard on developing Badaboom in order to be ready for August release. But, their second project, RapiHD encoder for Premiere CS4 Pro needed some engineering help. So, the guys pushed back the release of Badaboom and Badaboom Pro until after the launch of CS4. It was a tough call, but with the release of Adobe Creative Studio 4 over

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, Software Programs

Nvidia makes a “stupid” call with brilliant RapiHD

With the release of Adobe Creative Studio 4, Elemental Technologies finally launched their own RapiHD CUDA-accelerator for Premiere Pro. As team of users of Sony 1080p and RED One (4K FTW!) camera, my guys expected that RapiHD will be a brilliant add-on to my configuration consisted out of two 4-core Intel Xeons@3 GHz, brilliant ASUS Skulltrail-lite motherboard and Nvidia Quadro FX 4600 SDI. SDI is a paramount when working with HD signal and RED camera, since it tremendously speeds up the workflow. I am first to admit that I am not exactly at home with video production per se, but I well know what to

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3D, Software Programs

The ultimate picture stitch/texture maker app is here!

If you ever worked with combining multiple pictures or creating textures, most of you remember what royal PITA it was. But, with imageSynth utility from Luxology that became a thing of the past – and it didn’t stop there. Luxology just announced imageSynth 2, application that works either as plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4, or as a stand-alone application. Maker claims that imageSynth brings 10x speed increase over previous version, but we wonder how that could be if the company is not supporting GPU acceleration. Well…the secret lies in the fact that Luxology works hard on optimizing threading on all the CPUs, so a quad-core

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3D, Software Programs

Adobe ships GPU-accelerated Creative Studio 4, Flash Player 10

After reading countless previews and hearing the marketing buzz about some GPU-accelerated aspects of Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and others, Adobe Systems announced immediate availability of whole CS4 package (Amazon.com still thinks these versions will be available in November). CS4 is divided into six new versions, as well as stand-alone versions. Adobe divided the packages to suit different content creators, thus package is divided into following: CS4 Design Premium CS4 Design Standard CS4 Design Web Premium CS4 Design Web Standard CS4 Design Production Premium CS4 Design Master Collection As you can imagine, these packages somewhat nothing else but “Premiere-in, Premiere-out” and so on. Professionals will

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