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Monday Morning News Update

Well, I’m still recovering from last week’s Photoshop World up in Boston! I had an absolute blast—met SO many great people—I learned a lot (I actually got to sit in on some sessions), plus I got to play a set with my band “Big Electric Cat” at Jillian’s nightclub across the street from Fenway. What an amazing week! Well, now it’s this week, and here’s what’s up:

⢠This kid can shoot! I ran across this site (called LensEvny) of a Photoshop World attendee (he had a blog post about Photoshop World), but it was his photography that really caught my attention (one of his shots is shown above). He’s got a couple of great shots he took on at Boston’s Holocaust Memorial (I really like the one on the right), but take a moment to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Next page” link twice, to check out some of his other photos. I have to say—this kid can shoot! (I say “kid,” he just turned 21 last week, so he’s not really a kid, but ya know—at my age–anyone his age is a kid). Check it out here.

⢠We posted some photos from Photoshop World: you can see them by clicking here, but we’ll be posting lots more later today, so check back tomorrow, too!

⢠The Photoshop Site “Designorati” has posted some on-scene photos from Photoshop World in an online gallery. Check it out right here.

⢠Our friend (and photograper extrodinairre), Vincent Versace (the namesake of oPhotoshop World’s prestigious “Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photographic Excellence,” —one of the highest artistic honors awarded in our industry), has just released a training DVD on Nikon’s Capture NX, called “Unleashing the Raw Power of Capture NX. Check it out right here.

⢠An article on AppleInsider today quotes investment research firm PiperJaffray who had researchers on hand at Photoshop World in Boston last week, interviewing attendees and getting the feel for how Adobe customers are reacting to CS3. The title of the article is: “Interest in Adobe CS3 booms, Photoshop World Sells Out,” and in the AppleInsider article (by Katie Marsal) it says, “Creative professionals, eager for a glimpse of the new Adobe suites in action, flocked in herds to the Boston, Mass.-based Photoshop conference earlier this week, selling out the show for the first time in its history. Read the full article here.

⢠Andrew Rodney (AKA: The Digital Dog), has posted a great photo gallery of shots taken at the Lightoom Pre-Conference Workshop at Photoshop World (known as “Photoshop Soup2Nuts”). Check it out by clicking here.

⢠If you use Photoshop Elements 5 (or have a friend or family member that does), Adobe posted a free update that fixes all sorts of little stuff. Click here to jump to the free update download page.

⢠Hey, there’s more news: scroll down to the read the next post. ;-)

Have a great Monday everybody!!!

My Lightroom book is finally (finally!) hitting books stores this week.

My Lightroom book is finally (finally!) hitting books stores this week. Peachpit had copies for sale at Photoshop World last week, and although sent out an auto-email saying it wouldn’t be in stock until June, it was just one of those crazy “email bot things” and they’ll actually have it any day now (I guess they’re working on sending out a “it’s on its way” bot email maybe as soon as today). So, thanks to everybody who pre-ordered the book (we had record-breaking pre-orders). If you haven’t seen the book yet, you can get a cool interactive look at the layout and feel by going to this site, and checking out this really slick Flash-based look inside the book (a shot of which is shown above). My thanks to Nancy Ruenzel, Scott Cowlin, and everybody at Peachpit Press who worked so hard to make this new book a reality. Way to go!!!! :-)

My new book on Adobe LightroomHere’s the news (or at least, the news I know about).

⢠Debbie Grossman over at Popular Photography magazine posted her review of Photoshop CS3, along with her top five reasons to upgrade. Click here to read it online.

⢠Derek Story has a helpful article on using Photo Rescue to recover erased photos from a memory card (Here’s the link).

⢠Want a free lens hood for your digital camera lenses? Well, this is the next best thing (it’s free, and it’s a lens hood, but….). Well, just check it out.

⢠Got a minute to watch something really cute? It’s a really clever animation (sent my way by Julie, our Photoshop World conference director), but I don’t want to spoil it by telling what it is, other than I promise it will make you smile). Then click right here

⢠My new book on Adobe Lightroom (The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers—shown above) is off press and will be making its debut next week at Photoshop World, where we’ll have copies for sale in the official bookstore. The book will be showing up in bookstores any day now, and if you’ve preordered your copy, you’ll be among the first to get yours. If you haven’t ordered yours (and I hope you will), click right here.

⢠Adobe has posted the latest edition of their cool PDF-based magazine called “Adobe Edge” and you can download it free from their site.

⢠Want some really cool free Photoshop Brushes? These are brushes that look like water stains (like you left a cold drink on a newspaper or fine wood table). They’re cooler than it sounds, and….we…. they’re free! Check ’em out by following this link.

⢠If you’re a photographer and you’re already signed up for Photoshop World next week, you’ll want to snag one of the remaining spots for the Lightroom hands-on pre-conference workshop, held on Tuesday, April 3rd. It’s called “Photoshop Soup2Nuts” and it features a who’s who of Lightroom development, including Thomas Knoll (the man who wrote Photoshop and Camera Raw), plus Mark Hamburg (the “Father of Lightroom”), plus Jeff Schewe, Andrew “The Digital Dog” Rodney, and Adobe’s Pro-photo evangelist George Jardine, among others. To reserve your spot, call 813-433-5005.

BH Photo The Adobe event isn’t starting until 3:00 pm today, and it’s 8:53 am and we’re in NYC, so it’s time to go to B&H Photo’s Superstore!!! We brought a video camera with us, so if there’s something you’d like to see us do as an “On Scene” report from B&H, let me know and we’ll try to shoot it for Photoshop TV.Here’s some other news:

⢠Adobe’s posted another page on the Creative Suite, and it’s definitely worth a visit (click here).

⢠Adobe is Web-casting today’s Launch Event, so if you’d like to see it as it happens, click this link (though, I’d probably wait to click it until around 3:00 or 3:30, eh?)

â¢ has some great CS3 coverage today (as always), and they’re covering the event today with live posts, so make sure you stop by (click here).

. In some “Non-CS3 News:” Popular Photogaphy magazine is running a pretty cool contest called the “Digital Wizards Contest” with a $1,000 Grand Prize. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007, so if you think you’ve “got the stuff,” click here to enter (or for more info).

⢠There an article in the Money section of today’s USA Today about the Creative Suite launch, and in the article yours truly is quoted a couple of times (here’s a link to the online version). Hey, I’m excited—it’s not every day you get quoted in USA Today. :-)

Quick News Update, from Seat 19COK, they’re going to close the cabin doors in about 6 minutes, so here’s the latest:

⢠Adobe officially announced CS3 (not just Photoshop, and the highly anticipated Photoshop Extended), I mean the whole Creative Suite 3. Check out Adobe’s info on their site.

⢠Our own Matt Klowkowski posted a number of new videos featuring Photoshop CS3 Extended at NAPP’s CS3 Learning Center. Click here to go there!

⢠Terry White has posted a great CS3 video podcast called “Introducing the Creative Suite 3” and it showcases all the cool new CS3 stuff. Check it out here.

⢠More to come—they’re closing the doors.