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In honor of Photoshop's 20th Anniversary (this Thursday, Feb. 18th), the gang here at NAPP (the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals) put together a Photoshop Trivia Quiz on Photoshop's history, what features were added when, and stuff like that. The quiz is just for fun, of course, but it's harder than you might think (I did "OK" on it, meaning I passed, but I didn't do well enough to brag about my score). If you've got a couple of minutes, click this link to take the quiz and see how you do. (NOTE: if you do take the quiz and get a great score---don't post a comment with your score. It'll only make me feel even worse). ;-)

A week or so ago, by buddy Dave Cross had a great post called "The Debate about HDR", which talked about the strong feelings photographers have about HDR, both pro and con (here's the link). But what really caught my attention was a comment posted by one of his readers, because I’ve heard other photographers say the same thing, but none as succinctly as this reader’s comment: “I too use to love, not so much...and for some reason, once I quickly identify the HDR effect, my opinion of the picture drops a notch." This reminds me of something my teenage son does. If it hears a song on the radio from one of his favorite new bands, and I tell him, "Oh, that's a remake of an old song from the 70s or 80s---no matter how much he liked that song---it now drops…

About a month ago we launched, a new home for all the video shows we produce each week, so folks would have a central location to find all our shows right online. Last week I mentioned that Dave Cross has launched his own new weekly Podcast called “Ask Dave” and now NAPP News (hosted by Larry Becker)  has joined the channel. The full list of weekly shows on include: Photoshop User TV D-Town TV Layers TV Lightroom Killer Tips Photoshop Killer Tips Ask Dave NAPP News Of course, you can subscribe to all of these shows using Apple’s iTunes, and watch them right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, etc. Here’s a direct link (make sure you catch the new episode of D-Town, with special in-studio guest Joe McNally).

Did I say "Podcast?" I meant "Padcast." (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself). ;-)  Seriously though---Dave came up with a great idea for a weekly podcast---it's called "Ask Dave" (with Dave Cross) and basically you ask Dave Photoshop questions, and he answers them (Dave knows Photoshop on a crazy level). I love this new show-----it's short, sweet, and right to the point. Here's the link to watch the first episode on KelbyTV, and here's the link for submitting your questions to Dave on Twitter. Congrats Dave on launching your new show! (also catch Dave each week on the new Photoshop User TV).

BIG NEWS: Adobe Photoshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Thursday, February 18th, and NAPP and Adobe are throwing an amazing party/celebration/Photoshop tip-fest and you are invited! Here's the scoop: When: February 18th, 2010 at 7:30 pm Where: In San Francisco, at the Palace of the Fine Art theater Who: This special evening is hosted by "The Photoshop Guys" (We'll all be there in person---Me, Matt Kloskowski, Dave  Cross, RC Concepcion and Corey Barker, each sharing some amazing Photoshop tips and techniques). Special Guests: Adobe's own Russel Preston Brown, Terry White and Julieanne Kost Ultra Special Guest: Adobe's VP of rock: Johnny L, who'll be giving you an exclusive, this-night-only, look at the future of Photoshop What: A history-making night of amazing Photoshop techniques, at look at where Photoshop's been (and where it's going), along with lots of laughs, music, and fun. Plus Cool…

You gotta check this out, because this isn't just one of those things you don't see very often----this is something you just never see---an interview with John Knoll---the co-creator of Adobe Photoshop, and he's talking to Robert Scoble about the origin of Photoshop well....ya just gotta watch it. It's one of those must-watch clips for anyone with even a passing interest in Photoshop, and because it's John Knoll, you get insights and stories you won't hear anywhere else. Really great stuff! Here's the link---don't miss it.