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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Available – Complete with Duck Removal Tool

The much awaited and promoted Adobe Photoshop CS5 is now available for purchase and for trial download. The first feature I was anxious to try out is the “tourist remover” tool, which allows you to replace a selected area or object with a “content aware” fill pattern which is automatically created from other similar areas of the image. Read more »

Fun with Flashlights

The great weather in Death Valley last week brought out lots of tourists and made getting into dinner a tough proposition. So with an hour to spend before we'd be seated there wasn't enough time to go back and look at images, so my daughter Annie and I decided to have some fun with our flashlights and the old Twenty-mule team Borax wagon out in front of the Furnace Creek Ranch. If you've never done it before there is almost no limit to the fun you can have with a flashlight or two (or your flash units) and just about any subject you can light up...

Twenty mule team Borax Wagon lit by Flashlight

Adobe Camera Raw (Photoshop) and Lightroom Update for D3S, Canon 7D, S90, G11 and Others

Adobe Labs has released a beta of Camera Raw 5.6 and the equivalent module for Lightroom, adding support for a variety of cameras including the Nikon D3S, the Canon 7D, S90 and G11, as well as several new Sony models. You can download it from:

Image Management for Photographers: A How To Series for those serious about digital imaging

Lesson #1: Learning DigitalPro, Lesson #2: Image Uploading & Reviewing, Lesson #3: Image Filing, Lesson #4: Image Keywording, Lesson #5: Image Preparation & Finishing, Lesson #6: Image Submissions, Lesson #7: Image Storage

So you think you have a fast computer?

You may think you have a fast computer, but for those for whom money is no object PC Magazine has put together the specs for the ultimate Photoshop PC (Windows version). They used over $4,000 worth of components but the results are to drool over. If you're not the DIY type of course you can give these specs to a "white box" clone assembler (I've used magicmicro, SAG & Xi over the years) and have them do it for you. Any other great stories about recent killer Photoshop machines? Let us know!