Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe Creative Cloud Adds Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition

Adobe Digital Publishing SuiteStarting today, Creative Cloud members receive a significant update to their membership with the addition of the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition. As announced on the Creative Cloud Team Blog, DPS Single Edition typically costs $395 per submitted publication, and Creative Cloud members will be able to submit an UNLIMITED number of apps at no cost. If you’re thinking about upgrading to CS6 start thinking about the benefits of Creative Cloud membership.

AJ Wood now works for Adobe Systems

I Am Your Humble Adobe Employee

AJ Wood now works for Adobe SystemsGood afternoon dear readers. If you follow me on Twitter or watch my Facebook page then you probably saw my announcement yesterday that I’ve joined Adobe as a full-time employee. As an employee I will be relinquishing my role as an Adobe Community Professional. It’s been an honor to serve as your community resource. I’m very excited about the opportunity with Adobe, and the new direction I will be taking in my career.

While I haven’t started on the job yet, I’m certain the next few months will be extremely busy as I ramp up on new technologies (Adobe is more than just the Creative Suite). It is my intention to continue producing regular content, and I hope you’ll continue to help me grow our community of creatives. Remember, videos are derived from your questions, so keep them coming and please share the content with your friends.

I am extremely thankful for everyone who has supported me through the years. Whether it’s online via social media, in person at events, or simply as a fan, all of you have been the well I’ve turned to time & time again, through good times and bad.

2012 is shaping up to be one helluva year. Who’s ready for some more adventures?

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 6 & Top Five Facts About Creative Cloud

The CS6 web-page went live at midnight. Later today Adobe will formerly introduce the Creative Suite 6 & the Creative Cloud service. If you have Internet access you can watch the CS6 launch event at 12PM CDT.

One of the leading topics leading up to this announcement has been the addition of subscription model pricing to Adobe products. CNET has a review on why you might like subscription pricing. Here are some clarifications on what the subscription model means to consumers:

1. Adobe’s subscription pricing does not mean you cannot purchase a box copy of the full Creative Suite 6 or individual software such as Photoshop. You can choose a Creative Cloud subscription OR buy the box product as before.

2. Using the Creative Cloud service does not mean you have to be connected to the Internet 24×7. Adobe software is still loaded & run locally on your computer. Subscriptions are simply verified online at the end of each billing cycle (every 30 days).

3. If you purchase Photoshop or other Creative Suite software you must buy it for the OS platform of your choice, either Mac or PC. A single purchase allows for a two computer install. Creative Cloud subscribers will be allowed to install on one Mac & one PC simultaneously.

4. Creative Cloud subscribers get access to the ENTIRE suite of Adobe software.

5. UPDATE 06/30/2012 – Subscription pricing is available on a month-to-month basis $74/mo, one year option (paid $49 monthly), student & teacher option for $29 monthly AND current CS3-CS5 owners can subscribe at an intro discount of $29/mo.

In the upcoming weeks I’ll be detailing features in the Creative Suite 6. So are you going to purchase CS6 or give the subscription service a try?

Adobe’s Lightroom 4 Hot Issues List

Last week I made a quick post regarding a bug in Lightroom 4 that effects point curves in Develop module. A blog post with a list of current LR4 issues was released yesterday on Adobe’s Lightroom Journal. In addition to listing known bugs, the Adobe team also provides links where you can give feedback, and stay on top of the communication. If you’re experiencing issues be sure to reference the list, and add to it if necessary. While I’m enjoying the benefits of LR4, I am still using LR3 for my production workflow.

Critical Bug Updating Lightroom 3 Catalogs to Lightroom 4

Adobe released Lightroom 4 this week to the cheers of many photographers. I wanted to bring to your attention a VERY CRITICAL bug that will impact your Lightroom 3 Catalogs. Thank you to David Swinney for bringing this to my attention via my Facebook page.

It appears that if you update a Lightroom 3 catalog to Lightroom 4 it will overwrite point curves created in the Tone Curve panel within the Develop module for every image. This is regardless of the Process Version used, and it cannot be undone via History (at least reports at this point are inconsistent). Adobe is aware of this issue and working to resolve it.

My recommendation is that you make a copy of your old LR3 catalog prior to updating to LR4. For those that want to see examples of the issue you can read this blog post by Chris Marquardt. If you follow the links he provides you’ll see even more examples provided by other LR4 users.

I will be posting info on my blog, and updating folks as I obtain more information.

UPDATE 03/08/2012 – I received word from Chris Tarantino that this particular issue is not widespread (meaning not everyone has seen it) it also appears to be specific to the use of point curves.