Important update to Photoshop CS4

Adobe have been busy! They have released Version 11.0.2 which plugs some security holes in Photoshop CS4. The security issues look pretty obscure and unlikely but its a good idea to install it anyway.
Open Photoshop CS4 and select the menu item: Help:Updates and follow instructions from there.

Photoshop CS5 in not affected by this bug.

You can read more about the issues here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-13.html

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Important updates to Photoshop CS5

Adobe have today released two updates:

  1. An update to Bridge (bugfixes)
  2. Camera Raw 6.1 – now includes built in lens distortion correction, a bug fix for Mac users and better interface performance for both platforms.

If you have Photoshop CS5 installed then close Bridge, open Photoshop and select the menu item: Help:Updates…

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2TB drive for £76+vat

Clients running a little low on internal storage space may want to consider an offer thats good for this weekend only at scan.co.uk.

This eco disk costs that less than 0.00005 pence per megabyte (my first 32mb hard disk cost £150 some £4.68/mb which is 93,000x more expensive!).

It is only a 5,400rpm drive rather than the faster 7,200rpm type but for holding large collections of images it will be fine.

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Download available: Default Photoshop CS5 settings action

Because Adobe need to please as many people as possible Photoshop doesn’t come setup with the best defaults for working on large photographic images.

After many years of working with Photoshop I have honed down a series of settings that make using Photoshop quicker and more accurate.

Normally I do this work on client machines and leave them with a archival copy to ensure they can reset their system if they need to such as when reinstalling Photoshop etc.

I have now produced a generic version of this action for free download to help the community. It is available from the Downloads section

Naturally my paying clients actions are better tied into their machines/workflow but I do hope this action will make a good starting point for you.

Stephen

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New functionality for CliveNichols.com

I integrated a full searchable image database on http://www.clivenichols.com/ some years ago now but just this week I was asked to add the feature of a screen resolution popout when mousing over thumbnails.
Javascript is outside my remit but I was very pleased to introduce Edward Leigh of Excogitate (http://excogitate.co.uk/)  to Clive and and help him to add the function.

You can see the results here: http://www.clivenichols.com/cgi-bin/stephen_johnson/database/imageFolio.cgi?&bool=or&search=48k

Edward and I have a small network of specialists who can help out on various projects and allow us to take on larger consultancies whilst providing backup for each other.

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