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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Adobe Bridge Update 1.0.4

If you have Bridge 1.0.3 installed you may wish to run it and select updates… from the Help menu so that you can select 1.0.4 to download.
This update promises faster performance and improved security and should be downloaded.

There are versions for the mac and pc. If you have a version of Bridge earlier than 1.0.3 then you will need to download 1.0.3 before updating it.

You can download updates for Bridge and Photoshop here, Adobe have “improved” the site which as far as I can see makes it slower and less easy to use than their old design, if it aint broke….

Stephen

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Advisory – Adobe Bridge

I have noticed that Adobe Bridge displays images with a different colour balance than Photoshop CS2. Furthermore if the files are 16bit in depth the problem is worse and there is posterisation and colour artefacts present in the Bridge thumbnnails on some images.

This appears to be a display problem with Bridge (possibly a trade off to increase speed?) I will look into the matter to see if there is a fix.

In the meantime be careful of making colour judgments of images using Bridge, check colour by opening them in Photoshop.

This behaviour has been noticed on both Windows and Mac platforms

UPDATE
I have come across other references to this problem in the Adobe forum but have seen no feedback from the engineering team, perhaps they are busy with Lightroom…

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Imacon Flextight 3f files and Adobe Bridge

Hasselblad have sent out a technical newsletter warning that Adobe Bridge can corrupt 3f files created using their Imacon scanning software.
They advise not using Bridge to manipulate 3f files, even giving an image a star rating could corrupt it. They are working with Adobe to fix the problem.
This information came from a client with a Flextight scanner, a nice piece of kit and this problem is in no way typical of Flextights quality standards.

Using the 3f file format is an option if you have lots of time and storage space to spare but is not necessarily the best workflow system to use for efficient production. Contact me if you would like to know more.

If you have information that would be useful for this site then please feel free to contact me on 01263 825277 or email me stephen@copyrightimage.com

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