Adobe Photoshop Turns 25

Adobe is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Photoshop, the most famous and most used photo editing software ever. Photoshop has had a long history of updates. In fact, you might not recognize the first version of the software. The origins of Photoshop date back to when Tom Knoll wanted to showcase grayscale images on his monochrome display, which was on his Macintosh Plus. It was then suggested that he should turn this program, which he called "Display," into a full image-editing program.

YouTube's Video Pick Spells Doom for Adobe Flash

Adobe Systems' Flash software had a good long run as the technology of choice for bringing interactive splash to the Web, but Google is helping to give it the heave-ho by moving YouTube to Web-standard video instead. "We're now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the Web," said YouTube engineering manager Richard Leider in a blog post Tuesday. It took four years for Google to make the HTML5 change, which is a major victory for Web standards fans who've strived to eject proprietary plug-ins from the Web.

Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks

In the computing industry's last chapter, Sun Microsystems had a motto: "The network is the computer." The phrase was open-ended enough to mean just about anything involving its main business, which was selling servers, but it wasn't enough to keep Sun from faltering and being swallowed up by Oracle. Adobe Systems' flagship software, which has become the industry standard for photo editing, is a fine example of old-era software dating back to the time when Microsoft ruled the roost.

Adobe is Launching a new iPad App Called Voice

In an era of social-media marketing, school fundraisers, and Kickstarter campaigns, more and more people need to persuade others to do something. Not everybody has the budget or skills for a TED talk, though, which is why Adobe is launching a new iPad app called Voice. The free app walks people through a handful of templates, offering a narrative structure like "hero's journey" or "promote an idea." People then add clip art, music, and graphics to build a pitch.

Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Update

Adobe is recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately - especially those who frequent Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. The company released an emergency security bulletin on Tuesday that addresses vulnerabilities in Flash, which could be exploited by hackers.

Adobe Looks Poised to Release Lightroom for Mobile Devices

Adobe Systems this week tipped its hand when it comes to the future of its Lightroom, revealing on its Web site a subscription plan for a mobile version of the software for editing and cataloging photos. 9to5 Mac spotted the subscription, a package costing $99 per year called "Adobe Lightroom for mobile".

Adobe Wins Emmy Award for Video Recommendations System

Adobe announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the company with a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for the role of its technology in Personalized Recommendations for Video Discovery. Adobe is receiving the award for developing the first recommendations system, which outlined the fundamental concepts of personalizing information for consumers as they search for and discover video content. The company will be honored during a ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Show today.

Adobe Revamps Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements

Adobe on Monday released its latest version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, lower-cost version of the company's photo- and video-editing suites geared toward hobbyists. Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 have been overhauled to incorporate new mobile capabilities and a revamped editing experience, the company said in a statement.

Export From Photoshop To Edge Reflow

Adobe launched the latest update for Photoshop CC yesterday. Besides numerous smaller feature additions, this new version adds a tool called “Adobe Generator” that is, among other things, deeply integrated with Edge Reflow, the company’s tools for creating responsive web designs. Using Generator, which is also available as an open source tool, designers can now easily take assets from Photoshop – and even complete websites they mocked up in Adobe’s flagship tool – and turn them into responsive sites. Any changes in Photoshop are automatically synced to Reflow in real-time.

Banish Briefly Flashing Adobe Update Window in OS X

If you have installed Adobe software on your system, then you likely have installed various accompanying updaters that periodically check for updates from Adobe's support servers. These updaters should run seamlessly in the background; however, there are times when an odd configuration of them may result in annoying distractions.

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