Adobe is showing off a new sneak peek tech preview. This time, it’s a completely overhauled Content-Aware Fill interface that offers a great deal of control over the existing Content-Aware Fill feature. The old one is there if you want it, but the new one makes it a whole lot more powerful.
If you still run an older version of Windows or MacOS and use Adobe CC programs, we have some bad news. Adobe has announced that the next major Creative Cloud update will no longer support older versions of operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8 and even some versions of Windows 10.
One of the biggest challenges for people regularly posting to social media is editing videos. Either you shoot while you’re out and then edit when you’re back at home, or you have to carry around a laptop with you the whole time. Project Rush, squarely aimed at YouTubers, Vloggers, and other social video posters, plans to fix that.
It’s sort of an extension to Premiere Pro, but also sort of not. It’s its own application which appears to primarily use Premiere Pro as its “engine”, with a little After Effects thrown in. The app allows you to easily transport footage and projects between Android, iOS, Windows and Mac platforms, all synced up in the cloud, with apps for each to give you simplified on-the-go video editing.
The Infinite Color Panel has arrived and I have been pushing the create button ever since. The panel has been announced for quite some time and when it was close to being released you could feel the hype picking up on Facebook. The $129,- Photoshop extension looks deceptively simple, so why would you buy a big button?
Adobe has just announced that beginning May 15, 2018, Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to K-12 students for $4.99 per license, per year. Using a single sign-on, students and teachers will be able to use their school ID to access apps including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator on any device.
Earlier this month, Adobe released a new “massive update” for Lightroom and Camera Raw. The update brought Sony A7III support, along with a few other new Canon & Panasonic cameras. This update wasn’t without issue, though, and a bug fix update was released a couple of days ago.
The update did add a new “Profiles” tab, though. It includes six new Adobe Raw profiles, a whole bunch of creative profiles and the ability to create your own. But that last bit is causing some people issues. They’re not entirely sure how it works. So, Josh Haftel at Adobe put out this video to explain it all.
A few weeks ago, we got excited about all the new features in Lightroom CC’s “massive update”. The loved the long-overdue upgrades such as more profiles, faster import, and a better user interface. But, and this is a big but (BUT even), it didn’t take long before the community started experiencing problems that left them quite upset. Today, the software company apologized for the quality hiccup, and better yet, released a bug fix update that resolves these issues.
When the Content-Aware Fill tools were added to Photoshop a number of years back, they were hailed as being the best thing since Photoshop itself was created. Now, with a couple of clicks, you could get rid of the stuff you didn’t want in your image and Photoshop would magically replace it with what you wanted. The reality was that it didn’t always do what it said on the tin, leading to the nickname “Content-Aware Fail”.
It’s come a long way since then. It’s smarter than it was, and soon it may expand to include fill sources from Adobe’s vast stock library. Nvidia’s taking a slightly different approach, though, using deep learning AI to help fill in the gaps, and while the aesthetics are still fairly primitive, the AI seems to do a great job of recognising what’s what.
After hitting the record revenue of $1.84 billion in Q3 of 2017, Adobe has done it again. They broke another record and reported $2.08 billion income in Q1 of 2018. Although many photographers are unhappy with the subscription-only model, it seems Adobe is still doing just fine. Even more than fine.