Just got in the first info / ad I have received for Adobe CS4. From what I hear, there are some significant improvements to work flows, screen layouts, and usability – especially in Photoshop.
So, here is the ad…
“Be the first to experience this brand new software. Create visually rich, engaging content for virtually any media – print, web, interactive, video, audio and mobile – using the tightly integrated tools and services of Adobe CS4. Express yourself in exciting new ways and trends. Buy now and get exclusive discounts and freebies, only from The Mall With It All – MacMall.”
Really just two pointers for people who work a lot on their computers, don’t we all?
First, and excellent article on becoming an email ninja. This was written by Leo Babauta of the Zen Habits blog, but is actually a guest post by him to Tim Ferris’s blog over at Four Hour Work Week. If you are suffering from that avalanche of email traffic, you owe it to yourself to read this one.
Second, of importance to Mac people, Adobe has finally announced their new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. It has been out for a while now for Windows, but us Mac people haven’t had an upgrade in a few years. Photoshop Elements 6.0 will be demoed at next week’s MacWorld, and it looks like general release will be in the second quarter of this year. This is great news for all the people for who the full version of Photoshop is overkill and too complicated but for who iPhoto and other programs just don’t go far enough.
On a side note, if you are one of those people who needs some basic photo manipulation for the Mac, give Image Tricks from BeLight Software a try. It won’t do a lot of the heavy lifting, but I find it quite useful for just a quick resize, crop, or minor adjustment.