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Photoshop CS5 Compatibility

CS5Now that the Photoshop CS5 excitement is at a fever pitch everyone wants to know whether our products are compatible with it. The short answer is yes, the current versions of all our products work with Photoshop CS5. However, you need to run CS5 in 32-bit mode for all of our Mac products and some Windows products. Also, the floating panels we have released with some of our recent products will probably not work in CS5. Below is the plan for making all of our products fully compatible with the 64-bit version of CS5.

Exposure 3 and Bokeh 2 are almost done and will be 64-bit on both platforms. Exposure 3 will ship in June and Bokeh 2 will be about two months after that. Since these are major version upgrades with lots of useful new features, we will be charging for them, $99 each. Free upgrades will be sent to people who purchased Exposure 2 or Bokeh in April 2010 or later.

Our other products will get free 64-bit and panel updates as quickly as we can do them. As they are done we will make announcements and the installers will be free to download from our web site. Most should be available this summer. We will be more specific about all these time frames as the work progresses.

Bokeh Movie

Martin Wallgren made a cool time lapse movie of the city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden that uses Bokeh. Although none of our products are specifically designed or tested for video, Photoshop and Lightroom have some features for manipulating video that can take advantage of plug-ins. The results are fabulous in my opinion, especially the crowds in the mall that look like little toys because of Bokeh. Martin's photography is also gorgeous, especially the nature shots, and can be seen here.

Martin Wallgren's City Rush
© 2010 Martin Wallgren

Everyday Artifacts

Last month's sidebar photo looks like a mysterious alien artifact, similar to the neural neutralizer from Star Trek. Itís really just a shot glass of whisky sitting on a flashlight shot from above. I love photography of everyday objects viewed in a new way. I quickly found other good examples of this genre on Flickr here, here, here, here, and here. I shot the photo at the top of the newsletter on a bike ride in the country. Hint, the blue background is sky.

Reviews!

Daniel M. East gave 5 stars to Eye Candy in the April/May issue of Photoshop User. Daniel says, "Between the software and the tutorials available from Alien Skin, Eye Candy 6 is worth every penny." We can't link to the review since you need to be an NAPP member to get to it, but we can show you our examples and videos!


The photo above goes with the Everyday Artifacts article below.

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