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ADOBE DOUBLES THE PRICE OF PHOTOSHOP FOR EXISTING USERS

Time for creative destruction of the creative cloud

On May 6th Adobe announced its next iteration of the Creative Suite titled Adobe Creative Cloud. The software will be offered as a subscription only and priced (for existing users) at $49.99/month for the entire Creative Suite and $19.99/month for Photoshop only.

I won’t be upgrading. Let me tell you why…

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How to Photograph Star Trails with a Digital SLR (+ Video!)

A time exposure at Mauna Loa Observatory, lasting a little over an hour, produced star trails as Earth rotated. (Jonathan Kingston/Aurora Select for the New York Times)

 

What are Star Trails?

Simply stated, star trails are the streaks in a photograph left by stars during a time exposure as the Earth rotates.  Objects in the foreground of the photograph remain sharp as they are not moving relative to the camera, while the stars, depending on which cardinal direction the camera is facing, will form concentric circles or streaks in the sky.

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Adobe CS5 Soon

This is the first time in a number of years I have not participated in the pre-release beta testing for Photoshop, and I must say it is strange to be out of the loop and unconstrained by an NDA.  One thing I know for certain is that Adobe works on 18-24 month product cycles, and CS4 is just about to hit the 18 month mark.  In my humble opinion its lunacy to have such a short product cycle as the consumer barely has time to adopt and learn the updated program before it is depreciated by the next product cycle, but, that being said – everybody gear up for the next life change from Adobe!