While we anticipate breaking news as we get closer to PhotoPlus Expo, we decided to put together a quick round-up of recent product updates over the past week or so. Be sure to subscribe to the PDNPulse RSS feed for future posts.
Adobe rolls out file and font sync features
Adobe just started rolling out its file and font sync features beginning with early adopters of Creative Cloud. We don’t know how long it will take until the roll out arrives on your desktop but unless you were one of the first to sign up for a membership to Creative Cloud, your best bet is to sign up here to request early access to these features. If you don’t have a membership and want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, see our review in the September issue of PDN.
SmugMug gets a major makeover
If you haven’t heard about SmugMug’s redesign, head on over to the site to see it for yourself. SmugMug’s rather staid legacy look is still available but the photo sharing site now offers 24 slick preset (but customizable) designs to choose from. Regardless of which design you choose, SmugMug automatically optimizes it for viewing on mobile devices (and you can preview them online). If you already have a SmugMug account, you can play around in what the company calls the “sandbox” until you find/create the design you want. Your new site will be automatically populated with your most current images, which will save you some time. If you don’t have an account, SmugMug offers a 14 day free trial; prices for hosting services start at $5.
Unified Color updates Expose and 32 Float
Photodex’s ProShow Web receives major updates
If creating videos for your clients is your thing, Photodex’s ProShow Web—the company’s online video creation and sharing site—just received some major updates including the ability to set custom times for effects in a slideshow, Dropbox support, widescreen layout and lots more. Plus and Premium subscribers also benefit from longer slideshows—up to 20 minutes. Subscription prices range from free to $150 a year.
Seim Effects releases Power Workflow 4
Seim Effects just released its latest collection of Lightroom presets for Lightroom 4 and 5. Power Workflow 4 offers 75 presets that make short work of correcting common and some not so common problems. Haven’t updated Lightroom in a while? Power Workflow 4 comes with Power Workflow 3 Legacy Presets for Lightroom versions 1-3. Power Workflow 4 is on sale for $49 for a limited time; the software will cost $59 when the $10 discount expires. Upgrade pricing is also available.
The NewsGuild of New York, the union representing The New York Times staffers, told members in a newsletter this morning that it will fight The Times’ proposed 20 percent reduction in photo desk staff via buyout. “As the Times makes changes to become a more ‘visually oriented’ news source, it is simply illogical to buy... More ›
Reuters has published a message from Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler to his staff that outlines how the news agency should cover the Trump administration in a “challenging” climate. “It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth’ or that his chief strategist dubs the media ‘the opposition... More ›
Patagonia is using their recent winter catalogue to raise awareness of an environmental issue they’ve been working on for years: Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other resource exploitation. The outdoor clothing and gear company licensed images for the catalogue and its communications from conservation photographer Florian Schulz, who is currently... More ›