I almost wish Photoshop Elements didn't have "Photoshop" in its name. Yes, it has mostly the same engine as Photoshop, and yes, it also manipulates and enhances images, but the issue is that Photoshop Elements serves a completely different audience than Photoshop—different demands, wishes, and goals. If you mention Photoshop Elements to a Photoshop user, you might get a sneer and a comment of "I use the real Photoshop!" These are people who probably have never taken the time to use Photoshop Elements or they do not understand that much of the power of Photoshop is right there in PSE, albeit with fewer features and curious limitations. Nonetheless, since the elimination of perpetual licenses for Photoshop, a new question does arise: "Would people accept having fewer features and curious limitations but a perpetual license?" This should be asked because PSE, according to Adobe, will always have a Perpetual license.
It's been almost a year and a half since Adobe first initiated the Creative Cloud, and about six months since Adobe CC, the subscription (/lease/rent) format for Adobe software, was started. Now, having worked with it since its arrival, I'm seeing the best of it and the worst of it. Truthfully, it is a good thing. And, it's a bad thing. The CC is providing wonderful advantages and removing many opportunities. But the biggest question, is it for YOU? Sorry, not a clue, that's your choice. But let me give you some observations so you can make an educated decision. Like all things in life, you have to weigh the good things and the bad things and determine if the good or the bad outweighs the other.
Friday, November 07, 2003
A great companion accessory to compliment the comfortable Quill
Thursday, November 06, 2003
It won't turn dialup into broadband, but it does make a difference.
Doom III and America's Army 2 are coming, but what I'm really excited about is Spin Crisis... a marble maze game.
Here, I conclude my look at the "one hit wonders" of the Mac gaming industy; developers who brought us one title, then disappeared in a shroud of mystery orÃ¢â‚¬â€?in one particularly sad caseÃ¢â‚¬â€?tragedy.
Problem with PowerBook
Font Book, PART II
Super Cal and Apple Calibrator
WallStreet and Heat
Heat sink issues
Growing up from Yahoo Mail
G5 Cluster Vaults Apple Into The Computing Elite
Wal-Mart To Launch Online Music Store
New PowerBook *Almost* Perfect - Coursey
Apple Updates Its Message To FireWire 800 Users With Update Links
Running Jaguar From One Partition And Panther On The Other
Southern California MacFair 2003 returns November 14-16
New Forums, Staff, And IPod Contest At MacShareWare.net
Mac Night Owl: Is Apple's Quality Control Going Down the Tubes?
The Omni Group Receives Mac OS X Innovators Award, Announces Special Pricing for OmniOutliner
Nova Scotians Bilked By Email Scams
Corel Painter 8.1 Digital Sketching/Painting Tool
LapCop 2.0 - Recover Your Stolen Mac
Toshiba 20GB/40GB 1.8-Inch Hard Disk drive
Panther and Oxford 922/Initio 2430 1394b chips
E-on Software Announces New Japan Partnership With e-frontier
Smith Micro Debuts FAXstf X Pro Version 10.5, Supporting Mac OS X 'Panther'
DivX for Mac 5.1 Offers Up to 100% Faster Video Decoding, Higher Quality and Improved Compression
Aqua Interface and Proven BRU Technology Combined to Deliver Reliable, Easy to Administer Mac OS X Backup
Perforce Sole Commercial SCM Chosen for Xcode Integration
OSX Drivers for the DFG/1394-1 Released
CasBaH Software releases SpamRoboCop update
File Synchronization 1.2.4 Synchronization Tool For Files & Folders
Drag'nBack 0.5 Backup & Archive Solution
FoldersSynchronizer Lite 3.4.1 Syncs & Backs Up Files, Folders, Disks
Boinx iRecordNow 1.0.1 Turns Your iSight Into A Digital Camcorder
Sogudi 0.3b Shortcuts For Safari
LaCie Update Tool 1.05 Firmware For LaCie FW800 & Big Disk Drives
PodMail 2.0.1 Sends Email To Your iPod
Downfall 2.2 Released
Ambrosia Software, Inc. has just released an update to the screen/video capture utility for Mac OS X, Snapz Pro X. The new version (v1.0.9) is a free update for registered users of Snapz Pro X.
Toast 6 Titanium2018
If you do any kind of CD burning at all, there are no solid reasons why you shouldn't have a copy of Toast 6 Titanium now. The program is nearly flawless.
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Behind the Music: Al Schilling. His long climb to the top of Mac gaming, and the twisted, bloody souls he's left in his wake. Hi, Al!
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