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Adobe’s Creative Cloud early Black Friday sale

The entire Creative Cloud suite is on sale from now through November 28th.

Details on today’s Adobe Lightroom and ACR updates

The value of these updates are mostly to those with new cameras.

Review: Expose 3 HDR software for OS X

HDR software for creating beautiful HDR shots, not the grunge look.

Get your free FileMaker Performance Design Guide

Create FileMaker solutions that work better and faster.

Adobe releases new Mac software and mobile apps

A big day for Adobe means big downloads for you.

Review: SilverFast Archive Suite 8 for OS X

Better scans lead to better results…and Apple’s scanning software does not provide better scans.

JBL Synchros E50BT over-ear and E40BT on-ear wireless headphones review

Good headphones are a pleasure, and to not be tethered to a cord is even better.

Converting from Aperture to Lightroom: Starting the process

Adobe has just released a starting process for Aperture users to start using Lightroom. The bad news is this is not really a formal migration process, but rather an opportunity for Aperture users to start using Adobe’s software. The good news for Aperture users, and all photographers, is that Adobe recently formalized their Creative Cloud Photography Plan that provides both Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Behance, and 2 GB of Creative Cloud storage for $9.99/month (annual plan paid monthly).

Free Webinar for Adobe Add-ons

One of the big changes that came with the Creative Cloud 2014 was the demise of the Adobe Extension Manager, now replaced by Adobe add-ons. If you are at all interested in learning more about Adobe Add-ons—how to create them or use them—the Add-ons team is holding their first webinar on July 30th.

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Review: Dreamweaver CC-2014 skews towards designers

With the newly released Dreamweaver CC-2014, Adobe is making things easier for designers while at the same time providing some limited advancements for developers. This change may not go down so well with developers who work, live, and breath code. But for Designers who wish to have the power of Dreamweaver without having to stare at code, this may be a sigh of relief.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.6RC is now available

If you have a new camera or new lens that isn’t currently covered by Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), release candidate 8.6 is now available in Adobe Labs for use by Photoshop CS6-CC-CC(2014) and Lightroom 5. However, be aware that ACR 8.6 is no longer supported on Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, or Windows Vista. If you are still using those OSes, stick to what you have.

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud is still evolving, for better and worse

Adobe is now branding/naming their software on an annual basis. Thus, this years updates will be CC-2014, and it’s safe to assume that subsequent releases will be CC-2015, CC-2016, etc. This is important because some of the software is radically changing, most specifically Photoshop.