Category Archives for "SOFTWARE"

Adobe Extends Creative Suite 4 Introductory Pricing Offer

I just received an e-mail regarding a decision by Adobe to extend its introductory pricing offer for Adobe Creative Suite 4 until April 30, 2009 (it was to expire February 28, 2009). Basically, that means that if you have a validly licensed version of Adobe Creative Suite 1, Creative Suite 2, Macromedia Studio or Adobe Production Studio, you can upgrade to Creative Suite 4 for the CS3 upgrade price until April 30.

I have included the specific upgrade info below from Adobe’s press release:

The introductory pricing offer applies to Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard and Production Premium. For individual point products, customers can upgrade to CS4 from up to three previous versions. The only exception is Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, to which customers can upgrade from any previous version of Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Premiere. For more details on pricing, visit

This offer also applies to Creative Suite 4 upgrades purchased through the Adobe corporate and government volume licensing programs. For more information on volume licensing, visit Additionally, Adobe offers discounted pricing to eligible education customers; those discounts are unchanged by the introductory pricing offer. For more information about education pricing, visit Named a Top 100 Photography Blog

First, I’d like to wish all of our readers a very happy new year. This is my first post of 2009. A nice holiday present came in the form of recognition by the folks at was named to their list of “Top 100 Photography Blogs.” I’d like to thank them for putting The Imaging Buffet on the same page as some of my favorite blogs, including, American Photo’s “State of the Art,” PDN’s “PDN Pulse,”  This Week in Photography,  Strobist, Scott Kelby’s “Photoshop Insider,” and many others. Feel free to share some of your favorite photo blogs in our comments section (preferably with a reason why you are selecting them).

And happy new year once again!


Lightroom 2.2 Update Released

I just received this announcement about Lightroom 2.2 being released. One of the best features I noticed is that Adobe Camera Profiles are now provided in the application, eliminating the need to install them manually. Below are excerpts from the announcement:

Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom software, available immediately as a free upgrade for existing Lightroom 2 users. Lightroom 2.2 adds raw support for seven new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon PowerShot G10. The update also includes several refinements such as enhanced performance of the local adjustment tools.

In addition, Adobe’s Camera Profiles are now available natively within Lightroom 2.2 and are provided automatically as part of this release. As the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, camera profiles provide flexibility that allows photographers to quickly achieve their desired rendering.

Lightroom 2.2 supports the following additional camera models: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon PowerShot G10, Panasonic DMC-G1, Panasonic DMC-FX150, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-LX3 and Leica D-LUX 4.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 is available now as a free download for
existing Lightroom 2 customers here.

For more information on Photoshop Lightroom 2 or to purchase the
software on Adobe’s website, visit

Related Links

• Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 30 Day Free Tryout
• Lightroom 2 Learning Center on
• Lightroom 2 Photowalk with Scott Kelby
• Audio interview of Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager by Scott Bourne of
• Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adventure: Tasmania. This post about the new Clarity slider by Mikkel Aaland is very interesting.
• Many free tutorials on
• Excellent Lightroom video tutorial for converting to B&W by Martin Evening.
• Photoshop CS3 Launch site on
• Many great Lightroom and Photoshop CS3/CS4 video tutorials at (paid subscription, but many segments of their turorials can be viewed for free to get a sample of the content).

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