Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Everything Tastes Better Blended

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

As far as color pickers and color matchers go, ColorBlender has most of them beat.

Start by moving the sliders to choose your primary color in RGB values. The rest of the palette will be filled out with a “blend” of colors that’s calculated dynamically. You can then hone the colors individually or keep sliding to choose new blends. When you arrive at a mixture of colors that you like, you can save your values and access them in another session (as long as you have cookies enabled). You can also email the values, save them as a Photoshop ACT or an Illustrator EPS file.

ColorBlender is a truly fantastic tool for building complimentary palettes. Experiment and make something pretty!

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Amazing Panoramas

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Here’s a trippy photo: Sydney, Australia at night.

40,000 pixels wide and 18,000 pixels tall (that 720 megapixels), made up of 169 individual photos shot over an hour-long period. The final image is 1.3 gigabytes in size. The detail is amazing, zoom in all the way and pan around — you’ll be stunned by the level of sharpness. You can even make out the bottles of wine on the tables at the seaside restaurants.
Here’s a trippy photo: Sydney, Australia at night.

40,000 pixels wide and 18,000 pixels tall (that 720 megapixels), made up of 169 individual photos shot over an hour-long period. The final image is 1.3 gigabytes in size. The detail is amazing, zoom in all the way and pan around — you’ll be stunned by the level of sharpness. You can even make out the bottles of wine on the tables at the seaside restaurants.
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Zoomify

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Zoomify makes high-quality images zoom-and-pan for fast, interactive viewing on the web! Just JPEGs, HTML, and Flash!

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Firefox 3 Alpha 2

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 3 alpha 2 this morning. The new release follows Mozilla’s semi-regular 6 week test release pattern and in no way represents a finished product, but I decided to download the new alpha and see how things were coming along.

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Windows Vista: why Mac OS X will win

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Microsoft is losing consumer operating system market share to Apple for many reasons, but most of those reasons can be oversimplified thus: Mac OS is simple, and Windows is complicated.

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Photoshop CS3: Get Your First Look at the Beta!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

By Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

While pigs aren’t flying and hell hasn’t frozen over, Adobe has released a free beta of Photoshop CS3 publicly (kinda), months and months before the final version ships. Read our take on the new features.

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Little online enthusiasm for Vista

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Many bloggers see themselves as iconoclastic Mac owners so perhaps it isn’t surprising to find little enthusiasm for Bill Gates’ latest invention on the internet.

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Can’t Touch This

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Working all but alone from his hardware-strewn office, Jeff Han is about to change the face of computing. Not even the big boys are likely to catch him.

Jefferson Han, a pale, bespectacled engineer dressed in Manhattan black, faced the thousand or so attendees on the first day of TED 2006, the annual technology, entertainment, and design conference in Monterey, California. The 30-year-old was little more than a curiosity at the confab, where, as its ad copy goes, “the world’s leading thinkers and doers gather to find inspiration.” And on that day, the thinkers and doers included Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) gazillionaires Sergey Brin and Larry Page, e-tail amazon Jeff Bezos, and Bill Joy, who helped code Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW) from scratch. Titans of technology. It was enough to make anyone feel a bit small.

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lynda.com announces Photoshop CS3 Beta One-on-One Preview

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Exclusive in-depth video tutorials on the beta release of Adobe’s flagship applicationOjai, California, 12/15/2006 – lynda.com, the company specializing in self-paced career and computer training in digital media and design, today announced the availability of free online video tutorials, titled Photoshop CS3 Beta One-on-One Preview, with best-selling Photoshop One-on-One book author Deke McClelland.

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Adobe – The Creative Mind

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Adobe Creative Mind definitely fits into the category “Flash Thing”, rather than “Flash Game”, in fact “Spaced out monkey trippin universe” or even “Flash Mind Bender” might be more appropriate. Nice. Move your mouse around, point, click, wonder what on earth is going on…

Or, as Adobe themselves describe it:

“The universe in your head.
Full of trap doors, ripcords and rabbit holes.
Abstract biology. Potential energy.”

http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativemind/microsite.html