My friends at CreativePro Magazine (formerly InDesign Magazine) asked me to comment on the major Adobe Creative Cloud announcements and software upgrades at the Adobe MAX conference in October 2021. I wrote up my thoughts in the article Adobe MAX 2021: Larger Forces at Work for the December 2021 issue. Some new features can seem puzzling…why is it a priority to create a web browser version of Photoshop, over other potential new features? After summarizing upgrades to individual applications, I talk about some of the higher-level goals at Adobe that make it easier to understand those changes across the entire Creative Cloud suite.(more…)
Other Adobe software and services
Creative Cloud Storage: Where Does It Go? — CreativePro.com article
Where do Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile applications save your work? Does it surprise you to know that there are at least five possible answers to that question? This can cause a lot of confusion, especially for beginners.
In my article on CreativePro.com, I take a closer look at the different forms of Creative Cloud storage, and the different ways that desktop and mobile applications use them.
The Unexpected Rebirth of Adobe DNG: CreativePro.com article
The Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) format started out as an open file format for saving raw image data from the sensor in a digital camera. While DNG hasn’t exactly become a household name, I recently began to notice that DNG has come into wider use behind the scenes in several Adobe and non-Adobe photo workflows, and not just for camera raw files. What makes this possible is the inherent versatility that Adobe built into the DNG format. Are you already using DNG without even knowing it?
Read my full article for CreativePro.com at the following link:
Using Adobe Portfolio: CreativePro.com article
If “build my website” is still on your To Do list, Adobe Portfolio is a quick and easy way to get a focused body of work online. Especially if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud member, since Adobe Portfolio is available only as a benefit of an Creative Cloud membership (including the $9.99/month Photography Plan).
How does Adobe Portfolio compare to the long list of other and often more established web-browser-based site builders? How easy is it to learn and use Portfolio? Does it have the features that photographers and designers need to show their best work?
I try it out and then tell you what I think in my article for CreativePro.com, which you can read at the following link: