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Adobe offers free Photoshop Album
CNet ^ | 10.05.03 | By David Becker Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Posted on 10/06/2003 6:45:48 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican

Software maker Adobe Systems is set to release new editions Monday of its Photoshop Album software for digital photography, including a free stripped-down version.

Adobe released Photoshop Album early this year in an attempt to grab a bigger chunk of the booming digital camera market.

Album includes a few one-click touchup tools based on Photoshop, Adobe's market-leading image editing application, but the product's main focus is on organization. The software uses a timeline-based interface and user-defined tags to give photographers a more intuitive way to find images than rooting through complex directory structures.

The new version 2.0 of Photoshop Album, available starting today, will include an enhanced calendar-based interface, plus new tools for sending photos to mobile phones, Palm-based handhelds and TiVo video recorders. Touchup tools will also include a new batch feature for one-click editing of multiple images.

Adobe will continue to sell the full version of Photoshop Album for $50, with a $15 rebate for customers with a competing product or ugrading from the original version of Album. A new package with Photoshop Album and Photoshop Elements, which includes more detailed editiing tools, will sell for $129, with a $30 rebate. Finally, the new Photoshop Album Starter Edition will be available as a free download from Adobe. The free version uses the same basic interface as the full product but has more limited sharing and touchup tools.

"It's really a good solution for people just getting started on digital photography who want something beyond the free software that comes with the camera," said Jim Mohan, senior product manager at Adobe. "Our philosophy is to try to get it out to as many people as possible, and hopefully they'll stick with Adobe when they're ready for something that does a little more."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: adobe; photoshopalbum
Haven't been able to download it yet, server too busy, it seems. Might be good if it's not too bloated.

Click the link, the article has several hyperlinks.

1 posted on 10/06/2003 6:45:48 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Texaggie79; Tennessee_Bob; Howlin; michigander
FYI
2 posted on 10/06/2003 6:46:16 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: All

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our
wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams -


Make your statement.




3 posted on 10/06/2003 6:47:48 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Nice utility. Discovered it a few weeks ago. Photoshop is the only Adobe product I use.
4 posted on 10/06/2003 6:48:39 AM PDT by rintense
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Link to the Adobe Photo Album download
5 posted on 10/06/2003 6:52:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Adobe needs to be careful. If history is a guideline, once a software company starts giving away software for free, the Justice Department will sue them to protect us consumers.
6 posted on 10/06/2003 6:53:55 AM PDT by Blue Screen of Death (,/i)
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To: rintense
Im partial to PaintShop Pro 8.
7 posted on 10/06/2003 6:54:52 AM PDT by smith288 (Opinions expressed on this post are smith288s and not neccessarily those of Freerepublic.com)
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To: TomGuy
BUMP
8 posted on 10/06/2003 6:55:14 AM PDT by Publius6961 (californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
I'm downloading it now. Thanks.
9 posted on 10/06/2003 6:56:52 AM PDT by Snowy (Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.)
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To: smith288
I'm a Corel person myself. I'm the only one I know of.

Æ
10 posted on 10/06/2003 6:57:42 AM PDT by AgentEcho (If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers)
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I'm a Corel person myself. I'm the only one I know of.

I'm with you. I've been happily using Draw and Photopaint for years. I'm currently using version 9. For all the copies they've sold, I've always wondered why I'm the only person I know that uses Photopaint instead of Photoshop. I've always considered Photopaint an excellent program.

11 posted on 10/06/2003 7:09:01 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Based on my experience with Acrobat 6.0, it will be a while before I take anything else from Adobe that's free.
12 posted on 10/06/2003 7:12:46 AM PDT by Joe Bonforte
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Photopaint is a good program, but Adobe rules the professional shops. Once you learn a tool it's hard to change.
13 posted on 10/06/2003 7:16:31 AM PDT by js1138
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To: Joe Bonforte
I hear you on that. Huge program. I installed it, then uninstalled it and went back to the previous version.
14 posted on 10/06/2003 7:18:21 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Warning to dialup users: I can't get the download started. Maybe they're swamped. But the "Help" file alone, a PDF, is 14.5 MB's!
15 posted on 10/06/2003 7:19:50 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (The quality of Leftists is at Third World levels....)
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To: JoJo Gunn
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html
16 posted on 10/06/2003 7:22:08 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (The quality of Leftists is at Third World levels....)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
I use PhotoPaint 10. I've been using CorelDraw for years. In fact, I got version 10 free because I was a beta tester. It is a nice program, and uses all the filters that are available for Photoshop.
17 posted on 10/06/2003 7:34:26 AM PDT by UnsinkableMollyBrown
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Bump for later.
18 posted on 10/06/2003 7:35:40 AM PDT by StriperSniper (The socialist revolution is almost complete.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Looks like it 135MB and then the 2.0 update!
19 posted on 10/06/2003 7:41:12 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
ping to try later.
20 posted on 10/06/2003 7:49:12 AM PDT by altura
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Yeah, it's quite a download, and my guess it's needlessly bloated. I question the need for the version 6 reader, considering the widespread problems with it.


System requirements:

Intel® Pentium® II or faster processor

Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, or Windows XP

128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)

50MB of hard-disk space

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 (with Service Pack 2), 5.5, or 6.0 (updated with applicable service packs)

Color monitor capable of displaying thousands of colors at a resolution of 800x600

CD-ROM drive

DirectX 8.1 or 9.0 software

QuickTime 6.3 software

Adobe Reader® 6.0 for viewing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Slideshows
21 posted on 10/06/2003 9:42:27 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (The quality of Leftists is at Third World levels....)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head; UnsinkableMollyBrown
I'm with you. I've been happily using Draw and Photopaint for years. I'm currently using version 9. For all the copies they've sold, I've always wondered why I'm the only person I know that uses Photopaint instead of Photoshop. I've always considered Photopaint an excellent program.

There are others. Maybe we should start our own support group. ;-) Æ
22 posted on 10/06/2003 2:16:17 PM PDT by AgentEcho (If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers)
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