Epson unveils Stylus Photo R2880

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This week, Epson announced the successor to its Stylus Photo R2400 large-format pigment ink printer, the Stylus Photo R2880. As our sister site Printerville notes: The $800 printer, slated to ship in June, is a B-size (13″) inkjet that uses pigment-based inks, including two light-density black inks designed to produce optimal black-and-white prints on all… Read more »

HP’s Photosmart Pro B8850 reviewed

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Printerville this week has a review of HP’s new Photosmart Pro B8850, an eight-ink photo printer that produces archival-quality prints for $550. The B8850 is based on HP’s B9180 printer, omitting a few features like Ethernet and an onboard status display, but using the same Vivera pigment inks. The review compares the B8850 not only… Read more »

Epson R1900 reviewed

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Our sister site Printerville has posted a review of Epson’s new Stylus Photo R1900, the company’s entry-level pigment-based photo printer. The R1900, priced at $550, was designed to produce stunning glossy photos with archival print life, and Epson appears to have succeeded. From the review: “What‚Äôs astounding about the R1900 is that it is at… Read more »

Should you use Lightroom or Aperture?

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Over on Macworld.com, they‚ just posted my comparison review of Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Ben and I have been working on the two image-management and editing applications for quite some time, and it’s hard to say which one is the clear winner. Aperture is without a doubt the more polished and mature product: its… Read more »

Epson Stylus Pro 3800 reviewed

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Over on Macworld.com, I posted a short review regarding Epson‚Äôs latest professional-level printer, the 17-inch Stylus Pro 3800. The 3800 is a funny beast – it has the best print quality of any previous Epson printer, and it is priced in a place where it has no real competitor. There‚Äôs no roll-feed attachment – 17‚Äù… Read more »

Bruce Fraser dies at 52

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With great sadness, we heard this morning that our good friend, Bruce Fraser, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16. To many of us, Bruce was ‚ÄúMr. Photoshop‚Äù and/or ‚ÄúMr. Color Management.‚Äù He was the author or co-author of a number of the most successful computer titles of all time, including Real World Photoshop and Real… Read more »

First look at Photoshop CS3

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Ben’s first look at the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta is up on Macworld.com. In it, Ben talks about the performance improvements found in the Intel-native application, and offers some insight into a few of the key new features, including the non-destructive, “Smart Filters,” the enhanced selection and Rubber Stamp tools, and the Camera RAW 4.0… Read more »

Adobe to release Photoshop CS3 beta

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Adobe today announced the availability of a beta version of Photoshop CS3, which will be posted early tomorrow morning on the Adobe Labs site. The biggest news surrounding the beta is that it is Intel-native, which will thrill Mac users who have been using Photoshop CS2 in the Rosetta emulation mode on the new Intel… Read more »

HP Photosmart Pro B9180, Canon iPF5000 reviews posted

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Just a quick note to let you know that Macworld.com has posted my reviews of the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 and Canon ImagePROGRAF iPF5000 fine-art printers. There‚Äôs also a side piece on pigment vs. dye inks, and why one should care. While Ben and I thought the output from the Canon was quite good, the… Read more »