Adobe CS5 : the next generation suite

Adobe has released its CS5 suite of creative tools and to describe it  in a line “It’s mindlowing”. Of all the features advertised of its components the “Content Aware fill” effect of Photoshop CS5 is what attracted me the most. Click on <here> to know more about the new and nifty features of the Adobe CS5 suite.

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Footprints of Photoshop

The world famous Photoshop software which we use now started as a grayscale display. Developed by Thomas Knoll in 1987, this software has become a handy tool for animators as well newbies in the art of  image manipulation.

Here are some nice articles on the path taken by Photoshop to achieve this special place:

Photo editing made easy thru’ PhotoSketch


Some Chinese students have come out with a new image manipulation program that has created curiosity among the Photoshop users. This new software named PhotoSketch has been developed by Chinese students Tao Chen, Ming-Ming Cheng, Ping Tan, Ariel Shamir, and Shi-Min Hu at Tsinghua University and the National University of Singapore. PhotoSketch has been described “mind-blowing” by technology website Mashable.

Although online image search generates many inappropriate results, our system is able to automatically select suitable photographs to generate a high quality composition, using a filtering scheme to exclude undesirable images,…..We also provide a novel image blending algorithm to allow seamless image composition. Each blending result is given a numeric score, allowing us to find an optimal combination of discovered images. Experimental results show the method is very successful. ” : PhotoSketch team.

Watch this video on PhotoSketch.