Lightroom 5.3 is Out!

Are you a Lightroom user? You’ll be pleased to know Lightroom 5.3 has been released! Lightroom 5 has been a rocky road for some users, and we’re aware some of you may have simply set it aside and gone back to version 4. If that describes you, fire up your updater and grab the latest … Continue Reading

CS5.5 and Photographers

Adobe has released Creative Suite 5.5, leading to many photographers asking whether they need to upgrade. If you’re only using Photoshop or Photoshop Lightroom, the answer’s easy: Nope. Photoshop and Lightroom are entirely untouched. If you own any Creative Suite edition (Web, Design, Premium, etc.), or any non-Photoshop-family individual products, you may want to investigate … Continue Reading

Photoshop CS Owner? It’s upgrade time.

On Monday, April 12th, Adobe’s having a huge event to announce the forthcoming release of Creative Suite 5. For users of CS2 through CS4, it’s a great opportunity to see what they’ll have the option of upgrading to. For users of the original Creative Suite programs—whether you call them CS or version 8.0—it’s a ticking … Continue Reading

Alien Skin Offers Discounts, Help for Haiti

Alien Skin, purveyors of fine plugins like Exposure, Bokeh, and Blow Up, is running a 20% off sale—on everything—from now until the end of February. While 20% off sounds good to begin with, there’s an extra kicker: Alien Skin is donating 10% of their profits this month to relief efforts in Haiti. If you’ve been … Continue Reading

Aperture 3 Now Available

Apple today released Aperture 3, an upgrade to their Aperture cataloging and raw processing software. By Apple’s numbers it boasts over 200 new features, and some of them are definitely keeping the competition alive between Aperture and Lightroom. Aperture 3 retains the pricing of the previous version, $199 for the full version and $99 for … Continue Reading

Adobe, Education, and You

Disclaimer: Panachroma is an Adobe partner in the United States of America, and the following information applies only to US customers. Adobe policy varies by territory, with most territories forbidding both upgrading and commercial use of education versions. For customers outside of the US, please consult your local Adobe office for upgrade and usage restrictions. … Continue Reading