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Fri, 21 October 2005 09:49 Go to next message
Conrad (Advanced Photoshop user)
Hi,

I'm wondering how much stretch of the imagination it would be to ponder
Apple's intent (deep in the ultra-secretive Cupertino labs) of
producing Aperture Elements for home users?

Also, since some Apple products are cross-platformed (i.e.,QuickTime) -
will Aperture (professional version) be offered on the Windows
platform? There might be sufficient businsess gain for Apple to do
that.

Remember, that Adobe's Photoshop 1 came out in 1990 first on the Mac
platform. Only later did it arrive for Windows users. I wonder what
percentage of current Adobe Photoshop programs are sold to Mac and
Windows users today?

I'm not sure how these business (money) decisions are made. Perhaps the
marketing experts can answer that.

Best,

Conrad
Fri, 21 October 2005 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roberto (Photoshop expert)
The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has
already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if Apple
keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the Mac.

People always accuse Microsoft of being a monopoly, which they are. But,
then so is Apple and they are only getting to be worse.

The big difference seems to be that we Windows user's know Microsoft is a
monopoly. But, Apple users can't seem to see the forest for the trees.

Robert
Fri, 21 October 2005 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lorem Ipsum (Photoshop expert)
"HornBlower" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has
> already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if
> Apple keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the
> Mac.

What important product does Adobe not make for the Mac?
Fri, 21 October 2005 23:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Fitzgerald (Photoshop begginer)
Well "Elements" is an Adobe line, Aperture is Apple. So you won't see
that. And I don't think they'd offer Aperture as a lower, home version,
since most of it's features are based for the pro market. How many
regular home users have cameras that support RAW, let alone need an
application to manage them.
Sat, 22 October 2005 05:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barry Pearson (Photoshop expert)
Andrew Fitzgerald wrote:
> Well "Elements" is an Adobe line, Aperture is Apple. So you won't see
> that. And I don't think they'd offer Aperture as a lower, home version,
> since most of it's features are based for the pro market. How many
> regular home users have cameras that support RAW, let alone need an
> application to manage them.

A growing number! I know a number of people who use PS Elements and its
raw capability.

At the moment, raw shooting appears to be complicated and focused on
users of expensive cameras, hence what you say. But Adobe (and perhaps
others) intend to change that. The DNG "brand" should gradually make
DNG appear more mainsteam over time. Cheaper cameras are likely to
offer DNG as an option, once DNG becomes something that
less-experienced photographers can have confidence in.

DNG is intended to do for raw shooting what TWAIN did for connecting
scanners to other products. Instead of worrying about the details of
interworking, "all" you really need to know is whether your scanner and
photo-editor support TWAIN. And they often will, because it makes sense
for all parties. In years to come, all that will matter is whether your
various products support DNG, and if they do much of the mystery will
go away.

I believe the Ricoh GR Digital and the Samsung Pro815 are just the
first of the cheaper cameras that will output DNG, and then more home
users will end up with cameras that support raw, but branded DNG. I
don't know how many home users will use non-DNG raw in future. But DNG
ought to replace TIFF in cameras, and become as viable as JPEG for
users who want to do a bit of work themselves.

--
Barry Pearson
http://www.barry.pearson.name/photography/
http://www.birdsandanimals.info/
Sat, 22 October 2005 12:12 Go to previous message
Clyde (Photoshop expert)
Lorem Ipsum wrote:
> "HornBlower" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:%tb6f.342$te3.5085@typhoon.sonic.net...
>
>>The only thing Apple is doing is cutting out the compitition. Adobe has
>>already decided to not make some of their products for the Mac and if
>>Apple keeps going they will stop development of even more software for the
>>Mac.
>
>
> What important product does Adobe not make for the Mac?
>
>

Movie editing software. Premiere is no longer available for OS X. This
was a result of Final Cut Pro coming out from Apple.

Clyde
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