Volumes of information at the recent 2018 LDV Vision Summit did not disappoint. Here's a brief recap:
The 2018 edition of the LDV Vision Summit was, like its four predecessors, a refreshing display of creative ingenuity, stunning engineering and brilliant problem-solving. With successive keynotes never longer than 5 minutes each, subtlety interrupted by more extended fire chats or panels, there is no room for boredom. Even if a topic or speaker might not be in your field of interest, it is not long before another will keep you glued to your chair and wanting to know more. Which, thanks to the casual and friendly networking, is not hard to do. Speakers are all available to explain more if needed and do business, if appropriate. No superstars here leaving in limos the minute they step out the stage. Instead, a succession of people passionate about their work as much as the audience.
I’m delighted to announce that the beta of the 64-bit-native Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 has been posted to Adobe Labs. Everyone is free to download the beta build and try it for 30 days, while customers of Lightroom 1.x are free to use it for the duration of the beta program. (This build expires Aug. 31.)
Adobe Photoshop Project Manager John Nack previewed the "Content-Aware Fill" feature that will make its way into the Photoshop CS5 later this year. The Content-Aware Fill allows operators to remove parts of the scene without laborious retouching. The implications for image security, watermark removal, and creative expression are enormous.
How should photographers, photo buyers and the industry greet this new technology? And what are its implications, both good and bad?