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Check Out Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan For Apple Devices

The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan app can transform everyday photos into amazing looking art work just by using the iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

If you enjoy taking pictures with your Apple devices and would like to enhance them, the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan may be just for you. The Adobe plan comes with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, this photography app can assist with everything one will need to organize, enhance, and share photos like a pro. The plan also gives you connected mobile apps and services that make it easy to have fun with your photos on the go.

The Lightroom CC organizes your photos and fine-tune lighting, punch up colors, remove haze, straighten tilted horizons, and allows for other quick fixes. Any changes made are all automatically sync across to the users’ devices making sure the latest versions of updated photos are accessible no matter where you go.

Next, users can transform their photos with Photoshop CC, which can assist in removing unwanted content, combine multiple photos to make something new, create blurs that look realistic, add text, and there’s still more which can be used with Photoshop CC. Using the Creative Cloud Photography plan services users can easily showcase photos in great looking portfolio websites, social graphics, web stories, and animated videos.

Some quick highlights regarding this plan are: access, edit, and enhance photos anywhere using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Make dark, dull-looking photos bright and vibrant, users can make an adjustment to exposure, color, tone, contrast, and much more. Capture photos in DNG raw format for maximum creative flexibility, easy way of keeping track of all photo shots and organize them all in one place by where they were taken, or who’s in the photo, etc. Remove distracting objects such as power lines, or dust spots, and haze. Users can also cut out, combine and blend photos to create sophisticated multilayered images. Create detailed full-panorama images by putting together multiple images using Lightroom CC.

The package cost $119.95, which also includes one-year subscription with full access to Creative Cloud Photography Plan features. To purchase visit:

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Adobe will kill off Flash in 2020

Flash’s demise continues unabated with yesterday’s news that its maker Adobe will be winding down development and distribution of the Flash plugin and related software at the end of 2020.

Acknowledging that most browser vendors today are integrating capabilities once provided by the resource-hungry Flash and Shockwave plugins directly into their browsers and deprecating plugins, Adobe’s confirmed it’s now planning to end-of-life Flash.

“Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to the open formats” such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly, reads Adobe’s statement.

The company will continue issuing regular security patches through the end of 2020 to maintain compatibility while adding features and capabilities “as needed”.

So, how does this affect you?

Folks who regularly visit websites that have migrated from Flash to open web standards shouldn’t notice much difference. If a website continues to use Adobe’s plugin, and you give it explicit permission to run Flash, it will continue working through the end of 2020.

Apple wrote on its WebKit blog that for its users the transition from Flash began in 2010 when Flash was no longer pre-installed on Macs. “Apple is working with Adobe, industry partners and developers to complete this transition,” wrote the iPhone maker.

Flash Player poses a major security risk due to a bunch of vulnerabilities that expose your Mac to malware and other attacks. Thankfully, you can safely remove Flash Player from your computer because most websites do not use it anymore.

TUTORIAL: How to remove Adobe Flash from your Mac

Apple reminded developers that Safari’s WebKit rendering engine features a number of modern technologies for interactive experiences that don’t require a plugin, like:

  • HTML Video and Media Source Extensions support a wide range of video experiences, including short clips, longer content and live streaming.
  • HTML Canvas and WebGL provide fast, dynamic graphics for games and interactive experiences.
  • CSS Transitions and Animations add polished animations to web interfaces.
  • WebRTC enables real-time peer-to-peer video.
  • WebAssembly allows games and other compute-intensive applications to run faster.

Facebook said it’s working with its partners to come up with a migration path for developers that use Flash to power their games on Facebook.

Google said that three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today, usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline, the search giant added.

Microsoft called it the end of an era, saying it will gradually phase out Flash support across its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers ahead of the cutoff date. The process began already for Edge with Click-to-Run for Flash in Windows 10 Creators Update.

And finally, browser maker Mozilla has updated its ​published roadmap​ for Flash in Firefox.

“Starting next month, users will choose which websites are able to run the Flash plugin,” it said. Flash will be disabled by default “for most users” of the Firefox browser in 2019.

“In order to preserve user security, once Flash is no longer supported by Adobe security patches, no version of Firefox will load the plugin,” reads Mozilla’s blog post.

Flash’s death couldn’t have come sooner: for 20 years, Adobe’s proprietary plugin has powered games, videos and apps on the web, sending our notebook’s fans into overdrive and contributing greatly to the battery drain. Safari on macOS Sierra and later disables the Flash plugin by default, requiring explicit approval on each website before running Flash.

The fact that Flash was never supported by iOS, the world’s most popular operating system, has certainly helped doom Adobe’s software and hasten its demise, especially given the size and appealing demographics of iOS users.

Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs famously disparaged Adobe’s technology back in April 2010 via his highly controversial open letter, innocently titled “Thoughts on Flash”.

Steve’s letter, still available on Apple’s website, was in response to Adobe’s public criticism of Apple for omitting the technology from its iOS products. It sent the stubborn Photoshop maker through the roof, prompting it to port the Flash Player to the rival Android platform.

Six years ago, Adobe stopped developing Flash Player for Android.

I’m sure that somewhere Apple’s late co-founder is grinning from ear to ear.

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Lightroom for iOS gains selective brush editing, all-new iPad interface & more

Adobe today updated Lightroom for iPhone and Lightroom for iPad on App Store with some key new features aimed at making editing on the go easier than ever. You can now use a new brush feature to selectively paint in enhancements to any part of your images.

The selective brush option extends to the eraser tool, allowing you to selectively erase both the linear and radial gradients. And if your device has 3D Touch, like iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, you can even vary the effect by just pressing softer or harder as you paint.

iPad Pro users working with an Apple Pencil get the same pressure-sensing to apply more or less of the effect. You’ll also notice a new Details tab within the app where you can add the finishing touches to images by controlling noise and enhancing image details.

The in-app camera now supports a new Show Highlight Clipping feature that shows you the over-exposed areas prior to capture, which lets you adjust the exposure or composition in camera. Lightroom for iOS also packs in an improved virtual level via the in-app camera with haptic feedback and support for latest cameras and lenses.

Last but not least, Lightroom for iPad now features a revamped interface, shown top of post, designed for the tablet’s larger canvas. According to Adobe, the app makes editing via iPad a serious option as a laptop replacement for any photographer.

Download Lightroom for iPhone and iPad free in App Store.

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Digital Offers: Master photography with Adobe for only $49!

There's a lot more to photography than just snapping a photo. You might not get the lighting quite right the first time around or you may have forgotten to white balance and now the bride's gown is green instead of white. Adobe Creative Suite is the industry standard for photo correction and has a plethora of photography tools to help you correct photos. But, it can be quite complicated to learn on your own.

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The best way to go is to take some courses on the Adobe photography products. This way, you get step-by-step training on how to perform all the usual corrections that photographers make to their work before presenting it to their clients.

Adobe Systems offers a series of 13 online courses that are aimed at taking you from the basics to the truly advanced photo correction tools that separate the real photographers from the uncles at birthday parties who have no idea how to deal with red-eye.

These courses range from a broad "how-to" of Photoshop to career-specific streams, like wedding photography and travel photography. A diploma in photography from a college might run you thousands of dollars when all is said and done. If you were to purchase these courses directly from Adobe, they'd cost $933. Right now, through iMore Offers, you can become an Adobe photography pro for only $49 – a savings of 94%!

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If you want to follow through on your photos and give them the time and attention to detail that your work is worth, then you need to learn the photography tools that Adobe has to offer, and there's no better way to learn them than through these online courses straight from Adobe. And we want to help, so don't pay as much for these courses as you would for a DSLR – pay only $49, right now at iMore Offers!

Adobe Unveils Free ‘Adobe Scan’ Optical Character Recognition App

Adobe today announced the launch of Adobe Scan, a new Optical Character Recognition (OCR) app that's able to scan documents and convert printed text into digital text in a matter of seconds.

Unlike most OCR apps on the market, Adobe Scan is free to use, with no watermarks or page limits, and it's optimized for capturing multi-page documents.

The app works by capturing a picture of what a user wants to scan, from notes and forms to receipts and business cards. Adobe Scan detects the edges of a document, captures and cleans the image, fixes perspective, removes shadows, and then uses image recognition to detect and convert printed text.

Scans are converted into Adobe PDFs that can be searched, highlighted, copied, edited, marked up, and shared with other users.

"Adobe Scan represents a radical reimagination of how to capture your most important document content," said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. "Adobe invented PDF creation for PCs, and with Adobe Scan we're doing the same for a mobile-first world. As part of Adobe Document Cloud, new apps like Adobe Scan integrate with services in Adobe Sign andAcrobat DC, offering a modern document experience with unprecedented value to our customers."
Adobe Scan is powered by the company's Adobe Sensei image processing technology. Scans captured by the app are stored in the Adobe Document Cloud, also free to use, and are accessible across desktop and mobile devices, and it works with Acrobat DC and Adobe Sign.

Adobe Sign is also gaining new features, including cloud-based digital signatures, cross-device signature capture, customizable email templates, and more.

Adobe Scan is available for download starting today on iOS and Android devices. [Direct Link]

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