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Software Review: Xara Designer Pro X11


(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Xara Designer Pro X11 is an all-in-one design tool that handles bit maps, vector illustration, photo editing, page layout, and website design/publishing. It combines the features found in Xara’s stand-alone products — Xara Web Designer 11 Premium, Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 –…

AdobeMAX: Sneaks, and ‘Parks and Recreation’ Star Nick Offerman


Attendees at AdobeMAX love Sneaks. AdobeMAX brings together users of Adobe software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat, with the engineers, developers, and managers responsible for improving and supporting the software. Sneaks, which was co-hosted this year by Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, demonstrates currently in-development technology, which may or may not work its way into products.

Interdrone: Smile for the Drone – Trends in Aerial Cinematography

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) In Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson’s character Norma Desmond says, “Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!… All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” ”Now there is one more element to that mix: drones. And that close-up can pull back, rise up into the…

NAB 2015: Get in the Creative Cloud – Adobe has Candy

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) In preparation for announcements at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 11-15, computer software company Adobe Systems previewed its new and enhanced Creative Cloud product line to the press. And it shared Candy. Candy is one of a series of products and upgrades designed to unify the individual and group…