Adobe APAC Education Leadership Forum 2012 ~ Post Events


Hey Everyone, was caught up with the Adobe APAC Education Leadership Forum 2012 held in Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on the 30th March 2012 and it was totally AWESOME. Everyone had a great eye-opener as to how various schools from around the APAC region are adopting and implementing Adobe’s technologies in the classroom and on campus.

It was a jam packed agenda with much knowledge sharing from both the Higher Education (HED) & K-12 markets. If you were not able to attend, feel free to head down to the following URLs to check out the presentation decks & pictures.

POST EVENT PRESENTATIONS
http://www.adobe-eduforum.com/sg/post.html

POST EVENT PICTURES
http://www.adobe-eduforum.com/sg/postpics.html

Adobe Shadow: Optimizing Web Experiences Across Mobile Browsers


Quoted from blogs.adobe.com, posted by Vanessa Rios

Today we’re thrilled to introduce to you a brand new offering – Adobe Shadow Labs Release 1, which enables Web developers and designers to work faster and more efficiently by streamlining preview and customization of websites for mobile devices.

Adobe Shadow aims to alleviate the time and stress of working on websites across mobile browsers. Web pros can wirelessly pair multiple smartphones and tablets with their computer and simultaneously view real-time previews of Web content across multiple iOS and Android devices, quickly seeing refreshed website designs with live updates.  Adobe Shadow’s synchronized browsing nearly eliminates the need to touch the device, but still provides a true, on-device experience.

We’re really excited to deliver Shadow and start simplifying the pain points of previewing, inspecting and presenting mobile Web content. We encourage Web Pros to download the free Labs Release 1 of Adobe Shadow available now at http://adobe.com/go/shadow and provide the team with feedback. To learn more about Adobe Shadow, visit the blog.

Catch Adobe Shadow in action below.

Lightroom 4 Now Available!!!


Quoted from Photoshop.com Blog by Cari Gushiken

The Lightroom team thanks you – all the photographers out there that downloaded Lightroom 4 Beta and provided us with comments and feedback. Lightroom 4 Beta was about validating the work that was done to leverage performance and image quality enhancements, like the ability to geotag photos and view them on a map, the new book module or entirely new features like enhanced video support. The community response was fantastic and we’ve made over 800 tweaks in response to your feedback.

Lightroom 4 is now feature complete and final. In this video, Julieanne Kost Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist shares some of the new enhancements in Lightroom 4:

If you’ve had a chance to check out Lightroom 4 Beta, you probably have played with the enhanced Develop module and all of its powerful new tools, like:

  • Adjustment controls that maximize dynamic range from cameras, recover exceptional shadow details and highlights.
  • Improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast
  • Additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance
  • Presets that take advantage of new processing technology for speedy results
  • Soft proofing that helps photographers tune images in a destination color space to ensure content looks its best.
  • Ability to email images directly from Lightroom using an email account of your choice

After editing and adjusting images, the next step is to find a way to showcase them.  A professionally bound book with high quality paper is a great way to highlight your photographic work. Lightroom 4 has built in tools to create them with text controls and a variety of easy-to-use templates, as well as a direct link for publishing your photo book with Blurb.

The intuitive Map module lets you pin photos to locations and easily import your geotagged photos. Seeing your photos on a Map can sometimes help you evoke memories of incredible vacations and favorite photo shoots.  At the very least, the new Map module will make organizing your photos more easy and fun.

Now, native video support allows you to play, trim and extract frames from video clips shot on DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones. Video-specific presets and many standard Lightroom image adjustment controls can be applied to video clips, and adjusted videos can be exported as a H.264 file or published directly to Facebook or Flickr.

Download Lightroom 4 today for Mac and Windows and tell us what you love about it. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more updates and information and watch videos about the new features on our YouTube channel.

We hope you enjoy Lightroom 4!

Adobe Asia Pacific Education Leadership Forum 2012


We are on the cusp of a new era in education as institutions today are exploring new ways to better prepare students for the future workplace. The strategic focus has now shifted on utilizing next-generation tools like tablets, e-textbooks and cloud computing to empower educators to deliver richer classroom experiences and more personalized learning environments while lowering costs. Throughout the day, various thought leaders will be sharing their thoughts around these topics.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to explore key trends in education including e-Textbooks, online classroom, mobile devices, tablet technology and campus moves to the cloud.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Transformation of the pedagogical paradigm – Latest technology trends in education
• Integrating Digital Communication and creativity tools
• Engaging with digital natives
• Success Stories from around Asia Pacific

Click HERE to find out more and register.