Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am 59 years old today - when did THAT happen !?


I guess Google knows it is my birthday today.



... and ... you KNOW you have too many facebook friends when you inbox looks like this;

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Russell Brown new book is available now on Amazon


My aussie buddy and Photoshop imaging expert Russell Brown has new book (available on Amazon) that you might be interested in buying - I highly recommend it.

Paths To Artistic Imaging In Photoshop
How To Create Stunning Photographic Art From Capture to Processing.

No matter if you are a rank amature or a seasoned pro, Russell quickly shows you the result of an image modification and shares how it was achieved simply and quickly. Full of beautiful examples and a wide variety of different looks and styles, well worth the investment. I quickly understood and then used focus stacking literally minutes after I opened the book. Check out his work at www.russbrownart.com

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

See you at Print 13 in Chicago, Sept 8-12 2013

See PressWise at Print 13

We’re looking forward to Print 13 in Chicago next week, where we’ll be presenting some of the latest enhancements to PressWise, the all-in-one
web-to-print, MIS and workflow automation tool designed to eliminate touches from your workflow, so you can run your business more efficiently and profitably.

If you’re planning to visit Print 13, then please stop by the SmartSoft booth (#4640) and say hello! Our print experts will be there to discuss how to get the most out of your workflow and show some of the latest enhancements to PressWise.

See Us At: Booth 4640 (Prepress/Software Section)
When: Sept 8th-12th, 2013
Where:
Print 13, McCormick Place, Chicago

If you’d like to schedule a specific meeting time with us, just email us and we’ll arrange a 30-minute slot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I saw this post today on Quora

http://www.quora.com/APIs/In-baby-language-or-laymans-terms-what-is-an-API?share=1



By Katy LevinsonInstigator


she posted ( and i thought it was a most awesome post ! )

This is an API




This API takes circles, triangles, and squares and lets them into the box. It forces the user or client program to organize the inputs going into the box to the designer's liking, presumably so they're easier to work with.

If magic elves lived in the box, we could also have this API serve data out by having the elves push the shapes back out of the holes. This would be useful to the user/client program because now the outputs would come out in the way users expect them to. We would expect squares to come out of the square hole and not circles, and this example API would always do that.

APIs have many advantages. For security/sanity reasons, you generally do not want to not have a lid on your box. People could begin pushing star blocks or perhaps live sharks into the box, and this might be disagreeable to your magic elves. Conversely, perhaps one day you want to rearrange the insides of your box. This would be disagreeable to your users who would have to re-learn how to interface with your box. With this special lid on here, your users can not put anything in the box your elves do not like, and how you arrange the org chart of your magic elves inside remains inconsequential to your users.

In this way, an API forces structured data-based (or, in this example, block-based) exchanges between what the designer made and the outside world which wants to use it.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, November 23, 2012

Eric & Heather Thanksgiving 2012

My son Eric and his wonderful ( and beautiful! ) wife Heather 
celebrated their first Thanksgiving in their new house in Alden, NY.


Here Heather and Eric are holding my grandchildren Kayleigh and Jonas.