For articles, see F2 eZine Content Archive 5 - Jan - Mar 2001

Archive 5 January - March 2001

Industry News #1

Photo District News (PDN)

New Product News by Joseph Meehan with contributions by Fred Shippey.

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Books, Tapes and News Items

We highly recommend you visit PDN/PIX for updated product and
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Industry News #2 - Archive 5

Adobe Systems Named by FORTUNE as One of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for Second Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, Calif., (Dec. 12, 2000) (Nasdaq: ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated will be named in the January 8, 2001 issue of FORTUNE magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America, ranking 30th in an impressive list of companies who attract some of the nation's best and brightest employees. The rankings are currently available at

"Adobe is very proud of its culture and has always believed that employees are its most valuable asset," said Theresa Townsley, senior vice president of human resources for Adobe. "We are delighted to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to making Adobe an engaging, challenging and rewarding place to work.

According to our Survey’s Adobe PhotoShop is the most widely used creative program in Digital Photography. We will work on providing you information in the coming months about the different Adobe Products and we are also working on creating a Tech Corner. In the meantime, here is a list of the Adobe products that are useful in your work as a Photographer and programs for web authoring.

Adobe offers the industry's most integrated toolset for site design, production, and management. Move between tasks and applications with an intuitive, comprehensive workflow. Common commands, tools, palettes, and keyboard shortcuts ensure that you get started quickly and maximize your productivity.

Adobe Photoshop®is the Web's most widely used interface-design, image-editing, and graphics-optimization tool. Take photo design and production to exhilarating new heights with the world's leading image-editing software for print and the Web.

Adobe Illustrator® is the industry standard for creating vector artwork for Web graphics, animation, and site maps. Vector graphics,Create compelling artwork for print, presentations, and the Web with this industry-standard illustration software

Adobe® GoLive™ lets you build and manage Web sites, including data-driven e-commerce sites, efficiently and professionally. Create and manage cutting-edge Web sites with the innovative visual-design tools in this Web authoring program

Adobe LiveMotion™ adds animation and interactivity to your Web graphics.
Launch your creativity into orbit with the intuitive solution for professional Web graphics and animation.

Web Collection
Design and manage world-class Web sites with this cost-effective suite: GoLive™, Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Live Motion ™.
Adobe SVG Viewer Scalable Vector Graphics
The future of Web graphics has arrived: view the W3C's new Scalable Vector Graphics content with this free browser addition.

Adobe After Effects® Animation & special effects
Create sophisticated motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web.

Adobe Premiere®Digital video
Produce broadcast-quality movies for video, film, multimedia, and the Web with this professional digital video-editing software.

Adobe Dynamic Media Collection
Put your ideas in motion with four power-packed multimedia applications in one cost-effective suite: Adobe Premiere®, After Effects®, Photoshop®, and Illustrator®.

Adobe Acrobat®
Convert electronic documents into Adobe PDF files that can be viewed, annotated, and printed on any computer.

Adobe Acrobat® Reader™
View and print Adobe PDF files on all major computer platforms with this freely distributable software utility. Purchase a CD-ROM that contains all 54 languages and platforms, or download individual versions for free.

Adobe Type Library
Put your best font forward with the world's broadest selection of high-quality typefaces - 2,500 strong and still growing.

Third-party plug-ins
Enhance your favorite Adobe software with additional special effects, productivity tools, and other add-ons from select companies. Copyright ©2000 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

List of Current Versions

Adobe GoLive™ 5.0
Adobe LiveMotion™ 1.0
Adobe Illustrator® 9.0
Adobe Photoshop® 6.0
Adobe PageMill®
Adobe Streamline™ 4.0
Adobe SVG Viewer 1.0
Adobe Acrobat©4.0

Adobe After Effects® 4.1
Adobe Premiere® 6.0
Adobe Photoshop® 6.0
Adobe Dynamic Media Collection

Adobe Photoshop® 6.0
Adobe Photoshop® Limited Edition 5.0
Adobe PhotoDeluxe® Home Edition 4.0 Win
Adobe PhotoDeluxe® 2.0 Mac
Adobe PhotoDeluxe® Business Edition 1.0 Win
Adobe ActiveShare™


Industry News #3 - Archive 5

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FRESH LISTS database and mailing lists are specially designed for photographers and illustrators to reach clients that buy photography and illustration services on a consistent basis. Fresh Lists builds the most updated mailing list systems available by maintaining regular contact with all the agencies, design studios and magazines contained in the database.

Women in Photography International uses Fresh Lists and loves it! It's a great program and Fresh Lists' owner, Karen Hansen, helps you every step of the way as you are building your mailing list or database.

FRESH LISTS delivers the latest data in an easy to use format. Using FileMaker Pro User for both Macintosh and Windows, FRESH LISTS gives you the most popular database program to help you fully manage your contacts.

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The FRESH LISTS Source Directory is a new and innovated database directory for the market today.

The companies included on the directory offer their services and products to commercial photographers, who often recommend these companies themselves. Order the Source Directory and import it to your FRESH LISTS database. You are now able to access valuable information about specific companies right there on your computer screen. With up to 3 pages describing the service/product and endless ways of searching the database - you are able to pull information up in seconds.

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FRESH LISTS updates the lists twice a year in July / August to get ready for a new mailing after the summer is over and in December / January to be ready for the new year. We cannot stress the importance of updating regularly. This is the reason that FRESH LISTS is in business. Don't spend endless hours on the phone calling your contacts to find out that they have moved, changed company name etc. Let us do this time consuming task for you!
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Industry News #4 - Archive 5

FOTOBIZ -fotoQuote

The creators of fotoQuote have announced the release of FOTOBIZ the first affordable and easy to use business management software designed expressly for the freelance photographer. FotoBiz automates the process of creating and tracking photographic assignments, stock photography submissions and invoicing-accounts receivable. There is an Image Log to keep track of the photographs in your file and a Gear module to keep track of your equipment.

FotoBiz creates over 100 documents:

  • Forms
  • Labels
  • Reports
  • Thirty letters help you deal with contracts, submissions, late or lost images, collections, thank you notes, and more.

A complete business aid CD targeted to the independent freelance photographer. FotoBiz also integrates the all new version of fotoQuote 4.0 with Assignment and Stock pricing. Retail price of fotoBiz is $299.95. (Call to see if they have extended their discount program on upgrades)

Contact: Cradoc Corp.
PO Box 1310, Point Roberts WA 98281.
Phone: 1-800-679-0202 or 206-842-4030 Fax: 1-206-842-1381.
Web page:


For articles, see F2 eZine Content Archive 5 - Jan - Mar 2001