Oh boy. And I thought that Apple will be supporting Flash in the next o.s. update. I am sure that I read an article about that. If so, then what is up with Microsoft meeting up with Adobe executives to discuss how the two companies might work together to take on Apple in the mobile industry, as well as a possible acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft.

One source indicates that representatives of the two companies discussed Apple’s refusal to support the viewing of Flash content on its mobile devices and how a partnership between the companies might offer them additional leverage against Apple’s gains in the sector.

A second source reveals that executives revisited the possibility of an acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft, a proposal that happened several years ago but got junked because it brought possible antitrust issues. But with Apple and Google’s growth in the mobile industry, the two companies think this may be the best time to do it.

And as usual, with that rumor floating around, Adobe’s stock did rise up. Nice work ;).

Noiseware is a high-performance noise suppression software tool designed to decrease or eliminate noise from digital photo or scanned images. Unlike most image processing software techniques that utilize simple methods (such as median filters) to treat digital noise in images, Noiseware features a sophisticated yet fast noise filtering algorithm.

Using the adaptive noise profile capability and sharpening function, Noiseware greatly reduces the visible noise while keeping the details in the images. I have used Noiseware as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and I tell you, it is one of my most used plugins because of its effectiveness in really removing noise in images while still leaving the subjects un-blurred.

I tried Topaz DeNoise but I prefer the results of Imagenomic NoiseWare even better. Well, way better. Plus, it is so easy to use. You can just use the pre-defined presets included or you can tweak the settings manually. Either way, the result is impressive.

Adobe Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you are perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds or organizing thousands.

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.

Version 3 has loads of new features like superior noise reduction, accelerated performance, lens correction, support for DSLR video files, Flickr integration, image watermarking, easy image importing, perspective correction, tethered shooting on select cameras and even film grain simulation.

What I find the most useful among the new features is its noise reduction. That saves me a lot of time since I use Lightroom first in adjusting a photo’s brightness before doing any retouch in Photoshop. I started using Lightroom when it was still version 2 and version 3 clearly does not disappoint.

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