Join Stephen Johnson for his Fall and Winter Workshops

Stephen Johnson Photography Workshops 2012

Fine Art Digital Printing Hands-on

September 8-11, 2012

Raw From Raw: Still Life Studio Hands-on Photography Workshop with Stephen Johnson
September 23, 2012

Photographers & Photoshop Series
Photoshop CS6 and Photographers
Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2012

Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra
October 13-16, 2012

Beauty in Photography: Inspiration and Composition
November 3, 2012

Fine Art Digital Printing Hands-on
November 10-13, 2012

Pt. Lobos and Carmel
December 1-3, 2012

Death Valley in Winter (full moon)
January 24-27, 2013

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ImagePrint 9.0 and Mountain Lion

OSX 10.8 Ready!OSX 10.8

As you probably know, Apple recently released OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. We’re happy to announce that ImagePrint 9.0 is fully compatible with the new release! However there are a few things you should do to ensure ImagePrint and the new OS play nicely together.
Only ImagePrint 9 works with OSX 10.8. If you have a previous version, please contact our sales side for details on upgrading.

After Updating your OS, update your ImagePrint 9.0 too!
As with any operating system update, if you update the OS on a computer already running ImagePrint 9.0 you will need to download and run our Easy Updater to replace any system files the OS update overwrote. (Do this even if you are already on the most current ImagePrint 9 build.) You can get the ImagePrint 9.0 Easy Updater from ColorByte’s Technical Support page. Just download the Easy Updater for Macintosh, then double-click it to run it. No need to reinstall your printers or re-license the software.
Important: Only run the 9.0 updater if you have a valid ImagePrint 9.0 license! For details on updating from a previous version of ImagePrint, contact our sales dept.

Let ImagePrint through the Gate!
If you find that ImagePrint (or any ImagePrint related application) is blocked from opening after installing Mountain Lion, it’s Apple’s new GateKeeper trying to keep you safe from unknown programs. Please read the below information to allow the software to run and not be blocked in the future.

Mountain Lion has a new feature called GateKeeper that prevents unauthorized programs from launching. You may see a warning when launching ImagePrint for the first time after installing OS 10.8 telling you that the software is unauthorized to run. To allow software to launch in such a case, right click the application (or control click it) and choose Open in the menu that appears. You’ll then get a dialog with an Open button. Click the Open button and ImagePrint will launch. That’s it! ImagePrint will no longer be blocked from running in the future.

The same procedure applies to any other program or utility you wish to run, such as our Easy Updater, our Installer or our Profile Manager. — Just Right click it when opening for the first time after installing Mountain Lion, choose Open, then click the Open button in the dialog that appears.

If you find you can’t launch Spoolface by clicking the Spoolface icon at the top of the ImagePrint dashboard, you’ll need to manually open it once to tell GateKeeper to allow it.
In the Macintosh Finder navigate to the Spool folder within the ImagePrint folder (in Applications) and right click the Spoolface application. Choose Open in the menu, then click Open in the dialog box that appears.

Chasing The Light with Ed Riddell and Jon Stuart

After more than 35 years of teaching photography workshops in Jackson Hole and the Tetons, photographers Edward Riddell and Jon Stuart are once again joining forces to offer one of their legendary photography workshops.

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Chasing The Light with Ed Riddel and Jon Stuart

Dates:  Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012*
*with Optional Add-On Day (Monday, October 1) for printing and image manipulation instruction at Ed Riddell’s studio.

Price: $990 for 4-day workshop plus $250 for optional add-on day. (Maximum of 8 students for add-on day.)

Maximum number of students: 16 students (minimum of six)

Prerequisites: None (all ability levels welcome)

Payment: $495 non-refundable deposit to reserve spot in class, balance due by September 1st.

Transportation and Lodging: Participants will meet in Jackson at a predetermined location before each field session and carpool to locations. Students are responsible for their own meals and lodging.

For more details visit the workshop web site at:   Chasing The Light

Come see us in Toronto at ProFusion 2012!

June 13, 2012 1 comment

ProFusion Pro imaging Expo 2012
ProFusion 2012 is Canada’s largest pro imaging expo, taking place June 19th and 20th at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Come see John Pannozzo, President of ColorByte Software, at booth #1614. He’ll be showing off the latest features of ImagePrint 9 and answering any questions you may have on printing, color management and the benefits of using ImagePrint in your workflow.

If you want to learn more about the innovations of imaging, ProFusion is the event you don’t want to miss! It is unique among Canadian imaging tradeshows in the way it showcases equipment and workshop presenters that appeal to professionals and serious hobbyists alike.   And, if you click the above link, tickets to the event are free! ($10.00 if you purchase at the door).

For more info, click the picture above or this link:   ProFusion 2012 Pro Imaging Expo

See you there!

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Two Exciting Summer Print Workshops From Craig Stevens

Craig Stevens is a photographer, printmaker and educator. He has taught, written and lectured extensively on the subjects of art and education and is currently a Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design. This will be Craig’s 38th year at the Workshops.

Both to be held at the Maine Media Workshops.

Personal Vision and the Expressive Digital Print will be held July 22-28

Experimental Digital Printmaking Workshop will be offered August 12-18.

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Eric Meola’s New Book, Born to Run Revisited

photographs © Eric Meola 2012

When we got back on the road, the sky had gone black and the wind had come up. I photographed some more, including a shot of Bruce in front of the car, leaning on the hood—a long, thin, dusty dirt road going off in the distance behind him, disappearing over Battle Mountain. It began to rain and flashes of lightning filled the valley floor. It was one of those moments that stay with you to the grave. There was that strong, fresh smell of ozone after lightning has cleared the air, and the feel of moisture mixed with dry desert wind—something I had felt only once before.

– Eric

Born to Run Revisited by Eric Meola

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Borders and Frames – What’s the difference?

ImagePrint 9 has two ways of adding a decorative edge to prints:  Borders (using the Borders Browser) and Frames. Though they sound similar, they’re actually quite different in the effects they can achieve.  Still, it can be a bit confusing as to which tool does what and when to use it.  So here’s a quick rundown on how these two “edgy” features work:

Frames – quick and easy

Frames are simple:  A solid rectangle surrounding an image. Adding one is as simple as right-clicking an image, choosing “Add Background” and clicking FRAME in the window that appears.  Next you specify the distance from the edge of the image, thickness and color, click OK and BAM:  You have a nice frame around your image.  If you want to get a bit more complex you can also specify a matte area between the image’s edge and the interior frame edge.  This matte area can be filled with a solid color or left transparent, opening the door to lots of design options.  (For instance, try placing a framed image with a transparent matte over another image–the underlying image will show through the matted area giving you a unique, personalized frame).

Borders – edges and more

Borders are a bit more complex.  Instead of being limited to rectangular shapes generated by ImagePrint, borders are actually images themselves.  You can create these border images yourself or purchase pre-made packages from companies that specialize in artistic borders.

Just a couple of things to keep in mind about these border files: They need to be in PhotoShop PSD format, 8 bit.  And…each border file needs to match the aspect ratio (in other words, the shape) of the images you plan to apply it to or some part of the image will be cropped to fit.  Also, size matters–when you apply an border file to an image, the image will be resized to match the size of the border file.  Choose to apply an 8×10 border to a 4×5 image and you’ll end up with an 8×10 bordered image (you can resize it afterward though using ImagePrint’s normal scaling tools).

Once you have them, border files need to be placed in the Borders folder within your ImagePrint folder.  Then you can select them from the Border Browser (available under ImagePrint’s View menu).

Double-click a border from the Border Browser to apply it to an image.  The original image will show through the transparent areas of the border file while the non-transparent parts of the border will overlay it.  This allows for effects such as sloppy or ragged borders (simply create a PSD file with the edge you want to achieve and all other areas transparent).  Borders can also be used for effects that aren’t really “borders” at all–like placing your logo in the bottom corner of photographs or creating cards with transparent areas for people’s faces, or… well, the possibilities are almost endless.

So… Frames or Borders–which to use?

It depends on your needs.  Want a simple, colored rectangle around your image, maybe with a matte interior?  Frames are the way to go.  Need an artistic, ragged edge or vignette effect, or an easy way to apply a static graphic effect or logo to images?  You should be looking at Borders.

Need more information?  Frames are discussed in much more detail in the ImagePrint 9 User’s Guide (chapter 13).  Borders are discussed in chapter 11.

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