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Old Jun 26, 2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hi All

I just got the shock of my life!! I just Found out that Adobe has purchased Pixelmatic. And they are discontinuing RSP. RSE will still Be around only Till the new Adobe Lightroom is Available.

This Stinks, I dislike ACR. Just Does not flow right To me. At least i can still use RSP and now maybe i will try Silkypix.
I read somewhere that Silkypix Will be included with the New Pentax models.

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Old Jun 26, 2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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BK - I use Silkypix and like it very much. Even the free version works well. I was using RSE, but like the color rendition better in Silkypix. To each his own though. Both the Mariposa Lilies in the thread "the prettiest of the pretty" were done in Silkypix. It's definately worth a try - Bruce
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I've been using Picasa (by Google) and have mentioned it a couple of times on this forum. I'm very pleased with the ease of use and functionality. It works well as a RAW convertor as well as an editor. Would be interested in the feedback from others who have given it a try. Jay
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 8:22 AM   #4
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BK - I use Silkypix and like it very much. Even the free version works well. I was using RSE, but like the color rendition better in Silkypix. To each his own though. Both the Mariposa Lilies in the thread "the prettiest of the pretty" were done in Silkypix. It's definately worth a try - Bruce
Thanks -Bruce

I Downloaded the trial version last night and will give it a try.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 8:37 AM   #5
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I've tried Picasa to see how it handles raw files and I haven't been too pleased with the results. It does not handle colors accurately and if you use the sharpen filter it really oversharpens. On top of that, you can only export it to a jpeg. If you want ease of use just use auto in PPL and convert straight to jpeg.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 8:38 AM   #6
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From Adobe:

Pixmantec's raw processing technology will be integrated into Lightroom and other Adobe products. RawShooter Premium will be discontinued although the Essential edition will continue to be available and support for existing RawShooter customers will be available from Adobe.
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I just hope that by aquiring raw shooter, that Adobe will improve ACR, and that it will be available as a download for all of us CS2 users.
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Just thought I would bump this as I have received email.



Dear RawShooter!


As you may have noticed, Adobe Systems Inc. recently acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec. Pixmantec's technology and expertise will be incorporated into Adobe's products. Specifically, some of Pixmantec's raw processing technology will be incorporated into Adobe's raw processing engine which is shared by Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. We, the founders of Pixmantec, will join the Adobe team, integrating our expertise into their products, and continuing to be able to serve the photographic community.

As the founders of Pixmantec, we'd like to express how gratifying it has been to see the level of support and praise we have managed to gain through the introduction of the RawShooter product line to the market. We had a vision of making top-notch raw processing capabilities truly accessible to a wide audience of photographers, and the number of devoted users that developed tells us that we made significant progress towards that goal.

Nevertheless, we also saw that we were not the only company recognizing the need for specialized photography workflow software. Specifically, Adobe a company we have always admired had for some time been working on their own workflow solution, which was announced as the Lightroom public beta program in January of this year. When we met with the folks from Adobe, we found that the admiration was mutual, and that our visions for the customer were very well aligned. Ultimately, we saw the opportunity to make a bigger impact by joining Adobe, and lending our own best ideas and expertise to the ongoing Camera Raw and Lightroom efforts.

As we work to integrate Pixmantec technology and expertise into Adobe's raw processing pipeline, we will no longer be working on new versions of the RawShooter | premium product, and have stopped selling this product. Of course, your RawShooter | premium product will continue to work and serve you well, but we also know that many of you will eventually want a software solution that you know will continue to evolve, remaining up-to-date as raw workflows and processing continues to improve. Adobe Lightroom is a product targeted at solving these evolving workflows and up to the minute raw processing. Currently in public beta format for the Macintosh platform Adobe Lightroom will be released as public beta for Windows this summer.

Lightroom is being built from the ground up to address the unique challenges of a photography-centric workflow. Not only will it offer what we believe will be second-to-none raw processing, but it is designed to provide a start-to-finish workflow solution for photographers. We encourage you to learn about Adobe Lightroom: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom

For those concerned about the transition to Lightroom or the acquisition in general please visit this FAQ that addresses many of the topics discussed in the Pixmantec forums recently. Please continue to let us know how we can ease this product transition for you.

Now that we've joined the Adobe family, we must emphasize that RawShooter users also are now Adobe customers, regardless of whether you ever purchase another Adobe product. Your satisfaction matters to us. Specifically, Adobe will do the following:


Offer a free download version of Lightroom 1.0 for customers who bought RawShooter | premium prior to July 12th 2006, 12 noon European Standard Time. Given that Lightroom 1.0 will serve a much broader range of functionality and will be priced at a higher price point than RawShooter | premium, we believe this represents a great value for our customers.


Adobe will investigate to what extent your image corrections made within RawShooter can be transferred to Lightroom.


We will deliver support for Canon EOS 30D In RawShooter | essentials this summer.
We are deeply thankful for the support you have offered Pixmantec and we thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support.

The best is yet to come!

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth Laerke and Michael Jonsson





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Thanks Fred666

It appears that everyone who purchased RSp was sent that E-mail.


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Thought they might have been, but then I didn't buy it, just use RSE
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