All four of these sub-$1,000 digital SLR cameras produce quite good Raw images, so your buying decision will be mostly based on other features and the feel of the camera.
Adobe’s new Bridge has replaced Photoshop CS’s dedicated File Browser and now provides file-management and automation features for the entire Creative Suite 2.
For Illustrator CS2, Adobe’s engineers addressed the program’s core drawing functions rather than just sticking to interface tweaks. The result is an application that has some exceptional new tools, as well as a few welcome interface changes.
We offer a guide to what makes an SLR camera and common terms to digital photography.
If your work depends on a compositing program such as Adobe After Effects or Discreet’s Combustion, then you’ll want to take a look at the latest version of Shake.
The ist DS is a well-made, attractive digital SLR camera that’s comfortable to shoot with and offers a competitive feature list and interface.
The Olympus Evolt E-300 is well-built and yields excellent images. However, you’ll get better high-ISO image quality from Canon and Nikon cameras and a better lens selection from just about any other camera manufacturer.
The camera’s feature set—combined with the vast assortment of available Canon mount lenses—make the Rebel XT the best choice so far in the sub-$1,000 digital-SLR market.
Illustrator CS 2 packs some powerful new drawing tools, along with a new control palette that makes using the program much easier without altering any of the previous version’s palettes or keyboard commands.
Although it’s not hard to spot a bad image, figuring out exactly what to do to fix it isn’t always so easy. Find out how iPhoto 5’s new Adjust palette can help make your photos sparkle.
Corel continues to do an excellent job improving Painter’s interface, and the new features are well conceived and well executed.
FrameForge 3D Studio is an affordable, easy way to create and manage high-quality storyboards.
Apple’s Motion doesn’t provide any features that other motion-graphics packages don’t already handle. But its combination of nearly real-time performance and a simple interface should impress animators, titlers, and compositors.
Thanks to the addition of ExpressKeys and Touch Strips, the latest tablet from Wacom is the company’s best innovation in years.
The accelerated performance, built-in animation effects, and generous software bundle make Adobe After Effects 6.5 Professional a great value, whether you’re upgrading from a previous version or bying the compositing and motion-graphics program for the first time.
Articles by Ben Long