EIN News: Computer History Museum Makes Adobe PostScript’s Source Code Available to the Public as a Part of Its Art of Code Series (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN News: Computer History Museum Makes Adobe PostScript’s Source Code Available to the Public as a Part of Its Art of Code Series (PRESS RELEASE). “The Computer History Museum (CHM), the leading museum exploring the history of computing and its impact on the human experience, today announced the public release and long-term preservation of Adobe’s PostScript source code as part of its Art of Code series.”

Gizmodo: Adobe Demos a Prototype Tool That Can Uncrop Photos Using AI to Recreate What’s Missing

Gizmodo: Adobe Demos a Prototype Tool That Can Uncrop Photos Using AI to Recreate What’s Missing. “Have you ever prepped a photo for printing but regretted not being more generous with your framing when snapping the image? Extending the borders of a photo before digital editing was all but impossible, and it still represents a time-consuming challenge for even Photoshop masters, but a new tool teased by Adobe on Wednesday could make it impossibly easy to ‘uncrop’ a photograph.”

Engadget: Adobe vows to continue offering Figma’s free plan if its buyout is approved

Engadget: Adobe vows to continue offering Figma’s free plan if its buyout is approved. “In an interview with Bloomberg, Adobe Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky has reassured worried Figma users that the online collaborative design platform’s acquisition will not change its pricing model and ease of use. If you’ll recall, Adobe announced in mid-September that it’s purchasing Figma for roughly $20 billion in cash and shares. Users understandably raised concerns about the merger, seeing as Adobe’s programs are quite expensive.”

Engadget: Adobe’s Project Shasta is an AI-powered, web-based audio editor

Engadget: Adobe’s Project Shasta is an AI-powered, web-based audio editor. “Users record their audio in clips and Shasta automatically transcribes the recordings. From there, editing is as simple as deleting text from the transcription. There are also AI-based filters that can improve the audio quality or automatically remove filler words like ‘um.’ Project Shasta also supports remote recording, so guest speakers can easily join in for recordings. The software will handle syncing up the clips even if one person has a shoddy internet connection.”

NiemanLab: Adobe and news orgs are working on a new tool that could identify a photo’s origin — and combat misinformation

NiemanLab: Adobe and news orgs are working on a new tool that could identify a photo’s origin — and combat misinformation. “Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative is developing tools and standards that allow people to capture, store, and verify key details about a photo — its digital provenance — with an eye toward creating standards that can be used across the internet.”

KnowTechie: Adobe’s Acrobat extension now lets you edit PDFs directly in your browser

KnowTechie: Adobe’s Acrobat extension now lets you edit PDFs directly in your browser. “Adobe is finally bringing its Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions for Acrobat into the new millennium by letting you edit PDFs directly in your browser. That means you won’t have to download additional software to do simple edits, sign documents, or struggle with the web-based versions of Acrobat.”

AdWeek: Adobe Launches a Striking Digital Collection That Celebrates Black Roller Skating Culture

AdWeek: Adobe Launches a Striking Digital Collection That Celebrates Black Roller Skating Culture. “…while the sport found a new audience (and some viral love on TikTok), roller-skating has deep roots in Black culture, with skating rinks serving as venues for desegregation protests in the ‘60s and hip-hop concerts in the ‘80s. Adobe and Emmy, Grammy and Tony-award winning actress and singer Cynthia Erivo are highlighting that connection with ‘Stories on Skates,’ a series of six digital animations created using the software company’s 3D tools.

Neowin: Microsoft, Intel, BBC and others form coalition to combat misinformation

Neowin: Microsoft, Intel, BBC and others form coalition to combat misinformation. “Misinformation and online content fraud has been rampant in the past few years with increased accessibility to technology. To combat this growing epidemic, various entities from the technology and media industry have joined forces to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). Its members include Microsoft, Adobe, Arm, Intel, BBC, and Truepic.”

ZDNet: Adobe wants users to uninstall Flash Player by the end of the year

ZDNet: Adobe wants users to uninstall Flash Player by the end of the year. “Adobe plans to prompt users and ask them to uninstall Flash Player from their computers by the end of the year when the software is scheduled to reach End-Of-Life (EOL), on December 31, 2020. The move was announced in a new Flash Player EOL support page that Adobe published earlier this month, six months before the EOL date.”

Popular Photography: Adobe offering free Creative Cloud tools for students impacted by Coronavirus through May 31

Popular Photography: Adobe offering free Creative Cloud tools for students impacted by Coronavirus through May 31. “Through May 31, higher-education and K-12 customers who currently use the Creative Cloud apps through computers in on-campus labs will be able to request temporary at-home access for no additional fee. The request will need to be made by an IT admin though. Details to make the changes can be found here. As educators and students transition to a long-distance learning experience Adobe is also offering a number of curated resources to help educators tailor their curriculum to an out-of-classroom experience.”