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Steve Schaffran on pre-Adobe Photoshop

February 21st, 2010 1 comment

Friend and colleague Steve Schaffran reminisces about Barneyscan XP and the pre-Adobe days of Photoshop (scroll down for the original English text):

One of the transformations, however, made my hair stand on end: it could flip a color picture from the red, green, blue color space of the computer display to the cyan, magenta, yellow, black color space necessary for exposing printing plates for printing color. That meant that a $15,000 bundle of our scanner plus Photoshop 0.35 plus a Mac II was in principle a competitor for the $1,000,000 to $3,000,000  color scanning and retouching solutions then used in the printing industry.  If we could only strike a deal, we were sure to sell some scanners.

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Rest in Peace, Ozaki-san

November 29th, 2008 No comments

My good friend and colleague Hidetoshi Ozaki passed away yesterday from cancer. Since leaving Software Too he had become active in the Yokohama online media community and we were looking forward to working together again on cross-media publishing initiatives.

I’m really going to miss the Senmu. He was one of the truly good people in the industry who always had a smile and a ready laugh to brighten the day of those around him. His wake will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday December 2nd at the Yokohama Yamate Anglican/Episcopal Church.

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