Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac to ship in second quarter 2008 - Adobe previously said "early 2008," (http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9783661-39.html) but now it's second quarter. Not a big deal since
Mac folks get iPhoto. Why bother offering pre-order months early? Answer: to make it not look like a delay.
More Canon 5D Mark II Rumors | Photography Bay - Some guy's Canon rep said to expect an announcement of the new low-end full-frame camera at PMA (which starts January 31, but Canon's announcement looks like January 24).
Tighter intellectual property restirctions at iStockphoto.com - iStockphoto is tightening restrictions on permissible photos; Previously, no face, no model release required. Now, if subject could recognize him- or herself, needs a release. Also out: recognizable
cars, cruise ships.
SimCity Source Code under GPL - The original SimCity is now under GPL, called Micropolis for legal reasons and refurbished somewhat.
Mainframe: Will Microsoft Windows be next on System z? - Back in the 1994, IBM figured out how to boot Windows on a mainframe, but legal machinations between IBM, Microsoft, and Bristol Technologies killed it. "We'll never see a day when Windows will run natively on the mainframe."
The Online Photographer: The Arc of a Forum Exchange - An amusing parody of a typical forum. Look for the hidden original definition (now probably obsolete mostly) of a prime lens.
Peachpit: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Resource Center - A big collection of book chapter excerpts, videos, and other useful Lightroom training material.
Holy moly--Nikon D3 SLRs spotted on the NFL sidelines - Canon has such a lock on pro sports photography that it's news even if just a handful of Nikons are in use.
Shortcuts You Must Memorize - Inside Lightroom - I agree--this is a great list of very useful Lightroom keyboard shortcuts.
PDF: Now an ISO Standard - Let's hope this will make "export to PDF" more common. It really is a useful format, despite its hassles and annoyances. Stephen Shankland
Stephen Shankland writes about a wide range of technology and products, but has a particular focus on browsers and digital photography. He joined CNET News in 1998 and has also covered Google, Yahoo, servers, supercomputing, Linux, other open-source software, and science.