CPS, ShutterBudd, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Discussions

Last night we were treated to a few guest speakers, all with interesting topics to discuss. It was quite an informative meeting. The topics discussed were Art Shows by ShutterBudd, a discussion on using Adobe Lightroom 2 as a workflow, and Canon Professional Services (CPS). Continue reading CPS, ShutterBudd, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Discussions

Mac OS X: Uninstalling Adobe CS2

Please note that I did not write this. This is reprinted from Adobe. The only thing that has been changed is formatting, all else is exactly as the author written. This is here for my personal reference.

Manually remove Adobe Creative Suite (2.0 on Mac OS X)

The steps below are instructions for manually removing all files and folders that Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 installs on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe Version Cue 2.0 applications include uninstallers in their respective application folders. Adobe recommends that you use those uninstallers for those applications before you manually remove their components. Occasionally, damaged files or a partial installation may cause the uninstallers to leave files or empty application folders on the system after you remove the application. When you manually remove Adobe Creative Suite, you ensure that all files and folders are removed.

To manually remove Adobe Creative Suite:

1. Remove files you wish to save from the following folders in the Applications folder, and then delete the folders:

— Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

— Adobe Bridge

— Adobe Creative Suite 2

— Adobe GoLive CS2 (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

— Adobe Illustrator CS2

— Adobe InDesign CS2

— Adobe Photoshop CS2

— Adobe Version Cue CS2

2. Delete the following files or folders:

Important: When you delete the Adobe folders indicated in the list below with an asterisk (*), you may affect other Adobe applications; for example, you may remove fonts or settings installed by other Adobe applications. If you installed fonts that you wish to save in an Adobe application folder, move them before you delete the folder. By default, the Adobe Creative Suite installer installs multiple fonts in the Library/Application folder.

Applications/Adobe Help Center file

Applications/Adobe Stock Photos file

Applications/Utilities/Adobe Updater file

Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities folder

Users/[User]/Documents/AdobeStockPhotos folder

Users/[User]/Documents/Updater folder

Users/[User]/Library/Acrobat User Data folder (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

Users/[User]/Library/Application Support/Adobe folder*

Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Acrobat folder

Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Adobe folder

Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Opera Cache folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Acrobat folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe GoLive 8.0 Prefs folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign?folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS2 Paths folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Save for Web AI 9.0 Prefs folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Imageready CS2 Settings folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Acrobat.Pro7.0.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/?Com.Adobe.Acrobat.sh.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.ALM.AdobeLMbundle.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.AMI.Installer.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Bridge.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Photoshop.plist file

Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences folder

Users/[User]/Library/Preference Panes/Opera Preferences folder

Users/[User]/Library/receipts/com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro file (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

Library/Application Support/Adobe folder*

Library/Application Support/Adobe PDF folder

Library/Application Support/Adobe Systems folder

Library/Preferences/Adobe Systems folder

Library/Preferences/com.adobe.acrobat.pdfviewer.plist file

Library/Preferences/com.Adobe.AdobePDFSettings.plist file

Library/Preferences/com.adobe.versioncueCS2.plist file

Library/PreferencePanes/VersionCueCS2.prefPane folder

Library/StartupItems/AdobeVersionCueCS2 folder

3. Empty Trash by clicking on the Trash icon and selecting Empty Trash.

WinXP on MacBook Benchmarks

In regards to this previous post about WinXP on the MacBook Pro, PC World has conducted a benchmark review in comparison of WinXP running on: a 2.0GHz Duo Core iMac, a 2.16GHz Duo Core MacBook Pro, a Dell Inspiron 2.0GHz Duo Core E1705 laptop, a HP Compaq 2.16GHz Duo Core laptop, and a HP Pavilion 2.0GHz Athlon 64 a1250n Media Center desktop. In most cases such as multitasking, Roxio VideoWave, Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1, and Microsoft Office 2002 SP-2, the MacBook clocked the best times. The categories that the machines were competing in were: WorldBench 5 Score, Multitasking, Windows Media Encoder 9, Roxio VideoWave, Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1, and Microsoft Office 2002 SP-2. The HP Compaq nx9420 has the best WorldBench 5 score with the MacBook Pro coming in second. The complete article can be found here on Macworld’s site.

[Edit: Removed pargraph on Parallels and created new post for it.]