"Indeed, this is just the beginning of blogs.adobe.com, and it is therefore not surprising that we have only a few blogs with about as many entries. But, I personally favour this approach rather than keeping blogs.adobe.com under wraps and attempting to prime it with content.
I’ve been working towards the launch of blogs.adobe.com for some time, along with a diverse virtual team, and at least for the very near term I will continue to have a role in the care and feeding of the site. Over the coming weeks I fully expect to discover issues and areas for improvement." (Gavin McKenzie)
"Living Photoshop is a purposefully vague title; it lets me fold many different Photoshop related subjects underneath it. It many ways I live Photoshop pretty much every day, and have been doing so for a very long time now. I'm also interested in the ways others live Photoshop every day, because it's for those people I work so hard at helping to create this beast." (And so it begins...)
John Nack, product manager for Adobe Photoshop ("What's my plan? I'll blog as often as seems useful on things relating to Photoshop, imaging, and the Suite."), in "Adobe Photographers Directory now in Bridge":
"With all the action surrounding the launch of Creative Suite 2, it was easy to overlook what I think is a very cool new service: the Adobe Photographers Directory. The Directory is designed to put clients in touch with the right photographer for a task (say, fine art in Chicago).
I mention it now because the new Adobe Stock Photos 1.0.3 update has just been released (check "Updates" from the Help menu in Photoshop or Bridge), and it adds a link to the Directory to the Bridge Favorites panel. For now the link launches an external browser, though in the future we plan to display the directory directly inside Bridge, as shown here. (Speaking of which, Photoshop News has created its own little installer for ading a PS News link to the same area; see story.)"
"Anybody remember the late Adobe Magazine? Well, it's born again (sort of) in Adobe Proxy, a glossy quarterly focused on All Things Design (profiles of design shops, links to actions on Adobe Exchange--another great/totally obscure resource--etc.). Check it out at https://www.adobeproxy.com/."
However, at least one of readers of the blogs has concerns how Adobe might treat discerning comments and adds about his own comment:
"This comment is a bit of a test. You posted something that is historically incorrect -- I can get 20 ex-Adobe employees to confirm what I'm saying ... If this comment remains, it means that Adobe and you will allow dissenting comments on your blog."
John Nack responds, "it's not Adobe's plan to shut down dissenting opinions." (Link)
Another reader wrote on August 19:
I've looked at Proxy a few times, but to be honest it has some of the worst design I've seen in years. Absolutely horrid stuff. After a few issues I put it out of my mind.
If Proxy were my first look at Adobe and its software I don't think I would ever consider using them.
No response so far (John Nack:"I'm running to the airport in a few minutes").
The bigger question however: if a giant like Adobe starts blogging, when will Getty Images or Corbis start? It should be easier then to respond to other blogs.