Saturday, January 19, 2008

Farewell Macworld

We took one last stroll around the exhibit floor. The show was winding down. The Quark booth had a few people attending one last demo presentation.

Quark booth last day.jpg
For many years Quark had a pretty arrogant attitude about their dominance of market share in desktop publishing, and they (the founder or president or some top guy) even publicly expressed disdain for the smaller Mac user market, and usually didn't bother to show up at Macworld. So now it's payback time, especially with Adobe InDesign treating Mac Users with respect. Ha! (Oops, sorry, that slipped out).

Meanwhile, the Adobe booth was still at standing-room-only capacity. But, to be fair, Adobe wasn't showing InDesign, Quark's competitor. They were showing the amazing Photoshop Elements 6. If you don't want to buy the very expensive Photoshop, Elements 6 does almost everything Photoshop does, except convert files to CMYK color space (necessary only if you're preparing files that are to be printed commercially by big, expensive color printers, or published in a magazine that's printed by commercial printers).

This panorama created from 3 separate shots opened in Photoshop CS3, but you can do the same thing with Photoshop Elements 6.