Here is the discussion in Russian:
If I missed it, let me know :)
From the article: "the most meaningful product to come out of the Indian software industry"
edit: like here: http://www.dutchcowboys.nl/images/upload/trotski.jpg
The big advantage of Photoshop is that it could run on cheap hardware (Mac IIcx and IIfx) with decent performance.
I intend to sometime in the not-impossibly-distant future write detailed descriptions (beyond the level of any of the PS books or online resources I’ve seen) of all the tools in Photoshop, and some critiques/suggestions for improvement. A lot of the ideas seem traceable to 70s/80s research at PARC, NYIT, Stanford, etc., or to these early workstations like those made by Scitex, Tektronix, etc., but there’s not much material online about all of that history, so my knowledge of it is pretty sketchy.
[My email is in my profile, for anyone who has advice.]
Here's some scans of an early S-Graphics sales brochure: http://www.lemonodor.com/archives/000256.html
Unfortunately the company basically folded sometime in 2003-2004ish timeframe - the last work done on Mirai as far as I know was on contract for Weta for Lord of the Rings (Mirai was used to animate Gollum's face; there's an interesting article about it on AWN: http://www.awn.com/articles/technology/two-towers-face-face-...). You can still buy a copy, but it's not under active development: http://www.izware.com/mirai/ (the texture painting tool is pretty cool: http://www.izware.com/mirai/paint.htm). When I have a spare million I'd like to buy the rights and release it as Free Software.
He started doing photo retouching in the 1950s. After he retired he went on to make some of the best photoshops I've ever seen. He was then in his 70s if I remember correctly. He made some posts about how they did it back then, so if there's a way to search deeply in worth1000s forum history it will be there. These posts were made in 2004-2005 I'd think.
Oh wow. That takes me back... It's probably been 18 years or so since I've heard that term.
I reckon I'll be wondering around in nostalgia for the rest of the day now. Remembering the good ol' days of my IIci with it's Radius Rocket.
Note: I have a hard time using MS Paint, let alone a modern image editing suite, so it's entirely likely that this magic is indeed possible, I'm just unaware of it.
So you are saying that the practice of editing out "enemies of the state" still exists in former Soviet Union countries? How exactly do you envision this happening?
I know, not '80s, but '90s and not ex-SSSR, but close enough.
Name one area of technology where this was NOT the case!
In 1988, I spent several weeks trying to cobble together a prototype for capturing USGS topographic maps in color using a NewTek Digiview and an Amiga 2000.
We have come so far.
(Yes, I know, I know. It's just funny)
Sadly, nobody here made an Apple III clone.
So the techno dance track is "PPK - Resurrection". One of my favorites tracks of all time until now.
I'm guessing that what we heard in the film is either a a traditional Russian song or a song from the late 80's -- either way it means that PPK ripped it off and didn't write that catchy hook themselves. I'm very sad to learn that.
anyone reading this who has no idea what we are talking about, listen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipE9QFiWhzQ
It's Eduard Artemyev, by many considered "the Russian Vangelis". His work has been truly defining for a handful of Russian sci-fi masterpieces.