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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Adobe Acquires Pixmantec

"Adobe today announced that it acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files. According to Adobe, the acquisition strengthens Adobe's leadership position in raw processing. Adobe plans to integrate Pixmantec raw processing technologies into Lightroom and wherever customers will be working with raw files."

Macs Only News



Blogger MarcoVay said...

It is ironic to find this post under a "Macs Only" banner because Pixmantec Raw shooter has been so far "Windows only"... I am afraid that with Intel-based Macs and Apple Boot Camp, it is going to be harder and harder to remain sectarian about operating systems ;-)

11:26 AM  
Blogger David Emerick said...

However, the beta version of Adobe Lightroom is only for mac : )

A windows version soon to be released.....


12:32 PM  
Blogger razorblack said...

It seems that more and more companies are started nowadays just to be bought by corporations. Hmm... and how do you encourage one of the old 'uns to buy you? Bring out a product that doesn't have to be profitable for you (since you're giving most of it away for free), yet is so annoying to the big boys that one of them'll step up and buy you a nice house in Somewhereelse-Ville.

Maybe Google was just trying to get bought by someone like... say, Yahoo, at first. I bet they wish they got them THEN! :)

4:55 PM  
Blogger canfraggle said...

I'm a registered Rawshooter Premium user. When I noticed the news about Rawshooter getting acquired, I went to the Pixmantec forums to offer my congratulations but was amazed by the number of "OH MY GOD YOU SELLOUT" or "PHOTOSHOP IS FOR THE RICHIE RICHES OF THE WORLD" type posts on the site. Poor guy! I wrote him an e-mail instead, saying "thanks and congrats on making bank with Adobe". I forgot my stupid forum password anyway.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Dave New said...

All company business plans address how the original shareholders will profit from the venture. Traditionally, there have only been two ways -- get bought out, or go public.

Since going public has been very unpopular ever since the Internet bubble burst, it seems that all software company business plans included "get bought out by Microsoft", or wish they had thought of it when they incorporated.

1:36 PM  

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