Photoshop and Lightroom Education Road Show Begins September 5

August 30, 2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that the U.S. leg of its Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road show will begin on September 5 at over 25 colleges and art schools across the nation. In collaboration with Colin Finlay, a world-renowned documentary photographer and four-time Picture of the Year Award winner, the road show will give students and educators direct access to Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom public beta, the new digital workflow solution for professional photographers. In further support of this initiative, Adobe is also launching a destination Web site (, which provides participating students with a universal place to share their work and blog about their experiences.

Adobe Lightroom, available in public beta for both Windows® and Macintosh platforms, is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs. The two-day seminar at each school will involve a one-day lecture by Colin Finlay in which he shares his career as a photographer, including his commercial work and documentation of social issues. The following day, Julianne Kost, senior evangelist at Adobe, will provide students with an in-depth seminar on using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom beta, highlighting their combined support for a digital workflow. In addition, a select group of students will participate with Finlay in a workshop assignment. Students will place images from this assignment into a portfolio which will be uploaded to the Web site for sharing with the extended community.

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