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Adobe holds an annual event called Adobe MAX each year to highlight new Adobe software releases for design and advertising professionals. Adobe MAX normally takes place in person, but like many events, the 2020 conference will be held digitally from October 20 to October 22.

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Adobe MAX 2020 is a free event for everyone who wants to attend, and registration is open as of today. Those interested in signing up for Adobe MAX can do so on the Adobe website.

According to Adobe, there will be 56 hours of "inspiration and learning," which will include live content demos, speakers, sneak peeks, celebrity appearances, and musical performances.

Special guests will include actor Keanu Reeves, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and recording artist Tyler, the Creator.

Those who register will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a free MAX t-shirt and can begin crafting a schedule for virtual events they want to attend. Registering also provides access to instructor files and presentation downloads and an opportunity to engage with Adobe product experts.

Article Link: Adobe MAX 2020 Free for Everyone, Registration Now Open
 

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I wonder if we're going to find that these events are more effective as virtual events and it it will stay this way after the pandemic recedes. "Open to everyone who wants to attend" seems like quite an advantage and putting together a massive in person conference is a nightmare to manage.

CES is a different matter, where you actually want to see hardware in person, but software conferences seem to be just fine online.
 
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I wonder if we're going to find that these events are more effective as virtual events and it it will stay this way after the pandemic recedes. "Open to everyone who wants to attend" seems like quite an advantage and putting together a massive in person conference is a nightmare to manage.

CES is a different matter, where you actually want to see hardware in person, but software conferences seem to be just fine online.
Nothing beats networking in person. I’m sure it’ll be great but I really miss going to conferences.
 

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I can’t wait for Tyler the Creator to teach us all about Adobe.
They go to great lengths (maybe?) it seems to bring in a few high profile celebrity names but then skip bringing in a really good personality to interview them. I heard last year it was super cringe-worthy anytime a celeb was on stage.
 
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vladi

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MAX usually have some really good general themed sessions about what to do and what not to do as freelancer. Those are dope. But I can't watch with straight face when they demo software, especially illustrator when they use obsolete pen tool to try to draw something. Every compositing and CAD app out there has better curve tool than Illustrator.
 
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anthogag

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I have Adobe Lightroom, PS Express, Photoshop Fix, Adobe Sketch, Adobe Scan, Adobe Capture, & Photoshop Mix on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. I like the apps. One thing is missing from all of them...the ability to reduce the file size of a picture!

The iOS Photos app also doesn't have it. It should be available in Edit mode. Perhaps one 'circle' could be a slider to reduce file size.

In Photos when I swipe-up on a picture I should have the ability to reduce its size...and change its filename right there.

Pixelmator can reduce a picture file size.
 
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Adobe holds an annual event called Adobe MAX each year to highlight new Adobe software releases for design and advertising professionals. Adobe MAX normally takes place in person, but like many events, the 2020 conference will be held digitally from October 20 to October 22.

adobemax2020.jpg

Adobe MAX 2020 is a free event for everyone who wants to attend, and registration is open as of today. Those interested in signing up for Adobe MAX can do so on the Adobe website.

According to Adobe, there will be 56 hours of "inspiration and learning," which will include live content demos, speakers, sneak peeks, celebrity appearances, and musical performances.

Special guests will include actor Keanu Reeves, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and recording artist Tyler, the Creator.

Those who register will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a free MAX t-shirt and can begin crafting a schedule for virtual events they want to attend. Registering also provides access to instructor files and presentation downloads and an opportunity to engage with Adobe product experts.

Article Link: Adobe MAX 2020 Free for Everyone, Registration Now Open
Lots of pyramids in the title!
 

Rob.G

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As far as I'm concerned, Adobe an get bent. I worked for them for over a year back in 2008-2009 and they wouldn't even give employees a discount OR time off to attend MAX. On top of that, their prices are insane. No way will I ever "subscribe" to their overpriced crap; the only truly good thing they make is Photoshop and thankfully there are now plenty of alternatives to it (like Pixelmator). My job (contract) ended because I was the last American developer on our team; everybody else was in India. Their Indian CEO was moving all development jobs to India. Conflict of interest?
 

lotzosushi

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They just want everyone's e-mails so they can spam you with "Sign up for Adobe CC" messages until you either unsubscribe or give in. I'd consider it if they offered like a 5-10% discount or something. 🤷🏻‍♀️
 
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Macyourdayy

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Adobe holds an annual event called Adobe MAX each year to highlight new Adobe software releases for design and advertising professionals. Adobe MAX normally takes place in person, but like many events, the 2020 conference will be held digitally from October 20 to October 22.

adobemax2020.jpg

Adobe MAX 2020 is a free event for everyone who wants to attend, and registration is open as of today. Those interested in signing up for Adobe MAX can do so on the Adobe website.

According to Adobe, there will be 56 hours of "inspiration and learning," which will include live content demos, speakers, sneak peeks, celebrity appearances, and musical performances.

Special guests will include actor Keanu Reeves, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and recording artist Tyler, the Creator.

Those who register will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a free MAX t-shirt and can begin crafting a schedule for virtual events they want to attend. Registering also provides access to instructor files and presentation downloads and an opportunity to engage with Adobe product experts.

Article Link: Adobe MAX 2020 Free for Everyone, Registration Now Open
What streaming format will they choose?
Everybody’s favourite security nightmare?
 

Macyourdayy

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As far as I'm concerned, Adobe an get bent. I worked for them for over a year back in 2008-2009 and they wouldn't even give employees a discount OR time off to attend MAX. On top of that, their prices are insane. No way will I ever "subscribe" to their overpriced crap; the only truly good thing they make is Photoshop and thankfully there are now plenty of alternatives to it (like Pixelmator). My job (contract) ended because I was the last American developer on our team; everybody else was in India. Their Indian CEO was moving all development jobs to India. Conflict of interest?
That explains a lot. I would have said Lightroom as I hate photoshop and it’s Godzilla like taste for resources, but I just got the 2019 iMac so I could continue to run the last non subscription LR and PS.
 

MDF314159265

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I got in at a FAT discount. My first year of subscription service for the entire lot of apps was $30/month. Helluva deal!
It’s gone up after a year, but still only @ $53/mo. For how much I use even just photoshop and LR, it’s worth it for me. And I get premiere pro among all the others (the others that I never use...)
I don’t like the over saturation of subscription-based software that’s become the norm, but for the adobe suite, I will bite this bullet.

Hey - no mention of Tim Allen being one of the presenters!? What gives macrumors???;)
 

amartinez1660

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MAX usually have some really good general themed sessions about what to do and what not to do as freelancer. Those are dope. But I can't watch with straight face when they demo software, especially illustrator when they use obsolete pen tool to try to draw something. Every compositing and CAD app out there has better curve tool than Illustrator.
Are there any similar event or show but on Final Cut Pro and Motion? I would get behind those too, albeit it’s only a small section of tools compared to Adobe’s full suite.
 
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