Thursday, December 10, 2009

New image editing tools for Photoshop CS5

The project, collaboration between Adobe, Princeton University, and the University of Washington. Presented at the technical papers session at SIGGRAPH ‘09 in New Orleans this August.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Take a stand against IE!!!

Imagine, if every single website on earth suddenly broke in IE – users of IE would be utterly confused and annoyed – there would be an epic stream of complaints battering every IT department this side of the sun! Eventually it would result in the demise of IE (all versions). So you see, it is possible! Together we can bring down IE, it just takes a tad of collaboration!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Here is the buzz...

I am a PC, but this is one of the funniest articles I recently read.
As MS said - "Here is the buzz..."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

CCD vs. CMOS

CCD vs. CMOS
Extremely useful information if you're still wondering which technology is better.
There are always pros. and cons. but this article makes your choice much easier.

And one more very useful article I found:


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

STEFIG DESIGN has a New Website!

Please, feel welcome to visit the new, fully
renovated site of Stefig Design at: STEFIG.COM

We hope you'll enjoy your time!
Don't forget to give us your feedback.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

5005: Unknown Error optimizing byte code

Recently I had a strange output error message in Flash CS4.
"5005: Unknown Error optimizing byte code"

After I did some research I found the Adobe answer:
"Extremely large Flash applications may compile incorrectly (Flash CS3, Flash CS4 Professional)"
read more:

My flash file wasn't so big (FLA file - 2Mb and the exported SWF file - 193kb).

I was using some Jumpeye components, so I was thinking they may be adding some extra code.
Jumpeye have posted very useful article about this problem:
"This is a really “interesting” error message that Flash throws in the Output panel and unfortunately there is no other explanation accompanying the message. At Jumpeye we’ve had to deal a few times with this error message which seems to be generated whenever working with large .fla files that make use of rather large amounts of code."

read more:

This posting describes different solutions. It took me some time to figure out which one works and which one doesn't. To help save your time, I decided to summarize both - the solutions and the results.

1. Uncheck “Reduce file size and increase performance” in Publish Settings/ Actionscript3 settings - unfortunately it is only in CS3 but not in CS4.
2. Control / “Delete ASO Files” - Didn’t work
3. File / “Save and Compact” - Didn’t work
4. “Increase java VM heap memory size” - WORKED!!!

To do that in Windows: right click on my computer -> properties -> advanced -> environment variables -> make a new variable:

JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS

and add this value:

-Xmx1024M

Then log out or restart.

There was an issue when I opened Flash CS4 after the restart. I got the message:
“Error initializing Java Runtime Environment. You may need to reinstall Flash.”
I had to change the value from -Xmx1024M to -Xmx256M (or -Xmx128M). A value of -Xmx512M and higher causes every time the error “Error initializing JRE. You may need to reinstall Flash”.

After I set up the variable "JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS" with value "-Xmx256M" everything started working fine.

For MAC users please look here:

I hope you'll find this post helpful.