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Ever Photoshopped something? Think again...





shnuffy
Apparently, us "Photoshoppers" have never "Photoshopped" anything. We have, however, manipulated images using Adobe® Photoshop®. Give me a break Adobe... Rolling Eyes

From the Adobe website:
Adobe.com wrote:
Trademarks are not verbs.


CORRECT: The image was enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software.

INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.

Trademarks are not nouns.


CORRECT: The image pokes fun at the Senator.

INCORRECT: The photoshop pokes fun at the Senator.

Always capitalize and use trademarks in their correct form.



CORRECT: The image was enhanced with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software.

INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.

INCORRECT: The image was Photoshopped.

INCORRECT: The image was Adobe® Photoshopped.

Trademarks must never be used as slang terms.



CORRECT: Those who use Adobe® Photoshop® software to manipulate images as a hobby see their work as an art form.

INCORRECT: A photoshopper sees his hobby as an art form.

INCORRECT: My hobby is photoshopping.

Trademarks must never be used in possessive form.


CORRECT: The new features in Adobe® Photoshop® software are impressive.

INCORRECT: Photoshop's features are impressive.

Trademarks are proper adjectives and should be followed by the generic terms they describe.


CORRECT: The image was manipulated using Adobe® Photoshop® software.

INCORRECT: The image was manipulated using Photoshop.

Trademarks must never be abbreviated.


CORRECT: Take a look at the new features in Adobe® Photoshop® software.

INCORRECT: Take a look at the new features in PS.

The trademark owner should be identified whenever possible.
snowboardalliance
Rolling Eyes

So are they really serious about that because it is a little ridiculous.
Nyizsa
So did you go to Adobe's website for this info, or you just googled it? Very Happy
shnuffy
I found it from another website where somebody "corrected" someone's terminology. I agree this is ridiculous. I wonder if it's a legal thing.
BlueVD
Well, I do believe the USA (where Adobe resides) has a useless thing called freedom of speech...
So, in this idea, I'll photoshop-it! Yes, I'm a photoshopper, and (this is a good one) I'll photoshop the a*s of the guy that says I'm "talking" incorrectly.
It's like saying to a farmer: the correct spelling is P-O-T-A-T-O-E-S... He doesn't give a damn if it's potatoes or 'tatoes as long as they are eatable and bring a nice profit when you sell them... It's the same thing.
KHO
BlueVD wrote:
Well, I do believe the USA (where Adobe resides) has a useless thing called freedom of speech...
So, in this idea, I'll photoshop-it! Yes, I'm a photoshopper, and (this is a good one) I'll photoshop the a*s of the guy that says I'm "speaking" incorrectly.
It's like saying to a farmer: the correct spelling is P-O-T-A-T-O-E-S... He doesn't give a damn if it's potatoes or 'tatoes as long as they are edible and bring a nice profit when you sell them... It's the same thing.
My a*s could use some photoshop-ing =].
cavey
Wow! I almost fell out of my chair laughing my loungs out while reading this!

Whats next?

Suggestions (by me):

You may not eat while photoshopping.... ehm... I mean; you may not eat while enhancing images using Adobe® Photoshop® software.

Or; you may not pronounce Adobe® Photoshop® with a dialect
psycosquirrel
Wow, it's quite sad when a company like Adobe doesn't like people using their product name in speech... It's like free advertising...
iNs@nE
This is obvious information. Being forum users you should have known this. Real strange that you people havent heard the case where a guy was sued on a similar issue.
Aimewitue
it's so ridiculous...are they really serious? if it's very true,it's no comment !/ =//
froginabox
I think there is no real way for Adobe to actually enforce something like that. Look at trademarks that have become part of the vernacular:

-SPAM = originally canned ham, a tasty delight Laughing
NOW is a term used for junk email

-Kleenex = a brand of tissues
NOW used somewhat universally to refer to all tissues

-Matchbox = a brand of toy cars
NOW used to refer to all cars

-Google = a search engine that a lot of people ise
NOW turned into a verb - e.g. "Let me Google that." used to indicate that the person will be searching for something online - not necessarily using Google!

I'm sure the list could go on and on. While Google, Matchbox, and Kleenex should have no issue, Spam does get a rather raw deal.
ocalhoun
Oh look, a new reason to use the GIMP.
But would people understand when you say you gimped it? or that you're a gimper?

Reading that you'd think that trademarks are a whole new part of speech; not a verb not a noun not a... et cetera.
Nyizsa
froginabox wrote:
-Google = a search engine that a lot of people ise
NOW turned into a verb - e.g. "Let me Google that." used to indicate that the person will be searching for something online - not necessarily using Google!

I, on Sun May 06, 2007 9:57 pm, wrote:
So did you go to Adobe's website for this info, or you just googled it? Very Happy

So it took 9 days to recognize my joke... Sad
southy
Haha good joke.

But I don't see why Adobe(R) is getting so angry over it... like they're getting so much free advertisement out of it. So many people use Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) (lol) because when they see/read/hear it, they think it's the cool thing to use, or "the way to go" or "what the pros use" or "the only one", and it's almost become a part of culture nowadays. Everyone knows what "photoshopped" or "photoshop" is.

Someday our grandchildren will be watching the history channel and there will be a whole show on the photoshop fad.
srujanlive
Adobe can't do much about it anyway. Photoshop may soon go the xerox way.. They can't prevent people from saying it to each other.
ocalhoun
southy wrote:
Haha good joke.

But I don't see why Adobe(R) is getting so angry over it... like they're getting so much free advertisement out of it. So many people use Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) software (lol) because when they see/read/hear it, they think it's the cool thing to use, or ...

You gotta get it right now, or Adobe® might sue you!
Teddy1
Hehe i just say photoshopped, If you think about it what if it was verbally and not typed would you say "Adobe trademark symbol photoshop" ? sounds kinda weird to me but there you go.. I think i'll stick to photoshopped. It's easier. Also using this terminology isn't stated in the Terms Of Agreement so theoretically Adobe couldn't sue =).
brilliantbeauty
I am going to write this off as a joke, cause if it isn't, it's the world's most ridiculous thing ever!
Stubru Freak
In the US, there's this law that says that when a trademark is commonly getting used to generally refer to the product instead of to the brand, the company loses its trademark.
So by now it would probably be legal for Microsoft to make an image editing program and name it Microsoft Photoshop.
Of course Adobe wants to prevent that at all costs, so that's why they try to enforce rules like those. I also think that just publishing the rules, without even enforcing them, gives them some more chance in a lawsuit against another company abusing the name.
So it's not a joke.
jynxanims
Wow, that's funny. They're turning all 'google' on us...

(Google doesn't want it's name used as a verb. "I googled it.")
Tumbleweed
I heard this maybe a year ago (or more) at an online photography group I go to, personally I hope everybody starts saying "edited" and we can stop all the free advertising, I saw Casino Royal over the weekend and in the film theres the line " Its amazing what you can do with photoshop".... I wonder if they will sue Question
Teddy1
Photoshop is just what it's recognized as. Adobe have many products i just don't think that it's neccessary to state the company name as most people recognize the software name. Since adobe own Flash and Acrobat Reader etc...
sopetite
Another trademark thing, I think. Rolling Eyes Why don't they focus more on keeping their prices down and killing the illegal software distributors instead.
Stubru Freak
sopetite wrote:
Another trademark thing, I think. Rolling Eyes Why don't they focus more on keeping their prices down and killing the illegal software distributors instead.


'cause that'd be illegal?
Dalv87
Apparently a lot of companies do this. I ran a search through the search engine of the company known as Google™ ( Rolling Eyes ), there's a lot about using trademarks as a verb and so on from all kinds of companies.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22a+trademark+is+not+a+verb%22&btnG=Google+Search

edited
Stubru Freak
Dalv87 wrote:
I ran a search through the search of engine of the company known as Google™ ( Rolling Eyes )


Should be:
I ran a search through the Google™ search engine.
Dalv87
Stubru Freak wrote:
Dalv87 wrote:
I ran a search through the search of engine of the company known as Google™ ( Rolling Eyes )


Should be:
I ran a search through the Google™ search engine.


Oh no I'm going to be sued now.
sopetite
*snicker

These companies are just killing themselves.
brokenadvice
Dang, I use the Gimp, and I refer the the images I have manipulated as "Photoshopped". Shoot me now Adobe!
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