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Old 12-17-2006, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Sad news about Bruce Fraser

As reported December 14 in Photoshop News:
Early last month we reported from Photo Plus, New York that Bruce was too ill to attend the annual Pixel Mafia dinner. At that time Bruce was about to start a course of chemotherapy that offered an optimistic prognosis. Unfortunately, the treatment has not been successful and the cancer has since progressed. Bruce is now severely ill and it is the opinion of Bruce, his wife Angela and the doctors, that he now probably has but a very short time left. He is being cared for at home by Angela and support nursing staff.
Many of Bruce’s friends, students, colleagues, and fans are posting tributes to Bruce on the Photoshop News site. These will be collected and forwarded to Bruce and his family.

Bruce was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2005, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals recognized Bruce with a lifetime achievement award on December 13, 2006.

For a brief bio, see CreativePro.com.

   
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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Oh no! I have no words.

   
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Oh no! I have no words.
Me neither. Devastating news.

   
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According to an update today, Bruce died at home on December 16, 2006.

He was pleased at the messages he received on the Photoshop News site. They may be collected for a memorial service at the San Francisco MacWorld in January.

May he rest in peace.

   
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Very sad news. I consider myself very fortunate to have known him.

   
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Bruce was one of the first who showed me how many ways there were to tackle any given problem in Photoshop. He encouraged us to experiment and made, for me anyway, an adventure out of what could have been merely frustrating. I'm sorry we've lost him.

   
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Some of you oldtimers from the Adobe Forum on CompuServe may remember debates between Bruce Fraser and Dan Margulis. They got pretty spirited at times.

Dan refers to those times in this memorial comment from his Applied Color Theory list (as quoted on John Nack’s blog at Adobe.com — scroll down a few inches).

   
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Some of you oldtimers from the Adobe Forum on CompuServe may remember debates between Bruce Fraser and Dan Margulis. They got pretty spirited at times.

Dan refers to those times in this memorial comment from his Applied Color Theory list (as quoted on John Nack’s blog at Adobe.com — scroll down a few inches).
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Moderating, Thad correctly noted that nobody knew what kind of people were attending Seybold, so instead of announcing an agenda, he would ask the audience what they wanted to hear Bruce and me talk about. He pointed at the first person, and asked, "You, sir, why are you attending this session?"

To which, the reply was, "I came to watch the death match."
That person was me... The session was phenomenal.
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According to an update today, Bruce died at home on December 16, 2006.

He was pleased at the messages he received on the Photoshop News site. They may be collected for a memorial service at the San Francisco MacWorld in January.

May he rest in peace.
Damn.

My last memory of Bruce was standing on a balcony at the last Seybold SF with him and Jeff Schewe, smoking cigarettes and talking about (it seemed) everything going on in the industry for about an hour.

I'm proud to have known him. He was a Very Fine Person, and will be missed.
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The MacWorld conference memorial for Bruce has been scheduled:
An Industry Celebration and Tribute to Bruce Fraser
01/10/2007, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In the world of digital color and imaging, few can claim the myriad contributions to product innovation, development and end user education that belong to Bruce Fraser. The principal author of the best-selling Real World series of books about Adobe Photoshop and the definitive works Real World Color Management and Real World Camera Raw, Bruce has enlightened end users and experts worldwide on the intricacies of color publishing and imaging.

He is the expert’s expert and has collaborated with virtually every manufacturer and developer of color imaging products from the earliest days, shaping the powerful tools on which so many depend today. Macworld Conference and Expo 2007 — along with major manufacturers, Peachpit Press (Bruce’s publisher), and an array of imaging luminaries and digital photography superstars — is pleased to invite all conference attendees and exhibitors to a gala tribute for legendary consultant, author and lecturer Bruce Fraser.

Hosted by internationally renowned musician and photographer Graham Nash, this program promises to be the must-attend event of the conference.

   
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