Adobe has released version 9.3.4 and 8.2.4 of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix operating systems. According to Adobe’s security advisory, this release fixes critical vulnerabilities which allow for remote code execution: “These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” This can happen by just browsing through the Internet or with malicious email attachments, for example. They were made public on the Black Hat conference three weeks ago.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off )
You have an upside down PDF document. Maybe you scanned a document the wrong way, or you received it from a teammate. Now you want to fix it.
The "rotate" feature of Adobe Reader might be a solution, but it is only a temporary solution. Close Adobe Reader and the PDF is upside down again. You need to rotate your document permanently. You can also ask Google for free software. There are a lot of. Some of them are genuinely free. Some pretend to be free but will inject a watermark in the rotated document or will just rotate the first few pages. All must be downloaded and installed. Not convenient for a one shot operation.
RotatePDF.net to the rescue! RotatePDF.net allows you to rotate your PDF documents just nicely:Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
Lightroom was designed for photographers and by photographers to help them focus on what they love—the art and craft of photography. Lightroom provides photographers with an elegant and efficient way to work with their growing digital image collections, bring out the best in their images, and make an impact from raw capture to creative output, all while maintaining the highest possible quality each step of the way.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
Two weeks after Adobe released a critical patch for Flash and Acrobat Reader Trusteer research shows that almost 80% of Internet users are still vulnerable. This is the biggest security hole on the Internet today and the failure of Adobe to address it in a
timely manner is extremely troubling.
Despite being the standard and most used application for reading PDF documents worldwide Adobe Reader is hated by many, over the time Acrobat Reader has become bloated with unwanted features and increasing loading times making users switching to alternate lightweight PDF readers (like Foxit reader or sumatra ) being a standard compliant PDF software Adobe Reader has advantages over other PDF readers as it renders PDF documents perfectly when many lightweight PDF readers fail to do so.
To solve the bloat problem some talented developers(Shark007, XhmikosR) have removed the unwanted bloat from the official Adobe Reader installation and released the non-bloated software as Adobe Reader Lite 188.8.131.52
It is 21.7 MB in size while downloading.
Lite version changes: v.26:
- Removed Apollo_nppdf32.dll, Stamps, Stamps_ENU
- Really changed GUIFlags for SFX executable
- Restored DigSig and PPKLite plugins needed to open/fill some forms
- Disabled "No Save" warning when filling forms
- Added description to the Start Menu shortcut
- No autorun and desktop shortcuts
- Start menu shortcut converted to non-advertised
- Removed several features and plugins that the average user has no need for
- Removed Beyond Adobe and Lic. Agreement popups
- Removed all (auto)update® features
- Removed AcroRd32Info.exe with no errors in the event log
- Form filling allowed
- No dialog asking to help make Adobe Reader better and more stuff removed
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