December 14, 2006
Some of our visitors to PhotoshopNews may already be aware that Bruce Fraser, noted author, lecturer and “color geek”, was diagnosed several months ago with terminal lung cancer.
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.
For those who don’t know him, Bruce Fraser is an internationally well known author, consultant and speaker on the topics of digital imaging and color reproduction. In addition to authoring the highly successful Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2, he has been a contributing editor for Macworld magazine and co-author of the best-selling books Real World Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Real World Color Management, Second Edition, and the recently released Real World Image Sharpening. Bruce has also penned numerous articles, most recently for CreativePro.com. Bruce is a partner in PixelGenius, LLC. where he designed PhotoKit Sharpener.
Bruce is a humble and gentle man of rare genius and dry humor who over the years has added immensely to the collective knowledge of the digital imaging industry.
It goes without saying that this latest news has come as a great shock to those of us who have known and worked with Bruce over the years and come to love him, including his friends and colleagues in Pixel Genius. Bruce and Angela have both been very much in our thoughts and at this point in time we wanted to let the wider public know his current situation and give people a chance to write and pay tribute.
If you wish to express your sentiments to Bruce, you may do so here in the comments section under this story. We will gather them and forward them to Bruce and possibly use them in an upcoming tribute to Bruce that is being planned for Macworld on Janurary 10th, 2007. We will be posting additional information regarding the tribute to PhotoshopNews shortly.