A new plugin called Timeline, from PixelNovel, combines the geek-centric revision control features of Subversion with the non-geekery of Photoshop, and presents it all as a fluid plugin that makes the entire process trivial.
Timeline goes beyond other options and uses a Subversion repository to store any revision of your progress while working on a Photoshop file. If you don’t know what Subversion is, that’s ok. Timeline simply shows you a row of previews of versions you’ve chosen to save, and you can jump back in time with a couple of clicks. Make a change, commit it, jump to a different version … all in a slick, minimal toolbar. You can add comments (a commit message for those already svn-savvy) to each revision, which is handy whether you’re working alone or collaborating.
Available for a mere $60 for the plugin, and an extra monthly/annual fee for storage if you decide to let them host your repository.
Timeline from Pixelnovel, via Timeline: no-regret version control for Photoshop.
R.C.Hoetzlein has a great timeline infographic that shows the evolution and relationships of art, new media, science, technology, and war. It shows alot of great details, like:
- Consumer Art, including comics, animation and video games
- A few key artists are shown for each movement.
- Rise of the avante-garde in Europe, and Rise of science in America, shown as increasing gray bars.
- Major wars shown in red, with thickness roughly indicating number of lives lost. (Eg. World War I = 16 million. World War II = 65 million)
- Major theories in other fields impacting art, including Saussure’s linguistics, Freud & Jung’s psychology, and Barthe, Strauss & Burnham’s semiotics.
- Media theorists (at top), including Walter Benjamin, Marshal McLuhan, Greenberg, Virilio and Manovich.
- Important moments in 20th. science (at bottom)
- World population increases for every 1 billion people.
ART Timeline via ART Timeline – Chart Porn.