0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2009 4:13 AM by Juandfr

    Blur tool moonlighting as Burn


      For some reason when I use the Blur tool, it reduces saturation and luminosity. The Adobe support people are dismissing my problem by saying that it only occurs on an old (no longer supported) version, even though I've found this problem in versions MX, 8, and CS4.


      Anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this?


      Case #0181069187



      Friday, July 31, 2009 4:06:02 PM PDT


      Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:11:27 AM PDT




      Studio Standard 6.0

      Support contract

      Adobe Support Program


      Blur tool darkens image

      Notes & responses

      Notes to Customer

      Friday, July 31, 2009 4:05:52 PM PDT
      Hello Jennifer,


      Thank you for contacting Adobe® Web Support for assistance with
      Macromedia Studio® 6.0.


      I apologize for the delay in responding to your case. We have
      experienced a recent increase in volume for web cases being submitted.
      We have made corrections in staffing and expect to be caught up with our
      backlog of cases soon.


      I understand that when you use the blur tool on a bitmapped image, it
      reduces the saturation and luminosity.


      This version has been discontinued and is no longer supported via phone
      or web cases. We only support versions of the Creative Suite® 3 and
      Creative Suite 4 via telephone or web. We do have an online
      knowledgebase that is helpful for finding solutions for these older
      products. The URL below will take you to our knowledgebase:




      We also have User-to-User forums available. On our forums, you can enter
      your problem or concerns to see if another Adobe user can offer advice.
      The URL for the User-to-User forum is below:




      Customer ID number: 129932008


      For more information on Adobe products or services please visit us at:
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      Best Regards,


      Benjamin H.
      Adobe Web Support

      Notes from Customer

      Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:11:27 AM PDT
      I am having an issue where when I use the blur tool to try to blend areas of a bitmap, especially on higher intensities, the result
      is a patch of colour darker than any of the pixels that were present before the blurring took place. The blurring also seems to have
      the effect of lowering the saturation of the affected area.


      I have been able to replicate this apparent bug in Fireworks MX, 8, and CS4. Scouring the internet, I have yet to find any reference
      s or documentation of this problem.


      I'm running Windows XP and sometimes use a Wacom tablet.


      Please notify me of any progress made towards a solution of this problem, as I require the functioning use of your products to do my


      Jennifer Lawrence
      Operating System: Windows XP Home
      Browser: Firefox