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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Samsung L700 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Samsung L700!
13:19 EDT - With a nice build and an attractive price, the Samsung L700 looks like a pretty good deal at under $200.

The Samsung L700 is a 7.2 megapixel, 3x zoom pocket digital camera with a 2.5-inch LCD. As most small pocket digital cameras do these days, the Samsung L700 includes a high ISO setting of 1,600 to reduce... (More)



KODAK logo PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers Now Available in More Than 7,600 Stores Worldwide
11:45 EDT - Eight Months After Revolutionizing Home Printer Category, Kodak Establishes Channel-Wide Availability Around the Globe ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 31, 2007 -- Since the introduction of its revolutionary inkjet business model and groundbreaking consumer value proposition, Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) has signed premier retail accounts across consumer electronics, office superstore, warehouse and mass... (More)



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Canon PowerShot S5 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon S5 IS!
20:14 EDT - The 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot S5 IS digital camera is a moderate update to its very popular predecessor, the Canon S3 IS.

The Canon S5 IS maintains many of the S3's strong points, including an image-stabilized 12x optical zoom lens (36mm-432mm/35mm equivalent), a wide range of sophisticated features and a solid, digital-SLR-like... (More)



DxO release schedule update
11:37 EDT - The folks at DxO Labs have today announced the release date for their upcoming DxO Optics Pro v5 application, first unveiled a month ago.

At that time, availability was predicted for Fall 2007. Today's news refines this somewhat, with release now predicted for the second half of November 2007 - at least, for PC users. A revised release date... (More)



Lightroom Update Due Soon For Leopard
11:34 EDT - 'Soon' means mid-November, according to the product manager.

Adobe Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty wrote today in a Lightroom Journal entry that the company "we'll be releasing an update in mid-November" to address Lightroom compatibility issues with Mac OS... (More)



Kingston CF ElitePro 16GB 1.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Increases Performance of CompactFlash Elite Pro Memory Cards for Continuous, High-Resolution Image Capture
11:18 EDT - Faster Write Speed Maximizes Camera System Performance FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- October 29, 2007 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is increasing the overall performance of its popular CompactFlash Elite Pro Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional photographers maximize the performance from their high-end imaging... (More)



Firmware patch released for Sony DSLR-A700 (UPDATED)
09:37 EDT - Sony has released a firmware update for their DSLR-A700 in Europe and other parts of the globe, it should be posted on the US support site soon.

This has already been announced by Sony Europe, Sony US tells us they'll have it up on the US support site by later today. We'll update this news item as soon as it appears, but it should show up here.... (More)



Monday, October 29, 2007

Smugmug's logo. Click here to visit the Smugmug website! PRESS RELEASE: SmugMug Enhances Photo Upload Options in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
17:04 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SmugMug members can access a new world of photo editing thanks to Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 6 software. Available for Windows(R), Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity and personality into their photos. The brand new software offers an option for SmugMug customers to edit photos before... (More)



Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Bobcar Mobile Showrooms Scoot Around Manhattan
16:52 EDT - Unique 3-wheeled vehicle uses integrated approach to target camera buyers during holiday season. NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2007)… PENTAX Imaging Company is showing off its digital camera line-up on the streets of Manhattan throughout the holiday shopping season using a unique approach – BobCar Showrooms. The new BobCars are three-wheeled, energy efficient, mini-vehicles that offer a... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Photobook Creator Now Available In Major Superstores Throughout The U.S.
15:14 EDT - Award-Winning PhotoBook Creator Makes Beautiful Custom Photo Books for Holiday Gifts U.S. Brick and Mortar Presence Complements Impressive Online Sales Alpharetta, GA, October 26, 2007 - Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation product line, announced today that its PhotoBook Creator complete hardcover photobook binding... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Local Patagonia Store Holds Extreme Sports Photo Contest
15:12 EDT - Entries Accepted Oct. 15-31; Grand Prize is Trip to Vietnam VENTURA, CALIFORNIA (October, 2007) - Patagonia stores are holding a photo contest called "Capture a Patagoniac" inviting customers to submit a photo of themselves or family members engaged in activities from rock climbing to fly fishing while wearing Patagonia clothing. Customers will then be asked to vote for the entry that best captures... (More)



Friday, October 26, 2007

Nack Answers Leopard CS3 Questions
22:13 EDT - Photoshop CS3 is good to go and CS2 has only one issue.

In a blog entry today, Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager John Nack reports that "most Adobe apps don't require updates in order to run well" under Mac OS X 10.5, which was released today. Quoting... (More)



whibal150.jpg Accessory Review: WhiBal White Balance Reference
19:24 EDT - An inexpensive tool to guarantee accurate color regardless of the light source.

White balance is one of those rarely discussed issues in digital imaging that deserves a full airing. Your camera is always guessing at it when you set its White Balance mode to Auto. And many sources... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: LiveBooks Introduces New Packages And Pricing
17:53 EDT - All new liveBooks Professional combines liveBooks’ most useful features with new pricing choices to maximize value for the professional photo industry. San Francisco, CA. – October 18, 2007 — liveBooks, Inc., the leading provider of fully editable website solutions for professional photographers, announced it is releasing new packages and new pricing under the product name liveBooks... (More)



Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.6 Update
15:15 EDT - Not just for Leopard, the update improves performance and stability.

Apple has released a 131-MB update to Aperture recommended for all users for its performance and stability improvements. The update should also be installed before updating to Mac OS X Leopard, the company... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Kerr Drug Launches New Online Digital Imaging Solution Using LifePics
14:17 EDT - Boulder, CO, October 26, 2007 - LifePics announced today that it is now the online digital imaging solutions provider for Kerr Drug, a North and South Carolina chain of community pharmacies known for its exceptional customer service. With the LifePics solution, Kerr Drug will offer its customers a very broad range of products, many available in one hour, through the most open platform in the online... (More)



Thursday, October 25, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Partners With 6Sight & PMA To Showcase International Face Imaging Scientists
18:42 EDT - Speakers Announced for Conference Burlingame, CA, October 25, 2007 - FotoNation®, http://www.fotonation.com, a world-leading provider of embedded imaging solutions for the imaging industry, announced today that they have partnered with 6Sight and PMA to showcase some of the best international research scientists on face-based imaging technology at the 2007 6Sight® Future of Imaging Conference... (More)



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony DSC-S700!
10:52 EDT - The Sony Cyber-shot S700 digital camera doesn't share many of the whiz-bang features of its W-Series, T-Series, and H-Series cousins.

But its nice metal body, above average speed, ultra-compact body, and 7.2-megapixel sensor make the Sony S700 an intriguing alternative. With a recent price cut, the Sony S700 competes with many entry-level... (More)



Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Canon EOS 40D digital SLR. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon EOS 40D!
21:43 EDT - In many ways the Canon EOS 40D seems a bit behind the market, coming late to the 10-megapixel game.

But the image quality speaks for itself: Canon was right to wait until they could do it very well. Images captured from ISO 100 to 800 are essentially no-compromise when printed at 13x19 inches. Canon... (More)



SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sandisk Sues To Enforce Memory System Patents
21:22 EDT - Twenty-Five Card Vendors and Controller Suppliers Named in Patent Infringement Suits MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, October 24, 2007 – SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced the filing of three patent infringement actions against 25 companies that manufacture, sell and import USB flash drives, CompactFlash cards, multimedia cards, MP3/media players and/or other removable flash storage... (More)



PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies Named A 'Mission Partner' And 'Flash Memory Of Choice' For National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program Through 2010
13:40 EDT - PARSIPPANY, N.J. - October 24, 2007 - PNY Technologies® has teamed up with the National Geographic Society to be a Mission Partner and the "Flash Memory of Choice" of the Emerging Explorers Program through 2010, it was announced today. National Geographic Mission Partners are a select group of corporate partners whose business practices align with the Society's mission of inspiring people to care... (More)



Sony announces DSC-T2
00:01 EDT - Sony has today globally announced the latest in its T-series of digital camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2.

The Sony DSC-T2 features an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.7" touch panel LCD display. The DSC-T2's 38 - 114mm equivalent... (More)



Tuesday, October 23, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Lite-On IT Introduces New Line of Digital Photo Frames Under New cenOmax Brand
14:44 EDT - Feature-Rich F7024B Digital Photo Frame Offers a 7-inch LCD Screen, Four Stylish Interchangeable Frame Inserts to Match Home Decor and Four Seasons of the Year FREMONT, Calif. -- Oct. 23 -- LiteOn IT, a world leader of optical storage solutions for PCs, is introducing its first digital photo frame under its new consumer brand name cenOmax. The company announced it will introduce additional IT and... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix Z10fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm paints the big apple green (and Pink and Blue and Orange) with "z" Launch Party
11:47 EDT - Lineup to include The Bravery, Locksley and Emmy Award and Peabody Award Winning Comedian Paul Mecurio; Z-Inspiration Photo Contest Winners to attend as VIP Guests Valhalla, N.Y., October 22, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced the lineup for the FinePix Z10fd Launch Party taking place this Thursday, October 25th at the Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, one of New York City's premier music venues.... (More)



Monday, October 22, 2007

InfoTrends Survey: Pros Prefer Adobe Camera Raw For Raw Conversion
17:40 EDT - Seond-place Lightroom outruns Aperture among Mac users.

A survey of 1,026 professional photographers taken in August by InfoTrends (http://www.infotrends.com) shows that Adobe Photoshop (presumably Adobe Camera Raw plug-in) remains the tool of choice for Raw... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces New "Get A Grip" Promotion For FinePix S5 Pro
13:55 EDT - Valhalla, N.Y., October 17, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce a new promotion that enables professional photographers to purchase a FinePix S5 Pro camera at the reduced price of $1,699.95 - a $200 savings. In addition, Fujifilm is also offering professional photographers a free Power Grip, plus a Pantone Huey™ Pro* with purchase of the S5 Pro Body Only Kit, a savings of $280... (More)



Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Launches Nationwide 'Capture To Print' Seminar Series For Professional Photographers
12:20 EDT - Free Educational Seminars to Feature Live Demonstrations, Tips to Streamline Photographic Workflow Valhalla, N.Y., October 17, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced the launch of a series of free educational seminars for professional photographers to be held in five cities across the United States. Entitled 'Capture to Print Solutions,' these seminars are designed to inform and educate professional... (More)



Friday, October 19, 2007

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Of America, Inc. Appoints Ned Bunnell New President Of Imaging Division
15:07 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (October 17, 2007) ... Ko Torigoe, president of PENTAX of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Edward H. "Ned" Bunnell has been appointed president of PENTAX Imaging Company. Ned Bunnell's knowledge of the photo industry, accomplishments as a professional photographer and experience in product planning, channel marketing and business development at Canon Computer Systems, Polaroid,... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Rolleiflex, Direct Source Marketing To Unveil Hy6 at PhotoPlus - Advanced medium format film/digital camera with interchangeable back
14:24 EDT - PhotoPlus - Booth 154 - New York, NY (October 18, 2007) -- An advanced medium format camera for film and digital applications that features the ability to accept pro digital backs and an auto focus zoom lens will be unveiled here today at PhotoPlus Expo by Direct Source Marketing (D.S.M.) Called the Rolleiflex Hy6, the new camera is a film-digital breakthrough that features an open system for high-end... (More)



Canon's EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Adjustment to solve Canon 1D Mark III AF issues
14:18 EDT - After a longer-than-usual delay, Canon will soon announce the official solution to the widely-reported AF issues with their EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR.

A number of photographers --largely sports shooters, who rely heavily on the 1D Mark III's AI-Servo predictive autofocus system -- have reported problems with inaccurate focus when shooting rapidly moving... (More)



Thursday, October 18, 2007

Leaf's AFi medium format digital camera. Courtesy of Leaf, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Leaf to Showcase New AFi Medium-Format Digital Camera At PhotoPlus Expo in New York
15:01 EDT - Targets professional photographers who seek high speed, intuitive design and exceptional quality Elmsford, NY October 17, 2007 - Leaf, the acclaimed leader in the design of digital backs for professional photographers and developer of the world's fastest digital camera backs, announced the official launch of the new Leaf AFi - a next-generation, medium-format digital camera aimed at professional... (More)



The Lensbaby 3GPL. Courtesy of Lensbabies, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Lensbabies™ Goes to the Movies
14:36 EDT - Lensbabies Introduces the PL Mount Lensbaby 3G™ 3rd Generation Selective Focus SLR Lens Now Available for Movie Cameras and Video Cameras New York, NY - (October 18, 2007) PhotoPlus Expo 2007 Booth #1046 - Lensbabies, LLC disclosed today the Lensbaby 3GPL, a PL mount version of its acclaimed selective focus (SLR) lens, Lensbaby 3G™. The Lensbaby 3GPL is a unique prime lens specially designed... (More)



onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition
14:26 EDT - New software plug-ins utilize the power of Photoshop® Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation New York, NY - October 18, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces two new digital imaging software plug-ins - PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software's new PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful new Photoshop plug-in... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Introduces PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition
14:22 EDT - New version of award-winning software now includes onOne Software's complete Pro Digital Frame Bundle - new collections added from Kevin Kubota and Laurie Excell New York, NY - October 18, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today PhotoFrame 3.1 (formerly known as PhotoFrame Pro 3.1) and the introduction of the new PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition incorporating the complete onOne Software Pro... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Introduces PhotoTune 2.0 Software
14:19 EDT - New product incorporates newly acquired 20/20 Color MD 2.0 and SkinTune 2.0 plug-ins NewYork, NY - October 18, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., introduces today PhotoTune 2.0 - an easy-to-use Adobe® Photoshop® plug-in incorporating the company's newly acquired color-correction plug-ins - 20/20 Color MD™ 2.0 and SkinTune™ 2.0. "Having recently acquired PhotoTune Software and their... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Acquisition of PhotoTune Software
13:59 EDT - onOne Software adds patented image correction technology and skin color research to its product offerings New York, NY - October 18, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the acquisition of Photoshop® plug-in company PhotoTune Software along with two of the company's color-correction plug-ins - 20/20 Color MD™ 2.0 and SkinTune™ 2.0. "20/20 Color MD 2.0 and SkinTune 2.0 are... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of More Than 100 Free PhotoPresets for Adobe® Camera RAW
13:14 EDT - Free presets created by Photoshop Guru and Instructor Jack Davis New York, NY - October 18, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of over 100 free customized presets for Adobe Camera RAW 4.1 (ACR) created by Photoshop Guru and Instructor Jack Davis for onOne Software. Just like the 85 presets previously released by onOne Software for Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom™, these... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Perfect-Pixs Appoints BKA Photo USA Distributor
13:10 EDT - Affordable Digital Photographic Reference Cards for Photo Dealers and Digital Photographers Perfect-Pixs colour rendition, gray tone and custom white balance cards are now available to the photo retail trade at large in the USA. BKA Photo (Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group) has been appointed as the sole distributor for the entire family of Perfect-Pixs products in the USA. Perfect-Pixs products are... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: KoffeePhoto photo sharing gets two additional locales, Simplified Chinese and Czech
13:03 EDT - Strasbourg, France - 19 october 2007 - Photo sharing needs to be close to everybody's everyday life. Therefore, no language boundaries should refrain its use. Since beginning of its development, KoffeePhoto was to break the boundaries and address the needs of photo sharing throughout the world. With this in mind, KoffeePhoto rapidly included five locales, being English, French, German, Japanese and... (More)



Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom™
12:16 EDT - Time-saving tutorial helps photographers master Lightroom New York, NY - PhotoPlus Expo Booth #560 (October 18, 2007) - Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new tutorial, Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom, created by professional photographer and instructor Kevin Kubota. Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom is the latest time-saving tutorial from Kevin Kubota-a master... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces Spring 2008 Digital Photography Bootcamp® Workshop
12:14 EDT - Next Digital Photography Bootcamp scheduled for April 20-25, 2008 and one Kubota scholarship space is available New York, NY - PhotoPlus Expo Booth #560 (October 18, 2007) - Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 15th Digital Photography Bootcamp workshop April 20-25, 2008. Bootcamp, taught by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: AsukaBook Launches Three New Products at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City
12:08 EDT - New York, NY - PhotoPlus Expo Booth #554 (October 18, 2007) - AsukaBook USA, a division of Kubota Image Tools, introduces today three new products at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2007. Making their debuts are the new Book Bound LX, Book Bound FLX and a new Varnish choice in the Book Bound EX line. "AsukaBook prides itself on listening to the needs of its customers and providing... (More)



Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces New Color Efex Pro™ 3.0
12:06 EDT - The leading digital photographic filters for Photoshop® adds powerful selective control, film styles and much more in its latest release New York, NY - October 18, 2007 (Photo Plus Expo, Booth #760) - Nik Software, Inc. today announced the latest upgrade to its award-winning Color Efex Pro collection of photographic filters for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. The new Color Efex... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Availability of Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX
12:01 EDT - Award-winning Capture NX from Nikon and Nik Software's Color Efex Pro™ 2.0 for Capture NX put creative power and control at photographers' fingertips New York, NY - October 18, 2007 (PhotoPlus Expo Booth #760) - Nik Software Inc. today announced a new powerful photo editing software bundle designed specifically for professional and advanced amateur photographers. Available directly from Nik... (More)



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sony's HDMS-S1D Digital Photo Album. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Sony's New Digital Photo Album Turns Photo Collections Into High-Definition Entertainment
19:10 EDT - Store, Organize and Share Photos with Slideshow and Scrapbook-style displays NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2007 -Sony today announced the HDMS-S1D Digital Photo Album for shutterbugs who want to archive, organize and enjoy slideshows of their digital photos. This compact device features an 80GB hard drive, connects to a high definition television via HDMI and showcases up to 50,000 high resolution photos. ... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Sony Introduces New Compact Version Of PictureStation Photo Printing Kiosk At Photo Plus Show
18:18 EDT - New Model Offers Full Functionality, Range of Print Sizes and Scanning in Easily Expandable, Small Footprint NEW YORK (PhotoPlus Booth digital #1118) Oct. 17, 2007 - Sony is expanding its line of PictureStation photofinishing kiosks with a new compact system that offers a full range of creative features and print capabilities. The new model is less than half the size of its larger counterpart, and... (More)



ExtremeIII8gb-sdhc-card-bla.jpg PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Introduces 8-Gigabite SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Card for High-Performance Digital Cameras
17:01 EDT - Increases Storage for Still Images and Video Clips NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- More capacity and fast transfer speeds are the chief benefits of the SanDisk Extreme III 8-GB SDHC (SD High-Capacity) flash memory card, which was introduced today by SanDisk Corp. This and other imaging products from SanDisk will be displayed in Booth 1808 at PhotoPlus 2007 International Conference & Expo, which opens... (More)



Datacolor debuts Spyder3
15:05 EDT - Color management company Datacolor yesterday launched a new version of its popular Spyder-series colorimeter.

Available in two variants - either the Spyder3Elite or Spyder3Studio - the new Datacolor Spyder3 is almost 40% smaller than its predecessor, but packs in a variety of new features. An embedded ambient... (More)



Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olympus' E-3 digital SLR. Copyright  2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Olympus' E-3 DSLR announced, previewed
18:01 EDT - Olympus Imaging America Inc. has today announced its new E-3 digital SLR, slated to reach US shores before the end of the year - and we've just published a preview of the camera to help readers get the full story.

A replacement for the company's well-received but now rather long in the tooth E-1 digital SLR, which was officially announced a little under four and a half years ago, the Olympus E-3 looks to be a significant... (More)



Olympus: Three new lenses and a teleconverter
18:01 EDT - Alongside its anouncement of the new E-3 digital SLR, Olympus has today unveiled three new lenses and a 2x teleconverter.

When used in concert with the E-3 and its new 11-point autofocus system, the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD lens is said to offer the world's fastest autofocus speeds for a standard zoom lens.... (More)



Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Photojournalist Colin Finlay Gives Insight into Photographing War, Famine and His Transition to Advertising Photography on Kingston Technology's Icons Site
11:46 EDT - Kingston Microsite Encourages Visitors to Submit Questions, Learn from Pros Fountain Valley, CA - October 16, 2007 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has posted an interview with photojournalist and documentary photographer Colin Finlay on its 'Icons of Photography' microsite. The 20 Questions interview gives site visitors an up-close-and-personal... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: IDC: Nikon Leads Wireless Digital Camera Technology
09:08 EDT - Analyst Firm IDC publishes authoritative document citing Nikon Wireless Solutions as an edge in a digital imaging world without wires MELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 16) -- Nikon has announced key findings from IDC, a leading technology analyst, resulting from their white paper titled "The Evolution of Wireless Photography," concluding: Nikon is and always has been on the forefront of the wireless revolution.... (More)



Monday, October 15, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Travel Photographer of the Year Launches New Photo Tours to Thailand
15:35 EDT - Award-winning travel journalist and photographer Ewen Bell has expanded his range of exclusive photo tours with a new adventure in Thailand. Scheduled for January 2008, this tour will be the first of an annual journey through the Kingdom of Siam, traveling with a maximum group size of eight. Anyone who has dreamt of learning how travel photographers capture their evocative images can now enjoy an... (More)



Kodak's Sasson to Enter CEA Hall of Fame for Digital Camera
11:03 EDT - Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Sasson's invention.

Calling his invention of Kodak's first digital camera, "a weird little thing taking place in a back lab," Steven Sasson will be one of 11 inductees into the Consumer Electronics Association's Hall of Fame.... (More)



Friday, October 12, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: SyncPix™ Lets Consumers Do More Than Ever With Pictures
13:11 EDT - New digital picture frame automatically downloads, optimizes and sorts images into albums; features energy-saving motion detector TOTOWA, N.J., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartparts, Inc., (www.smartpartsproducts.com), today announced the retail arrival of the long-awaited SyncPix(TM) digital picture frame, winner of American Photo's 2007 Editor's Choice Award. This state-of-the-art frame gives never-before-experienced... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Chameleon Plug-in v.5.0: A Breakthrough in Photo Collage Creation
13:05 EDT - AKVIS LLC releases version 5.0 of its photo collage plug-in AKVIS Chameleon. The new version is a true breakthrough in photo collage creation. The program offers a new mode that allows transferring a roughly selected object to a new background with a clean result. No precise mask tools are needed! Now the program has an interface and all in all three modes with different collage possibilities. The... (More)



Thursday, October 11, 2007

Nikon Takes Four to the Floor Tour to San Francisco
14:36 EDT - We clocked some overtime last night at Ruby Skye, the nightclub on the site of the old Stage Door Theater in downtown San Francisco.

Somehow we got by the bouncer and were escorted (in a nice way) upstairs to the old theater balcony made over into a bar. Two bars actually. One for libations and the other for cameras. An attentive fellow... (More)



Accessory Review: Klikk Camera Stand
12:39 EDT - Our newsletter editor discovers a flat tripod on Columbus day (well, more or less).

If Dr. Phil devoted a show to photographers, the topic of tripods would elicit some disturbing confessions. Everyone knows you need one. Everyone knows why. But very, very few of us are emotionally stable... (More)



Photoshop CS3 Printing Fixes Due
12:05 EDT - Adobe makes an unusual offer to users having problems with the current release.

Late yesterday, Photoshop Product Manager John Nack posted an entry on his blog acknowledging that "many people have been unhappy with printing from Photoshop CS3 (overwhelmingly on Windows), and we've... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Mouse Embryo Captures Top Honors at Nikon Small World
11:53 EDT - MELVILLE, N.Y. -- From a background of blackness emerges a peaceful image of bright red and green -- a double transgenic mouse embryo -- this year's winning entry in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The image was captured by Gloria Kwon, a researcher at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, using widefield microscopy and red and green fluorescence. Nikon Small World recognizes... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Tamron partners with Triscape to promote digital scrapbooking day
11:21 EDT - Scrapbookers can enter to win a Tamron 18-250mm zoom lens as part of Digital Scrapbooking Day festivities October 10, 2007, Commack, NY --Tamron has partnered with Triscape, Inc, makers of the award-winning FxFoto Creative photo organization and digital scrapbooking software, to promote Digital Scrapbooking Day, held this year on November 3rd. Tamron, a leading manufacturer of high power zoom lenses... (More)



Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kodak EasyShare Z885. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Kodak Z885!
13:08 EDT - The Kodak Z885 is a bargain-priced digital camera, so you'd think it would have a long list of trade-offs and compromises.

But the Kodak EasyShare Z885 has some surprising features, like a 5x optical zoom, Smart Scene modes so you don't have to tell the camera what it's looking at, and very high ISO sensitivity. And though... (More)



or-e6mm.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual'
13:05 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Bestselling author Barbara Brundage, whose day job is playing the harp, didn't plan on becoming an authority on Elements, one the world's most popular photo-editing programs. Yet her newest publication -- Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, $39.99) -- clearly secures Barbara's position as the premier Elements' expert. "I'm a lowly musician, but if I can learn... (More)



SLRGear.com's logo. Click here to visit the SLRGear.com website! Three new lens tests posted on SLRgear.com
12:09 EDT - Three new lenses today, one each from Canon, Nikon and Tamron.

We've finished the reviews for three lenses, and as of today, they're available on the SLRGear.com site. Lens design has come a long way as we heap praise on all three of them. Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Gefen Introduces Wireless USB 2.0 Extender
12:02 EDT - CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- No cables are required to transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100 feet in distance with the new Wireless USB Extender from Gefen. This sender/receiver system delivers cable-free USB connectivity and is designed to offer a useful, plug and play method of removing USB devices from the computer station. It is effective in extending typical computer peripherals such as keyboard/mouse... (More)



mustek.gif PRESS RELEASE: Mustek Expands Digital Photo Frame Line with High-Resolution 8-inch PF-D852AM
11:50 EDT - High-Quality Frame Features 800x600 Resolution, Built-in 128-MB Memory, Plus Clock/Calendar IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10 -- Traditional photo frames are fast going the way of old-fashioned film cameras. In fact, worldwide shipments of digital photo frames are expected to surge from two million last year to upwards of ten million by 2010, as consumers embrace this dynamic new way to display hundreds of... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: New Stuffit Deluxe Features Breakthrough Compression of MP3 Files, PDFs And High Quality Images
11:39 EDT - StuffIt Deluxe 12 for Mac Features New Advances in Compression for Graphics and Popular Office Document Files ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Oct. 10 -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. Consumer and Compression Group today announced the launch of StuffIt Deluxe 12.0, the latest update of its award winning Mac compression and file management utility. Building on its heritage of developing state-of-the-art file compression... (More)



Tuesday, October 9, 2007

PocketAlbumsm.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Introduces 'Pocket Album' Digital Key Chain Photo Viewer
15:25 EDT - LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 -- Digital Foci, Inc. has announced "Pocket Album," a digital keychain photo viewer with a 1.5-inch color LCD screen that lets you carry your favorite photos right in your pocket to share and relive your photo moments wherever you go. Pocket Album holds a selection of up to 74 pictures with its 8-MB internal memory. Photos can be viewed by scrolling manually or through an automatic... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Breeze Systems DSLR Remote Pro v1.5 introduces Remote Live View with Autofocus for Canon EOS 40D and 1D Mark III
11:07 EDT - 2nd October 2007: Breeze Systems announce the immediate availability of DSLR Remote Pro v1.5 for controlling Canon EOS cameras on Microsoft Windows. This innovative and highly regarded remote control application now controls Canon's new EOS 40D and 1D Mark III cameras. DSLR Remote Pro v1.5 has the unique ability to autofocus the 40D and 1D Mark III from a PC using a contrast detection algorithm on... (More)



Monday, October 8, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: DSLR Photography & Imaging Workshop Will Cruise The Southern Caribbean March 14-22, 2008
16:23 EDT - DSLR photography will be the focus of an eight-day workshop cruise embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to St. Maarten, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, in the Southern Caribbean, March 14-22, 2008. The workshop is the eighth in a highly successful series and is limited to 20 attendees who will participate in lectures, demonstrations and critiquing sessions in a relaxed learning environment. In addition to... (More)



Stellar Phoenix' logo. Click here to visit the Stellar Phoenix website! PRESS RELEASE: Stellar Rolls out Phoenix Macintosh v2.0 Data Recovery Software
16:02 EDT - "This secure and reliable Macintosh data recovery software, which can be installed natively on a machine having Mac 10.3.9 or above, is a complete solution that helps in recovering data from damaged, deleted or corrupted volumes and also from initialized disks." Stellar Information Systems, the industry's leading and most advanced provider of data recovery products and services has launches Stellar... (More)



Canon: Potential A650 IS problem discovered
12:57 EDT - A document newly added to Canon USA"s website in the last few days reports a potential issue for the company's A650 IS digital camera.

According to Canon, the issue is restricted solely to cameras with a zero as the fifth digit of the serial number, and occurs in sunny conditions with the tilt/swivel LCD display arm opened. When sunlight... (More)



Friday, October 5, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Perfect-Pixs Distributor Network Continues to Expand
13:41 EDT - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - October 3, 2007 - The Pixel Place offically annouced today that Newpro UK has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the entire family of Perfect-Pixs products in the UK. Chris Wade annouced today "The Pixel Place is very excited about Newpro joining our growing network of international distributors. Newpro is a major photo channel market force in the UK and with... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: New "XShot" Photo & Video Accessory Offers Unique Focus & Fun.
01:04 EDT - (Santa Barbara, California) - It's a product that is really extending the number of ways consumers can shoot photos and videos. We've all seen people with their arms awkwardly extended trying to take a photo or shoot a video and include themselves in the shot. The XShot is a cleverly designed telescopic rod that attaches to any compact digital camera or hand-held video camera and allows photographers... (More)



Wednesday, October 3, 2007

General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: GE digital cameras, HSN team up to fight breast cancer
17:38 EDT - Sales to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2007) - General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE digital cameras, has announced a partnership with multichannel retailer HSN that will let consumers join in their effort to fight for breast cancer. HSN will offer a limited-edition GE camera during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A permanent... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Hamrick Software Releases VueScan 8.4.39
12:16 EDT - The most widely used scanning software, with support for Vista and over 750 scanners, has been downloaded more than five million times. PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the most widely used scanning software in the world, has released its latest version 8.4.39 -- containing more than 30 improvements since the last major release in February 2007 and support for 50 new scanners.... (More)



LifePics' logo. Click to visit the LifePics website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics Launches Its Innovative New Template Engine, Providing A Broad Selection Of Unique, Customizable Photo Products
11:58 EDT - Boulder, CO, October 1, 2007 - LifePics announced today the launch of its new template engine that raises the bar on how online template engines perform. The new LifePics template engine offers consumers the broadest selection of templated products available today, supports multiple template vendors, includes numerous customization options for each template, and provides relief to retailers from the... (More)



Sigma: New SD14 firmware v1.05
00:27 EDT - Sigma Japan has today announced a new firmware version for its SD14 digital SLR.

First announced in September 2006, the SD14 is the latest in Sigma's line of digital SLRs that feature Foveon image sensors, famous for their ability to capture full color information at every pixel location.... (More)



Tuesday, October 2, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Lamina, Zylight Partnership Moves Film and Video Industries Light Years Ahead
13:35 EDT - Innovative Companies and Their Ground-Breaking Products Come Together To Make Filmmakers' and News Reporters' Work Easier, Safer WESTAMPTON, NJ (October 2nd, 2007) - When a network photographer is chasing news, it can be more than an inconvenience to stop and change a light filter when running from daylight to indoors - it can be downright dangerous if you're in the midst of enemy forces or violent... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Alien Skin Releases Exposure 2
11:53 EDT - The world's best film simulator just got better. Exposure 2 is the new, even more feature-packed version of Alien Skin's award-winning Photoshop plug-in that gives digital photographs the look and feel of film. Whether you're a fashion or wedding photographer, a designer or art director, with Exposure 2 you'll have one-click access to the broadest range of film stocks and special effects settings... (More)



ACDSEE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee 10 Photo Manager Leverages the Latest in Devices and Online Sharing Tools, Offers Advanced Viewing, Editing Options
11:42 EDT - Photo Widget, upload tools for Flickr and SmugMug are among new features VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Oct. 2, 2007 -- ACD Systems International Inc. unveiled ACDSee 10 Photo Manager today, the latest update to its popular photo organization and sharing software. Improved features combine to make ACDSee 10 the most powerful and affordably priced tool available for seamless integration with photo sharing... (More)



Monday, October 1, 2007

Pentax's Optio V10 digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Pentax: Two new Optio digicams
18:00 EDT - Pentax has today announced two new digital camera models - one that continues its Optio A-series, and the other marking the beginning of a new V-series line.

The Pentax Optio A40 follows in the footsteps of the existing Optio A30 model. Body styling is similar, although the A40 is a few millimeters less tall and wide than its predecessor. Sensor resolution... (More)



Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Announces smc Pentax DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3ED AL [IF] High-performance Zoom Lens
18:00 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (October 1, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company is pleased to announce the smc PENTAX DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3ED AL [IF] interchangeable zoom lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. With an approximate 14X zoom ratio covering from wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges, this versatile lens handles a great variety of applications from wide-angle landscapes to close-up... (More)



DxO Optics Pro: New version on the way
12:48 EDT - French software company DxO Labs has announced that a new version of their unique photo-enhancing tool, Optics Pro, will soon be released.

DxO Optics Pro version 5 will include quite a few interesting new features. Noise reduction is now performed on the raw sensor data before demosaicing, which could potentially offer better image quality.... (More)

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