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Friday, October 31, 2008

Illunis' logo. Click here to visit the Illunis website! PRESS RELEASE: New 50 Mega Pixel Camera delivers incredible Image Quality
17:17 EDT - XMV-50100 Camera Delivers Incredible resolution and will revolutionize the imaging industry. Minnetonka, MN, October 27, 2008 - illunis LLC, mega pixel and custom OEM camera specialist, today introduces their latest camera, the XMV 50100, a 50 Mega Pixel camera based on the Eastman Kodak KAF-50100 sensor. The XMV-50100 offers an incredible resolution (8,176 x 6,132) with additional features such... (More)

Diskeeper's logo. Click here to visit the Diskeeper website! PRESS RELEASE: OOPS -- Deleted the Photos Off Your Camera? Get Undelete 2009!
14:54 EDT - BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - Diskeeper Corporation's newly released Undelete® 2009 software now instantly recovers digital photos accidentally deleted off cameras or PC hard drives. "Not only was I able to recover photos that I purposely deleted for test purposes, but Undelete 2009 found images on my camera that I had deleted four months ago. This was way before I even... (More)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: Western Europe Print On Demand Market to Achieve Substantial Growth through 2012
16:08 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) October 21, 2008 . . . According to InfoTrends’ research, the production copying and digital printing market in Western Europe will account for 449.6 billion impressions in 2012, generating total annual equipment, supply, and service revenues of nearly €10 billion. In addition, the retail value of print will surpass €79 billion. Colour print on demand continues to be... (More)

Nikon's Look Good in Pictures logo. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit the Look Good in Pictures website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Launches Star Studded Content for "Look Good in Pictures" Made-for-Web Series with Carson Kressley
13:04 EDT - Revolutionary New Series Helps Viewers Look Good and Feel Good in Pictures Melville, NY - Oct 22, 2008 - Nikon Inc. today launched additional timely content to In the latest episode, Carson shows viewers how to get the most from their photos using tips from the red carpet style gurus. Don't be camera shy! Let Carson show you how to get the most from your poses - and get... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: WD® Speeds Up My Passport™ Studio™ Drive With FireWire® 800 Interface
11:23 EDT - Mac® Computer Users, Creative Professionals Benefit from Large Storage, Fast Transfers LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC) today added a high-speed FireWire® 800 interface to its popular My Passport™ Studio™ portable drive to give Mac® computer users and creative professionals the fast performance they need.  The new interface... (More)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Memeo Brings Photo-Sharing to Mac and iPhone Users
20:49 EDT - New software makes it easy to skip Web site uploads and deliver photos directly to friends and family ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Oct. 29 -- Memeo, Inc., a leader in digital media management services for the home and business, today announced the availability of photo-sharing applications Mac Memeo Share and MemeoPhoto. These programs let individuals share high-resolution pictures and videos directly to... (More)

Digital Foci's Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8. Courtesy of Digital Foci, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Ships Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 Photo Viewer
18:36 EDT - Carry Over 4,000 Favorite Photos Right in Your Pocket on a High-Quality OLED Screen! Available in Red, Sky Blue & Charcoal Colors Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 2008 – Digital Foci, Inc. announced today that it is now shipping the Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 photo viewer with high-quality OLED screen.  Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 holds over 4,000 photos right... (More)

Four Thirds: Olympus updates lens firmware
13:30 EDT - Olympus has today announced updated firmware for five of its Four Thirds lenses.

In all cases, the updates make the lenses compatible with Panasonic's upcoming Lumix DMC-G1. The Panasonic G1 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera body, due to go on sale from mid-November and able to... (More)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Canon EOS 50D digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon. Canon EOS 50D Firmware Update Version 1.0.3
19:57 EDT - Canon has released firmware version 1.0.3 for the EOS 50D digital SLR. Available now via Canon Japan's website, the update incorporates a number of fixes, including one said to address the "Err 99" error.

This firmware update (Version 1.0.3) incorporates the following fixes.Corrects a phenomenon in which an image becomes overexposed when C.Fn.II-3 Highlight tone priority is set to "1" together with other... (More)

Digital Railroad Shuts Down
17:07 EDT - PhotoShelter Offers Archive Transfer Deal

A notice today on the Digital Railroad site informed visitors that the company has shut down after failing to find financing. While the notice gives no details about transferring existing archives, PhotoShelter... (More)

Duracell's logo. Click here to visit the Duracell website! PRESS RELEASE: Duracell Advances 'Trusted Everywhere' Brand Name To Flash Memory Products
13:42 EDT - BETHEL, Conn., Oct. 28, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers have powered their equipment with Duracell for more than 40 years, and now they can boost the memory of their devices with a full line of Duracell flash memory products created through a new alliance with Dane-Elec, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of memory. "When you think about it, flash memory is a great fit for Duracell... (More)

Nikon Updates D300 Firmware
11:24 EDT - The download, pulled earlier today, is again available....

Nikon has released its D300 firmware update (which was pulled earlier today). The A and B firmware updates to version 1.10 are available on its support site. Features The update features a number of... (More)

Apple Releases iPhoto 7.1.5
11:21 EDT - The update does for iPhoto what last week's Aperture update did for the company's premium photo editing application.

Late yesterday Apple released iPhoto 7.1.5, a free 9MB download available through Software Update or the direct download page. "This update improves the printing quality of books, cards and calendars... (More)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Recession? Not at Photo Plus East!
17:34 EDT - Dave's just back from the Photo Plus show in New York City; there were few signs of an economic slowdown at the show...

I'm just back in the office, after spending two days at the Photo Plus show in New York City, and what I saw there really makes me wonder about all the doom & gloom economic reports in the mainstream media.... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson America Advances Professional Ink Jet Printing With New Epson Stylus Pro 7900 And 9900 Printers
15:43 EDT - 24- and 44-Inch Printers Feature All-New Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink Technology Offering Creative Professionals Unmatched Color, Quality and Performance LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2008 – Representing a level of technology unprecedented in Epson’s history, Epson America today announced its next generation of professional ink jet printers – the 24-inch Epson Stylus®... (More)

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP Demonstrates Power of Digital Printing with Extended Alliance, New Solutions
15:19 EDT - NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2008 - HP today announced the extension of its collaboration with Magnum Photos, one of the world's most esteemed cooperatives of professional photographers, and, for the first time in North America, showcased the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer, which lets creative professionals and print service providers produce gallery-quality black-and-white and color prints. In ... (More)

LiveBooks' logo. Click here to visit the LiveBooks website! PRESS RELEASE: liveBooks Announces Flexible Payment Plan for Photo Community Amidst Economic Uncertainty
04:01 EDT - Financing Option Provides Photographers Affordable Access to Sophisticated Web Presence SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2008 – In an effort to help photographers’ continue their marketing efforts in the midst of economic turmoil, liveBooks, Inc. ( or call (800) 253-2085 for a free consultation. About liveBooks liveBooks, Inc. is the leader in providing... (More)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

LTU Technologies' logo. Click here to visit the LTU Technologies website! PRESS RELEASE: LTU Presents Portfolio of Photo Management Solutions at Picture Archive Council of America International Conference
15:36 EDT - Washington, DC, and New York, NY – October 24, 2008 – LTU technologies, the global leader in multimedia content control and search solutions, announced today its attendance at the 13th Annual Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) International Conference being held October 24 - 26, 2008 in New York City. LTU will be at the show to demonstrate its comprehensive image content control... (More)

Friday, October 24, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Photoflex Unveils New Rolling Case
19:48 EDT - Photographer Feedback Inspired Revisions and improvements to the popular Transpac Dual Kit Case Photographers spoke and Photoflex listened. Then they created a new design for the popular rolling case. The Transpac Dual Kit Case is the perfect choice for transporting location lighting kits. The case has a rugged exterior combined with a protective interior offering durability and safety in one piece.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Free Update to Dfine® 2.0
15:27 EDT - New update to Dfine 2.0 brings award-winning noise reduction to Aperture™, adds compatibility with Photoshop® Smart Objects, and provides new debanding control New York, NY (PhotoPlus Expo Booth #1448) – October 23, 2008 – Nik Software today announces availability of a free update to its award-winning Dfine 2.0 noise reduction software plug-in. Dfine version 2.1... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Showcases Silver Efex Pro™ for Creating Powerful Black-and-White Images
15:24 EDT - New plug-in for Photoshop® and Aperture™ incorporates proprietary U Point® Technology for precise selective tonal and contrast control New York, NY (PhotoPlus Expo Booth #1448) – October 23, 2008 – Nik Software showcases today at PhotoPlus Expo the new Silver Efex Pro photographic plug-in for use with Adobe® Photoshop® and Apple® Aperture™, the most... (More)

or-ps4ph.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers'
11:28 EDT - Compact, Portable Photoshop Advice You Can Take Anywhere SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Many photographers, even the pros, feel overwhelmed by all the options Photoshop provides. Fortunately O'Reilly's latest release, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers ($24.99), spotlights only the critical tools you'll need most often in one compact reference. In the new book, professional photographer and bestselling... (More)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Test Shots posted for Panasonic G1!
18:27 EDT - With targets still smoking after completing the Canon G10's full test suite, the Lab dove into the just-arrived, production-level Panasonic G1 digital camera and completed nearly the full suite of photos in a day. Only weather kept us from getting the usual FAR shots, since those require a sunny day.

The Panasonic G1's image quality looks pretty good, not just at low ISO either. We were pretty impressed with how relatively clean the ISO 1,600 shots are, especially for a 12-megapixel sensor that's smaller... (More)

or-cs4ooo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One'
15:15 EDT - Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 from Master Trainer Deke McClelland SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- How can you master the fundamentals of Photoshop CS4, with all of its incredible new features? Deke McClelland's latest offering -- Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One (O'Reilly Media, $49.99) -- provides an appealing and proven learning system, step-by-step text lessons, DVD-video demonstrations and exciting real-world... (More)

Canon PowerShot G10. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Canon G10 Test Shots Posted!
14:13 EDT - We've posted 189 test shots to the Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera preview, including a selection of RAW images for those who will use the Canon G10 for fine photography. The Canon G10's 28-140mm f/2.8 lens seems well paired with the 14.7-megapixel 1/1.7" CCD sensor.

According to the Lab guys, there are quite a few improvements to the Canon G10 worthy of note. The viewfinder, for starters is bigger and more useful. The screen's resolution is improved as well, and the... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Announces Pro-Photographer Program
13:58 EDT - Also announces 8.11 / 5.15 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor and lens modules realizing image quality equivalent to compact-type digital still cameras Tokyo, Japan –Sony Corporation today announced the commercialization of "IMX060PQ", a new type 1/2.5 CMOS image sensor "Exmor™" for use in camera enabled mobile phones that leverages Sony's proprietary formation technology to realize... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Releases FotoMagico 2.6
12:46 EDT - New version adds Adobe Lightroom 2 support and free FotoMagico Plug-in for Aperture MUNICH, Germany -- Oct. 23 -- Boinx Software has announced FotoMagico 2.6, an update to its award-winning photo presentation software for professional photographers. The new 2.6 version of FotoMagico Pro now also supports Adobe Lightroom 2 libraries and comes with a plug-in for Aperture, enabling photographers to select... (More)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus And PADI Dive Deeper Into Underwater Photography
16:02 EDT - Pioneers of Digital Photography and Scuba Diving Education Extend Partnership to Bring Underwater Photography to Recreational Divers of All Skill Levels LAS VEGAS, October 22, 2008 – Capturing in-water images is easier than ever for scuba divers and water enthusiasts of all levels as Olympus extends its partnership with PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) as the... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 Updates Available Tonight
11:56 EDT - At 9:01 p.m. Pacific Time tonight, Adobe will release updates to Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 users. The releases provide added Raw file support for 15 digital cameras including the Nikon D90, Nikon D700, Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 1000D. The Lightroom 2.1 update also includes improvements to... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! DxO announces Optics Pro 5.3
04:00 EDT - Boulogne, France-based DxO Labs has today announced that it is shipping a new version of its impressive DxO Optics Pro software that offers quite a range of new features - and to coincide with the launch, we've just posted a video preview recorded at the recent Photokina tradeshow.

DxO Optics Pro 5.3 brings dramatic improvements in Raw file processing, building on the previous release. In Optics Pro 5.2, DxO had changed its technique so as to perform noise removal before raw conversion... (More)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Olympus' E-420 Komachi kit. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Offers Limited Edition Komachi Kit For The Holidays
14:04 EDT - Marrying Beauty, Elegance and Performance in a Small Package CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 21, 2008 – Named after famous Japanese poet Ono no Komachi, who was renowned for her beauty, the E-420 Komachi Kit certainly lives up to its namesake. The new limited-edition kit caters to those looking for amazing image quality in a small and light digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera with an elegant... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Challenges Students To Capture “Your World” In Second Annual Photographers Of Tomorrow Contest
13:37 EDT - Prizes Include Olympus E-System Equipment and $5,000 Scholarship; Pro Photographers Critique Images, Public Vote Included for First Time CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 20, 2008 – Olympus today announced its second annual Photographers of Tomorrow contest, designed to inspire students enrolled in top photography programs. Under this year’s theme “YOUR WORLD: The Art of Technology... (More)

NIKON_2.GIF PRESS RELEASE: New Nikon School DVD Illuminates the Creative Possibilities of Portable Lighting
12:41 EDT - Legendary Photographers Bob Krist and Joe McNally Share Their Collective Wisdom in "A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting" Presented by Nikon School MELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 21) -- Nikon is pleased to announce a new DVD that guides viewers on advanced creative lighting techniques under the masterful instruction of award-winning National Geographic Traveler photographer Bob Krist and world renowned photojournalist... (More)

Lucidiom's logo. Click here to visit the Lucidiom website! PRESS RELEASE: Lucidiom Adds Photo Books to Walgreens’ Photo Category Solutions
11:14 EDT - Hot Custom Photo Product Added Just in Time for the Holidays Vienna, Va., Oct. 21, 2008 – Consumers of the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain, Walgreens, will enjoy the in-store convenience of Lucidiom photo book creations just in time for the holiday season.  Photo books supplement the chain’s existing Lucidiom photofinishing options – prints, custom photo... (More)

Fujifilm's SeeHere logo. Click here to visit the SeeHere website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Expands Its Range Of Photo Print Services With WWW.SEEHERE.COM
11:11 EDT - New Photo Web Site Aims to Convert Digital Images and High-Volume Online Photo Sharing Activity into Prints and  Photo Products VALHALLA, N.Y., October 21, 2008 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., today launched, a unique new web site that provides consumers with an integrated web platform for both sharing and managing their images, and ordering prints, photo products and gifts. ... (More)

Apple Releases Aperture 2.1.2
03:48 EDT - Printing of commercial products through Aperture has been improved.

Apple has released Aperture 2.1.2, which "improves the printing quality of books, cards and calendars ordered through the Aperture printing service." The 48MB update, recommended for all Aperture 2 customers,... (More)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Panasonic LX3!
22:14 EDT - Almost in a category by itself, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera really impressed us.

With a 10-megapixel imager, a high quality Leica lens, and a high-resolution 3-inch wide-screen LCD, the Panasonic LX3 was built to deliver high image quality in a small package. Gone are the noise problems... (More)

General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Dubai electronics show marks official launch of GE digital cameras in Middle East
21:20 EDT - TORRANCE, Calif. (October 19, 2008) – General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE digital cameras, is continuing its global expansion with a strong move into the Middle East. General Imaging is exhibiting through its Middle East distributor at this week’s GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. General Imaging’s founder, CEO... (More)

Review: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
19:36 EDT - Introduced as a kit lens option for the Canon EOS-50D, the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS represents something for which Canon SLR users have been waiting for years. Combining wide-angle and telephoto characteristics into one lightweight package, the Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS also integrates Canon's Image Stabilization system to offer up to an advertised four stops of additional steadiness. To read our full review of this lens, click here.

Toshiba's logo. Click here to visit the Toshiba website! PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba and SanDisk to Reallocate NAND Flash Memory JV Production Capacity
16:14 EDT - - Toshiba to increase its production capacity, quickly at a lower cost - 20 October, 2008 -- TOKYO -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Toshiba and SanDisk® (NASDAQ: SNDK) have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding on the reallocation of wafer output and equipment ownership and funding at their two joint ventures producing NAND flash memory on 300 millimeter (mm)... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk and Toshiba to Restructure Flash Manufacturing Joint Ventures
16:09 EDT - SanDisk Expects to Increase Cash and Reduce Lease Obligations by $1 Billion and Achieve Greater Supply Flexibility MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SanDisk® (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Toshiba Corporation to sell approximately 30 percent of the current manufacturing capacity of the parties’ joint ventures... (More)

Nikon D90 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Nikon D90 Review completed!
10:14 EDT - Dave's updated our Nikon D90 review with some video examples, overall conclusions, and comparisons with some of its competition.

The new Nikon D90 is clearly one of the landmark digital cameras of 2008, and we've finally put the finishing touches on our review of it. See the first page of our Nikon D90 review for an overview of... (More)

September POTD Winners Chosen!
05:39 EDT - "Silence," "Watership Down," and "Moon-lit telescope, Jupiter and Milkyway" were chosen as our September winners. Congratulations to Kani Polat, Frank Somma, and Han Uitenbroek!

We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for September, 2008. Here's a look at September's winners, along with some comments from the judges: First Place Silence,... (More)

Friday, October 17, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Prestigious International Underwater Photography & Video Competition Series Announce 2009 Competitions - Over $75,000 In Prizes And Glory Up For Grabs
16:43 EDT - The "Superbowl" of International Underwater Image & Video Competitions Celebrates The Beauty & Plight of The Oceans With Categories For All Levels From Novices To Professionals New York, NY (Oct. 14, 2009) - Photographers of all levels will help celebrate the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment as the 4th annual international underwater photography and video competition... (More)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Casio EXILIM CARD EX-S10 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved.  Review posted for Casio S10!
19:10 EDT - Thin is in for digital cameras, and the Casio EX-S10 certainly delivers on that score.

It's certainly one of the sleeker models we've looked at lately, and it comes in colors for those who want their digital camera to color-coordinate with their wardrobe. (Buy several, for different outfits?)... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software's PhotoFrame 4 Professional and Standard Editions Now Available
15:38 EDT - PhotoFrame 4 plug-ins now include support for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 Portland, OR – October 16, 2008 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announces the immediate availability of two upgrades to their award-winning PhotoFrame plug-in. PhotoFrame 4 Professional and Standard Editions... (More)

MAMIYA.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces New Medium Format Digital Camera System
12:57 EDT - ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Oct. 15 -- In medium format digital photography, price and performance are usually at opposite ends of the digital spectrum. Normally you have to pay more -- a lot more -- for better quality, performance and features, certainly for the latest technology. The new Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System totally changes that way of thinking. The Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System offers professional... (More)

PANASONIC.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For LUMIX DMC-G1, The World's First Micro Four Thirds System Camera
12:52 EDT - SECAUCUS, N.J. (Oct. 16) -- Panasonic today announced pricing for the world's first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1 -- available in mid-November for a suggested retail price of $799.95, which includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested... (More)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Releases Capture One 4 PRO
16:50 EDT - Delivers superior image quality; adapts to pro work styles COPENHAGEN, Oct. 15 -- Phase One A/S today announced the immediate availability of Capture One 4 PRO, the Raw workflow software for photographers focused on transforming Raw files into the highest quality photographs. Capture One 4 PRO has been designed to enhance the image quality of professional digital captures. It is built on a darkroom... (More)

August POTD Winners Chosen!
14:33 EDT - "Northern Gannets Fencing," "Maggie," and "Storm in the Lake" were chosen as our August winners. Congratulations to John Zimmerman, Jo Vollstedt, and Thierry Galeuchet!

We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for August, 2008. Here's a look at August's winners, along with some comments from the judges: First Place Northern Gannets... (More)

RitzPix's PhotoSync logo. Courtesy of RitzPix, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit the RitzPix PhotoSync website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics and Launch RitzPix PhotoSync, an Auto-Syncing Software Application that Eliminates Manual Uploads of Photos to Online Accounts, and Spark Zooms, "Sharing in Motion"
14:11 EDT - October 15th, 2008, BOULDER, Colo. - LifePics and today announced the launch of RitzPix PhotoSync, an innovative new software application that automatically synchronizes and uploads images on anyone's computer to their online photo account at LifePics developed the ground-breaking software, which eliminates the need for manual image uploads - an industry-wide obstacle... (More)

RitzPix's logo. Click here to visit the RitzPix website! PRESS RELEASE: and Ritz Camera announce a strategic partnership today to offer custom photo mosaics on
14:10 EDT -, LLC ( today announced a strategic partnership with Ritz Camera to offer its line of custom photo mosaic prints to customers of (, the online photo site of Ritz Camera & Image. This partnership was designed to provide Ritz Camera customers with online access to a new and unique photo product that captures hundreds of their... (More)

The 'Four Thirds System' logo. Courtesy of Olympus Optical Co. (Europa) GmbH and Eastman Kodak Company. Four Thirds lens updating gets cross-compatibility
12:27 EDT - Four Thirds partners Olympus, Panasonic and Sigma have today launched a new "joint update service" offering the ability to update lens firmware of one brand on a camera body of a different brand.

Previously, it had only been possible for Four Thirds users to update their lenses if they had access to a camera body manufactured by the same company. To update a Panasonic / Leica lens if you had access... (More)

Camera Raw 5 Shipping With Photoshop CS4
12:18 EDT - And Camera Raw 5.1 is due "next week."

Photoshop CS4, which began shipping today with the rest of Creative Suite 4, includes Camera Raw 5, according to Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty. In his blog entry today, Hogarty listed several... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now Shipping
12:08 EDT - Milestone Release Radically Improves Creative Workflow Efficiency; Redefines Collaboration Between Designers and Developers SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering... (More)

Lexar logo. Click to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Elite Photographers to Share Digital Imaging Experiences and Techniques with Visitors to Lexar Booth at PhotoPlus Expo in New York
11:27 EDT - Lexar Elite Photographers to Showcase Work While Sharing Tips and Lessons with Attendees of Annual Photography Trade Show Fremont, CA, October 15, 2008 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today that Lexar Elite Photographers Vincent Laforet, Moose Peterson, and Rick Sammon will be sharing their extensive knowledge, techniques, and bodies... (More)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Get Inside Photoshop's Head With Adobe's XD Inspire Blog
20:24 EDT - Adobe's XD team reveals how Photoshop got its spots, Illustrator its stripes and more.

Adobe's experience design team has launched Inspire, a new online publication designed to describe and discuss the interface design decisions the team of over a hundred designers, researchers and developers... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony T300!
19:09 EDT - Thin, compact and feature-laden, the 10.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot T300 handles a range of situations quite well, with fun, unique bonus features like smile detection, creative post-capture filters, and an Easy shooting mode for beginners.

Its 5x zoom lens gives the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 good framing flexibility, and its wide 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD is fun to use. A good selection of scene modes, Face Detection, Steady Shot and adjustable... (More)

Big Canvas' PhotoShare logo. Click here to visit the Big Canvas PhotoShare website! PRESS RELEASE: Life Loggers share 100,000 Photos Monthly Using Big Canvas’ PhotoShare
15:19 EDT - In two months, PhotoShare is a top 50 App in Japan SEATTLE, Washington – Oct. 9, 2008 – Big Canvas Inc., a Seattle-based technology firm, announced today that its visual life-logging application, PhotoShare, has reached a landmark with users sharing 200,000 photos in just two months since its launch.  Currently, PhotoShare users are adding more than 3,000 photos and 6,000 comments... (More)

or-lra.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure'
11:43 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- In this beautifully illustrated and inspiring new book -- Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure (O'Reilly, $44.99)--award-winning photographer and best-selling author Mikkel Aaland gives you a hands-on, guided tour of Lightroom 2.0. Aaland shares the knowledge, techniques, and stunning photographs from his adventure in the wilds of Tasmania, where he led 18 colleagues and a team of... (More)

NIKON_2.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Nikon D Series Digital SLR Cameras Receive J.D. Power And Associates Award Two Years In a Row For Customer Satisfaction
11:31 EDT - MELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 14) -- For the second consecutive year, Nikon D Series Cameras rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Digital SLR cameras," according to the latest "J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction StudySM." On a 1,000-point scale, Nikon's D Series dSLR cameras scored 823 index points, making them among the highest-ranked products in the dSLR camera category.... (More)

Monday, October 13, 2008

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Donates $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Unveils Family Photo Contest
15:56 EDT - PARSIPPANY, N.J. – October 13, 2008 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. announced today that they will donate $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of the 2008 Thanks and Giving® campaign to help find cures for pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases.  PNY also unveiled a family photo contest to raise additional money for the hospital. St. Jude,... (More)

Fuji FinePix S100FS digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Introduces New Accessory Kit For S100FS Camera
15:04 EDT - Kit Includes:  Fitted Shoulder Bag, PixRx Warranty and Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X2 Software VALHALLA, N.Y., October 10, 2008 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., today introduced a new accessory kit to complement the FinePix S100FS digital camera.  The new kit will consist of the following: Fitted Shoulder Bag – A shoulder bag designed to hold the Fujifilm S100FS digital camera... (More)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pentax drops pricing for K20D, Optio W60
16:05 EDT - Golden, Colorado-based Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced price drops for two of its digital camera models.

The Pentax K20D digital SLR, first announced in January 2008 during the runup to the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, will now be priced at $999.95 body-only. Initially sold at $1,300 for the camera... (More)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Samsung L210 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Samsung L210!
20:18 EDT - Samsung has turned out another beauty in the L210, a digital camera about as small as a stack of business cards.

Designed for the whole family, the Samsung L210 has shooting modes for everyone including a Help Guide that lets you practice and a full Manual mode. One of our favorite features is the Samsung L210's... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Amassing Digital Fortunes in the Typical US Household: a Comprehensive Digital Storage Study of Consumer's Storage and Back-up Needs
16:16 EDT - DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Amassing Digital Fortunes: A Digital Storage Study" report to their offering. Whether from online music and video sources or capture devices like digital cameras and camcorders, the mass of digital content under management at the typical U.S. household is simply enormous. And this is only the beginning... (More)

Adobe Releases DNG Converter, Camera Raw 4.6 Update
13:28 EDT - Support added for 15 cameras

Adobe has released final versions of DNG Converter 4.6 and Camera Raw 4.6. The new versions add support for Raw files generated by the Canon 1000D (Digital Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F), Canon 50D, Fuji FinePix... (More)

sd-cf-adapter-card.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Ships Secure Digital to CompactFlash Adapter
13:17 EDT - POWAY, Calif. -- Oct. 10 -- Delkin Devices, Inc. has just begun shipping its Secure Digital to CompactFlash card adapter, the latest addition to the company's extensive line of readers and adapters. With Delkin's new adapter, SD card users will finally be able to take advantage of high-end, CF-only devices, including digital cameras, readers, adapters, portable storage devices, audio devices, digital... (More)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nikon's Look Good in Pictures logo. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit the Look Good in Pictures website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon, Carson Kressley Team Up To Show Viewers How To 'Look Good In Pictures'
14:06 EDT - MELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 9) -- Everyone loves to look great in pictures, yet so many of us are uncomfortable whenever someone yells "cheese!" and more often than not, dissatisfied with our picture. Nikon Inc. today announced a unique new series called Look Good in Pictures starring style guru and television personality, Carson Kressley. Beginning Oct. 9, Carson shares entertaining and helpful insights... (More)

or-ps7.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual'
13:55 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Photoshop Elements 7 includes lots of new tools for sprucing up your photos, like the Scene Cleaner that lets you get rid of unwanted elements and the Smart Brush that makes touch-ups a breeze. But the one thing you won't find in Elements is reader-friendly guidance on how to get the most out of this powerful program. Enter Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media,... (More)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Expands Line Of Memory Stick Flash Media Options
17:37 EDT - Faster Speeds, Higher Capacity, Increased Versatility and Ease of Use with New USB Adaptor PARK RIDGE, N.J. Sept. 29, 2008 – Sony is expanding its line of Memory Stick® media to offer higher levels of versatility and mobile entertainment options. The new products include enhancements that range from USB connectivity and pre-bundled movie content to faster data transfer rates and higher... (More)

Kingston's 32GB DataTraveler 150 flash drive. Courtesy of Kingston, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology's 32GB DataTraveler 150 Makes Transporting All Digital Content on a Single USB Drive Convenient
14:10 EDT - Mixing Business and Pleasure is Easier than Ever Fountain Valley CA, -- October 8, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping its high capacity 32GB DataTraveler 150 (DT150) USB Flash drive. The DT150 offers the largest capacity in Kingston's entire line of DataTraveler® USB drives and allows users to conveniently... (More)

Nikon D90 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Test Results posted for Nikon D90!
13:27 EDT - We've completed our analysis of the Nikon D90's test data, and have posted the results to the appropriate tabs of the Nikon D90 review.

We'll be modifying the first page of the Preview, to update it with our findings, and bring it to Full Review status in the next few days. Bottom line, the D90 is looking like a *real* winner for Nikon,... (More)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Digital Foci's Image Moments 6 digital picture frame. Courtesy of Digital Foci, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Ships New "Image Moments 6" Digital Frame For Executives
15:59 EDT - Perfect for the Executive’s Desk: Highest Pixel Density Screen Available on Market Advanced Photo & File Management Elegant Mirror-Polished & Powdered, Two-Tone Chrome Finish Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2008 – Digital Foci, Inc. ( announced today that it will start shipping the “Image Moments 6” high-resolution digital frame with a... (More)

Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera.  Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S600!
12:28 EDT - Trim, compact and stylish, the 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S600 is affordable and easy to use, boasting a 4x wide-angle zoom lens and an excellent selection of preset shooting modes.

The Nikon S600's point-and-shoot design makes any user level comfortable, and its portable design means it's ready for travel. In addition to standard Program AE mode, the Nikon Coolpix S600 also offers... (More)

Monday, October 6, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: DSLR Photography & Imaging Workshop Will Cruise The Southern Caribbean March 29 - April 6, 2009
14:27 EDT - DSLR photography, printing and imaging 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 29 -April 6, 2009. The workshop, ninth in series, is limited to 20 attendees who will participate in lectures, hands-on demonstrations and critiquing sessions by four photo professionals in a relaxed... (More)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Software Preview: Adobe Configurator 1.0
19:11 EDT - Roll your own Photoshop panels.

Photoshop may be the industry standard -- but that covers a lot of industries. So the program's interface is pretty general. As it has increased in complexity, many of its efficiencies have been hidden.... (More)

Canon EOS 50D digital SLR.  Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich.  First shots from production-level Canon 50D posted!
16:02 EDT - Our production sample of the Canon 50D just arrived, we've posted the first test shots taken with it.

We finally got our production sample of the Canon EOS 50D, and have posted the first shots from it. We should have a few more today, the balance of our standard test images by Monday sometime. Check our... (More)

Breeze Systems' logo. Click here to visit the Breeze Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: Link Raw and JPEG photographs to Google Earth™ with BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9
15:39 EDT - 2 October 2008: Breeze Systems announce the immediate availability of BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9, latest release of the popular image browser and raw conversion software for Windows. BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9 introduces Nikon D700, Nikon D60 and Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS raw conversion, and extends the GPS data support already available to BreezeBrowser Pro and Downloader Pro users. New in BreezeBrowser... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Carry dSLR and Laptop in Think Tank Photo's Urban Disguise 35 Shoulder Bag
12:37 EDT - Urban Disguise Sales to Support Reporters Without Borders SANTA ROSA, CALIF -- Think Tank Photo's new Urban DisguiseTM 35 shoulder bag is the perfect size for photographers on the go: it holds up to a 13.3" laptop with a standard-size dSLR or up to a 10" laptop with a Pro-size dSLR with lens attached. It features a large opening for easy access to equipment, attaches to a roller and can be used as... (More)

Tapes Releases Instant JPEG from Raw Utility (UPDATED)
12:15 EDT - Tired of shooting Raw+JPEG?

Michael Tapes of and Imagenomic have collaborated on a free utility to extract the JPEG preview from Raw files. The operating system plug-in for Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista can, Tapes... (More)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic DMC-G1 preliminary performance figures posted!
18:10 EDT - Early results from a prototype of the Panasonic G1 Micro Four Thirds camera are in: It's pretty responsive...

We've gotten our hands on a Panasonic G1 prototype that's final hardware/late firmware, and run our normal timing tests on it. With the 14-45mm kit lens attached, we found that the Lumix G1 met Panasonic's... (More)

xTrain's logo. Click here to visit the xTrain website! PRESS RELEASE: xTrain Introduces the International Photographic Society
16:08 EDT - Membership includes 130 hours of training, magazine subscription, and more. The online training provider xTrain envisions the newly created International Photographic Society as a place for hobbyists and professional photographers to learn and grow. An annual membership in the society costs $99.95 and includes the following: 130 hours of online training from xTrain One-year subscription to Pop... (More)

Tenba's logo. Click here to visit the Tenba website! PRESS RELEASE: Tenba Introduces Smaller Convertible Photo Sling Bag
15:53 EDT - Elmsford, NY, October 1, 2008 –  As part of the growth of its Sling series Tenba has announced the addition of the 2nd in a new series of Convertible Photo Sling Bags to its growing Shootout™ collection. According to the company, the new Slings are unique in their ability to be converted from a “quick-draw” shooting bag to a long lens bag configuration, offering ... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Assists Young Photographers Actualize Their Creative Visions at Barnstorm XXI
13:44 EDT - Nikon Supports 100 of the World's Most Promising Young Photojournalists Through Sponsorship of the 21st Annual Eddie Adams Workshop JEFFERSONVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 2) -- From Oct. 10-13, Nikon will sponsor 100 of the world's most promising young photojournalists in upstate New York for the 21st annual Eddie Adams workshop, also known as the "Barnstorm." Seasoned professional photographers and photo editors... (More)

Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Olympus SP-570 UZ!
09:47 EDT - The SP-570 is the best-looking long zoom digital camera Olympus has produced, finally available in a black body that's compact, yet easily handled.

The Olympus SP-570 UZ's 2.7-inch LCD screen is complemented by a decent electronic viewfinder, and the pop-up flash actually does quite well despite the long zoom. The Olympus SP-570 UZ even includes a... (More)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Western Digital ShareSpace storage system. Courtesy of Western Digital, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: WD(R) Unveils Affordable, High-capacity Network Storage for Small Offices and Homes
14:23 EDT - WD ShareSpace(TM) Storage Systems Offer Up To 4 TB of Storage in a Small Footprint LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 30 -- WD(R) (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new WD ShareSpace high-speed network storage systems that provide cost-effective, centralized storage for small office and home networks. WD ShareSpace represents WD's first entry into the... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Tennis Great Maria Sharapova And Canon U.S.A. Form A Doubles Team To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer
13:55 EDT - Canon Contributes $150,000 to the American Cancer Society® to Honor 10-years of Support in the Fight against Breast Cancer LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 1, 2008 – Did you know that an estimated one in eight American women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime?  Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and tennis superstar Maria Sharapova today announced,... (More)

ATP's logo. Click here to visit the ATP website! PRESS RELEASE: ATP Announces the GPS Photo Finder mini
13:07 EDT - An Easy to Use Geotagging Device, no PC and Complicated Software Required Rotterdam, The Netherlands (September 29, 2008) - ATP, a leading manufacturer of DRAM and flash memory solutions, today introduced the new GPS Photo Finder mini - a portable photo accessory that takes 'geotagging' to a new level. Geotagging is a new cutting edge feature in digital photography which allows users to associate... (More)

Bogen Imaging logo. PRESS RELEASE: Learn to Photograph Products That Sell Themselves
12:42 EDT - Bogen Pros Give Advice on How to Use Images to Sell Products Online Ramsey, N.J. (October 1, 2008)-- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, proudly announces a free webinar titled “Selling Your Products Online? Learn How to Shoot Products that Sell Themselves.” The course will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m... (More)

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