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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Concord Keystone's logo. Click here to visit the Concord Keystone website! PRESS RELEASE: Concord Keystone Trading To Launch Easy Shot Clip™ HD
13:09 EST - High Definition Mini-Camcorder Hollywood, FL – December 31, 2009 – (Virtual Press Office) Concord Keystone will introduce the EASY SHOT CLIP™ HD, a sleek mini-camcorder that takes 720p high definition video with sound as well as email-friendly still images. (Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth 15747). This super-compact digital camcorder features... (More)



Symwave's logo. Click here to visit the Symwave website! PRESS RELEASE: Symwave and Super Talent to Showcase USB 3.0 RAIDDrive™ Storage Solution at CES 2010
12:12 EST - World’s First and Only Mobile USB 3.0 Flash Drive Delivers Over 300 MB/s LAGUNA NIGUEL & SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec 30, 2009 Symwave Inc., a leading silicon supplier of system solutions for SuperSpeed USB devices, and Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today jointly announced they will demonstrate Super Talent’s... (More)



NEC's logo. Click here to visit the NEC website! PRESS RELEASE: NEC Electronics America Brings USB 3.0 Connectivity for Feature-Rich Consumer Electronics Applications to CES 2010
12:06 EST - Visit NEC Electronics in the USB TechZone, Booth #30769, Las Vegas Hilton for Technology Demonstrations LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Dec 30, 2009 NEC Electronics America, Inc. today announced it will highlight the latest generation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) technologies at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) January 7-10 in Las Vegas. A working demonstration of the company’s... (More)



Liquid Image's logo. Click here to visit the Liquid Image website! PRESS RELEASE: New Liquid Image Wide Angle Scuba Series HD Camera Mask At CES
11:54 EST - Sacramento, CA., December 30th, 2009 – Liquid Image is unveiling a wide angle version of the Scuba Series HD Camera Mask at CES 2010. The new Liquid Image Wide Angle Scuba Series HD322 Camera Mask will feature a 135 degree wide angle lens and HD 720P video. The lens modification more than doubles the current Scuba Series HD320’s field of view to capture all the action underwater in High... (More)



Liquid Image's logo. Click here to visit the Liquid Image website! PRESS RELEASE: Liquid Image Swim Camera Goggle Unveiled At CES
11:47 EST - Sacramento, CA., December 30th, 2009 – Liquid Image is announcing a Swim Camera Goggle at CES 2010. The Liquid Image Freestyle Series is the worlds first swim goggle with an integrated digital camera. The goggle contains a 62 degree lens to capture the fun and action while swimming and playing in water to a depth of 15ft. The hands free unit has a 1.3 MP (1280 x 960) camera mode and a video... (More)



Liquid Image's Summit-series Snow Camera Goggle. Photo provided by Liquid Image Co. LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Liquid Image Wide Angle Snow Camera Goggle Unveiled At CES
11:33 EST - Sacramento, CA., December 30th, 2009 – Liquid Image is announcing a wide angle Snow Camera Goggle at CES 2010. The Liquid Image Summit Series is the world’s first snow goggle with an integrated digital camera. The goggle contains a wide angle lens to capture all the action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling. The hands free unit has a 5.0 MP (2560 x 1920) camera mode and a video mode... (More)



Liquid Image's logo. Click here to visit the Liquid Image website! PRESS RELEASE: Liquid Image Wide Angle VideoMask Announced At CES
11:17 EST - Sacramento, CA., December 30th, 2009 – Liquid Image is announcing a wide angle version of the VideoMask at CES 2010. The new Liquid Image Wide Angle VideoMask features a 135 degree wide angle lens and D1 video. The lens modification more than doubles the original VideoMask’s field of view to capture all the action underwater while snorkeling or scuba diving. The model will be on display... (More)



Samyang Optics' logo. Click here to visit the Samyang Optics website! Samyang prepares Four Thirds-mount lenses
10:36 EST - Korean lens manufacturer Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. has announced that it is preparing to release two of its lenses in Four Thirds-mount variants, according to the official website of the company's Polish distributor, Delta Co.

The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fish-eye and 85mm f/1.4 lenses are both manual focus lenses, and are available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony lens mounts currently. According to the distributor, both lenses will... (More)



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Completes Sale of OLED Business
15:49 EST - ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 30 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its OLED (organic light-emitting diode) business to an entity set up by a group of LG companies. This move will tighten Kodak’s investment focus and strengthen its financial position. Financial details were not disclosed. “As we said earlier this year, OLED... (More)



Ricoh developer talks digicam firmware
15:39 EST - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has posted an interview with one of the company's development team on the Front Runner section of its website.

Engineer Haike Guan works on research and development at Ricoh's Software Research Center in Beijing, China, including R&D for image processing and image security technologies. In the interview, Mr.... (More)



Ricoh's GR Digital III x Stussy edition. Photo provided by Stussy Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Collaboration Model with a US Fashion Brand
13:34 EST - Release of GR DIGITAL III x STUSSY Tokyo, Japan, December 21, 2009—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the release of GR DIGITAL III x STUSSY, a collaboration model with US fashion brand manufacturer STUSSY Incorporated (headquarters: Irvine, California, the United States) which features special coloring. GR DIGITAL III x STUSSY is a modified version of the GR DIGITAL... (More)



Two Printer Landing Pages Updated!
12:47 EST - Canon Pro9500 Mark II and MP640 installation galleries are now up.

We've posted installation galleries for two of the four printers here for review: • Canon Pro9500 Mark II • Canon MP640 Multifunction Device You can find the gallery links in the Table of... (More)



WeSay.com's logo. Click here to visit the WeSay.com website! PRESS RELEASE: Top 10 Citizen News Photographs of 2009 Chosen by WeSay.com and Tips on How to Become a Citizen Photojournalist
10:44 EST - CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 29, 2009) - The top 10 citizen news photos of the year, ranging from a collapsed stadium in Malaysia to a helicopter crash in Hong Kong, were selected by editors at WeSay.com, a news site that features photographs of current events taken by amateur photographers. The photographs were selected from thousands of images submitted by more than 11,000 amateur photographers... (More)



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bibble 5 Pro now available (UPDATED)
18:23 EST - Bibble Labs has today announced the debut of the long-awaited major update to its RAW file converter, Bibble.

Bibble 5 Pro can now be purchased, and Bibble 4 customers can upgrade to the new version - either for free if they purchased after September 1st 2006, or for a $99 fee if their Bibble 4 purchase was made... (More)



PocketWizard's logo. Click here to visit the PocketWizard website! PRESS RELEASE: PocketWizard Releases MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Version 5.0
17:25 EST - Burlington, Vermont – December 29, 2009 – PocketWizard today launched the newest and most advanced firmware for the MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver. ControlTL™ Firmware Version 5.0 for Canon incorporates several new features, many performance improvements and new camera and flash compatibility. All have been fully tested via the PocketWizard Beta Lab. Two new key features... (More)



Camera Bits' logo. Click here to visit the Camera Bits website! Photo Mechanic beta updates continue
15:23 EST - Camera Bits Inc. is continuing work on a beta version of an upcoming update for the company's workflow tool, Photo Mechanic, that fixes some issues found in the previous version.

Photo Mechanic version 4.6.2.2 public beta 3 is available for download immediately, for either Mac OS X users or Windows users. Photo Mechanic is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 7, Vista, or XP Service... (More)



American Industrial Systems' logo. Click here to visit the AIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AIS Releases High Brightness open Frame LCD Monitors for Outdoor Digital Signage and Kiosk Applications
15:02 EST - Irvine, CA – American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS) has introduced a line of high brightness and Transflective LCD Monitors, featuring passive transflective technology, which reflects and transmits light (transflective = transmissive + reflective). Under bright illumination such as direct sunlight exposure, the display acts as a reflective LCD with the contrast being constant with illuminance.... (More)



Beauty Box's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Anarchy website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Anarchy Announces Beauty Box 1.0 For After Effects and Final Cut Pro
11:46 EST - Digital Anarchy returns to the film/video market with a powerful skin smoothing and blemish removal plugin San Francisco, CA - December 7th, 2009 - Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe and Apple products, has today announced the release of a new product for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Apple's Final Cut Pro. The Beauty Box 1.0 provides... (More)



HDRsoft's logo. Click here to visit the HDRsoft website! HDRsoft unveils Photomatix Light
11:28 EST - French software company HDRsoft has released a new application that offers some of the feature set of its existing Photomatix Pro, but at a significantly reduced cost.

Photomatix Light v1.0, now available for download on the company's website, is offered for both the Windows and Mac OS platforms. As compared to Photomatix Pro, the Light version offers support for fewer... (More)



Monday, December 28, 2009

Sort Shots' logo. Click here to visit the Sort Shots website! PRESS RELEASE: New application makes searching for photos on your iPhone® and iPod Touch® faster and easier than ever before
14:50 EST - Sort Shots™ offers unique, optimized photo management & searching on Apple® devices Vancouver, Canada, <December 15, 2009> - Today Beanheads Consulting Inc. announced the world’s first application for Apple® iPhone® and iPod Touch® users wanting to save time and hassle when searching for photos on their mobile devices. With Sort Shots™, users can now avoid... (More)



The Don Zeck Lens Cap. Photo provided by Don Zeck. PRESS RELEASE: The Don Zeck Lens Cap is Now Available for Most High End Nikon® VR / AF-S Lenses
11:30 EST - Due to the many requests from Nikon® shooters, Don has completed his first production run. These caps maintain the same high quality and attention to detail that has been the hallmark of the original Canon® caps since 2006. New production facilities have raised the bar for fit and finish. This is the first practical and highly effective cap for the Nikon® lenses. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December... (More)



Tonchidot's logo. Click here to visit the Tonchidot website! PRESS RELEASE: Tonchidot Announces the Global Launch of “Sekai Camera”
10:45 EST - Your World Enhanced: Creation & Communication in a New Dimension Tonchidot Announces the Global Launch of “Sekai Camera”, a Social Augmented Reality App for iPhone TOKYO (December 21st, 2009) – Tonchidot Corporation today announced the global availability of the iPhone application “Sekai Camera,” a social, Augmented Reality (AR) service for browsing and sharing user-generated... (More)



Aurigma's logo. Click here to visit the Aurigma website! PRESS RELEASE: Aurigma Releases Photo Retailer Plug-in for VirtueMart
08:55 EST - Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 23, 2009 -- Aurigma, Inc. releases a photo order plug-in for the popular VirtueMart open-source e-commerce system. The plug-in enables photo retailer businesses to use VirtueMart to accept print orders from customers online.Why VirtueMart? “Ordering photos online is not something as extraordinary as it used to be a few years ago. Online print orders are offered... (More)



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

AKVIS  logo. PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Magnifier 3.0 Enlarges Images to High Resolution
19:21 EST - December 23, 2009 -- AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Magnifier v.3.0 for Windows and Macintosh, an efficient tool to resize digital images. Featuring advanced photo resizing algorithms, AKVIS Magnifier enlarges digital pictures to super-high resolution producing stunning enlargements and poster-size prints. The program is available as a plugin to a photo editor, as well as a standalone edition.... (More)



Canon PowerShot SD940 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD940!
17:31 EST - Sometimes all you need is a very small camera that can slip into a pocket unnoticed: a camera like the Canon SD940 IS.

Its smoothly curved edges make it seem quite a bit thinner than it is, and keeps it from showing in most pockets. Though small, the Canon SD940 still has some big features, like a 2.70-inch LCD, a 28mm... (More)



Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Proposed Management Changes
16:40 EST - Osaka, Japan, December 21, 2009 - Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic [NYSE symbol: PC]), today announced that at the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on December 21, 2009, the following management changes were made, effective December 21, 2009, and February 1, 2010. Please be also informed that at the Board of Directors’ Meeting of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) held on today, appointments... (More)



Sanyo's logo. Click here to visit the Sanyo website! PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Becomes A Panasonic Company
16:27 EST - The new Panasonic Group aims to become the industry’s No.1 Environmental Innovation Company by 2018 Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has completed acquisition of a majority of the voting stock of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. With this acquisition, SANYO has become a consolidated subsidiary of Panasonic and will continue pursuing its business as a Panasonic Group company.... (More)



VisibleDust's logo. Click here to visit the VisibleDust website! PRESS RELEASE: New affordable line of Wet Cleaning solutions for the DSLR!
15:04 EST - December 18, 2009 - VisibleDust is launching a new affordable line of EZ sensor cleaning™ - Kits. These kits contain 4 patented Vswabs for better maneuverability inside the camera's chamber area, and produce a streak- free finish. The VisibleDust Sensor Cleaning Liquid comes in a convenient 1ml travel safe bottle. There are three sizes of Vswabs including 1.6X (16 mm), 1.3X (20 mm), and 1.0X... (More)



Livedrive's logo. Click here to visit the Livedrive website! PRESS RELEASE: Online backup provider Livedrive release an iPhone app that lets users access their backups anywhere
13:51 EST - The new Livedrive Mobile iPhone app is free for Livedrive customers and lets users view their documents, play their music, watch their videos and display their photos on the device, with no need for copying or synchronising. LONDON 23/12/2009: Livedrive, a popular provider of simple and secure online backup, today released a new iPhone app called Livedrive Mobile. The app is free for Livedrive customers... (More)



Photobucket's logo. Click here to visit the Photobucket website! PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket Now Available To All Android Users
13:11 EST - Top Photo Site Finally Available Via Android Market Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 22, 2009 -- The newly independent Photobucket Corporation announced today that it has delivered a complete mobile imaging experience available to all Android camera phones at no charge to consumers. The service builds on Photobucket’s industry leading mobile web site by providing a single place for consumers to browse,... (More)



Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak, Samsung Agree to Negotiate Patent Dispute Settlement
13:04 EST - ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) announced today that it has agreed to negotiate a settlement agreement and a technology cross license with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. “We are pleased to continue negotiations in the wake of the ITC determination, and we look forward to reaching a mutually beneficial arrangement that advances the interests of Kodak and Samsung... (More)



Zoran's logo. Click here to visit the Zoran website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoran Powers JVC's New HD Media Player for HD Camcorders
11:13 EST - VaddisHD™ Processor Delivers High Definition Video Pipeline Enabling Multi-Standard Decoding SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that its VaddisHD™ processor enables playback of high definition video in JVC's new HD Media player models CU-VS100 shipping to retail this month in the U.S., Europe and Asia. JVC's new HD media player... (More)



Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Promotes Mark Sherengo To Digital Sales Director
10:18 EST - GOLDEN, COLORADO (December 22, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced that Mark Sherengo has been appointed to director of digital sales. In this new position, Sherengo will lead all U.S. sales efforts related to PENTAX digital imaging products including SLR and compact cameras, lenses and accessories. Mark Sherengo joined PENTAX in 2008 as the national e-commerce accounts sales manager.... (More)



Fotolia's logo. Click here to visit the Fotolia website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotolia Celebrates Fifth Birthday
10:15 EST - Online image company Fotolia thrives through Global Recession NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2009 – Fotolia is part of a handful of companies that grew during the global recession, and this month, the online image provider celebrates its fifth anniversary. During 2009, the company saw its online library double to over 8,000,000 images and nearly 2 million images were downloaded every month. Since... (More)



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sports Photographers Association of America logo. Click here to visit the SPAA website! PRESS RELEASE: SPAA 2010 delves into sports photography technology, efficiency, and customer mindset
11:12 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA®), a member association of PMA – the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces its SPAA 2010 conference program, featuring presentations from high-profile action sports photographers and top industry team/individual sports photographers. The conference, taking place February 19-22, 2010, at the Anaheim... (More)



The SuperSpeed USB logo. Provided by the USB Implementers Forum Inc. PRESS RELEASE: WD And NEC Electronics Collaborate To Promote Superspeed USB 3.0 Standard With New Storage Interface Technology
10:55 EST - New Driver Realizes SuperSpeed Connectivity for Hard Drives with Advanced Features LAKE FOREST, Calif. and KAWASAKI, Japan - December 17, 2009 - WD ® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, and NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, today announced that the companies have collaborated to promote the new SuperSpeed Universal... (More)



Photo Frame Show's logo. Click here to visit the Photo Frame Show website! PRESS RELEASE: Likno Software released new Adobe Air version of its software - Photo Frame Show!
10:37 EST - (PRLEAP.COM) Athens Greece, December 2009 — Likno Software announces the release of the new Adobe Air version of its software Photo Frame Show (http://www.frameshow.com) as well as the available Christmas/New Year frames found in the Online Gallery and free e-Cards service. *Photo Frame Show AIR application* We are happy to announce the release of the new AIR version of Photo Frame Show which... (More)



BeFunky's logo. Click here to visit the BeFunky website! PRESS RELEASE: Photo Effects Web Application Company BeFunky.com Unleashes More Power for Creative Hungry Users
09:14 EST - BeFunky Plus service offering with expanded effects library and enhanced usage rights opens up a whole new world of creative photo editing possibilities for individuals and businesses Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) December 22, 2009 -- BeFunky.com, a technology company specializing in consumer-level digital media tools with incredible social networking popularity, today announced an enhanced service for users... (More)



Viveza product packaging. Image provided by Nik Software. PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Ships Viveza® 2 for Adobe® Photoshop®, Lightroom® & Apple® Aperture™
08:34 EST - Fast and efficient selective photo editing improves workflow San Diego, CA – December 22, 2009 – Nik Software announces today that it is shipping its award-winning Viveza 2, the latest upgrade to its award-winning and revolutionary photo editing software for selective color and light control. Viveza 2 now offers users robust global adjustments and precise selective controls that utilize... (More)



Monday, December 21, 2009

Inpaint logo. Click here to visit the Teorex website! PRESS RELEASE: Teorex Releases Inpaint, the Smart Image Restoration Tool for Digital Photos
13:01 EST - Inpaint enables to remove undesirable objects from digital photos. Inpaint will analyze the selection and fill it with pixels that match the surrounding area. (PRWEB) December 18, 2009 -- Inpaint is a smart tool that fills the selected area with pixels taken from outside the selection boundary. This allows users to seamlessly remove objects from a background, which may be very useful for removing... (More)



Cute Album's logo. Click here to visit the Imatronics website! PRESS RELEASE: Cute Album 2010 Transforms Boring Photo Albums into Multimedia Experiences - Perfect for Holiday Photos or Creating Memorable Gifts
12:46 EST - Wilmington, Delaware -- December 15, 2009 - - Imatronics, today announced the release of Cute Album 2010, their powerful and user friendly photo album software. Anyone with a windows based PC can now create, edit and share stunning slide shows, animations, video galleries, photo albums and spectacular multimedia presentations like never before. Photo albums can be viewed from both PC's and Mac's.... (More)



Professional School Photographers' Association logo. Click here to visit the PSPA website! PRESS RELEASE: PSPA 2010 provides information-packed sessions and “Networking toward a Brighter Future”
12:31 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA™), a member association of PMA – the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations – announces its PSPA 2010 Conference programming, Feb. 19-22, 2010 – featuring a combined 20 breakouts and general sessions geared toward fully educating school portrait companies, no matter the skill level... (More)



Nikon's D3S digital SLR. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. Click for our Nikon D3S preview! PRESS RELEASE: NASA Orders D3S Digital SLR Cameras and Interchangeable Lenses from Nikon
11:02 EST - Dec 21, 2009 - Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for eleven D3S digital SLR cameras and seven AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses to be used for photographic documentation. The D3S digital SLR cameras and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses ordered by NASA will be carried on the Space... (More)



Friday, December 18, 2009

B&H offers manufacturer-specific free shipping deal
19:51 EST - Free shipping seems to have become almost de rigeur this holiday season, but two new offers from IR affiliate B&H Photo Video take an interesting step further by giving away free expedited shipping for certain brands.

Where free shipping options are generally restricted to just ground service that can take 5-10 days to arrive, B&H currently has offers for Canon and Nikon cameras that offer much speedier (and more expensive)... (More)



Mamiya's logo. Click here to visit the Mamiya website! PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces Apple iPhone® App
15:00 EST - December 16, 2009 – Elmsford NY – Apps for the Apple iPhone®, especially those designed specifically for photographers, have proven incredibly creative and useful. One that has been welcomed by studio photographers is Mamiya’s Leaf Capture Remote for the new Mamiya DM system. This app transforms an Apple iPhone® or iPod® Touch into a remove image viewer. This is the first... (More)



The Navin miniHomer. Photo provided by Navin Corp. Geotagging, rain or shine - Navin launches the miniHomer
14:33 EST - Taipei, Taiwan-based Navin Corp. has announced a new portable GPS device that offers a compass mode, location marking, and track recording in a compact, weatherproof package.

The Navin miniHomer GPS position finder can be used with the company's shareware nTrip software to add location information to JPEG images, making it a useful accompaniment to a weatherproof digital camera... (More)



O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: The Portrait--New from Rocky Nook: Understanding Portrait Photography
11:59 EST - Santa Barbara, CA—Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator and Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute, and Tim Meyer, Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practice of portrait photography. In The Portrait (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD) they have avoided the single-style viewpoint... (More)



PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA 2010 to feature demos of best/most relevant photo apps
10:39 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations announces the PMA Photo App Pavilion at the upcomingPMA 2010 International Convention and Trade Show, February 21-23, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. Hosted by Glyn Evans, editor of the popular blog iPhoneography (www.iphoneography.com), the pavilion will showcase developers of the best... (More)



Ortery Technologies' Photosimile 5000. Courtesy of Ortery Technologies, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: The World's First 'Office Photography Machine' Now Shipping
10:26 EST - Ortery Technologies Begins Shipping Photosimile 5000 CES 2010 Las Vegas, NV – Imagine walking up to a new office device, placing an object inside, and seconds later walking away with a professional photo for immediate use in all print, web and email communications. Taking its name from “facsimile”, Photosimile 5000 is the next generation imaging device for the office. This PC-controlled... (More)



BenVista's logo. Click here to visit the BenVista website! PRESS RELEASE: BenVista releases PhotoZoom Classic 3
09:39 EST - ARNHEM, December 17, 2009 -- Today a new title has been added to BenVista's digital image enlargement software series PhotoZoom. Following to their release of a new Pro version last Summer, BenVista now released PhotoZoom Classic 3. With the new product, BenVista strives for widening the PhotoZoom user base. While the Pro version is designed mainly for professionals, PhotoZoom Classic 3 aims at home... (More)



Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's "Picture Yourself" Survey Reveals Americans Would Most Like To Take Back A Family Portrait If They Could Turn Back Time
09:31 EST - New Data Reveals Americans' Perceptions about Themselves in Photos and Photos They Wish They Could Take Back MELVILLE, N.Y. (Dec. 18, 2009) - Nikon Inc., world leader in digital imaging, recently announced the results of its 2009 “Picture Yourself” survey that reveals consumer attitudes about self-image. Just in time for the holiday portrait season, Nikon’s “Picture Yourself”... (More)



Adobe releases Lightroom 2.6, Camera Raw and DNG Converter 5.6
01:52 EST - Adobe has today finalized the latest releases of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.

All three were previously issued as release candidate versions a month ago, and shared the same list of changes. Mac users with PowerPC processors receive a fix for an issue with artifacts in highlight... (More)



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging Announces Next Generation of ZINK® Technology.
18:39 EST - Next generation ZINK® Technology, including new ZINK Paper® formats, expands ZINK ecosystem. Bedford MA., December 15, 2009 – ZINK Imaging, Inc. inventors and manufacturers of the award‐winning ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology and ZINK Paper® today announced the availability of the next generation of ZINK Technology. New ZINK‐enabled products leveraging this... (More)



DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: New DxO Optics Pro v6.1.1 for Windows supports Canon S90
18:33 EST - 12/17/2009 The new DxO Optics Pro v6.1.1 for Windows, both Standard and the Elite editions, add support for the Canon PowerShot S90 camera, and fixes a problem that occurred when using DxO Optics Pro as an Adobe Lightroom external editor (check the release note for more information). They are immediately available at an exceptional 30 % discount until December 31, 2009. All customers who purchased... (More)



Pandigital's logo. Click here to visit the Pandigital website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and Pandigital announce product development, branding, and marketing alliance
18:27 EST - Expanding the family of ZINK®‐enabled products, Pandigital’s new Portable Photo Printer is the first 4x6‐inch Zero Ink® printer Bedford MA., Dec. 8, 2009 – ZINK Imaging, Inc. and Pandigital Inc. today publicly announced their alliance to develop and market a new family of printing products that leverages ZINK Imaging’s award winning ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing... (More)



Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Works with FTC to Enhance Messaging on Inkjet Savings Claim
18:15 EST - Company Will Continue to Promote “Save $110 on Average on Ink, Based on Four Pages Per Day” ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 17 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced that the company has received notification from the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices (FTC) allowing Kodak to continue to advertise that consumers can “Save on average $110 per year... (More)



Canon PowerShot SD980 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD980 IS!
14:25 EST - As the first Canon Digital ELPH to offer a touchscreen LCD, the PowerShot SD980 IS also offers a 5x zoom range extending from 24-120mm equivalent, a 12.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, super intelligent automatic features and a very small, pocketable body.

The Canon SD980's Smart Auto mode does a good job of assessing common-yet-tricky exposure situations and choosing the best preset mode, and the capable Face, Blink and Motion Detection technologies ensure... (More)



Four New Printer Landing Pages Posted!
13:24 EST - Follow our testing of the Canon Pro9500 Mark II and MP640, HP Photosmart Premium and Epson Artisan 810.

We've set up four new landing pages for printers we're currently reviewing. While you're waiting for the full review, you can examine the features and specifications and get the latest price comparisons.... (More)



Raw Compatiblity Update extends Canon, Nikon support for OS X
11:07 EST - Apple has released a new Raw Compatibility Update for its Mac OS X operating system that adds support for several Canon and Nikon digital SLRs.

There's currently no direct download link for Apple's Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.7, with v2.6 being the most recent that's available directly. The knowledge base articles covering Raw compatibility... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon: New DSLR, file transmitter firmware
09:12 EST - Canon Japan has today released updated firmware for its EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS 5D Mark II digital SLRs, as well as for the WFT-E2 and WFT-E2A wireless file transmitters.

The new EOS-1D Mark III v1.3.0 and EOS-1Ds Mark III v1.2.0 firmware updates both add support for the just-released WFT-E2 II wireless file transmitter, as well as incorporating changes made in previous... (More)



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: Mastering the Nikon D5000--New from Rocky Nook
14:18 EST - Santa Barbara, CA—Mastering the Nikon D5000 (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD) by Darrell Young is a comprehensive guide for of the owners of this newest, budget-friendly generation of Nikon digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The smaller, more lightweight Nikon D5000 mixes generous portions of user-controlled manual photography features with the latest technological innovations, allowing fully... (More)



Nikon updates CaptureNX
13:11 EST - Nikon USA has published an update to its Capture NX software for Windows users.

Nikon Capture NX v2.2.4 includes a lengthy list of changes from the previous release, including compatibility with Windows 7 in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants, as well as Windows Vista 64-bit. There's... (More)



Polylooks' logo. Click here to visit the Polylooks website! PRESS RELEASE: More than a third of UK creative professionals illegally use Internet images without remorse
12:03 EST - Polylooks survey unearths widespread misuse of image copyright by creatives London and Bonn, 16 December 2009: More than a third of UK marketing, PR and publishing professionals (37 per cent) admit to using images illegally from the Internet. A survey of UK creative professionals* by Deutsche Telekom’s online photo agency, Polylooks.co.uk, found that not only do a great many creative professionals... (More)



International Imaging Industry Association logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Avoid Being “Powerless”: I3A Warns Holiday Air Travelers to Keep Lithium Batteries Out of Checked Bags
10:20 EST - WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Dec. 14, 2009 – Air travelers will again encounter strict enforcement of regulations on flying with lithium batteries this holiday season, according to the International Imaging Industry Association (I3A; http://www.i3a.org), the leading global association for the imaging industry. Loose lithium batteries – both the primary lithium digital camera batteries and... (More)



The National Association of Photoshop Professionals' logo. Click here to visit the National Association of Photoshop Professionals website! PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop World is Making the Trade Show Affordable Again With “Fully Loaded” Booth Packages Photoshop World – March 24-26, 2010 – Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, FL
10:03 EST - Tampa, FL – Dec. 15, 2009 – The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), organizers of Photoshop World Conference & Expo, are now offering “fully loaded” exhibitor booth packages – new hassle-free, cost-cutting options for vendors that streamline the trade show planning and budgeting process. These new exhibitor packages bundle everything from hotel... (More)



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces First Photographers Ignite Event at WPPI Convention
18:05 EST - Proposals will be accepted for a series of super-speedy presentations until January 29, 2010 Bend, OR – (December 15, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the first-ever Photographers Ignite sessions to take place 9-11am, Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) WPPI Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. And proposals for... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Rubber Dragon Upgrades Photo Gallery Web Solution
12:23 EST - Photo Gallery is a web publishing solution for anyone who wants photographs, products or graphics to be the main focus of their website (as opposed to text and navigation). Information about new features added to the system, including search optimisation, faster loading and smooth image transition. Photo Gallery designed and developed by website design agency Rubber Dragon is ecommerce ready and includes... (More)



O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: Practical Digital Photomicrography—New from Rocky Nook
12:14 EST - Photography Through the Microscope for the Life Sciences Santa Barbara, CA—Practical Digital Photomicrography (Rocky Nook, $69.95 USD) is an introduction to digital photography through the microscope in which readers will learn about the three camera types used in photomicrography (point and shoot consumer cameras, digital single lens reflex cameras, and professional (scientific) photomicrography... (More)



Carl Zeiss AG logo. Click to visit website! PRESS RELEASE: Carl Zeiss launches “Digital Culture” photo contest
09:30 EST - Deadline for entering: January 15, 2010 OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 15.12.2009. Each year, global optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss holds an annual worldwide photo contest. This year’s competition, which opens on December 15, has the theme “digital culture”. Photographers and photo enthusiasts are invited to explore and capture this broad theme from their own unique perspective. Anyone can... (More)



Monday, December 14, 2009

Casio's logo. Click here to visit the Casio website! PRESS RELEASE: Casio Launches Camera Web Site For eGreeting Enjoyment
19:48 EST - “Animate and Share” Site Offers Free eGreetings Powered by Casio’s Dynamic Photo Function www.AnimateAndShare.com DOVER, NJ, December 14, 2009 – Casio America, Inc. announced today the launch of the company’s “Animate and Share” Web site (www.animateandshare.com), allowing consumers to experience Dynamic Photo fun through the creation of entertaining and unique... (More)



Ricoh updates CX2 firmware
15:54 EST - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has announced an updated firmware release for its nine megapixel CX2 digital camera.

Ricoh CX2 firmware v1.14 includes the same changes made in the recent v1.13 release, as well as correcting an issue with delayed startup in My Settings mode with certain settings combinations. The new... (More)



CIPA's logo. Click here to visit the CIPA website! PRESS RELEASE: Creating a New International Photography Event
13:23 EST - CIPA Commences “CP+” at Yokohama, Japan in 2010 December 9, 2009 - Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) [President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, Address: JCII Bldg., 25, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo] announced it is planning to host a comprehensive camera and photo imaging show in March 2010. Named “CP+” (pronounced [see-pea-plus]), the event address every aspect of photo... (More)



inSilica Inc. logo. PRESS RELEASE: inSilica Announces Tape-Out of Its Next Generation Camera Processor With BA22 Embedded RISC processor
12:41 EST - SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- inSilica Inc., a leading developer of image processing application specific products for the high volume mobile phone and camera market announced today that it has taped-out its next generation image processor using the BA22 embedded processor from Beyond Semiconductor. The new product is implemented in 65nm process technology, and includes extensive proprietary... (More)



Seiko Epson Corporation logo. PRESS RELEASE: Epson Offers Free Printing App for Apple iPhone and iPod touch Users
12:27 EST - LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Epson America Inc. today announced its free, easy-to-use iPrint photo printing app for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. The app lets users print wirelessly on Epson network capable printers including the Artisan® 810, Artisan 710 and WorkForce® 610, to name a few. The Epson iPrint App is a great enhancement for... (More)



Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Nikkor lens. Review: Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II
11:47 EST - It's been a few months since Nikon released an updated copy of its popular all-in-one superzoom, the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II, and we've finally had a chance to get one and put it through its paces in our lab. The new lens features a Super Integrated Coating to reduce ghosting and flare, rounded aperture blades and a zoom lock switch. Window dressing, or did Nikon make a few adjustments under the hood as well? Click here to read our full review of this lens.



Photodex Corporation logo. PRESS RELEASE: Photodex® Releases ProShow® 4.1 with New Facebook®, Vimeo® & Twitter™ Uploading
09:24 EST - Austin, TX, December 10, 2009 - Photodex Corporation has released ProShow 4.1, the latest version of its award-winning photo and video slide show software for Windows. ProShow 4.1 makes it easy for users to get their slide shows online and in front of friends, family or clients with new integrated uploading to Facebook, Vimeo and Twitter. Version 4.1 also features an all-new Slide Style Manager and... (More)



Joby logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Joby Launches Gorillacam, a Free Camera Self-Timer App for iPhone
09:01 EST - From the photography experts at Joby, creators of the award-winning Gorillapod line of flexible tripods and the Gorillamobile iPhone stand, comes the Gorillacam, a free, feature-packed camera application for the iPhone. Designed to extend the iPhone’s native camera functionality, the Gorillacam adds many features that are unavailable in the basic camera application, including a self-timer, time-lapse,... (More)



Friday, December 11, 2009

Olympus logo. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Master 2.3 update
16:06 EST - Today Olympus is pleased to announce a software update service for Olympus Master. This update, Olympus Master 2.3, allows the development of E-P2 RAW files using the Diorama and Cross Process Art Filters and iEnhance picture mode using the Windows 7 and Mac OS X v 10.16 (Snow Leopard) Operating Systems. To update Olympus Master software, please visit this site and follow the instructions there.... (More)



Olympus E-P2 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Test shots posted for Olympus E-P2!
14:58 EST - We've just posted an (almost) full set of test shots taken with a production-level Olympus E-P2 Micro Four-Thirds digital camera.

The Olympus E-P2 is closely related to its predecessor, the popular Olympus P1 - a camera we recently reviewed. The most significant change is the addition of an accessory port underneath the flash strobe,... (More)



Epson Posts Revised V600 Driver
14:43 EST - The new driver addresses a problem scanning 120mm color negatives.

When Marco L reported a problem scanning 120mm color negatives in the forum of our Epson Perfection V600 scanner review, we wondered how that could have escaped our notice. The problem was that each half... (More)



DxOMark logo. Click to visit the dxomark.com website! DxO Labs compares sensors of latest advanced compacts to SLRs
13:12 EST - In addition to adding six new DSLRs to their database (Canon EOS 7D; Nikon D300s & D3000; Pentax K-7; and Sony A500 & A550), DxOMark has looked at a couple of compact enthusiast cameras, the Canon G11 and S90, as well as the Olympus E-P1, to see just how they stack up at a sensor level vs current DSLRs.

With their larger sensors, DSLRs have it all over pocket cameras when it comes to image quality. Over the long haul, they always will, too: There's no getting around basic physics. Advances do continue... (More)



National Park Foundation's Share the Experience promo logo. PRESS RELEASE: Final Weeks to Enter Olympus Share the Experience Photo Contest
10:11 EST - Thousands Have Submitted Photos for the 2009 Contest - Who Will This Year's Winner Be? WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation issued a reminder today that there are just a few weeks left to enter the 2009 Olympus Share the Experience photo contest, which is seeking this year's best photo of the 392 national parks or other federal recreation lands. More than 2,000... (More)



Lifephoto.com logo. PRESS RELEASE: Lifephoto.com Is the First Photo Sharing Site to Let Customers Share Full Photo Books on Facebook
09:20 EST - Lifephoto.com, an online digital photo gift store and photo sharing site, has added two new features that make photo sharing even easier for consumers. 1) Its Photo Sharing Book Previewer can now be posted and shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites and 2) It has redesigned its personal photo galleries for registered users. Lifephoto’s photo sharing options enrich the online... (More)



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD970 IS!
22:11 EST - Featuring a 5x zoom range extending from 37-185mm equivalent, a 12.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, super intelligent automatic features and a very small, pocketable body, the Canon PowerShot SD970 is yet another great offering in the highly lauded ELPH line.

The Canon SD970's Smart Auto mode does a good job of assessing common, yet tricky exposure situations and choosing the best preset mode, and the capable Face, Blink, and Motion Detection technologies ensure... (More)



HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies eBook. PRESS RELEASE: HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies
19:26 EST - December 10, 2009 -- A new digital photography eBook, HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies, has been released by GM Books. HDSLR is author Peter iNova's coined term for interchangeable lens, reflex-viewing DSLR cameras that capture movie files. Here are all the special requirements, techniques, options, limitations and work-arounds involved in making movies with... (More)



Carl Zeiss AG logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Isolate Stunning Details with the New ZEISS Macro Lenses
12:14 EST - Carl Zeiss presents the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and 2/100 for EF bayonet Thornwood, NY - December 4, 2009. Carl Zeiss has again applied its expertise in lens manufacturing to enable photographers to create wonderfully expressive images. With the introduction of two new macro lenses, the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/100, Carl Zeiss expands its existing ZE line of lenses for EF-mount... (More)



Photoinduced.com logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoInduced.com Announces "Let's Do Lunch" Photo Contest to Benefit Local Food Banks
11:26 EST - Los Angeles, CA - Photoinduced.com announced the launch of "Let's Do Lunch," a photo contest that asks you to take pictures of your midday meal and help feed the hungry. The contest is now accepting paid online submissions from photographers at letsdolunchcontest.com with a percentage of the proceeds going to the grand prize winners' local community food bank. Lunch is a meal that splits the day and... (More)



SnapHaven logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: SnapHaven Launches as the First Photo Site with Guaranteed Lifetime Storage
09:42 EST - Photo site preserves memories for life with no recurring fees New York (Vocus/PRWEB ) December 7, 2009 -- Swiss Data Group today announced the launch of SnapHaven, an online photo storage site that guarantees the safety and security of members’ precious memories for life. SnapHaven makes Swiss Data Group’s robust quadruple-redundant archive available to the everyday snapshot photographer.... (More)



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. Image courtesy of Nikon Inc. Click to visit the Nikon USA website! Nikon announces new 300mm f/2.8 VR II lens and 2x teleconverter (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - Nikon Inc. has today announced a new 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lens with an improved version of the company's Vibration Reduction technology, as well as a new focus mode. Also announced is a new 2x AF-S teleconverter.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens employs the latest generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) technology to reduce the effects of camera shake - important at long focal lengths, or when shooting... (More)



smc PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR lens. Image courtesy of PENTAX of America, Inc. PRESS RELEASE: PENTAX adds 100mm F2.8 WR Macro to weather-resistant lens line-up
17:00 EST - GOLDEN, COLORADO (December 9, 2009) – PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the smc PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR lens designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. Combining a high-quality exterior finish with PENTAX-original weather-resistant construction, this new macro lens is especially useful for the demands of outdoor photography. This PENTAX macro lens features a high-grade, aluminum... (More)



Shutterfly, Inc. logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Launches Wink, a New Service That Gives the Social Network Generation a Reason to Print
16:10 EST - Introduces New Platform to Create Photo-based Products from iPhone, Facebook and Flickr REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced Wink(TM), a new service that combines real-time sharing with photo printing for the social networking generation. Wink enables consumers... (More)



Sigma releases DP2 firmware version 1.03
11:27 EST - The Sigma Corporation has released firmware version 1.03 for the Sigma DP2 compact digital camera, which is based on a Foveon X3 image sensor.

This firmware update should be applied to any DP2 camera that has firmware Ver.1.02 and lower. If your camera already has firmware Ver.1.03, you do not need this update. Benefits of this firmware update... (More)



Canon PowerShot SX120 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SX120 IS!
10:25 EST - Looking for a good quality, simple digital camera with a long zoom? Packing a lot for just a little money, the Canon SX120 gives you a fast 10x zoom in a simple, well-designed camera.

The Canon SX120's image quality competes favorably with larger long-zoom cameras, and its DIGIC 4 processor and 10-megapixel sensor makes improvements on its predecessor's 9-megapixel design. A large 3-inch... (More)



DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: New DxO Optics Pro v6.1 for Windows supports Canon 7D, G11 and Nikon D3000
09:05 EST - 56 new DxO Optics Modules and user interface improvements. The new version 6.1 of DxO Optics Pro for Windows adds support for 3 new cameras: - Canon EOS 7D (Standard or Elite Editions); - Canon PowerShot G11 (Standard or Elite Editions); - Nikon D3000 (Standard or Elite Editions). For this new release, DxO Labs fixed several bugs and also made some improvements to the user interface, based on customer... (More)



Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma: Windows7 Compatibility Announcement
04:13 EST - We would like to inform customers of the compatibility of our digital cameras and SIGMA Photo Pro Ver.3.5.2 when used with Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7. Digital cameras The SD14, DP1, DP1s and DP2 are recognized as a mass storage device. However the Sigma SD9 and SD10 cameras are not recognized when connected to a Windows 7 installed computer. There are no plans to release... (More)



Sigma's 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. PRESS RELEASE: New Product Announcement; Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
02:52 EST - 2009.12.4 - The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM. This large aperture standard zoom lens offers an aperture of F2.8 at the 17mm focal length and is ideal for many situations such as portraits, sports, macro and general photography. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise... (More)



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CameraBag. PRESS RELEASE: Camerabag Vintage iPhone Photo App Now Available for Windows Desktop
15:21 EST - December 7, 2009 -- Following a year of top sales and critical success with their popular vintage photo app CameraBag for iPhone, and just two months after the release of CameraBag Desktop for Mac, Nevercenter today officially released CameraBag Desktop for Windows. The new photo editing software features the signature CameraBag vintage photo filters that have made it a favorite in the growing iPhone... (More)



Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Collaborates With Google’s Picasa to Make Storing and Sharing Memories Easier
11:52 EST - Consumers Who Buy 200GB or More of Extra Google Storage Receive a Free Eye-Fi Card in Time for the Holidays MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 8, 2009 — Today Eye-Fi Inc. announced a collaboration with Google’s Picasa that makes sharing and storing memories effortless, just in time for the holidays. Anyone who purchases 200GB or more of extra Google storage will receive a free Eye-Fi wireless... (More)



Leaf's logo. Click here to visit the Leaf website! PRESS RELEASE: Leaf releases Leaf Capture Remote App
11:45 EST - Workflow tool for previewing Leaf RAW images on iPhone/iPod Touch TEL AVIV, December 8, 2009 – Leaf Imaging announced today the immediate availability of Leaf Capture Remote – an application that extends Leaf Capture 11 workflow software, enabling remote image viewing on an Apple iPhone(TM), or iPod(R) Touch. The Leaf Capture Remote application allows photographers and digital operators... (More)



PhotoBin's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBin website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoBin.com Announces 2009 Photo Contest Winner
11:35 EST - Photo contest winners present mix of nature, incidental art and urban perspective SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PhotoBin.com today announces David Lenhert of Escondido, Calif., as the winner of its 2009 Summer Photo Contest. Lenhert's photo was selected as best overall image from hundreds of photographs submitted to PhotoBin.com, a website and resource for photo enthusiasts and photography professionals.... (More)



Christmas / New Year Photos of the Day?
11:29 EST - Here in the US, many readers will soon be celebrating Christmas and New Year - time for mistletoe, caroling, stockings, and Santa, swiftly followed by fireworks, resolutions, etc.

We like to help celebrate these occasions with appropriately themed images submitted for our photo of the day contest. (The thumbnail above right was the 2009 Photo of the Day for New Year's Day, by Gerri... (More)



FocalPop.com logo. PRESS RELEASE: FocalPop Announces Launch of Focalpop.com: a New Online Marketplace Solving the Frustrations of Buying and Selling Photography
09:17 EST - AUSTIN, TX – December 8, 2009 – The launch of new photography website FocalPop brings photographers and photo buyers a unique new way buy and sell photography. FocalPop’s model is simple: image seekers create a request describing the photo they need, photographers upload shots that meet the request, and then the seeker selects a winning photo. Using crowdsourcing as well as a reverse-auction... (More)



Monday, December 7, 2009

Canon PowerShot S90 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon PowerShot S90!
18:52 EST - Packing a 10-megapixel sensor into a world of 12-megapixel cameras may turn out to be a mark of both courage and wisdom for the Canon S90, a move that should deliver better image quality in low light.

The Canon S90's lens is also a full stop faster than the usual point & shoot camera, rated at f/2.0 at wide-angle, another step toward greater light sensitivity. And the Canon S90 really is pocketable,... (More)



Movavi's logo. Click here to visit the Movavi website! PRESS RELEASE: Movavi Launches Video Suite 8 and Video Converter 9: Additional Functionality and Faster Video Encoding Thanks to NVIDIA CUDA Technology
11:22 EST - Movavi has been working closely with NVIDIA to optimize and dramatically improve performance of the products when used with NVIDIA® CUDA™ –enabled graphics processing units (GPUs). The new versions of the Movavi software bring users up to 400% speed improvement in video encoding performance. In addition, the Movavi software equips users with additional capabilities to enhance their... (More)



Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! Capture One update improves Micro Four Thirds support
11:09 EST - Phase One has released an updated version of its Capture One application which includes support for more Micro Four Thirds digital cameras, among other changes.

Available in standard, DB and PRO versions, Phase One's Capture One 5.01 update includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements. It also adds support for the Olympus E-P2, and Panasonic DMC-G1, DMC-GH1... (More)



Sigma Corporation of America logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Four professional photographers featured in Sigma Corporation’s Online Gallery
09:15 EST - ‘Our World: Awe-Inspiring Images’ demonstrates DP2 camera’s outstanding image quality Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has highlighted the exceptional work of four elite photographers - Chip Forelli, Paula Lerner, Stephen Mallon and Sean... (More)



Epson's PictureMate Show two-in-one digital photo frame and 4 x 6 photo printer. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Print and Display Your Images with Epson PictureMate Show, The Ultimate Two-in-One Digital Frame and Compact Photo Printer
07:47 EST - LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2009 – Today Epson announced a breakthrough in the compact photo printer market with the introduction of PictureMate® Show, the ultimate two-in-one digital photo frame and 4” x 6” photo printer. Designed for the photo enthusiast, PictureMate Show is a versatile hybrid that offers consumers one convenient solution for displaying, sharing and printing... (More)



AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Enhancer v.11: Support for 64-Bit, Plugin as a Smart Filter in CS3-CS4
07:21 EST - If you take a photo of a black cat in a dark room the result can be far from ideal. Or if you make a photo of a beautiful view but the automatic settings focus on the sky and the shot comes out with uneven exposure - the sky is beautiful but the scenery is underexposed and one can hardly understand what is going on. With the standard tools of exposure correction you run the risk of spoiling the parts... (More)



Friday, December 4, 2009

K5250.150x131.jpg Printer Review: Kodak ESP 5250 All-in-One Device
19:39 EST - The 5250 is the flagship all-in-one of Kodak's third generation of pigment inkjets. Is the third time the charm?

We put the Kodak ESP 5250 all-in-one device through our excruciating holiday test suite (including bar-coded label printing of the family Christmas card list, instant-dry photo Christmas card production,... (More)



Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Judges announced
12:46 EST - Leading figures from the international photographic community are announced today, 3 December 2009, as the jury members of three separate award programmes of the Sony World Photography Awards 2010. The Honorary Jury for the main annual competition comprises 12 specially selected World Photography Organisation Academy members. For the professional awards selection, these 12 members will initially... (More)



Super Talent's logo. Click here to visit the Super Talent website! PRESS RELEASE: Super Talent Launches Industry-leading CFast Storage Card
12:36 EST - The Revolution of Digital Storage, 4x faster than the High Speed CF card San Jose, California - December 3, 2009 - Super Talent, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, proudly released a brand new compact digital storage product line, CFast™ storage cards. Just like the traditional SD card and its enhanced version, SDHC, the CFast storage card, with SATA interface,... (More)



Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation adds unique, anti-shake technology to award-winning 17-70mm lens
11:08 EST - ‘Ultimate standard lens’ now available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma mounts RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2009 – Sigma Corporation (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce its newly upgraded 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens.... (More)



Nikon's D3S digital SLR. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. Click for our Nikon D3S preview! Additional test shots posted for Nikon D3S! (UPDATED)
10:45 EST - We've just posted our first set of test shots from a production-level Nikon D3S digital SLR, straight from the lab.

The Nikon D3S is based on the company's previous D3 design. Image resolution is unchanged at twelve effective megapixels, but the CMOS image sensor and EXPEED image processor are both new designs. This... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: New Series of Astronomy Cameras with Gigabit Ethernet
10:23 EST - Highly affordable CCD cameras that allow cable lengths of up to 100 meters. The Imaging Source, a multi-national manufacturer of imaging hardware and software for industry, medicine and astronomy, is now offering amateur astro-photographers a series of highly affordable, low noise astronomy cameras to capture high quality images of the night sky. The astronomy cameras ship in beautifully crafted,... (More)



Kodak logo. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak to Sell OLED Display Business
09:08 EST - ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 4 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) announced today that it will sell substantially all the assets associated with its OLED business to a group of LG companies. This move will tighten Kodak’s investment focus and strengthen its financial position. Financial details were not disclosed. Kodak has been a pioneer in developing technology associated with OLED displays. In... (More)



Thursday, December 3, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: ATOMICVIEW 1.3 is here!
22:51 EST - AntZero presents the new version of AtomicView, its ultra-rapid digital-asset manager (DAM) software program. This upgrade is FREE for our users AtomicView 1.3 - new features & highlights for photographers New ACID asynchronous database structure - more stable and faster. 2.5D animation with image analysis and classification by similarity ("Groovy View!") Histogram analysis with fast... (More)



Imaging USA giveaway launches
22:25 EST - Imaging USA has launched a giveaway in the runup to its conference and tradeshow to be held in Nashville, Tennessee next month.

The show takes place Jan 10 - 12 in Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Imaging USA's giveaway is offering prizes including software, printers, gift certificates, coupons for food... (More)



SeenBy's logo. Click here to visit the SeenBy website! PRESS RELEASE: SeenBy.com Helps "Kids with Cameras" Raise Money and Awareness
20:30 EST - December 2, 2009 (Franklin Lakes, NJ) – SeenBy.com Fine Art Photography is raising money to support Kids with Cameras through donating a portion of all profits between December 1st and December 31st, 2009. Kids with Cameras is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for underprivileged children in Calcutta through print sales, exhibitions, film festivals and a book of featuring... (More)



Pentax K-x digital SLR. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Pentax K-x firmware v1.01
16:49 EST - Pentax has released firmware version 1.01 for its entry-level K-x digital SLR. Available now via Pentax Japan's support website, the update adds some minor features, and is said to offer better battery status accuracy, as well as "improved stability for general performance".

Changes to V1.01 Added three kinds of particular effect shooting function (Pre-set 1,2 and 3) on [Cross Processing]. Added assignment of Cross Processing function to the green button. Improved accuracy... (More)



DxO logo. Click to visit DxO's website! PRESS RELEASE: New DxO Optics Pro v5.3.6 for Mac adds support for 15 new cameras
09:32 EST - 255 new DxO Optics Modules. Full compatibility with Snow Leopard. 12/02/2009 - DxO Optics Pro v5.3.6 for Macintosh brings full compatibility with Apple’s latest operating system Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, and adds support for 15 new cameras:Canon 7D and G11;Nikon D300s and D3000;Olympus E-3 (Elite edition only), E-30, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-510, E-520 and E-620;Sony A230, A330 and A380. Also... (More)



Imaging Resource logo. Copyright ©, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. October POTD Winners Chosen!
04:50 EST - A few days later than planned thanks to our continuing heavy workload, we're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for October 2009 (and we promise to get to November's winners more promptly!).

"Condensation Happens," "Semplici letture..," and "White Tailed Eagle" were chosen as our October winners. Congratulations to Sally Roerick, Fausto Mirandoli, and Bob Jones! Without further ado, here's... (More)



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

iTookThisOnMyPhone's logo. Click here to visit the iTookThisOnMyPhone.com website! PRESS RELEASE: iTookThisOnMyPhone, Leading Free Mobile Photo and Video App, Adds New Features - Share Mobile Images with Over 199 Online Destinations
10:58 EST - New features at the iTook website now allow users to share their photos and videos with over 199 popular online services and destinations, including users’ email contacts, social networks, and leading blogging services: Blogger™, TypePad™ and WordPress™. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 28, 2009 -- iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, Inc. a leading free mobile photo upload & mobile... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: New York Institute of Photography Announces Holiday Gift Suggestions
10:43 EST - Top 10 gift ideas sure to delight any avid photographer New York, NY (December 2, 2009) – Now available from the photo experts at the New York Institute of Photography (www.nyi100years.com), America’s oldest and largest photography school, are the top 10 holiday gift ideas perfect for the photographer on anyone’s gift list. “While there are lots of holiday gift guides available from retail... (More)



Camera Bits' logo. Click here to visit the Camera Bits website! Photo Mechanic update enters beta
02:35 EST - Camera Bits Inc. has released a beta version of an upcoming update to its workflow tool, Photo Mechanic that fixes a couple of issues found in the previous version.

Photo Mechanic version 4.6.2.2 public beta 1 is available for download immediately, for either Mac OS X users or Windows users. Photo Mechanic is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 7, Vista, or XP Service... (More)



Photoshop.com for iPhone ships globally
02:26 EST - Adobe has announced that its Photoshop.com Mobile application for the iPhone platform is now available globally.

Initially available only in the United Stated and Canadian markets, Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone is now offered in all countries with iPhone App Stores. Photoshop.com Mobile launched for iPhone... (More)



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AF-D lens. Review: Nikon 24mm f/2.8
13:22 EST - We first reviewed the Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 prime back in December 2006, before Nikon had released a full-frame digital body. Now that we have one in the lab, we're taking the opportunity to re-visit lenses and offer full-frame tests. In the case of the Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AF-D, it's a lens that Nikon has offered since 1994, and our tests have shown some surprising results: to see what they are, you'll have to click here to read our full review on the Nikkor 24mm f/2.8.



Unboxing Gallery: Kodak ESP 5250 All-in-One Device
13:16 EST - It was probably the simplest WiFi setup we've ever gone through.

We're putting the Kodak ESP 5250 all-in-one device through our excruciating holiday test suite (including bar-coded label printing of the family Christmas card list, instant-dry photo Christmas card production,... (More)



Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: Transfer of the Epson Imaging Sales Function to the Sony Group
11:33 EST - TOKYO, Japan, November 27, 2009 – Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") and Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that as of December 1, the sales function of the small- and medium-sized TFT LCD business (excluding high-temperature polysilicon TFT LCDs, etc.) of Epson Imaging Devices Corporation ("Epson Imaging") would be transferred to Sony and Sony Mobile Display Corporation ("SMD"). On June... (More)

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