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Friday, April 30, 2010

Adobe Watermark Panel v2 released
17:06 EDT - Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Inc., has today released the Adobe Watermark Panel v2.0.5 for Photoshop CS5.

Available immediately from Russell's website, the panel is described in detail in a QuickTime tutorial video. The panel allows overlay of either text or graphic watermarks on either all open images, or... (More)

Adobe Creative Suite 5 packaging. Click here to read our Photoshop CS5 preview! Adobe CS5 now available, Configurator 2 coming soon
14:37 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has today announced immediately availability of its recently announced Creative Suite 5 product line, including both Photoshop CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5.

Adobe Creative Suite 5 was first unveiled just under two weeks ago, and includes new features for many of its component applications, including After Effects, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst,... (More)

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Plug-Ins Compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Now Available
13:31 EDT - San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2010 – Red Giant Software today released plug-ins compatible with Adobe® Creative Suite® 5. For a complete list of products available now, version numbers, and pricing information, please visit the Compatibility Chart. The Frequently Asked Questions page is another helpful resource for understanding Red Giant Software’s policy for upgrading to Adobe... (More)

CDWinder's logo. Click here to visit the CDWinder website! PRESS RELEASE: Geotags, Photo and Media Management with CDWinder - New version 5.7 Released
13:27 EDT - Andreas Becherer Engineering today released the latest version 5.7 of their media asset management solution CDWinder for Windows. Offering new features like detailed street level maps and photo export, and improving performance and stability. Wiesbaden, Germany (PRWEB) April 22, 2010 -- CDWinder, one of the leading media cataloging applications for the Windows platform, receives a further update... (More)

Pandigital's logo. Click here to visit the Pandigital website! PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Begins Shipping Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame
13:04 EDT - Connected to AT&T Nationwide Wireless Network, Photo Sharing is Timely and Convenient DUBLIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandigital today announced it is now shipping its highly anticipated Pandigital Photo Mail® Digital Photo Frame to several national retailers. The Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame is a next-generation, wirelessly-connected digital photo frame that displays photos... (More)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Samsung's NX10 White Edition single-lens direct view camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung NX10 special editions announced
17:02 EDT - Celebrating healthy sales of its NX10 single-lens direct view camera in its domestic market, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced three special edition versions of the popular design.

The Samsung NX10 began shipping in Korea on February 6th 2010, and the company recently revealed that sales in that market had passed the 10,000 unit mark within just two months. Only three weeks after... (More)

FlashFoto Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the FlashFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Mediaclip and FlashFoto, Inc. announce partnership to deliver FlashFoto Smart Design features in Mediaclip’s Product Creator Suite, inaugurating a new plug-in API.
15:39 EDT - Oakland, Calif. & Montreal, PQ, Canada April 28, 2010 – Mediaclip, a digital imaging solutions company and FlashFoto, Inc. an image and visual technology company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to integrate the power of FlashFoto’s Smart Design technology into Mediaclip’s Product Creator Suite, enabling automated intelligent image cropping and placement..... (More)

Polaroid, Lady Gaga collaborate on product design
14:27 EDT - At the start of 2010, Polaroid announced a multi-year partnership with American performer Lady Gaga.

Polaroid named Lady Gaga -- who has won a raft of awards for her music, including two Grammys -- a creative director, and announced its intention to create a new line of specialty products. With almost... (More)

Tunxis Community College's logo. Click here to visit the Tunxis Community College website! PRESS RELEASE: $99 One-Day Photo Workshops Offered at Tunxis
13:58 EDT - CTPhoto Workshops at Tunxis Community College is now registering students for its one-day photo workshops to be held on select Saturdays in May and June. The non-credit courses are open to all those interested in the fields of photography, graphic design, art direction and digital photography. Workshop instructors are nationally-recognized photographers who are ready to share their tips, tricks and... (More)

PhotoShelter's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoShelter website! PRESS RELEASE: Photography Blog Handbook: PhotoShelter Releases Free Blog Guide for Photographers
13:47 EDT - A comprehensive e-book to help photographers use their blogs to promote their work, increase website traffic, and generate more business New York, NY - April 29, 2010 - PhotoShelter, the leader in photography websites, photo sales and archiving tools for photographers, today released The Photography Blog Handbook, the latest in their popular series of free research reports for photographers. The... (More)

Nikon's D3S digital SLR. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon receives 2 TIPA Awards 2010
13:24 EDT - The Nikon D3S digital-SLR camera The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II interchangeable lens for SLR cameras April 27, 2010 -- Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that two of its products are recipients of coveted TIPA Awards for 2010. The Nikon D3S digital-SLR camera is the recipient of the TIPA Best D-SLR Professional Award and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G... (More)

The JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD camcorder. Photo provided by JVC Americas Corp. PRESS RELEASE: JVC Full HD Camera Named Best Expert Camcorder in TIPA Awards 2010
13:13 EDT - Yokohama, Japan, April 28, 2010- JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) announced today that its full HD camcorder, the Everio GZ-HM1, received the Best Expert Camcorder prize in the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA)’s prestigious TIPA Awards 2010, the most coveted photo and imaging awards worldwide. According to the TIPA judging committee: “In the area of low light performance,... (More)

Magix's logo. Click here to visit the Magix website! PRESS RELEASE: MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 9 Deluxe, Photo Slideshow Software Promises to Bring your Photos to Life
12:37 EDT - Bring your photos to life, innovative photo slideshow software promises preserve and share your memories. (Vocus/PRWEB ) -- Showing slideshows in itself used to be an event, a gathering of family and friends sharing moments captured on film. In the past this would require the purchasing of a screen, a projector, slides that were expensive to develop, and of course the time to put together the show.... (More)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BenQ E1260 offers in-camera HDR
21:37 EDT - Taiwan's BenQ Corp. has today announced its new BenQ E1260 digital camera, featuring a built-in high dynamic range function.

The BenQ E1260 features a 4x optical zoom lens that provides focal lengths from a useful 28mm wide angle to a moderate 112mm telephoto. Behind this sits the E1260's twelve megapixel CCD image sensor.... (More)

Pentax Optio M90: new compact for European market
14:25 EDT - Pentax Europe Imaging Systems Ltd. has announced a new compact digital camera for that market, the Pentax Optio M90.

The Pentax M90 couples a 5x optical zoom lens with a twelve megapixel CCD image sensor in a compact aluminum alloy body. The Optio M90 design also includes a 2.7-inch LCD display, 32MB of internal memory,... (More)

TIPA's logo. Click here to visit the TIPA website! PRESS RELEASE: TIPA Awards The Best Imaging Products Of 2010
12:35 EDT - Madrid, Spain - 22/04/2010 - The Technical Image Press Association voted on the best photo and imaging products of 2010 at the annual General Assembly in New York City, USA. This year marks the twentieth round of the prestigious TIPA Awards. After in-depth discussions and analyses on the best eligible candidates, the representatives of the 28 member magazines from Europe, South Africa, Canada and... (More)

TIPA's logo. Click here to visit the TIPA website! PRESS RELEASE: TIPA Grows Across Five Continents
12:25 EDT - Madrid, Spain - 23/04/2010 - At the recent annual General Assembly in New York, USA, the Technical Image Press Association voted to add two new global members. TIPA now claims a total of 30 international members from five continents and 15 different countries. In 2009, TIPA transformed the association from a European into a global organization of photo and imaging magazines by adding three new international... (More)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fujifilm HS10 / HS11: New firmware available
18:46 EDT - Fujifilm has issued updated firmware for its FinePix HS10 and HS11 digital cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 / HS11 firmware v1.01 includes four changes, all intended to improve image quality. With the previous firmware, the HS10 and HS11 occasionally exhibited pincushion distortion in... (More)

Eye-Fi's Geo X2 wi-fi enabled memory card for Apple Macintosh computers. Photo provided by Eye-Fi Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Unveils New Eye-Fi Geo X2 Wireless Memory Card, Exclusive to Apple
18:08 EDT - Eye-Fi Geo X2 Uploads Geotagged Photos and Videos to iPhoto and MobileMe via Wi-Fi MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2010 — Eye-Fi Inc. today announced the launch of the Eye-Fi Geo X2, a Wi-Fi enabled memory card that seamlessly integrates with Macintosh computers, iPhoto and MobileMe. The Eye-Fi Geo X2 will be on sale in May, exclusively in Apple Stores in the U.S. and internationally for $69.99... (More)

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Expands Hotspot Access Service Worldwide
17:29 EDT - Eye-Fi X2 Users Can Upload Photos and Videos from Hundreds of Thousands More Wi-Fi Networks Globally MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2010 — Eye-Fi Inc., makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced it will add hundreds of thousands more Wi-Fi networks to its Hotspot Access service, including a significant expansion of its international hotspots.... (More)

SILKYPIX extends Fujifilm support
16:34 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX extending support for new digital camera models.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro v4.1.33.1 and Developer Studio 4.0 v4.0.33.1 can now accept Raw files from the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 digital camera. This brings the number of Fuji models supported by SILKYPIX... (More)

Joby's logo. Click here to visit the Joby website! PRESS RELEASE: Joby Extends Gorillapod Family with Addition of Gorillapod Magnetic
16:09 EDT - The world’s most versatile tripod is now even more adaptable! SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 27, 2010 – Joby, Inc., the world renowned designer of the Gorillapod™ flexible camera tripod, is pleased to announce that its newest member of the Gorillapod family, Gorillapod Magnetic, is now available for purchase globally. Another “why didn’t I think of that” product,... (More)

Lexar Media's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar Media website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Professional 600x and 300x 32GB CompactFlash Cards and Professional ExpressCard CF Reader Now Available
15:56 EDT - High-Performance Memory Cards and Card Reader Available at Leading Photo Retailers Worldwide Fremont, CA, April 27, 2010 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the availability of the award-winning Lexar® Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash® (CF) Reader and the Lexar Professional 600x and 300x 32GB CF cards in traditional... (More)

Adobe previews lens correction for CS5, LR3 (UPDATED)
12:52 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has today posted a preview video demontrating its lens correction technology, which will soon be available commercially.

Slated for introduction in Photoshop Lightroom 3, as well as in Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 (which will be soon follow as a replacement for Camera Raw 6.0, which ships as part of Photoshop CS5), the lens correction... (More)

Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Focuses On Exceptional Image Quality At Super-Telephoto Focal Lengths With New AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II High Power Professional Zoom Lens
12:38 EDT - MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 27, 2010) - Today, the evolution of the super telephoto lens continues as Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens which delivers optical excellence and stunning image quality for professional photographers. Ideal for bringing to life exquisite detail for sports, nature and travel photography, this new lens affords a constant maximum aperture of f/4... (More)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Samsung NX10 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Samsung NX10!
20:56 EDT - If we had an award for the best small digital camera body design, it would surely go to the Samsung NX10.

While not quite as small as some of its Micro Four Thirds competitors, the Samsung NX10 packs a lot into a small space. With a 3-inch AMOLED display, a 14.6-megapixel APS-C sensor, an EVF, and a decent... (More)

Sigma's 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation's New 17-70MM F/2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM Lens Receives Technical Image Press Association Award
18:12 EDT - Standard Zoom Lens Honored With Coveted TIPA Award in the "Best Entry Level Lens" Category RONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) - Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, announced today that the Technical Image Press Association has honored... (More)

Bièvres Photo Fair's logo. Click here to visit the Bièvres Photo Fair website! PRESS RELEASE: Bièvres International Photofair
18:04 EDT - Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th of June 2010 Photography’s champion First of its category and unique, the Bièvres international Photofair is rightly nicknamed the « Mecca of Photography ». This event gathers photo professionals and amateurs and is a must. It is held every first weekend of June, in Bièvres, a town located 12 km south of Paris. Whether you are a photographer,... (More)

The MicroFlip logo. Courtesy of Hullett Practical Marketing Group. PRESS RELEASE: Hullet announces MicroFlip Flash Bracket
16:49 EDT - The Hullett Practical Marketing Group of Westminster, Maryland announces the launch of their new MicroFlip Flash Bracket. Designed and manufactured in the USA by Novacon Products, The MicroFlip was invented by Conrad Sloop, former owner and designer of Stroboframe® Flash Brackets. The Micro-Flip implements the experience, knowledge and ingenuity of Sloop into the DSLR world of today. MicroFlips... (More)

iSyndica's logo. Click here to visit the iSyndica website! PRESS RELEASE: iSyndica Acquires Stock Photography Agency Fotomind's Content
15:34 EDT - Fotomind photographers jump on the opportunity to transfer their stock photography portfolio over to iSyndica's microstock digital distribution plaform. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) April 20, 2010 -- The closing of Fotomind in mid-April, a Romania-based microstock agency, sent shudders in the community of stock photographers that make a living selling their content online. With a bare two weeks' notice,... (More)

Fujifilm: New firmware aplenty for FinePix cameras
13:11 EDT - Fujifilm has today released updated firmware applicable to twenty of its various FinePix AV-, AX-, JV- and JX-series compact digital cameras.

In all cases, the firmware makes but one stated change, related to an issue with PictBridge printing functionality. Fuji has identified and corrected an issue in its PictBridge code whereby an incorrect... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Provides Aid To The Victims Of Earthquake In Qinghai, China
12:50 EDT - April 26, 2010 - The Nikon group would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Qinghai, China on April 14, 2010. In response to this tragedy and to extend the immediate support to its victims and affected area, the Nikon group has decided to donate the following assistance: Cash donation 7 million yen Donees Japanese Red Cross Society and the others... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Teams Up With Taylor Swift To Promote Latest Cyber-shot Digital Cameras
12:45 EDT - Start of a year-long campaign highlighting Sony innovations SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 26, 2010 Sony Electronics has teamed up with four-time GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift to promote its latest Cyber-shot digital cameras in an integrated marketing campaign that puts the spotlight on the company s latest innovations. The ads with Swift zero in on the sleek and powerful Cyber-shot... (More)

Friday, April 23, 2010

The SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America's new 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens now available
17:17 EDT - Rectilinear lens contains new "F" Low Dispersion glass, is widest angle zoom on the market Ronkonkoma, NY, April 23, 2010 - 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 announced that its new, 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens, which incorporates the company's... (More)

ColorMunki contest winners announced (UPDATED)
16:58 EDT - X-Rite Inc. has announced the winners in its amusingly named "Show Us Your Munki" contest, which has been underway since October 2009.

X-Rite Inc. has announced the winners in its amusingly named "Show Us Your Munki" contest, which has been underway since October 2009. In the months since, X-Rite has handed out over US$3,000... (More)

Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Is Awarded Three Prestigious TIPA Awards
16:22 EDT - – For the sixth consecutive year, Epson has been recognised for creating outstanding and innovative products for the photographic industry. – AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 22, 2010 – Epson, global digital imaging specialist, has been presented with three of Europe's most important photo and imaging technology accolades at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2010.... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic: System camera, lens compatibility info
16:19 EDT - Panasonic has posted updated information on compatibility of its various cameras bodies, lenses, and accessories, including interoperability with products from its partners in the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds systems.

The information can be found in several different articles in the compatibility information section of the company's site. The first article covers compatibility of Panasonic's lenses with Olympus'... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh Supports Earthquake Relief Efforts in China's Qinghai Province
15:15 EDT - Apr 23, 2010 - Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the people of Qinghai Province, China, who have been so tragically affected by the recent earthquake. Ricoh together with its Chinese subsidiaries including Ricoh China Co., Ltd. will contribute RMB 1 million toward the relief efforts. Ricoh Company, Ltd. (More)

Yissum's logo. Click here to visit the Yissum website! PRESS RELEASE: Yissum Licenses Cutting Edge Technology for Enhanced Digital Image Processing to Adobe Systems
15:05 EDT - Jerusalem, Israel, April 21, 2010 – Yissum Research Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Adobe Systems for the development and commercialization of an imaging technology that improves digital image processing. The technology, invented by Dr. Raanan Fattal... (More)

ColorMunki Photo logo. Click here to read our ColorMunki Photo review! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Colormunki™ Photo $50 Cash Rebate Offer Extended
14:47 EDT - Promotion for award-winning color control solution runs through June 30, 2010 Elmsford, NY – April 23, 2010 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces the extension of the popular ColorMunki Photo $50 cash back rebate offer. This promotion, which is available now through June 30, 2010, is valid on any ColorMunki Photo purchased from any authorized dealer in the USA and Canada. X-Rite is the world... (More)

FocalBlade 2's logo. Click here to visit The Plugin Site! PRESS RELEASE: The Plugin Site released Version 2 of the FocalBlade Photoshop plugin
14:42 EDT - The Plugin Site has just released Version 2 of its FocalBlade plugin for Windows. During the seven years of its existence FocalBlade has gained an entourage of thousands of photographers world-wide and established itself as probably the most popular sharpening plugin for Photoshop and other compatible applications. Based on an extensive survey of more than 1000 of its users FocalBlade 2 received an... (More)

Pentax's K-x digital SLR, front view in blue body color. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: New Pentax K-x Colors Coming To America
12:58 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (April 23, 2010)...If you've been waiting for a chance to purchase a PENTAX K-x digital SLR in a color other than black, white, red or navy, your wait is over! PENTAX Imaging Company just announced that the K-x digital SLR is now available exclusively for pre-order on in limited edition bright blue, orange, green and purple. Each fresh new color comes in a kit... (More)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fotobabble's logo. Click here to visit the Fotobabble website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotobabble’s Talking Photos Brings Images to Life in Seconds
23:11 EDT - Quickly Create Talking Photos in a Few Button Clicks; Share Talking Photos with Friends & Family via Email, Twitter, Facebook or an iPhone EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Announced today, Fotobabble allows people to add voice to photos in seconds with just a few clicks on a web browser or an iPhone. Whether you want to add your voice to a photo stored on your computer, or on one just snapped... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Once Again Honored with the TIPA Award
22:42 EDT - Best Advanced Compact System Camera 2010 for DMC-G2 Panasonic today has announced that it has been awarded the prestigious TIPA prize. The company received the prestigious Best Advanced Compact System Camera Award for its new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 digital interchangeable lens system camera with touch-screen control. The DMC-G2 ranks as the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Europe. PRESS RELEASE: FinePix REAL 3D System and FinePix HS10 Win the TIPA Awards 2010
21:18 EDT - FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is delighted to announce that the FinePix REAL 3D System and FinePix HS10 have been selected for the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards of the Year 2010 in the following categories: Best Imaging Innovation - FinePix REAL 3D System TIPA provided the following commendation: Fujifilm's 3D technology offers an... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. And The Arbor Day Foundation Continue To Build The Canon Forest Program
20:39 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 22, 2010 – Building upon the success from last year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is once again teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to help preserve nature's wonders with the continuation of the Canon Forest Program. With over 50,000 trees planted in state parks around the United States since the programs inception in 2008, the goal for... (More)

PocketWizard's logo. Click here to visit the PocketWizard website! PRESS RELEASE: PocketWizard Announces MultiMAX Firmware Upgrade 7.5 for USB-enabled MultiMAX radios
19:03 EDT - Elmsford, NY – April 22, 2010 – PocketWizard today launched a major firmware upgrade for USB-enabled MultiMAX Transceivers. Firmware Version 7.5 for both FCC and CE MultiMAX radios is packed with new features and capabilities for serious pro shooters including Long Range Mode for remote camera triggering, Custom ID Move, Signal Strength Indicator and Radio Relay Mode. Long Range Mode... (More)

Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor® Offers Spyder3 Elite™ and Spyder3 Pro™ Display Calibration Owners Feature Enriched Software Upgrade
18:16 EDT - New Innovative and Advanced Features Made Instantly Available with Online Download Lawrenceville, NJ – April 22, 2010 – Datacolor®, the global leader in digital color management technology, today announced it will be offering Spyder3 Elite™ owners a feature enriched software upgrade, known as Spyder3 Elite 4.0, available for instant download on the Datacolor global website.... (More)

ACDSee 12's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: Social Networking Meets Organization in ACDSee Photo Manager 12
17:07 EDT - VICTORIA, British Columbia – April 22, 2010 – A new decade brings new and powerful features to ACDSee™ Photo Manager 12, the latest version of ACD Systems International Inc.’s easy-to-use photo software designed for people who need speed and flexibility when managing their photos and creative projects. ACDSee Photo Manager 12 helps users quickly and affordably stay organized... (More)

Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Blurb Launches Blurb Bookshow™, Enabling Online Book Sharing
16:54 EDT - Facebook, blogs, web sites and the iPad – authors can share their books anywhere online San Francisco, Calif. — April 22, 2010 — Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the launch of Blurb BookShow™, which enables authors to share their books in an experiential format wherever they are online – on Facebook, their blog, a web site, etc.... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Celebrates Earth Day 2010 with New Commitment to Reduce its Carbon Footprint
16:47 EDT - “See Green” initiative encourages electronic software downloads, plants trees in rainforest, and commits to green manufacturing San Diego, CA (April 22, 2010) — Nik Software announces today the launch of its new “See Green” initiative, a commitment by the company to conduct business and manufacturing operations in a manner that reduces its carbon footprint, as well as... (More)

Leica S2: New firmware
13:57 EDT - Germany's Leica Camera AG has released an updated version of firmware for its Leica S2 digital SLR, which started shipping earlier this year.

Leica S2 firmware v1.0.0.16 includes quite a number of improvements and new features. There's a new HMI white balance setting for use under hydrargyrum medium-arc iodide lighting. The function of... (More)

Pentax digital SLRs get updated firmware
12:20 EDT - Hoya Corp. has released updated firmware for several of its 2006 and 2008 model year digital SLRs on its global website.

The new firmware is applicable to four models -- the Pentax K10D/a>, Pentax K20D, Pentax K200D, and Pentax K2000 (also known as the Pentax K-m in some markets). In each case, there's only one change... (More)

Olympus and Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds logo. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus PEN series: New firmware ships
11:58 EDT - Olympus has now released updated firmware for its PEN-series of Micro Four Thirds digital cameras, whose development the company first announced a week ago.

The new firmware is aimed at improving autofocus performance with all three PEN-series cameras -- the Olympus E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 -- when shooting either still images or videos. The new firmware also... (More)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Guru Presets for Magic Bullet and Trapcode
19:28 EDT - Introducing Seven Preset Packs Designed by Industry Experts San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2010 – Red Giant Software today announced Guru Presets, a new product line created by hand-picked industry experts. Guru Presets allow users to jump into a project and get it done faster by having access to pre-designed templates and effects presets that work with plug-ins from Red Giant. These presets... (More)

Hasselblad's logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: HassyUSA is Taking a Road Trip
16:23 EDT - 21/04/2010 Join Hasselblad and Resource Magazine for an exciting day of hands-on photography with the new H4D-40, presentations, networking and a cocktail party to celebrate the launch of the latest Hasselblad communities. It all started in New York with the first HassyUSA photo community - HassyNYC - and a Three Stage Tour event that rocked the city with more than 2,000 photographers in attendance.... (More)

Picaboo's logo. Click here to visit the Picaboo website! PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Picaboo X: The Easiest Way to Create, Share and Buy Beautiful Photo Books
15:57 EDT - Picaboo's Latest Photo Book Application Provides Complete Creative Control and Is Now Mac-Compatible PALO ALTO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Picaboo,, creator of the premier application for making, sharing and buying premium-quality photo books, today announced the launch of Picaboo X, an enhanced PC- and Mac-compatible bookmaking software that delivers unprecedented ease-of-use and creative... (More)

Nik webinar tomorrow: Scenic and Landscape images
15:20 EDT - Late last month, we told readers about a series of webinars being conducted by Nik Software Inc.

The second webinar in the series, entitled "Enhancing Scenic and Landscape Images", will be taking place tomorrow. The discussion is set to kick off at 10am Pacific time (1pm Eastern time),... (More)

Jalbum's logo. Click here to visit the Jalbum website! PRESS RELEASE: Jack Hollingsworth Takes On the Jalbum Community in a Series of Theme Shoots
15:04 EDT - (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- Today, photo-sharing service announces a new collaboration with world-renowned photographer Jack Hollingsworth. In a series of events, the massive Jalbum community of photography enthusiasts will gather around a common theme, lead and tutored by Jack Hollingsworth. Each event will include a blog post introducing the subject, a competition element and a user Group... (More)

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies Celebrates 25 Years of Business Excellence
14:58 EDT - Parsippany, NJ – April 20, 2010 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. (“PNY”) today announced that the company is celebrating 25 years of business excellence. A global leader in high-speed flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, computer memory upgrade modules, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards, PNY serves customers and original equipment manufacturers... (More)

Office Depot's logo. Click here to visit the Office Depot website! PRESS RELEASE: Office Depot Provides Military Families with Free Photo Cards This Mother’s and Father’s Day
14:00 EDT - BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In recognition of the mothers and fathers serving in the armed forces, Office Depot ® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced that the Company will be providing military families with free photo cards to send to their loved ones this Mother’s and Father’s Day. Through June 20, 2010, military families... (More)

Memeo's logo. Click here to visit the Memeo website! PRESS RELEASE: Memeo Eases Media Sharing With Its Latest Release Of Memeo Share
13:50 EDT - The New Features Further Simplify Multimedia Social Sharing and Offer Additional Device and HD Support ALISO VIEJO, CA – April 20, 2010 – Memeo Inc., a leader in content management services for the home and business today announced the latest version of its Memeo Share (v3.0) media sharing application. Memeo Share removes the hassles commonly associated with sharing digital content by... (More)

WD Photos app puts your photos in your hand
13:22 EDT - Western Digital Corp. has today announced its new WD Photos application, available free of charge for iPhone and iPod Touch.

The WD Photos app relies on use of Western Digital's MioNet remote access service, and works with WD ShareSpace or MyBook World Edition devices. While signup for MioNet is free, the service comes... (More)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter updated
00:26 EDT - Adobe has today published updated versions of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.

All three updates finalize the release candidate versions issued a little over a fortnight ago, and add support for the same list of new camera models. The Lightroom 2.7 also increases the cache size... (More)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Leica V-LUX 20: Rebranded ZS7 ships this month (UPDATED)
22:53 EDT - German photographic icon Leica Camera AG has today announced its latest digital camera model, the Leica V-LUX 20.

As with certain of the company's past models, the Leica VLUX 20 is a fairly straightforward rebadging of a Panasonic model, the Lumix ZS7. The two cameras share a nearly identical body, with the sole... (More)

Pentax's Optio I-10 digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax. PRESS RELEASE: All Five New Compact Pentax Digital Cameras And Select Free Shipping Available Just In Time For Mother's Day
20:57 EDT - GOLDEN, CO (April 15, 2010)...Looking for a great gift for Mom? PENTAX Imaging Company has an assortment of stylish compact cameras to choose from for Mother’s Day. The PENTAX Optio I-10 is an eye-catcher inspired by the classic look of a film SLR. The head-turning Optio I-10 features a leatherette textured body with the traditional PENTAX logo placed front and center. With style and a variety... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Emily Schiffer Wins 2010 Arnold Newman Prize For "New Directions In Photographic Portraiture" In PDN's Photo Annual Competition
16:20 EDT - "Youth on the Cheyenne River Reservation" in South Dakota Secures $15,000 Cash Prize and Summer Exhibit at Farnsworth Art Museum for Brooklyn-Based Photographer New York, NY – April 20, 2010 – The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation announced today that Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Disaster Relief Donation for People Affected by the Earthquake in China's Qinghai Province
14:44 EDT - April 20, 2010 - FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) and its group companies extend their deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the major earthquake that struck the Qinghai Province, People's Republic of China, on April 14, 2010 (local time), and offer their sincerest sympathies to those affected by the disaster. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation in conjunction... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF1 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic GF1, GH1, G1 firmware imminent
11:34 EDT - Japan's Panasonic Corp. has announced that it is preparing updated firmware for three of its Micro Four Thirds digital camera models, slated for availability next month.

The new firmware will bring the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 to version 1.2, the Lumix DMC-GH1 to version 1.3, and the Lumix G1 to version 1.5, respectively. In all three cases, autofocus performance with... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Panasonic G2!
09:30 EDT - We've just received a production-level unit of the new Panasonic Lumix G2 SLD digital camera, and have posted our first set of test shots from it straight from the lab.

The most notable feature of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is its 3.0" tilt/swivel liquid crystal display, which includes a touch panel through which functions including autofocus and even shutter release... (More)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Olympus PEN E-P2 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Olympus E-P2!
23:31 EDT - Black instead of silver, the Olympus E-P2 is essentially the E-P1 digital camera with a few new features added for greater versatility.

The same 12.3-megapixel image sensor and processor mean you'll still get the same impressive low-light performance from this Micro Four Thirds digital camera, and the Olympus E-P2's interchangeable lenses... (More)

Topaz Labs: Updates aplenty
17:31 EDT - Topaz Labs has announced updates to several of its Photoshop plugins, as well as the release of Fusion Express plugin for Windows.

The Topaz Clean, DeJPEG; and Simplify plugins have all been updated, and bear new version numbers denoting the changes. Topaz Clean v3.0, Topaz DeJPEG v4.0, and Topaz Simplify v3.0 largely share the same... (More)

Adorama's logo. Click here to visit the Adorama website! PRESS RELEASE: Adorama Announces Grand Prize Winner of its First Ever Photo Contest for the iPhone
15:40 EDT - Winning image selected the best of the best from more than 17,000 submitted images New York, NY (April 19, 2010) – Adorama, one of America’s premier photography and consumer electronics resellers, announces today the Grand Prize winner of its first annual iPhone Photography Contest. This annual Award was created by Adorama to spotlight the rapid rise in popularity of the iPhone as a new... (More)

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Support for Adobe Creative Suite 5
14:53 EDT - San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2010 – Red Giant Software today announced that its products will support the recently announced Adobe® Creative Suite®. Magic Bullet® Looks, Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Suite, and Pro Keying Suite will be the first products available for Adobe After Effects® CS5 and/or Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5. Red Giant Software will release these Adobe CS5... (More)

Jobo upgrades photoGPS
14:08 EDT - Germany's Jobo AG has announced two updates versions of its photoGPS geotagging device, as well as software improvements for all photoGPS models.

Jobo -- which last month filed an insolvency petition with the Cologne District Court -- first unveiled its photoGPS device at the Photo Marketing Association's Spring 2007 tradeshow. A little over... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For New Lumix G Series Digital Single Lens Micro Four Thirds Cameras
13:25 EDT - Panasonic LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 digital cameras available in late-May 2010 SECAUCUS, NJ (April 19, 2010) – Panasonic today announces pricing for the Panasonic LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 – the latest additions to the company’s award-winning LUMIX G Series Digital Singles Lens (DSL) Micro Four Thirds cameras. Both available in late-May 2010, the LUMIX G2, which will come in red, blue... (More)

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Magic Bullet Quick Looks Limited Selected for Adobe CS5
13:10 EDT - Special Registration Offer for Adobe After Effects CS5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Users San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2010 – Red Giant Software today announced a new agreement with Adobe that allows purchasers of Adobe® After Effects® CS5, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5, Adobe Production® Premium CS5, or Adobe CS5 Master Collection to register with Adobe for a free copy of Magic Bullet... (More)

FolioLink's logo. Click here to visit the FolioLink website! PRESS RELEASE: iPad™ Optimized Websites for Photographers and Artists
13:03 EDT - FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ISProductions announces a new version of its FolioLink photography and art website service that automatically optimizes clients' FLASH online portfolios for the iPad interface. FolioLink is the first website service of its kind to offer iPad interface compatibility for all FLASH subscriber websites and requires no effort on the part of the photographers... (More)

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3  DC OS HSM  lens. Re-test: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
11:13 EDT - We originally tested the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS in May 2008, where it produced some fairly odd results. After we did our article on sample variation, and as a result of your feedback, we thought we should try another sample. See the results of our re-test by clicking on this link.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software's PluralEyes Adds Support For Just-Released Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
20:34 EDT - Post-production workflow automation and synchronization tool revamped to support the huge performance breakthroughs in Adobe’s video editing software Vancouver, British Columbia – April 13, 2010 – Singular Software, developer of automation applications for post-production, announced that its flagship product PluralEyes™ for Final Cut Pro® and Sony Vegas Pro® has expanded... (More)

Nikon D3S digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Nikon D3S!
20:14 EDT - It doesn't include a higher-resolution sensor -- it's still 12.1 megapixels -- and its controls are nearly identical to the D3, but the Nikon D3S does include two major improvements that make this professional digital SLR worth considering: better high ISO performance and HD video capability.

The D3 broke new ground in low-light photography, but the Nikon D3S takes it even further with a sensor that can practically see in the dark. Maxing out at ISO 102,400 is great for the headlines, but the... (More)

DigiLabs' logo. Click here to visit the DigiLabs website! PRESS RELEASE: DigiLabs Enables Customers to Enter the Self Publishing Market -- Offering “Share and Sell” Feature, Create-Share-Sell Photobooks Online
18:15 EDT - Share and sell- by adding purchase capabilities to Online Sharing, DigiLabs will showcase how its customers (photo labs, printers, and retailers) can now enter the self publishing market and increase sales to professionals and consumers by enabling end-users to ”share and sell” photobooks online. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2010 -- DigiLabs today announced that with the release of... (More)

M.Zuiko 9-18mm nears Japanese launch
18:07 EDT - Olympus Corp. has announced imminent availability of its latest Micro Four Thirds lens for the Japanese market.

First revealed last November, the M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 super wide-angle zoom lens offers effective focal lengths of 18 - 36mm on Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. Japanese availability is... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AVS Image Converter 1.2 Launches with Image-to-PDF conversion
17:49 EDT - Thursday, 08 April 2010 - There’s no need to use a bulky, overblown and high-cost application to perform your image conversion tasks when AVS Image Converter can do the job quickly, easily and without any complexity In these days of increasingly bloated and bulky software products, many users appreciate handy applications that do a specific job simply and well. With this in mind, Online Media... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software Announces Video Presentation Workflow Plug-in For Sony Vegas Pro
15:19 EDT - Avant-garde application developer adds multifaceted automation capabilities of new Singular Software Presto plug-in to growing product catalog Vancouver, British Columbia – April 7, 2010 – Singular Software, the popular new developer of automation applications for post-production, is pleased to announce its latest product, Singular Software Presto™, to automate the complexities... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software Announces DualEyes - Automated Audio Replacement For Dual-System Recording
15:15 EDT - New DualEyes application works with all video editing systems; utilizes same underlying technology as sister product PluralEyes to automatically sync video clips to audio recordings Vancouver, British Columbia – April 7, 2010 – Singular Software, developer of automation applications for post-production, is pleased to announce its latest innovation, DualEyes™: audio replacement for... (More)

The Xacti DMX-CG100, white version. Photo provided by Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Launches New Full HD*1 Video Cameras that also take 14 Mega-pixel Photos
14:57 EDT - Offering a Choice of Two Slim Style Dual Camera Xacti Tokyo, April 8, 2010 - SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of two new Dual Camera Xacti, the DMX-CG100 and DMX-GH1 on April 16, 2010. With slim and compact designs, the new models capture Full HD video and high-resolution photos, based on the Dual Camera concept of taking both videos and photos with one camera. Instead... (More)

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation Commits Up to $400,000 to Relief Efforts in China
13:37 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16, 2010 - HP today announced the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation has committed $250,000 to organizations, including World Vision and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, providing aid in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated China’s Qinghai Province earlier this week. The Foundation also has committed up to an additional $150,000 to match eligible contributions made... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon supports relief efforts following earthquake in China's Qinghai Province
13:13 EDT - On April 14, a powerful earthquake struck China's Qinghai Province, resulting in extensive damage throughout the region. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the disaster. While we realize that the road to recovery will be difficult and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process. To aid in the... (More)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Research and Markets: Consumer Storage Opportunities - Identify Key Trends in Hardware and Software Development
20:24 EDT - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Consumer Storage Opportunities" report to their offering. This report examines the consumer electronic ecosystem for data and media backup, safekeeping, storage, and sharing. It analyzes key trends in hardware and software development and provides industry forecasts for network-attached storage products. The... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: New President for Fujifilm Europe
19:23 EDT - 14 April 2010 - Junji Okada (53) has been appointed President of FUJIFILM Europe as of 1 April 2010. He is succeeding Shigehiro Nakajima who will take over a new position in the corporate head office in Tokyo. From his predecessor, Okada will take over all functions and responsibilities in Europe, including the role as President of FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, Duesseldorf, Germany, and President of FUJIFILM... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Systems Incorporated's image processing software compatibility announcement
19:17 EDT - April 12, 2010 - The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that, through collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated (Headquarter: Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo), Sigma lenses will be compatible with the “Lens Correction” feature of the professional digital imaging standard, “Adobe® Photoshop® CS5” and “Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Extended” software (hereinafter... (More)

Olympus: New software for SLRs, PEN series
19:01 EDT - Olympus has announced that it will soon launch its new Viewer 2 software globally, as a replacement for the previous Olympus Studio 2 application.

From early May 2010, Olympus Viewer 2 will be available free of charge to existing Studio 2 users, as well as for owners of Olympus' E-series digital SLRs or PEN-series single-lens direct view models.... (More)

SILKYPIX extends Leica support
16:47 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX extending support for new digital camera models.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro v4.1.32.0 and Developer Studio 4.0 v4.0.32.0 can now accept Raw files from the fixed-lens Leica X1 and the Leica S2 digital SLR. This brings the number of Leica models supported... (More)

Canon updates EOS 7D firmware
15:55 EDT - Canon Inc. has released a firmware update for its EOS 7D digital SLR that fixes several possible issues in previous versions.

The release notes for Canon EOS 7D firmware v1.2.1 describe three changes relating to the live view, movie, and program shift functionality, plus one correction of a typo in the French-language menu system.... (More)

FlashFoto Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the FlashFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: FlashFoto, Inc. Releases Smart Design 1.1 – Updated version enables intelligent auto-flow of customer images across multiple frames for photo books and greeting cards.
15:38 EDT - Oakland, CA, April 5th 2010 — FlashFoto, Inc today announced the immediate availability of the Smart Design 1.1 software library. Smart Design is the ultimate library for placing images of people into complex frame shapes or for determining the cropping location for images that have to be printed at new or multiple aspect ratios. Smart Design 1.1 introduces a new feature, complementary value... (More)

PicTreat's logo. Click here to visit the PicTreat website! PRESS RELEASE: Instantly Retouch Photos in a Single Click for Free with Remove Blemishes, Red-eye, Embarrassing Skin Flaws Fast and Free; Perfect for Sharing Photos on Social Media or for Professional Photographers
14:11 EDT - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -No one's perfect. But sometimes it's nice to put your best face forward in a photo without having to worry about embarrassing blemishes, blotchy skin or red-eye. Now, makes it fast and easy to instantly retouch any photograph for a more beautiful picture that lets your true inner beauty shine through. "Everyone wants to look their best in a photo, but many... (More)

Firmware improves Olympus Pen autofocus speed (UPDATED)
02:00 EDT - Among the few shortcomings of the Olympus Pen Micro Four Thirds digital cameras is their relatively slow autofocus speed.

Olympus today moves to address that issue, announcing another firmware update that will apply to all three models currently on the market: the original E-P1, the E-P2, and latest E-PL1. The update is... (More)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fuji updates FinePix W1 firmware
19:33 EDT - Fujifilm Corp. has released an updated version of firmware for its 3D-capable Fuji W1 digicam.

The only change described in the release notes for the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 firmware v2.0 is that a new image size option has been added to the FinePix Mode Menu. As shown in a PDF manual addendum... (More)

Ricoh updates CX3 firmware
15:13 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has announced an updated firmware release for its ten megapixel CX3 digital camera.

Ricoh CX3 firmware v1.08 includes one change from the previous version, aiming to correct an issue with the movie mode. Previously, movies shot in the HD 1280 high definition mode could be played back... (More)

onOne offers free webinars
14:48 EDT - onOne Software has announced the first in its new series of free webinars, scheduled to take place on Monday April 19th at 3pm Pacific time.

The first in the onOne University Pro Webinar series will feature lifestyle and fine art photographer Kersti Malvre, and will introduce attendees to onOne's PhotoFrame 4.5 software. Kersti's demonstration... (More)

NachoFoto's logo. Click here to visit the NachoFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: NachoFoto Launches First Ever Real-Time Image Search Engine
14:01 EDT - Delivers most relevant image results in real-time for trending topics and rising search terms. Mill Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) April 12, 2010 -- NachoFoto (, a technology company pioneering a new approach to image search, unveils its innovative search offering which combines new images published on the web with its Semantic index,delivering the most recent and relevant results for popular... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: releases 12 Adobe Creative Suite 5 training titles
13:38 EDT - Adobe CS5 courses available on same day as software announcement April 12, 2010 - CARPINTERIA, CA –, the award-winning online training provider of computer skills education for consumers, businesses and schools, announces the release of 12 courses covering the products in the Adobe Creative Suite released today. Course topics include Photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5, Illustrator... (More)

GhostRighters' logo. Click here to visit the GhostRighters website! PRESS RELEASE: GhostRighters Launches Professional Writing and Marketing Resources for Photographers
13:19 EDT - Affordable new service designed to help professional photographers effectively communicate with their customers and prospects Akron, OH (April 14, 2010) – Newly launched GhostRighters ( announces today the availability of its new business services for professional photographers. Designed to be a professional photographer’s greatest resource to help them effectively... (More)

DSLRU's logo. Click here to visit the DSLRU website! PRESS RELEASE: DSLRU Photography School ( Now Open to Students
12:53 EDT - Henderson, NV - April 8, 2010 - DSLRU LLC (, a new e-learning site for photographers, launched today. Ten courses starting at just $0.99 from award-winning photographers including Ellen Anon, Lou Lesko, John Ricard, and more are available for purchase. DSLRU is a new type of website that aims to become the #1 knowledge base for photographers. Its premise is to provide high-quality... (More)

Sony's CycleEnergy logo. PRESS RELEASE: Sony Unveils New CycleEnergy Rechargeable Battery Lineup
12:03 EDT - Expanded Lineup Meets Growing Consumer Demand for Longer-lasting and Eco-responsible Power Sources Sony Electronics new line of CycleEnergy rechargeable batteries are now available, expanding the family to three grades that come in AA and AAA sizes to match the widest range of consumer preferences and home electronics devices. CycleEnergy batteries can provide a more environmentally friendly alternative... (More)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Product Support for Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended
21:51 EDT - Digital photography software developer outlines product specific support for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended and Mac 64-bit Portland, OR– April 13, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced that all of their currently shipping Photoshop software plug-ins will... (More)

GoPro's logo. Click here to visit the GoPro website! PRESS RELEASE: GoPro® to Showcase $299 Consumer HD Camera That Is Changing the Way Professional Action Sports Content is Captured. NAB 2010.
20:01 EDT - Company to Preview Upcoming Camera Technologies, including Wearable 3D™ HD Sports Cameras. HALF MOON BAY, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro®, the world's leading HD activity image capture company, will exhibit for the first time at the 2010 NAB show: Booth #C7519. The company will demonstrate how its globally best selling HD HERO® wearable sports cameras are enabling professional... (More)

Geotag Photos' logo. Click here to visit the Geotag Photos website! PRESS RELEASE: Geotag Photos 1.1 Released for iPhone - Adds GPS Info to Camera Photos
19:24 EDT - Prague, Czech Republic - Sarsoft today is proud to announce the release of Geotag Photos 1.1 for the iPhone. By carrying their mobile device along while taking pictures with their camera, users can later identify the location of each photo using the GPS Metadata recorded by Geotag Photos. The real-time clocks of the camera and the app must be synchronized prior to shooting. Sarsoft provides a free... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Announces 'Animoto Collections;' Releases the First Style In Its Inaugural Collection: The Elements
18:55 EDT - Just in time for Earth Day, the Elements Collection allows users to customize videos with stylized Air, Water, Earth and Fire themes NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto® (, the video creation Web site that lets anyone quickly and easily create professional-quality videos from their own photos, video clips, music and text, today announced Animoto Collections, a new series... (More)

Compact Prime CP.2 25mm lens. Photo provided by Carl Zeiss AG. PRESS RELEASE: One lens fits all
18:10 EDT - Carl Zeiss presents new generation of Compact Prime Lenses OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 13.04.2010. - The trend of filming in high definition using a digital SLR camera is unstoppable. Moviemaking today is unthinkable without this technique, whether for independent filmmakers, television producers or professional still photographers who wish to expand their services. Optics specialist Carl Zeiss now introduces... (More)

New Carl Zeiss Lightweight Zoom LWZ.2 with interchangeable mount suitable for PL cine cameras and HDSLR cameras with APS-C sensor. Photo and caption provided by Carl Zeiss AG. PRESS RELEASE: Light, precise and flexible as never before
17:27 EDT - Carl Zeiss presents next-generation Lightweight Zoom OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 13.04.2010. - Whether shooting in an airplane or from inside a car, filming action scenes, or capturing the tranquility and color of underwater life — whenever the size and weight of a camera are decisive, filmmakers need equipment that can perform reliably and precisely. Filmmakers also need flexibility so they can choose... (More)

The EasyShot Clip camera on its included bicycle mount. Photo provided by Concord Keystone Trading LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Easy Shot Clip Ultra Mini Digital Video Camera Now Available At Unique Photo
17:03 EDT - New digital video camera measures just over 2-inches in length and less than 1-inch wide and comes with accessories for hands-free operation. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 -- Concord Keystone, makers of the Easy Shot Clip™ digital video camera, today announced that Unique Photo® will offer the mini, hands-free digital video camera through its website,... (More)

TweetPhoto's logo. Click here to visit the TweetPhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: TweetPhoto Receives $2.6 Million Series A Financing
14:41 EDT - Investment to Accelerate and Expand Best-In-Class Developer Platform San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2010 -- TweetPhoto, the real-time media sharing platform for the social web, today announced it has secured $2.6 million in a Series A financing led by Canaan Partners, with additional investment from Anthem Venture Partners and angel investors. The company plans to use the capital to accelerate the... (More)

PhotoBin's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBin website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoBin Announces Photo Scanning Service
14:28 EDT - SAN DIEGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ --, an online archiving, photo sharing and organizing consumer website, today announces the addition of photo scanning services to its core product offerings, which include personalized photo websites, photo galleries, prints and photo-based products and gifts. PhotoBin now offers consumers a simple, easy, affordable photo scanning service, with pricing... (More)

Cisco's logo. Click here to visit the Cisco website! PRESS RELEASE: Cisco Launches the All-New Flip SlideHD
14:15 EDT - The World's First Shoot and Show Camcorder Features A Unique New Design with Full Widescreen Playback and More Hours of Video SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco today announced the newest member of its groundbreaking Flip Video™ line, the Flip SlideHD™. It's an all-new Flip, with an all-new form factor, designed to make it even more fun to capture, watch and share HD... (More)

Canon 5D Mark II films House finale
13:42 EDT - Canon's EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR was used to film the season finale of Fox's medical drama series House, slated to air on May 17th 2010.

The use of Canon's popular DSLR was confirmed in a Twitter posting by episode director Greg Yaitanes, who won an Emmy Award for his direction of 2008's penultimate episode, "House's Head".... (More)

FedEx Office's logo. Click here to visit the FedEx Office website! PRESS RELEASE: FedEx Office, Canon U.S.A. and HP Collaborate to Redefine Retail Printing
12:04 EDT - New relationship will transform the world's largest retail printing network April 13, 2010 FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has formed an alliance with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) to create an unmatched network of printing and imaging capabilities, giving customers access to leading-edge technologies and a state-of-the-art... (More)

Monday, April 12, 2010

MAINGEAR Computers' Quantum SHIFT Workstation, front quarter view. Photo provided by MAINGEAR Inc. PRESS RELEASE: MAINGEAR Debuts Quantum SHIFT Workstation PC for Creative Professionals
21:48 EDT - The ultimate PC for Adobe CS5 employs up to 3 Quadro FX cards, Intel i7 Processors, and up to 24GB RAM Union, New Jersey – April 12, 2010 - MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of custom computers for PC gamers, enthusiasts, and creative professionals, unveils the Quantum SHIFT Workstation, an everyday super computer that exceeds the demands of the most power hungry graphics professionals.... (More)

The AG-AF100 AVCCAM HD camcorder features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Photo provided by Panasonic Solutions Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces AG-AF100, 4/3" Professional High-Definition Camcorder
16:45 EDT - * Premier AVCCAM Video Camera Combines 4/3” Sensor with Superior Video Quality, Professional Audio Inputs, Variable Frame Rates, SDXC Card Technology * LAS VEGAS, NV (April 11, 2010) – Panasonic Solutions Company today announced a game-changing AVCCAM HD camcorder, the AG-AF100, the first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimized for high-definition video recording. Scheduled... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces Archival Blu-ray Disc™ Media
16:25 EDT - *Available in Two Grades: Archival Grade and Century Archival Grade * LAS VEGAS, NV (April 11, 2010) – Panasonic Solutions Company announced a new line of professional Blu-ray Disc™ media designed for secure digital data archiving in professional applications. The new recordable Blu-ray Disc™ (BD-R) will be available in two grades - Archival Grade and Century Archival Grade - with... (More)

Nero's logo. Click here to visit the Nero website! PRESS RELEASE: Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Now Available
16:15 EDT - Multimedia Creators Can Now Use the Ultimate 3-in-1 Bundle for Video Editing, Burning and Backup; Also Available in Powerful Standalone Products: Nero Vision Xtra, Nero Burning ROM and Nero BackItUp & Burn Karlsbad, Germany (April 12, 2010) - Nero, creator of liquid media technology, today announced that Nero Multimedia Suite 10, its new powerful multimedia bundle, is now available for purchase... (More)

DigitalPost Interactive's logo. Click here to visit the DigitalPost Interactive website! PRESS RELEASE: DigitalPost Interactive Signs Agreement with Ritz Camera and Image
16:08 EDT - To Provide Online Video Gallery Solution to Largest US Camera Retailer IRVINE, Calif.—April 12, 2010—DigitalPost Interactive (OTCBB: DGLP - News), a leader in the digital media-sharing and social networking space, today announced a contract with privately held Ritz Camera & Image, Inc., America’s premier imaging retail destination, to develop an online video gallery based on... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces GetOlympus App Now Available On App Store
14:36 EDT - Designed for Olympus Fans to Stay Connected Using iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 12, 2010 – Olympus today announced its free GetOlympus App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The App is available on the App Store. The App features a user photo gallery, photo tips, Olympus social media networks, special offers and more. Designed by Olympus to provide dynamic interaction with... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Imaging Solutions At 2010 Nab Show In Las Vegas
12:09 EDT - Company to Display New Professional HD Camcorder, HD Broadcast Lenses, EOS Digital SLR Cameras and High-Resolution REALis Projectors LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is exhibiting a wide range of products for broadcast HD television production, HD video content creation, and high-resolution image display at the 2010 NAB Show, April 12th to 15th, in... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces The Expansion Of Its Explorers Of Light Program To Include World-Renowned Cinematographers
11:47 EDT - Five New Cinematographers and One Still Photographer Added to the Program LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 12, 2010 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of five cinematographers and one photographer to the Company's Explorers of Light program which is an illustrious group of influential, imaging professionals who serve as ambassadors for Canon products.... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Two New Diffusion Filters Added To Tiffen Lineup
11:33 EDT - The Tiffen Company, the world’s premier manufacturer of photographic accessories including well-respected brand name products in the consumer, video, motion picture and television imaging markets, announced today at the NAB Show, the addition of two new diffusion filters to their award-winning optical filter line -- Soft/FX® Black Pro-Mist® and Black Glimmer Digital Diffusion/FX®.... (More)

Photoshop CS5 Preview -- 'Abracadabra' Optional
00:01 EDT - Call it whatever you want -- Photoshop CS5 (officially), White Rabbit (its code name), Photoshop 12 (who's counting?) -- it's here.

We've been playing with a Dec. 12, 2009 build for about a week on a unibody MacBook Pro. And it's such a fast combination, we finished this preview early enough to tell you all about it just as Adobe is... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe Creative Suite 5 announced
00:01 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has today announced the latest version of its Creative Suite applications, for which the company launched a teaser campaign on March 23 -- including new iterations of both Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

Adobe's CS5 applications include numerous updates throughout the suite, including changes to After Effects, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Launches Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended
00:00 EDT - Milestone Release Celebrates 20 Years of Unrivaled Image Editing and Innovation SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product’s 20th anniversary... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Redefines Nonlinear Editing
00:00 EDT - Groundbreaking Release Dramatically Accelerates Professional Video Workflows SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5, a new release of the industry-leading nonlinear editor, offering breakthrough performance and features that drive post-production workflows. A core component of Adobe Creative Suite®... (More)

Friday, April 9, 2010

CanoScan 8800F flatbed scanner. Scanner Review: CanoScan 8800F
8:40 EDT - Canon's compact flatbed film scanner is only $200 but has the specs to run with the big boys. We liked the software better than most for its user-friendliness but it still lacks a couple of key features. We compare it to the recently reviewed Epson V600 and to multifunction devices with film scanning like the Canon MP980. We also compare Canon's ScanGear software to VueScan as we scan prints, color... (More)

Imagenomic's logo. Click here to visit the Imagenomic website! PRESS RELEASE: Imagenomic Releases New Portraiture 2 Update For Aperture 3
10:35 EDT - Provides High-Performance Skin Retouching for Apple's Latest 64-bit Systems & Software Applications April 9, 2010 -- Alexandria, VA -- Imagenomic announced today the release of its award-winning Portraiture 2 Plug-in for Aperture 3, Apple's latest version of its digital photography workflow application. This new Portraiture 2 edition provides native 64-bit operation within Apple's... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: imphoto 2.5 for iPhone out now!
10:25 EDT - New versions of imphoto for iPhone are now available: New standards in quality and colour accuracy (in both standard and Pro editions) Improved output options with an <<Extreme Quality>> mode for Pro edition Increased export size for optimal display on iPad and optional watermark in standard edition imphoto 2.5 brings a significant set of improvements to all users of both the... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Expands Canon Professional Services Program To Pro Videographers, Cinematographers And Filmmakers
09:54 EDT - Canon Professional Video Customers Can Benefit from the Same Level of Service and Professionalism That Still Photographers Have Enjoyed for Decades LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 9, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that it has expanded its Canon Professional Services (CPS) program effective April 9th, 2010. The CPS program expansion will offer the same three... (More)

Samsung NX10 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Samsung NX10!
09:31 EDT - We've just received a production-level unit of the new Samsung NX10 SLD digital camera, and have posted our first set of test shots from it straight from the lab.

Samsung's NX format is very similar to Micro Four Thirds in concept, eliminating the mirror box to save weight and size, and using Live View display to frame images. The Samsung NX10 has two displays... (More)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Panasonic ZS5!
22:49 EDT - Built in GPS isn't for everyone, so why pay extra for this year's top-end long zooms when the Panasonic ZS5 digital camera offers the same image quality as the ZS7?

It has the same 12-megapixel sensor, wide-angle 12x zoom, and a 2.7-inch LCD in a sleek metal body. Ranging from 25-300mm, the 12x zoom is perfect for just about every photographic situation you're likely... (More)

Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging logo. Click here to visit the Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Introduces The Ultra Fast, High Volume CP-9810DW Photographic Printer
14:15 EDT - IRVINE, California (March 29, 2010) — In an introduction that expands on the superior performance and low operating cost found with its popular CP-9800DW photographic printer, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Imaging Products Division today released the CP-9810DW. This new printer comes complete with all of the superior qualities of the CP-9800DW — including long lasting... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon Europe website! PRESS RELEASE: New Canon Professional Services scheme offers enhanced support to professional customers
14:09 EDT - London, UK, 7th April 2010 – Canon today announces the launch of its new, enhanced after-sales support system for professional photographers and videographers, the Canon Professional Services (CPS) programme. The CPS system offers professional users of Canon products exclusive, free access to a range of benefits, from CPS support teams at many international and local events, to a priority repair... (More)

Picmeta Systems' logo. Click here to visit the Picmeta Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: Picmeta Systems releases Printstation 3.5
14:02 EDT - Printstation is a photo printing software that is designed to deliver fast results. With a few mouse clicks large quantities of photos can be sent to the printer or output as PDF file. Despite largely automatic generation of the layout, a variety of different tasks can be performed. Configurable presets allow to retrieve frequently used settings at any time. In the current version 3.5 three dedicated... (More)

Pictage's logo. Click here to visit the Pictage website! PRESS RELEASE: Pictage Introduces New Monthly Subscription Plans to Give Professional Photographer Members Greater Choice and Flexibility
13:53 EDT - Online Photography Services Leader Now Offers More Affordable Subscription Rates with Broader Range of Support Options to Further Empower Photographers and Enable Success TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE), the leading professional photographer community and online platform for marketing, selling, and fulfilling professional photo products, today announced the availability of three new... (More)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

February POTD Winners Chosen!
23:13 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for February 2010.

I'm unfortunately setting a new record for delay in posting these notes about the February monthly winners, but fortunately the images themselves are worth the wait. We'll try to make up a little ground... (More)

Nikon adds GP-1, D-Movie microsites
22:53 EDT - Nikon Corp. has published two new microsites to its global website that detail both its GP-1 GPS unit, and the D-Movie mode found on its digital SLRs.

The Nikon GP-1 microsite offers a selection of geotagged images shot in Australia, Finland, India, Japan, Norway and Switzerland with the GP-1, with the locations at which each image was captured indicated... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Hoya HRT Circular Polarizer
21:27 EDT - THK Photo Product, Inc announces the new HOYA HRT circular polarizer filter. This filter uses a newly developed High-Rate Transparency film that passes more visible light through the filter while still filtering the same amount of polarized light. The HOYA HRT circular polarizer filter transmits as much as 25% more light through the polarizing film giving the photographer about 1/3 stop more light... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Creates New Documentary Video On Industry Professionals
21:15 EDT - Launches Imagemaker Series At NAB Hauppauge, N.Y., April 6, 2010 - (Virtual Press Office) – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, today announced a new video series of professional cinematographers entitled “ImageMakers”, being showcased at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Tiffen ImageMakers... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic: PHOTOfunSTUDIO updates released
16:56 EDT - Panasonic Corp. has today announced several updates for different versions of its PHOTOfunSTUDIO application, which comes bundled with certain of the company's products.

PHOTOfunSTUDIO offers photo and movie management and editing functionality for Windows-based computers, and the updates are for the 5.0, 5.0 HD, and 5.1 HD editions of the program. The update for PHOTOfunSTUDIO... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces Free ColorChecker Passport Webinar
15:21 EDT - Two sessions on April 15th explain how ColorChecker Passport delivers improved color to Adobe® RAW workflows in just a few simple clicks Grand Rapids, MI - April 7, 2010 - X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT), Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies, announces its free webinar ColorChecker Passport - Raw Color Power! Taking place on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM... (More)

Babylog's logo. Click here to visit the Babylog website! PRESS RELEASE: Babylog 2010, the iPhone App That Records Your Child's Growth with Photos
15:00 EDT - Automatically Record the Photos You Take to Calendars and Maps OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Babylog, Inc., the company that manages the Babylog service for recording the growth of your children, has begun offering Babylog 2010, an iPhone app that can automatically synchronize the photos you take to the Calendar and Maps apps. This app is perfect for mothers and fathers who are already using their... (More)

Toshiba's Camileo H30 digital camcorder. Photo provided by Toshiba UK. PRESS RELEASE: Action! Toshiba Rolls Into The U.S. Digital Camcorder Market With The Camileo
13:47 EDT - New Product Line Meets Growing Consumer Trend for Full HD Camcorders IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its entry into the U.S. digital camcorder market with the introduction of its CAMILEO™ line. From the pocket-sized S20 to the compact touch-screen H30 and X100, the lightweight,... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: CF-card Recording With Canon HDV Camcorders Through Focus Enhancements Solid State DTE Recorders
13:19 EDT - Focus Enhancements New FS-CF and FS-CF Pro Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorders Allow Canon HDV Camcorders To Take Full Advantage of Solid State Recording \LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 7, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and Focus Enhancements, a worldwide leader in media management and digital audio technology, today announce the Focus Enhancements FS-CF and FS-CF Pro portable... (More)

iStockphoto's logo. Click here to visit the iStockphoto website! PRESS RELEASE: iStockphoto Celebrates 10th Anniversary and A Decade of Creating a Profitable Community
12:41 EDT - CALGARY, Alberta, April 7, 2010 – iStockphoto®, the micropayment pioneer in stock imagery, which first made great royalty-free images affordable and accessible to everyone, today kicks off a celebration of its first decade in business with cash and more than $20,000 USD in prizes at iStock is globally known as one of the first social networks in the world and remains... (More)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony launches "Road to Zero" environmental plan and sets 2015 mid-term targets
22:08 EDT - Sony Corporation today announced its "Road to Zero" global environmental plan. The plan, which includes a long-term goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint by 2050, uses backcasting methods to set specific mid-term environmental targets for the next five years in line with that goal. Sony's definition of zero environmental footprint is not only limited to the neutralization... (More)

The JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD camcorder. Photo provided by JVC Americas Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Flagship Among JVC HD Everio Cameras Now Available
22:00 EDT - WAYNE, NJ, April 6, 2010 - A new top-end JVC HD Everio video camera is now available, JVC announced today. The new GZ-HM1 HD Everio offers a full slate of technologies to optimize picture quality and an array of manual controls for creative flexibility. The GZ-HM1 offers performance improvements in three key areas — low light performance, camera-shake compensation and digital still quality.... (More)

Joby photo contest: winners announced
18:45 EDT - Accessories company Joby has announced the winners of a photo contest it launched last Fall.

The Joby photo contest offered placement for the winning photos on and -- for the Grand Prize Winner -- in Popular Photography magazine. The grand prize winner also received the entire Gorillapod... (More)

Picasa update for Mac, album limit raised
17:03 EDT - In the last few days, Google has made a couple of announcements related to its Picasa imaging software and Picasa Web Albums sharing service.

The company has just released an update to Picasa 3.6 for Mac users, mirroring the release of Picasa 3.6 for Windows last February. The latest version of Picasa for Mac OS comes close to matching the... (More)

Divvyshot's logo. Click here to visit the Divvyshot website! Facebook acquires Divvyshot
16:40 EDT - Just a year after entering private alpha testing, and four months after unveiling its snazzy new iPhone app, photo sharing startup Divvyshot has been acquired by Facebook.

According to a message posted on the company's website, Divvyshot's staff will join Facebook's engineering team, where they will focus on developing Facebook Photos. Divvyshot's own service... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA Australia 2010 nears – with new look and new name
16:08 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – PMA and the Photo Imaging Council of Australia (PICA) have renamed the annual Asia-Pacific photo show the PMA Australia 2010 Digital Life Expo; it will take place June 4-6, 2010, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formerly called the PMA Australia Imaging Technology Show, the event features cutting-edge technology, software,... (More)

Nikon S640, S4000: New firmware
13:42 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today issued two new firmware updates for its Coolpix S640 and Coolpix S4000 digital cameras.

In each case, only one change is listed in the release notes for the firmware. For the Nikon S4000 firmware v1.1, the company has boosted the high definition 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) video mode frame... (More)

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens. Review: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
10:21 EDT - Sigma gave its 17-70mm lens a makeover at the end of 2009, adding optical stabilization to produce the 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM. We've had a chance to put the lens through its paces in our lab: to read our full review of the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM, click here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony W350!
23:31 EDT - We call most pocket digital cameras "small," but the Sony W350 really is small.

Yet it packs a 4x zoom, a 14.1-megapixel sensor, and a 2.7-inch LCD. It's also one of the first two CCD digital cameras to feature Sony's Sweep Panorama mode, a remarkably easy way to capture a wide panoramic... (More)

Sony Japan adds glitter to Cyber-shot W350
23:24 EDT - Sony Japan has announced a new variant of its Cyber-shot DSC-W350 digital camera that's aimed specifically at women -- the DSC-W350D.

The new camera is available in two different colors - either Jewel Pink or Precious White. In both cases, the camera itself is identical to the existing W350 save for the body color and some design elements... (More)

Masque's logo. Click here to visit the Masque website! PRESS RELEASE: Leading iPhone App Developer Ubermind Unveils First iPad App
22:11 EDT - Masque, by app developer Ubermind, brings groundbreaking Multi-Touch photo editing to the iPad Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 2, 2010 -- Ubermind today announces the launch of Masque, the first-of-its-kind, easy to use Multi-Touch photo editing app, available for download from the iTunes App Store. With Masque, users control advanced photo editing effects through simple, easy to understand Multi-Touch... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces The 2010 Schedule For Canon Live Learning With Exciting New Educational Workshops
21:43 EDT - New EOS HD Video Workshops Focus on the Professional User LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 5, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the 2010 schedule of Canon Live Learning educational events. In addition to the successful EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops, Canon has two new intensive workshops for the professional EOS HD video user, EOS Moving Image Workshop and... (More)

Digital Foci's Picture Porter 35 portable photo manager. Photo provided by Digital Foci Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Announces Major Update For Picture Porter 35
17:54 EDT - New Firmware 1.2.1 Now Supports Incremental Backup for Easier Backup Features Full Screen Preview & Selection, Support for External USB Storage Devices, & DSLR Support for RAW, EXIF, IPTC & Histograms Best Device to Keep All Your Photos, Music & Video in One Place April 5, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – Digital Foci, a leading provider of digital photography accessories for consumers... (More)

Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter release candidates
14:43 EDT - Adobe has today published new release candidate versions of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.

All three updates add support for the same list of new camera models. The Lightroom 2.7 RC also increases the cache size limit to 200GB, and fixes a bug with slideshow playback that could cause program... (More)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Joins as Silver Sponsor for the 2010 PhotoPublishing Summit
19:45 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) March 31, 2010…InfoTrends, the leading worldwide consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, announced today that Fujifilm will sponsor the 2010 PhotoPublishing Summit, which will take place June 15-16, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. “Fujifilm is a leader in providing equipment, consumables, technical support,... (More)

Nikon D3000 digital SLR. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Announces D3000 Price Drop
19:14 EDT - 1st April 2010: Nikon UK today announces that the recommended retail price (RRP) of the D3000, Nikon’s entry level Digital SLR camera, has been reduced by up to £30 on body only and kit combinations. Simon Iddon, Enthusiast Product Manager at Nikon UK comments: “The new lower RRP strengthens our consumer offering and allows us to reposition our digital SLR line up. The D3000 is... (More)

Pentax: two more photo workshops
18:16 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has updated its recently launched Facebook events page with two new sessions, both taking place in New York on May 4, 2010.

The workshops are scheduled to take place in the Event Space at photo retailer B&H's 9th Avenue location, each running for two hours from 11AM and 3PM respectively. Travel photographer Kerrick... (More)

Left to right: Sanyo's VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20 digital camcorders. Photo provided by Sanyo North America Corp. PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Canada Brings Super Slim, Full HD Dual Cameras to Market
17:47 EDT - WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO) today announced it has shipped to stores five new Full HD Dual Cameras that also offer between 8 and 14 megapixel still image capability, in an affordable, stylish slim body. Truly fitting into small pockets or purses, the super slim (27 mm) vertically formatted VPC-CS1 boasts Full HD1080 / 60i video, 8 megapixel stills,... (More)

Adobe's CS3 Master Collection product packaging. Photo provided by Adobe Systems Inc. Adobe CS3 crash issue with OS X 10.6.3
17:28 EDT - Adobe has posted a TechNote advising customers of a potential crash issue when running Adobe CS3 applications on Mac OS X 10.6.3 in certain configurations.

According to the TechNote, Adobe CS3 applications can crash on launch -- in some cases because the Mac's system serial number contains more than twelve characters. Adobe notes that it believes this... (More)

Olympus: Instant rebates on E-system bodies, lenses
17:17 EDT - Olympus America Inc. has announced a raft of instant rebates for certain Four Thirds system digital SLR camera bodies and lenses.

Valid from April 1 to May 31, 2010, the rebates range from $50 to $300 apiece, offering quite a potential for savings. Three camera bodies are included among the rebates. The Olympus E-620 has a $50... (More)

SquareTrade's logo. Click here to visit the SquareTrade website! Panasonic tops in SquareTrade reliability study
15:32 EDT - Independent warranty provider SquareTrade has published the results of a study looking at digital camera reliability, based on two year failure rates for some 60,000 digital cameras covered by the company's care plans.

Overall, SquareTrade predicts that 5.9% of cameras will fail within the first year, with 2.4% of those failures attributed to accidental damage. A further 4.8% of cameras are said to fail within the second... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the 1st Annual 2010 Photoshare World Pneumonia Day Photography Contest
14:44 EDT - Images capturing global pneumonia interventions, awareness and positive stories of children under five years of age, to spur policy change and action against pneumonia. Baltimore, MD (March 29, 2010) – Today the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia announces the first annual Photoshare World Pneumonia Day Photo Contest. The contest will collect submissions from around the world highlighting... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Expands Educational Offerings with the Launch of Nik Radio
14:36 EDT - Free, regularly scheduled podcasts to provide tips, news, and photography interest stories designed to inspire and educate San Diego, CA (April 2, 2010) — Nik Software announces today the launch of its new free educational and photo imaging interest podcast “Nik Radio.” Created to inspire photographers of all levels, Nik Radio delivers timely educational and inspirational content... (More)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SILKYPIX's logo. Click here to visit the Shortcut Software website! SILKYPIX: New Mac / Windows versions, US upgrade offer
17:15 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has recently released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX, as well as announcing an upgrade promotion.

Authored by Japan's Ichikawa Soft Laboratory, SILKYPIX Developer Studio v4.0 is available for users of both Windows and Mac operating systems in two variants - either standard or Pro. For Mac users,... (More)

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! Samsung Electronics completes Digital Imaging merger
15:29 EDT - Right on schedule, Samsung Electronics has today completed its merger with Samsung Digital Imaging -- making good on a plan the company announced late last year.

The merger was approved by Samsung Digital Imaging shareholders on February 23rd, and the European Commission cleared the plan a couple of days ago. As expected, Samsung Digital Imaging shareholders received... (More)

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography's logo. Click here to visit the AIPP website! PRESS RELEASE: Australia’s Leading Photography Industry Body Welcomes Photography Enthusiasts
13:40 EDT - Wednesday 31 March, 2010 – The nation’s leading photographic industry body, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has established a new membership category specifically tailored to enthusiast photographers. Up until now, the AIPP has exclusively represented the country’s top professional photographers. The peak industry body, established in 1963, supports members... (More)

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP Reaches Settlement with Print-Rite
13:13 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., April 1, 2010 -- HP today announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Hong Kong based Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. relating to HP 02 inkjet cartridges. (1) As part of the settlement, Print-Rite acknowledges that HP’s patents are valid and in effect. In consideration of the parties’ mutual respect for intellectual property, Print-Rite also has agreed to withdraw... (More)

Easy Release update available
13:07 EDT - ApplicationGap has issued an update to Easy Release, the application for creating model and property releases on Apple's iPhone.

Easy Release v1.5.100321 adds compatibility with iPhone software 3.1.2, which was released last October. There are quite a few other changes besides, including the ability to customize legal text on the... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Canada Joins Fujifilm North America Corporation
12:53 EDT - Fujifilm Continues Development of Strong Presence in North American Region Valhalla, NY, April 1, 2010 – Fujifilm today announced that effective immediately FUJIFILM Canada Inc. has joined FUJIFILM North America Corporation as a subsidiary of the company. FUJIFILM North America was established on January 1, 2010; to merge FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. The addition... (More)

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