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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 digital camera. Image courtesy of Panasonic USA. Panasonic GH2 review posted!
23:57 EDT - Though most of today's digital SLRs and CSCs can do video, only a few are made for video, among them the Panasonic GH2, whose sensor and autofocus system are tuned for both stills and video.

Capable of capturing 16-megapixel stills and 1080i HD video, the Panasonic GH2 has a faster sensor and a Venus Engine FHD processor, both tuned for recording video at a faster bit rate than the GH1. Autofocus... (More)

Photo Mechanic 4.6.7 released
15:16 EDT - Camera Bits Inc. has released an updated version of its workflow tool, Photo Mechanic, for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Photo Mechanic v4.6.7 adds support for Raw files from the Olympus E-5 and XZ-1, and improves support for a variety of Canon models including the EOS 60D, Rebel T2i / EOS 550D, Rebel T3i / EOS 600D, Rebel... (More)

The logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Expands Resources To Inspire, Inform And Educate Photographers
12:53 EDT - Redesigned Website Brings Together Experts from Behind the Lens to Provide Advice for Those with an Interest in Photography Regardless of Picture Taking Experience Woodbury, NY, May 31, a website dedicated to inspiring, informing and educating the general public on topics related to photography, today announced the expansion of its educational resources for photographers.... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: WD Photos™ Photo Viewer App Pushes HD Videos From iOS® and Android™ Devices Wirelessly to WD TV® Live™ Hub for Big Screen Playback
10:53 EDT - Smartphone-to-HDTV Video Sharing Feature Enables Business Travelers, Friends, and Family to Share Life as it Happens IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV® media player family, today introduced the newest version of its WD Photos™ photo viewer app, which now... (More)

CyberLink's logo. Click here to visit the CyberLink website! PRESS RELEASE: CyberLink Introduces PhotoDirector 2011 Beta – Innovative Photo Workflow Software for the Photography Enthusiast
10:29 EDT - Taipei, Taiwan—May 31, 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is excited to introduce PhotoDirector 2011 Beta by presenting a limited time opportunity to receive the official release version for free. PhotoDirector 2011 Beta allows users to experiment with a vast array of photo workflow, editing and management tools before the official release version is launched in June, 2011. Any user who downloads... (More)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Rollei's Movieline SD 55 camcorder. Photo provided by RCP-Technik GmbH & Co. KG. PRESS RELEASE: Cinematic adventure and compact design: Rollei Movieline SD 40 and SD 55
16:40 EDT - Hamburg, 27.05.2011 -- Thanks to brilliant, full HD picture quality, extensive features, and interesting functions, movie making is guaranteed to be your new hobby! Rollei launches two new camcorders onto the market. In each case a 3-inch colour TFT LCD display (7.62 cm) in 4:3 format, 5 million pixels and 30 frames per second ensure a sharp visual impression. Practical: two slots for memory cards... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo to Release Redesigned Bags in New Speed Convertible Series
10:49 EDT - Santa Rosa, Calif. -- In June, Think Tank Photo will release its redesigned Speed Demon™ V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0™, and Speed Racer™ V2.0 as shoulder bags in its new Speed Convertible Series. Each Speed Convertible bag features a “disappearing” belt that tucks away into the sides of the bag, significantly reducing bulkiness. Within seconds, the shoulder bags seamlessly... (More)

6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: Leading Mobile Analyst Dr. Gerry Purdy Presents at 6Sight Mobile Imaging Summit
10:03 EDT - San Jose, Calif. -- The 6Sight® Future of Imaging Conference will kick off its Mobile Imaging Summit with important information from J. Gerry Purdy, PhD., Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless, MobileTrax. “The largest selling digital camera in the world sits inside a smartphone. We are seeing sales of more than one billion units a year,” says Dr. Purdy. “Through technical... (More)

Canon's EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Canon 5D Mark II: New firmware available
08:34 EDT - Canon Hong Kong quietly introduced a firmware update for the company's EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR some ten days ago, which has yet to appear on the company's other sites worldwide.

Canon 5D Mark II firmware v2.0.9, which has just come to our attention, is available for customers using both the Windows and Mac OS platforms, and includes three changes. Write speeds when using UDMA... (More)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hasselblad logo. Click to visit Hasselblad's website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Launches the New H4D-200MS
21:40 EDT - Hasselblad’s latest multi-shot camera, which delivers unprecedented 200 megapixel files, is currently shipping. Upgrades for H4D-50MS cameras are also available. After careful testing for stability and color accuracy, the H4D-200MS - first announced at Photokina last September - is now available. Based on the H4D-50MS platform, the new camera is capable of creating 200 megapixel files for the... (More)

LEICA.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Leica Announces V-Lux 30 'Carefree Compact'
13:34 EDT - The 'universal compact camera for carefree photography' resembles the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 (except in price) SOLMS, Germany (May 26) -- Leica Camera AG has announced the Leica V-Lux 30, a new digital compact camera featuring a 15.1-megapixel sensor (14.1-Mp effective). In comparison to its predecessor, the new camera has a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with an extended range of focal lengths and a... (More)

Xara logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: New Releases Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7 and Xara Designer Pro 7
13:09 EDT - Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7 and Xara Designer Pro 7 both offer a single application for every type of creative or artistic document creation. Instead of requiring three or more separate programs to edit photos, or create web graphics, illustrations, or page layouts, Xara Designer is one super-fast, easy-to-use program that does it all. They are the world's highest performing graphics software titles... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SeeFile Releases Version 5.0: DAM Done Light
10:51 EDT - Photographers, creative professionals and media companies can now use the full power of the Web while keeping files local BOSTON, May 26 -- SeeFile Software ( has introduced itse fifth generation of its easy to install, Web-based Digital Asset Management solution. Since 2003, SeeFile has offered one of the first entirely Web-based DAMs. Highlights • Fifth generation of... (More)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera. Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Nikon P500 review posted!
22:46 EDT - Nikon has pushed the boundaries of what can be expected of a long zoom digital camera, releasing the impressive Coolpix P500, a camera for which the terms "ultra" and "super" seem understatements.

Nevertheless, the P500 starts with an ultra-wide 22.5mm equivalent focal length, and delivers competent performance all the way out to a super 810mm! As if that weren't enough, the Nikon P500 is fast,... (More)

DATACOLOR-2009-150x20.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor Launches New iPad Color Calibration Solution SpyderGallery
14:34 EDT - Free application allows Datacolor Spyder3 users to color calibrate iPad displays and offers additional imaging features LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- May 25 -- Datacolor (, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of its SpyderGallery iPad app available for free download on the Apple App Store. Datacolor is the first to develop an app to allow for... (More)

Nikon Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sigma In Japan
13:41 EDT - Suit seeks an injunction against 'manufacture and sale of infringing interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single lens reflex cameras.'

TOKYO -- May 25 -- Nikon Corp. announced today it has filed a patent infringement suit against Sigma Corp. in Tokyo District Court. Nikon's lawsuit seeks an injunction against Sigma's manufacture and... (More)

CANON.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Updates EF Lens Availability
12:21 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 25, 2011 -- Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced updated 2011 availability dates for five of its EF lenses. • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM: late July • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM: late August • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM: late August • Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM: December • Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM: December Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye... (More)

Adobe Releases Lightroom, Camera Raw Updates
10:57 EDT - The updates, released two days earlier than expected, include 'an important correction' for the JPEG bug reported last week.

Adobe has released two updates expected to address the JPEG bug disclosed last week by Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty. The bug, discovered by Doug Cooper, corrupted images with an "unusually large... (More)

Redrock Micro Logo. PRESS RELEASE: Redrock Micro Launches Universal Bundles for DSLR cameras
09:49 EDT - New Concept in Support Rigs: One Bundle, Multiple Rigs Hollywood, CA - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, today announced the new Universal Bundles for video DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D and 7D. Universal Bundles are a new concept for delivering DSLR support that enables customers to make one purchase and enjoy multiple rig configurations.... (More)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TENBA-2011-150x107.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Tenba Launches New Discovery Collection
20:33 EDT - New Shoulder Bag, Photo/Hydration Daypack Is Designed For Photographers Who Like To Hike, Bike Or Climb With Their Gear ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- May 24 -- Tenba has announced its new Discovery collection of lightweight bags for photographers with an active outdoor lifestyle. This new collection includes a Photo/Hydration Daypack compatible with a hydration reservoir and a camera Shoulder Bag that provides... (More)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo by Shawn Barnett, Copyright 2011 6TB My Book Studio II Recovers from Disaster
12:27 EDT - Our ever-growing photo and video collections are taking over our hard drives. So both pro photographers and consumers are turning to larger and larger hard drives for long-term storage and day-to-day access. But what about the spectre of drive failure?

That's where drives like Western Digital's 6TB My Book Studio II come in, offering rapid or redundant storage for photos, videos, or whatever data you generate. These dual-disk drives are available... (More)

Canon Logo PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Partners With Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Ron Howard, To Launch 'Long Live Imagination' Campaign
12:04 EDT - The Multi-Platform Campaign Includes a Curated Imagination Gallery Celebrating Original Photography and the First User-Generated Photo Contest in History to Inspire a Hollywood Film NEW YORK, N.Y., May 23 -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has launched a new multi-dimensional marketing campaign, "Long Live Imagination," which centers on a unique collaboration with one of Hollywood's... (More)

Leaf Logo PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Redesigns Aptus-II User Interface with release of Leaf Capture 11.5
12:00 EDT - Intuitive, User-Friendly Design Improves Handling TEL AVIV, May 23 -- Leaf Imaging, a leading provider of digital camera backs for medium format cameras, today announced that its latest release of Leaf Capture software delivers a newly designed touch screen GUI (Graphic User Interface). This redesigned Leaf GUI is more intuitive and user-friendly. Designed with the needs of professional photographers... (More)

Friday, May 20, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: The Plugin Site Releases Noisecontrol Noise Reduction Tool
12:22 EDT - The Plugin Site ( has released NoiseControl, a further highly refined product within the PhotoWiz series. NoiseControl is a tool which effectively removes image noise while preserving essential details and the photographic quality of the image. It offers sharpening, saturation and grain features for enhancing the image after denoising. You can also apply denoising with... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. First test shots posted for Fuji X100!
12:20 EDT - We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Fuji X100, straight from the lab!

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 has a retro design, a twelve megapixel APS-C sized image sensor, a newly developed Fujifilm EXR processor, and a fixed focal length Fujinon 23mm lens with a maximum aperture of... (More)

Sigma's SD1 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Sigma SD1 availability and pricing announced
03:00 EDT - Sigma Corporation of America has today announced availability and pricing for its new flagship digital SLR that marks a number of firsts for the company, and brings a new resolution high for its Foveon image sensor -- the Sigma SD1.

The Sigma SD1 was announced at Photokina 2010, and is the company's first entry into the high-end DSLR market. The SD1 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, and a newly developed APS-C sized... (More)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 digital camera. Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sony H70 review posted!
14:49 EDT - Among the simpler pocket long zoom digital cameras, the Sony H70 is a bargain.

Though it has no GPS, it does have a good quality G-series lens, a 3-inch LCD, and a 16-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor. Light and easy to pocket, the Sony H70 can shoot HD video and Sweep Panorama images,... (More)

Lexar® Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. Image courtesy of Lexar Media, Inc. PRESS RELEASE: New Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader Dramatically Accelerates Digital Workflow
12:01 EDT - Reader Leverages the Latest USB Technology to Provide Blazing-Fast Card-to-Computer Transfer Speeds When Shooting is Complete Fremont, CA, May 19, 2011 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the new Lexar® Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, a high-performance card reader that enables professional and advanced amateur photographers... (More)

Adobe Reports JPEG Bug in Lightroom, Camera Raw
10:39 EDT - Updates to be released May 27 for problem affecting JPEGs with 'an unusually large block of private data.'

Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty has reported a Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 bug that "could cause image corruption which falls within our highest severity category of bugs." Hogarty recommends... (More)

Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro lens. Lens Review: Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
07:47 EDT - Today's lens review is the Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro prime lens. While just slightly less wide than its 24mm sibling, it does offer similar performance for an economical price. We've put the lens through its paces in our lab: Click here for our full review of the Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ohanaware logo. Click to visit the Ohanaware website! PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware Co., Ltd releases HDRtist Pro 1.0.2 for Mac OS X (HDR Software).
23:06 EDT - Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (May 18th, 2011) -- Ohanaware, a family team specializing in intuitive photo editing software, are very proud to announce the immediate release of an update to the award winning HDRtist Pro software for the Mac. HDRtist Pro is the more advanced version of Ohanaware's free HDR software, HDRtist. It's been designed to provide more creativity with HDR images, while continuing... (More)

iNova & Steinmueller Working on DeFishing Video Filter
15:35 EDT - GoPro Hero-specific filter removes distortion from a fisheye lens.

Uwe Steinmueller and Peter iNova have been developing a fisheye flattening process for GoPro Hero HD scenes that "yanks them into being wide-angle shots that look like they were made with a prime lens,"... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Larkin Wins Newman Award For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
11:17 EDT - 'Past Perfect' Photo Series Examined How Egyptian Museums Modified Curating Techniques to Present History to Contemporary Audiences NEW YORK -- PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has has announced that British documentary photographer, Jason Larkin, is the winner of the 2011 Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. Larkin's winning image series, titled "Past Perfect,"... (More)

Monday, May 16, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing The New Contour+ Camera, Available At
23:13 EDT - Contour, Inc is a market leader in wearable video technology, introducing innovative new features such as integrated GPS tracking and bluetooth connectivity to smartphone devices. Contour have just announced the release of their latest product, the Contour+ camera. The Contour+ builds on the popular Contour GPS model with added connectivity and refined features and has been designed with the broadcast... (More)

GoPro's logo. Click here to visit the GoPro website! PRESS RELEASE: GoPro® Launches Military and Civil Service Helmet Mount for HD HERO® Line of Cameras
23:05 EDT - GoPro's NVG Mount Makes it Easy to Attach a GoPro camera to any Military or Civil Service Helmet Outfitted with a Night Vision Goggle Mounting Plate HALF MOON BAY, Calif., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, the world's leading activity image capture company, announced availability of the NVG (Night Vision Goggle) Mount for its best selling HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras. The... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Jill-e® Designs Develops Fashion Camera Bag Exclusively for Canon U.S.A.
23:00 EDT - New ‘Deluxe Gadget Bag’ is Styled for Today’s Photographer on the Go ORLANDO, May 5, 2011 – Jill-e designs, the leading name in sturdy, stylish, professional-quality camera bags, has been chosen by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, to create a high-fashion, high-function bag ideal for photographers on the go. The new Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag by Jill-e Designs,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Jaybilizer LLC Introduces the New V2.0 Jaybilizer HDSLR, a Camera Stabilizer Designed Specifically for the DSLR Cameras
22:51 EDT - The Jaybilizer HDSLR is the First Affordable Camera Stabilizer that is Optimized for Shooting with the New Generation of Digital SLR Cameras that Shoot High Definition Video. Golden, Colorado (PRWEB) May 16, 2011 -- Jaybilizer LLC introduced the new easier-to-balance version 2.0 Jaybilizer HDSLR today. The Jaybilizer HDSLR is an affordable Stedicam Merlin-type camera stabilizer that is optimized... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. Fuji W3: Firmware v1.20 released
01:11 EDT - Japan's Fujifilm Corp. has issued an updated firmware release for its FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera, incorporating one change relative to the earlier v1.10 release.

Fujifilm FinePix W3 firmware v1.20 corrects an issue with playback of MP format data created with devices other than FinePix digital cameras. No other changes are listed in the release notes for the new... (More)

Olympus' Tough TG-810 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: NAVTEQ Supplies Digital Map Data in Olympus Imaging's First GPS Enabled Digital Camera
00:49 EDT - Another step by NAVTEQ in driving location-enabled imaging experiences SINGAPORE, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world is supplying NAVTEQ® map and location data for the newly launched Olympus TOUGH TG-810 compact digital camera. The TG-810 features... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: London 2012 sees new licensee join merchandise programme
00:16 EDT - London, United Kingdom -- 12/05/2011 -- The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Nikon UK Limited has become a licensee of London 2012. Nikon UK Limited will produce a licensed range of Sport Optics, including binoculars, telescopes and laser rangefinders for spectators and competitors. In addition LOCOG has also appointed Nikon UK Limited... (More)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

PhotoBiz' logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBiz website! PRESS RELEASE: The Most Exciting Flash Sites Ever Created by
23:51 EDT - Among the most exciting tourist destinations in Europe, Monte Carlo and Monaco are perfect names for two of the most advanced Flash templates ever created by Monte Carlo’s animation features a 3D rotating, mirrored cube. Monaco displays the photographer’s images on a background that suggests depth and sophistication. To showcase these compelling Flash templates (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the iPiccy website! PRESS RELEASE: Innovative Photo-Editing Software with Web-based Approach
22:43 EDT - Free Web-based Photo-Editing Application Allows Anyone to Quickly and Easily Edit and Share Photos via the Web PRLog (Press Release) – May 14, 2011 – today announced a free public beta of the completely Web-based photo editing and sharing application to give users everywhere the ability to quickly and easily edit, enhance, share and print all of their photos... (More)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Invites Consumers to Imagine Their Lives in 3D
22:52 EDT - New Contest Harnesses the Power of Social Media; Highlights the Impact of 3D on Consumers' Lives for Preserving Personal Memories SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First there were 3D movies in theaters, then 3D TV in the home and 3D cameras. Now, for the first time, Sony is giving consumers a chance to have their most meaningful life event filmed in 3D through a social media-driven contest... (More)

Adva-Soft's logo. Click here to visit the Adva-Soft website! PRESS RELEASE: Pre-Release Announcement: TouchRetouch for Android to Launch at the End of May 2011
22:29 EDT - Adva-Soft, the developers of TouchRetouch, has announced its intent to release the App at the end of May, 2011 for Android users. The revolutionary photo editing software promises the best of easy user interface. PRLog (Press Release) -- May 10, 2011 -- Adva-Soft, the developers of TouchRetouch, has announced its intent to release the App at the end of May, 2011 for Android users. The revolutionary... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Commemorates The Setting Of The Last Segment Of Steel For Its New Canon Americas Headquarters
22:07 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, May 12, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, celebrated the setting of the last segment of steel for its new headquarters during a "topping off" ceremony today in Melville, N.Y. Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A, and Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., were joined by state... (More)

gps4cam logo. PRESS RELEASE: gps4cam 6 - new version of the geotagging app for all cameras
15:11 EDT - Paris - app4cam announced today the latest update of their flagship iPhone app gps4cam, the app that brings geotagging to all cameras. Without using any internet connection, gps4cam adds the location to any picture format from any digital camera, in an intuitive way. "We believe that the essence of photography lies in keeping memories, and that's what gps4cam is all about." said Michael Diguet, the... (More)

AKVIS logo. PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS ArtSuite v.7.0 With New Frames: Sports Frame Pack And Fabric Patterns!
14:58 EDT - May 12, 2011 - AKVIS announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.7.0. ArtSuite is an impressive collection of versatile effects for decorating photos. Version 7.0 adds 105 new patterns to the Pattern Library, for use with the Classic Frame. Most of these are fabric patterns. Support of the RAW format has been added, as well as the OS File dialog for loading and saving files. Also a new frame... (More)

Panasonic G3: Micro Four Thirds camera shrinks in size, not in power
04:01 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today announced its Panasonic G3 compact system camera, and we've just published our hands-on preview.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 follows in the footsteps of last year's DMC-G2 model, and makes some very significant changes that bring it right up to date. Although important features from the earlier model--such... (More)

Panasonic FH7: New touchscreen Lumix debuts
04:01 EDT - Alongside its new Lumix G3 compact system camera, Panasonic has today unveiled its latest touchscreen Lumix model, the Panasonic FH7.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 is very closely related to the existing FH5 model, with most specifications being identical. The FH7's body has been redesigned, though, accomodating a larger 3.0-inch LCD... (More)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Presents Free McClelland Touch Apps Videos
12:59 EDT - Deke McClelland has posted several short videos on the Photoshop CS5 touch apps released yesterday. The free videos cover synchronizing the apps, Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav. Synchronizing explains how to make the preliminary WiFi settings to Photoshop on the iPad and the new Remote Connections command in Photoshop CS5 v12.0.4 (aka CS5.1, according to McClelland). The video... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: British Photographer Jason Larkin Wins 2011 Arnold Newman Award For New Directions In Photographic Portraiture
12:44 EDT - 'Past Perfect' Photo Series Examined How Egyptian Museums Modified Curating Techniques to Present History to Contemporary Audiences NEW YORK -- May 11, 2011 -- PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced today that British documentary photographer, Jason Larkin, is the winner of the 2011 Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. Larkin's winning image series,... (More)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Phase One PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Re-Christens Media Pro With First Release
16:01 EDT - First release of the professional photo management software since its acquisition from Microsoft COPENHAGEN, May 10 -- Phase One today released Media Pro. Originally created by iView Multimedia, this professional digital asset management software has recently been known as Microsoft Expression Media. In its first release since Phase One's acquisition of the product from Microsoft last year, it has... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Releases Photoshop Touch Applications for iPad
14:55 EDT - Tablet Apps that Interact with Photoshop CS5 Now Available in Apple App Store SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 10 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe Photoshop Touch apps -- Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav -- for Apple iPad in the Apple App Store. These three apps from Adobe were developed using the Photoshop Touch Software Development... (More)

Boinx PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Delivers Home Improvements of the Software Kind
14:46 EDT - Update your digital media desktop with Boinx's special home gear; FotoMagico Home, BoinxTV Home and iStopMotion Home available for a limited time at just $9.99 PUCHHEIM, Germany -- May 10 -- Boinx Software is getting ready for Spring with a special Home Improvement Promotion -- all Home products, including FotoMagico Home, BoinxTV Home and iStopMotion Home, available now through May 15 for just $9.99... (More)

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro lens. Lens Review: Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
11:26 EDT - Today's lens review is the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro prime lens. This Sigma lens has been in production for a number of years, and provides an economical way to get a fast 24mm prime lens. We've put the lens through its paces in our lab: Click here for our full review of the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Topaz Labs' logo. Click here to visit the Topaz Labs website! Topaz introduces Lens Effects plugin
14:55 EDT - Topaz Labs has introduced a new Photoshop plugin offering a variety of effects simulating depth of field, bokeh, vignetting, aberrations, and a variety of other lens effects.

The Topaz Lens Effects plugin is available immediatedly, and compatible with a variety of imaging applications on the Windows or Mac OS platforms, including Photoshop CS3 - CS5, Photoshop Elements 6 -... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Photo Book Innovator Shutterfly Gives Consumers More Creative Control with All New Custom Path
14:42 EDT - Company Transforms the Way Consumers Make Photo Books, Letting Them Do More with Their Photos, with Easy-to-Use Yet Highly Customizable Creation Experience REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today unveils the biggest innovation to its award winning photo books since 2001: the All New Custom... (More)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Named 2010 EDN Innovation Award Winner
21:51 EDT - Company’s APS-C Format 16MP Image Sensor Receives Prestigious Industry Award SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptina, a leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today announced that its high-performance, feature-rich APS-C format 16-megapixel (MP) MT9H004 image sensor was selected as a winner in the 2010 EDN Innovation Award competition. Leveraging the company’s latest pixel innovation,... (More)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: DryCASE Makes Getting Your Electronics Wet Fun
20:59 EDT - The Popular Vacuum-Sealed, Waterproof Electronics Case Manufacturer Wants to See Your Underwater Photos and Video Wilmington, NC (April 2011)—Do you take great underwater photos or video? If so, DryCASE, the company that makes the ONLY vacuum-sealed and waterproof electronics case that allows touch screen functionality, wants to see them. Submit your picture by July 30th and you could win... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PPFA convention to move to Las Vegas in January
18:12 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. -- PMA International announces the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), a PMA member association, will move its annual convention to Las Vegas, Nev., in January 2012. The dates and location will be announced when details are final. The event, however, will not colocate with the PMA@CES show announced today. “I’m thrilled we are able to move the PPFA conference,... (More)

The CliQ logo. Click here to visit the CliQ website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA and CES announce colocation at 2012 International CES
17:07 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. -- The Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) today announced a partnership agreement with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of the International CES, to move the September 2011 PMA International Convention and Trade Show (aka CliQ 2011) to colocate at the 2012 International CES, scheduled for January 10-13 in Las Vegas. PMA@CES will offer industry-specific... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software Presto Released For Final Cut Pro
16:17 EDT - Brand-new application from the maker of PluralEyes introduces a near-effortless way of creating professional video presentations; innovative tracking and automation technology syncs presenter, screen, and slides in just minutes Vancouver, British Columbia -- May 4, 2011 -- Singular Software™, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, is pleased to announce the release... (More)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Sony A580!
23:13 EDT - Currently occupying the flagship position in the company's line of enthusiast digital SLRs, the Sony A580 is one of Sony's most capable cameras yet.

Image quality is about on par with its competition, but the Sony A580 makes advances by employing many new technologies first seen in their Cyber-shot and NEX-series cameras. Features like Sweep Panorama,... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix HS20EXR digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Firmware update FinePix HS20EXR to resolve overheating issue
19:21 EDT - Firmware update Ver.1.02 for FinePix HS20EXR / HS22EXR digital cameras 03 May 2011 -- FinePix HS20EXR cameras running on firmware versions lower than 1.02 have a software bug where they report that they are overheating when they are in fact running at a safe internal temperature. The firmware update v 1.02 resolves this by adjusting the warning to only display when the camera is actually running... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Imaging America Names President
18:18 EDT - Management Taps Successful Company Veteran Nacho Abia of Europe CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2011 -- Olympus, a precision technology leader whose global business lines include creating innovative digital cameras and audio products, has appointed Nacho Abia as president of Olympus Imaging America Inc., effective April 1. In this role, he is responsible for leading and expanding all business... (More)

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax UK website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Imaging Company Announces Hope For Japan Relief Effort
03:14 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (May 1, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced a HOPE FOR JAPAN initiative to benefit the AMERICAN RED CROSS JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND PACIFIC TSUNAMI relief efforts. Effective today, the company will donate $25.00 USD on behalf of every digital or sport optics product* purchased on The initiative is intended to provide help and hope to the disaster victims and... (More)

Photoshop 12.0.4 for CS5 Now Available
02:38 EDT - New version enables remote control from iOS and Android devices.

With the release of its Creative Suite 5.5 update, Adobe also made available its 12.0.4 update to Photoshop, enabling control of the application from tablets and smart phones. In addition, the update... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Now Available
02:24 EDT - Major Upgrade to Creative Suite Product Family Delivers Breakthroughs in HTML5 Authoring and Mobile App Development SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adobe Systems Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family. Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 delivers important advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring, enabling designers and developers to create compelling content and applications.... (More)

Epson: 13-inch R2000 photo printer unveiled
02:07 EDT - Epson America Inc. has unveiled the latest addition to its photo printer lineup, in the form of the 13-inch Stylus Photo R2000.

A direct replacement for the company's previous R1900 model, the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 uses an eight-color UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink set, which features separate photo and matte blacks, as... (More)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tenba's logo. Click here to visit the Tenba website! PRESS RELEASE: MAC Group Acquires TENBA® Photo Bag Business
14:26 EDT - Company plans for growth of high-end professional bags and focuses on a worldwide audience Elmsford, NY (May 2, 2011) -- MAC Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional photographic equipment, has announced significant developments and future plans for its TENBA® bag division. After several years of partnership, MAC Group recently completed the final phase of fully acquiring... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera Announces Leica Akademie’s North American Debut
14:12 EDT - Leica will host experiential workshops in 16 North American cities Allendale, NJ (May 2, 2011) -- Leica Camera, Inc. announces the North American debut of the world-renowned Leica Akademie, bringing experiential programming to 16 cities through the initial 25 workshops starting on July 9, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA and concluding on December 11, 2011 in Miami, FL. Following in the footsteps of the... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Launches "Finding & Growing New Markets" Contest
13:42 EDT - Submit Your Creative Ideas for a Chance to Win Up to $2,500 and Public Relations Support Valhalla, N.Y., May 2, 2011 -- FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the "Finding & Growing New Markets" Contest, providing owners and employees of Independent Photo Retailers, Labs and Studios in the U.S., with the opportunity to share ideas that enable businesses to break into new... (More)

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