PMA 2002 - February 26, 2002
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2002 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards Announced
21:20 ET - Foveon's X3 Leads the Innovators...

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fifteen of the hundreds of digital products on display here at the PMA 2002 Annual International Convention & Trade Show were honored today with the Digital Imaging Marketing Association Innovative Digital Product Award. The annual award is one of several events sponsored by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association, a section of PMA. An Innovative Digital Product of PMA 2002 is awarded... (More)

X-RiteColor Bundles Monaco, X-Rite Color Management Products
20:54 ET - MonacoPROOF color management plus the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer...

X-Rite and Monaco Systems have teamed up to produce X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions featuring Monaco's acclaimed MonacoPROOF color management solution and X-Rite's award winning color measurement instruments will now be available directly from X-Rite. Both companies are exhibiting here at PMA 2002 plus Quick Print 2002, (Monaco booth #1229) and (X-Rite # 819). The X-RiteColor Ensemble will also be showcased... (More)

ArcSoft Announces PhotoStudio 5.0 Availability
18:16 ET - ArcSoft has announced the availability of PhotoStudio 5.0, a significantly upgraded version of its flagship image-editing program. "Today's consumers and photo enthusiasts are looking for software that helps them to quickly and easily maximize their digital imaging devices," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoStudio enables manufacturers to address this need by providing a one-stop solution that allows people to retouch, manage, print and share photos from one easy-to-use, affordable program." In addition to the project-oriented approach and intuitive interface that has defined PhotoStudio, enhanced features include: 48-bit image support Multi-photo scanning and auto-cropping File importation and saving from/to removable media, including batch file conversion and naming... (More)

ArcSoft Upgrades PhotoImpression to 4.0
18:12 ET - ArcSoft has announced significant upgrades to its popular PhotoImpression program. "ArcSoft has always been dedicated to providing an environment in which users can interact with images without needing to become a technical, photographic expert," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoImpression 4.0 is ideal for the first-time digital camera buyer, to the small-business person looking to quickly create a professional looking presentation." Among the features in version 4.0: Multiple image and page printing capabilities Auto crop and rotation functionality Advanced text editing An "Explorer" view for image browsing and previewing Wallpaper and screen saver creation capabilities (More)

ArcSoft Releases Panorama Maker 3.0
18:07 ET - ArcSoft Inc. has released versio 3.0 of Panorama Maker, its popular program to transforms a series of photos into seamless panoramic images. Panorama Maker 3.0 enables computer system, digital camera, scanner, printer and consumables vendors to offer customers the ability to create panoramic images in minutes. The program features an intuitive interface, enhanced automated stitching technologies, powerful photo-editing tools and various export options. "Manufacturers are looking to include more functionality in their digital imaging devices," says Jonathan Snyder, ArcSoft product manager. "Panorama Maker enables them to offer even the most novice user the ability to create a range of panoramic images for business or personal use -- all in a matter of minutes." (More)

2002 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out Winners Announced
17:38 ET - ORLANDO, Fla.-- Twelve digital cameras were named winners in the 2002 Digital Imaging Marketing Association Digital Camera Shoot-Out here today at the PMA 2002 Annual International Convention & Trade Show. Fifty-one digital camera entries and 20 manufacturers participated in the Sixth Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the DIMA Annual Conference here. The point-and-shoot cameras and prosumer/professional cameras captured images in two live-model studios, while the commercial strobe-based and scanning capture cameras captured images of two commercial product setups. Images from the point-and-shoot cameras were printed on the Fujifilm Frontier 370 digital minilab supplied by Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., USA. Images from the prosumer/professional... (More)

Imacon Shows New Flextight 848 Scanner
17:09 ET - Scan 40 transparency an hour at 100-MB each...

Danish manufacturer Imacon has introduced the Flextight 848 as "the most powerful high-end CCD scanner in the world," citing its speed and quality. The Imacon Flextight 848 Built on Imacon's virtual drum principle, Imacon said the speed and quality of th848 exceeds any other product on the market place today. "For instance," Imacon managing director Christian Poulsen said, "with the ability to... (More)

Canon Canon Introduces New Printer Lineup
16:47 ET - Three 6-color and two 4-color printers improve usability, print speed and quality...

Canon has introduced three six-color Bubble Jet printers for printing photos and two general purpose four-color printers. New Canon printing technologies will improve printer usability, print speeds and quality across the new line, the company said. Six-color photo printers added to the line include the S9000 13" x 19" Wide Format printer, the S900 and S820. New four-color Bubble Jet printers designed... (More)

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