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Friday, November 30, 2007

Sigma's DP1 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sigma comments on DP1 delay
14:32 EST - Sigma Corp. Chief Operating Officer Kazuto Yamaki has today released a statement on the delays experienced with production of the company's DP1 digital camera.

Sigma's DP1 was first unveiled in prototype form a little over a year ago, at the 2006 Photokina tradeshow in Europe. Full specifications were announced in March 2007 and the camera had initially been... (More)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Olympus SP-560 UZ!
23:36 EST - Outfitted with a slightly wider lens, more resolution, and better image quality, the Olympus SP-560UZ is a hot little digital camera that earns the name Ultra Zoom in a big way.

With wide angle lenses such a rare commodity, it's interesting that Olympus took the extra step of making the SP-560's lens even wider than its predecessor, going from 28mm down to 27mm equivalent. That... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: REALVIZ® Lends Their Support For The Re-launch of Popular Online Virtual Reality Magazine, VRMAG
12:29 EST - Sophia Antipolis, France (November 29, 2007) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, has joined forces with Lugano-based VRWAY® Communication to support the much anticipated re-launch this week of their popular online virtual reality magazine, VRMAG. VRMAG ( is an online travel, photography and technology magazine supported with stunning 360-degree virtual... (More)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: PhotoVu Announces Mac OS X Leopard, iPhoto '08 and .Mac Web Gallery Support for Portfolio of Wireless Digital Picture Frames
14:24 EST - Enabling Apple® computer users to easily access and display their digital photo collection regardless of its location BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 28 -- Today PhotoVu(TM),, announced the availability of their latest software release which continues their full commitment and tradition of supporting new and innovative ways of using the Mac® computer and PhotoVu digital photo frame... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Alien Skin Software Announces Release of Image Doctor 2 Image Retouching Software
14:19 EST - Enhanced set of five Photoshop plug-in filters provides one intelligent, easy-to use toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG repair, object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening for under $200 (Raleigh, North Carolina: November 26, 2007) Alien Skin® Software (, the award- winning developer of photographic and graphic design plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop®... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.7.1 for Mac OS X
12:00 EST - Iridient Digital has released RAW Developer 1.7.1, an update to our critically acclaimed RAW image processing software for Mac OS X. This update includes several bug fixes and adds support for 17 new camera models including: • Canon G9, 40D and 1Ds Mark III (now supports sRAW format for the 40D, 1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III) • Nikon D300 and D3 • Olympus E-3 and SP-560UZ • Sony... (More)

D80dbook.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'The Nikon D80 Dbook: Your Interactive Guide to DSLR Photography'
11:58 EST - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Rocky Nook's newest publication, The Nikon D80 Dbook, is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to get the most from their Nikon camera. With 620 digital pages in Acrobat format, you will discover the fundamentals on all aspects of the digital image creation process: digital photography basics, taking pictures, image optimization, lenses, accessories, and much more. Rocky... (More)

Canon EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.1.3
08:56 EST - Canon has released firmware version 1.1.3 for the EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR. Available now via Canon Japan's website, the update incorporates a number of improvements and fixes.

This firmware update (Version 1.1.3) incorporates the following improvements and fixes:Increases transmission speed when using high-speed SD cards. Through the efforts to accelerate transmission, the... (More)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: New Lite-On Ez-Dub Optical Drive Gets External Facelift, Maintains Simple Two-Button Operation For Copying, Backup
15:23 EST - 'Smart Write' Technology Combines Optimum Write Speed with Highest Quality FREMONT, Calif. -- Nov. 27 -- Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions USA, world leaders in optical storage solutions, has announced it has redesigned the exterior of its best-selling EZ-DUB optical drive to create a compact, more elegant appearance while maintaining all the features and functions that have made it a favorite among... (More)

ACD Systems' logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems International Inc.: Updates Available for ACDSee Pro 2 and ACDSee 10 Photo Manager
14:25 EST - ACDSee Uploader to Flickr Version 2.0, support for new cameras, RAW images and brushes ready for download VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2007) - ACD Systems International Inc. has announced a suite of new, downloadable updates to complement the enhanced functionality and flexibility of the recently released products, ACDSee™ Pro 2 and ACDSee™ 10 Photo Manager. The... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Are You Perfect-Pixs' "The World's Next Top Digital Photographer"?
13:39 EST - The Pixel Place is scouring the world for digital photo submissions for our "The World's Next Top Digital Photographer" contest webpage that will be launched in 2008. The Winner will receive a personalilze commemorative plaque, a large format print of their winning photo and will be featured on our new website being launched in the spring of 2008. The contest is open to all digital photographers... (More)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Nikon Releases Capture NX 1.3
21:11 EST - Adds support for D3 and D300 NEFs

Nikon has released both Macintosh and Windows version of Capture NX 1.3.0, its image editing software featuring U Point technology. In addition, the company released a trial version of version 1.3.0. ... (More)

MemoryMiner for Windows Released
12:57 EST - John Fox wrote to us today announcing the release of the Windows version MemoryMiner, his digital storytelling software, which has appeared on our Grab Bag Gift Guide bag for two years as the fun way to do genealogy. You know, start with the images rather than the data. John wrote, "I wanted to let you know that we finally shipped MemoryMiner for Windows last week. It took longer than we had hoped,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: JOBO Introduces Stylish New 10.4-Inch Digital Picture Frames
12:08 EST - Two new JOBO digital frames feature up to 512 MB of internal memory capable of storing up to 5,000 images, as well as slideshow capability, collage display, picture zoom and USB OTG compatibility Gummersbach, Germany (November 26, 2007) – JOBO AG announces today the addition of two new stylish digital picture frames to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. The new JOBO Photo Display... (More)

Thursday, November 22, 2007's logo. Click here to visit the website! Two new lens tests posted on
16:28 EST - We continue this week with our Olympus lens test results, this time focusing (pun intended) on macro lenses: the 35mm f/3.5, and the 50mm f/2.

For some unscheduled traffic, we've also added a partial review of the newly-released Canon 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS: expect some more detailed comments as we play more with this lens over the next week... (More)

DxO Optics Pro v5 released
14:23 EST - French software company DxO Labs has released a new version of their unique photo-enhancing tool, Optics Pro.

The announcement actually happened a couple of days ago, but we've held off briefly on sharing the news as DxO's website has been offline for much of the intervening time - perhaps as a deluge of customers... (More)

Find the best digital cameras quickly! Dave's Picks is revamped!
00:13 EST - Our Dave's Picks list of the best digital cameras on the market has undergone a major revamp. In many key categories, we now list our top 3 picks, to help readers in a hurry home in on the right camera quickly. Check it out

Recognizing that many consumers just want a quick recommendation for a good camera that'll meet their needs, we've undertaken a major revamp of our Dave's Picks lists of the best digital cameras , with... (More)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon PowerShot G9!
22:41 EST - The Canon G9 is the latest in one of the most famous product lines in the digicam industry, stretching all the way back to the original G1 first introduced in the Fall of 2000.

The most recent G7 model drifted from its enthusiast-oriented roots a little bit, dropping RAW file capability, but that's been restored in the new G9. Veritably bursting with features, the Canon PowerShot... (More)

Imaging Resource Gift Guides Published in Today's Newsletter
14:04 EST - We'll be sending our email newsletter out later today with our Camera Gift Guide and Grab Bag Gift Guides. There's plenty of time to sign up and confirm your free subscription before we do, though.

Later today, we'll be emailing the special Black Friday edition of our newsletter with our Camera Gift Guide and Grab Bag Gift Guides. This issue also includes some shopping tips for finding the lowest... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PhotoOnWeb: Easily Share Your Pictures with friends and family!
13:40 EST - VSO Software announces the release of PhotoOnWeb, a software tool to create customized photo-albums and hosting them on the internet. Toulouse, France, 19 November 2007- When we make photos, we usually have in mind to share them with friends and family. To do this, you can send them by email, a heavy and time-consuming process, or post them on the internet: that is exactly what PhotoOnWeb allows... (More)

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies Offers Holiday Gift Ideas That Support The Newest Gadgets Of The Season: Most For Under $50
11:39 EST - PARSIPPANY, N.J. - November 21, 2007 - If you are wondering what gifts to give this holiday season, PNY Technologies announced a complete line of flash memory devices that take full advantage of today's hottest mobile gadgets. From taking pictures or video, downloading music, playing games, sending e-mails or text messages, browsing the Web or even working on office documents, more and more of the... (More)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nikon D300 First test images from Nikon D300 posted!
18:54 EST - Wouldn't you know it, our full production sample of the Nikon D300 arrived right in the middle of digicam "crazy season" for us, and also right as we're all getting ready to take off for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US.

We did get a couple of our standard shots taken with the Nikon D300 today (thanks to Luke for the extra push), and we should have another batch of test images shot with it tomorrow, including our Still... (More)

Canon Logo. Canon releases firmware update for EOS 40D DSLR
12:56 EST - Canon has released firmware version 1.0.5 for the EOS 40D digital SLR. Available now via Canon Japan's website, the update addresses a number of bugs and issues.

Canon EOS 40D firmware update version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:When playing back images just after recovering from Auto Power Off, the display now shows the last image played... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! Olympus: New lens plant in Vietnam
11:57 EST - Olympus Corp. is preparing to construct a new factory in Vietnam that will supply components for digital cameras, reports Japan's Corporate News Network.

The new plant - scheduled to commence operations from October 2008 - will construct lens assemblies to be used in the company's compact digital cameras. The factory, which will also be used to construct... (More)

Olympus E-System Logo. Olympus releases firmware updates for 6 E-series DSLRs
08:52 EST - Olympus has posted firmware updates to improve focusing accuracy when using the EC-20 teleconverter for its E-510, E-500, E-410, E-330, E-300 and E-1 digital SLRs. The E-510 update also improves image stabilization when shooting at slow shutter speeds.

E-510 Firmware Ver1.2:Improved the focusing accuracy when using the EC-20 Teleconverter. Improved image stabilization when shooting at slow shutter speeds. E-500 Firmware Ver1.3:Improved the focusing... (More)

Monday, November 19, 2007

belkin-kput.jpg Accessory Report: Belkin USB Adapter with KPUT
20:45 EST - Automatically transfer images from a cellphone to your computer and image sharing services with a new Belkin USB dongle and Kodak Picture Upload Technology

When a few guys in a lab at Kodak came up with an automatic way to transfer image files to a computer, hardly anybody was watching. But we were. And this month, Belkin is offering that automatic file transfer... (More)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon SD950 IS!
20:38 EST - Canon's PowerShot SD950 IS is blessed with image stabilization, a longer zoom lens, and a stunning 12.1-megapixel sensor.

We're not usually impressed with increased pixel counts, but Canon tweaked both optical and image quality to handle the higher resolution and output impressive 16x20-inch images from the Canon SD950 IS... (More)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Adobe Updates Photoshop, Bridge for CS3
14:14 EST - The company also published 'Photoshop CS3 Printing Notes,' a free PDF on optimizing the print workflow.

Adobe has released separate patcher applications to update Creative Suite 3 applications Photoshop and Bridge. The company also published 'Photoshop CS3 Printing Notes,' a free PDF on optimizing the print... (More)

Adobe Releases Lightroom SDK
14:03 EST - The first SDK for Lightroom, it allows communication from the Export dialog to third party tools, Web site or devices.

Tom Hogarty announced today on his Lightroom Journal ( that Adobe Labs has released a free Export software development kit for Lightroom. It's the first SDK Adobe... (More)

Dave Etchells on Shutterbug Radio today
13:30 EST - Imaging Resource Founder and Publisher Dave Etchells will once again be making an appearance on the Shutterbug Magazine Radio Show this afternoon.

Dave will be talking to Shutterbug Radio host Jack Warren about top holiday picks for cameras and gear. The show broadcasts live at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific, and Dave should be on sometime around 3:15pm... (More)

Tokina: Two new lenses
13:18 EST - Tokina Japan has today unveiled two new lenses for Nikon and Canon digital SLRs.

The AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm F2.8 and AT-X 116 PRO DX 11~16mm F2.8 announcements are currently available in Japanese only, but specifications follow below. The 35mm lens will cost ¥68,000 (US$610)... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Presents Free New Dr. Brown's Photoshop Laboratory Class Featuring Adobe® Photoshop® Expert Russell Brown
12:22 EST - "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly" Class features portrait retouching tips and techniques Dallas, TX (November 16, 2007) -, a leader in online video training for media, arts, and design, is pleased to announce today the latest installment of their free Dr. Brown's Photoshop Laboratory Classes featuring Photoshop Guru Russell Brown. This new xTrain™ class titled "The Good, the Bad, the... (More)

Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter
00:17 EST - Cross-platform updates address new cameras, not Leopard related.

Late Thursday, Adobe released Lightroom 1.3, Camera Raw 4.3 and its free DNG Converter 4.3. Details follow. Lightroom Lightroom 1.3 includes corrections for the following issues: • Writing XMP... (More)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Olympus E-3 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full sample images and test results posted for Olympus E-3 SLR!
17:21 EST - We've just gotten our hands on a production sample of the new pro-oriented Olympus E-3 SLR.

The lab guys have been busy shooting with it, so we're able to bring you a complete set of test shots and analysis just in time, before the Olympus E-3 hits the stores here in the US. We'll have our usual... (More)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon A720 IS!
15:20 EST - Canon seems to offer a digital camera for every kind of customer, and the Canon A720 IS was made for those who want all the performance at a low price.

With an 8-megapixel sensor, a 6x zoom, optical image stabilization, face detection, high ISO, and both a 2.5-inch LCD and an optical viewfinder, the Canon A720 IS has just about everything. Minor compromises... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nu-Touch 700 Digital Photo Frame, With Premium Features, Introduced by Digital Spectrum
13:03 EST - Seven-Inch Frame Has Eight Touch-Sensor Key Controls; Vivid Screen; And Plays Slide Shows With Background Audio or Music IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - Digital Spectrum Solutions Inc. ( introduced its Nu-Touch 700 digital photo frame today. The Nu-Touch 700 offers many premium features, including a T-Lite touch-sensor array that illuminates while in use, then disappears... (More)

PhotoShelter's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoShelter website! PRESS RELEASE: Photoshelter Inc. Launches The Photoshelter Collection
12:39 EST - New Online Marketplace Offers Image Buyers Unparalleled Diversity of High-Quality Photography From Both Pros and Flickr Users Alike New York, NY -- November 15, 2007 –– PhotoShelter is pleased to announce that it has begun transacting image sales on The PhotoShelter Collection, the first online marketplace to provide the benefits of a commercial agency and a wholly transparent sales... (More)

rn-glossary.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'The Glossary of Digital Photography'
12:25 EST - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- With the many technical, complex, and interwoven words, and new words being created daily, even veteran photographers have trouble keeping up with the lingo of digital photography. The solution comes to us in The Glossary of Digital Photography (Rocky Nook, $39.95 US), which is the most comprehensive publication of its kind to date. With over 1500 words, abbreviations, and... (More)

onOne-logo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition
11:24 EST - New software plug-ins utilize the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nov. 15 -- onOne Software, Inc., announces the immediate availability of its two new digital imaging software plug-ins -- PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software's new PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful... (More)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony DSC-H3!
14:38 EST - Sony has developed a knack for packing a lot of high-end value in the entry-level model of each of their digital camera lines.

In the long-zoom H-Series, the Sony H3 continues that trend with a 10x optical zoom, Advanced Sports mode, a Bionz processor, face detection technology, High ISO, Super SteadyShot, in-camera editing, and... (More)

Tamron's logo. Click to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Proudly Announces The Winners Of The "Make Your Mark: Landmarks - Natural Or Manmade" 2007 Photo Contest
12:11 EST - View the Winning Image and Twenty Favorites on Tamron’s Online Photo Gallery November 12, 2007, Commack, NY—The Tamron “Make Your Mark: Landmarks—Natural or Manmade” 2007 Photo Contest was a noteworthy success in terms of participation—we received nearly 1,000 entries—and the outstanding quality of the images submitted. Iconic images of natural and manmade... (More)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sigma's 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM lens. PRESS RELEASE: The first Circular Fisheye Lens exclusively for use with APS-C size digital SLR cameras
20:00 EST - 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM The first 180 degree circular fisheye lens designed specifically for APS-C size digital SLR cameras Fast F2.8 maximum aperture making it ideal for low light photography Minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm and a maximum magnification of 1:6 SLD glass minimizes color aberration Equipped with HSM with full-time manual focus override Equisolid angle projection method... (More)

Sigma's 10mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM lens. PRESS RELEASE: Fisheye lens with close up ability designed exclusively for use with APS-C size digital SLR cameras
19:47 EST - 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM Fisheye lens designed specifically for APS-C digital SLR cameras 13.5cm minimum focusing distance and 1:3.3 maximum magnification allows close up photography Equipped with HSM allowing full-time manual focus override Equisolid angle projection system is possible for art and scientific use The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 10mm F2.8... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: VueScan 8.4.46 Fully Supports Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
11:41 EST - Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the most widely used scanning software, has released VueScan 8.4.46 with full support for Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov 14,2007 -- Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the most widely used scanning software in the world, has released its latest version 8.4.46 - with full support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. There is also support... (More)

rn-workflow-lr.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'Managing Your Photographic Workflow with Photoshop Lightroom'
11:38 EST - Learn How to Use Lightroom Efficiently SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Rocky Nook's newest book, Managing Your Photographic Workflow with Photoshop Lightroom, guides the new user through Photoshop Lightroom 1.2, which has more power under the hood than the previous versions, and a little more complexity than one would expect from its fairly straightforward user interface. With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,... (More)

lightzone.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Light Crafts' New LightZone Photo Editing Software Supports Apple Mac Leopard OS X
11:26 EST - LightZone 3.2 Adds Powerful Photo Editing Capabilities to Apple's New Operating System PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Light Crafts, creator of award-winning LightZone photo editing software, today released version 3.2 of LightZone. The updated version of the software is fully compatible with the new Apple OS X Leopard operating system, giving users of Apple's newest Mac operating system the innovative and powerful... (More)

Monday, November 12, 2007

zenfolio.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Zenfolio Introduces Premium Subscription Plan, Gives Photographers a Way to Easily Publish and Sell Photography Online
12:35 EST - New Subscription Service Makes it Easy to Turn a Passion for Photography into a Business SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nov. 12 -- Zenfolio, the company empowering photographers to turn their passion into a business, today announced the immediate release of Zenfolio Premium, a new subscription package that lets users create a fully-functional Web store with customizable look-and-feel and flexible price lists.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Announces Six New Courses & Classes Now Available for Enrollment
11:58 EST - xTrain™ offers world-class online video training ranging in topics from Photoshop® for Baby Boomers to Professional Digital Arts Dallas, TX (November 12, 2007) -, a leader in online video training for media, arts, and design announces six new course titles and classes open for immediate enrollment. Each course is designed and produced exclusively for and features world-class... (More)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica releases firmware version 1.110 for M8
22:04 EST - Leica has released firmware version 1.110 for the Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera. This firmware update adds the following improvements:6 Bit lens codes for Summarit-M lenses 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm Time shortened between pre-flash and main flash in M-TTL mode with flashes LEICA SF24 D and SCA compatible flashguns Function of the central setting wheel on the camera back improved (unintentional scrolling... (More)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony W200!
19:37 EST - Sony's Cyber-shot W200 is among the few 12-megapixel pocket digital cameras on the market, and is of surprisingly good quality, consistent with the W-series.

Though not as slim as the T-series, the Sony W200 is still quite small and pocket-friendly. The Sony W200's 2.5-inch LCD, 3x zoom, and lithium-ion battery are standard fare, but its Super SteadyShot optical... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces Seminar On Digital Forensic Photography
11:20 EST - Free Seminar on Photography with Ultra Violet and Infrared Capture, Featuring Fujifilm IS PRO and IS-1 Cameras, to be held at B&H Photo in NYC Valhalla, N.Y., November 9, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced a full-day educational seminar for law enforcement and forensic photographers, as part of the grand opening of the new B&H state-of-the-art Event Space in the B&H Super Store in New York... (More)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Carl Zeiss' logo. Click here to visit the Carl Zeiss website! PRESS RELEASE: Zeiss Introduces ZF-I Lens Series
13:35 EST - High-quality optics for precise technical solutions OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 06.11.2007. What professional photographers feel enthusiastic about we at Carl Zeiss do not want to keep from other users of lenses for technical applications. With the new ZF-I series, Carl Zeiss has launched a line of high-quality lenses which are optimized for the challenging tasks in industrial applications. The imaging... (More)

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP to Seek New Business Model for HP-branded Cameras
08:57 EST - PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2007 - HP today announced that it will seek an alternative business model for its HP-branded cameras and shift resources toward its Print 2.0 growth initiatives. HP is currently working to identify an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner that would be licensed to design, source and distribute digital cameras under the HP brand. HP will continue selling its own cameras... (More)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Microsoft's logo. Click to visit Microsoft's website! PRESS RELEASE: Windows Home Server Available Now to Help Families Protect, Connect and Share Their Digital Experiences
22:56 EST - The HP MediaSmart Server is now available for pre-order and will be shipped to customers this month; new hardware and software partners announce Windows Home Server products and solutions. REDMOND, Wash. - Nov. 5, 2007 - Windows Home Server, a new solution to help families easily protect, connect and share their digital media and documents, is generally available today. The HP MediaSmart Server, powered... (More)

Unibind: New holiday-themed photobooks
22:16 EST - Peleman Industries - the Alpharetta GA-based company behind the Unibind Photobook Creator - has announced a range of new photobook styles with a holiday theme.

Available only for a limited time, there are a total of six styles in each of two different sizes - either a 4" x 6" or an 8.5" x 11" photobook, respectively. The additions include solid red, blue, black... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Visan Introduces New "RocketLife" Technology Targeting Emerging Photo Markets At 6Sight Conference
20:54 EST - Creates an "Instant Storefront" Website for Individuals, Businesses, & Institutions in Less than 15 Minutes! Features "3D Digital Merchandising" Technology Folsom, CA, November 7, 2007 - Visan, the inventors of ground-breaking award-winning new media technologies, announced today that they will launch the new RocketLife Technology Platform at the 6Sight® Conference held this week... (More)

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon PowerShot SD870 IS!
18:25 EST - For those who love photography, it's the Canon SD870 IS in particular that stands out among Canon's current digital ELPH pocket cameras.

Sure, the Canon SD870 has a big 3-inch LCD screen, optical image stabilization, face detection, and high ISO; all the current "must-have" features are there. But the Canon SD870 IS is most appealing... (More)

Hasselblad H3D DSLR logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad announces comprehensive new Customer Care Program
11:05 EST - Demonstrating its commitment to users, Hasselblad is today launching a comprehensive new Customer Care Program, featuring special prices on product upgrades, refurbishment, and extended warranties and support for all registered Hasselblad owners. The first stage of the program, starting today, will provide owners of Hasselblad H1 and H2 cameras with an extremely beneficial trade in or upgrade of their... (More)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Vertus Announces 'Bling! It' Web Shot Optimizer
16:28 EST - 'Bling! It' quickly and easily transforms product shots to create maximum online sales impact. BOSTON, Mass. -- November 6, 2007 -- Vertus, the graphics and imaging software division of Heligon, a technology business specializing in image data interpretation, today announced the launch of Bling! It, a deep-graphic image editing tool that quickly and easily transforms product shots to create maximum... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! ImageStation shutdown looms
13:46 EST - Sony's long-running ImageStation online photo service is currently in preparations to close early next year, and the first step in the plan is soon to take place.

As of midnight Pacific time on November 12th 2007, the ImageStation site will no longer be accepting new members or uploads, and will cease redemption of coupons and sales of photo prints and gifts. The... (More)

MacInTouch Reports Data Loss Bug in Leopard
10:56 EST - Don't use the Finder to move your image files.

Users of Apple's recently released Mac OS 10.5 Leopard operating system were warned today by Ric Ford's MacInTouch that the new Finder "fails to reliably perform the most basic of operations: moving files."... (More)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Canon USA: 1D Mark III AF fix details
13:15 EST - Canon has now posted a service notice on its US website, detailing its plans to solve a potential AF problem on the EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR.

If you're not familiar with the issue, said to affect cameras with serial numbers in the range of 501001 to 546561, you might want to read our earlier coverage. Briefly though, the problem relates to the... (More)

Casio Releases Firmware 1.01 for Various Models
12:27 EST - Casio has announced version 1.01 firmware updates for ten models.

Casio has released version 1.01 firmware that "Stabilizes movie white balance" for the following Casio digicams: EX-V8, EX-S880, EX-Z1080, EX-Z77, EX-Z15, EX-Z12 and EX-Z8. The same firmware version "Provides... (More)

Apple Reports Time Machine Conflict With Aperture
11:14 EST - Exclude Aperture Library and manually back it up.

Time Machine's backup and restore operations "may lead to inconsistencies" in the Aperture database, according to an Apple support note. Time Machine is the automated backup feature of Mac OS X 1.5 Leopard.... (More)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies Introduces Range Of I/O SATA Cards For Desktop And Notebook Computers
20:26 EDT - PARSIPPANY, NJ - November 1, 2007 - PNY Technologies, Inc. today announced a full line of I/O SATA cards for desktop and notebook computers as the company continues to expand their product line for solutions in and around the computer. The cards provide an affordable solution for adding high performance SATA, SATA II and eSATA connectivity to the user's PC. Desktop users will benefit from either... (More)

Kodak V1003 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Kodak V1003!
15:30 EDT - Kodak's attractive V-Series cameras are all about style at a low price.

The 10-megapixel Kodak V1003 comes in a smooth rounded package available in many colors. The Kodak V1003's 2.5-inch LCD and 3x zoom are pretty common among pocket digital cameras. Not only can you pick... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: DXG Announces First 10 Megapixel Digital Camera To Break The $200 Price Barrier
14:50 EDT - DXG-110 Includes Pro Features: Focus Illuminator ISO 1600 / Antishake, AutoFocus Tracking, Automatic Contrast, & Face Detection City of Industry, CA, November 1, 2007 - DXG USA (, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the DXG-110, the first 10 Megapixel digital camera to break the $200 price barrier. With a street price of only $169.99, the DXG-110... (More)

hdri-manual.gif PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'The HDRI Handbook'
11:15 EDT - High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- The HDRI Handbook (Rocky Nook, $49.95 US) reveals the secrets behind High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Once Hollywood's best kept secret, this cutting-edge imaging technology is a method to digitally capture and edit all light in a scene. It represents a quantum leap in imaging technology, as revolutionary as the leap... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: JOBO AG Announces the New GIGA Vu extreme Image Storage Device for Photographers
07:19 EDT - Professional unit features up to 160 GB storage, real RAW image decoding, SD/SDHC adapter, and is designed for use with the JOBO photoGPS Gummersbach, Germany – JOBO AG announces today the introduction of the new GIGA Vu extreme digital image storage and viewing device. Available in hard disk capacities up to 160 GB, the new GIGA Vu extreme features a brilliant 3.7” VGA resolution display... (More)

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