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Monday, November 30, 2009

LrSaver Builds Lightroom-based Screen Saver Slide Shows
20:02 EST - Taps into Lightroom's catalog and image cache to run a screen saver

Nir Dremer has announced the release of LrSaver, a screen saver application that uses Lightroom to select images to display. Selections "can be simply a specific rating and above, or based on Smart Collections... (More)

Adobe logo. Click to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Issues Call for Entries to 2010 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
12:31 EST - Enters Second Year Partnership with Icograda to Expand Global Reach SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2009 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the call for entries for the tenth annual Adobe® Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). This premier competition honors the best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and... (More)

Canon logo. Click to visit Canon USA's website! Canon Live Learning: Mini-Conference and Workshops in Seattle!
10:25 EST - Canon U.S.A., Inc. will be hosting a Canon Live Learning seminar in the Seattle area in early December (see schedule below). Learn More & Register at:

Canon Live Learning is a new education program targeted towards photographers who are interested in Canon's popular line of EOS photographic products. Canon Live Learning seminars offer high-quality classes... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. Nikon releases Capture NX 2 2.2.3 and Camera Control Pro 2.7.0
09:59 EST - Nikon has recently announced Capture NX 2 2.2.3 and Camera Control Pro 2.7.0. Both updates add support for the new D3S, as well as other enhancements and fixes.

Capture NX 2.2.3 update summary Windows: Support for RAW images captured with the D3S has been added. When RAW (NEF/NRW) images with GPS information embedded were saved in JPEG format, GPS information... (More)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pentax's K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax K-7 Voted Readers’ Choice Camera 2009 by Adorama Learning Center Readers
04:00 EST - Small, rugged, innovative digital SLR camera is praised by photographers, has been selected over seven other digital cameras as the most important camera of the year with 55% majority of online voters. The Pentax K-7 is the winner of Adorama's first Reader's Choice award. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 27, 2009 -- The Pentax K-7 has won the Adorama Learning Center Readers’ Choice Camera 2009... (More)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Image Sensors World previews ISSC 2010
10:11 EST - The folks over at the Image Sensors World blog have posted a preview of next year's International Solid-State Circuits Conference, scheduled to be held in San Francisco, CA next February.

Based on a newly published advance program for the conference, the Image Sensors World article highlights some of the image sensor designs to be described during a session chaired by Shoji Kawahito of... (More)

SILKYPIX's logo. Click here to visit the SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro Test Version for Foveon website! Silkypix updates released
07:03 EST - Japan's Ichikawa Soft Laboratory has released the latest versions of its SILKYPIX Developer Studio v4.0 Raw processing software in both standard and Pro variants.

The new releases finalize the previous Release Candidate version seen a little over a month ago, which added support for several Foveon image sensor-based digital cameras. SILKYPIX Developer Studio v4.0.27.2... (More)

Plug-In Suite 5  product packaging. Photo provided by onOne Software. Inc. PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software’s Plug-in Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop Now Available
05:30 EST - New version of award-winning software suite offers six essential tools that help photographers achieve better results faster, now includes new presets and frames from National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) instructors Portland, OR– November 25, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers,... (More)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Test shots posted for Sony A550!
15:22 EST - We've just posted a full set of test shots taken with the Sony A550 digital SLR camera.

The Alpha A550 is based around a 14-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor, with ISO sensitivity ranging from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 12,800 equivalent. The Sony A550 features a 3.0-inch, articulated... (More)

Four Thirds: Panasonic updates GF1, lens firmware
10:02 EST - Panasonic has released updated firmware for its Micro Four Thirds-format DMC-GF1 camera body, as well as five of its Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Panasonic Lumix GF1 firmware v1.1 enables manual focus assist with MF-only lenses are attached, accessed by pressing the camera's rear dial with the camera set through the custom menu to allow shooting... (More)

Topaz launches ReMask 2
09:27 EST - Topaz Labs has announced the availability of the latest version of its masking and image extraction software, ReMask 2.

Available for both Mac and Windows systems, Topaz ReMask 2 features a redesigned user interface, improved memory management, better hair masking algorithms, undo / redo functionality, and keyboard shortcuts.... (More)

Opera Software's logo. Click here to visit the Opera Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Share your photos without the wait
08:57 EST - The Opera Web browser makes the dream come true Oslo, Norway - November 23, 2009 - Photographers waste hours every year waiting to upload their photos from their PCs. Today, Opera Software has a solution that will save photographers time, while allowing them to share their art with the world: the Photo Sharing application in Opera Unite. Opera Unite and the Photo Sharing application are available... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: Don't Let The Grinch Steal Your Christmas This Year: Back Up Your Precious Memories With WD® Drives
08:38 EST - Storage and Playback Devices Help Consumers Store, Share, Protect, and Enjoy Digital Content Anywhere and Everywhere Lake Forest -- November 24, 2009 / ( ) -- WD® (NYSE: WDC) -- Gadgets, widgets, and what-have-yous are likely to be at the top of many holiday wish lists this year. Whether it's an MP3 player, digital camera, camcorder, flat screen TV or cell phone, consumers... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Offers Discounts to Photography Enthusiasts
08:28 EST - Get Discounts on Digital Photography Equipment and Accessories from Recognized Brands and Popular Online Stores Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2009 -- Today officially launched its Web site and free Internet service at Through, consumers can find discounts from recognized brands on digital cameras, photography equipment, photography accessories,... (More)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nikon Coolpix P90 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P90!
23:43 EST - Long zoom cameras don't get much longer than the Nikon P90's 24x optical zoom lens; and it's a versatile zoom that starts at an impressive 26mm and zooms to an eye-popping 624mm equivalent.

Sensor-based vibration reduction keeps the image stable, and the Nikon P90's 12-megapixel sensor delivers prints up to 11x14 inches. The Nikon P90's 3-inch tilting LCD allows easier capture when shooting... (More)

Shawn's Selections: Cameras I would buy or recommend
22:28 EST - I spend more than 50 hours a week evaluating cameras for readers, and quite often friends and relatives hit me up for my opinion on which cameras they should buy.

So this year, rather than assemble an exhaustive gift guide or help the Internet retailers challenge the brick-and-mortar retailers to a Black Friday duel, I thought I'd just share a few of the cameras... (More)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Muvee's logo. Click here to visit the Muvee website! PRESS RELEASE: muvee Gets Social with the Launch of muvee Reveal version 8 -- Social Network Sharing and Unrivaled Personalization Features Unveiled
17:08 EST - Latest video editing software from muvee is the ultimate for making movies you'll be proud to share on Facebook and YouTube. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2009 -- muvee, the pioneer and leader in home movie-making software and services, today announced the launch of muvee Reveal version 8, the latest in home movie-making software. muvee Reveal version 8 boasts features including music trimming... (More)

FantasyLens' app icon. Click to visit the FantasyLens website! PRESS RELEASE: Widgetize releases FantasyLens 2.3 for iPhone and iPod touch
16:28 EST - [] El Cerrito, California - Widgetize today is proud to announce FantasyLens 2.3, an update to their fun and unique portrait generation app for iPhone and iPod touch. With innovative features like one-touch automatic color matching, FantasyLens makes it easy for anyone to create composite portraits using photos of friends, family alike. Turn anyone into an astronaut, the Mona Lisa, a gigantic... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation now accepting applications for student photography scholarship
16:08 EST - High school seniors pursuing photo-related careers vie for $5,000 cash prize, $1000 in products Ronkonkoma, NY, Nov. 19, 2009 – 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, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the company’s... (More)

Seagate's logo. Click here to visit the Seagate website! PRESS RELEASE: muvee's Home Movie-Making Software Available On Seagate FreeAgent External Hard Drives
16:01 EST - muvee's award-winning software now pre-installed on Seagate FreeAgent external hard drives San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) November 23, 2009 -- muvee, the pioneer and leader in home movie-making software and services, and Seagate, (NASDAQ: STX), the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, have included an easy way to help consumers easily personalize and automatically edit home movies... (More)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Photo Mechanic update released
23:41 EST - Camera Bits Inc. has released an update to its workflow tool, Photo Mechanic that fixes several bugs found in the previous version.

Photo Mechanic version is available for download immediately, with a 20-day trial version allowing new users to give the program a spin. Photo Mechanic is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 7,... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: Southern California Photo Expo Announces Media Partnerships With Orange County Register And KOST-Radio
22:56 EST - Local Media Giants to Promote Photo Expo with Special Newspaper Section, Radio Spots, Giveaways, and Incentives to Encourage Community Participation Anaheim, CA. – November 23, 2009 – PMA, The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announced today it has signed partnership agreements with the Orange County Register and Clear Channel's KOST 103.5 radio to promote the Southern California... (More)

Smilebox's logo. Click here to visit the Smilebox website! PRESS RELEASE: Smilebox Adds Direct-to-Store Printing to Walmart and Sam's Club in Time for Holiday 2009
22:35 EST - Smilebox Customers Now Can Print From 900 Designs to Pay and Pickup in Store Within an Hour REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - Smilebox Inc., a leading photo services company, announced today its customers can now print directly to any Walmart or Sam's Club in the United States from within the Smilebox service, then pay and pick up prints at their local store in as little as an hour.... (More)

Lensbaby's logo. Click here to visit the Lensbaby website! PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby® Announces Call for Image Submissions
21:53 EST - The best of the best Lensbaby images submitted to be published in new book Portland, OR (November 23, 2009) – Lensbaby ( announces today an open call for photographers to submit their best images created using a Lensbaby lens for a chance to be published in the new book “Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective” by Lensbaby Guru and author/photographer Corey Hilz. Due... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New York Institute of Photography Offers Free Photography Tips with Every Newsletter Sign-up
20:09 EST - Free download provides guidelines and tips for turning basic snapshots into eye-catching photographs New York, NY (November 23, 2009) – Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010, the New York Institute of Photography ( is pleased to offer the free NYIP Monthly Newsletter to photographers looking to improve their photographic skills. In addition, when aspiring photographers... (More)

Trek-Tech's logo. Click here to visit the Trek-Tech website! PRESS RELEASE: Hoodman and Trek-Tech Team Up to Offer Macro Photographers a Creative Toolkit
07:01 EST - Creative low angle photography is easy with the Hoodman Right Angle Viewer and Trek-Tech’s versatile T-Pod Table-Top Tripod. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 20, 2009 -- Hoodman and Trek-Tech are introducing a new toolkit for macro photographers that makes positioning and stabilizing cameras for close up macro photography quick and easy. Sharp camera focus and flexible camera positioning to get... (More)

PocketWizard's logo. Click here to visit the PocketWizard website! PocketWizard: New beta firmware
06:50 EST - Through the company's beta lab page, PocketWizard has issued a new beta release of firmware for its ControlTL MiniTT1 transmitter and FlexTT5 transceiver that includes several new or refined features, plus one bug fix.

The firmware installation process requires the latest beta version of PocketWizard Utility 1.19.9 for PC or Mac, and both the beta firmware and utility are available for public download. New features... (More)

Pixel Enterprise: TTL flash trigggers for Canon, Nikon
06:23 EST - The Strobist blog has picked up news of two new wireless TTL remotes for use with Canon and Nikon cameras.

Marketed by Hong Kong-based Pixel Enterprise Ltd., the Pixel TR-332 E-TTL II Flashgun Trigger for Canon and the TR-331 i-TTL Flashgun Trigger for Nikon are both broadly similar in terms of specifications,... (More)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eye-Fi intros selective sharing
15:11 EST - The official Eye-Fi blog has announced the addition of selective sharing capability for users of cards supporting online sharing.

Selective sharing is set up through the card settings section of the Eye-Fi Manager, and allows all data to be backed up, with only specific data sent to a sharing service such as Flickr, Picasa, Smugmug,... (More)

Pentax's K-x digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. Pentax updates camera utility, Raw codec
14:20 EST - Pentax Japan has released updated versions of its Digital Camera Utility and Raw codec software, which are bundled with the company's single-lens reflex digital cameras.

Available for Windows systems only, the updates can be downloaded from the Pentax website. The Raw codec update supports 32-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems, while the Digital Camera Utility update... (More)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Canon PowerShot G11 digital camera.  Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon G11!
23:22 EST - Giving ear to your most ardent supporters is always a good idea when planning new products, and that's just what Canon did with the Canon PowerShot G11.

That change in focus brought back the articulating LCD that was sorely missed by many G-series fans. Canon also took a bold step and reduced the resolution from 14-megapixels to 10, all in an effort to... (More)

SeenBy's logo. Click here to visit the SeenBy website! PRESS RELEASE: SeenBy proudly announces the US launch of Fine Art Photography
01:19 EST - Franklin Lakes, NJ, November 18, 2009 – today announced the launch of their fine art photography website, bringing together photographers with unique, high quality images and purchasers searching for the best images in our modern display formats. boasts a collection of more than 60,000 pieces in the online gallery, which is hand-picked by an editorial team with years of... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kevin Kubota Scheduled to Present Virtual Live Program during PDN’s 2nd Photographers’ Virtual Trade Show
00:07 EST - Free “Photoshop® and Lightroom: The Dynamic Duo” seminar goes live December 3rd at 3pm (EST) Bend, OR (November 20, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce that Kevin Kubota, noted digital photographer, workflow expert and workshop instructor, is scheduled to present a free virtual live program during PDN’s 2nd annual Photographers’ Virtual Trade Show... (More)

Friday, November 20, 2009

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! onOne ships Photo Essentials 3
22:08 EST - onOne Software Inc. has announced availability of Photo Essentials 3, the latest version of its image enhancement plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Photo Essentials features a modular design that incorporates technologies seen in some of onOne's plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The new release includes improvements in most of the existing... (More)

TweetPhoto's logo. Click here to visit the TweetPhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: TweetPhoto and Kodak Announce Collaborative Agreement
00:32 EST - Collaborative agreement will take real-time photo sharing to new heights 11.17.2009 – San Diego, CA – TweetPhoto and Eastman Kodak Company today announced that the two companies have entered into a collaborative agreement on initiatives focused around real-time photo sharing. The companies have signed an agreement with the intention to work freely together to develop, test and release... (More)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lightroom 3 Beta help posted
22:27 EST - Documentation is now available for Adobe's beta release of Photoshop Lightroom 3, according to the company's "Phosphors" blog.

The documentation can be accessed by pressing F1 from inside the Lightroom 3 Beta application, or using a web browser on Adobe's support website. The help docs are split into 15 main sections, guiding... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Sketch V. 10: Make Drawings From Photos! Control Hatching, Support for 64-Bit
20:28 EST - A new version of AKVIS Sketch has been released for Windows and Macintosh! AKVIS Sketch converts photos into pencil sketches (black and white or in color) and watercolor paintings. It can also convert a photo into a drawing in charcoal or pastel styles. Other features include the ability to add text to an image, apply a canvas texture to the background, as well as background effects which can apply... (More)

Dell's V313w photo printer. Photo provided by Dell Inc. / BusinessWire. PRESS RELEASE: New Dell Inkjet Printers Offer All-in-One Convenience and Versatility with Environmentally Conscious Features, Wireless Models and Touch Screen Commands
20:08 EST - New models include excellent feature combinations for home or office Outstanding print quality for text, graphics and photos An affordable new model with color trim options for easy personalization ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dell today announced six new inkjet printers to help individuals and small businesses do a lot on tighter budgets. These new additions to the Dell family of inkjet printers... (More)

GoPro's logo. Click here to visit the GoPro website! PRESS RELEASE: GoPro Announces HD HERO Naked - Professional Quality HD Sports Camera at Disruptive $259 MSRP
15:46 EST - GoPro is raising the bar for consumer HD image capture with the release of its HD HERO Naked, a wearable 1080p HD camera capable of professional full HD video capture yet available to consumers at a market-disrupting $259 MSRP. PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 17, 2009 – Half Moon Bay, Calif. – GoPro, the world's leading manufacturer of wearable sports cameras, is raising the bar for... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Nikon details Snow Leopard compatibility
00:22 EST - Nikon USA has posted a document on its support website detailing planned compatibility with Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 operating system, otherwise known as Snow Leopard.

Snow Leopard first debuted on August 28 2009, and requires updates to several of Nikon's software applications. First on the list for update is Camera Control Pro 2, currently slated for support by the... (More)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Pilots' logo. Click here to visit the Two Pilots website! PRESS RELEASE: Your Digital Camera Knows Much More!
23:54 EST - Two Pilots has released a new version of Exif Pilot. With Exif Pilot, you can see not only your photo image but also the accompanying metadata. You can view, edit, and create EXIF data. Flash energy, aperture, exposure time, ISO, focal length... You may or may not be familiar with these technical characteristics, but you can adjust these camera settings, or you can simply photograph in automatic mode.... (More)

Polaroid Studio's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid Studio website! PRESS RELEASE: MyPhotoAlbum Signs Exclusive License Agreement for Polaroid Branded Online Photo Sharing in the North American Market
23:45 EST - New service will be launched within the next 30 days. New York: MyPhotoAlbum Inc. (Symbol "FCT") as signed an exclusive licensing agreement with PLR IP Holdings, LLC to combine their online photo services technology with the Polaroid brand to launch a web site focused on photo sharing and related merchandising in the North American market under the name"Polaroid... (More)

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP Showcases Holiday Gifts for Every Lifestyle and Budget
23:14 EST - Shoppers can give percentage of sale to charity through company’s Create Change program PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2009 - With an estimated 46 percent of consumers planning to purchase electronics and computers this holiday season,(1) HP has the perfect solution for every lifestyle and budget. This year’s major tech trends include touch-enabled products, easy-to-use mobile devices and... (More)

Cranberry's logo. Click here to visit the Cranberry website! Cranberry DiamonDisc pricing, bundles adjusted
22:47 EST - A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about Ferndale, WA-based Humanicity LLC, the company which has licensed a supposed archival-quality disc technology from Provo, UT-based Millenniata Inc for the home and small business markets.

Based on Milleniata's M-ARC 'Millennial Archive Disc', Humanicity's Cranberry DiamonDisc is claimed by its creator to have a lifetime that is measured in the centuries, yet is still said to be backwards-compatible... (More)

Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter release candidates (UPDATED)
19:03 EST - 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 include the same list of changes, as well as a matching 2.6 Release Candidate version number. Mac users with PowerPC processors receive a fix for an issue with artifacts in highlight... (More)

The United Nations Development Programme's logo. Click here to visit the UNDP website! PRESS RELEASE: UNDP salutes heroes of the environment
15:36 EST - Kenyans and Moroccan receive top awards for Africa eco-themed photo contest New York, 18 November, 2009—The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera Announces Opening Of New "Shop-In-Shop"
14:58 EST - Located in Heralded Palm Beach Photographic Centre November 18, 2009 – Leica Camera Inc. / USA is proud to announce the grand opening of their first dedicated “Shop-in-Shop” in The Pro Shop for Photographers of the newly minted Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) Friday, December 4th, 2009. This will be the first Leica Shop-in-Shop to introduce the new Leica Store design to the... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic One-Inch Thin Plasma And LUMIX Digital Camera Win Popular Science Magazine's "The Best Of What's New"
14:51 EST - Annual Popular Science Award Names Panasonic TC-P54Z1 Plasma and LUMIX GF1 Digital Camera the 2009 “Gadget” Winners Secaucus, NJ (November 18, 2009) – Popular Science Magazine has named two Panasonic products, the TC-P54Z1 Ultra-thin VIERA Plasma and the LUMIX GF1 digital camera, the magazine’s 2009 “The Best of What’s New” winners in the Home Entertainment... (More)

Casio's EXILIM G EX-G1 digital camera. Photo provided by Casio America Inc. Casio launches shock, water, and freezeproof digicam
06:00 EST - The Casio EXILIM G EX-G1 is the first in a new G-series lineup, whose naming and styling both call to mind the company's iconic, ruggedized G-Shock watch series.

Offering protection not only against bumps and drops but also against water, dust and cold, the Casio EX-G1 still retains a trim body that the company claims to be the slimmest of any shock-resistant... (More)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: Build a Better Photograph--New from Rocky Nook: A Disciplined Approach to Creativity
22:25 EST - Santa Barbara, CA—Build a Better Photograph (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD) is an excursion into the creative process of an experienced professional photographer. While many books address the equipment, techniques, and compositional approaches to image creation, few describe the steps involved in the development of the picture idea. Michael Stern demystifies the creative process he has successfully... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Make a Lasting Impression This Holiday Season with Photos, Gifts and Big Screen Entertainment from Epson
22:15 EST - Create, Entertain and Share Holiday Celebration Memories With Epson’s Artisan 810, MovieMate 60 and PictureMate Charm LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 18, 2009 – It’s that time of year when holiday activities seem to never end: the annual office party, family and neighborhood get-togethers, and, of course, gift making and giving. So whether you’re hosting or attending, or buying or... (More)

Front view of the BigShot digital camera. Photo provided by the Computer Vision Laboratory,Columbia University. DIY digicam designed for children
21:39 EST - A new digital camera developed by Professor Shree K. Nayar of Columbia University's Department of Computer Science promises to help kids develop an interest in science, engineering, and - one would presume - photography.

The BigShot camera isn't currently available to purchase, with only a limited number of prototypes in existence at the moment which are being used in weekly workshops for kids aged eight to 14. According... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AIE elects board members at 6Sight conference
20:46 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – The Association of Imaging Executives (AIE), a PMA member association, formally elected its board of directors for 2009-2010. Kenneth W. Wilson of Lustrecolor Inc., Canton, Mass., was elected AIE president, 1 of 11 board positions filled during the AIE official business session at the 6Sight® Future of Imaging Conference in Monterey, Calif. Also elected to board positions... (More)

Boda nears V3 delivery, adds new color
20:43 EST - Boda, supplier of bags, accessories, and educational DVDs / CDs has announced an expected delivery date for its V3 series lens bag.

The Boda V3 has had somewhat of a difficult genesis, with production delays caused by refinements to the design based on testing, along with numerous factory issues including a fire that, thankfully,... (More)

Mamiya's logo. Click here to visit the Mamiya website! PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Introduces New Software For DM and DL Series Medium Format Cameras
17:38 EST - Elmsford, NY – November 10, 2009 – Mamiya introduced two new software packages for the Mamiya DM and DL series digital cameras: Capture One v5.0 and Leaf Capture 11.2.9. With these new releases, along with existing Raw file support in Adobe Lightroom™, Mamiya DSLR photographers now have unrivaled flexibility in choosing the Raw file processing solution that best fits their needs.... (More)

Sony: New three-inch VGA LCD
15:49 EST - Sony Semiconductor has announced a new LCD display intended for use in digital still cameras.

Described in the company's CX-News web magazine, which covers Sony's semiconductor and LCD news, the new panel has VGA resolution in a three-inch form factor, with a built-in driver. The Sony ACX396AKS... (More)

DIMA's logo. Click here to visit the DIMA website! PRESS RELEASE: 2010 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award competition now accepting entries
15:19 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA®) Innovative Digital Product Awards, which will be presented Saturday, February 20, at the PMA Sneak Peek 2010 press event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards recognize products or services utilizing new... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Develops 0.52-inch QHD HTPS TFT Color Liquid Crystal Panel for Electronic Viewfinders
12:38 EST - TOKYO, Japan, November 12, 2009 – Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE:6724) today announced that it has developed a new high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT color panel for electronic viewfinders. Measuring just 0.52 of an inch diagonally, the new panel offers QHD (960 x 540) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 1.56 megapixels. The new panel is targeted for use as... (More)

Pandigital's logo. Click here to visit the Pandigital website! PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Makes Preserving and Sharing Memories Easier and Faster with Two New Photo Scanners
12:26 EST - Company Updates PhotoLink Scanner Line with Models Featuring New Capabilities; Makes Transferring, Saving and Sharing Treasured Memories Easy by Digitizing Print Photos, Negatives and Slides DUBLIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandigital today announced the addition of two new portable photo scanners to its award-winning line of PhotoLink Scanners. The PhotoLink One-Touch 5x7 Scanner and the PhotoLink... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces Creation Of Fujifilm North America Corporation
11:44 EST - New Entity Merges Several U.S. Companies to Strengthen Fujifilm Presence in North America, Tap Synergies and Enhance Cross-Company Operations Valhalla, NY, November 16, 2009 – Fujifilm today announced that effective January 1, 2010 it is creating a new organization, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, which will merge FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A. Inc. FUJIFILM Canada... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm UK website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Triumph at Stuff Awards 2009
11:41 EST - 17 November 2009 - Fujifilm stole the show at this year's Stuff Awards 2009, taking away two of the evening's most esteemed trophies; Innovation of the Year for the new FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera and Camera of the Year for the multi-award winning FinePix F200EXR. The star of the show was Fujifilm's FinePix REAL 3D W1, the world's first 3D digital camera. Not only did the 3D W1 pick up Innovation of... (More)

The LEICA M7 Edition Herms. Photo provided by Leica Camera AG. PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera AG and Hermès Paris present the special LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ in limited quantities
11:29 EST - Leica Camera AG, Solms presents a new, limited special edition – the LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’. As the successor to the ‘LEICA MP Edition Hermès’ launched in 2003, this is now the second series of cameras created in cooperation with Hermès, the Parisian company renowned throughout the world for its exclusive products. This strictly limited LEICA M7... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Retired Kodak Researcher Bryce Bayer Honored For Invention Enabling Color in Digital Imaging
10:59 EST - Royal Photographic Presents Prestigious Progress Award ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17 -- Retired Kodak research scientist Bryce Bayer, whose invention of a color filter array enabled digital imaging sensors to capture color, is today being honored by the Royal Photographic Society with its Progress Award at a ceremony in London. The Royal Photographic Society, founded in 1853 “to promote the art and... (More)

Pentax K-x digital SLR.  Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First Test Shots posted for Pentax K-x!
10:37 EST - We've just posted our first set of test shots taken with the Pentax K-x digital SLR camera.

The Pentax K-x replaces last year's K2000 model in the company's lineup, and takes some of the impressive features from the K-7, and places them in a more consumer-friendly body whose design is almost... (More)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Phanfare upgrades video capabilities (UPDATED)
16:01 EST - Photo and video hosting service Phanfare has announced an overhaul of its video functionality, including an updated player and HD video support.

According to a post on the company's official blog, the new player is available to all customers, and automatically hides its controls when not needed, as well as offering full-screen playback. The high... (More)

Zeiss logo. Click to visit the Carl Zeiss website. PRESS RELEASE: Maximum image quality meets the comfort of automatic control
15:50 EST - Carl Zeiss presents a new series of lenses: ZF.2 for F bayonet OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 16.11.2009. - Optics specialist Carl Zeiss today announced its introduction of a new series of lenses for the semi-professional market: the ZF.2 with F bayonet for digital SLRs. Thanks to its electronic interface (CPU), these new ZEISS lenses support all- important operations such as the automatic mechanisms for time,... (More)

Casio's logo. Click here to visit the Casio website! PRESS RELEASE: Casio Launches "Freshen Up Your Web Site" Campaign
15:38 EST - Casio Teams Up with SellPoint and Infinibrand to Expand Its Product Delivery Efforts to Authorized EXILIM Dealers DOVER, NJ, November 16, 2009 – Casio America, Inc. announced today the launch of the company’s “Freshen Up Your Web Site” campaign to provide Authorized EXILIM dealers with full access to time-sensitive creative, promotional and product branding assets. As part... (More)

Switronix's logo. Click here to visit the Switronix website! PRESS RELEASE: Switronix Releases NEW 3200K 75w Dimmable LED Light
15:12 EST - Rockville Centre, New York -- November 16th, 2009 -- Switronix has just released a new 3200K version of its Popular TorchLED Dimmable LED Lighting line. The TL-88CTO is a 75 watt Dimmable LED lighting fixture. Based on consumer response and demand of the event videography market we have created a 3200K version of our popular TL-88. The On Camera light outputs 75w equivalent of Warm White, Indoor lighting.... (More)

CEIVA's logo. Click here to visit the CEIVA website! PRESS RELEASE: CEIVA Digital Photo Frames™ Announces Newest Service Enhancements
13:54 EST - 7 Ways CEIVA Connects People ... Perfect for the Season of Sharing! LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CEIVA Logic, the inventor and supplier of the leading connected digital photo frame, announced the release of its newest service enhancements -- making the tech-friendly gadget one of the most sought-after holiday gifts for today's modern family. These include a new photo uploader with advanced... (More)

The Cinemin Swivel pico projector. Photo provided by Wowwee. PRESS RELEASE: WowWee: Cinemin Swivel™ Packs Big Screen-Ready Movies in Your Pocket
13:49 EST - iPod®-Compatible Pico Projector Now Available at Brookstone and HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2009) - WowWee (NASDAQ:OPMR) - Remember a decade ago when carrying around a boombox on your shoulder was considered "portable" and "car phones" were the size of bricks? Bigger isn't always better, particularly when it comes to technology. With the new Cinemin... (More)

Review: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
12:00 EST - At PMA 2009, Sigma announced a new version of its 18-50mm lens series, the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM. The chief innovation of the lens is the addition of Sigma's OS (optical stabilization) technology, as well as a slightly larger maximum aperture. Click here to read our full review of this lens.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pentax's K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Announces "Focus On Savings" K-7 System Rebate
02:58 EST - $100 Visa Prepaid Card Offered On More Than 20 Select Pentax Lenses With Purchase Of A K-7 GOLDEN, CO (November 15, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a FOCUS ON SAVINGS rebate that offers a $100 prepaid card on an exciting choice of PENTAX lenses. From now until January 15, 2010, K-7 buyers may select from more than 20 lenses (listed below) and receive a $100 VISA prepaid card rebate... (More)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 digital camera. Express Review posted for Panasonic ZS1!
21:09 EST - Small and inexpensive, the Panasonic ZS1 looks like a simple pocket digicam, but when you turn it on you find a very wide-angle 25mm lens that zooms optically 12 times, out to 300mm equivalent.

That makes using the Panasonic ZS1 a pleasant surprise. In terms of optical and sensor quality, the Lumix ZS1 is essentially identical to the very popular and more expensive ZS3, but without a few niceties... (More)

Tripod adapter for Panasonic GF1
17:24 EST - Panasonic has today announced the release of an accessory for its most compact Micro Four Thirds format, the Lumix GF1.

Billed as the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera. the Panasonic GF1 features a twelve megapixel Panasonic N-MOS image sensor, 3.0-inch LCD with 460,000 dot resolution,... (More)

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! Eye-Fi, Data Robotics bundle announced
16:06 EST - The official Eye-Fi blog features a new post today announcing a rebate for customers purchasing an Eye-Fi card along with the Data Robotics' Drobo, a RAID-based storage array.

Available only from one retailer - New York's J&R - the deal allows customers purchasing a new Drobo device and 4GB Eye-Fi Explore card to receive a $100 mail-in rebate, effectively giving them the... (More)

Data Robotics' Drobo logo. Click here to visit the Data Robotics website! PRESS RELEASE: Data Robotics Launches Onine Drobo Store In Europe
15:50 EST - LONDON, UK –November 12, 2009 - Data Robotics, Inc., the company that is changing the way the world stores digital content, today launched its online Drobo Store into Europe. The company has already successfully rolled out the Drobo Store in the USA and Canada. Business and consumer customers from more than a dozen European countries can now visit to purchase the company’s... (More)

AirMe's logo. Click here to visit the AirMe website! PRESS RELEASE: photoWALL Launches Globally, Creates New Live Social Network Category
03:28 EST - Reaches key agreement with Microsoft for promotion and advertising sales COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 9, 2009 — photoWALL, an exciting new showcase of mobile devices, real-time web technology and user-generated content, announced today its global launch. photoWALL enables an unlimited number of media channels (or WALLs) and displays them live as they happen. Mobile users can easily send live... (More)

Sony relocates DSLR, PC business operations
03:13 EST - Sony Japan has today announced organizational changes aimed at strengthening its digital SLR and PC businesses.

Operations relating to the company's Alpha DSLR line will be relocated from Sony's Shin-Osaka Business Center in Osaka City to the Shinagawa Technology Center in Minato-ku, Tokyo. The move brings DSLR,... (More)

Angled view of Panasonic's MW10 photo frame. Photo provided by Panasonic. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Debuts Multimedia Audio System Photo Frame
02:56 EST - Secaucus, NJ (November 12, 2009) – Panasonic today announced the debut of its first audio system with iPod dock and photo frame. The MW-10 combines several components into one sleek system, making it the ultimate multimedia solution for den, office, bedroom, dorm room or living room. Sporting an elegant silhouette, the MW-10 sounds as good as it looks. It pumps out audiophile-quality sound... (More)

Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging logo. Click here to visit the Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Provides Event Photographers And Retailers With All-Encompassing Printer Packages
02:22 EST - IRVINE, California (November 12, 2009)– As the leader in photo imaging, the Imaging Products Division of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has been the catalyst for event photographers to promote their business and grow their customer base for years. With their line of printers that includes the CP-3020DAU, CP-9550DW, CP-9800DW and the CP-3800DW, MDEA has given event photographers the power... (More)

Bibble v4.98 released
01:04 EST - Austin, TX-based Bibble Labs has announced a new beta release of its upcoming RAW file converter, Bibble 5.

The new release, Bibble 5 preview version 3, is available for at least Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.4, or Linux FC6 / Ubuntu 6.06 systems or later. It has several main changes, as compared to the previous... (More)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Canon: 1D Mk IV white paper, first-look videos
19:13 EST - Canon USA has today released a white paper and several first-look videos detailing its upcoming EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR.

A direct replacement for the company's previous 1D Mark III model, the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV  uses a new CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC 4 image processors, which together have allowed Canon to offer... (More)

CardsDirect's logo. Click here to visit the CardsDirect website! PRESS RELEASE: CardsDirect Announces New Personalization System for Incredibly Customizable Holiday Cards
17:28 EST - CardsDirect announces new state-of-the-art software that allows an unprecedented level of customization for its exclusive line of digitally printed holiday cards and photo cards. Offering the ultimate in custom imprinted and personalized holiday cards, customers choose paper stocks, card sizes, ink colors and layouts to create one-of-a-kind holiday greetings. Plano, TX (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 11,... (More)

Pentax / Digital River deal clarified
16:40 EST - Late last week, we ran a press release from Minneapolis-based e-commerce company Digital River Inc. announcing a deal with Pentax.

The release described an agreement with Pentax Europe Imaging Systems to launch an online store on the company's behalf, open to customers from Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifics... (More)

Point Heads Software's logo. Click here to visit the Pointy Heads Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Sharing Moments is LIVE with Knocking™
16:25 EST - Share 100x the Photos of AT&T MMS, 20x the Photos of an iPhone E-Mail Instantly, Then Watch Friends Scroll and Save With Revolutionary New iPhone App DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pointy Heads Software, rising innovators in mobile-to-mobile sharing, today unveiled Knocking, a new form of communication redefining the way mobile users share moments. Knocking eliminates the ‘upload, send,... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Ambassadors Announced
00:23 EST - Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the Nikon Ambassador Program – a selection of Australia’s top professional photographers. Nikon Australia has consistently acknowledged the fine work of its top professional photographers from the Nikon-Walkley Awards to the extraordinary photography of the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) members. To launch the Nikon Ambassador program, seven dedicated... (More)

Silicon Power's Handy 33-in-1 card reader. Photo provided by Silicon Power Computer & Communications Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Silicon Power’s Handy 33-in-1 Card Reader Simple、Convenient and Easy to Use
00:15 EST - <November 9, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan> As one of the leaders in manufacturing flash memory products, Silicon Power today (Nov. 9) released the Handy 33 in 1 card reader. The Handy 33 in 1 card reader features curvaceous corners and a dedicated finger indent for users to grasp the reader firmly when plugging-in or pulling-out flash cards. At each card slot on the reader, you will find icon-like flash... (More)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eye-Fi adds FTP support
22:55 EST - Eye-Fi has today posted news on its official blog announcing the addition of support for FTP servers for certain Eye-Fi SD cards.

The Eye-Fi Share, Share Video, Explore Video and Pro cards can now be configured for FTP transfer (including servers using FTP over SSL) through the Eye-Fi Manager, which runs on both PC and Mac platforms.... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon Continues its 18 Year Corporate Sponsorship of the World Press Photo Foundation
20:39 EST - LONDON, 9th November 2009: Canon announces a further three year renewal of its Corporate Sponsorship of the World Press Photo Foundation, marking 18 years as a partner promoting excellence in photojournalism. World Press Photo, an independent, non-profit organisation, was founded in 1955 and is universally acknowledged as the world’s most prestigious competition for photo journalists. Attracting... (More)

Litl's logo. Click here to visit the litl website! PRESS RELEASE: All New Litl Webbook First to Blend the Best of the Web and TV-like Viewing Experience in Easy-to-Use Home Computer
20:31 EST - Boston-Based Start-up Designs Unique Computer for Entire Family to Enjoy Always-On Web Photos, Socializing, and Communication Boston, Mass – November 4, 2009 – Ready to hit the reset button on personal computing? A new kind of computer company, litl (, today unveiled its webbook computer and operating system – a completely new and simple way for everyone in the family to... (More)

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Creates 14 Megapixel High Performance 1.4-Micron Camera Image Sensor
18:05 EST - Aptina™ A-Pix Technology Advancements Drive New 1.4-Micron High-End Camera Sensor SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptina announced today the launch of the MT9F001 camera image sensor, the latest addition to its extensive portfolio of high performance image sensor solutions. The sensor’s high resolution, high speed snapshot and HD video modes, flexible interface and pre-processing options... (More)

Ohanaware's logo. Click here to visit the Ohanaware website! PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware releases HDRtist 1.1 for Mac OS X (Freeware HDR software) with Automatic Image Alignment.
15:05 EST - Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (November 11th, 2009) -- Ohanaware, specialists in photo editing software, announced the immediate availability of a FREE update to their new HDR Photography software "HDRtist". HDRtist is a user friendly HDR processor & tone mapper for the Macintosh platform. It's workflow has been designed to be effortless in operation, and to provide visually pleasing results.... (More)

Olympus' E-P1 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus PEN Named as CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
14:53 EST - CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 10, 2009 – Olympus today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its first Micro Four Thirds camera: the Olympus PEN E-P1. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: NBC’s Saturday Night Live Shoots Opening Title sequence in Full 1080p HD Video With Canon’s EOS Digital SLR Cameras
14:39 EST - EOS 5D Mark II and New EOS 7D Cameras Capture SNL Cast In True New York City Nightlife Style LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 11, 2009 – The new season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live debuted not only with an a new cast, but with a new look for the opening title sequence as the entire opening montage was shot using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the new EOS 7D digital SLR cameras. The concept behind... (More)

Front cover: Premiere Elements 8 - The Missing Manual, by Chris Grover. Image provided by O'Reilly Media. PRESS RELEASE: Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly
02:45 EST - Sebastopol, CA—Armed with a camcorder and Premiere Elements video editing software, you can create art. Or, if your goals are a little less lofty, you can chronicle family events, show off on YouTube, or produce a video project for school. But despite the many improvements to the software over the years, one feature has grown consistently worse: documentation. Fortunately the newest addition... (More)

O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual —New from O'Reilly
02:38 EST - Sebastopol, CA—Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, US $44.99) by Barbara Brundage, you'll learn what each tool... (More)

fotobox's logo. Click here to visit the fotobox website! PRESS RELEASE: WhichBox Media Launches fotobox™ Web-to-Print Service
02:20 EST - Dallas, Texas, November 10, 2009 – WhichBox Media, a leading Internet-based Publishing Services and Software as a Service company, announced the launch of the fotobox™ Web-to-Print service. fotobox™ makes it easy and affordable for consumers in the whichbox™ Network as well as at whichbox™ affiliates and strategic partners, to combine their own digital imagery with exclusive... (More)

Sony: New firmware for A230, A330, A380
02:04 EST - Sony USA has published updated firmware for three of its Alpha series digital SLRs - the Sony A230, A330 and A380.

The new firmware v1.10 for all three cameras includes the same noted change, being said to improves the auto exposure lock function of the cameras. When running the new v1.10 firmware, the Sony A380,... (More)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pentax: W80, P80 instant rebates
23:28 EST - Pentax Imaging Co. has announced instant rebates on its Optio W80 and P80 digital cameras.

The announcement, made on the company's Facebook page, describes a $30 instant rebate now through November 21st on the Pentax W80. Customers buying the Pentax P80 meanwhile can receive a $20 instant rebate... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA 2010 website redesign improves usability
23:13 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations has redesigned the PMA 2010 International Convention and Trade Show website. The improved site features a restructured area for potential exhibitors; social-networking icons for popular services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter; and prominent new-product press releases. PMA 2010, including member association... (More)

Zoran's logo. Click here to visit the Zoran website! PRESS RELEASE: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association, to Address China's Top CE Manufacturers at Zoran Corporation's Customer Conference in Shenzhen
22:14 EST - Zoran's President and CEO, Dr. Levy Gerzberg, to Discuss Latest CE Technologies SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the U.S. trade association representing some 2,200 consumer electronics companies, will speak to China's Top CE manufacturers at Zoran's annual... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Launches Online Festival Celebrating HD Video As Part Of New Integrated Marketing Campaign
21:50 EST - Actor Rainn Wilson, Photographer Chase Jarvis and Internet Evangelist “iJustine” to Judge 140-second Video Submissions Winner Given Chance to Pursue Their Dream with $100,000 Award MELVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2009) –Nikon Inc. today announced the launch of a new integrated marketing campaign that includes the first ever “Nikon Festival” to celebrate, inspire and harness... (More)

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces Sponsorship Of Homes For Our Troops
20:48 EST - Supports National Effort to Help Build Homes for Disabled Veterans Through's "Home of the Free" VALHALLA, N.Y., November 10, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. announced a new venture with Homes For Our Troops (, or go to to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm U.S.A. via RSS,... (More)

Ricoh's GXR digital camera, shown with optional APS-C sensor / 50mm equiv. lens module attached. Photo provided by Ricoh. Ricoh digicam with interchangeable lens/sensor modules
16:43 EST - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced the Ricoh GXR digital camera, which harks back to Minolta's DiMAGE EX1500 digital camera of eleven years ago, by offering optional modules that allow the lens and sensor to be interchanged together.

The Ricoh GXR camera body itself doesn't contain a lot beyond the LCD display, a flash strobe and hot shoe, microphone and speaker, miscellaneous connectivity, battery and flash slots, plus the various... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony H20!
14:14 EST - Not quite shirt-pocketable, the small and light the Sony H20 packs a 10x zoom into a design that's fun to use and takes great shots too.

Its 10-megapixel sensor impresses with good image quality, and the Sony H20's autofocus speed rivals some digital SLRs. We were particularly impressed with its sharp corners at wide-angle, and its image... (More)

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. Review: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
13:58 EST - Canon has been shipping the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens for just a few months now, and we've finally gotten a chance to put one through its paces. The lens offers an excellent wide-angle to telephoto zoom range and image stabilization in a convenient package; does it offer performance to match? Click here to read our full review of this lens.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The ScanViewer multimedia digital picture frame with scanner in use. Photo provided by JOBO AG. Jobo: Photo frame with built-in scanner
19:05 EST - A new digital picture frame announced today by Germany's JOBO AG offers a pretty unusual feature - the ability to scan photo prints for display on the frame.

The JOBO ScanViewer has an eight-inch TFT LCD display with 800x600 pixel resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Contrast ratio for the display is 400:1, and 1GB of internal memory is provided along with slots... (More)

Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S630!
14:02 EST - The Nikon Coolpix S630 aims high with 7x optical zoom, a 12 megapixel sensor, an updated processor, and updated image stabilization technology.

The Coolpix S630 digital camera also has face, smile, and blink-detection technologies for better automated control while portrait shooting. The Nikon S630 is capable of producing good snapshots under... (More)

X-Rite offers Windows 7 update
13:39 EST - X-Rite Inc. has released an update to its i1Match software that brings compatibility with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

Windows 7 was released at retail on Thursday, October 22 2009. X-Rite's latest update to the i1Match software is identical to the previous release, with the exception of the addition of new drivers in... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Strengthens Retail Distribution Channels Via Sony Retailer Network
12:56 EST - Sony Electronics Encourages Consumers to Shop Where They Find the Sony Retailer Network Logo SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2009 Sony Electronics announced today a refresh of its retailer initiative, the Sony Retailer Network. Its purpose is to drive consumer awareness of retailers and distributors who are selling Sony consumer products and either purchase directly from Sony or one of its distributors. Starting... (More)

Lowepro's logo. Click here to visit the Lowepro website! PRESS RELEASE: Lowepro unveils a carrying solution that combines the agility of a beltpack with the utility of a shoulder bag in a functional design that works equally well for the enthusiast or pro photographer.
12:49 EST - (Sebastopol, CA, November 2, 2009) – Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, announces the launch of the Photo Runner 100. It's lightweight, slim-profile design offers freedom of movement and a full set of practical features. "We designed the Photo Runner 100 to work in multiple scenarios," said Tim Grimmer,... (More)

Acme Made's Stella camera bag - outside view. Photo provided by Maxwell International Australia. PRESS RELEASE: The Stella Camera Bag: modern mix
12:26 EST - A stylish, versatile bag for female DSLR owners searching for a better-looking alternative to traditional camera bags The Stella Camera Bag is a stylish and highly protective bag that fits most DSLR cameras. Modern and distinctive, it looks like a must-have handbag, yet features Acme Made’s high-quality padding and soft tricot lining that help protect lenses and LCD screens from scratches, dust... (More)

Acme Made's logo. Click here to visit the Acme Made website! PRESS RELEASE: The Lunch Box: style on the go
12:08 EST - A uniquely chic, ‘trend-forward’ design in a highly protective DSLR-style bag The Lunch Box is a chic camera case specifically created to protect most entry-level DSLR kits from Nikon, Canon, Sony and more. Its fun profile and clean shape have inspired its name. Plenty of pockets and a super-soft tricot lining keep your camera and a few essentials well protected and quickly accessible... (More)

Nack solicits Adobe Raw processing feedback
11:46 EST - John Nack, Principal Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop, has posted a new blog entry offering readers the chance to comment on (and help improve) the company's Raw processing.

In a blog post entitled "Feedback please: Adobe raw processing vs. others", Nack is requesting users to provide demonstrations of situations where they feel Camera Raw or Lightroom was surpassed... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Gallery Launches New Application On Facebook Platform® And Thanks Members With One Million Free Gifts
11:10 EST - Easily Upload Your Favorite KODAK Moments Directly To Facebook from KODAK Gallery EMERYVILLE, CA, November 9, 2009 – As part of its commitment to providing the best photo sharing experience for customers, KODAK Gallery launched a new application that allows users to share Gallery photos directly to their Facebook streams and profile pages. In a few quick clicks, Gallery members simply select... (More)

Friday, November 6, 2009

cc-150x150.jpg Accessory Review: Cotton Carrier
20:39 EST - We thought we'd prefer the holster and it was good. But the vest was even better.

There are two kinds of camera accessories. Some are designed by people sitting in Herman Miller chairs running CAD programs all day. They produce things that sound like great ideas but end up in the drawer... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Debuts Mobile for Android
12:18 EST - On-the-go photo editing and management made effortless with new mobile application SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nov. 6, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced the Mobile for Android software, extending Adobe industry-leading digital imaging technology to users of the Google Mobile operating system. The release comes less than a month after the launch of... (More)

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital River to Manage Online Sale of Cameras for PENTAX
12:07 EST - MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)-- Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, announced that it signed a new e-commerce agreement with PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems. Under the agreement, Digital River will be launching an online store and providing a full range of e-commerce services to support online consumer sales of PENTAX cameras in the UK, Germany, France... (More)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: PMA Australia show is now “Digital Life Expo”
15:54 EST - JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations – announces the PMA Australia Imaging Technology Show now will be known as the Digital Life Expo. The event, now in its 29th year, will be June 4-6, 2010, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia. “After consultations with our show partner, the Photo Information Council... (More)

Elpical's logo. Click here to visit the Elpical website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe® InDesign® users benefit from Elpical’s hands-off quality analysis and image enhancement
15:44 EST - Giesbeek, The Netherlands, October 28, 2009 - Elpical announces that the final version of its new Claro Layout is available for anyone who works with Adobe InDesign. Claro Layout, the latest addition to Elpical’s product line of automated image enhancement and image management solutions, is an Adobe® InDesign® plug-in that offers hands-off quality analysis and image enhancement to InDesign... (More)

Pro-View's logo. Click here to visit the Pro-View website! PRESS RELEASE: Pro-View ™ Wireless Remote Live View
14:14 EST - Maximize photographic performance with Wireless Remote Live View technology. With the Pro-View you can frame your shot from up to 500 feet away from your camera by viewing the scene on a sleek, wireless digital, hand-held color display. Learn more at: Springdale, Arkansas (PRWEB) November 5, 2009 -- Setting a new standard for photo-composition technology The... (More)

Cranberry's logo. Click here to visit the Cranberry website! Cranberry markets Millenniata M-ARC discs
13:36 EST - Last July, we told readers about the M-ARC 'Millennial Archive Disc', claimed by its creator to be an archival medium with a lifetime that is measured in the centuries, yet still backwards-compatible with most standard DVD drives

Today, a press release crossed our desk from Ferndale, WA-based Humanicity LLC, detailing market availability of the M-ARC disc under a new name. Humanicity has apparently signed a deal to become the... (More)

Canon updates EOS 7D firmware
12:21 EST - Canon USA has posted updated firmware for its EOS 7D digital SLR that aims to correct a problem with ghosting in images.

The company first described the problem in a service advisory published a little over a week ago. The problem is said to manifest itself as subtle ghosting of the previously captured image in the subsequent... (More)

Imaging Resource logo. Copyright ©, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. September POTD Winners Chosen! (UPDATED)
03:33 EST - A few days later than planned thanks to a backlog of review work, we're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for September 2009.

"Eye2Eye," "Moonlit," and "At the Window" were chosen as our September winners. Congratulations to Zoran Buletic, Julie Furber, and George! Without further ado, here's the three monthly winners for September,... (More)

Video interview on Olympus E-P2
02:00 EST - Watch our early interview with Sally Smith Clemens of Olympus USA as she tells Dave all about the new Olympus E-P2!

The new digital camera is based heavily on the also new Olympus E-P1, but with a black body, an accessory port for adding an electronic viewfinder, and more. Scroll down to see the video, filmed at Photo... (More)

Olympus E-P2: Announced, previewed!
01:00 EST - Olympus has today announced its second Micro Four Thirds-system digital camera, the E-P2 - and we've just posted our Olympus P2 hands-on preview.

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

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces Expansion Of Micro Four Thirds System With Two New Zoom Lenses
01:00 EST - Lenses Maximize Design Advantages of Micro Four Thirds System Standard; Offer Outstanding Optical Performance in an Unprecedented Compact, Lightweight Package CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 5, 2009 – Olympus announces today that it will introduce two new Micro Four Thirds System lenses in the first half of 2010. The new super wide-angle zoom M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 lens (18-36mm equivalent)... (More)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sanyo's logo. Click here to visit the Sanyo website! PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Approves Tender Offer for Shares of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. by Panasonic Corporation
18:56 EST - Tokyo, November 4, 2009 - SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (“SANYO”) announces that it resolved at the meeting of its board of directors held today (i) to express its approval of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for common shares, Class A preferred shares, and Class B preferred shares of SANYO by Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”), (ii) to withhold its opinion on the... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Commencement of Tender Offer for SANYO Shares
18:05 EST - Osaka, November 4, 2009 --- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC/ TSE: 6752, the "Tender Offeror" or the “Company”) announced that it resolved at its Board of Directors meeting held on November 4, 2009 to acquire the shares of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6764, the "Target") through the tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) as follows: Purpose of the Tender Offer... (More)

Photodex logo. Click to visit the Photodex website. PRESS RELEASE: Photodex® Corporation Releases ProShow® StylePack Volume 3 for ProShow® Producer
16:10 EST - Austin, TX, November 2, 2009 - Photodex Corporation has released the ProShow StylePack Volume 3, the highly anticipated third installment in its ProShow StylePack product line. Volume 3 features 25 new and captivating effects designed to enhance a wide variety of slide shows including wedding, portrait, travel and outdoor photography. Created specifically for ProShow Producer users , Volume 3 takes... (More)

The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention and Trade Show logo. Click here to visit the WPPI website! PRESS RELEASE: Registration for WPPI 2010 Now Open
15:28 EST - 30th Anniversary Convention and Trade Show offers unparalleled educational opportunities for professional photographers from around the world Culver City, CA (November 4, 2009) – Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces today that registration is now open for WPPI 2010 via its newly redesigned convention and trade show... (More)

HindSight's logo. Click here to visit the HindSight website! PRESS RELEASE: METAmachine for Windows is released with an Introductory Discount.
15:24 EST - METAmachine streamlines and simplifies browsing and editing metadata. Saugatuck, Michigan, October 28, 2009 - HindSight Ltd.,, developer of software for the photographic and imaging markets, has released a Windows version of their popular METAmachine. METAmachine is an inexpensive, metadata browser that streamlines the important process of editing or adding keywords, licenses and other... (More)

liveBooks overhauls service offerings
01:27 EST - liveBooks Inc. has today announced a new pricing model that significantly lowest the bar to entry on its services.

For a number of years, liveBooks has been the gold-plated standard of commercial website development for photographers, providing beautiful sites and great functionality - but with prices to match. It... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Click: New KODAK Pic Flick App Lets You Print and Share at the Speed of a Flash
00:02 EST - iPhone/iPod touch Users Print and Share Photos directly to WiFi Enabled KODAK ESP 5250 Printers and W1020 Wireless Digital Frames Rochester, NY, November 2, 2009 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has introduced the KODAK Pic Flick App, a new, free Apple iPhone and iPod touch Device that enables consumers to upload pictures to a KODAK W1020 Wireless Digital Frame or print them wirelessly on the... (More)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention and Trade Show logo. Click here to visit the WPPI website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI Launches New User-Friendly Website
23:52 EST - Easy to navigate site features detailed information regarding WPPI’s annual convention and trade show, educational opportunities, events, travel information and more Culver City, CA (November 3, 2009) – Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces today its redesigned and easier to navigate convention and trade show Web... (More)

WnSoft's logo. Click here to visit the WnSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: PicturesToExe Deluxe: Create Spectacular Slideshows for PC, Mac and YouTube!
22:05 EST - WnSoft has announced the release of PicturesToExe Deluxe 6.0, the photo slideshow software for PC providing a smart solution to combine photos and music into an admirable movie. Version 6.0 of the Deluxe edition brings new enhancements to the program, including 3D effects and the capability to create executables for Mac. What's New in PicturesToExe Deluxe 6.0? The new version of PicturesToExe Deluxe... (More)

Urban Disguise 70 Pro shoulder bag. Photo provided by Think Tank Photo LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Huge Shoulder Bag Released
21:18 EST - The Cavernous Urban Disguise ® 70 Pro Shoulder Bag Released 11/2/2009 - For the photographer carrying two regular or pro size DSLRs with lenses attached to each camera body – or even a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached to any camera body – Think Tank Photo announces the release of the cavernous Urban Disguise ® 70 Pro. This is a briefcase style gear bag for traveling in style and protecting... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! DxO: Major update for Optics Pro, intro pricing
17:37 EST - DxO Labs has today announced a major update to its photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro, bringing a significant overhaul of the user interface as well as improvements in noise processing, lens correction, and more.

DxO Optics Pro version 6.0 is available immediately for Windows users, with a Mac OS-compatible version expected to follow in early 2010. The new user interface aims to make the program more approachable... (More)

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

Monday, November 2, 2009

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. Review: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
22:16 EST - Earlier this year Canon announced its new Hybrid Image stabilization technology, and soon thereafter, the first lens to use it: the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. The new lens has enough bells and whistles to get Canon's top-end treatment, adding it to its lineup of L-class lenses. Are the revisions worth an upgrade, or can macro enthusiasts stay in the field with their current lenses? Click here to read our full review of this lens.

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Noise Buster 7.0 – Better Noise Suppression for Digital and Scanned Images
19:03 EST - AKVIS Software Inc. has released Noise Buster 7.0 for Windows and Macintosh with further improvement to its noise suppression algorithm, as well as many other improvements. Whether your digital images are from a digital camera or a scanner, you may often notice the so-called "noise". It can be seen as grains that compromise the smoothness of a photo or random red and blue pixels which spoil... (More)

Zeiss logo. Click to visit the Carl Zeiss website. PRESS RELEASE: A New Lens Takes Center Stage
18:39 EST - Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/35 with EF bayonet Thornwood, NY – A squirrel nimbly scampers along a moss-covered tree trunk. It has made a promising discovery amongst the fallen leaves of an oak tree. A deer emerges from the half darkness of the woods. A photographer documents the winter preparations of various woodland creatures. This requires a versatile, high-speed, easy to use lens... (More)

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD1200 IS!
18:25 EST - If ease of use, great quality, and pocketability are what you're looking for in a digital camera, the Canon SD1200 offers up all three at a low price.

Optical Image Stabilization, advanced Face Detection, and a Smart Auto mode take away most of the work of taking pictures. And, the beauty of it is, you can trust the PowerShot SD1200 to do a great job... (More)

PocketWizard's logo. Click here to visit the PocketWizard website! PocketWizard announces meetup tour
18:17 EST - The folks over at wireless trigger company PocketWizard have announced an upcoming eight-city tour to demonstrate their products, with an interesting twist.

Conducted by professional photographer Mark Wallace of SnapFactory, the tour has stops scheduled in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, and Seattle. The final stop is to be chosen... (More)

Focal Press' logo. Click here to visit the Focal Press website! PRESS RELEASE: The world's greatest photographers explain the creative thinking behind their iconic images
16:08 EST - (BOSTON, MA - October, 2009) Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, is pleased to announce the publication of Photography in 100 Words by David Clark and would like to invite selected press members to request a gratis copy for review. David Clark is a photography journalist and author. He was the senior features writer on Amateur Photographer magazine for nine years, during which time he met and interviewed... (More)

Front cover: Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat, by Andrew Darlow. Image provided by Focal Press. PRESS RELEASE: Focal Press Publishes a Photography Guide for Cat and Dog Lovers
16:04 EST - (BOSTON, MA - September, 2009) Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, has gone to the dogs! (And cats!) Focal Press is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat by Andrew Darlow. Praise for Darlow's Pet Photography: "At last, a photography book for our changing times and equipment. As uncomplicated or sophisticated... (More)

Pentax Europe announces winter cashbacks
12:49 EST - With the holiday season fast approaching, Pentax Europe has unveiled a new website offering cashback schemes for 21 European countries.

The Pentax Cashback website lists precise details, which vary from country to country. The schemes run from today through 15 January 2010, and all offer up to a maximum of around 250 Euros in rebates,... (More)

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