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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sigma DP1 digital camera. More Sigma DP1 test images posted!
19:27 EST - As promised, more Sigma DP1 test shots have been posted today, including our Indoor Portrait, Flash and Low Light series.

Sigma's Marketing Director Tom Sobey has also confirmed that our DP1 sample is a full-production unit. To view or download the images, see the Samples tab in our Sigma DP1 First Shots page! (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Presents Ben Willmore’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mastery Course
13:55 EST - Photoshop Guru joins xTrain’s Digital Photography trac of courses Addison, TX (February 28, 2008) –, a leader in online video training for media, arts, and design, is pleased to announce the addition of Photoshop Guru Ben Willmore’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mastery Course to its trac of online digital photography courses. This new course shows learners step by step how... (More)

DataRescue Updates PhotoRescue
1:46 EST - DataRescue has updated PhotoRescue (, its image recovery software, to version 3.1.3. Company President Pierre Vandevenne described the update, "As usual -- additional cameras, a few bug fixes, optimized thumbnail rendering and a new help mode for the Mac version, which isn't yet active." We've updated our original review with links to the new version. More about the product,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: LumaPix® Releases Version 4.2 of FotoFusion Photo Editing Software
13:41 EST - Montreal, Quebec – February 26, 2008 – LumaPix, publisher of the acclaimed FotoFusion photo editing software, is very pleased to announce the release of LumaPix::FotoFusion Version 4.2. This version responds to user feedback and further refines the easy-to-use image layout editing tools in this affordably priced photo software. This upgrade is free to v4.0 and v4.1 users and available at... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak and Wal-Mart Launch Nationwide Recycling Program for Picture Kiosk Consumables
13:21 EST - U.S. Initiative Expected to Annually Divert 2 Million Pounds of Kodak Picture Maker Ribbons, Spools and Cartridges from Landfills ROCHESTER, N.Y. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., February 27, 2008 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced the launch of a national program to recycle used materials from in-store picture kiosks. The program is underway at about... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Introduces "your Book" & "my Photobook" Binding Solutions At On Demand Show
13:13 EST - Demos High-Capacity Binding Solutions - Unibind BCC10 & XU Series Alpharetta, GA, February 29, 2008 - Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and professional PhotoBook product lines, will introduce the "Your Photobook" and "My PhotoBook" binding solutions next week at the On Demand Expo for digital printing in Boston, March 3-6, 2008. ... (More)

Apple Updates iPhoto 7
10:29 EST - Minor update fixes problems with Apple merchandise.

Apple has issued an iPhoto Update for systems running iPhoto 7 and OS X version 10.4.9 or later. The 16.9 MB update "addresses issues with wire-bound books and cards," bringing the application's current... (More)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Olympus Stylus 790 SW digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Olympus Stylus 790 SW!
20:33 EST - Though it looks like just another slick pocket digital camera, the 7.1 megapixel, 3x zoom Olympus Stylus 790 SW has a secret: it's Shockproof, Waterproof, Freezeproof, Sandproof, and dustproof to handle the elements -- and rough handling -- with aplomb.

The Stylus 790 SW's Face Detection autofocus picks out a face to improve portraits, and a special Guide mode walks you through the art of taking pictures -- if you know the terminology to follow along.... (More)

Sigma DP1 digital camera. First shots posted from Sigma DP1! (UPDATED)
18:07 EST - Our sample of the long-awaited Sigma DP1 arrived today. Turns out it is indeed a full-production unit! We've run a set of shots of the Still Life, Multi, and Viewfinder targets, which are posted now, including the full range of ISOs.

We'll be shooting more with this Foveon X3-based, rangefinder-style digital camera, and should have a good many more shots posted over the next few days. Check out what we have so far on the samples tab... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Panoramic Photo Mug
14:43 EST - The trend to personalised gift production continues. Flowers and cards don’t suffice for mother’s day. FotoInsight prints photos uploaded over the internet onto gift items. For this year’s Mother’s Day and Easter, FotoInsight expands its range of photo gifts adding the Panoramic Photo Mug. Cambridge, 25 Feb. 2008. – FotoInsight of Cambridge, a leading independent digital... (More)

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Deskjet Marks 20 Years As World's Best-Selling Printer
13:16 EST - PALO ALTO, Calif. Feb. 28 -- HP today celebrated the 20th anniversary of the HP Deskjet printer, the world's top-selling printer brand. (1) Relied on by more than 240 million customers around the world, the HP Deskjet-branded printer continues to outsell all other inkjet printers on the market 20 years after its first introduction. (1) In conjunction with this anniversary, HP announced two new HP... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Presents Ben Willmore's High Dynamic Range Mastery Course
13:07 EST - Photoshop Guru joins xTrain's Digital Photography lineup Addison, TX (Feb. 28) --, a leader in online video training for media, arts and design, is pleased to announce the addition of Photoshop Guru Ben Willmore's High Dynamic Range Mastery Course to its lineup of online digital photography courses. This new course shows learners step by step how to master High Dynamic Range. HDR is the... (More)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's New Interactive Website Is Designed To Evolve With User Feedback
20:12 EST - New Website Uses Imagery as a Catalyst for Interaction and Embraces Feedback from Users to Enhance the Browsing Experience MELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2008) - Nikon Inc. today unveiled a completely redesigned Web site with a new visual user interface that among other features utilizes images to display information about Nikon's products and services. Visitors to the site will also have an ongoing opportunity... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Keep Your Digital Memories In Good Shape
15:10 EST - St.Petersburg, Russia -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/27/2008 -- AccentSoft Team announces the release of version 2.50 of SnapTouch, a valuable tool for every digital camera owner. It is used to quickly perform a series of usual photo tasks and is especially convenient for editing large numbers of images. The tool is a simple way to keep your constantly growing photo collection in a perfect condition. Having made... (More)

Newsletter Exclusive: A Real Eye-Fi Review
11:29 EST - In Friday's edition of the Imaging Resource Digital Photography Newsletter, we'll be publishing the first actual review of the Eye-Fi, a 2.0-GB SD card with a WiFi transmitter built into it. The device was a hit at CES, Macworld and PMA, but a paucity of review units has made reviews rare. But that didn't stop us. We cover the usual installation and configuration issues while explaining why the card... (More)

One Day Only Photo to Movie Sale Feb. 29
11:26 EST - LQ Graphics is celebrating leap year with a one-day sale on its Photo to Movie slide show software for Mac or Windows. "For the first time in four years February will have 29 days! We're celebrating the leap year and the coming spring with a one day Photo to Movie sale," the company announced in its email newsletter. "On February 29th only, you can purchase Photo to Movie software from our website... (More)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Tenba introduces Skooba Superbungee shock absorbing camera strap
10:11 EST - When it comes to designing camera straps, what can you do that hasn't been tried already? "Plenty," says Tenba/Skooba's Peter Waisnor. "To start with, what happens when you walk - or run - with a camera or binoculars around your neck? The answer is you feel every bump and step, and so does your gear. We asked ourselves what would happen if there was some sort of active shock-absorber to cushion the... (More)

TakeGreatPictures captures readers' photographic tastes
10:05 EST - Which famous hamburger would you most want to photograph?

Perhaps not a question you're asked every day, but that's exactly what photo tips and tutorials website recently asked of its readers. The results are in, and the most photo-worthy... (More)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Leica's Lee Out, Kaufmann to Run Company
13:58 EST - Kaufman to "review all options for the M system's future."

Leica Camera AG announced on Friday that it has "removed Steven K. Lee as member and Chairman of the Board of Management of Leica Camera AG with immediate effect." Owner and Board Chairman Andreas Kaufmann... (More)

Sony announces H50 long-zoom digicam
07:00 EST - Sony has today announced its new Cyber-shot DSC-H50 digital camera.

The Sony H50 offers a sensor resolution of nine megapixels along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 15x optical zoom lens that includes Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Other H50 features... (More)

Sony reveals Cyber-shot W300
07:00 EST - Alongside the new DSC-H50, Sony has today announced its new Cyber-shot W300 digital camera.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 features a 13.6 megapixel 1/1.7" CCD image sensor which is coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar-branded 3x optical zoom and a 2.7" LCD display. The DSC-W300's 35 - 105mm equivalent... (More)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK COLORFLOW Software Provides Integrated Color Control throughout the Production Environment
12:24 EST - Kodak will launch COLORFLOW Software at drupa 2008 Rochester, NY, February 20 -- Integrated color control across all devices—monitors, scanners, halftone and inkjet proofers, and digital and conventional presses—is finally achievable using one software solution across the entire production environment: KODAK COLORFLOW Software. Kodak announced today that it will launch the new COLORFLOW... (More)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stanford researchers working on 3D imager
17:11 EST - "Underexposed," a CNET blog authored by journalist Stephen Shankland, has reported on interesting research taking place at Stanford University.

The CNET article describes a prototype image sensor capable of recording the distance of its subjects. The "multi-aperture" imager was described by its creators at the recent International Solid State... (More)

Nikon Releases Updates for Capture NX, Camera Control Pro (UPDATED)
12:22 EST - We experienced a problem with the Mac updater, however, that we've just resolved.

Nikon has released updates for Capture NX, its image editing software based on U Point technology, and Camera Control Pro, its dSLR remote control software. Capture NX Install Issue We experienced a... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New IDC Research: While Overall Holiday Sales Lag, U.S. Digital Camera Market Grows Over 20 Pct. in 2007
11:50 EST - IDC has just released its latest report: "Q4 and Year End 2007 U.S. Digital Camera Market Share Review" (IDC #211047). Below are some highlights: • Digital camera shipments including dSLRs grew 31 percent to 16.6 million units in Q4 2007. Despite a lackluster overall holiday season for CE, the digital camera market continued to defy expectations and post strong growth. Experienced consumers flocked... (More)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Olympus Stylus 820 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Olympus Stylus 820!
22:16 EST - With a unique wedge shape and weatherproofing, the 8-megapixel Olympus Stylus 820 is a good no-nonsense digital camera for basic snapshooting in most any weather.

Its 5x zoom gives the Olympus 820 a little more reach than most pocket digital cameras, and its 2.7-inch LCD is bright and sharp, and works well in direct sunlight. Sporting a gaggle of scene modes,... (More)

Ricoh: Two new Caplio digicams
22:10 EST - Ricoh has announced two new digicam models for European and Asian markets, in the form of the Caplio R8 and R50 digital cameras.

The Ricoh Caplio R8 is an update to the existing Caplio R7 model, with the most notable change being the use of a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with ten megapixel resolution in place of the smaller and lower-res... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Fantom Drives Targets Prosumers With Affordable High Capacity eSATA+USB G-Force MegaDisk Hard Drive System
16:01 EST - Photos, Music, Videos, DVDs and Other Content Can be Easily Stored, Protected, and Retrieved TORRANCE, CA - February 20, 2008 - Fantom Drives, innovator of powerful storage systems, today announces its new G-Force MegaDisk eSATA+USB high performance external storage system with multiple RAID options, high-capacities, and dual interface connectivity. Now available in 1.0 TB, 1.5 TB and 2.0 TB capacities,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PhotoShelter Introduces the PhotoShelter Widget
15:14 EST - Widget Enhances Web sites, Blogs and Social Networking Sites with a Constant Stream of Fresh Photos Updated Daily New York, N.Y., Feb. 20 -- PhotoShelter, an active community of more than 20,000 photographers, has created the PhotoShelter Widget, a Web site enhancement that enables bloggers and webmasters to constantly stream the latest images available on the PhotoShelter homepage slide show. Each... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Gerd Ludwig Shares Dangers, Excitement of Being National Geographic Photographer on Kingston Technology's 'Icons of Photography' Site
11:07 EST - Ludwig Imparts Photo Shooting Techniques, Experiences, and Wisdom with Pros and Enthusiasts Fountain Valley, CA - February 20, 2008 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has posted an interview with National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig on its 'Icons of Photography' microsite. The 20 Questions interview gives site visitors an... (More)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nikon Coolpix P5100 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P5100!
17:31 EST - Nikon's flagship enthusiast digital camera, the Coolpix P5100 borrows a few features from its dSLR brothers: 12 megapixels, a 2.5-inch LCD, a simple Command dial, and a menu system that's easy on the eyes.

The combination will make Nikon shooter feel right at home with the Coolpix P5100, while remaining simple for newcomers. There isn't a button on the back we didn't use, and the Shutter button was right... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: iWatermark Updated to Version 3.11
13:03 EST - Mac and Windows watermarking package is faster with an improved interface. Script Software has updated iWatermark, its watermarking package for Mac OS X and Windows, to version 3.11. The latest version has dramatic speed, user interface and other improvements. Integrated to work with Photoshop, ACDSee, iPhoto, Cumulus, Portfolio, PhotoStation, iView and other photo organizers, iWatermark is an essential... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: VueScan 8.4.60 Fully Supports Skew Correction
12:56 EST - New version automatically straightens originals. PHOENIX, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 19, 2008 -- Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the world's most widely used 3rd party scanning software, has released its latest version 8.4.60 -- which now includes support for skew correction. This means that any document or photo that has been placed in the scanner slightly askew (rotated) can now be straightened... (More)

Monday, February 18, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: The Goodness Company Announces Launch of Client Website ...
12:09 EST - February 18, 2008 (Wisconsin Rapids, WI.) If you own a digital camera ... your world is about to change!, America's Newest Online Photo Superstore, offers exciting and incredibly easy ways to transform digital photos into custom photo gifts. Looking for a great birthday gift for your child? Upload a photo of your child to and turn it into a custom photo puzzle. Mother's... (More)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Canon Releases EOS Utility Update for Macs
20:57 EST - Resolves a problem with Live View dSLRs and EOS Utility 2.2 on the Mac

Canon has released an update to its EOS Utilty to correct an image transfer and save problem on Live View-enabled EOS digital cameras. Cameras affected include the EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D Mark III and... (More)

Olympus advises of possible lens issues
13:25 EST - Olympus America has posted a service notice advising of potential problems on one of its Zuiko lens models.

The Olympus ZUIKO Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD lenses in question may be identified by their serial numbers, ranging from 230005416 to 230010688. Certain lenses in this serial number range have apparently... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Picks Top 10 U.S. Photo Ops For Winter 2008
13:16 EST - A Canine Mardi Gras Paw-ty...Swamp Buggy Races...Tattoofest...and Lots More 1/11/08- From winter diving and buggy racing in the swamps to Mardi Gras festivities and carnivals galore, the premier non-profit photography website selects the best photo opportunities across the country. The web site recommends unique fairs, festivals, getaways and other extravaganzas where photographers... (More)

Virus Discovered on Photo Frames
11:01 EST - Infected frames were sold over the holidays by Sam's Club, Best Buy and more recently by Target and Costco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that a "powerful new Trojan Horse from China" has been discovered on digital photo frames sold by Sam's Club, Best Buy, Target and Costco. The virus, named Mocmex,... (More)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Teams With Kodak To Offer New Digital Imaging Solutions
14:12 EST - Customers Print Professionally-Bound Lay-Flat Hanging Calendars & Photo Albums from Kodak Kiosks Nationwide Alpharetta, GA, February 8, 2008 - Peleman Industries, manufacturer of Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation products, announced today that it has partnered with Eastman Kodak Company to offer professional quality, lay-flat photobooks and calendars to customers nationwide.... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk to Launch 43-Nanometer Multi-Level Nana Flash Memory in Mass Production
14:04 EST - Cutting-Edge Process Technology Co-Developed With Toshiba Demonstrates Continued Technology and Manufacturing Leadership in MLC Flash Memory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, February 6, 2008— SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced the introduction of Multi-Level (MLC) NAND flash memory using 43 nanometer (nm) process technology co-developed with Toshiba Corporation in Japan. This 43nm... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Announces Major Advancement in Flash Storage with New 3-bit-per-cell (x3) Nand Flash Memory Technology
13:44 EST - Company Introduces World’s First Commercial 16-gigabit, 3-Bit-Per-Cell NAND Flash Chip SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, February 6, 2008– Reaching a new threshold in the development of flash memory, SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that it expects to start mass production of the world’s first commercial three-bit-per-cell (x3) NAND flash memory in March/April 2008. The... (More)

National Geographic's logo. Click here to visit the National Geographic website! PRESS RELEASE: Upcoming National Geographic Traveler Seminars
13:30 EST - Be sure to look for one of the National Geographic Traveler seminars coming to your area in the next month. The seminars are taught by professional photographers who are experts in their fields and contain a wealth of information. Travel Photography Kansas City, MO - Sunday, March 9 Portland, OR --Sunday, March 30 Nature and Outdoor Photography Houston - Saturday, March 15 San Francisco-- Saturday,... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro for Windows version 5.0.4
10:13 EST - DxO Optics Pro for Windows version 5.0.4 is available today as a free update to DxO Optics Pro v5. New features include: Nikon D3 support DxO Optics Pro v5 Windows debuts support for the new Nikon D3 camera body and an initial selection of 3 popular Nikkor lenses:AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G EDThe list will soon be expanded (see list at the bottom of... (More)

Sigma SD14 digital SLR. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Sigma releases firmware update for SD14 DSLR
09:32 EST - Sigma has released firmware version 1.06 for the SD14 digital SLR. Available now via the website, the update improves the accuracy of the custom white balance, and includes a number of other fixes and enhancements.

Benefits of the [Ver. 1.06] Firmware Update:Accuracy of the custom white balance has been improved.One-day advance date counter that occurs with X3F images during an intercalary year was corrected.Review... (More)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nikon Issues Firmware Update for D300
5:35 EST - Nikon today released a firmware update for its D300 dSLR which updates the A firmware to version 1.02. The update addresses "an issue that, in rare cases, caused vertical bands (lines) to appear in images captured at shutter speeds slower than 8s," according to the company. • Mac download • Windows download (More)

Micron's logo. Click here to visit the Micron website! PRESS RELEASE: Micron Introduces Tiny 2-Megapixel System-on-Chip For Today`s Popular Thin Mobile Phones, PC Cameras and PDAs
11:43 EST - System-On-Chip Solution Unveiled in Connection with Mobile World Congress Boise, Idaho , Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - Expanding its portfolio of industry-leading digital imaging solutions, Micron Technology, Inc., today introduced a one-fifth inch 2-megapixel (MP) imaging system-on-chip (SOC) for thin mobile phones, PC cameras and personal digital assistants. The new imaging SOC (product number... (More)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Canon patent details biometric watermarking
20:35 EST - An article on the Photography Bay website today reports on a very interesting new patent application recently filed by Japan's Canon Inc.

The application, entitled "Picture taking apparatus and method of controlling same", covers a new methodology for digitally watermarking images with the photographer's biometric data. In brief, the camera... (More)

Canon PowerShot A650 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon A650 IS!
18:49 EST - The Canon PowerShot A650 IS is a digital camera with some great features:

An articulated LCD, full manual control, face detection, image stabilization, and a 6x zoom lens that's impressively sharp in the corners. The detail from the Canon A650's 12.1-megapixel sensor is also... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Jazz Up Your Photos to Create the Perfect Scrapbook
15:56 EST - Modzy Inc, an online scrapbook design studio and retailer has introduced scrapbook photo editing. The website, found at, combines digital and traditional scrapbooking to create beautiful scrapbook layouts without all the effort. The new photo editing capabilities allow users to edit and manipulate their photos with easy to use web-based tools. also offers a service to... (More)

Story Posts Blog Entry on Aperture 2
10:54 EST - Derrick Story didn't have to suffer months of speculation about the new release of Aperture 2...

O'Reilly author Derrick Story didn't have to suffer months of speculation about the new release of Aperture 2. He had the chance to work with the Golden Master release. In his blog entry today at the... (More)

APPLE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Apple Releases Aperture 2
10:40 EST - Major Upgrade Features Improved Interface, Faster Browsing & Enhanced Image Processing CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Feb. 12 -- Apple today introduced Aperture 2, the next major release of its groundbreaking photo editing and management software with over 100 new features that make it faster, easier to use and more powerful. With a streamlined user interface and entirely new image processing engine, Aperture... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic announces release date for world's first 32GB* SDHC memory card with Class 6 speed
10:08 EST - Available in April, SDHC Memory Card Stores Up to 12 Hours of HD Video Secaucus, NJ (February 12, 2008) - Panasonic, today announced the release date of the world's first* 32 Gigabyte (GB) SD High Capacity (SDHC)** Memory Card with Class 6 speed specification. With a global release in April 2008, the new SDHC Memory Card, RP-SDV32GU1K, is perfect for those wanting High Definition content,as it can... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Pelican Case Helps Photographers Overcome Fear of Flying - Camera Case is Toughest Airline-Legal Carry-On Solution Available
09:49 EST - A new Pelican case by CaseCruzer makes air travel a breeze by offering a camera case carry-on solution for photographers who fly with expensive and delicate cameras, video camcorders and laptop computers. (PRWEB) February 6, 2008 -- CaseCruzer is pleased to introduce a Pelican case that will ease the air travel nightmare experienced by most photographers. The new camera case, the Photo StudioCruzer... (More)

Monday, February 11, 2008

PRESS RELEASE:, Online, Image File Presentation and Delivery Service for Professional Photographers
12:21 EST - Lightboxedit Inc is proud to announce the release of its web based image file delivery software specifically designed for photographers. provides an easy to use, cost effective tool for photographers to display assignment images for a client to edit selects, communicate editing instructions and download final high rez image files. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 7, 2008 - (More)

iNovaActions.jpg PRESS RELEASE: iNova Publishes Actions! eBook
11:15 EST - Lights... Digital Camera... Actions! delivers over 600 original iNovaFX Photoshop Actions and a 248-page interactive eBook into the hands of photographers who want to take their images to the next level. And the one after that. This is author Peter iNova's tenth digital photography eBook since 2000. His recent dSLR-series with coauthor Uwe Steinmueller includes three Canon and four Nikon titles. Prior... (More)

Zoran's logo. Click here to visit the Zoran website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoran Demonstrates Unparalleled Camera and Multimedia Technology for Mobile Phones at World Mobile Congress 2008
10:48 EST - APPROACH® Processor Technology Sets New Standard for Digital Still and Video Image Capture SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2008) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that it will be demonstrating its APPROACH® multimedia processor and its digital camera and multimedia technology at the World Mobile Congress 2008, February 11 to 14, Fira de Barcelona in Hall 2, Booth 2H59.... (More)

Friday, February 8, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Teams With Kodak to Offer New Digital Imaging Solutions
19:29 EST - Customers Print Professionally-Bound Lay-Flat Hanging Calendars & Photo Albums from Kodak Kiosks Nationwide ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 8 -- Peleman Industries, manufacturer of Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation products, has announced that it has partnered with Eastman Kodak Co. to offer professional quality, lay-flat photobooks and calendars to customers nationwide. Through the... (More)

KODAK logo PRESS RELEASE: Kodak's Consumer Inkjet Printing Systems Achieve Best-in-Class Print Permanence Ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research
19:24 EST - ROCHESTER, N.Y., (Feb. 8) -- The Kodak EasyShare All-in-One (AiO) Inkjet Printer line has been extensively tested by a leading independent permanence testing laboratory, Wilhelm Imaging Research. According to the results of the industry's first five-factor print permanence testing, spearheaded by WIR, the Kodak EasyShare AiO Printers and ink achieved the highest level of overall print permanence of... (More)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The CompactFlash Association logo. Click here to visit the CompactFlash Association website! CF Association booth report posted!
16:20 EST - On the CompactFlash Association's booth at the 2008 Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, the new connectors and packaging for a new variant of the CompactFlash card were on display.

The CF Association is currently working on a specification dubbed "CFast", which is essentially a CompactFlash card with revised connectors and packaging, and based around the SATA (Serial ATA) inferface.... (More)

Casio booth report posted!
15:59 EST - Rather than doing so at PMA, Casio made its announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.

The company launched a total of five new digital camera models, and all were on display on the company's PMA 2008 booth. This includes what we have to say is among the most interesting models launched... (More)

General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! General Imaging booth report posted!
15:30 EST - A year ago, General Imaging Co. made its debut at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, announcing eight digital cameras and one printer to be retailed under the General Electric brandname.

A year later, and General Imaging has launched nine new cameras, although only eight were actually on display at the company's PMA 2008 booth. All of the new models are closely related to existing GE-branded... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Releases Photo Pro for OS X
14:56 EST - Sigma Corp. has released Sigma Photo Pro 3.1 for Macintosh operating systems. Users of Sigma SD series cameras can now download the latest Sigma PhotoPro software. Main Features Highlights of the release include: • An improved interface for Macintosh users. • Ability to print from RAW files • It is equipped with a magnification loupe function to enlarge only a certain place quickly.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Mustek Digital Photo Frame Doubles as Alarm Clock
14:49 EST - New PF-E700 Features Seven-inch Photo Display Plus Alarm Clock, Indoor Temperature Gauge, & Snooze IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7 -- Mustek, a leader in consumer electronics for the digital lifestyle, is introducing the ultimate bedside companion, the new PF-E700. Designed to save desk space by integrating several functions into one, the PF-E700 is a versatile convergence of digital photo frame with built-in... (More)

Pasini Reports Awards Second Annual Envy Awards!
00:27 EST - It's true, you can exhale now. We've finally awarded an Envy or two....

It's official. With the awarding of our second annual Envy Awards (and a Parting Shots photo gallery of 91 images) we've posted our final Pasini Report for PMA 2008. We've even upgraded the usual presentation... (More)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Nikon D300 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon D300 SLR!
19:43 EST - Nikon's D300 is easily one of the finest digital SLR cameras on the market.

Its 12.3-megapixel sensor delivers stunning images up to ISO 6,400, and its 14-bit A/D conversion means you can get better quality in your JPEG and RAW images with the Nikon D300. Out-of-the-box, the... (More)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Eastman Kodak Company logo. PRESS RELEASE: KODAK TRUESENSE Pixel Redefines CMOS Image Capture
21:40 EST - Revolutionary Pixel Design Enables Improved Performance in Consumer Imaging Devices ROCHESTER, N.Y., February 4, 2008 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) is enabling a new level of performance in consumer imaging devices by redesigning the basic building block used to collect light in imaging devices. The KODAK TRUESENSE CMOS Pixel improves on the design of standard CMOS image sensors by providing... (More)

Eastman Kodak Company logo. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Revolutionizes Image Capture with New High-Resolution CMOS Image Sensor
21:32 EST - Industry's First 1.4 Micron, 5 Megapixel, High-ISO CMOS Sensor Combines Two New KODAK Technologies for Better Pictures from a Smaller Sensor ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) is enabling a new level of performance in consumer imaging devices by redesigning the basic building blocks used to collect light and is incorporating that technology into a brand-new sensor. The company... (More)

Adobe To Discontinue Stock Photos Service
20:23 EST - "We made this decision in order to focus our efforts in other areas..."

Adobe announced in an email to registered Creative Suite users that it will discontinue its Stock Photo Service effective April 1. The text of the email follows: As of April 1, the Adobe Stock Photos... (More)

Fuji releases FinePix FZ10fd and FZ100fd firmware updates
14:04 EST - Fujifilm has released firmware version 1.0.1 for the FinePix FZ10fd and FZ100fd digital cameras.

Available now via Fujifilm's global website, the FZ10fd version 1.0.1 update incorporates an improvement to startup time when xD cards are used, and a Windows Vista compatibility fix. The FZ100fd 1.0.1... (More)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Samsung booth report posted!
21:25 EST - Next up in our tour of this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow booths is Korea's Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd.

Samsung made the majority of its announcements a couple of weeks before the PMA show, having opted to launch its cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show. The company still had a fair selection of these... (More)

Olympus booth report posted!
21:18 EST - Our PMA 2008 booth reports continue with a tour of what's on offer from Olympus Corp.

Olympus announced a whopping ten new digital cameras in the runup to the show - six of them in its Stylus series, and four in the FE-series. The company also launched a new variant of its xD-Picture Card... (More)

Fujifilm booth report posted!
03:13 EST - Our booth reports continue with a look at Fujifilm's massive booth, packed with everything from tiny ultra-compact cameras to photo lab equipment.

Fuji launched some seventeen products in the runup to the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, including some eight new digital cameras. Among their number is the FinePix S100FS, probably one of the... (More)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon booth report posted!
22:37 EST - Somewhat behind schedule due to an endless succession of somewhat-related PC problems for News Editor Mike Tomkins, our booth report section is now live.

We've kicked things off with a tour of Canon Inc.'s booth, and the many new products it holds... The report contains a total of 34 images, among which you'll find coverage of 21 new products announced... (More)

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD. Courtesy of Tamron, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Now Available in Pentax Mount
18:50 EST - Lightweight, Compact, Fast 2.8 Standard Zoom Lens Designed for Exclusive Use with Digital SLR Cameras (APS-C Size), Featuring 17mm Wide-Angle PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV-- Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that Tamron has introduced its SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model A16) in Pentax mount designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with smaller... (More)

Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF). Courtesy of Tamron, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Develops SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LF Aspherical (IF) (model AB001)
18:35 EST - A New High Performance Zoom Lens Designed for Exclusive Use on Digital SLR Cameras Covering the Ultra Wide-Angle Range PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV-- Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced the development of the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Model AB001), a new high performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with... (More)

Tamron logo. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Announces the Development of Three Zoom Lenses with Built-in Motor for Nikon Mount
18:07 EST - PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV-- Mr. Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company has developed two zoom lenses for APS-C size format --AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (model A14NII) and SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II (model A16NII) -- and one zoom for full-size format -- 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di (model A17NII) -- with a Built-In Motor for Nikon. Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3... (More)

KODAK EASYSHARE Z1012 IS. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Zig Weidelich PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Announces New 10-Megapixel High Zoom Digital Camera that Places Advanced Features and High Performance into the Palm of Your Hand
16:26 EST - Feature-Packed Compact Camera Makes It Easy to Take Pictures in Almost Any Environment LAS VEGAS, NV, January 31 -- At the Photo Marketing Association Show (PMA), Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced the latest addition to its award-winning line of KODAK EASYSHARE Consumer Digital Cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z1012 IS Zoom Digital Camera - with 10-megapixel resolution and 12X optical zoom... (More)

Sunpak PZ42X flash. Courtesy of ToCAD, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Sunpak PZ42Z Flash with all the Features but without the High Price of OEM
15:25 EST - Packed with Professional Features and the Latest TTL Compatibility for Canon and Nikon Digital SLR Cameras Las Vegas, NV - Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces the new Sunpak PZ42X flash. A full featured, professional digital SLR flash but without the price of an OEM unit for digital and film cameras. Compatible with the latest Canon E-TTL II or Nikon i-TTL DSLR cameras and it has... (More)

Liberty logo. PRESS RELEASE: Liberty Partners with Oblo Allowing Consumers to Create Personalized "Story-Telling" Lifestyle Photo Products
14:53 EST - Liberty Creativity Station Offers Feature-Rich Multimedia Consumer Kiosk Interface LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 31, 2008 Liberty, the premier source for the development and distribution of photo gifting, lab consumables, custom lab solutions, equipment, replacement parts, and pro photography equipment, today announced it has partnered with Oblo Multimedia to provide Liberty's photo lab customers... (More)

AgfaPhoto DV-5000G. Courtesy of AgfaPhoto, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: PMA 2008: the Little AgfaPhoto Video Camera for Big Entertainment
14:46 EST - The Digital 5-in-1 Multimedia Camera AgfaPhoto DV-5000G is Presented at PMA LAS VEGAS & UHINGEN, Germany --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 31, 2008 plawa, German manufacturer of AgfaPhoto cameras, presents the first digital AgfaPhoto video camera DV-5000G at PMA in Las Vegas from 01/31 to 02/02/08. With the AgfaPhoto DV-5000G it is possible to capture high-res photos and videos, view recorded movies or TV... (More)

Sunpak Tri-monopod. Courtesy of ToCAD, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: New Sunpak Tri-Monopods Offer Flexibility of a Tripod and Monopod in One Unit
14:34 EST - Tripod Center Column Converts to a Full Featured Monopod Las Vegas, NV - Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces three new Sunpak Tri-Monopods with an industry innovation of incorporating a standard size monopod into a full featured tripod. This unique and exciting design feature allows the photographer to travel with his tripod and when the situations arise that a tripod is just not suited... (More)

Sunpak logo. PRESS RELEASE: Sunpak Introduces New Line of Digital Photo Frames for 2008
14:34 EST - Las Vegas, NV - Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces it new line of Sunpak Digital Photo Frames for 2008. The newest series of frames for 2008 will build on last year's line of highly successful frames. The new line of Sunpak Digital Photo Frames will include new sizes ranging from an ultra small 3.5" frame to a large 15.1" unit. Emphasis on superior color, contrast and clarity sets Sunpak... (More)

Sunpak FlexPod Plus. Courtesy of Sunpak, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Sunpak FlexPod Plus The Lightweight, Bendable, Flexible Compact Tripod
14:23 EST - Aluminum Core and Non-Slip Thermoplastic Elastomer Leg Coverings Las Vegas, NV - Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces the new Sunpak FlexPod Plus, which is truly flexible enough to wrap around just about anything, providing extraordinary photo opportunities. With its patent pending design using an aluminum core and non-slip thermoplastic elastomer leg coverings, it is the next generation... (More)

Sunpak logo. PRESS RELEASE: Sunpak Flexpod Pro Panhead - The Flexible, Lightweight, DSLR Tripod
14:09 EST - Bend it, Stretch it, Wrap it Around Anything Las Vegas, NV - Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces the new Sunpak FlexPod Pro Panhead, the flexible, lightweight, digital SLR tripod that you can bend, stretch and wrap around just about anything. It is the perfect travel companion for today's newest digital SLR cameras and its panhead makes setup super-fast and tracking the action with... (More)

Liberty logo. PRESS RELEASE: Liberty Delivers Mobile Printing Solutions for Any File from Any Wireless Device
13:52 EST - Liberty's Community Print Location Solution Creates New Revenue Opportunities for Its Retail Customers LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 31, 2008 Liberty, the premier source for the development and distribution of photo gifting, lab consumables, custom lab solutions, equipment, replacement parts, and pro photography equipment, today announced a unique all-in-one Community Print Location (CPL) printing... (More)

Samsung logo. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Announces Plans to Integrate Digital Camera and Consumer Electronics Businesses
13:46 EST - Las Vegas, NV (January 31, 2008) -- Samsung today formally announced plans to integrate the digital still camera business of Samsung Opto-Electronics America (SOA), Inc. with Samsung Electronics America's (SEA) consumer electronics business in March of 2008. The move is designed to leverage existing synergies between the two business units, create new competitive advantages and ultimately enhance the... (More)

Xerox Corporation logo. PRESS RELEASE: Xerox Lauded for Technology Innovation by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association
13:39 EST - LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1, 2008 -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) kicked off the 2008 Photo Marketing Association Show by winning two Digital Imaging Marketing Association Innovative Digital Product Awards. Xerox products recognized include the Xerox DocuColor 5000 Digital Press with Xerox Document Binder 120-D/Coverbind 101 DFS and the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server with JPEG Plug-in. The awards recognize... (More)

Shutterfly, Inc. logo. PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly and CK Media Partner to Unveil New Products and Services for Scrapbooking Community
13:33 EST - Photo Book Leader Partners With Scrapbooking Publishing Company to Create an Innovative Line of Books, Provide Education and More LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 31, 2008 Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced at the PMA 08 International Convention and Trade Show that it has partnered with CK Media, the leading... (More)

CompactFlash logo. PRESS RELEASE: CompactFlash Association Displaying new CFast™ Connector & Package at PMA 2008
13:29 EST - CFast Utilizes SATA Interface for 3Gb/sec Interface Data Rate. Palo Alto, California -- January 30, 2008 - The CompactFlash Association (CFA) announces that CFast connectors and package will be displayed at PMA 2008 in the CFA booth A251. The CFast work group was formed in July 2007 to develop the CFast specification for a CompactFlash card with a SATA (Serial ATA) interface. CFA members interested... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: Tessera Technologies to Acquire FotoNation
11:54 EST - -- Companies' Combined Product Portfolio to Drive Digital Still Camera Functionality in Next-Generation Mobile Phones -- Acquisition to Provide New Sales Channels for Companies' Consumer Optics Technologies SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 31, 2008 – Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA), a leading provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry, today announced it... (More)

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