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Monday, March 31, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: HDRsoft Releases Photomatix Pro 3.0
20:15 EDT - HDRsoft announced the release of Photomatix Pro 3.0, the latest version of its High Dynamic Range imaging software. Designed for professional photographers and advanced amateurs, Photomatix Pro combines differently exposed photographs of a high contrast scene into one image with details in both highlights and shadows. Photomatix Pro version 3.0 features a new user interface and workflow improvements... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: iTookThisOnMyPhone - Free, Wireless Photo and Video Transfer Software Now on Windows® Mobile Smartphones From Major Carriers
16:14 EDT - Major carriers include Sprint/Nextel, AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular), Verizon, T-Mobile, Alltel, and Cincinnati Bell. makes it easy to upload and store photos and video taken on Windows® Mobile smartphones from Motorola, Palm, HTC, and Samsung. Smartphone photos and video automatically transfer wirelessly to secure web site. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 31, 2008 -- iTookThisOnMyPhone,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop and Imaging All-Stars at Photoshop World 2008
10:56 EDT - Prolific digital imaging authors Ted LoCascio and Tim Grey will be making appearances at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. booth at Photoshop World 2008 Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) March 31, 2008 -- Photoshop professionals and prolific digital imaging authors Ted LoCascio and Tim Grey will be attending Photoshop World 2008 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center April 2-4 and will be making appearances... (More)

Sunday, March 30, 2008's logo. Click here to visit the website! Review: Canon EF 100-300mm
08:27 EDT - The Canon 100-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 USM telephoto zoom lens was originally released in 1990, and while Canon has moved on to a different cosmetic style for its newer lenses, it continues to produce this lens as one of its telephoto series.

Canon digital SLR cameras with sub-frame sensors have a ''crop factor'' of 1.6x. Thus, for this particular lens, it will exhibit an effective focal length of 160-480mm. However, the lens is an older design,... (More)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ricoh's Caplio GX100 digital camera. Courtesy of Ricoh, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh receives highest accolade at the iF product design award 2008
15:17 EDT - 4th March 2008 - Ricoh has won an iF gold award for its Caplio GX100 digital camera. It was presented to Ricoh at the awards ceremony held at the CeBit exhibition in Hannover, Germany. Peter van der Kaag, Director Corporate Communications, Ricoh Europe says, “Ricoh is known for its innovative digital technology in its cameras, printers and copiers. We are also dedicated to producing products... (More)

Apple Adds Plug-ins to Aperture With 2.1 Update
14:09 EDT - The update introduces a plug-in architecture whose free SDK is "coming soon."

Apple has released Aperture 2.1, adding a plug-in architecture to its professional photo workflow application. The new version also includes a Dodge and Burn plug-in developed by Apple. The company said... (More)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Adobe to Revise Express Terms of Use
23:47 EDT - How 'public' is public?

Section 8 of the Photoshop Express terms of use has raised some concern about what rights users of the free beta are granting. It states that "with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Makes Selling Images Online Easier Than Ever
20:24 EDT - Stock and event photographers super charge their sales MONTREAL, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of photography has endured many changes over the years, the digital age has had a huge impact on the consumer photography world and now tenacious amateurs can be seen posting and selling images online along side professional photographers. Whatever kind of photography you are involved in be it Stock,... (More)

Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera.  Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon A470!
20:17 EDT - Small and inexpensive, the 7.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot A470 delivers good pictures and is easy to use in just about any situation.

Its 3.4x zoom lens gives the PowerShot A470 digital camera a very slight edge over most pocket digital cameras. The Canon A470's 2.5-inch LCD is bright and sharp, and is even usable in direct sunlight.... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: A Picture Perfect Partnership: Olympus Raises Colorectal Cancer Awareness Through eBay Giving Works Auction
12:19 EDT - “Cameras for a Cause” CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (March 27, 2008) – Olympus, a global leader in endoscopy solutions and a precision technology leader in award-winning consumer products, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from its consumer products sold through the eBay Giving Works auction to C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition and the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National... (More)

kodak-m820.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Enhances Digital Picture Frame Portfolio, Adding a New Dimension to the Photo Sharing Experience
11:39 EDT - Latest Additions to Family of Frames Boast New Quick Touch Border and a Range of Features for Simple Sharing of Pictures and Videos. ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 27 -- Eastman Kodak Co. today announced an enhanced Digital Picture Frame portfolio that will bring consumers a more personalized and intuitive picture viewing experience. Available in 10-inch and 8-inch multimedia and 7-inch standard photo versions,... (More)

Olympus Zuiko Digital logo. PRESS RELEASE: Firmware updates for two Olympus Digital Zuiko lenses
09:00 EDT - Today Olympus announced the release of a firmware update for two Olympus Digital Zuiko lenses. The lenses are the 14-42mm and 40-150mm. This firmware update will optimize the Live View autofocus function of these two lenses when used with the recently announced E-420 DSLR camera. Details: This update allows full compatibility with the Zuiko 14-42mm and 40-150mm when using the Imager autofocus mode... (More)

Software Preview: Adobe Photoshop Express
01:13 EDT - We registered with Adobe and within minutes were uploading and editing our first images with the company's new online image editor.

Today's announcement by Adobe that it had launched Photoshop Express, its latest "Rich Internet Application," as a public beta came with adjustment layers of meaning. On the surface, Photoshop Express... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Launches Photoshop Express Public Beta
00:05 EDT - Free Online Software Brings Photoshop Technology to Anyone Taking Digital Photos SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 27, 2008 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop Express public beta, a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to store, sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects. During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit... (More)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review: Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
23:50 EDT - Mea culpa. I know we said we were going to be posting the review for the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6, but it's just not ready.

In the meantime, we have reviewed a production sample of a pretty contentious lens: the Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6. I went out on a limb to suggest that the pre-production sample we reviewed met or exceeded... (More)

Nikon Coolpix S700 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon S700!
16:36 EDT - Replete with special Nikon features, the Coolpix S700 digital camera captures a good quality 12.1-megapixel image.

The Nikon S700's small metal body is smooth, with few protrusions, so it goes easily into a pocket, and its 2.7-inch LCD serves as its only viewfinder. Built-in Vibration Reduction dampens camera shake,... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic continues to support the largest ever World Heritage photographic project by UNESCO, “OUR PLACE”
11:54 EDT - Holding a 6-day shooting tour in Kyoto (March 24-29) Osaka, Japan - Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is best known, today announced its continual support for the UNESCO partnered World Heritage photographic project, OUR PLACE – The World’s Heritage, by renewing a 3-year sponsorship contract starting from April 1, 2008. In addition, between... (More)

or-ps6mac.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual'
11:36 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- After more than two years, Adobe has finally released a new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. With Version 6, Mac users get a lot more editing firepower. And fortunately, O'Reilly's latest release -- Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual for the Mac (O'Reilly, $39.99) by bestselling author Barbara Brundage -- puts every new feature in Elements into a clear, easy-to-understand... (More)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Canon Rebel XSi digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. First sample shots posted from Canon XSi!
18:19 EDT - We've posted First Shots for the Canon XSi digital SLR camera, a 12-megapixel upgrade to Canon's Rebel XTi.

We've only had time to run a set of our Still Life and Multi Target shots with it, so stay tuned for more Canon XSi test images in the near future. Click here for our Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi preview... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Releases ImageTitler™ 3.0 Digital Photo Tool for Windows®
17:50 EDT - Add titles to photos for slideshows or posting on social networking and photo sharing sites like Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, and SmugMug Burnsville, MN, March 25, 2008 - - PictoColor announces the release of ImageTitler™ 3.0, a simple and effective way to add descriptive titles to any image. It features a straightforward, easy-to-use interface for adding text in various sizes, colors, and fonts... (More)

DivePhotoGuide contest results, Explorers Club dinner
17:41 EDT - The good folks over at have been in touch with news of some interesting updates to their site.

DivePhotoGuide founder and avid underwater photographer Jason Heller and wife Wendy were priveliged to attend the 104th annual Explorers' Club dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. Jason's... (More)

Nikon D60 digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Nikon D60 First Shots posted!
15:26 EDT - We've posted First Shots for the Nikon D60 digital SLR camera, a refreshed version of the company's popular D40x model.

Click here for our Nikon D60 preview page, and then click on the Samples tab for all the images we've shot so far. Stay tuned for more Nikon D60 test images in the coming days! (More)

plustek.gif PRESS RELEASE: Plustek Expands OpticFilm Scanner Line
12:22 EDT - Award-winning line just got even better for '08; new models boast hardware and software enhancements for brilliant slide digitization CERRITOS, Calif. (March 25) -- Plustek Technology Inc. (, a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer and professional imaging devices, today announced an extension to their award-winning OpticFilm line of scanners. The new models... (More)

WD_EliteGroup.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Western Digital Expands Portable Storage Family With My Passport Elite USB Hard Drives
12:16 EDT - Packed with Features, New Portable Storage Devices Cater to Discriminating Consumers On-the-go LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- Mar. 25, 2008 -- Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives which are designed to make it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, videos or photos in style. Available now at select retailers... (More)

Leaf's logo. Click here to visit the Leaf website! PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Releases Leaf Capture version 11.0.2 for Windows
12:09 EDT - Leaf delivers a beta Windows version for Leaf workflow software, providing a PC-ready platform for professional photography Leaf has released the beta version of Leaf Capture version 11.0.2 for Windows. It has been posted for downloading on the Leaf Web site at Software Downloads. The NEW Leaf Capture version 11.0.2 for Windows enables you to produce outstanding quality images with fine details and... (More)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology's 'Icons of Photography' Offer Advice and Insight on Career Paths and Equipment Choices
13:57 EDT - 'Ask the Icon' Provides Great Opportunity to Learn from World Class Shooters Fountain Valley, CA -- March 24, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has posted answers to a new series of questions submitted by professional and aspiring photographers on its Ask the Icon interactive feature on the 'Icons of Photography' microsite... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Peachpit Releases The Photoshop Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers
13:43 EDT - Berkeley, CA—March 21, 2008— Peachpit today announced the publication of The Photoshop Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers, the definitive book on using Photoshop Elements 6 to create the best possible images, by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski. Kelby and Kloskowski show readers how to work with their images like a professional, from importing to organization to correction to output.... (More)

apse6mac.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Now Shipping
12:32 EDT - Top Selling Consumer Photo-Editing Software Combines Power and Simplicity SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 24 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software for Macintosh. Since its January launch at the 2008 Macworld Expo, Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac was named "Best of Show," and given the 2008 Editors' Choice Awards by The... (More)

Sunday, March 23, 2008's logo. Click here to visit the website! Review: Pentax 18-35mm f/4-5.6
17:02 EDT - The 18-35mm ƒ/4-5.6 wide angle zoom lens was initially a kit lens option for the *ist series of dSLR cameras.

The lens has now been discontinued, replaced in the lineup by the APS-C sized 16-45mm ƒ/4 ED. The lens name bears a long list of standards. SMC stands for Pentax's proprietary ''super multi-coating'';... (More)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Nikon L14!
01:01 EDT - How much fun can you have with a $100 digicam? A lot, if it's the Nikon Coolpix L14.

With a 2.4-inch LCD screen, a 3x lens, and a smooth, lightweight body, the Coolpix L14 doesn't skimp on the basics. It even has face detection in Portrait mode, and can shoot up to ISO 1,000. The Nikon... (More)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.0
5:47 EDT - Apple today released an update to its Digital Raw Compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto '08 that adds support for the following cameras: • Hasselblad CFV-16, H3D-31 and H3D-31II • Leaf Aptus 54S and Aptus 65S • Nikon D60 • Olympus E-3 • Pentax *ist DL2,*ist DS2 and K100D Super • Sony DSLR-A200 and DSLR-A350 The 2.29MB update for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.2 is... (More)

Free Webcast: Five Ways to Make Your Photos Look Better than Others
5:42 EDT - Thousands of pictures are recorded every day. Many of these shots are personal and not meant to be viewed as art. But what if you could capture the world everyone else sees, but in a more beautiful way? In this Webcast, Derrick Story, digital photographer, blogger and author of The Digital Photography Companion, gives you the tools to capture the high quality pictures you've always wanted -- photos... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces New 645AFDIII
16:09 EDT - Elmsford NY, March 19, 2008 — Mamiya has announced an exciting new addition to their professional line of medium format film/digital cameras - the Mamiya 645AFDIII. “The Mamiya 6454AFDIII builds upon the Mamiya 645AFDII's success,” states Jeff Karp, Mamiya Marketing Product Manager. “The enhancements in the 645AFDIII camera take us to an even higher level of compatibility and... (More)

Leaf's logo. Click here to visit the Leaf America website! PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Announces Special Offer with Mamiya AFDIII
15:27 EDT - Elmsford, NY, March 20, 2008 – Leaf America is making a very attractive offer for medium format digital photographers. Buyers of a new Leaf Aptus 75, 65, or 22 back, or the Aptus S equivalent in Mamiya AFD mount, will receive a Mamiya 645 AFDII camera free of charge, with an automatic upgrade to a new AFDIII at no charge when it becomes available. The new Mamiya AFDIII will begin shipping in... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Incorporates Wide Format Ink Jet Unit Into Fujifilm U.S.A.
14:25 EDT - Retailers and Pro Labs will have a Single Ordering Point for all of their Fujifilm Imaging Supplies VALHALLA, N.Y., March 20, 2008 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced that the Wide Format Inkjet business unit of FUJIFILM Hunt Chemicals U.S.A., Inc. will become part of Fujifilm U.S.A.'s Imaging Division as of April 1, 2008. Moving forward, retailers and professional labs will benefit from the... (More)

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Fujifilm F50fd!
14:20 EDT - Though we expect a lot of noise from a 12-megapixel point and shoot digital camera, we were impressed enough with the Fujifilm F50fd's printed output to give it a strong rating.

Features were also admirable, with the FinePix F50fd's Face Detection 2.0 able to crop portraits out of a group picture as a unique skill, and the Natural Light and Flash mode is a smart hedge against... (More)

rn-groundup.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'Digital Photography from the Ground Up'
11:59 EDT - A comprehensive course in the principles and techniques of modern photography SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Digital technology has revitalized the interest in one of the most fascinating creative hobbies: photography. This new book from Rocky Nook -- Digital Photography from the Ground Up ($34.95 USD) -- will help the novice photographer get started with a firm foundation in understanding the principles... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* f2.8/35mm ZM Completes Any Compact Photography Equipment
11:51 EDT - THORNWOOD, New York -- As the latest member of the ZM lens family, the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM lens is the perfect addition to your light, mobile photo equipment. The C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM will inspire you with perfect images, even at full aperture. Together with the compact C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM, it creates the ideal equipment for a wide range of applications such as documentation and architecture photography.... (More)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: The 75th Anniversary of NIKKOR Lenses
22:09 EDT - March 18, 2008 Tokyo -- Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the 75th anniversary of NIKKOR camera lenses, since the first lens was introduced in 1933. To commemorate this anniversary, we are renewing our commitment to provide NIKKOR lenses that feature advanced functions and superior optical performance. And at the same time, we will introduce several activities to further improve awareness of... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! Review: Pentax 40mm pancake lens
13:28 EDT - The 40mm ƒ/2.8 SMC P-DA limited edition is a fixed-focal length ''pancake'' lens, one of the smallest lenses to bear that moniker, and probably the smallest that Pentax produces.

A pancake lens is typically constructed with the fewest number of lens elements possible, and in this case the 40mm is no exception, with just 5 lens elements in four groups. The lens weighs just 90gm... (More)

Sanyo's logo. Click here to visit the Sanyo website! PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Xacti CG9 Camcorder is the Easy, Fun Solution for Shooting Both High- Quality Video and 9.1-Megapixel Digital Stills Features High Resolution CMOS Image Sensor and 'Face Chaser' Technology; Video and Photos Upload Easily to Portable Media Players and Social Networking Websites
12:00 EDT - CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO, a world leading digital camera manufacturer, debuts the Xacti CG9, an exceptionally easy-to-use and affordable MPEG-4 digital camcorder with 9.1 megapixel still image capability. The CG9 features an advanced CMOS image sensor for capturing video and stills, and employs the latest, high-performance MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec. Featuring... (More)

Phase1Cam150.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging Introduce the World's Most Flexible Open Medium Format Digital Camera Platform
00:08 EDT - Platform designed for more flexibility, higher quality system options PHOTO IMAGING EXPO, TOKYO, 19 March 2008 -- Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd. today unveiled the world's most flexible, open medium format digital camera platform. Known as the Phase One 645 Camera or the Mamiya 645AFDIII, the co-developed platform will be sold exclusively by Phase One and Mamiya respectively. ... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Previews Capture One 4.1 Support for Mamiya Files
00:03 EDT - Update Will Offer New Lens Correction Technology PHOTO IMAGING EXPO, TOKYO, 19 March 2008 -- Capture One 4.1 is being previewed at Photo Imaging Expo this week at the launch of the companies' new open medium format digital camera platform. The next update to Phase One's raw workflow software will include support for the high quality 22 mega pixels Mamiya ZD camera and digital back. This support is... (More)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX500 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic announces Lumix FX500
13:00 EDT - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. - better known by its Panasonic brandname - has today announced the launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 digital camera.

The Panasonic FX500 is the first Lumix-series digital camera to include a touch-screen LCD display. Other features of the Panasonix DMC-FX500 include a Leica DC Vario Elmarit branded 5x optical zoom with... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Large aperture, standard prime lens for the latest digital cameras - 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
12:54 EDT - The Sigma Corporation (COO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the new large aperture 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM standard lens. Product Name 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Fittings Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Pentax?, Sony? Distinguishing characteristics Standard lens with large maximum aperture of F1.4. It creates sharp images with high contrast and ensures superior peripheral brightness. Incorporates molded... (More)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pentax announces Optio V20
18:00 EDT - Pentax Corp. has today announced its new Optio V20 digital camera, a compact eight megapixel model.

The Pentax Optio V20 combines its eight megapixel CCD image sensor with a Pentax-branded 5x optical zoom lens that offers focal lengths equivalent to 36 - 180mm on a 35mm camera. The Pentax V20 also boasts... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite, Pantone Launch ColorMunki for Photo and Design Markets
15:08 EDT - ColorMunki Photo, ColorMunki Design and ColorMunki Create Empower Users to Create and Control Color from Inspiration to Final Output GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- X-Rite, Inc. (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management and measurement technologies, along with recently acquired Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Previews New FocalPoint Software Plug-in at WPPI 2008
12:03 EDT - Easy to use plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements helps photographers selectively blur and/or vignette areas of an image Las Vegas, NV (March 17, 2008) WPPI Booth #312 – onOne Software, Inc., previews today at WPPI 2008 its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – FocalPoint 1.0. onOne Software’s FocalPoint is a selective focus and... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! Review: Pentax 10-17mm fisheye
11:18 EDT - Designed exclusively for use with the Pentax line of digital SLRs, the Pentax SMC P-DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 ED IF interchangeable lens offers fish-eye (180 degree diagonal angle of view at a focal length of 10mm) to super wide-angle performance in a single unit.

If you've ever had the problem of not being able to get everything into the frame, an ultra-wide angle lens may be the solution. The Pentax 10-17mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 IF SMC P-DA Fisheye is one such lens,... (More)

Adobe pulls Lightroom 1.4
10:47 EDT - A post today on the official Adobe Lightroom journal notes that the company has temporarily withdrawn its latest update to the popular Photoshop Lightroom application.

Adobe Lightroom 1.4 apparently contained several significant bugs that slipped through the testing process. These are as follows, to quote the Lightroom team: "EXIF Time Stamp Error: There is an error... (More)

Friday, March 14, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Secret Italy – The Photography Workshop with Kevin Kubota
16:27 EDT - Las Vegas, NV – WPPI Booth #723 (March 13, 2008) – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its return to Italy for its 4th creative photography workshop for professional and advanced amateur photographers. This 7-day photography workshop (October 5-11, 2008) includes several exciting photo excursions, classroom instruction, photography critiquing and more. This year’s workshop... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Updates to Essentials 2 for Adobe® Photoshop® Elements Software
14:11 EDT - Version 2.1 features new version of Enlarge it! and support for Photoshop Elements 6 for the Macintosh operating system Portland, OR - March 13, 2008 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of Essentials 2.1 software for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This updated version of onOne Software’s popular software suite includes a new version of Enlarge it! and support for Photoshop Elements... (More)

Adobe Releases Lightroom 1.4, Camera Raw 4.4, DNG Converter 4.4
11:07 EDT - Nine new cameras supported plus a Lightroom printer driver update

Adobe has simultaneously updated Lightroom, its Camera Raw plug-in and its free DNG Converter to support Raw files from nine additional cameras and fixes a couple of issues. In addition, Lightroom 1.4... (More)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sony A200 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Sony A200 SLR!
19:13 EDT - Sony's base SLR for 2008 has a lot going for it, even if it doesn't dazzle at first glance.

The Sony A200 has a 10.2-megapixel sensor, can capture nearly three frames per second, and the 2.7-inch LCD is wider and does pretty well in sunlight. With a good quality 18-70mm lens, the Sony A200 gives... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Cooks up Industry First with Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame
12:20 EDT - Leader in Digital Photo Frames Debuts Beautiful 15-inch LCD with Easy-to-Use Technology to Enhance the Hub of the Home for $399.99 MSRP DUBLIN, Calif., March 13, 2008 -- In preparation for the International Home & Housewares Show 2008 beginning on Sunday, March 16 in Chicago, Pandigital is today debuting a first-of-its kind product that combines an HDTV, digital cookbook and digital photo frame for... (More)

rn-thephoto.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'The Photograph: Composition & Color Design'
12:11 EDT - How to achieve the highest level of visual design in photographs SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Harald Mante, one of the most distinguished teachers of the photographic arts in Germany and an internationally recognized master of photography, brings his teaching to us in the English language for the first time in more than 30 years. In The Photograph: Composition and Color Design, Mante explains the elements... (More)

MemoryMiner 1.85 Released
11:46 EDT - John Fox has updated MemoryMiner, his $45 cross-platform digital story-telling application, to version 1.85. The new version can mine Exif headers and iPhoto databases for keywords and adds new contextual menu commands. Enhancements have been made to the Google Maps address lookup feature, support for Reunion files and Auto Life Period icon creation, among others. Bug fixes include improved library... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Increasing Monitor Size Translates to Higher Worker Productivity, Study Finds
11:30 EDT - Using 24-inch Widescreen Displays Cuts 76 Days of Work, Translates to $8,600 of Annual Savings Per Employee versus 18-inch Standard Format CHICAGO --(Business Wire)-- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial and residential LCD, plasma, and projector displays, today announced the results of a University of Utah monitor study that found significant productivity... (More)

Canon: Three new image-stabilized PowerShots
00:00 EDT - Canon U.S.A. Inc. has today announced three new PowerShot digital cameras, the PowerShot SD770IS, SD790IS and SD890IS.

All three cameras are based around a new 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with an effective resolution of ten megapixels. The Canon SD770 and Canon SD790 couple this with an optically stabilized, Canon-branded... (More)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

LightCrafts-logo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: LightZone 3.5 Offers New Support Tools and Pricing Structure
18:12 EDT - Latest Version of Photo-Enhancement Software Incorporates Innovative Video Tutorials, Camera Updates and Pricing Revisions PALO ALTO, Calif. -- (Marketwire -- March 12) -- Light Crafts, today announced the immediate availability and revised pricing of its award-winning photo-enhancing software, LightZone 3.5. This latest version comes with access to an extensive video learning center, additional camera... (More)

LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4  lens. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Offers New Firmware for Leica Lens Available for Digital SLRs on the Four Thirds Standard
17:27 EDT - Panasonic Firmware Brings Contrast Auto Focus to LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) Lens, Helping Consumers Take Higher-Quality Portraits SECAUCUS, NJ (March 12, 2008) -- Panasonic today announced a new firmware update available for its interchangeable LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens, which is compatible with the Four Thirds standard digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras,... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! Review: Pentax 43mm Limited
16:08 EDT - The Pentax limited edition lenses show off a polish and refinement you don't see in average lenses.

From the first moment you mount the 43mm ƒ/1.9 you can tell it's been manufactured with an eye to detail. With a 35mm image circle, the 43mm is fully backward-compatible with all Pentax K-mount film... (More)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: The latest from
15:45 EDT - (Our friends over at have some new tips up for you, this time having to do with Photoshop and some of Nik Software's tools. Here's their latest press release:) It's not often that a brand name becomes a verb, but when it does, it shows just how much that product has become part of our lives. Take, for example, "Photoshop." Tell a friend you've Photoshopped a digital picture and... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Releases Complete Line of Rolling Bags
13:17 EDT - SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Think Tank Photo today released three new or completely upgraded rolling bags that provide more protection and security for transporting heavy and expensive photography gear. All three rollers feature advanced security features, such as front and back cable locks, a TSA lock and the Security Plate "Lost and Found" service. • Airport Airstream -- This new, small roller... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Releases 'Skin' Modular Bags for Quick Access
13:09 EDT - SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Think Tank Photo announces the release of its new "Skin" series. These modular bags, which are designed to fit on Think Tank Photo belts or regular belts, are very thin and flexible and lay flat when empty, conforming to photographers' gear when full. Their ability to be compressed when empty frees up valuable space in photographers' cases, especially when in transit. The bags... (More)

LaserSoft Releases SilverFast Update for Microtek ArtixScan M1/F1
12:31 EDT - Microtek is working on a ScanWizard Leopard version, too.

LaserSoft Imaging has recently released updates to its SilverFast software for the Microtek ArtixScan M1 and F1. Version 6.5.5r4b was released Feb. 25 and is available from the LaserSoft Imaging Web site... (More)

or-digphocomp.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'The Digital Photography Companion'
12:08 EDT - Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Remember how awkward it felt the first time you drove a car? Maneuvering on four wheels with skill and confidence required learning how to use all the controls with hours of practice. Many digital photographers experience comparable awkward feelings when faced with the bewildering array of settings and dials controlling the operation... (More)

Monday, March 10, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: AccuSoft Announces Major New Releases of its Popular ImageGear Imaging Toolkits for Software Developers at AIIM
13:43 EDT - SDKs Feature AJAX Support, the Ability to View, Edit and Convert 3D PDFs and Universal 3D Images & Enhanced Image Processing Functions BOSTON, Mass., — March 4, 2008 — AccuSoft® Corporation, the leading provider of imaging software development toolkits (SDKs), today announced from the 2008 AIIM Exposition & Conference major new releases of its ImageGear® imaging toolkits. The new... (More)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Nikon Coolpix S510 Express Review posted!
12:27 EST - Making friends with the Nikon Coolpix S510 is easy, thanks to its classic compact design and very well organized menu system.

A fun take-anywhere digital camera that requires almost no thought to enjoy, I could hardly put the 8.1-megapixel Nikon S510 down. With a small, metal body and a 2.5-inch LCD, the Nikon S510 handled everything... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto Introduces NeXt Generation Carbon Fiber Tripods Evolution of Award-Winning X-Series Continues With New 190CXPRO3, 190CXPRO4 and 190CX3
11:24 EST - Ramsey, NJ (March 3, 2008) - With the launch of its X-Series tripods in 2007, Manfrotto set a new standard in the professional photographic supports industry. Not only did the new X-Series boast a stylish design and industry leading performance, it represented a new facet in engineering. The Manfrotto Q90°center column system received critical acclaim and single handedly set the product offering... (More)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Casio announces EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9
14:35 EST - Casio America Inc. has today announced the latest model for its EXILIM digicam series, in the form of the Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9 digital camera.

The Casio Z9 has an 8.1 megapixel CCD image sensor coupled to an EXILIM-branded 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 37.5 - 112.5mm. As with most compact point'n'shoots these days... (More)

Microsoft Releases Expression Media 2 Public Beta
11:11 EST - Microsoft has released a public beta of Expression Media 2, the successor to the popular digital asset management tool iView MediaPro. Microsoft acquired MediaPro in June 2006. Both Mac and Windows version of the beta release, which expires July 1, are available. D3/D300 NEF Issue According to the Expression Media blog, support for Nikon D3/D300 NEF files has not yet been incorporated into Expression... (More)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Olympus announces E-420 DSLR
00:01 EST - One year to the day after it was announced, Japan's Olympus Corp. has today announced a followup to its E-410 single-lens reflex digital camera.

The Olympus E-420 is, says the company, the world's smallest digital SLR (and second only to the E-410 as the lightest DSLR, thanks to a slight five gram weight gain). As with the previous model, the... (More)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: LumaPix Updates FotoFusion Photo Editing Software
22:53 EST - MONTREAL, Quebec -- Feb. 26 -- 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 a discount to v3 users... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: 16-GB CompactFlash 5000 Meets Next Generation Demands For High Capacity and Performance in Harsh Operating Conditions
13:43 EST - HANNOVER, GERMANY, March 4, 2008 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced it is doubling the capacity of its CompactFlash® 5000 flash memory cards for industrial markets. In addition to fast read and write speeds, the cards provide a high level of durability and reliability for mission-critical applications such as industrial PCs, medical instruments, military applications, point-of-sale... (More)

Monday, March 3, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS ArtSuite v.3.0: Artistic Effects for Photo Frames Creation and Photo Decoration
21:03 EST - March, 2008 - AKVIS LLC announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite (earlier known as Frame Suite) to version v.3.0. The name change reflects the new approach to the program. From now on the software will be enriched with new effects that does not necessarily fall into the Photo Frames category. This version offers three new effects: Black&White, Shift Colors, and Channel Mixer. Also new to this... (More)

Apple Updates Aperture to 2.0.1
20:47 EST - Apple responds quickly to problems with the initial release.

Apple has released a 43.9MB update to its recently released Aperture 2. The 2.01. update "addresses issues related to the performance and overall stability of Aperture 2," the company said. The update... (More)

LiveBooks' logo. Click here to visit the LiveBooks website! PRESS RELEASE: liveBooks Enhances Industry's Most Advanced Custom Website Offering With New Search Engine Optimization Features for liveBooks Professional
14:13 EST - Spring 2008 Release of liveBooks Professional Automatically Transforms Photographers' Websites Into a Powerful Marketing Tool to Easily Attract New Clients SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - liveBooks, Inc. (, the leading provider of customized portfolio websites and marketing software for professional photographers, today announced the Spring 2008 release of liveBooks... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro v5 Supports Additional Lenses for Popular Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 Digital SLR Cameras
11:39 EST - 10 new lenses added to the ever increasing DxO Labs library of lens correction modules Paris, France - March 3, 2008 – DxO Labs announces today the addition of 10 new lenses, including popular zooms and fish-eyes, to its library of lens correction modules for DxO Optics Pro v5. The addition of these lenses, designed specifically for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 digital SLR camera bodies, bring... (More)

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