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Monday, April 30, 2007

General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Worldwide debut of stylish GE-branded digital cameras set for HSN on May 1
14:19 EDT - TORRANCE, Calif. (April 30, 2007) - General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE-branded digital cameras, today announced that HSN will offer GE cameras in its lineup of products, featuring several models over the next several months. GE cameras will appear on HSN beginning at 12 a.m. tomorrow and continuing throughout the day. The May 1 debut on HSN ( marks the first... (More)

Friday, April 27, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: TIPA and BIPP Awards - International Acclaim for Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Papers
18:02 EDT - Woodstock, IL Apr 26, 2007 In time to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection, the quality of the papers has once again been acknowledged by two renowned institutes: The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) and the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) have awarded the Hahnemühle papers as "Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper" and "Best... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Now Shipping Genuine Fractals 5 & Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5
10:38 EDT - Industry standard for image enlargements gets a complete overhaul Portland, OR - April 27, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of its Photoshop® CS3 compatible Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 Photoshop plug-ins. Featuring improved scaling technology, faster performance, several new features, a new user interface and greater ease of use, Genuine... (More)

Nikon's D40 digital SLR. Copyright © 2006, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sigma confirms D40 lens compatibility
10:02 EDT - Japanese optics manufacturer Sigma Corp. has posted a new support document on its website clarifying compatibility of its lenses with the Nikon D40 digital SLR.

Unlike previous Nikon DSLRs, the D40 (announced last November) doesn't include a focus motor in the camera body - saving some cost, weight, and size, but dropping compatibility for some lenses that lack... (More)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: TIPA awards 36 imaging products as the best in Europe 2007
15:28 EDT - MADRID, 24 April 2007 – The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the XVII edition of the TIPA Awards. This year, the editors of the 28 member magazines from 12 European countries that voted for the best imaging products in Europe in 2007, awarded 36 photo and imaging products. ( CATEGORIES... AND THE BEST PRODUCTS ARE: 1 D-SLR ENTRY LEVEL Nikon... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ3 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ3 Recieves 2007 TIPA Award For Best Superzoom Digital Camera In Europe
14:33 EDT - Secaucus, NJ (April 24, 2007) - Panasonic is pleased to announce that its 10x Optical zoom LUMIX DMC-TZ3 digital still camera has received the prestigious 2007 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Award for the "Best Superzoom Digital Camera" in Europe. TIPA is an independent association of photo and imaging expert editors, representing 12 countries across Europe. The renowned TIPA awards honor... (More)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sinar's logo. Click here to visit the Sinar website! PRESS RELEASE: Jenoptik strengthens its digital camera business: The Swiss company SINAR AG is now a 100 percent subsidiary of the technology group.
17:43 EDT - Feuerthalen, Jena, 24. April 2007 - The acquisition of the remaining 49 percent of the shares in SINAR AG is a significant step in the expansion of the digital camera business. The Jenoptik Group has purchased the remaining 49 percent of the shares in SINAR AG, making it a 100 percent owned subsidiary of the technology group's Laser & Optics division. The Board of Directors of SINAR AG approved the... (More)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Unveils Innovative Inkjet Supplies Strategy to Offer Customers More Choice, Greater Value
17:20 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24 -- HP is changing the way it delivers inkjet cartridges to customers to offer them more choice, greater value and a simplified shopping experience, both in-store and online. Beginning this year, most new HP consumer printers worldwide will be introduced with multiple inkjet cartridge offerings that are designed to provide customers with options that better meet their printing... (More)

March POTD Winners Chosen!
12:58 EDT - "old school," "My eyes not look," and "generations" were chosen as our March winners. Congratulations to Bob Garas, Gencho Petkov, and Piotr Nowacki!

We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for March, 2007. Here's a look at March's winners, along with some comments from the judges: First Place old school,... (More)

Ovolab Releases Geophoto 1.1
11:05 EDT - Google Maps integration, a tag cloud and many other improvements highlight the new release.

Ovolab has released Geophoto 1.1, its $19.95 Mac OS X photo browser that organizes images by location. Highlights of the new version include Google Maps integration through a loupe, a tag cloud, plus many... (More)

Canon's EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Rob Galbraith posts 1D Mark III first-look
08:01 EDT - Our good friend Rob Galbraith, professional photojournalist and proprietor of the Digital Photography Insights website, has posted his first-look review of Canon's EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR.

For those not already familiar with last February's announcement, the Canon 1D Mark III is an impressive camera indeed, offering an APS-H sized 10.1 megapixel image sensor, 10 frames-per-second burst shooting... (More)

Monday, April 23, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: CVS/pharmacy Workshops Teach Consumers Nationwide How to Make the Most of the Digital Photos 'Trapped' in Their Cameras
12:32 EDT - 'Digital Sundays' to be Held at CVS/pharmacy Photo Counters Nationwide Starting April 29, 2007 WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail leader in digital imaging services and products, today announced the national launch of its first-ever "Digital Sundays" program -- free digital photography workshops for consumers in every store location with one-hour photo. To find a location... (More)

Houdah Software Releases HoudahGeo
10:45 EDT - The first commercial release of the Mac geocoding application also comes with a discounted price.

Houdah Software has released HoudahGeo, its Macintosh geocoding application that adds latitude, longitude and altitude information to the Exif header of an image. Geocoding data can be read from a GPS... (More)

Friday, April 20, 2007

CSSHD1.jpg Accessory Review: Sony Cyber-shot Station CSS-HD1
21:24 EDT - Sony's new dock is a great accessory for its new HD-capable Cyber-shots.

The Cyber-shot Station CSS-HD1 isn't Sony's first dock, but it's the first one to offer component output to high definition television so you can enjoy your images in all their glory. Like its predecessors,... (More)

Sanyo: USB AA battery charger
17:44 EDT - From its worldwide headquarters in Tokyo Japan, consumer electronics company Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has launched a new AA battery charger that helps ease the burdens of travel just a little.

The Sanyo eneloop N-MDU01S USB charger set is said to be compatible only with the company's own AA or AAA-sized eneloop NiMH rechargeable batteries, which were first launched in late 2005. The eneloop... (More)

Casio's EXILIM CARD EX-S770 digital camera. Courtesy of Casio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Express Review posted for Casio EXILIM EX-S770
06:46 EDT - Packed with features, the 7.2 megapixel Casio EX-S770 includes a 3x optical zoom, a wide-screen movie mode, a high resolution 2.8-inch LCD, and 34 scene modes.

This slim little shooter comes in silver, red, and purple, and has a high quality feel. One of the speediest ultra-compact cameras we've tried, the Casio S770 has virtually no shutter lag when you prefocus.... (More)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.3
19:20 EDT - Reliability and performance tweaks highlight the new version.

Apple today released version 1.5.3 of Aperture, its image editing software for Mac OS X. According to the company, the new version addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a... (More)

Minox announces DC 1022
15:55 EDT - A press release today from Minox Germany announces the new DC 1022 digital camera.

Detailed specifications aren't available currently, but the DC 1022 couples a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor with MINOCTAR-branded 6x optical zoom lens that can focus down to just seven centimeters. Images... (More)

Casio's EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z700 digital camera. Courtesy of Casio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Express Review posted for Casio EXILIM EX-Z700
15:14 EDT - Though it's not the flashiest or slimmest model on the market, the Casio EXILIM EX-Z700 has a lot that should make beginning snapshooters happy.

With a 7.2 megapixel sensor, a fairly standard 3x zoom (38-114mm equivalent focal range), and a 2.7-inch LCD, the Casio EX-Z700 doesn't break any new ground, but it is a reliable little camera and very... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Web Photo Posting Sets New Trend in JPEG Conversion
06:36 EDT - Bloggers, Flickr users and ordinary people sending images by email know that the first considerations before sharing photos is image display size, file size, and file type. This is where Web Photo Posting steps in with its innovative approach to JPEG conversion. Chengdu, P.R. China - April 11, 2007: Web Photo Posting 1.0 is an all-in-one tool for JPEG compression, image resizing and optimization required... (More)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Adobe Releasess Camera Raw 4.0 and DNG Converter Updates
12:36 EDT - But hold off if you're running Photoshop CS2 or earlier.

Adobe posted updates to Camera Raw and its free DNG Converter today. The primary benefit of the updates is support for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. But if you are using Photoshop CS2, you should not install... (More)

Canon's PowerShot A550 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review posted for Canon PowerShot A550
08:57 EDT - As we've come to expect from Canon's A-series, the PowerShot A550 is a great little digicam.

Fairly frill-free, the Canon A550 still takes great shots with its 7-megapixel sensor. It has a satisfying 4x zoom, and is quite easy to use. The A550's no-nonsense mode dial is backed up by a simple Function... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: The Brazillion Dollar Home
07:48 EDT - This ain't no skinny mansion with no hair on its chest, sarn. This here Brazillion Dollar Home, it's one big mother trucker trailer trash town trippin ten tonne tower of terror. Get yourself one a deeze here Brazillions, it won't hurtcha at all! A 'mothership' style location photo/laptop case intended to be piggy-backed on trolley handles, worn over shoulder and is, as a last resort back-packable... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix S9100 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review posted for Fujifilm FinePix S9100
02:39 EDT - Shooting with the Fujifilm FinePix S9100 is a lot of fun.

All this long zoom digital camera lacks is optical image stabilization. That may seem like a big omission these days, but the S9100 does surprisingly well without it, capturing usable images with a handheld... (More)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Canon Releases Firmware Update for Digital Rebel XTi/400D
12:07 EDT - The new version fixes PictBridge lens name reporting, red-eye options when connected to certain printers and communication with Canon's 380EX flash.

Canon today released firmware update 1.0.5 for its EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D Digital dSLR. According to the company firmware version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fixes and improvement: •... (More)

Monday, April 16, 2007

DXG's DXG-589V digital camera. Courtesy of DXG, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. DXG launches 5mpix gaming digicam
15:32 EDT - DXG USA has today officially launched its new DXG-589V digital camera, a model which we first saw on display back at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow a month ago.

The DXG-589V is a five megapixel CMOS sensor-based model with a 7.5mm F3.1 fixed focal length lens, and includes 32MB of built-in memory (with 13MB available for image storage) plus an SD / MMC card slot.... (More)

Another lens test posted on
13:18 EDT - An ultra-wide prime from Nikon today, the 14mm f/2.8

The spring onslaught of digicams to test on the Imaging Resource side of the house is being felt on SLRgear as well, in the form of slowed lens review throughput. We've also had a gap in lens shipments... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: JOBO AG Announces Immediate Availability of Firmware Update to GIGA Vu PRO evolution Image Storage Device
11:14 EDT - Free update includes J.D. Loupe, Incremental Back-up and increased Raw Format compatibility Gummersbach, Germany (April 16) -- JOBO AG announces today the immediate availability of a firmware update to its award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device. This firmware 2.0.4 update includes the new J.D. Loupe, Incremental Back-up and increased Raw Format compatibility and... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Ships Photoshop CS3 and Flagship Creative Applications
10:51 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 16 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the highly-anticipated Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard editions. This revolutionary release of brand-new, tightly integrated, design and development software unites the best of Adobe and former Macromedia... (More)

WACOM.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Wacom Updates Mac OS X Tablet Drivers
10:48 EDT - Today Wacom Technology Corp. posted a new driver (for use with all Macs running Mac OS X vs.10.3.9 and 10.4. It works in both the native and classic environment of OS X. This driver supports the USB versions of all Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CintiqPartner, Graphire2 (ET-0405A) and Graphire pen tablets and the Cintiq 21UX, 18SX, 15x and PL-500 pen displays. The driver can be downloaded from WTC's Web... (More)

Friday, April 13, 2007

ulb.jpg Accessory Review: Ultimate Light Box (UPDATED)
21:24 EDT - It's an inexpensive diffuser for your flash but it's also the basic building block of a system to which you can add whatever accessories you like, including soft boxes, reflectors, filters and more.

At PMA in Las Vegas this year, we stumbled on what looked like a Sto-fen designed by NASA. It uses a custom black adapter that slips on your flash head and a particularly attractive diffuser that snapped... (More)

Accessory Review: Pandigital Photo Frames
14:37 EDT - Digital photo frames have graduated from gadget to gift. Read our review to see why.

Seems like a no-brainer. Frame an LCD with a card reader slapped on the back and -- presto! -- you've got a digital photo frame. The idea isn't new. Early attempts like those from Ceiva Logic in 1999 even... (More)

houdahGeo.png Houdah Software Updates Beta HoudahGeo
14:34 EDT - Highlights of the new beta releases (three in the last two days) include support for Magellan, batch geocoding using Google Maps and an improved geocoding algorithm.

Houdah Software today updated its public beta of HoudahGeo, its Macintosh geocoding application that adds latitude, longitude and altitude information to the Exif header of an image. Highlights Highlight... (More)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

LaCie's 526 Monitor. Courtesy of LaCie, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. LaCie: 26" LCD with near-Adobe RGB gamut
12:00 EDT - From its US headquarters in Hillsboro OR, French company LaCie S.A.S has today announced a new LCD monitor aimed at use in digital photography, prepress, CAD, video editing and creative design.

The LaCie 526 Monitor offers a rather impressive specification, coupled to an even more eyecatching pricetag. Offering a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, the LaCie 526 is a 25.5" widescreen LCD that... (More)

Kodak Releases EasyShare Software v6.0.2 for OS X
11:46 EDT - The One Touch to Better Pictures feature is no longer available. New features? Not listed.

Kodak has released the Macintosh OS X version of its free EasyShare Software v6.0.2, nearly seven weeks after releasing v6.2 for Windows ( According... (More)

Sony's DSC-W55 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review posted for Sony DSC-W55
07:54 EDT - Writer Rob Murray took a look at the Sony W55, and generally liked what he found.

Sony upped the resolution over last year's W50, added some higher shutter speeds, and seems to have made good progress with their high-ISO performance: The Sony W55's high-ISO shots don't look all that... (More)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! Pentax: New President and CEO as board votes down Hoya merger
15:13 EDT - Following on from yesterday's news, the board of Pentax Corp. has voted against accepting a planned deal to merge with Hoya Corp. in a share swap arrangement.

According to a Reuters article, Pentax's board has indicated that it would still consider a sweetened deal that would see Hoya take control via a tender bid or by forming a joint venture. Hoya had previously... (More)

Hamrick Software Releases VueScan 8.4.18
11:14 EDT - VueScan now supports over 700 scanners and over 200 camera Raw formats.

Hamrick Software has updated VueScan, its scanner software supporting over 700 scannersa and over 200 camera Raw formats, to version 8.4.18. The new version features improved black and white scan speed... (More)

Kingson's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology 'Icons of Photography' Encourages Interactivity with World-Class Photo Pros
11:00 EDT - 'Ask the Icon' and 'Critique My Image' Offer Feedback, Image Reviews to Microsite Visitors Fountain Valley, CA - April 10, 2007 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is adding interactive features to the popular 'Icons of Photography' microsite on New components allow visitors to pose questions directly to some of... (More)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Camera Bits Releases Photo Mechanic 4.5
20:09 EDT - The new version adds preliminary Vista supported.

Camera Bits has released Photo Mechanic 4.5, its $150 image browser featuring batch processing, metadata editing, scalable contact sheets, Spotlight support, CD/DVD burning and more. According to Camera... (More)

Olympus' Stylus 760 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Olympus Stylus 760
15:01 EDT - Reviewer Rob Murray found a lot to like in the Olympus Stylus 760, but also at least one "glaring" issue, namely glare from the LCD monitor when shooting outdoors.

The Olympus 760 is compact, ultra-stylish, slips in and out pockets easily, and takes great pictures under the right conditions. It's also splashproof, a very nice feature if you're ever caught in a rainstorm... (More)

Hoya raises Pentax offer
11:43 EDT - Regular readers may remember that we told you late last year of a planned merger between Hoya Corp. and Pentax Corp.

A news article published yesterday by financial site Bloomberg (and subsequently updated with further information) suggests that not everybody at Pentax is satisfied with the plan, with six of the company's... (More)

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP to Acquire Tabblo, Aims to Make Printing from Web Easier
11:37 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tabblo Inc., a privately-held developer of Web-based software located in Cambridge, Mass. HP plans to leverage Tabblo's technologies to make printing from the web easier and more convenient than it is today. Tabblo's technology allows people to simply and efficiently arrange and print text, graphics and photos... (More)

Friday, April 6, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Fastmac Announces First Blu-Ray Optical Drive Upgrade for Laptops
14:12 EDT - Low profile slot loading drive provides 50-GB of storage on one disk for Apple PowerBook, iBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini SALINAS, Calif. -- Fastmac today announced the first and only Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple's PowerBook, iBook and MacBook Pro computers. The new slimline, slot loading drive uses one of the fastest and most compatible Blu-ray mechanisms to provide up to 50GB of... (More)

Pentax's K10D single-lens reflex digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review posted for Pentax K10D
13:48 EDT - Just picking it up with a standard set of expectations, the Pentax K10D does not necessarily impress.

Spend some time, explore the new exposure modes, learn how to tweak white balance, and you might discover a digital camera that could significantly improve your photography. That does impress. We're willing... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Smart And Simple Tool For Making Panoramic Views Of Your Favorite Sights And Picturesque Landscapes
13:43 EDT - FirmTools announces new Panorama Composer 3 MOSCOW, Russia - Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - FirmTools announced today the release of version 3 of Panorama Composer, the highly anticipated tool to generate a 360 degree panoramic photo out of several snapshots and save it as a jpeg, html or exe file. Thanks to the self-explanatory user interface and enhanced graphics engine, the application simplifies photo... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of PhotoFrame Pro 3.1
13:04 EDT - New version of award-winning software, compatible with Photoshop CS3, is available via free download to all registered users of PhotoFrame Pro 3 Portland, OR - April 5, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today that the PhotoFrame Pro 3.1 update is available via free download to all registered users of PhotoFrame Pro 3 software on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. onOne Software's PhotoFrame... (More)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-L1 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Enhances Firmware To Lumix DMC-L1K Digital SLR
13:00 EDT - New Firmware Brings Latest to Current Digital Camera Users SECAUCUS, N.J. (April 5, 2007) - Panasonic today announced a new firmware enhancement service for the LUMIX DMC-L1K digital SLR camera. Panasonic's customers, who are currently enjoying the benefits of the company's first digital SLR camera, can now download new firmware to support the device, giving them the latest advancements and digital... (More)

paravue-logo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Paravue Announces New Masking Tool for Adobe Photoshop CS3
10:45 EDT - Cutout objects with the click of a mouse OAKLAND, Calif. -- Paravue Inc., today announced Turbo Mask, an image masking tool designed for graphic and web designers, photographers and motion graphic artists that work with Adobe Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS Extended. Most image masking tools rely on skill to get the desired results. Turbo Mask works like human eyes to pick out the important subject... (More)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

IDC reports on 2006 digicam market
18:14 EDT - Canon, Sony and Samsung all increased their overall digital camera market share in 2006 at the expense of rivals, while Canon and Nikon lost some DSLR market share to other competitors in that portion of the market, says a new report from research firm IDC.

According to the report, "2006 Worldwide Digital Camera Market Share", the overall market for digital cameras worldwide grew by some 14.5% to 106 million units. As expected, digital SLRs showed robust... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association Of Photoshop Professionals Announces 2007 Guru Award Winners
15:27 EDT - Prestigious Award Recognizes the Adobe® Photoshop® Talents of Photoshop World Conference Attendees TAMPA, FL - Apr. 4, 2006 -The National Association of Photoshop Professionals > (NAPP) is excited to announce the Guru Award winners for the east coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo > in Boston. The Guru Awards (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of New Dave Cross Digital Frame Collection
13:49 EDT - Affordable add-on for PhotoFrame Pro 3 and PhotoFrame Elements enhances creativity and professional style Portland, OR - April 4, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc. announces the immediate availability of the new professionally designed Dave Cross Digital Frame Collection. This new collection adds 20 new custom frame selections to the already extensive library of easy-to-use border and edge effects currently... (More)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe to Offer CS3 Live Events, Online Activities
17:54 EDT - With 12 new standalone applications and six new suites, Adobe Creative Suite 3 can be overwhelming at first glance. To help customers learn more about the products and various tips and tricks, Adobe will host a series of live and online product demonstrations over the next six months that will include: CS3: The Creative License Conference A series of conferences that include a two-day event in Los... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Camera Shipments Flying High as Market Value Dips in Central and Eastern Europe, Says IDC
14:55 EDT - Prague, April 3, 2007 - Digital cameras again proved to be one of the hottest selling items last year in Central and Eastern Europe. According to recently released IDC data, shipments shot up by nearly 23% to almost 7 million units in 2006 and are set to exhibit solid growth again this year. By contrast, technology advances and competition have pushed prices to new lows, and factory revenue actually... (More)

IrfanView security flaw found
13:21 EDT - Security website Secunia has today posted news of a potential exploit discovered in popular freeware image viewer IrfanView.

According to the Secunia report, the vulnerability has been discovered in the current 3.99 version of the program but may exist in earlier versions as well. The only fix currently is to avoid opening images... (More)

Monday, April 2, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Announces National Cherry Blossom Festival® Photo Contest Open for Submissions
16:26 EDT - Ring in spring & win a prize with your Festival photography RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2007) - The National Cherry Blossom Festival®, the annual celebration of Japan's gift of cherry trees to Washington D.C., and announced the start of the first official National Cherry Blossom Festival® Photo Contest on March 31, 2007, the opening day of the Festival. The photo contest is an opportunity... (More)

PRESS RELEASE:® Welcomes New Instructor, Kevin Moss
14:14 EDT - "Photoshop and Elements for Nature Photographers" Course begins April 4th. Redmond, Washington (PRWeb) March 30, 2007 --, the worldwide leader in online photography education, today announced that professional photographer and author, Kevin Moss, has joined's amazing team of instructors. Kevin's 4-week short course, Photoshop and Elements for Nature Photographers, starts... (More)

LaserSoft Imaging Releases SilverFast 6.5 Update
13:43 EDT - The company announces CS3 compatibility, AutoFrame Alignment with Free Rotation and a new blog, too!

With its latest update to SilverFast, LaserSoft Imaging has included "a number of optimizations and improvements (and yes them nasty little bugfixes too) under the hood." Release 6.5.0r5 is the first to... (More)

Houdah Software Releases Beta HoudahGeo
11:37 EDT - Add geocode tags to your images without a GPS device

Houdah Software today released a public beta of HoudahGeo, its Macintosh geocoding application that adds latitude, longitude and altitude information to the Exif header of an image. "With HoudahGeo you... (More)

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