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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Magix's logo. Click here to visit the Magix website! PRESS RELEASE: MAGIX Sees Growth in the Professional Sector
23:19 EDT - MAGIX continues to focus on development of the professional segment. Re-alignment within the organization will be implemented to provide customer-oriented support and sales. More employees will be made available to support professional products such as Samplitude. Berlin (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 30, 2009 -- MAGIX AG, listed on the Prime Standard (ISIN DE 0007220782), continues to focus on the development... (More)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W180 digital camera. Photo provided by Sony Europe. Sony Europe, Japan: Two new W-series digicams
19:07 EDT - Sony Corp. has simultaneously announced two closely-related additions to its Cyber-shot W-series digital camera lineup for the European and Japanese markets.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180 and DSC-W190 are near identical save for the resolution of their 1/2.3" Sony Super HAD CCD image sensors. The DSC-W180 includes a 10.1 megapixel imager, while the DSC-W190... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Live From The Red Carpet... Nikon, The Official Camera Sponsor Of 2009 MTV Movie Awards
15:14 EDT - Pre-Show Special And Innovative Fashion 360, Powered By Nikon, Give Viewers Exclusive Perspective From A-List Event MELVILLE, N.Y. (May 28, 2009) – Nikon, the Official Camera Sponsor of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, will reveal all the fun, stylish moments of this year’s award show from the red carpet. This includes a 30-minute televised special, “MTV Movie Awards Confidential presented... (More)

onOne announces free PhotoTools 2 Lite
12:58 EDT - onOne Software Inc. has announced a new free edition of PhotoTools 2, its photographic effects plug-in for Photoshop.

Almost all program features from the Standard and Professional editions are included in PhotoTools 2 Lite, with the sole differences being the number of effects included, and the removal of compatibility... (More)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Anthropics' logo. Click here to visit the Anthropics website! Anthropics releases Portrait Pro 9
19:30 EDT - Anthropics Technology Ltd. has today unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship portrait retouching software Portrait Professional, available in both Standard and Studio editions.

Under the hood, there have been numerous changes in the Portrait Pro v9. The updates are mostly shared between both versions, but a few key new features have been reserved for the Studio edition. As... (More)

Sigma: New firmware for DP2
13:28 EDT - Sigma Corp. has released an updated version of firmware for its DP2 digital camera which corrects a couple of operational issues.

Closely related to the company's existing DP1 model, the Sigma DP2 is based around a 0.98" diagonal Foven X3 image sensor, which has an effective resolution of 4.64 megapixels with full color measured... (More)

More K-7 samples, including DNG Raw data
13:04 EDT - Further official samples shot with Pentax's upcoming K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera have been posted on Pentax Europe's website.

Adding to the information available from several samples posted recently by Pentax Japan, the new photos are available not only as JPEG compressed files, but also as Adobe DNG Raw files. The same two... (More)

ACDSee's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems International Inc.: ACDSee Pro 3 Fulfills Photographers' Need for Speed, Flexibility and Value
12:15 EDT - Public beta testing begins on next-generation ACDSee Pro software with an easy-to-use workflow structure, dynamic image processing, plus extended online publishing tools VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - ACD Systems International Inc. is accelerating photography workflow with the development of ACDSeeTM Pro 3, a new version of its three-year-old software now available for public... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Teams Up With Canon for May / June "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" Promotion
10:54 EDT - Grand Prize Winner Gets to Choose From Three Autos; Weekly Winners Receive Prizes of CE and Computer Gear CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - Inc., the second-largest online-only e-retailer in the United States, is revving up a major May/June promotion. In the company's "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" online promotion, Newegg will award one lucky Grand Prize... (More)

Movavi's logo. Click here to visit the Movavi website! PRESS RELEASE: Movavi Launches All-New Movavi Video Converter 8
10:39 EDT - Movavi, a leading developer of multimedia processing tools, today launched a new version of one of its most popular products, Movavi Video Converter. Moscow -- May 28, 2009 -- Movavi, a leading developer of multimedia processing tools, today launched a new version of one of its most popular products, Movavi Video Converter. With this latest version of Movavi Video Converter, our goal was to expand... (More)

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops' logo. Click here to visit the Stanta Fe Photographic Workshops website! PRESS RELEASE: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiration and Instruction for the Photographic Community
10:29 EDT - Instilling a passion for photography in Santa Fe and throughout the world Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 28, 2009 -- Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the premier photographic workshop organization in the world, achieves the milestone of 20 years as an inspirational resource for all levels of photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals. Since its inception in 1990, the Workshops has been unwavering... (More)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Zacuto's logo. Click here to visit the Zacuto website! PRESS RELEASE: Advanced Sound for DSLR’s
21:00 EDT - Chicago, IL – May 22, 2009 - Zacuto recently released a video discussing and demonstrating how to do Advanced Sound for DSLR’s. Since the DSLR cameras all have mini plugs, auto gain control, limiting and compression.  Adapters are not really the key to getting good sound.  “A double system is really the only way you can get good sound on a DSLR,” explains Steve Weiss,... (More)

KelbyTraining LIVE logo. Click here to visit the KelbyTraining LIVE website! PRESS RELEASE: New Location Lighting Techniques for Photographers Seminar Tour Launched by KelbyTraining LIVE Featuring Professional Photographer Joe McNally
20:07 EDT - Adobe and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Sponsor KelbyTraining LIVE Seminar Tours Tampa, FL – May 27, 2009 – Today, KelbyTraining LIVE announced their newest digital photography seminar tour, Location Lighting Techniques for Photographers, featuring bestselling author and internationally acclaimed American photographer Joe McNally. “Joe is the teacher... (More)

Jobo's logo. Click here to visit the Jobo website! PRESS RELEASE: JOBO Introduces the Affordable New PLANO Series of Digital Picture Frames
14:21 EDT - New JOBO PLANO 8 digital picture frame is the first of a series of three value-packed extremely thin frames to be introduced this year Gummersbach, Germany (May 27, 2009) – JOBO AG announces the addition of an affordable new ultra thin and very stylish digital picture frame to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. The new JOBO PLANO 8 is the first in a series of three new digital... (More)

Exposure Manager's logo. Click here to visit the Exposure Manager website! PRESS RELEASE: ExposureManager Announces Availability of E-Mail Marketing Tools for Premium Account Members
14:09 EDT - Enhanced e-mail functionality helps photographers stay in touch with their customers and increase their profits from the sale of their photography Torrance, CA (May 27, 2009) – ExposureManager (, a customizable full-service online sales resource for photographers, announces the availability of new e-mail marketing tools for all Premium Account members. The ExposureManager... (More)

Other World Computing's logo. Click here to visit the Other World Computing website! PRESS RELEASE: OWC Announces Mercury On-The-Go Pro, Largest Capacity/Fastest Bus Powered Portable Storage Solution On Market
11:52 EDT - Bring 500GB of Data on the Road Bus Powered – No AC Adapter Needed Holds 250 DVD Movies, 500,000 Photos, or 175,000 MP3 Songs Lightweight & Fast 7200RPM Drive with FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 Interfaces May 27, 2009, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro™,... (More)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR. Copyright © 2009 The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. 5D Mark II: New firmware allows manual exposure of videos (UPDATED)
22:44 EDT - Canon USA and Canon Europe have today simultaneously announced new firmware for the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR which enables manual exposure for video capture.

The new firmware is said to have been produced in response to customer feedback, and will allow manual control of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity equivalent when shooting video. Previously,... (More)

PercepTool plugin for Photoshop CS3, CS4 released
18:35 EDT - George DeWolfe - the photographer and author behind the Optipix plugin series for Photoshop - has released a new plugin for use with black & white photographs dubbed "PercepTool".

Said to be based on some 30 years of research and development, PercepTool is designed to adjust the look of images, mimicking the processing of the human brain. The idea behind the tool originated in... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS3 digital camera, known in Europe as the DMC-TZ7. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic's Heartbeat is Boxing
14:16 EDT - Beatbox Battle World Championship sponsored by Panasonic Panasonic is sponsoring the Beatbox Battle World Championship 2009, taking place in Berlin, Germany from May 28th until 1st June. The sponsorship follows the recent Lumix TZ7 ad campaign, which features two world-class beatboxers, Baba Israel and Kid Lucky. Kid Lucky will be one of the referees at the World Championship event, which will see... (More)

The Hi-Den Vision HD-0311 Hi-Def Photo Player with remote control. Photo provided by Hi-Den Vision. PRESS RELEASE: Hi-Den Vision's Tiny Photo Player Provides Full Enjoyment For Those Who Love Photography and Travelling
13:01 EDT - Hong Kong- Hi-Den Vision introduces tiny Hi-Def Photo Player (HD-0311), which is not only the smallest photo or media player for viewing photos on large HDTVs up to 1080p HDMI resolution, but also allows customization with remote control when viewing May 11, 2009 - Although many digital cameras include an HDMI port, they don’t support customization when viewing photos. With Hi-Den Vision's Digital... (More)

Sony Alpha A330 digital SLR. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Sony A330!
12:10 EDT - We've just posted the first set of test shots taken with the recently announced Sony A330 digital SLR.

The Sony A330 has a 10.2-megapixel sensor, and although the Alpha A330 has the fastest Live View mode available, it has no built-in movie mode. Describing the Sony Alpha A330 comes down to a relatively... (More)

The JVC Xiview LT-42WX70 42-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD TV monitor. Photo provided by JVC U.S.A. PRESS RELEASE: JVC Launches New Full HD LCD Monitor That Targets Digital SLR Users
11:58 EDT - With wider color space, 42-inch class super slim, lightweight Full HD monitor faithfully reproduces the colors, detail and texture of high resolution still photos made by digital SLR cameras. WAYNE, NJ, May 26, 2009 – Establishing a new category in flat panel TV design, JVC today announced the availability of a super slim LCD TV monitor that features a color space that is wider than a typical HDTV’s.... (More)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Nikon D3X digital SLR. Image courtesy of Nikin USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Nikon D3X Test Results posted!
12:43 EDT - In the "It's about time" category, we've posted our test results analysis for the Nikon D3X.

It's not a slam-dunk in all areas relative to the very stiff competition from the Canon 5D Mark II (and EOS-1Ds Mark III), but our overall conclusion is that the Nikon D3X produces the highest image quality... (More)

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm firmware v1.1
11:50 EDT - Panasonic Japan has announced firmware version 1.1 for the Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Micro Four-Thirds camera lens.

Firmware version 1.1 offers the following improvements:Improved Auto Focus performance in [AFC] mode.Improved Auto Focus performance in Motion Picture recording. * Please note that Auto Focus in [FHD]... (More)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO lens. Review: Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO
23:44 EDT - The Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO has been affectionately nick-named the ''Bigma'', and for good reason: the lens packs a 10x range of focal lengths into a four-pound package. Does that package include good optical performance? Click here for our full review of the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO lens.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Launches SDHC Memory Cards with Class 10 Speed Specification
15:56 EDT - 21st May 2009 - Panasonic is pleased to announce that it will launch new SDHC Memory Cards with Class 10 speed specification in Europe and other markets from the end of May, 2009. Class 10 is a new speed specification standardized by SD Card Association as part of SD Card Specification Ver.3.0 to meet the requirement for higher resolution consecutive shooting and large-sized high definition video... (More)

Adobe offers Camera Raw 5.4 release candidate
15:16 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has today published a release candidate version of its upcoming Camera Raw version 5.4.

The new version brings support for an addition 26 digital cameras and camera backs from Canon EOS 500D, Epson R-D1x, Hasselblad, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sigma. It also adds new DNG Compatibility... (More)

Olympus' Stylus Tough-8000 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. Olympus Stylus TOUGH series - kidproof tests continue
14:04 EDT - A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about some fun videos posted on YouTube by Olympus, demonstrating the environmental protection of its Stylus TOUGH digital camera series.

In each video, several Stylus TOUGH digital cameras are given to a group of kids who subject them to everything from soaking in aquariums and fingerpaints, to smothering with ice cream and chocolate syrup.... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: WD® Adds 2 TB Hard Drives to Meet Demands for Today's AV/Surveillance Markets
13:14 EDT - WD AV-GP Hard Drives with WD GreenPower Technology™ Provide Cooler, Quieter Operation with Lower Power Consumption LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As demand for higher capacity storage continues to increase due to large video applications, including high-definition video, WD® (NYSE: WDC) today expanded its WD AV-GP line of hard drives to include a 2 TB capacity, the... (More)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Coming soon: Canon DSLR remote for iPhone / iPod Touch
23:59 EDT - The folks over at onOne Software are previewing an interesting application for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the official onOne blog.

Currently pending approval by Apple, onOne's DSLR Remote operates thru a server application which runs on a Mac or Windows computer connected to certain Canon single-lens reflex digital camera models.... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: New Optional Accessories for LUMIX G Micro System
22:26 EDT - M Mount Adaptor DMW-MA2M and R Mount Adaptor DMW-MA3R Panasonic is pleased to announce two new mount adaptors for elevation of photographic experience with cameras from LUMIX G Micro System - M Mount Adaptor DMW-MA2M and R Mount Adaptor DMW-MA3R. The M Mount Adaptor and R Mount Adaptor are developed under support of Leica Camera AG making it possible to attach Leica M lenses (DMW-MA2M) or R lenses... (More)

ACDSee's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: Control, Time Savings Shine Through in ACDSee Pro for Mac
18:18 EDT - ACD Systems' first professional Mac application enters beta testing and offers photographers fast workflow tools with an emphasis on viewing, browsing and organizing images VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2009) - The wait is over for professional photographers who want a faster, affordable, all-in-one photography workflow system to use on their Macs. ACD Systems International Inc.... (More)

PhotoLynx's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoLynx website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoLynx, Inc. Announces the Release of and Online Proofing Systems
17:59 EDT - San Diego, CA – May 21, 2009 - Building upon its leading volume package digital imaging software suite, PhotoLynx, Inc. announces the release of and software that makes possible quick, accurate and inexpensive data and image validation. Tim McCain, Sr. Vice Pres. of PhotoLynx, Inc. says, “For years school and sports photographers and digital imaging labs... (More)

Pentax Japan posts K-7 samples
15:37 EDT - From its worldwide headquarters in Japan, Pentax has today published sample images shot with its just-announced K-7 digital SLR.

Four photos are available, all of which were shot as Raw files and processed using the K7's in-camera Raw file processing capabilities. The selection includes one portrait and three landscapes, all shot... (More)

Nik Software's Dfine 2.0 product packaging. PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Dfine® 2.0 Update for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2
13:35 EDT - Entire line of popular digital photographic plug-ins now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom San Diego, CA (May 21, 2009) - Nik Software announces today that Dfine 2.0, its popular award-winning digital photographic plug-in offering photographers advanced and powerful noise reduction for their digital images, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. Dfine 2.0 provides superior... (More)

Sigma's DP2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: DP2 high-definition digital camera now available through all US Sigma authorized dealers
09:44 EDT - Compact camera’s Foveon X3 direct image sensor captures detailed, richly-colored images Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that the DP2, a 14 mega pixel, high-definition, digital camera, is now available for $870 (MSRP) at Sigma’s... (More)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kate Labs launches Frame testing utility
19:00 EDT - Helsinki, Finland-based Kate Labs has announced the release of its digital camera and lens testing utility Frame, which has been under development since August 2008.

Frame is available for Windows XP and Vista, as well as for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. It can operate either from a graphical user interface or the command line, and supports a variety of charts including:... (More)

Photodex Proshow Workshop DVDs on clearance
17:37 EDT - Photodex Corp. has announced a clearance sale on its Proshow Workshop DVD series available for purchase through the company's website.

Customers who're still using the previous version of Proshow and wish to brush up on their skills have an opportunity to purchase each DVD at a discounted price of $14.95, versus the regular $49.95 per... (More)

Exposure Manager's logo. Click here to visit the Exposure Manager website! PRESS RELEASE: ExposureManager Announces New Group Photo Package Option for Event Photographers
15:45 EDT - New offering helps create an appealing photo package to increase photographer's profits from sales of their school and sports photography Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2009 -- ExposureManager (, a customizable full-service online sales resource for photographers, announces a new Two-Image Group Package template designed to enhance an event photographer's product offerings to... (More)

Panasonic's HDC-TM10 camcorder. Photo provided by Panasonic UK Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Introducing the World’s Lightest* Full-HD Compact Camcorders – the Panasonic HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10
15:19 EDT - Continuing to push the boundaries, Panasonic is pleased to announce the release of 2 new camcorders. Weighing a mere 227g the HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10 are the world’s lightest* full high definition camcorders – making them the perfect companion to capture those special moments. Don’t let the size fool you – these camcorders are packed full of technology - including an impressive... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Wins Two Prestigious TIPA Awards
14:55 EDT - “Best Design Innovation 2009” for ground breaking new LUMIX G1 Micro System and “Best Imaging Storage Media 2009” for its highly reliable 32 GB SD Memory Card Panasonic is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two prestigious TIPA prizes: the Best Design Innovation Award for its new digital interchangeable lens camera system, known as the LUMIX G Micro System, and the... (More)

Pentax's K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. Pentax K-7 announced, (almost) previewed
10:00 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced its new Pentax K-7 digital SLR, successor to the existing K20D model, and we've just published our Pentax K-7 preview.

NOTE: We've had some solid hands-on time with the new Pentax K-7, but are only just now managing to write up our experiences with the camera and explain some of its myriad features. At this point, we... (More)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jalbum's logo. Click here to visit the Jalbum website! PRESS RELEASE: Jalbum Connects to the Blogosphere
20:51 EDT - Jalbum, the popular photo sharing service and personal web album creator software connects to the bloggers around the world by introducing a brand new tool called Jalbum Blog badge. Any blogger can now conveniently display their photo album news in the sidebar of their blog. Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) May 19, 2009 -- Jalbum connects their customizable web photo albums with blogs. The new Jalbum Blog... (More)

Travel photo bootcamps take you outside your comfort zone
16:38 EDT - At the Imaging Resource news desk, we often receive notice of photography bootcamps that see participants housed in luxury hotels or pampered on cruise ships, combining a vacation with a chance to hone their photographic skills.

A new bootcamp series being conducted by freelance photographer and travel expert Steven Frischling - better known as "The Fish" - grabbed our attention with a totally different approach. Frischling's... (More)

Fantasea launches Eyes underwater accessories lineup
13:25 EDT - FantaSea Line has announced a new range of related accessories dubbed "Fantasea Eyes", aimed at improving underwater images.

Patent-pending BigEye wide-angle conversion air lenses help achieve wide-angle images by using air as an optical element when the camera / lens combo is submerged underwater. SharpEye lenses magnify the... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Technical Image Press Association honors Sigma Corporation's new 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens
12:08 EDT - Digital SLR extended range zoom lens recognized for advanced optical stabilization system is now available Ronkonkoma, NY, May 18, 2009 – Sigma Corporation of America (,  a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has received the award of Best Entry Level Lens by Technical... (More)

Olympus: New firmware for four lenses
11:01 EDT - Olympus Japan has today released updated firmware for several of its Four Thirds lenses.

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye, 18-180mm F3.5-6.3, 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 and 90-250mm F2.8 updates all include a fix for operation with either the Olympus E-3 and Olympus E-30 single-lens reflex... (More)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pentax's K2000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Offers One More Round Of Digital Camera Instant Rebate Savings Just In Time For Dads, Grads And Brides
21:06 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (May 15, 2009)…Surprise your favorite dad, grad or bride with a PENTAX digital camera and save. PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a third INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM effective May 15 – May 24, 2009 on select digital cameras. The savings consist of a $20.00 USD instant rebate on the PENTAX P70 and the PENTAX E70 compact digital cameras and a $50.00 USD savings on the PENTAX K2000... (More)

Unibind's logo. Click here to visit the Unibind website! PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Launches Mybook Collection
16:30 EDT - Just Staple, Peel & Stick to Create Instant 4”x6” Photo Albums Carry with You Everywhere You Go Small & Economical Enough to Give as a Gift instead of a Card May 18, 2009, Alpharetta, GA — Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation product line, announced today the new MyBook Collection... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Online system rates images by aesthetic quality
13:38 EDT - University Park, Pa. -- An online photo-rating system developed at Penn State is the first publicly available tool for automatically determining the aesthetic value of an image, according to a Penn State researcher involved with the project. James Z. Wang, associate professor of information sciences and technology, is one of the principal researchers on the Aesthetic Quality Inference Engine (ACQUINE),... (More)

Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH LUMIX G VARIO lens. Review: Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH LUMIX G VARIO
10:47 EDT - Panasonic announced the 7-14mm f/4 ASPH at PMA 2009; the lens offers ultrawide-angle photography for G1 and GH1 users with an effective 14-28mm field of view.

At just 300 grams (10 ounces) the lens packs in an impressive 16 elements; do good things come in small packages? Check out our full review of the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH on (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Launches Unique Website to Share Movies Online
09:23 EDT - is a unique on-line platform, providing the technical features and copyright protection to store, distribute, and sell videos online with no initial investment required. Create a free online video store in less than 5 minutes. Boncourt, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 16, 2009 -- announces its new premier platform for storing and distributing video materials online. Film makers... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A330 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony: Three new DSLRs, four lenses, and a flash (UPDATED)
00:00 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today simultaneously unveiled an impressive three single-lens reflex digital cameras - the Sony A230, Sony A330, and Sony A380 - as well as four new lenses and a flash strobe.

The new cameras are replacements for three existing models in Sony's lineup, with the Sony Alpha A230 replacing the A200, the Alpha A330 stepping into the A300's shoes, and finally the Alpha A380 substituting... (More)

Friday, May 15, 2009

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis on the launch pad. Photo provided by NASA. Astronomer captures shuttle, Hubble in solar transit (UPDATED)
22:38 EDT - An article in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper today tipped us off to a truly spectacular digital photo captured by French engineer and amateur astronomer Thierry Legault earlier in the week.

The image shows NASA's space shuttle Atlantis just minutes from reaching the Hubble space telescope, as both are in transit in front of the sun. Captured shortly after noon on Wednesday, the photograph... (More)

April POTD Winners Chosen!
17:08 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for April, 2009.

"Kilimanjaro," "Destiny ahead," and "Amsterdam at Dusk" were chosen as our April winners. Congratulations to Rob Bukar, Martin Alejandro Bordagaray, and Stefan Guth! Without further ado, here's the three... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony G3!
16:46 EDT - Few WiFi digital cameras have everything we like to see in terms of image quality, usability, and functionality, but the Sony Cyber-shot G3 was a pleasant surprise.

Slide the body open and you're wowed by the slick Sony engineering as the two shells click into their open position. On comes the wide, 3.5-inch LCD, displaying 921,000 dots, for smooth image framing and... (More)

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Introduces New Line Of Accessories For FinePix Cameras
15:23 EDT - Items Include F200EXR Underwater Housing Case and Z33WP Accessory Kit VALHALLA, N.Y., May 15, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., today introduced a collection of new accessories to complement their FinePix digital camera line for Spring 2009.  Items range from protective and stylish camera cases to accessory and component kits. FinePix F200EXR Digital Camera F-Series Fitted Case.  Chic... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro celebrates its 5th birthday and now supports over 1,200 optical correction modules!
15:07 EDT - Paris, France – 15th May 2009 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of 83 new DxO optical correction modules, adding to the 100 modules recently published. These additions now extend DxO Optic Pro’s range to include over 1,200 modules covering all types of lenses on the market: fisheyes, wide-angles, zooms, and super telephotos, and most major brands (Canon, Konica-Minolta,... (More)

Twicli's logo. Click here to visit the Twicli website! Picli creators launch Twicli beta
13:45 EDT - Sam Street and Sean Miller - the London-based programmers behind photo gallery website - have announced the beta launch of their latest creation.

Dubbed Twicli, their new service aims to make it easy for users of the popular Twitter website to share photos and video. Twicli piggybacks on Twitter's login and styling information, ensuring a consistent... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Presents Its Fourth Annual Photography In The Parks Photo Contest For Teens And Adults
13:13 EDT - Canon Expands Photography in the Parks Photo Contest With A Separate Category for Teen Photographers LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 15, 2009 – As springtime rolls in, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is encouraging Americans to visit their national parks and photograph their beauty with its fourth annual Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest*. The contest invites photography... (More)

Apple's logo. Click here to visit the Apple Computer website! OS X update adds more Raw support
03:05 EDT - Apple's 10.5.7 update to its OS X operating system released earlier this week adds further support for Raw image files, according to the company's change log.

Among a raft of other changes including the company's latest security and bug fixes, OS X 10.5.7 adds Raw file support for 14 cameras and camera backs from Canon, Epson, Leaf, Leica, Nikon, Pentax and... (More)

Ubermind's logo. Click here to visit the Ubermind website! PRESS RELEASE: Ubermind Raises the Bar For Geotagging with the Release of Maperture Pro
02:45 EDT - SEATTLE, Washington — May 13, 2009 — Ten months ago, Übermind turned the world of digital photography on its head with the release of Maperture. Now, the company that brought you some of the most popular Aperture plug-ins available is at it again with the release of Maperture Pro. “Maperture has been tremendously successful, but it was never intended to be the final word... (More)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Panasonic Europe: Lumix TZ7 now in red
15:18 EDT - Panasonic Europe has announced a new body color for its DMC-TZ7 digital camera, reports the Pocket-lint website.

The Lumix DMC-TZ7 is known as the Panasonic DMC-ZS3 in the US market, and features the combination of a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor plus a 12x optical zoom lens with generous 25mm wide angle. For a... (More)

Sigma UK announces DP2 availability, pricing
13:30 EDT - Last September, Sigma announced its new DP2 compact digital camera, an update to the original Sigma DP1 design.

In place of the DP1's 28mm-equivalent f/4.0 lens, the DP2 included an f/2.8 41mm lens. Sigma also updated the image processor to a Sigma TRUE II ("Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine") processor, and... (More)

Profoto's logo. Click here to visit the Profoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Profoto $10K Call for Entries for Photo Assistants
13:08 EDT - Elmsford NY – May 13, 2009  – Profoto announces an international photo contest for assistants. Each month a winning photograph will be selected and that assistant will receive international exposure through a full-page ad in photo magazines, be featured in a new web site (, as well as having his or her work published in web and print articles, blogs and Podcasts.... (More)

Phase One's P65+ camera system. Photo provided by Phase One A/S. PRESS RELEASE: Phase One P65+ moves into first place in DxOMark Sensor rankings
12:16 EDT - New medium-format Phase One P65+ beats all other cameras for overall dxomark sensor performance. RAW performance data for Hasselblad H3DII 50 also now available on Paris, France – May 14, 2009 –DxO Labs announces today the publication of detailed RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings on its popular website for two additional medium-format... (More)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

iPhoto '09 - The Missing Manual, front cover. Photo provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual - New from O’Reilly
18:24 EDT - Sebastopol, CA—iPhoto ‘09 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them. The latest version boasts loads of exciting new features—including automatic face-recognition, easier ways to get your photos online, and fully customizable travel maps—but there’s still no printed manual. That is, until now.... (More)

iMovie '09 & iDVD - The Missing Manual, front cover. Photo provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual - New from O'Reilly: A Complete Course in Film Editing and DVD Design
18:24 EDT - Sebastopol, CA—Bursting with new features, Apple's iMovie '09 is vastly more usable and complete than iMovie '08--amazing right out of the box. But the box doesn't include a good user's guide, so learning these applications is another matter. iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $39.99 USD) gets you up to speed on everything you need to turn raw digital footage into highly... (More)

Olympus Europe debuts Lensfinder feature
17:19 EDT - Olympus Europe has added a new feature to its website aimed at helping direct photographers towards the Four Thirds lens that best meets their needs.

The Lensfinder page, located in the Buying Advice section of Olympus Europe's customer support website, includes a nifty flash application that emulates Four Thirds focal lengths from seven to 300mm (14mm... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Reaches Milestone $2 Million in School Donations
16:52 EDT - Sales of Student Portrait Packages Generate Additional Funding For Cash-Strapped Schools Ann Arbor, Michigan – May 13, 2009 – (, a provider of stress-free school picture days that generate thousands of dollars for schools, today announced in the four years since its founding it has donated more than $2 million to Michigan schools that have used... (More)

Bogen Imaging's logo. Click here to visit the Bogen Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Bogen Imaging Announces Kata One Man Band Viral Video Contest
14:46 EDT - Videographers Can Win $7,500 Sony PMW-EX1 HD RAMSEY, NJ, May 01, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality video support products and accessories in North America, proudly announces the Kata One Man Band viral video contest. The contest, which runs until July 1, 2009, gives all Kata One Man Band owners the chance to win a Sony PMW-EX1 HD video camera with... (More)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Futuresource Consulting's logo. Click here to visit the Futuresource website! PRESS RELEASE: US Photobook market to exceed $500m this year
17:14 EDT - The US photobook market is on track for healthy growth this year, with demand projected to reach nearly 17m units this year, up from close to 12.5m in 2008, according to a new US Photobook Market Report from Futuresource Consulting. “In value terms, the US photobook market is establishing itself as a significant contributor to industry revenues,” says Joanna Wright, Senior Market Analyst,... (More)

ImageSpan's logo. Click here to visit the ImageSpan website! PRESS RELEASE: ImageSpan Signs First International Reseller Agreement with DP SARL, Empowering Photographers in France to Publish Directly to Customers Globally, Track and Monetize New and Existing Images
15:49 EDT - First International Reseller DP SARL to Offer ImageSpan’s LicenseStream Creator to Photographers and Companies via, Making it Easy to Maximize the Value of New and Existing Images SAUSALITO, CA and AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE – May 12, 2009 — ImageSpan Inc., the creator of LicenseStream, the market-leading licensing and royalty payment automation platform for all... (More)

Serif PhotoPlus X3, product packaging render. Provided by Serif (Europe) Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Serif Launches Photoplus X3 Digital Studio
13:07 EDT - Powerful all-in-one image editing software The UK’s leading independent design, publishing, and creative software developer, Serif (Europe) Ltd, has released its most powerful digital photo editing software to date. PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio offers high-end image editing capabilities and enhanced ease of use that make advanced photo editing more accessible and affordable than ever. Sophisticated... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS3 digital camera, known in Europe as the DMC-TZ7. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic turns to Hollywood
12:48 EDT - Lumix TZ7 captures the unexpectedPanasonic is launching a new ad treatment for the Lumix DMC-TZ7 camera, the world’s first digital camera that records motion images in AVCHD LiteThe ad positions the Lumix DMC-TZ7 as the perfect travel companion – highlighting its ability to capture both still images and videos in ‘HD Lite’ modePanasonic worked with the post-production company... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon announces Live Learning education program
11:31 EDT - Canon USA has today announced its Live Learning series of on-site educational programs aimed at photographers using (or considering) its EOS line of digital SLRs.

Canon Live Learning courses will be available in two types - EOS Essentials or EOS Extras. EOS Essentials stops are scheduled in eight states, including California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New... (More)

Anthropics' logo. Click here to visit the Anthropics website! Portrait Pro: New version on the way, early-bird savings available
01:21 EDT - London, UK-based Anthropics Technology will soon be releasing an update to its flagship portrait retouching software Portrait Professional, in both the Standard and Studio Edition variants.

IR newsletter editor Mike Pasini reviewed the program a couple of iterations ago as version 6.0, and came away rather impressed. Last July, Anthropics released a significant update to the software - Portrait... (More)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wiley Publishing Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the Wiley Publishing website! Wiley Photography Challenge commences
18:55 EDT - Wiley Publishing Inc., the company behind well-known series such as the "Dummies", "Cliff's Notes" and "Frommers" books, has today launched a new photo contest.

The Wiley Photography Challenge runs from today through July 31st 2009, accepts photos in three categories, and is open to residents of the United States and United Kingdom over the age of 13. Submitted... (More)

LaCie 5big network drive. Photos provided by LaCie. PRESS RELEASE: LaCie Upgrades Network Storage Solutions, Including a Massive 10TB of Storage Capacity
17:29 EDT - Today LaCie announced significant advancements in two recognized and award-winning network storage solutions – the LaCie 2big Network and the LaCie 5big Network. The product upgrades include improved performance, enhanced features, comprehensive backup support, and extreme capacity expansion – ultimately providing customers with an easier setup experience and a variety of ways to archive,... (More)

Olympus' Stylus Tough-8000 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. Olympus Stylus TOUGH digicams put to the test
13:30 EDT - Olympus' Stylus TOUGH digital camera lineup offer quite a range of environmental protection, and a new video series posted by the company on YouTube demonstrates this in a fun way.

The precise selection of protection features varies from model to model, but the Stylus TOUGH line includes cameras that are resistant to damage from crushing, drops / shocks, immersion in water, and... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Photograph a National Park or Federal Land and Win Big
12:58 EDT - The National Park Foundation Launches 2009 Share the Experience Photo Contest, and Encourages Amateur Photographers and Nature Lovers to Submit Photos of Great Park Moments NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation (NPF) and Olympus today announced the launch of the 2009 Share the Experience Photo Contest, a special photo contest that encourages nature lovers, amateur photographers, and... (More)

CEIVA's logo. Click here to visit the CEIVA website! PRESS RELEASE: CEIVA Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Patent Lawsuit Against Frame Media
11:33 EDT - LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2009) - CEIVA Logic, Inc., (CEIVA) the leading provider of photo sharing services and connected digital photo frames, has filed a motion in federal district court in Los Angeles seeking a preliminary injunction against Frame Media, Inc. (Frame Media). The motion relates to CEIVA's pending lawsuit against Frame Media and Digital Spectrum Solutions (DSS) alleging... (More)

Viewbook's logo. Click here to visit the Viewbook website! PRESS RELEASE: Four brothers empower photographers worldwide
10:46 EDT - Rotterdam, May 6, 2009 –, the popular online image presentation service has today released an updated version of the service and a refreshed website to further empower visual creatives around the globe. Viewbook is a unique online portfolio service that is unmatched in its ease of use, sophisticated interface, and practical feature set. Designed for and appreciated by photographers,... (More)

Polaroid's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid website! PRESS RELEASE: Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers Brands Announce Closing of Polaroid Sale and Appointment of New President
10:27 EDT - MINNETONKA, Minn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the closing of the sale of substantially all assets of Polaroid, including the Polaroid brand, intellectual property, inventory and other assets, to a joint venture led by Gordon Brothers Brands, LLC ("GBB") and Hilco Consumer Capital, L.P. ("HCC"). The Federal Bankruptcy court for the district of Minnesota had earlier approved... (More)

Jobo's logo. Click here to visit the Jobo website! PRESS RELEASE: JOBO Introduces the Ultra-Thin New NANO Series of High–Quality Digital Picture Frames
10:17 EDT - New thin 0.35-inch JOBO NANO 7 digital picture frame is the first of a series of three Ultra-thin frames to be introduced this year Gummersbach, Germany (May 11, 2009) – JOBO AG announces the addition of an affordable new ultra-thin and very stylish digital picture frame to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. The new .35-inch thick JOBO NANO 7 is the first in a series of three... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Award-Winning huey Solutions Now Represented By The MAC Group In United States
09:18 EDT - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- X-Rite, Incorporated (, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies, today announced that the huey family will now be represented in the US by the Mac Group ( Jointly developed by global color technology leader X-Rite and recently acquired Pantone, the huey family, ( (More)

BenQ sales rise in China
08:53 EDT - Taiwan's BenQ Corp. saw digital camera sales rise to an all-time high in China last month, according to IT daily DigiTimes.

The company's sales of over 50,000 digicam units last month were achieved courtesy of sales promotions taking advantage of government subsidies in smaller cities. BenQ took a 2% share of the total digicam... (More)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor lens. Review: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-D
22:18 EDT - We've updated our review of the classic Nikon "nifty fifty" Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D lens to include results on the full-frame D3x. The lens fared well on a sub-frame camera body; how does it fare on the 24-megapixel D3x? Read our full review of the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-D lens to find out.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sony Ericsson launches Smile Hunt contest
17:44 EDT - Sweden's Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB has launched a contest spanning much of South America, Central Europe and the United Kingdom.

Contestants in the Sony Ericsson Smile Hunt must upload unretouched images of smiles, captured using camera phones only. The images must have been taken during 2009, and Sony Ericsson will award prizes... (More)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Qimage's logo. Click here to visit the DDI Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Qimage v2009.250 announced
16:45 EDT - (05/08/09): ddisoftware, Inc. is pleased to announce Qimage 2009.250, our professional photographic printing software for PC/Windows. This major revision offers a number of minor UI tweaks and some bold new features that make optimal quality photo printing even easier. Behind-the-scenes tweaks include a new installer that allows users to install both program files and application data in user-selectable... (More)

Ascend Training's logo. Click here to visit the Ascend Training website! PRESS RELEASE: Online Adobe Training Now Offered by Ascend Training, the Leader in Adobe Authorized Training
09:40 EDT - Ascend Training now offering cost-effective, convenient online training in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. Students experience live interaction with the Adobe Authorized instructor in these online training classes. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 7, 2009 -- Ascend Training, the leader in Adobe Classroom training now offering Online training programs. Ascend Training,... (More)

Turbo Photo v6.5 released
07:59 EDT - Turbo Photo, the image editor from Step OK Image Lab, has recently been updated with a new release.

Turbo Photo v6.5 contains an upgraded 4th-generation noise reduction algorithm, said to offer improved quality when used with digital SLRs. (Interestingly, Step OK notes that their new algorithm's performance... (More)

Clickfree's logo. Click here to visit the Clickfree website! PRESS RELEASE: Storage Appliance Corp. introduces Clickfree Traveler, world’s smallest totally automatic PC backup device, and Clickfree Transformer, a simpler way to burn data to optical discs
07:39 EDT - The size of a credit card, the Clickfree Traveler slips easily into a wallet; New Clickfree DVD Transformer bypasses tricky CD & DVD burning software TORONTO – MAY 7, 2009 – Storage Appliance Corp., developers of Clickfree, the easiest-to-use PC backup solutions on the market, today announced two new products, the Clickfree Traveler and Clickfree DVD Transformer. Available May 7, 2009,... (More)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Panasonic GH1: First Shots and videos posted! (UPDATED)
16:33 EDT - We've posted test shots and videos for the Panasonic GH1 Micro Four-Thirds digital camera, the highly anticipated hybrid version of the Lumix G1 that adds HD video recording complete with autofocus support.

The Panasonic GH1 features a compact, mirrorless SLR-like body, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, 12-megapixel still images, 1080i or 720p HD video, ISO range from 100-3200, and a 3.0-inch articulating... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: The Epson Stylus SX515W brings Wi-Fi and fast, quality printing to the home
16:25 EDT - 5 May 2009 – The new Epson Stylus SX515W is a high-speed compact printer, scanner and copier with Wi-Fi for people who want quality, speed and flexibility. Packed full of functions in a modern design, the Epson Stylus SX515W can be shared amongst multiple computers, and users can print or scan wirelessly from several desktops or laptops around the home. An Ethernet connection is also included... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson launches the new Stylus SX415: the perfect all-in-one printer for document and PC-free photo printing
16:24 EDT - 5 May 2009 – Epson, the pioneer in home printing technology, has today announced the launch of the Epson Stylus SX415, a new all-in-one printer with individual inks offering printing, scanning and copying in one compact, smart device. As the Epson Stylus SX415 features a crystal-clear 6.3 cm LCD viewer, memory card slots and in-built PictBridge, there is no need for a PC to print all your photos.... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson launches the new Stylus SX215: the all-in-one with individual inks and a 3.8 cm LCD viewer for PC-free photo printing
16:24 EDT - 5 May 2009 – Epson has today announced the launch of its new Epson Stylus SX215, a compact all-in-one with individual inks designed for printing photos and documents quickly and cost-effectively in your home. Whether you need to print, scan or copy documents or photos, it offers exceptional quality and versatility. Photo printing is easy, as the Epson Stylus SX215 features memory card slots... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson introduces the new Stylus Photo P50: A great value printer that prints better-than-lab-quality photos at home
16:24 EDT - 5 May 2009 – Today Epson announces the launch of the Epson Stylus Photo P50, the latest benchmark in the evolution of home photo printing. The P50 is perfect for users who want to take control of the creative process, enabling photos to be produced at home that look better and last longer than lab prints. The Epson Stylus Photo P50 uses Epson’s Micro Piezo™ print head technology... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson announces the Stylus SX115 – a cost-efficient, compact printer, scanner and copier
16:24 EDT - 5 May 2009 – The new Epson Stylus SX115 is a compact printer, scanner and copier with individual inks. It offers the highest printing resolution in its class and uses Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink to produce high-quality documents and lab-quality photos. A perfect solution for the home, the Epson Stylus SX115 uses low cost individual ink cartridges offering affordable printing as you only need to... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson announces the Stylus S21 – the perfect printer for everyday home use
16:24 EDT - 5 May 2009 – Epson has announced the launch of the Epson Stylus S21, a single function inkjet printer for the home. Combining a stylish and compact design with cost-effective individual inks, the Epson Stylus S21 has been developed to meet the demands of everyday home printing. The Epson Stylus S21 is perfect for printing documents, letters, web pages, emails and lab-quality borderless photos... (More)

Hahnemühle's logo. Click here to visit the Hahnemühle website! PRESS RELEASE: Hahnemühle's Photo Rag® Baryta wins most coveted photo and imaging award
14:46 EDT - Woodstock, IL - May 07, 2009 - The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced that Hahnemühle's Photo Rag® Baryta, the first digital Baryta paper made of cotton fibers, is the best Fine Art inkjet paper worldwide. For the third time, a Hahnemühle Digital FineArt collection paper has won the TIPA award for the best photo and imaging product of the year. "We are truly... (More)

Epson's Stylus Pro 9900 printer. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Epson America and EFI Collaborate to Redefine the Proofing Industry with New Epson Stylus Pro 900 Series Proofing Editions
14:34 EDT - LONG BEACH and FOSTER CITY, Calif. – May 5, 2009 – Epson America, Inc. and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII) have joined forces to create what both companies expect will be the most advanced and complete proofing solution on the market to date. The new Epson Stylus® Pro 900 Series Proofing Editions combine the unique proofing advantages that come with the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 or 9900 wide... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Announces Information and Imaging Benefits with Windows 7
13:59 EDT - TOKYO, Japan, May 1, 2009 – Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE: 6724) today announced its intent to actively support the Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft Corp. Epson has further advanced its products to align harmoniously with the various technologies in Windows 7, providing the richest experience yet of any of the Windows operating systems. Developed with keen attention... (More)

Sanyo VPC-CG10, hot pink body color. Photo provided by Sanyo Canada Inc. PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Canada Announces 2009 Dual Cameras Ship to Stores
10:36 EDT - All-HD Xacti lineup features Full HD, Standard and Compact HD and Waterproof HD cameras WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/05/09 -- SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., announces that five of the high definition Dual Camera Xacti 2009 Lineup are now on their way to Canadian stores. Shipping today are the VPC-FH1, VPC-TH1, VPC-CG10, VPC-WH1 and VPC-CA9. New for... (More)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Raw Photo Processor update released
17:16 EDT - Raw Photo Processor, a Mac OS X raw file converter, was yesterday updated to version 3.9.5.

The new version adds support for three new digital cameras, as well as including updated profiles with improved accuracy for dozens of others. There's also added a newly added output profile, and some... (More)

TweetPhoto's logo. Click here to visit the TweetPhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: TweetPhoto Introduces A Better Way to Share Photos On Twitter
16:19 EDT - Free photo sharing service for Twitter significantly improves photo sharing experience; TweetPhoto launches new photo sharing service to do more than the basic uploading of photos; Cloud hosting and storage for high performance. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- TweetPhoto introduces free photo sharing service which revolutionizes photo sharing on Twitter, the popular micro-blogging service which... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic announces Lumix GH1 pricing
14:20 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today revealed suggested retail pricing for its upcoming Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera.

Officially unveiled on March 3rd 2009, the Panasonic GH1 is closely related to the company's existing Lumix G1 model, the most significant addition being a high-definition video mode. Impressively, Panasonic... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro™ 3.0 Update for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2
14:03 EDT - Popular digital photographic plug-in now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom San Diego, CA (May 6, 2009) - Nik Software announces today that Sharpener Pro 3.0, its popular digital photographic plug-in offering the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution for photographers, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. Sharpener Pro 3.0 eliminates the guesswork typically... (More)

WiBOC's logo. Click here to visit the WiBOC website! PRESS RELEASE: WiBOC, Picture Business to Host "Planning for Success" Business Summit
07:35 EDT - WiBOC (Wireless & Imaging Business Owners Consortium) and Picture Business are hosting a Mid-Year "Planning for Success" Business Summit for retail store owners and their managers in Philadelphia on June 16th. This special event will outline specific strategies that will have a positive impact on your wireless business. (Picture Business subscribers save on this event! See below.) This... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Photo Pro Software 3.5.1 for Windows and Sigma Photo Pro 3.3 for Macintosh download.
07:25 EDT - 2009.4.27 - This latest version of Sigma Photo Pro software for Windows has improved the display speed of thumbnails in the Main Window and performance when in the Review Window from "SIGMA Photo Pro 3.5" enclosed with the DP2. Regarding the Macintosh version, it has improved the stability of the software's operation from "SIGMA Photo Pro 3.3" bundled with the DP2. SIGMA Photo... (More)

Interfit's logo. Click here to visit the Interfit website! PRESS RELEASE: Interfit – Extend Cool Lite Range With The Monstar 3
07:15 EDT - Interfit, one of the leading manufacturers of photographic lighting is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Monstar 3 lite adding to the versatile Interfit cool lite lighting range. The new Monstar 3 is available as a single softbox kit in an easy to transport carry case. The Monstar 3 is an affordable solution to modern studio lighting, having a uniform light source enables the photographer... (More)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Now Uploads Videos Automatically to Picasa Web Albums, Photobucket and SmugMug
23:31 EDT - Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Cards Remove the Hassle and Upload Videos Directly to Five Online Video Sharing Sites MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40% of consumers who share videos think it takes too much time to upload them, according to the Consumer Electronics Association's 2009 report Digital Imaging - A Focus on Sharing. Now, with Eye-Fi's newest wireless memory cards, users... (More)

Roxio's logo. Click here to visit the Roxio website! PRESS RELEASE: Roxio Unveils PhotoShow Touch for Windows 7
21:38 EDT - Gestures Replace Clicks in Innovative Multi-Touch Slideshow Creation and Sharing Application Santa Clara, California (April 30, 2009) — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced Roxio PhotoShow® Touch, a version of the company’s popular multimedia slideshow creation and online sharing application designed specifically for multi-touch, Windows 7-based... (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel to Offer New Creative Experiences with Windows 7
18:28 EDT - Company’s Future Consumer Graphics and Digital Media Releases to Showcase Windows Touch Capabilities Ottawa, Canada - May 04, 2009 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL) (TSX:CRE) today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. on Windows 7. Corel ( is committed to delivering its core applications for the Windows 7 platform and is currently developing its next generation of... (More)

The new Flip UltraHD camcorder by Pure Digital Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: Flip Video™ Introduces All-New Flip Ultra™ and Flip UltraHD™
16:08 EDT - Best-Selling Camcorder Line Now Offers a New HD Model, Double the Memory and a Larger Screen April 30 , 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Pure Digital Technologies, Inc. – the maker of the acclaimed Flip Video family of camcorders – today announced the second generation of its Flip Ultra line, America’s number-one selling camcorder since its debut in 2007. Now available in both high-definition... (More)

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Print to Any Epson Printer From an iPhone™
14:22 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Printing on an Epson printer from an Apple® iPhone or iPod Touch™ is now possible using the new EuroSmartz, Ltd. Print & Share app that lets users print photos, business documents, PDF files, Web pages, e-mail, and more. "Smart phones, especially the iPhone, are increasingly being used in place of laptops," said Steve Semos, product... (More)

O'Reilly's logo. Click to visit the O'Reilly website! PRESS RELEASE: The DAM Book, Second Edition--New from O'Reilly: Digital Asset Management for Photographers
14:07 EDT - Sebastopol, CA—One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, Second Edition (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD), our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively. Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital... (More)

Arca Swiss' logo. Click here to visit the Arca Swiss website! PRESS RELEASE: Arca-Swiss - 85 years of exceptional photography
13:14 EDT - Founded in Zurich in the 1920s, Arca-Swiss has been based in Besançon, France since 1999. From the start as a pioneer in photography, the precision and ergonomics of its cameras rapidly established Arca-Swiss’s reputation and won worldwide recognition. Since 1984 the company has been managed by Philippe Vogt who works closely with his sons in developing new products. This has included... (More)

Monday, May 4, 2009

th-48ft_f5.6.jpg Accessory Review: LensAlign Long Ruler
6:06 EDT - For several months, Michael Tapes has been working on a long ruler for his LensAlign Pro focus calibration device. The task proved to be a lot more complicated than you might think. But his solution proves to be as elegant as the original LensAlign. Rather than a metal ruler, Tapes realized the design in a vinyl ruler that won't bend if you drop it, reinforced by a carbon fiber rod. To make the long... (More)

Lens_Align-Logo.150x44.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Tapes Upgrades LensAlign With Long Ruler Kit
18:01 EDT - New kit includes a four-foot ruler and expanded focus target for the focus calibration system. MELBOURNE, Fla. -- May 4 -- Michael Tapes, founder of and inventor of the LensAlign Focus Calibration Systems, today announced the availability of the much anticipated LongRuler Kit for LensAlign Pro beginning May 18. Long Ruler The LRK, which includes both a large ruler (approximately... (More)

Canon announces Spring 2009 rebates
17:33 EDT - Canon USA has today announced its Spring 2009 rebate program.

A variety of instant rebates are being offered on lenses and accessories, plus several rebates valid on combined purchases of a digital SLR bodies or kits plus lenses. Valid on purchases of new products... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic's To Give Away 30 High Definition Products In 30 Days
16:49 EDT - SECAUCUS, N.J. (May 4, 2009) - Panasonic today launched a contest exclusively on in which they will give away one HD product each day for 30 days. The Panasonic Living In HD 30x30 contest, which runs through May 30, will award a daily winner their choice of one of three 2009 Panasonic products from its critically acclaimed line of LUMIX digital cameras and HD camcorders. The three prize... (More)

CAP-XX's logo. Click here to visit the CAP-XX website! PRESS RELEASE: More Design Tools for High-Power LED BriteFlash in Camera Phones, Digital Cameras
14:51 EDT - Supercapacitor-optimized LED flash drivers from AnalogicTech, ON Semiconductor facilitate design Sydney, Australia – April 27, 2009 – CAP-XX Limited (LSE:CPX), developer of the supercapacitor-driven BriteFlash Power Architecture, today announced availability of supercapacitor-optimized LED flash drivers from several power management integrated circuit (PMIC) companies to facilitate design... (More)

Express Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Express Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: ExpressDigital Announces "Operation: We Heart Photographers"
14:28 EDT - In Response To Economic Woes Facing The Photography Industry, Workflow Software Company Launches Campaign To Increase Productivity And Profitability Austin, Texas, u.s.a.; April 29, 2009 – In response to the economic climate, ExpressDigital has announced a significant instant rebate and marketing campaign surrounding their DARKROOM workflow software solution. According to Graham McFarland, founder... (More)

Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX lens. Review: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
10:39 EDT - Nikon caused a bit of stir when they released the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX earlier in the year, finally providing a fast, DX prime that didn't require an in-body autofocus motor. With its low price point, is it worth the money or should Nikon users look elsewhere? Click here for our full review of the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens.

PocketWizard's FlexTT5 (left) and MiniTT1 (right) radio slaves. Photo provided by PocketWizard. PRESS RELEASE: New PocketWizard Firmware Upgrade for Mini / Flex
05:55 EDT - New feature provides amazing energy savings for faster recycling, more shots per battery while enabling greater working distances. 5D Mark II now compatible with on-camera flash with ControlTL system. Elmsford NY, May 1, 2009 – Through-the-shoe communications allow PocketWizard radios, with version 4.250 ControlTL firmware, to significantly boost the performance of the High Speed Sync (HSS)... (More)

Pentax's K2000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Offers More Instant Rebate Savings On Select Digital Cameras
05:35 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (May 1, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced another INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM effective May 1 – May 9, 2009 on select digital cameras. The instant savings consist of a $30.00 USD instant rebate on the PENTAX X70 Megazoom camera and a $50.00 USD savings on the PENTAX K2000 digital SLR single lens kit. With a powerful 24X zoom and 12 megapixels, the compact, lightweight... (More)

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Relaunches Photo Lens Website With Fresh New Look And Improved Navigation
05:29 EDT - New Website Design Brings Tamron’s Wealth of Resources and How-To Info to Top of Site Making Navigation More Functional Than Ever May 1, 2009, Commack, NY—Tamron USA, Inc. announced the re-launch of its website designed to make the navigation of its wealth of learning materials and access to product information easier for new and returning visitors. The revamped site, designed by Skylar... (More)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera. Photo provided by ZINK Imaging Inc. Polaroid PoGo digicam hits the UK
16:48 EDT - Four months ago, we first told readers about Polaroid's upcoming Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera, announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Photographers in the UK will shortly have the opportunity to try it for themselves, with retail sales about to commence. UK retailer Firebox apparently has an initial exclusive on the camera, with stock... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. and Canon Virginia Announce Opening of New Cartridge Production Facility in Virginia
16:11 EDT - Canon Increases Its U.S. Presence with New Facilities and Additional Employees in the Newport News, Virginia, Area NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Virginia, Inc., today joined with Virginia state and local officials to announce the grand opening of Canon's Newport News production facility. Today's grand opening marks the completion of a new 700,000... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: “FilmFellas” explores options for filmmakers aiming to make their work discoverable to audiences
15:41 EDT - Chicago, IL – MAY 1, 2009 – “I don’t think it’s about marketing to your demographic. It’s about making what we make as discoverable as possible so that the audience can find it,” affirms Susan in Webisode 9, the enlightening final bow for this provocative FilmFellas cast. Each “FilmFellas” installment consists of four to five webisodes featuring... (More)

PictureCode's logo. Click here to visit the PictureCode website! PRESS RELEASE: New Noise Ninja Standalone release adds Sidekick Mode
07:22 EDT - The Noise Ninja Standalone version now has a Sidekick Mode. While Noise Ninja is in sidekick mode any files sent to Noise Ninja from external applications, drag and drop or the file open dialog will be automatically processed and saved without user interaction. This is particularly useful when using Noise Ninjas as an external editor for hosts like Lightroom. The official release is available on... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: Akvis Multibrush 4.0: A Collection Of Photo Retouching Tools
07:00 EDT - AKVIS Software Inc. announces the release of AKVIS MultiBrush v.4.0 for Windows and Macintosh. AKVIS MultiBrush makes it easy to retouch damaged photos and enhance portraits. It is available as a standalone application as well as a plugin to the mot popular photo editors. AKVIS MultiBrush is a new enhanced version of AKVIS Stamp, therefore the registered users of Stamp can activate MultiBrush for... (More)

Ricoh CX1: New firmware
06:43 EDT - Ricoh has today released updated firmware for its CMOS sensor-based CX1 digital camera.

Ricoh CX1 firmware v1.19 follows closely in the footsteps of the previous v1.16, issued just three weeks ago. There's but one update, as compared to that version. When running versions prior to v1.19,... (More)

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