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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Worldwide Submission Period Announced For The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011
19:15 EDT - MELVILLE, NY (June 30, 2010) – Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce that entries for the prestigious Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 will be accepted between September 1 and November 30, 2010. The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International is sponsored by Nikon, and provides an opportunity for photographers of all skill levels around the world to communicate... (More)

Sigma's SD15 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Sigma SD15 now available in the USA
18:48 EDT - Sigma Corp. has today announced US retail availability of its SD15 digital SLR, whose development was first revealed  at the 2008 Photokina tradeshow, with further details provided in February 2010.

Expected street pricing for the Sigma SD15 is US$989, just slightly below the psychologically important $1,000 mark. A direct successor to the now rather long-in-the-tooth SD14, the Sigma SD15 retains... (More)

TweetPhoto's logo. Click here to visit the TweetPhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: TweetToGo brings TweetPhoto to Verizon Wireless 3G MultiMedia Phones
17:24 EDT - Brew developers find an easier way to offer users social photo sharing functionality within their mobile apps 06.30.2010 – San Diego, CA – June 30, 2010 – Pelago, a real-world social networking company, today announced TweetToGo, the only photo and location Twitter app for Verizon 3G Multimedia handsets, has partnered with TweetPhoto to incorporate photo sharing support. TweetToGo... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: iPhone app Released by Ricoh Visual Online Storage Service 'quanp'
17:03 EDT - Share Photos and Contacts with Other iPhone Users with a Quick “ Flick” Motion CUPERTINO, Calif., June 30, 2009 - Ricoh Company, Ltd., a global leader in digital office solutions, today announced an iPhone app with Flick File functionality that connects iPhone users with its visual online storage service “ quanp,” currently in beta. quanp provides 10GB of free online storage,... (More)

Boingo Wireless' logo. Click here to visit the Boingo website! PRESS RELEASE: Boingo Invites Shutterbugs to Give It Their Best Shots
16:49 EDT - Digital Photo Contest Winners to Score Boingo Wi-Fi-Enabled Samsung Digital Cameras LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Got a knack for photographing that perfect moment or taking snapshots everywhere you go? Then enter Boingo’s “Hotspots and Snapshots” digital photo contest. Your photo submission could land you a new Wi-Fi enabled Samsung digital camera. “We’re looking... (More)

Dalsa's logo. Click here to visit the Dalsa website! PRESS RELEASE: DALSA Secures Funding Towards Developing New Technology
14:26 EDT - WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2010) - DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA), an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, today announced an agreement with the Province of Ontario to invest in product innovations and related job creation at DALSA's Waterloo facility. Under the agreement, the Ontario government will contribute a maximum grant of up to $24.3 million... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: FUJIFILM Launches First Hispanic Marketing Campaign For New Digital Cameras
14:09 EDT - Marketing Plan Includes National Broadcast and Print Ads, Spot Radio Ads and Public Relations VALHALLA, N.Y., June 30, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has launched its first Hispanic marketing campaign to support the launch of its new digital cameras with special emphasis on the FinePix Z70 and the durability of the FinePix XP10 digital camera. The campaign that began in May and will... (More)

Photography for the Web, by Paul Duncanson. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Photography for the Web -- New from SitePoint
13:15 EDT - Discover how easy it is to create stunning photographs Sebastopol, CA—After nine years of successfully creating products in web development and design, SitePoint is excited to release its very first lifestyle book Photography for the Web (SitePoint, $34.95 USD). This book is written by highly acclaimed photographer Paul Duncanson, in association with the largest and most reputable information... (More)

Total Immersion's logo. Click here to visit the Total Immersion website! PRESS RELEASE: Get the Picture? Total Immersion Teams with Olympus for Breakthrough Augmented Reality Camera
12:23 EDT - Shutterbugs Can Take Photos, Videos in a Virtual Test Drive of the New PEN E-PL1 LATV Fest -- LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AR is definitely ready for its close-up. In a development certain to make digital photography buffs do a double-take, Total Immersion, the global leader in augmented reality (AR), announced that it has teamed with Olympus and Mullen, a Boston-based full service integrated... (More)

Certiport's logo. Click here to visit the Certiport website! PRESS RELEASE: Certiport Offers Adobe Certified Associate Exams for Adobe Creative Suite 5
12:18 EDT - Bridge Classroom Learning to Real-World Application Through Industry-Recognized Certification SALT LAKE CITY -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced the availability of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams for the new Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 (CS5). “These are foundational things for... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Free Your Movies to iPad & iPhone 4 - iRecord Pro Does It Again!
12:06 EDT - SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Streaming Networks is announcing a new version of the iRecord® Pro (PMR-200) with integrated support for the Apple® iPad, iPhone 4, and iOS 4. Movies and music are now a breeze to install on these devices simply by pressing a single button. Take your new iPad or iPhone 4 to its maximum potential by making all your personal media, from CDs and DVDs,... (More)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

DxO: 64 new correction modules
20:49 EDT - DxO Labs has released a wide range of new lens correction modules for use with its flagship photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro.

No less than 64 new modules cover a variety of prime and zoom lenses, coupled with 27 different camera bodies from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. The vast majority of the new modules are available for... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera AG and Leica Camera Fans Launch Charity Initiative
18:25 EDT - Solms, Germany (June 29, 2010) - Starting June 30, 2010, Leica Camera AG will donate .50 Euro to the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) for every new follower to Leica’s Twitter account. Leica will donate an additional 1,000 Euros to AICR upon reaching 10,000 followers by July 9, 2010. Benefiting international cancer research, this project is part of an initiative that was... (More)

Adorama's logo. Click here to visit the Adorama website! PRESS RELEASE: Adorama Announces Winners of the First Annual APPOS - Photo App Awards for the iPhone
18:08 EDT - Top 10 winning Apps selected from among the most frequently used Apps in Adorama’s iPhone Photography Contest New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2010 -- Adorama, one of America’s premier photography and consumer electronics resellers, announces the winners of the first annual APPOS ™ - iPhone App Awards for Photography. The annual APPOS Awards are designed to spotlight the rapid rise... (More)

Nikon L110: New firmware
17:48 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today issued a new firmware update for its Coolpix L110 digital camera.

Just one change is listed in the release notes for Nikon L110 firmware v1.4. The new release corrects an issue whereby photos taken under incandescent-color fluorescent lighting could be recorded with... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Data Says Private Sites Are on the Rise; Supports Trend in "Public-to-Private" Internet Behavior
17:33 EDT - Pioneer of Photo Sharing Celebrates 2MM Share Site Milestone and Offers Best Practices for Sharing Photos Online REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the company that made the term "photo sharing" a household name when it launched with email share in 1999, today reveals user data that points to a significant trend in photo sharing behavior:... (More)

The Kodak PLAYSPORT video camera in Wave Crash blue. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. PRESS RELEASE: KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera Awarded Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal
13:20 EDT - ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal by PTPA Media. PTPA Media (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) awards their industry-renowned seal of approval to products that its parent evaluators judge to improve the quality of family life and worthy of a parent’s recommendation. “We are thrilled to have this... (More)

FriendlyMusic's logo. Click here to visit the FriendlyMusic website! PRESS RELEASE: Rumblefish Launches User-Friendly Music Program for YouTube
13:14 EDT - Friendly Music to Give YouTube Users Lifetime License to Edit Music into Their Videos PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rumblefish® Inc., the premier music licensing agency for business, is launching a new music program for YouTube™ users called Friendly Music. Friendly Music allows users to purchase a lifetime music license on a selected music track and fully edit the music into their... (More)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Delivers Instant Photo Books to the Desktop
20:22 EDT - Partners with Sony to Give Customers Instant Access to Shutterfly Photo Books on New VAIO® PCs REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jun 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced that it has partnered with Sony to deliver Shutterfly's award-winning photo book experience to Sony VAIO PC customers... (More)

Pentax Optio W90 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Pentax Optio W90!
18:57 EDT - With a 5x wide-angle zoom, a 12.1-megapixel sensor, and a 2.7-inch LCD, the Pentax Optio W90 looks like a pretty good choice in a waterproof, coldproof, go-anywhere rugged digital camera.

We were pleased with the overall image quality, as the Pentax W90 even delivered good corner sharpness and almost no geometric distortion, and full-AF shutter lag was right up there with digital SLRs!... (More)

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport software updated (UPDATED)
17:52 EDT - X-Rite has issued an updated software release for use with its ColorChecker Passport profiling tool.

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport software v1.0.2 improves patch detection, and eliminates errors caused when the luminance of light-colored patches meets or exceeds the luminance of the white patch. It... (More)

Samyang Optics' logo. Click here to visit the Samyang Optics website! Samyang to offer NX-mount lenses
15:51 EDT - Korean lens manufacturer Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. has recently added variants of several existing lenses to its lineup, all featuring Samsung's NX lens mount.

The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fish-eye,14mm f/2.8, and 85mm f/1.4 lenses are all manual focus lenses, and are currently available in Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony lens mounts. As indicated on Samyang's... (More)

ACDSee 12's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee Debuts New Process Mode in Latest Pro Photo Manager for Mac Beta Version
12:55 EDT - VICTORIA, British Columbia – Professional photographers can now test the highly-anticipated editing features in the latest beta version of ACD Systems International’s ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager for Mac workflow software. Beta 1.3 downloads of ACDSee Pro for Mac, which gives photographers a faster, affordable, all-in-one photography workflow system, opened on June 22 and are available... (More)

PhotoBox's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBox website! PRESS RELEASE: Best Way to Share? Keep Your Photos in Your Pocket!
12:49 EDT - Europe's Leader Breaks Into app Market Bringing Photos to Life Whilst on the Go LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire - June 25, 2010) -- Today PhotoBox, Europe's leader in photo printing, sharing and personal publishing, launches its first iPhone app – PhotoBox2go. Available to everyone with an iPhone or iTouch, the free to download UK app allows photo lovers to instantly log in to their... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic TS2, ZS5, ZS6, ZR3: New firmware
11:42 EDT - Following on from last week's update for the Lumix ZS7, Panasonic has today released updated firmware for its Lumix TS2, ZS5, ZS6, and ZR3 digital cameras.

In all four cases, the new firmware carries version number 1.1, and includes just one change. Just like that for the Panasonic ZS7, the new TS2, ZS5, ZS6 and ZR3 v1.1 firmware is said to improve performance... (More)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic calls “Sights, Camera, Action” for Lumix G2
21:50 EDT - Panasonic is launching a new ad treatment for the Lumix G2 camera, the hero of the Lumix G Series Cameras and the World's First Interchangeable Lens System Camera with Touch Screen Control and a flexible free-angle LCD Screen Panasonic worked with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the Crank and Gamer movies, and two world-class parkour practitioners to demonstrate the G2’s... (More)

iStockphoto's logo. Click here to visit the iStockphoto website! PRESS RELEASE: iStockphoto delivers iPhone App for browsing and sharing photos, illustrations and audio files – or tracking sales – while on the move
20:45 EDT - CALGARY, Alberta, June 25, 2010 – iStockphoto® has untethered its community today with the delivery of an iPhone application that allows users to browse iStock’s vast library of photos, illustrations and audio files from an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. The application uses iStock’s industry-leading search engine to help customers find the perfect file quickly and easily. Customers... (More)

The GiiNii GW-ADWM Magic portable Wi-Fi tablet digital picture frame. Photo provided by GiiNii International. PRESS RELEASE: New GiiNii Magic Portable Wi-Fi Tablet Digital Picture Frame Enables Users to Easily Send and Share Photos and Access Photo-Sharing Websites
15:41 EDT - Innovative 10.1-inch touchscreen picture frame is loaded with features that make it fun and easy to use NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night at Digital Experience! 2010 in New York, GiiNii International introduced Magic, its next-generation digital picture frame. The multimedia unit is loaded with features that make it fun and easy to use, including Wi-Fi, a full touchscreen, preinstalled Web applications... (More)

Front view of GiiNii's GH-8DNM Artforme multimedia digital picture frame. Photo provided by GiiNii International. PRESS RELEASE: New GiiNii 8-Inch Multimedia Digital Picture Frame is Packed with Features That Make It Incredibly Easy to Use and Provide All-in-One User Experience
15:26 EDT - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night at Digital Experience! 2010 in New York, GiiNii International introduced its new 8-inch multimedia digital picture frame. It’s loaded with features that make it easy to use, including simple controls, intuitive Flash-animated menu icons and a straightforward photo management system for sorting and organizing pictures. “The new 8-inch multimedia digital... (More)

Sigma ships Photo Pro 4.1 updates (UPDATED)
13:55 EDT - Japan's Sigma Corp. has released updated versions of its Sigma Photo Pro image processing software for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

SIGMA Photo Pro (3591) for Windows and SIGMA Photo Pro 4.1 (1044) for Macintosh share one change. When processing Raw files from the Sigma SD15 digital SLR, Photo Pro (3567) for Windows,... (More)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: Akvis Artwork 4.0. Now With Linocut Effect!
17:05 EDT - AKVIS announces the release of ArtWork version 4.0. ArtWork transforms photos into paintings using various techniques. An ordinary photo can be turned into a work of art. ArtWork is available in plug-in and standalone versions for Windows and Mac. Version 4.0 introduces the linocut style. Photos can now be converted to an image in the style of a linocut print. AKVIS ArtWork is the perfect tool... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Dedicates New Inkjet Photo Paper Manufacturing Plant And State-Of-The-Art Digital Print Services And Fulfillment Operation
15:09 EDT - Greenwood, S.C. Campus Serves as Home to Nation’s Largest Photo Products Fulfillment Organization, and $25 Million Photo Paper Operation Greenwood, S.C., June 24, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation and FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., will dedicate two new state of the art facilities at their Greenwood, South Carolina campus today. Fujifilm’s primary US manufacturing... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon, Sponsor Of The Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, With Live Nation Launch To Entertain And Educate Music Fans
14:53 EDT - MELVILLE, NY (June 24, 2010) – To complement the summer concert season, Nikon announces the launch of “NikonLIVE” as part of its sponsorship of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater with Live Nation. The site will provide music fans with great content, including tips about shooting concerts and images by professional photographers while integrating music, photography and social media... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Leading American Professional Men’s Doubles Team Partners with Olympus, the Official Camera of the US Open
13:57 EDT - CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 24, 2010 – Olympus, the exclusive title sponsor of the Olympus US Open Series and official sponsor of the US Open, joins forces with top seed American professional doubles tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan, the “Bryan Brothers.” The partnership unites two powerful brands: Olympus and the world’s dominating men’s doubles team. Both are synonymous... (More)

Lexar Media's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar Media website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Media Introduces Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader For Easy and Reliable File Transfer
12:36 EDT - All-in-One Solution Enables Concurrent Downloads and Card-to-Card Transfer of Multimedia Files Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader Key Messages: Allows for quick and easy download of photo, video, music, and other files Includes five slots and supports 24 memory card formats Enables concurrent downloads to a host computer and card-to-card file transfer Pop-up design protects card slots when... (More)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The PENTAX Boutique sign outside of Willoughby's Camera's Fifth Avenue, New York location. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: First American Pentax Shop Opens Inside Willoughby's Camera Of New York
20:22 EDT - NEW YORK (June 23, 2010)…PENTAX Imaging Company proudly opened the doors of the first PENTAX camera boutique this evening within the Willoughby’s Camera, New York City’s oldest photographic emporium. Designed to highlight both the serious and fun sides of the PENTAX product line, the new shop-in-shop puts visitors within easy reach of the award winning K-7 SLR, premium lenses, the... (More)

Olympus' E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Six Finalists in "PEN Your Story Challenge" Win $5,000 and Olympus PEN E-PL1 Camera
19:52 EDT - Finalists Will Use Camera and Funds to Bring Creative Proposals to Life and Compete for Grand Prize CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 23, 2010 – Olympus is proud to announce the six finalists chosen by the YouTube community and a panel of Olympus judges in the Olympus PEN your story challenge. These individuals submitted videos to the Olympus YouTube website, showing what they would do with the powerfully... (More)

See-Fish Technology's logo. Click here to visit the See-Fish Technology website! PRESS RELEASE: See-Fish On The Menu For iPhone
18:02 EDT - Searching through our old photos could soon be a lot easier thanks to a Newcastle-company which has released a new application for the iPhone. See-Fish Technology has created 3D image browsing software called See-View that allows users to search through digital collections and quickly locate specific images. The breakthrough application has been created and developed in association with Middlesbrough-based... (More)

MOO's logo. Click here to visit the MOO website! MOO, SmugMug launch partnership
17:02 EDT - Printing company MOO has announced a partnership with sharing site SmugMug that will see customers of the latter able to make products using MOO's services with a minimum of fuss.

Products are ordered from MOO's site, although SmugMug has included a link to Moo for business card printing, from the Buy button in its galleries. Creating a photo product is as simple as selecting the... (More)

PhotoReflect's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoReflect website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoReflect Announces New Features to Enhance Photographer Sales
16:11 EDT - Online Photo Solution Builds Tools in Response to New Industry Trends and Improves Revenue Generators for Photographers AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PhotoReflect is now providing new and improved tools to increase sales for the professional photographer while enriching the online experience for their customers. In particular, a new selling feature called “digital download packages”... (More)

Transcend's 64GB Class 10 SDXC card. Rendering provided by Transcend Information Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Transcend Unveils 64GB Class 10 SDXC Card
15:47 EDT - 2010/06/22 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in memory and storage products, today announced the company's first 64GB Class 10 SDXC memory cards. Featuring an unprecedented amount of storage capacity and ultra fast transfer rates up to 25 MB/s, Transcend's new Ultimate SDXC cards are perfect for consumers in need of extended HD video recording time and improved camera... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA Australia Digital Expo breaks attendance record
15:36 EDT - JACKSON, Mich.— The recently held PMA Australia presents Digital Expo 2010 in Melbourne, Australia, saw consumers, dealers, and professional photographers flock by the thousands, setting a record total registration greater than 23,000. Increased dealer support and significant advertising investments in radio, television, press, and social media resulted in droves of hobbyists attending the... (More)

64GB SDXC UHS card showing UHS Speed Class 1 rating. Rendering provided by the SD Association. PRESS RELEASE: SD Association Defines New High-Speed Performance Options For SDXC And SDHC Memory Cards And Devices
14:39 EDT - Symbols make it easier for consumers to choose the best SD memory card to maximize their devices' performance SAN RAMON, Calif. – June 23, 2010 – The SD Association announced today two new high-speed performance symbols for the fastest SDXC and SDHC devices and memory cards. The first symbol identifies products with businterface speeds up to 104 Megabytes per second for greater device... (More)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Exposure 3's logo. Click here to visit the Alien Skin website! Alien Skin announces Exposure 3
23:46 EDT - Alien Skin has today announced a new release of its Exposure plugin for Adobe Photoshop, which allows photographers to replicate the look of a wide range of films or photographic processes, as well as a providing a variety of other special effects.

Alien Skin Exposure 3 is available immediately, and works on either the Windows or Macintosh platforms with Adobe Photoshop CS3 to CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 or 3, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Panasonic FH20!
20:09 EDT - One of the smaller pocket long zooms is the 8x lens found in the Panasonic FH20 digital camera.

It's not only wide, starting at 28mm equivalent, it zooms in to a pretty impressive 224mm at telephoto. Panasonic's optical image stabilization helps keep the Lumix FH20's shots steady, and the 2.7-inch... (More)

SILKYPIX's logo. Click here to visit the Shortcut Software website! SILKYPIX extends digicam support
17:31 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX, extending support for six new digital camera models.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro v4.1.35.0 and Developer Studio 4.0 v4.0.35.0 can now accept Raw files from the Casio EXILIM EX-FH100, Pentax 645D, Ricoh GXR with P10 camera / lens module, Samsung NX10,... (More)

Iomega's 'Radical' Skin hard drive. Photo provided by EMC Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Iomega Shows Some Skin With Exciting New Portable Hard Drives
16:49 EDT - Three Hip, Unique Designs for Expressing Your Own Style And Storing All Your Videos, Photos and Music Make Colorful New Drives More than Just Your Parents Portable Storage SAN DIEGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the launch of the exciting new line of Iomega® Skin™ branded Hard Drives, three different 500GB*... (More)

LiveBooks' logo. Click here to visit the LiveBooks website! PRESS RELEASE: liveBooks announces winners of 2010 emerge Photography Competition
16:14 EDT - Photo community honors wedding photographers, prepares for next contest in November SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2010 – liveBooks, Inc., the leading provider of award-winning websites that allow creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online, and its partners have announced the winners of the 2010 emerge Photography Competition, and the date of the next contest to help... (More)

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto School Of Excellence
13:48 EDT - The skills of the world’s best photographers and video operators are brought together by Manfrotto in an innovative on-line platform. Manfrotto launches a new online tutorial platform called the Manfrotto School of Excellence, which will allow users to log on and access the experience and know-how of the world’s most famous photographers and videographers. Featuring: Bill Frakes, Roberto... (More)

Fotolia's logo. Click here to visit the Fotolia website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotolia at your fingertips – site launches first Adobe AIR application for stock photos
13:42 EDT - New York, NY, June 22, 2010 – For the first time, stock image users are able to search and download photos, vectors, and videos from their desktop with Fotolia's powerful Adobe AIR Application. Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows, the application puts Fotolia's collection of over nine-million images directly and conveniently at the fingertips of designers and artists. Free and easy to install... (More)

Wildlife Photography -- On Safari with Your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow, by Uwe Skrzypczak. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Wildlife Photography — New from Rocky Nook
13:18 EDT - On Safari with your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow Santa Barbara, CA—Photographer and environmentalist Wildlife Photography -- On Safari with Your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow, by Uwe Skrzypczak. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. Wildlife Photography Publisher: Rocky Nook Uwe Skrzypczak ISBN: 9781933952567, 240... (More)

Toshiba and Trek 2000's 8GB SDHC WiFi card. Rendering provided by Toshiba Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba and Trek Establish Forum to Promote SD Cards Embedding Wireless Communication Functions
12:12 EDT - 22 Jun, 2010 -- Tokyo -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO-6502) today announced the launch of an industry forum to promote a new SD card that integrates Wi-Fi wireless communication with data storage capabilities. The forum, the "Standard Promotion Forum for Memory Cards Embedding Wireless LAN"* has been founded by Toshiba and Singapore-based Trek 2000 International Ltd.. In recent years, as... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxOMark 2010 introduces comprehensive lens measurements and score system to assess optics and cameras image quality
11:35 EDT - DxOMark’s unique RAW-based measurements now available for each specific lens-camera combination June 22, 2010 – DxO Labs today unveiled DxOMark 2010, the new version of its successful website, adding objective RAW-based lens performance measurements to its existing database of camera sensor measurements. DxOMark 2010 also proposes fifteen different DxOMark Scores to assess... (More)

Monday, June 21, 2010

The WPPI Roadtrip logo. Click here to visit the WPPI Roadtrip website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI Announces Second Annual Road Trip
21:58 EDT - WPPI takes its professional photography education on the road this August and September Culver City, CA (June 21, 2010) – Following its 30th anniversary this year, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces its second annual WPPI Road Trip. Taking the fun and excitement of its annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, NV, and bringing it on the road to 10 major... (More)

LifePics' logo. Click to visit the LifePics website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics Launches Android App (Beta) Through its OPEN Program; Android Users can now Upload and View Online Photos, and Order Photos
20:56 EDT - June 21st, 2010, BOULDER, Colo. -- LifePics announced today the launch of its new Android app (Beta version), which gives Android mobile phone users the ability to upload photos from their phone to their existing LifePics online photo account, as well as view all photos from their online account on their phone. New users can also create free online photo accounts with LifePics through the app. The... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: America's State Parks And The Outdoor Foundation Announce Outdoor Nation Partnership
18:19 EDT - New State Park Youth Ambassador Initiative to Promote Outdoor Recreation and Enjoyment within America's State Parks NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2010) – America's State Parks today announced its support of and ongoing partnership with Outdoor Nation, a youth-led and coalition supported initiative of the Outdoor Foundation. America's State Parks is an official program partner of Outdoor Nation's first-ever... (More)

The Summit Series HD video camera snow goggle in use. Photo provided by Liquid Image Co. LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Liquid Image Announces Xtreme Sport Cams Brand at CEA Line Show
17:32 EDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid Image is announcing the Xtreme Sport Cams (XSC) brand line at the CEA Line Show. The Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Cams (XSC) brand line is the first line of masks and goggles on the market with a built in digital video camera to capture the fun and action while on the go. The new line of sporting equipment with integrated electronics take hands free... (More)

PackshotCreator's logo. Click here to visit the PackshotCreator website! PRESS RELEASE: PackshotCreator: PackshotOffice, the Ultimate Touch Workstation for Visual Creation
15:38 EDT - PARIS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PackshotCreator, specialized in product photography solutions, introduces the first workstation for creating in-house product pictures and 360° animations. After smartphones, game consoles and other tactile PC tablets which have already swiped the market, the company intends to expand the use of its interactive photo studio among professionals by starting to invest... (More)

Gary Fong's logo. Click here to visit the Gary Fong website! PRESS RELEASE: Gary Fong Brings Popular Puffer™ Line Of Pop-Up Flash Diffusers To Sony® And Konica Minolta® DSLR Users
13:34 EDT - New Model Provides Professional-Style Lighting in a Portable Size for Sony® and Konica Minolta® DSLRs; Quick and Easy Mounting to Hot Shoe for Pop-Up Flash Cameras New York, NY (USA) – June 21, 2010 – Gary Fong, Inc., developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge photography equipment designed to help photographers experience new levels of creativity, today launched an addition... (More)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
12:33 EDT - Canon announced an update to one of its more popular lenses - the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM - in early 2010, adding a premium fluorite lens element to reduce chromatic aberration and a new Image Stabilization system to further improve hand-held steadiness. We've put the new lens through its paces in our test lab: click here for our full review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.

Panasonic ZS7: New firmware
12:16 EDT - Panasonic has today released updated firmware for its Lumix ZS7 digital camera, which we reviewed last March.

Firmware version 1.1 for the Panasonic Lumix ZS7 (also known as the Panasonic TZ10 in some markets) includes two changes. Stability of the camera on start-up is said to have been improved, although no... (More)

Tiffen's Steadicam Smoothee logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Demonstrates New Steadicam® Smoothee™ for Apple® iPhone 3GS, Motorola® Droid And Flip Mino
11:28 EDT - Hauppauge, NY – June 18, 2010, -- The Tiffen Company, award winning manufacturer of still image and video accessories, announced fourth quarter availability, of the Steadicam Smoothee, the new “easy to use right out of the box” camera stabilizer. The Smoothee, comes with a camera mount, and will sell at retail for under $200. The Smoothee can be used with the Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola... (More)

OmniVision's logo. Click here to visit the OmniVision website! PRESS RELEASE: OmniVision Launches High Frame Rate Camera For Video, Gaming, Portable Entertainment And Webcam Applications
10:51 EDT - Ultra Low-Profile VGA Sensor Optimized For Smoother Video Recording And More Accurate Motion Detection SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 21, 2010 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced its latest high-performance VGA sensor that can capture video at 60 frames per second (fps), enabling smoother motion video,... (More)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony TX7!
21:12 EDT - Available in blue, red, and silver, the Sony TX7 is a slick pocket digital camera with a high-resolution 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, a 10.2-megapixel backlit sensor, a wide-angle 25-100mm lens, and a selection of special modes that set it apart from the digital cameras of other companies.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama tops the list of hot features on the Sony TX7: All you have to do is press the button and sweep the camera across what you want to capture and the camera stitches it all together... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! Olympus dust reduction system wins award
18:28 EDT - Olympus Corp. has today announced its receipt of the Asahi Shimbun invention prize in Japan's 2010 National Commendation for Invention awards, which are sponsored by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

The prize was received for Olympus' Super Sonic Wave Filter dust reduction system, which was developed for the company's first digital SLR, 2003's Olympus E-1. The technology offered a unique and effective... (More)

Fotobabble's logo. Click here to visit the Fotobabble website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotobabble Teams up with iVillage: “iVillage I love my…” Contest Encourages Women to Share Their Beauty & Style Secrets
17:14 EDT - Talking Photos Serve as an Innovative Social Media Tool to Drive User Engagement, Brand Awareness and Traffic EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fotobabble, a service that allows people to add voice to photos with just a few clicks, has teamed with iVillage to launch the “iVillage, I love my…” Talking Photo contest, celebrating their newly relaunched Beauty & Style site.... (More)

Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging logo. Click here to visit the Mitsubishi Electric Photo Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Adds Matte Finish Setting to CP-3800DW Photographic Printer
16:47 EDT - IRVINE, Calif.— June 14, 2010—Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America today introduced a matte finish setting for its CP3800DW photographic printer. The matte setting, which is standard with any new printer and available to existing users, adds value and performance by enabling the printer to do more while maintaining a low, affordable cost. The upgrade is implemented through a firmware... (More)

VSO Software's logo. Click here to visit the VSO Software website! PRESS RELEASE: VSO Software announces the release of PhotoDVD 4, a complete new version of its award-winning DVD slideshow software.
13:02 EDT - TOULOUSE, France (June 15th, 2010) – PhotoDVD version 4 now includes a new output format, new transitions as well as a very innovative live preview player. This easy to use software, in a 1-2-3 step process, allows users to create a customized video of pictures, with music, text, transitions and a DVD-like menu with chapters. With PhotoDVD 4, the outcome is no longer limited to burning to... (More)

PhotoBox's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBox website! PRESS RELEASE: Nation Gears Up to Take on World Photo Challenge in Race Against the Clock
12:31 EDT - UK joins PhotoBox 10 year celebrations and a chance to win fame, world record gallery acclaim plus travel adventures to the six corners of the world LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - PhotoBox, Europe's favourite online destination for photo printing, sharing and photo booking is celebrating turning 10 this week. Not one to do things by halves, PhotoBox is embarking the nation... (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Free Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X3 Update Delivers Enhanced Color Correction and Integrated Advanced DVD Authoring
12:13 EDT - Many New Enhancements to Corel’s High-Speed Video Editing Software Including Extended Camera Support and Performance Upgrades Ottawa, ON - June 14, 2010 -- Corel Corporation today announced the introduction of a free update for Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X3. This new update builds on the established strengths of VideoStudio Pro X3 in speed and creative effects, adding high-speed GPU- and... (More)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe product managers host free NY photowalk - RSVP now!
20:46 EDT - Photographers who'll be in the city of New York next Saturday, June 26th 2010, have a unique opportunity to meet with two of Adobe's product managers, provide feedback on the company's imaging products, and perhaps win some prizes as well -- but only if they're quick to get their RSVPs in!

Adobe's Tom Hogarty is the product manager for Photoshop Lightroom, Camera Raw, and DNG, while Bryan O'Neil Hughes is the product manager for Adobe Photoshop. Both gentlemen will be hosting a photowalk... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma is welcoming summer and celebrating Moms with a photo contest!
19:41 EDT - June 17, 2010 -- Summer is here, and that means family fun! For most of us at Sigma Corporation of America, summer brings back memories of family vacations, picnics and beach outings, and like you, we have lots of images of those special family moments together that tell stories, bring out a smile, a laugh, or even a feeling of nostalgia. As an extremely family-oriented organization, Sigma Corporation... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AutoStitch 3.0 Brings Advanced Panoramic Photography to the iPhone
19:36 EDT - [] Vancouver, Canada - Cloudburst Research today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of AutoStitch Version 3.0, which brings major improvements in panoramic photography to the iPhone. AutoStitch is the only solution that can automatically combine any arrangement of photos into high resolution panoramas of up to 20 megapixels in size. This latest release introduces... (More)

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! Eye-Fi, Gowalla launch card giveaway
16:11 EDT - The official Eye-Fi Inc. blog has announced a joint promotion with Alamofire's Gowalla, which will gives Gowalla users the opportunity to win a free Eye-Fi card.

Gowalla is a a location-based social networking game that runs on Apple iPhone, Google Android, Palm WebOS and RIM BlackBerry devices. Gowalla users can visit certain locations or follow routes in their... (More)

The ViewSonic NexTV VMP75 network media player, top quarter view. Photo provided by ViewSonic Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Lights, Camera, Action; Viewsonic® Brings The Internet And Netflix To Your Living Room
14:29 EDT - ViewSonic’s new NexTV VMP75 networked media player allows easy and seamless streaming of movies and TV shows directly to your TV WALNUT, Calif. – June 15, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the NexTV VMP75 – a network media player that delivers the ultimate entertainment experience... (More)

uClip's logo. Click here to visit the uClip website! PRESS RELEASE: uClip Slashes the Price for Clipping Path Services
12:10 EDT - Online Graphics outsourcing company uClip lowers the price for standard clipping path and image masking services to less than $2 pr. Image. (PRWEB) June 16, 2010 -- With the new 72 hour clipping path service, uClip is lowering the price to less than $2 pr. Image. The price is independent of picture complexity*. This is another first move from graphics outsourcing pioneer uClip. “Our objective... (More)

TAOPIX's logo. Click here to visit the TAOPIX website! PRESS RELEASE: Blanchard Systems Appointed Distributor For TAOPIX Photobook Software
11:59 EDT - New Orleans, LA - June 15, 2010 - Blanchard Systems, the systems integration and software company focused on the graphic communications industry, is pleased to announce it has been appointed the distributor of TAOPIX Photobook Software. TAOPIX, the leading photo book solution in Europe and Asia, has entered the US market and selected Blanchard Systems to provide sales, marketing, integration, training... (More)

6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: 6Sight Report Weekly Briefing Now Free
11:49 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – After 17 years as subscription-only newsletter, The 6Sight Report Weekly Briefing is now available online and through email at no cost to all those interested in an executive summary of the week’s most important photo imaging news. The 6Sight Report Weekly Briefing (formerly the Future Image Report) is a concise executive report focusing on four key areas: Mobile &... (More)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! Samsung Raw Converter updated
21:17 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has released an updated version of the Raw Converter software that's provided with certain of the company's interchangeable-lens and point-and-shoot camera models.

Samsung RAW Converter v3.2 for Windows continues to be based on the SILKYPIX Raw file processing package that's authored by Japanese company Ichikawa Soft Laboratory, and the new version adds support... (More)

Pentax Optio W90, orange version.<br /> <em>Photo provided by Pentax Europe GmbH. Pentax W90: Rugged digicam gets a new body color
18:00 EDT - Towards the end of February 2010, Pentax unveiled a refreshed version of its previous Optio W80 digital camera with an even more rugged body -- the Pentax Optio W90.

The Pentax W90 can be submerged at depths of up to 20 feet for as long as two hours, and is also dustproof, designed to withstand a drop from four feet, and functions in temperatures as low as 14 degrees... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Auto focusing issue affects limited number of Sigma telezoom lenses
17:12 EDT - After thorough investigation, we have ascertained that some APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM and APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses, produced recently, may have a potential autofocus defect. This issue could possibly occur in some lenses within the following range of serial numbers. List of lenses requiring the modification APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM... (More)

Xara's logo. Click here to visit the Xara website! PRESS RELEASE: Two New Releases - Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and Xara Designer Pro 6
16:20 EDT - Xara Xtreme has had a major makeover for version 6 and there are new names to go with the new features and new look! Xara Xtreme is now Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and the new feature packed Xara Xtreme Pro becomes Xara Designer Pro 6. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro 6 are the world's highest performing graphics software titles - by a large margin. Their speed enables... (More)

FlashFoto Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the FlashFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: FlashFoto, Inc. releases Face and Hair Compositing Library – New technology places people into surprising and fantastical scenes
15:12 EDT - Oakland, CA, June 16th 2010 — FlashFoto® today announced the immediate availability of its Face and Hair photo compositing software library. Face and Hair allows anyone to place their friends and family into surprising, humorous, and fantastical situations with a simple point and click. Possibilities include scenes range from the humorous to the fantastic, including vacation scenes, movie posters,... (More)

Addonics' logo. Click here to visit the Addonics website! PRESS RELEASE: Addonics Announces Family of CFast Adapter and CFast Media for High Speed Storage
13:36 EDT - SAN JOSE, CA (June 10, 2010) -- Addonics Technologies today announced a family of CFast adapters which instantly connects a CFast media to any SATA port inside a desktop PC, rack mounted system or notebook computer and its own brand of CFast media. The new adapters include a CFast HDD adapter and a SATA CFast adapter. The Addonics-branded CFast media are available in 8GB and 32GB capacities. ... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Plug-In Suite 5 Support for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 3 and Apple Aperture 3
13:10 EDT - Digital Photography Software Developer’s Compatibility with Lightroom 3 and Aperture 3 Provide Photographers Seamless Integration with Its Award Winning Products PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced that all of their commercially available Photoshop... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the LensFolder website! LensFolder simplifies event photo sharing
12:18 EDT - A new website launched today offers a solution to a common dilemma -- the difficulty of sharing photos at events attended by multiple photographers, so that everyone gets a copy of all the pictures. is free of charge, with the company noting on its FAQ page that it may use an ad-supported business model in the future. The idea behind how the site works is rather simple and elegant.... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Releases Free Multimedia DSLR Buyers Guide
11:59 EDT - SANTA ROSA, CALIF – To aid visual storytellers who are using the new HD Video DSLR cameras to integrate still shooting, video shooting, and audio capture, Think Tank Photo has released the Multimedia DSLR Buyers Guide. This online guide compiles information about the cameras, lenses, microphones, recording equipment, bags, and accessories professional photographers, videographers, and audiographers... (More)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nikon's Coolpix L18 digital camera in an Ikelite underwater housing. Photo provided by Ikelite Underwater Systems. Digicam survives six month, ~1,000 mile ocean voyage
22:01 EDT - The Associated Press has published an article detailing the incredible six month journey of a Nikon Coolpix L18 digital camera, lost at sea in an Ikelite waterproof housing.

The Coolpix L18 washed up in a Key West, FL marina, where it was discovered by Paul Shultz on May 16 2010 -- a few days more than six months after it was lost off the coast of Aruba, some 1,000 nautical... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Lowel-Light Speeds To Europe
19:15 EDT - Bicester, 14 June 2010 – Lowel Lights from Tiffen International are now available for fast delivery to European customers. New warehousing and distribution systems mean that video and film professionals across the continent can benefit from next-day delivery and local currency payment for this extensive range of popular portable lights. The warehousing has been located at BBP Light in Amsterdam... (More)

Rayqual preps Sony E-Mount adapters
17:43 EDT - Tokyo, Japan-based Miyamoto Factory has announced development of a series of lens adapters for Sony E-mount, under its Rayqual brandname.

The new adapters will allow use of Canon FD-, Contax / Yashica, Leica M-, and Nikon F-mount lenses with aperture rings, as well as with Nikon F- and Pentax K-mounts lenses that lack aperture rings, on... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software Announces Public Beta For DualEyes
15:34 EDT - Beta for award-winning standalone application now available for download; innovative technology fosters smooth audio replacement for DSLR and other video Vancouver, British Columbia – June 15, 2010 – Singular Software, red-hot developer of automation applications for post-production, has released the first beta download for the recently announced DualEyes™. Winner of TV Technology's... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix XP10 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm's New Digital Camera Advertising Campaign Highly Defines Audiences
15:31 EDT - Marketing Plan Includes National Print Ads for Specific Audiences, plus Online and Spot Radio Ads, Mobile Billboards and Sponsorship Events VALHALLA, N.Y., June 15, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has launched a new marketing campaign for its digital cameras that emphasizes the HD feature of all its cameras, with special emphasis on the FinePix Z70 and the durability of the FinePix... (More)

RED Scarlet FF35 24MP DSMC, set up for high res still and motion capture, configured with RED Electronic 15-25/2.8 lens, RED CF Module, REDhandle and Bottom Grip, RED BombEVF and REDmote Control (3/4 front view). Photo and caption provided by RED Digital Cinema Camera Co. RED: Further delays for Epic, Scarlet
13:17 EDT - Lake Forest, CA-based RED Digital Cinema Camera Co. yesterday provided an update on its much-delayed Epic and Scarlet camera modules, which sit at the heart of the company's Digital Stills and Motion Camera system.

According to a post by company founder Jim Jannard in the RED User forums, production on the camera modules -- which were first previewed at the National Association of Broadcasters show in April 2008... (More)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Olympus, Pentax: Fathers' Day specials
20:33 EDT - With Fathers' Day fast approaching, Olympus and Pentax have today both announced special offers on a variety of digital cameras.

Now through June 20 2010, Pentax is offering rebates ranging from $20 to $100, depending on the camera model. Customers buying the Pentax Optio E90 through June 20th will receive a $20 instant rebate,... (More)

Manfrotto Distribution's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto Distribution website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor Host Free Webinar on Monitor Calibration
20:31 EDT - Ramsey, N.J. (June 10, 2010)— Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are proud to announce a free webinar entitled, "Monitor Calibration Finally Explained!" which will offer tips on how simple it is to calibrate a monitor using Spyder3® products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Datacolor Education Manager, Joshua Fischer,... (More)

Lexar launches flash memory microsite
20:25 EDT - Lexar has today launched a new microsite promoting the benefits of its various flash memory products.

The new Lexar: When Memory Matters microsite spans eight different sections with information aimed at flash memory products for a variety of mobile phone, camcorder, digital camera and computer uses.... (More)

Sigma's SD15 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Sigma SD15: Delivery imminent, samples available
17:19 EDT - On the company's Japanese website, Sigma Corp. has announced availability of its SD15 digital SLR, whose development was first revealed at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany nearly two years ago.

Further details on specifications of the Sigma SD15, a direct successor to the now rather long-in-the-tooth SD14, were provided in February 2010. The Sigma SD15's near-APS-C sized Foveon image sensor... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Celebrates Summer Party Season with Fresh New Stationery Suites
15:49 EDT - Company Launches New Styles for Every Occasion From Backyard BBQs to Pool Parties; Reunions to Fourth of July REDWOOD CITY, Calif., -- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today unveils a new lineup of summer party stationery featuring summer invitations and coordinated address labels for any summer fete. With more than 65 card... (More)

Photobucket's logo. Click here to visit the Photobucket website! PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket Mobile Gives BlackBerry Users Access To Their Images, Anytime, Anywhere
15:23 EDT - Newly Released Application Makes Accessing Any Image Saved To Photobucket Quick And Easy Denver, CO – June 11, 2010 –Photobucket Corporation announced today that its “Photobucket Mobile” application is available now in RIM’s BlackBerry App World. The service puts users’ images at their fingertips, allowing them to interact with their Photobucket albums no matter... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Just Two Weeks Left To Submit Photos To Fujifilm And Rite Aid's My Way Photo Contest
14:13 EDT - Prizes include $5,000 cash, digital cameras and designer fragrances Valhalla, N.Y., June 14, 2010 – There are less than two weeks remaining to enter photos of moms, dads and grads at FUJIFILM North America Corporation and Rite Aid’s The contest, which encourages budding and experienced photographers to register, submit and vote for their favorite Mother’s... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: 20 Semifinalists Advance In Olympus “PEN Your Story Challenge”
13:53 EDT - Hundreds of Creative Entries Submitted on YouTube in U.S. and Canada; Only Six Finalists Will Win $5,000 and the Olympus PEN E-PL1 Camera CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 14, 2010 – Olympus is proud to unveil today the 20 semifinalists whose submissions earned the most thumbs-up "likes" in the PEN your story challenge on YouTube. These individuals submitted videos to the Olympus YouTube channel... (More)

Nikon Coolpix P100 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P100! (UPDATED)
13:50 EDT - Megazoom digital cameras don't get much longer than the Nikon Coolpix P100, which has a 26x zoom that ranges from a very wide 26 to a very long 678mm equivalent focal length.

Its 10.3-megapixel backlit sensor allows the Nikon P100 to perform a few cool tricks, too, including a frame rate of up to 10 shots per second at full resolution, and an automatic HDR mode for difficult... (More)

OmniVision's logo. Click here to visit the OmniVision website! PRESS RELEASE: OmniVision Launches Optimized, Quarter-Inch 5-megapixel SOC Sensor For Mainstream Mobile Applications
12:54 EDT - OmniBSI™ Pixel Technology Brings High Quality Photography And HD Video To High-Volume Handset Markets SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 7, 2010 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced a complete 5-megapixel system-on-a-chip (SOC) camera solution aimed at penetrating the high-volume autofocus (AF) camera... (More)

Transcend's TS-DMP10 HD media player with remote control and USB flash drive. Photo provided by Transcend Information Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Transcend Introduces its First HD Media Player- Designed to Bring the World of Full HD Entertainment to Your Living Room
12:26 EDT - Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the release of its first HD Media Player, the DMP10. Featuring full support for popular media formats and high-resolution digital video/audio output, the DMP10 offers users a simple way to play their Full HD 1080p digital content on any TV. Instead of maintaining shelves full of music... (More)

Nauticam's NA-550D underwater housing for Canon's EOS Rebel T2i / 550D digital SLR. Photo provided by Nauticam International Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Nauticam NA-550D announced
12:02 EDT - Innovative Nauticam NA-550D Housing features compact size, new locking latches, new lens release lever, new two stage shutter release, and continues the Nauticam tradition of unmatched ergonomics. Canon EOS Rebel T2i The newest member of the Canon DSLR lineup boasts an impressive number of advanced features at an entry level price point. Depending on territory, this camera is known as the Canon... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Announces New Photo fx Ultra For Apple® iPad
11:15 EDT - HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, today announced that Photo fx Ultra, the anticipated version of Photo fx, its award winning photo enhancement app, is now available for the Apple iPad. With robust capabilities, Photo fx Ultra offers an elegant new user interface... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: The latest Nikon equipment to be used in the Russian segment of the International Space Station
10:57 EDT - New orders received for Nikon D3S and D3X digital-SLR cameras as well as NIKKOR interchangeable lenses June 14, 2010 -- Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that orders for one Nikon D3S and two Nikon D3X digital-SLR cameras, four interchangeable lenses including AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR, software and various accessories have been received from S.P. Korolev Rocket... (More)

PicScout's logo. Click here to visit the PicScout website! PRESS RELEASE: PicScout Makes Image Credit Available to All for Free − Spurs Industry-wide Action to Credit Every Digital Image
10:31 EDT - Silicon Valley, CA and CEPIC, Dublin – June 10, 2010 – Announcing at the worldwide CEPIC conference today, PicScout is making it free for digital images to be credited with ownership anywhere they appear. Introducing a no-fee fingerprinting and metadata registry participation in ImageIRC™ for use with ImageExchange™, PicScout with stock agencies and content creators can ensure... (More)

Friday, June 11, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Life Expo Sets New Records
14:37 EDT - June 8th 2010 -- Consumers flocked in their thousands to this year’s Digital Life Expo to set a record total registration figure in excess of 23,000. Increased dealer support and bigger advertising investments in radio, television, press and social media resulted in long but fast moving queues of hobbyists at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre during this last weekend. Said PMA... (More)

The monophix HD app icon. Image provided by UIC Phoenxsoftware. PRESS RELEASE: monophix HD 1.0 - The best Black and White Photography Tool for iPad
13:49 EDT - Haaltert,  BE   Jun 08, 2010 -- [] -- Haaltert, Belgium - Phoenxsoftware today is pleased to announce the release of a completely rebuilt version of their black & white iPhone app monophix for the iPad. The iPad version isn't just a simple interface update but features a completely new app with a huge amount of added... (More)

Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital lens. Review: Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital
13:40 EDT - In November 2009, Olympus announced two new lenses for its micro four-thirds PEN camera, one of which was the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko. Falling squarely in the 'superzoom' category, the lens provides an effective field of view of 28-300mm. Will PEN users flock to this lens as the one they leave on all the time? Click here for our review of the Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital.

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe Lens Profile Creator: prerelease update
13:18 EDT - Adobe has now published a second prerelease version of its Lens Profile Creator software, freely available software that allows users to create their own lens profiles for use with the current versions of Camera Raw, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Adobe Lens Profile Creator v1.0.1 fixes two bugs, and makes one feature change. A metadata bug whereby the camera's crop factor wasn't written to output lcp files for certain cameras such as the Samsung... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Take Your Photography Further With Nikon School
13:06 EDT - Nikon Australia is excited to announce the launch of Nikon School, a series of hands on classes that will guide students through the vital steps in the digital photography process. Sessions will be held at leading venues across Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane, and will be presented by some of Australia’s most talented and revered photographers. Hands on workshops The series will begin with... (More)

Ricoh prepares for 10th photo contest
12:56 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. will soon launch its tenth Ricoh Photo Contest, according to the company's website.

The Ricoh Photo Contest is open only to photographs captured using a Ricoh digital camera. Both professional and amateur photographers may enter, and the theme for the tenth contest is "My View". Entries... (More)

PicturePaste's logo. Click here to visit the PicturePaste website! PRESS RELEASE: New Release of PicturePaste Cloud Computing Utility
12:19 EDT - PicturePaste announces a new version of their cloud computing utility aimed to help users of Gmail, Google Docs, Wordpress, Hotmail and others. PicturePaste is a desktop utility that integrates the Windows desktop clipboard with cloud-based editors, such as Gmail, Google Docs and just about all web-based editors. Charles Moir, founder and CEO of PicturePaste says "Cloud-based solutions are... (More)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

PhotoShelter's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoShelter website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoShelter Announces New Website Options for Emerging Photographers, Boosts Google Image Visibility & Streamlines Website Management
20:37 EDT - New features across all account levels help photographers display, market and sell their work New York, NY, June 10, 2010 – PhotoShelter, the leader in photography websites, photo sales and archiving tools for photographers, today announced a series of product enhancements designed to help more photographers successfully grow their businesses online using PhotoShelter. PhotoShelter’s... (More)

CyberLink's logo. Click here to visit the CyberLink website! PRESS RELEASE: CyberLink Announces MediaStory, an On-the-Fly Slideshow Creator App for iPhones, Android Phones and FaceBook
19:41 EDT - Taipei, Taiwan—June 11, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is announcing launch of MediaStory, a unique slideshow creator application for iPhones, Android Phones and FaceBook. CyberLink MediaStory allows consumers to create slideshows from their smart phone photos in three easy steps. The application comes with pre-designed slideshow templates with various themes that can be applied to turn... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! onOne addresses PowerPC Camera Remote bug
18:56 EDT - onOne Software has today released an update to its DSLR Camera Remote Server application, which works in concert with software running on Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad products to remotely control certain Canon or Nikon digital SLRs.

The new update brings DSLR Camera Remote Server to version 1.3.1, and fixes a bug that's only found when using the application on PowerPC-based Macintosh computers. The problem manifested itself with... (More)

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! Eye-Fi firmware, software updates expand hotspot access
18:13 EDT - Eye-Fi Inc. has released firmware and software updates for its X2-series cards, greatly increasing the number of networks with which the cards can be connected, courtesy of a partnership with Devicescape that was announced last April.

The expanded service relies on Eye-Fi's Hotspot Access feature, for which a one year subscription is included with Eye-Fi's Explore X2 and Pro X2-series cards. Connect X2 and Geo X2 owners can add Hotspot... (More)

Side view of the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 lens for F bayonet mount. Photo provided by Carl Zeiss AG. PRESS RELEASE: Capture it All - the New ZEISS Wide-Angle Lens with Electronic Interface
15:23 EDT - Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 for F bayonet mount OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 08.06.2010. -- Wide-angle lenses capture a large depth of field: A dragonfly that lands on a water lily while you can clearly make out the numerous blossoms behind its shimmering body; rocks, moss and cracks which create designs and formations extending to the horizon. The Distagon T* 2,8/25 lens from Carl... (More)

WD's My Book Studio external hard drive with E-Label display. Photo provided by Western Digital Corp. PRESS RELEASE: New WD® My Book® Studio™ LX Drive Combines Speed and Intuitive Functionality in a Sleek Aluminum Enclosure
14:13 EDT - Mac® Users and Creative Professionals Can Upgrade Storage with Custom Labeling, High Performance and Full Metal Sleekness LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new high performance My Book® Studio™ LX external hard drive, which offers a high-speed FireWire 800 interface... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital camera penetration still increasing in Australia
12:55 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – Through its cooperative relationship with Picture Imaging Council Australia (PICA) PMA - The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations announces the release of Consumer Imaging in Australia 2010. The report is for retailers and manufacturers of imaging products to track demand for major product categories, make product design and merchandising decisions and identify segments... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! onOne upgrades free plugins
12:30 EDT - Just a weeks after the company provided an update making its various commercial plugins compatible with Adobe's Photoshop Creative Suite 5 products, onOne Software Inc. has today announced that its free plugin products are now also compatible with CS5.

PhotoFrame 4.5.1 Free Edition and PhotoTools 2.5.3 Free Edition are based on the commercial PhotoFrame 4.5 and PhotoTools 2.5 products, and both function without time restrictions, watermarks or the like.... (More)

Datacolor logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor® Announces Series of Free Online Webinars Demystifying Discrepancies Between Camera and Monitor Color Calibration
12:24 EDT - June 16th Workshop Explains Monitor Calibration; Includes Prize Giveaways of Datacolor Spyder3 Elite™ and SpyderCube™ Calibration Tools Lawrenceville, NJ – June 09, 2010 – Datacolor® (, the global leader in digital color management technology, announced today the first in a series of upcoming webinars designed to demonstrate the simplicity of achieving... (More)

Phase One logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Releases Capture One 5.1.2 -- Enhances Leaf support and Compatibility with Expression Media 2
12:00 EDT - Offers Free Copy of Capture One to registered owners of Expression Media, iView Media and MediaPro Offers Free Copy of Expression Media 2 to registered owners of Capture One COPENHAGEN, June 10, 2010 -- With the recent acquisition of Microsoft's Expression Media software for digital asset management, Phase One has updated its Capture One raw converter and image editor to improve the applications’... (More)

Bibble 5 logo. Click to visit the bibble labs website! PRESS RELEASE: Bibble 5.1 Pro and Lite Just Released!
10:45 EDT - Adding Heal & Clone tools, Perfectly Clear® One-Touch Image Optimization from Athentech, and much more. Austin, Tx, June 10th, 2010: Bibble Labs, Inc., the creator of the world's fastest image processing and RAW file conversion applications, is proud to announce the availability of version 5.1 of Bibble Pro, and introduces Bibble 5.1 Lite. This release includes Healing & Cloning, Perfectly Clear®... (More)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

PictoColor Corp. logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: New iCorrect product: iCorrect OneClick Color for Apple iPhone and iPod touch
21:55 EDT - iCorrect® OneClick Color App, the first mobile app with PictoColor’s Color Technology is now available in the App Store. Burnsville, MN, June 7, 2010 - - PictoColor Corporation announces the release of iCorrect OneClick Color App for Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Developed by FreshAir Software, Inc., iCorrect automatically corrects the color and exposure of iPhone camera photos and photos... (More)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon A3100 IS!
17:48 EDT - If you're looking for a digital camera that just works and doesn't cost a lot of money, check out the Canon A3100: Its 4x zoom isn't wide, but does zoom from 35 to 140mm, and the Canon A3100's 2.7-inch LCD looks great in most lighting conditions.

But the big story is the Canon A3100's 12.1-megapixel sensor, whose output exceeds the abilities of today's top-end Canon ELPHs, rather mysteriously. Now including a lithium-ion battery, the Canon A3100... (More)

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) logo. PRESS RELEASE: National Association of Photoshop Professionals Takes the Lead in Lightroom 3 Training
17:19 EDT - NAPP offers innovative Lightroom 3 training resources with the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 Learning Center, a new Lightroom 3 book from Scott Kelby, and a Lightroom Conference at Photoshop World. TAMPA, FL -- June 8, 2010 -- Today, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) launched its new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Learning Center, in conjunction with Adobe’s... (More)

SanDisk logo. Click to visit the SanDisk website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Launches Professional Photography Contest On Facebook
16:57 EDT - Participants Can Display Their Work to the World and Compete to Join the SanDisk Extreme Team of Professional Photographers What: Milpitas, Calif., June 8, 2010 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it will launch a professional photography contest on the SanDisk Extreme Team Facebook page starting June 8. Participants will be able... (More)

The Samsung SP-H03 features a pico-projector, SDHC card slot, and media player functionality with support for a variety of still image, movie and music formats. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Nordic AB. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Sees Big Picture with Palm-Sized Pico Projector and Media Player
12:36 EDT - New SP-H03 Pico Projector Packs Performance and Multimedia Integration Into Self-Contained Personal Media Device RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced the SP-H03, a self-contained personal media device. The palm-sized pico projector features a bright, high resolution LED output and integrated multimedia... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A390 digital camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony Alpha A390, A290 DSLRs announced
04:00 EDT - Sony has today introduced two new single-lens reflex digital cameras that are closely related to last year's A230, A330, and A380 models, but with a redesigned hand grip being the most notable change.

The Sony Alpha A290 will sit alongside the existing A230 and A330 models in Sony's entry-level lineup, with the Sony Alpha A390 replacing the existing A380 model. Compared to the A380, the Sony A390 features... (More)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Syndiant's logo. Click here to visit the Syndiant website! PRESS RELEASE: Smaller than 4cc Pico Projector Engine Developed by Syndiant, Foryou Multimedia and ASTRI Labs
19:13 EDT - At a Very Thin 6 mm Height, Device is Ideal for Embedding into Handheld Devices PROJECTION SUMMIT 2010 -- LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syndiant, the leader in high resolution microdisplays for pico projectors, Foryou Multimedia Electronics Co. Ltd. (Foryou), and Hong Kong’s ASTRI R&D Labs have produced an LED pico projector that is less than 4cc in volume and 6 mm in height, which is suitable... (More)

Samsung's TL500 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Samsung TL500: New firmware
16:48 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has published two new firmware releases for its Samsung TL500 compact digital camera, known in some markets as the Samsung EX1.

The new firmware releases follow in the footsteps of last month's version 005101 updates, which corrected an issue whereby 8GB SDHC cards were incorrectly recognized as having only 4GB capacity. While... (More)

The Panasonic LUMIX FX75 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For Lumix Fx75 Digital Camera, An Ultra-slim Model With Big Features
14:52 EDT - New Panasonic LUMIX FX75 digital camera, with 24mm ultra-wide-angle and F2.2 Leica lens, also shoots HD video and will be available in mid-July SECAUCUS, NJ (June 8, 2010) –Panasonic today announces pricing for the recently-introduced Panasonic LUMIX FX75, a new super-slim digital camera that features a 24mm ultra-wide-angle F2.2 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens. The FX75 will be available in... (More)

Nikon S3000, S4000: New firmware
13:35 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today issued two new firmware updates for its Coolpix S3000 and Coolpix S4000 digital cameras.

In both case, the same change is listed in the release notes for the new firmware. Nikon S3000 firmware v1.1 and Nikon S4000 v1.2 both correct an issue whereby charging of the cameras' EN-EL10 lithium... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Advanced Products For High-Resolution Professional Image-Capture, Display And Output At Infocomm 2010
12:04 EDT - LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will showcase a broad range of innovative image-capture, display and output solutions at InfoComm 2010, June 9-11, booth # C5524 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Designed to address the needs of multiple professional markets and end users, Canon will showcase its award winning line of high-resolution REALiS Multimedia... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Isobar And Nikon Expand Learn and Explore iPhone App
11:57 EDT - iPhone App Creates New Channel to Engage Photo Community in the Photo Moment Responding to the immediate success of its Nikon Learn & Explore iPhone app, Nikon Inc. and digital communications agency Isobar have announced a new version of the popular app, featuring new categories of informative and inspirational photo content. Learn & Explore Version 2.0 will be available for free at the iTunes... (More)

PacketVideo's logo. Click here to visit the PacketVideo website! PRESS RELEASE: PacketVideo Launches TwonkyManager 2.0 and TwonkyServer 6.0
11:46 EDT - Award Winning Connected Home Solution Adds New Features Including Industry Firsts; Finding and Sharing Media on Connected Devices Has Never Been Easier or More Fun SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PacketVideo (PV) today introduced TwonkyManager™ 2.0 and TwonkyServer™ 6.0, both downloadable versions of the company’s award-winning family of Twonky connected home solutions. Twonky solutions... (More)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 logo. Click here to visit the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 website! Adobe Lightroom 3 now available
00:01 EDT - Adobe Labs has today launched the latest version of its digital darkroom software, Photoshop Lightroom 3, which was first previewed in beta form in late October 2009, followed by a second beta in late March 2010.

Much like the current version of Adobe Camera Raw that's available with Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 features an overhauled imaging engine with improved algorithms for noise reduction, sharpening,... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Expands with New Content and Resources
00:01 EDT - Adobe has expanded the scope of its current website, creating a destination for its passionate customers to find the latest resources and information about the Photoshop family of products. With millions of registered users and monthly visitors, has become a popular Web-based tool for organizing, editing, sharing and storing photos. In addition to hosting its free online... (More)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD3500 IS!
22:40 EDT - Touchscreen displays are popping up everywhere, including digital cameras, since the advent of the iPhone, and the Canon SD3500 more fully integrates finger-tapping and swiping into nearly every aspect of the camera, including menus, Playback, and even autofocus point selection.

The Canon SD3500's widescreen 3.5-inch LCD looks great in most lighting situations, and its 24-120mm, 5x zoom lens is wider than you'll find on most digital cameras, and is ready to capture most any type... (More)

The Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector, rolled up to act as a snoot. Photo provided by ExpoImaging Inc. ExpoImaging launches Rogue FlashBender positionable modifiers
15:09 EDT - ExpoImaging has today announced the debut of its new Rogue Photographic Design product line, consisting of lighting equipment for use with small flash strobes.

The company has introduced three Rogue FlashBender light modifiers as the first products in the new line. ExpoImaging's Rogue FlashBenders secure snugly to the top of any standard shoe-mount flash strobe... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe CS5 enterprise deployment tool now available
14:01 EDT - Adobe has now released its enterprise deployment tool for Creative Suite 5, which has been renamed the Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition v1.0.

The Application Manager Enterprise Edition allows Adobe's Creative Suite 5 applications to be repackaged for silent deployment, using tools including Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager for... (More)

Minox DC1222: 12 megapixels, 4x zoom
12:43 EDT - Minox Germany has quietly introduced its new DC 1222 digital camera, featuring high-definition movie recording capability.

The Minox DC 1222 couples a twelve megapixel CCD image sensor with a MINOCTAR-branded 4x optical zoom lens that offers 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from a useful 28mm wide angle to a moderate... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Reinforces Organization for Digital Camera Business
11:50 EDT - Enhancing Product Power and Accelerated Development by Transfer of R&D, Procurement, Quality Assurance to Omiya Base Jun 7, 2010 -- FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) has announced that it will transfer R&D, procurement and quality assurance functions for digital cameras, currently located in Taiwa-cho, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi Prefecture (“Taiwa”), to Saitama-shi,... (More)

Fujfilm: New firmware for long-zoom digicams
11:47 EDT - Fujifilm has today published updated firmware for several of its closely-related long-zoom digital camera models.

Cameras for which the company has newly issued firmware include the FinePix S1600, S1700, S1730, S1770, S1780, S1800, S1850, S1880, S1900, S2500HD, S2550HD, S2600HD, and S2700HD. Two changes apply to... (More)

Topaz Labs' logo. Click here to visit the Topaz Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: Topaz Labs Announces Complete 64-bit Photoshop CS5 Compatibility
11:31 EDT - Topaz Labs Photoshop Plug-Ins Upgraded for Complete Compatibility with 64-Bit Photoshop CS5 DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Photoshop plug-in developer Topaz Labs announces full 64-bit Photoshop CS5 compatibility for its software in Mac and Windows. The Topaz Photoshop Bundle now works natively in 64-bit and takes advantage of Photoshop CS5’s 64-bit capabilities for greater speed and stability. “We... (More)

Friday, June 4, 2010

DivX's logo. Click here to visit the DivX website! PRESS RELEASE: Sonic to Acquire DivX
20:50 EDT - Combination Creates Digital Video Delivery Powerhouse; Streamlines "Over the Top" Distribution of Hollywood Movies Novato and San Diego, CA (June 2, 2010) - Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ:SNIC) and DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX) today jointly announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement for Sonic Solutions to acquire DivX, Inc., a leading digital media company, based in San Diego,... (More)

YUVsoft's logo. Click here to visit the YUVsoft website! PRESS RELEASE: Frame Rate Conversion Technology for Software and Hardware Applications
16:16 EDT - Moscow, Russian Fed., June 3, 2010 - YUVsoft Corp., an R&D software company that specializes in video processing, is pleased to announce a new version of its competitive frame rate conversion (FRC) technology. This latest version of YUVsoft FRC features better stability for cases involving fast, complex motion, such as is common in action movies. The YUVsoft team focused heavily on tuning the... (More)

Adobe offers CS5 GPS data panel
14:44 EDT - Adobe has today released a new panel for its CS5 application suite that offers the ability to display GPS information in the File Info dialog.

The GPS Data panel download is available immediately for both Mac and Windows platforms, and enables the panel in a number of Creative Suite 5 applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Fireworks,... (More)

Thursday, June 3, 2010 Mobile for Android updated
23:54 EDT - Adobe has released an update for its Mobile imaging application on the Android platform.

Available now as a free download in all countries with Android Market, Mobile for Android v1.2 now offers the ability to upload images directly to Facebook and Twitpic, including the ability... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2010
23:09 EDT - Jens Olof Lasthein Wins for his Portfolio ‘Waiting for the future – pictures from Abkhazia’ Solms, Germany (June 2, 2010) – The first prize in this year’s highly prestigious photographic competition, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2010,’ goes to the Swedish photographer Jens Olof Lasthein. His award-winning portfolio entitled‘Waiting for the future... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon to inspire creativity at 2010 PMA Australia Digital Life Expo
22:34 EDT - "The 2010 Digital Life Expo is a great opportunity to interact directly with 14,000 consumers and, as we do with our marketing and in-store campaigns, inspire people to get involved with creative photography and image making,” said Darren Ryan, General Manager – Product Marketing, Consumer, Canon Australia. "Digital imaging is firmly established as a centrepiece in the Australian... (More)

Pixamba's logo. Click here to visit the Pixamba website! PRESS RELEASE: CEPIC Congress: PantherMedia and Pixamba team up to deliver a new media management service for stock photography buyers
22:21 EDT - 3 June 2010. Microstock agency PantherMedia is now offering its customers Pixamba's new digital image management software, which simplifies stock photo management, sharing, comparison, rights control and license tracking as well as image search and licensing. Representatives from PantherMedia and Pixamba will be available to demonstrate the new software at the upcoming CEPIC event in Dublin, from... (More)

Going Pro 2010's logo. Click here to visit the Going Pro 2010 website! PRESS RELEASE: GoingPro™ Takes Off After Successful Launch
17:33 EDT - Hits the quarter million mark in page views in first two months Akron, OH & Gig Harbor, WA (June 3, 2010) – In what has become the fastest growing new project in professional photography, GoingPro announced today they’ve hit the quarter million mark in page views just two months after start-up of their new blog. Earlier this year, Skip Cohen’s Marketing Essentials International... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Joins 2010 MTV Movie Awards Live From The Red Carpet For Second Year As The Official Camera Sponsor
15:53 EDT - Nikon and Miranda Cosgrove to Give Viewers Exclusive Access to A-List Award Show Action, including Celebrity Photo and Video Gallery MELVILLE, NY (June 3, 2010) – Nikon, the Official Camera Sponsor of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, will take viewers up close and personal through exclusive pre-show, red carpet and online content featuring “iCarly” actress Miranda Cosgrove. New this... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces New Academic Program
15:46 EDT - Lower product prices and expanded distribution broaden reach to the academic community in North America San Diego, CA (June 3, 2010) — Nik Software announces today a new academic program designed to make its award-winning digital imaging software products accessible to more students and faculty located in the U.S. and Canada at more affordable prices.  The program includes broader academic distribution... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Boutique Opens at Willoughby’s Imaging Center, New York
15:23 EDT - NEW YORK (June 3, 2010) – Leica Camera Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the Leica Boutique at the Willoughby’s Imaging Center on June 8, 2010. The new boutique marks the first Leica designed retail space in New York City and a marquis partnership between two historic brands in the photography industry. Set within New York’s oldest photographic emporium, the Leica Boutique... (More)

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD1400 IS!
13:26 EDT - Smooth as a river stone, the Canon PowerShot SD1400 digital camera rests well in a pocket and at least the black version is rather stealthy in a crowd, thanks to the almost completely monochrome body.

With a relatively wide 28-112mm equivalent lens, the Canon SD1400 is good for most common photographic situations, and includes optical image stabilization, but we found the 14-megapixel sensor a little... (More)

April POTD Winners Chosen!
01:50 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for April 2010.

After a long bout of extreme busyness on the review front, we're finally catching up on Photo of the Day winner updates. Here's a look at the winners of our April contest; 30 great photos, 3 excellent... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PMA tradeshow moved from spring to fall, opened to public
00:28 EDT - The Photo Marketing Association has announced that it is to move its annual International Convention and Trade Show from its traditional spring schedule, with the next show now set to take place in the fall of 2011.

As recently as two weeks ago, the next PMA show was scheduled to take place at the start of February 2011, just three weeks after the end of the annual Consumer Electronics Show. That has now been pushed... (More)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Delivers SOC Imaging Solution for 720P/30fps HD Video
22:34 EDT - Feature-Packed Imaging System Focused on Optimal End-User Video Experience SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptina, the leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, announced today the launch of the MT9M114 System-on-Chip (SOC) 720P HD video imaging solution running at 30 frames per second (fps). The new Aptina™ SOC has a 1/6”-optical format that enables low profile camera modules... (More)

Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, by Lesa Snider. Image provided by O'Reilly Media. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop and Flash CS5 Missing Manuals--New from O'Reilly
21:17 EDT - New Releases from O'Reilly Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider Photoshop CS5 is more amazing than ever, but it can be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a conversational, friendly style--with no technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: Young Adults Value New Digital Camera Features and Technologies
17:26 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) June 02, 2010 . . . InfoTrends has just released a new report in its Spotlight on Young Adults series. This report, Spotlight on Young Adults: Digital Cameras and Digital Photo Frames, reveals that although they typically have lower incomes than other population segments, young adults report shorter intervals between camera purchases, in the case of new purchases, replacement purchases,... (More)

The Mamiya RZ33 large-sensor digital camera kit. Photo provided by MAC Group. PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Introduces the New RZ33 Medium Format Digital Camera
17:22 EDT - Brings legendary Mamiya RZ system into the large-sensor digital arena Elmsford, NY – June 2, 2010 – Mamiya announces today the new Mamiya RZ33 large-sensor digital camera kit for professional photographers. The Mamiya RZ33, featuring a high performance 33 megapixel CCD sensor, advances the long adored Mamiya RZ line to a new level, bringing the famous ease-of-use and versatility of the... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software Releases Public Beta For New Sony Vegas Pro Plug-In For Presentation Videos
16:52 EDT - Singular Software Presto beta available for download; sophisticated automation features designed to work smoothly inside Sony Vegas Pro Vancouver, British Columbia – June 2, 2010 – Singular Software, red-hot developer of automation applications for post-production, has released the first beta download for the recently announced Singular Software Presto™. Designed to work inside... (More)

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Launches Second How-To Video Series: Take Just One YouTube-Minute Per Week And Move Your Photography Skills To The Next Level!
16:03 EDT - Weekly Postings of 1-Minute “DSLR Know-How with Tamron: Series 201” Episodes Start Monday, June 7th on the TamronVids Channel on YouTube June 1, 2010, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc. has just announced the second series of its free learning program that’s specifically targeted at first-time Digital SLR owners, but also likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of shooters including... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoMagico 3.5 Makes A Leap To The Big Screen
15:24 EDT - Boinx Software delivers inventive updates in FotoMagico 3.5; New Final Cut and After Effects Plug-in support offers seamless effects workflow for videographers and filmmakers Puchheim, Germany – June 2, 2010 – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning software developer for the Macintosh platform, is pleased to announce the release of FotoMagico 3.5, the gold standard for animating still... (More)

Noise Industries' logo. Click here to visit the Noise Industries website! PRESS RELEASE: FxFactory Development Partner Boinx Software Releases Fotomagico 3.5
15:16 EDT - Apple Design Award winner leverages FxFactory platform to bring popular slideshow generator capabilities to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Motion and After Effects Boston, MA – June 2, 2010 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that development partner, Boinx Software, has added plug-in support to its award winning... (More)

The Canon Camera Hackers Manual, by Berthold Daum. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: The Canon Camera Hackers Manual—New from Rocky Nook
15:08 EDT - Teach Your Camera New Tricks Santa Barbara, CA— The Canon Camera Hackers Manual (Rocky Nook, $29.95 USD) addresses "geeky" owners of Canon consumer cameras, such as the Powershot and IXUS, who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras and eventually tweak them to do things way beyond their original specifications. The hacks are based on the Canon Hack Development... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe Camera Raw, DNG Converter, Bridge updated (UPDATED)
14:49 EDT - Adobe has now published updated versions of its Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop CS5 / Elements 8, as well as its DNG Converter and Bridge applications.

The Camera Raw and DNG Converter updates finalize the release candidate versions issued a little over a fortnight ago. DNG Converter 6.1 includes just one change, adding support for the Olympus E-600... (More)

Casio's EXILIM G EX-G1 digital camera. Photo provided by Casio America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Casio's EXILIM EX-G1 Receives 2010 TIPA Award For The 'Best Rugged Compact Camera'
14:19 EDT - Camera Offers Shockproof, Waterproof and Dustproof Features in a Slim and Smart Design DOVER, NJ, June 2, 2010 – Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., are pleased to announce that the company has been presented with the Technical Image Press Association’s (TIPA) 2010 Award for the “Best Rugged Compact Camera” which recognizes Casio’s... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! onOne ships CS5 plugin updates
14:10 EDT - Just two weeks after the company provided an update making its Genuine Fractals plugin compatible with Adobe's Photoshop Creative Suite 5 products, onOne Software Inc. has today announced the release of CS5-compatible updates for the remainder of its Photoshop plugins.

As well as allowing use with Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended, the new plugins also offer 64-bit support on both Windows and Mac platforms. Mac users also gain compatibility with Aperture 3, while both... (More)

Kingston's 64GB Class 10 SDXC card. Photo provided by Kingston Digital Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Digital Releases 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card
12:53 EDT - Next Generation SD Card Allows Larger Capacities, Ultra-Fast Data Transfer Rates FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping a 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 memory card (Kingston® part #: SD10A/64GB). SDXC... (More)

Beauty Box's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Anarchy website! PRESS RELEASE: Exciting Automatic Skin Retouching Tool for Photographers Released for Adobe Photoshop CS5
12:37 EDT - Beauty Box Photo Plugin is Now Available for Skin Smoothing in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements San Francisco, CA — June 1, 2010 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced their new Beauty Box Photo skin retouching software. The plugin provides an automatic, easy, and inexpensive way of smoothing skin and removing... (More)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* lens. Review: Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T*
21:43 EDT - After Sony took over Minolta's camera assets in 2006, it began releasing Sony branded lenses. The Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* appears to be more than just a re-badging, integrating Carl Zeiss optics and an additional lens element to the design. We've put the lens through its paces in our test lab: Click here to read our review of the Sony 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss.

Samsung NX5: Entry-level NX-series digicam announced
19:11 EDT - Samsung Germany has unveiled its new NX5 digital camera, a lower-cost sibling to the existing NX10 model.

Little information is currently available on the Samsung NX5, and how it differs from the NX10. We do know that it shares the same 14.6 effective megapixel APS-C sized, CMOS image sensor that previously... (More)

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Giant Software Ships Magic Bullet Grinder
17:33 EDT - Convert DSLR Video to Edit-Friendly Formats, Add Timecode, and Generate Proxies San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2010 – Red Giant Software introduced Magic Bullet Grinder, a new tool that converts DSLR video to edit-friendly formats for smooth playback and faster rendering. With Magic Bullet Grinder, Final Cut Pro users now have a fast way to get DSLR footage from video-capable Canon DSLR cameras... (More)

Olympus PEN E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Olympus E-PL1!
16:46 EDT - Olympus took most of what was great about the first two Pen cameras and dropped it into the E-PL1 digital camera.

From the 12-megapixel sensor to the high quality optics and excellent output quality, the Olympus E-PL1 loses almost nothing while shedding a couple hundred dollars from the price, and getting a grip in... (More)

The Quik Pod DSLR's logo. Click here to visit the Quik Pod website! PRESS RELEASE: Dad Stays In The Family Photo On Father's Day With Quik Pod®
16:33 EDT - Handheld tripod device receives US patent Buffalo, NY (MMD Newswire) June 1, 2010 -- Quik Pod®, the world's first handheld tripod, allows the family photographer to be included in each photo quickly and easily. Quik Pod®, a newly patented invention available in stores and online, fixes the problem of dad being stuck behind the camera and out of the photo on Father's Day. No one ever has... (More)

X-Rite: DNG ProfileManager, new training video
15:21 EDT - X-Rite has announced a couple of new, free offerings for users of its ColorChecker Passport profiling product.

Announced last September, the ColorChecker Passport consists of a rugged plastic case which contains three targets - X-Rite's ColorChecker White Balance, ColorChecker Classic and ColorChecker Creative... (More)

American Express' logo. Click here to visit the American Express website! PRESS RELEASE: American Express Launches “My Movie Pitch” in Search of Next Great Idea for Independent Film
14:08 EDT - Winning Idea Brought to Life by Indie Director for Big Screen Debut at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Express announced today the launch of My Movie Pitch, a contest to bring one great movie idea to life as an independent short film that will debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. In the true spirit of great storytelling and independent cinema, film enthusiasts everywhere... (More)

National Park Foundation logo. Click here to visit the National Park Foundation website! PRESS RELEASE: National Park Foundation And Olympus Launch 2010 Share The Experience Photo Contest
13:52 EDT - Largest Annual National Park & Public Land Photo Contest Starts Now! Amateur photographers have from now until the end of the year to submit their images WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2010) – The National Park Foundation and Olympus are proud to launch the 2010 Share the Experience photo contest. The annual contest is the largest national park and public land photo contest for amateur photographers,... (More)

Iridient Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Iridient Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.8.10 for Mac OS X
13:45 EDT - Monterey, CA, June 1, 2010 -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released RAW Developer 1.8.10 an update to our critically acclaimed RAW image processing software for Mac OS X. This update features support for 14 new camera models and several other improvements and bug fixes. his update brings support for 14 new camera models including the Sony NEX-3, NEX-5 and DSLR-A450; Panasonic DMC-G2 and DMC-G10;... (More)

Panasonic FX75: Touch-screen, 5x zoom digicam
02:00 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today announces its latest FX-series digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75.

The Panasonic FX75 includes the combination of a fourteen megapixel CCD image sensor and a stabilized, Leica DC Vario-Summicron-branded 5x optical zoom lens. The standout feature of the Panasonic Lumix... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 lens. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces World's Smallest And Lightest* Digital Interchangeable Fisheye Lens For Lumix G-Series
02:00 EDT - Compact and Lightweight Lens Features 180-Degree Diagonal Angle View SECAUCUS, NJ (June 1, 2010) – Today, Panasonic introduced the LUMIX G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 lens, the H-F008, with a 35mm camera equivalent 16mm lens, the world’s smallest and lightest* digital interchangeable fisheye lens compatible with the LUMIX G Series, DSL Micro (DSLM) cameras. Featuring a 180-degree diagonal angle... (More)

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