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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The VueScan Bible: Everything You Need to Know for Perfect Scanning, by Sascha Steinhoff. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: The VueScan Bible: Everything You Need to Know for Perfect Scanning - New from Rocky Nook
16:32 EDT - Santa Barbara, CA—VueScan is one of the world's most widely used software interfaces for digitizing film and prints on flatbed and film scanners. This powerful yet affordable program supports over 1,600 scanners and more than 300 digital camera RAW and scan RAW file types. It is the only scanning program that supports Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. VueScan's basic functions allow you to restore... (More)

Cute Slideshow's logo. Click here to visit the Cute Logic website! PRESS RELEASE: Turn Photos into Slideshows and Movies with Cute Slideshow
15:44 EDT - Swansea, UK June 28,2011 - In an update released today by Cute Logic, Cute Slideshow, the easy to use slideshow app for iPhone and iPod touch, gains the ability to export users' slideshows as movies. "Cute Slideshow has always made it easy to create great looking slideshows on your iPhone or iPod touch. Now by turning those slideshows into movies, we're making it easy to share them with your... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Completes $25 Million Financing Led by Spectrum Equity Investors
14:28 EDT - --The Leading Online Video Creation Company to Accelerate Product Innovation and Continue Rapid Subscriber Growth- New York City, June 29, 2011 - Animoto, the online video creation service, today announced it has completed a $25 million financing led by Spectrum Equity Investors and with participation from existing Animoto investors Madrona Venture Group and The new funding will allow... (More)

Leica's M8 digital camera. Courtesy of Leica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera Offers New Firmware Update 2.014 For The Leica M8
12:56 EDT - Solms, Germany (June 29, 2011) - Leica Camera AG announces the latest firmware update for all versions of the Leica M8. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can now download firmware update Version 2.014 from the Leica Camera website and take advantage of new, improved features. The firmware update coincides with the launch of the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH. and supports the... (More)

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One’s Capture Pilot App Now Offers Camera Control
12:48 EDT - COPENHAGEN, June 29, 2011 — Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform based professional medium format camera systems and solutions, today announced the availability of Camera Control -- a new Capture Pilot(TM) option that lets photographers operate their cameras remotely via their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This remote camera control frees photographers to shoot under scenarios... (More)

Olympus' PEN E-P3 compact system camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. Olympus E-P3: Compact system camera with SLR-like autofocus previewed
01:00 EDT - Olympus Imaging America Inc. has today announced not one, not two, but three new models for its PEN series of compact system cameras, and we've just published hands-on previews of two of the three; first up, the Olympus E-P3.

The Olympus PEN E-P3 follows in the footsteps of 2009's E-P2, assuming the flagship position in the PEN-series lineup. While body size and styling is very similar to that of its predecessor, the Olympus... (More)

Olympus' PEN E-PL3 compact system camera. Image copyright  2011, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Olympus E-PL3, E-PM1: Two more PEN-series cameras, one previewed
01:00 EDT - Alongside its new flagship P3 model, Olympus has also unveiled two further PEN-series cameras today: the Olympus E-PL3 (for which we've just published a hands-on preview), and the svelte Olympus E-PM1.

Both cameras share many features with each other, and indeed, with the P3 alongside which they're announced, but there are also numerous features that differentiate between the models. The Olympus E-PL3... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: New Olympus® Micro Four Thirds® Lenses And Accessories Unleash Creative Power Of The PEN Family
01:00 EDT - High-Speed, Silent and Beautifully Designed, Two New Lenses Complement Latest Generation of PEN Cameras; New Flash and Grip Expand Creative Horizons CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 30, 2011 -- Two powerful, fast new prime lenses and two new accessories maximize the performance of the Olympus PEN® E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 compact system cameras, also announced today, to help photographers capture their... (More)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ohanaware logo. Click to visit the Ohanaware website! PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware Co., Ltd releases HDRtist Pro 1.0.3 for Mac OS X (HDR Software).
18:22 EDT - Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (June 28th, 2011) -- Ohanaware, a family team specializing in intuitive photo editing software, are very proud to announce the immediate release of an update to their award winning HDRtist Pro software for the Mac. HDRtist Pro is the more advanced version of Ohanaware's free HDR software, HDRtist. It's been designed to provide more creativity with HDR images, while continuing... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA announces higher attendance at Australia expo
17:23 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. -- PMA -- The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations expects verified attendance at the Imaging & Entertainment Expo, held June 23-26, will be more than 20,000 and will break the previous show record set in Melbourne. Verification and analysis of the figures should be completed in 10 working days when a further announcement will be made. The event was held this year at the... (More)

Zoner Photo Studio 13's logo. Click here to visit the Zoner website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoner Software Launches New Zoner Photo Studio FREE Based on Version 13
17:08 EDT - (Brno, Czech Republic, June 28th, 2011)—Innovative graphics software company Zoner Software has announced the release of a new version of its standalone Zoner Photo Studio FREE, now based on Zoner Photo Studio 13. This very popular free and easy-to-use one-stop photo toolkit for managing, editing and sharing photos now benefits from many features new to Zoner Photo Studio 13. As always, the... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Expands Mobile Photo Printing with KODAK Pic Flick App for ANDROID OS Devices
16:13 EDT - Rochester, N.Y., Jun. 28 -- ANDROID OS device owners can now print photos directly to their wireless KODAK All-in-One Printer1 with the free KODAK Pic Flick App, available now in the ANDROID Market. “Kodak is committed to make printing easy and more accessible in today’s mobile and connected world,” said Susan Tousi, General Manager, Inkjet Systems, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak... (More)

Sigma Corp.'s logo. Click here to visit the Sigma website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America’s 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Now Available
15:14 EDT - Upgraded, large-aperture, medium-telephoto macro lens enables high-performance, close-up, handheld photography RONKONKOMA, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that its newly upgraded 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Photography Tour Offers Photo-Ops with Gorillas In Rwanda and the Great Migration in Kenya
15:10 EDT - This new photography tour by Terra Incognita Ecotours features expert photography instruction by award-winning National Geographic Wildlife Photographer Kevin Schafer PRLog (Press Release) -- Jun 28, 2011 -- New Photography Tour Offers Photo-Ops with Gorillas In Rwanda and the Great Migration in Kenya TAMPA, FL.-- Terra Incognita Ecotours, an adventure travel company that specializes in unforgettable... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera And Lonely Planet Partner To Host Photography Excursions
14:59 EDT - Participants to discover five historic American cities through “Travel Photography with Leica and Lonely Planet” workshops Allendale, NJ (June 28, 2011) -- Leica Camera, Inc., the legendary German camera manufacturer, has partnered with Lonely Planet, the leading global travel information company, to offer experiential photography tours. Beginning July 2011, participants are invited... (More)

Delkin's Elite633 64GB SDXC card. Rendering provided by Delkin Devices Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Fastest 64GB Secure Digital UHS-I Card in the World
14:38 EDT - Records up to 8 Hours of Streaming HD & 3D Video Poway, CA. June 27th, 2011- Today Delkin Devices began shipping the fastest SDXC UHS-I memory card in the world. The new 64GB 633X rated card is designed for streaming HD and 3D video applications where speed and capacity are imperative and is the fourth capacity to be added to their recently introduced family of UHS-I memory cards. "As... (More)

The PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS digital camera ships in a new orange-bodied variant from next month. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Popular Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Now Available In Orange
10:52 EDT - GOLDEN, CO (June 26, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS* version will be available soon in a third color choice. As early as next month, the twelfth generation PENTAX Optio adventure camera will be available in orange, in addition to yellow green and gray. Every one of the five PENTAX Optio WG-1 models offers enhanced waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, coldproof... (More)

Monday, June 27, 2011

The WPPI U logo. Click here to visit the WPPI website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI Announces Fall 2011 WPPI U
15:55 EDT - University-style seminar taking place Sept. 25-27, 2011, in Atlanta, GA, offers fundamental education for emerging professional photographers Hollywood, CA (June 22, 2011) --Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces its second WPPI U taking place September 25-27, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. WPPI U is an intense university-style, two-and-a-half-day... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Final Cut Pro X Hands-on Training Course To Take Place At Manhattan Edit Workshop - First Of Its Kind In New York
15:20 EDT - Mewshop students among the first to tackle the industry's most talked-about new video and film editing tool; Spend two-days with FCP expert Ari Feldman learning all the ins and outs of editing on FCP X New York, New York -- June 23, 2011 -- Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination, today announced New York's first hands-on training course for the... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS MakeUp V.1.0: Improve Skin Appearance and Add Glamour to Portraits
13:32 EDT - AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS MakeUp V.1.0 for Windows and Macintosh. AKVIS MakeUp automatically smoothes small defects on the skin, making it radiant, beautiful, pure and even, as you can see on artistic images. The software is ideal for processing marriage photographs or graduation party photos. Thanks to Batch Processing feature, you won't need to process every single picture, but just apply... (More)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Delkin's logo. Click here to visit the Delkin website! PRESS RELEASE: What's on Your Sensor and How is it Affecting Your Images?
20:43 EDT - Delkin's SensorScope System Boasts Upgrades and a Newly Issued Patent Poway, CA. June 24th, 2011- Today Delkin announced new upgrades as well as a cleared patent (#7,805,070 B2) on their award winning SensorScope® DSLR Sensor Inspection Device and Cleaning System. The inspection tool, which has sold over 50,000 units since September of 2006, utilizes enhanced magnification and LED illumination... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc.: "photo movie creator," the Smart-Phone Application That Enables You to Easily Create Movies from Photos and Share Them
18:57 EDT - "Share your heart-touching 'photo movie'." TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc. (SDNA) today announced that "photo movie creator" has been available in EU countries from June 24. "photo movie creator" is the smart-phone application that enables you to easily create movies that combine photos with themes and music, and share them with friends... (More)

DxOMark logo. Click to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Revamped Image Quality Website DxOMark Offers New Tools for Comparing Cameras and Lenses
18:36 EDT - With more than 1,700 combination measurements published, DxOMark is now the largest image quality measurement database available on the web June 24, 2011 -- DxO Labs has announced the launch of the latest version of DxOMark, its online, freely-accessible resource for image quality data and analysis of digital cameras and lenses. In addition to reporting on more than 1,700 lens/camera combinations,... (More)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: InfoTrends Urges Digital Imaging Vendors in Western Europe to Keep up with Social Networking Revolution
15:16 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) June 23, 2011 . . . According to a recent survey of Western European consumers, social networking sites such as Facebook have become common destinations for people to interact. Around half of digital camera owners in this survey reported using a social networking site on a regular basis, with the majority engaging in photo sharing. Respondents from the UK were most likely to engage... (More)

The Pentax Q compact system camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. Pentax Q: World's smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera announced, previewed
00:01 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced the Pentax Q, an interesting interchangeable-lens model that marks the debut of a new lens mount, and an entirely new approach to the compact system camera -- and we've just posted our hands-on preview.

The heart of the Pentax Q digital camera is a backside-illuminated 1/2.3"-type CMOS image sensor that's much smaller than the Micro Four Thirds and APS-C sized sensors in competing models from the... (More)

Pentax's full selection of Q-mount lenses consists of five models at launch. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Adds Four Lenses To Q System: Zoom, Fish-Eye, Toy Telephoto Among Selection
00:01 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (June 23, 2011)…In addition to the standard lens announced today, PENTAX Imaging Company has announced four accessory Q-mount lenses designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX Q -- the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system camera (ILC).* Each new lens is highly compact and lightweight with an optimized image circle to match the size of the Q’s CMOS image... (More)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lytro's logo. Click here to visit the Lytro website! PRESS RELEASE: Lytro Redefines Photography with Light Field Cameras
17:17 EDT - Introduces Biggest Innovation Since Digital Cameras, Including The Ability to Focus a Picture After It’s Taken MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lytro, Inc. announced today that it is developing a “light field” camera for consumers that will forever change the way people take and experience pictures. Later this year, Lytro will start selling light field cameras that can... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces Colorimeter Trade-In Program
14:45 EDT - Any old colorimeter is worth up to $40 on the purchase of a new ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro Elmsford, NY -- June 22, 2011-- X-Rite Photo Marketing announces a new trade-in program available to customers in the U.S. and Canada that purchase a new X-Rite ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro -- two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling... (More)

Sigma Corp.'s logo. Click here to visit the Sigma website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America Offers Four Chances to Win a Portfolio Critique
13:15 EDT - Company extends deadline for photographers’ portfolios to be critiqued by Sigma Pros, shared on 50th anniversary site Ronkonkoma, NY, June 22, 2011 -- Calling all photographers: The Sigma Pros want to see what you’ve got. As part of Sigma Corporation of America’s 50th anniversary celebrations -- as well as its commitment to supporting photographers and producing incredible imagery... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: iStopmotion Clicks Ahead To Version 2.8
11:50 EDT - Apply Tilt Shift and other filters to your previously recorded time-lapse sequences upon import to iStopMotion; Under-the-hood tune-ups enhance quality of your animations; Russian localization now available Puchheim, Germany -- June 21, 2011-- Boinx Software rolls out iStopMotion 2.8, the latest upgrade to its popular stop motion animation software. Headlining the list of new features and improvements... (More)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Apple's logo. Click here to visit the Apple Computer website! PRESS RELEASE: Apple Revolutionizes Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X
18:29 EDT - CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced Final Cut Pro® X, a revolutionary new version of the world’s most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background... (More)

iWatermark Pro's logo. Click here to visit the Plum Amazing website! PRESS RELEASE: iWatermark Pro for Mac - Secure and Protect your Photos
16:30 EDT - June 20, 2011 -- iWatermark Pro is the latest version of iWatermark for the Mac. iWatermark is the worlds No. 1 watermarking application for Mac, Windows, iPhone/iPad and soon Android. Stylishly Copyright all your images with a visible watermark within minutes. iWatermark lets you add your personal or business watermark to any photo or graphic. Once added to a photo this visible watermark displays... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces New Display and Projector Color Calibration Solutions
11:41 EDT - i1Display Pro: user-defined professional color control for power users ColorMunki Display: professional color accuracy made easy GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 21, 2011 -- X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announces the immediate availability of i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, two all-new technologically... (More)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Canon T3: New colors for US market
18:55 EDT - Canon USA has today announced three new color variations of its Canon EOS Rebel T3 digital SLR for the US market.

Available exclusively from Canon's online store, the new versions of the Rebel T3 mirror those released for the overseas equivalent model, the EOS 1100D. The new body colors are red, brown, and metallic... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: GoldenPic Makes Outdoor Photography Easier
18:13 EDT - Next time you're about to plan an outdoor photo shoot, reach for GoldenPic (now available for Android and iPhone). GoldenPic takes all the guessing out of finding the times for the sunrise, sunset, golden hours and blue hours for anyplace, anytime! PRLog (Press Release) -- Jun 20, 2011 -- When it comes to outdoor photography, any photographer will tell you how much lighting plays in getting that... (More)

Mamiya's logo. Click here to visit the Mamiya website! PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya -- Now Powered by Leaf & Phase One
17:24 EDT - Elmsford, NY, June 20, 2011 -- Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group (formerly Mamiya America) is proud to announce in the U.S., the collaboration of the leading companies in professional digital photography: Mamiya, Leaf, Phase One and Schneider Kreuznach. This has led to the creation of the New Mamiya - Powered by Leaf & Phase One. Now, as the exclusive importer of Mamiya / Leaf products in... (More)

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax UK website! PRESS RELEASE: New "incandescent red" for Optio S1
16:27 EDT - 17.06.2011 -- Following the Optio S1’s success, the technological marvel which already comes in a « mirror », a dark black and a turquoise blue color, PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems is proud to announce a brand new incandescent red version. The highly elegant incandescent red Optio S1 will make every event unique, while at the same time producing stunning pictures. Designed to be... (More)

Hasselblad's logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Announces Bonus Incentive Plan for Purchasers of Hasselblad Cameras and Digital Backs
10:25 EDT - Copenhagen, June 15th 2011 -- Hasselblad announced today a bonus plan to reward purchasers of new H4D series cameras and digital backs. This limited time offer is a unique opportunity for photographers to get their hands on any photographic item of their choice. Any Hasselblad customer who purchases a new Hasselblad H4D camera or CFV digital back between June 15, 2011 and July 31, 2011 will be awarded... (More)

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Launches 2-Megapixel Image Sensor with 720P / 30FPS for Mobile Video Applications
09:56 EDT - Versatile 1/5-inch image sensor provides exceptional performance and HD video San Jose, CA, June 20, 2011 — Aptina, a leading provider of CMOS imaging solutions today announced the introduction of its MT9D015 mobile image sensor. The 1/5-inch, 2-megapixel (MP) sensor meets the growing needs of the mobile market for primary and front-facing cameras for still image and video capture within smartphones.... (More)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Front view of the Nauticam NA-EPL2 underwater housing. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. PRESS RELEASE: Innovation Underwater: Nauticam NA-EPL2 Housing for Olympus E-PL2
13:53 EDT - Nauticam proudly announces the NA-EPL2 Housing for Olympus E-PL2. Olympus E-PL2 Olympus E-PL2 is the latest entrant into the Olympus micro 4/3 PEN series of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras. With a 12 megapixel four-thirds size Live MOS sensor, in-camera image stabilization, 3” LCD, TruePic V processor, and 720p 30fps video, the E-PL2 is a small, lightweight camera capable of shooting... (More)

The WPPI Roadtrip logo. Click here to visit the WPPI Roadtrip website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI Announces Third Annual Road Trip
13:20 EDT - Beginning Monday, August 8th, WPPI takes its professional photography education on the road -- registration is open now! Hollywood, CA (June 16, 2011) -- Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces that its third annual WPPI Road Trip is set to begin on Monday, August 8th in Long Beach, CA. Taking the fun and excitement of its annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas,... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotomagico Makes A Stylish Transition To Version 3.8
12:55 EDT - Flash, Blind, Pixelate, Fade, and Flip through your slideshows with brand new transitions in version 3.8; under-the-hood improvements result in better performance and audio playback for creating stunning slideshows on your Mac Puchheim, Germany -- June 16, 2011 -- Boinx Software presents digital photographers and videographers with brand new transitions in FotoMagico 3.8, the company's latest update... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Pr!nt From Sony - An Exciting New Print Service From Sony Designed To Turn Photos Into Works Of Art
12:34 EDT - 16 June 2011 -- Sony UK today announces the launch of PR!NT, an exciting new online photo printing service, powered by PhotoBox. The service has been developed to help photo lovers do more with their digital images and create works of art with their photos. The service launches in time for the summer holiday season when many consumers are capturing precious moments they want to hold onto. The service... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: New: Leica Camera Offers Firmware Update 1.162 For The Leica M9
12:12 EDT - Solms, Germany (June 16, 2011) - Leica Camera AG is pleased to announce the firmware update 1.162 for the Leica M9, the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system camera. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can now download the firmware update from the Leica Camera website and take advantage of new, improved features. Firmware update 1.162 features a revision of sensor homogeneity... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh Releases Function-enhancing Firmware for or the G700 and G700SE
11:56 EDT - June 16, 2011—TOKYO, Japan—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (helmed by president and CEO Shiro Kondo) today announced that the company is to release updated firmware for G700 and G700SE digital cameras on June 17, 2011. Based on the many comments and suggestion received from end users, the firmware for existing G700 and G700SE cameras has been updated to add new functions and menus that increase ease-of-use... (More)

Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens. Lens Review: Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
09:10 EDT - Today's lens review on is the Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS. Released as one of three lenses in the Sony NEX system, the lens absolutely dwarfs either of the NEX-3 or NEX-5 cameras, but provides a 28-300mm equivalent focal length in the process. We've put the lens through its paces in our test lab: Click here to read our full review of this lens.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: OnOne Software Announces Perfect Layers 1.0 Availability
12:34 EDT - New product provides photographers using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture with streamlined functionality for creating and working with layers, offering new creative possibilities. Portland, OR-- June 16, 2011 -- onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today introduced that Perfect Layers 1.0 is... (More)

DxO Optics Pro 6 product packaging. Rendering provided by DxO Labs. PRESS RELEASE: New DxO Optics Pro v6.6 provides additional noise reduction and color controls, supports five new cameras
10:36 EDT - New features also include compatibility with new DxO FilmPack 3, and more than 100 additional DxO Optics Modules. Exceptional 30 percent launch discount. Paris, France - June 15, 2011 - DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.6 for Mac and Windows, which provides improved image correction, along with RAW support for the following digital cameras: Nikon... (More)

DxO's FilmPack 3, simulating an Ilford black-and-white film. Screenshot provided by DxO Labs. PRESS RELEASE: New DxO FilmPack 3 Provides Unrivaled Film Fidelity and Opens Up Boundless Creativity Opportunities
10:07 EDT - New features include redesigned User Interface, and extended connectivity with Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture. DxO FilmPack 3 is available at launch with up to 30 percent discount. Paris, France - June 15 2011 -- DxO Labs today announces DxO FilmPack 3 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its reference software simulating silver halide film rendition based on DxO Labs' unique 10 years... (More)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera.  Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Canon SX230 review posted!
23:25 EDT - Canon takes a quality pocket long zoom and adds both a GPS radio and Full HD video for a more complete package. The resulting Canon PowerShot SX230 delivers good image quality and pretty nice video quality as well, while maintaining that impressive 14x, 28-392mm zoom lens.

We found some minor trouble with chromatic aberration, unsurprising at this focal length, but otherwise enjoyed the Canon SX230, indoors and out. It'll make an excellent travel camera, thanks to the wide... (More)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toshiba's CAMILEO B10 camcorder. Photo provided by Toshiba Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba Introduces Two New Full HD Digital Camcorders
21:38 EDT - Priced Under $200, CAMILEO P100 and CAMILEO B10 Offer Superior Zoom Capabilities without Comprising Quality IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the CAMILEO™ P100 and CAMILEO B10, two highly affordable and ultraportable 1080p full HD camcorders. Compatible with Windows®-based... (More)

Joby's logo. Click here to visit the Joby website! PRESS RELEASE: JOBY Updates GorillaMobile Ori and Yogi with Hands-Free Camera Features for iPad 2
15:29 EDT - Features allow for steady, hands-free photographs and comfortable, more flattering Face-Timing SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JOBY innovation continues today as they release new versions of the hands-free positioning and camera optimizing case and stands, GorillaMobile Ori and GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2. Following the amazing success of the original Ori and Yogi in January, the new... (More)

Monday, June 13, 2011

PhotoShelter's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoShelter website! PRESS RELEASE: Selling Photography: PhotoShelter unveils redesigned shopping cart & new e-commerce features
12:21 EDT - Streamlined checkout process emphasizes usability and sales conversion. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 -- PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, sales and marketing tools for photographers, today unveiled a full redesign of its e-commerce checkout process in addition to several new e-commerce features that can help photographers sell more images from their PhotoShelter... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: 2011 European Digital Photography Survey Reveals Changes in Market Make-Up
12:13 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) June 08, 2011 . . . The results of InfoTrends’ 2011 European digital photography end-user survey indicate that the number of photos Western European digital camera owners take on average over a three month period has declined by 18% since 2007. The 2011 data demonstrates that German respondents are most photo-active and take the greatest number of photos, whilst the U.K. respondents... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: Pro Photo Print & Output Market Shaped by New Products
11:47 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) June 08, 2011 . . . Like so many other industries, the professional photo printing & output market is in a state of nearly constant change and is affected by advances in new products. These advancements not only influence customer preferences, they also create new revenue opportunities for professional photographers that recognize these shifts and adapt accordingly. One market... (More)

Canon's EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens. Photo provided by Canon UK Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Canon unveils the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II – the ideal telephoto lens for aspiring photographers
11:19 EDT - United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13th June 2011 -- Canon today announces the launch of its latest high-quality telephoto zoom lens. The new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is a compact and affordable lens, offering powerful telephoto performance combined with high image quality, making it ideal for photographers wanting to get closer to the action. The versatile new lens enables photographers to... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF3 compact system camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic GF3 announced, previewed
01:01 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today announced a followup to its GF2 compact system camera, in the form of the Panasonic GF3, and we've just posted our hands-on preview.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reduces body size a little further beyond that of its predecessor, and like that camera, again ranks as the smallest interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash, according... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Launches New LEICA SUMMILUX DG / 25mm F1.4 Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens, New LUMIX Nano Surface Coating
01:01 EDT - The New LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH. Lens Compatible With Panasonic LUMIX G Series of Compact System Cameras, Including LUMIX GF3 SECAUCUS, N.J., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced a new interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. (H-X025), compatible with the company's LUMIX G Series of compact system cameras (CSC), including the LUMIX... (More)

Friday, June 10, 2011

SoftColor's logo. Click here to visit the SoftColor website! PRESS RELEASE: SoftColor Automata 1.0 - Smart and Agile Image Editing Workflow Automation
14:28 EDT - JOENSUU, Finland (June 09, 2011) - SoftColor Oy today announced the immediate availability of Automata 1.0: a workflow automation software for advanced color correction, image editing and color management. Automata works independently on the background and can work with multiple simultaneously workflows. "We wanted to develop a hassle-free image editing workflow automation software,"... (More)

Schneider Kreuznach's logo. Click here to visit the Schneider Kreuznach website! PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Group shows double-digit growth
13:42 EDT - The group's revenues grow by almost 12 % in 2010. Investments in R&D and new production technologies lead to an increase in sales. The outlook is also positive for the current year. BAD KREUZNACH, 8 June 2011. -- Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH from Bad Kreuznach and its subsidiaries are on a growth path. Total revenues were up by 11.7 % in 2010 over the previous year, totaling 86.6 million... (More)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Anarchy Releases Primatte Chromakey 5.0 for Speedy Batch Processing of Green Screen Images
16:53 EDT - Upgrade for Photoshop Plugin Adds Improved AutoMask and Built-in Compositing for High Volume Photographers San Francisco, CA — June 6, 2011 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced the availability of Primatte 5.0 chromakey software for Adobe Photoshop. In this impressive upgrade, Primatte 5.0 lets photographers... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For Its Newest Stylish Digital Camera Featuring Beauty Retouch, The Lumix FH7
14:44 EDT - SECAUCUS, NJ (June 9, 2011) - Panasonic today announces pricing for its new 16.1-megapixel digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-FH7, which will be available in early-July 2011 for a suggested retail price of $179.99. The LUMIX FH7, available in black, features an incredibly slim and stylish design, making this new digital camera easy to carry, and with intuitive touch-controls via a 3-inch Smart Touch Screen,... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For Its Mobile Cameras And Dual Cameras - All Available In Early July 2011
11:28 EDT - SECAUCUS, NJ (June 9, 2011) - Panasonic today announces pricing for its new full-High Definition*1 (HD) mobile cameras, the HM-TA20, HM-TA2 and its new dual cameras, the HX-WA10, the HX-DC10 and the HX-DC1. All five new models will be available in early July 2011 for the following suggested retail prices: $199.99 for the HMT-TA20; $169.99 for the HM-TA2; $349.99 for the HX-WA10; $279.99 for the HX-DC10;... (More)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sony's Alpha NEX-C3 compact system camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony NEX-C3: Compact system camera gets even smaller (previewed)
00:02 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced its latest NEX-series compact system camera, the Sony NEX-C3, and we've just published our hands-on preview with a nearly complete set of test shots.

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is, says the company, the world's smallest and lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera, besting the company's aggressively-styled NEX-5. The NEX-C3 is said to be around six percent... (More)

Sony's Alpha SLT-A35 translucent mirror camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony A35: Entry-level translucent mirror camera announced, previewed
00:01 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced a new entry-level model in its translucent mirror camera lineup, the Sony A35, and we've just published our hands-on preview with a nearly complete set of test shots.

The Sony Alpha SLT-A35 retains much of the feature set of the company's earlier translucent mirror models, with a few important changes. Notably, the Sony A35 includes a newly developed Exmor APS HD image... (More)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder. Photo provided by Looxcie Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Looxcie Launches the Looxcie 2 Wearable Camcorder
11:40 EDT - New Compact Form Factor and Adjustable Fit Allows for Anytime, Anywhere Use with Optional Attachment Accessories SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looxcie, Inc. makers of the first wearable mobile-connected video cam, announced today the launch of Looxcie 2™, its sleek new video cam. With an entirely new design, Looxcie 2 weighs 20 percent less and is almost half the size of... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Introduces Snapseed for iPad
11:15 EDT - Revolutionary new photo app includes company's patented U Point technology and extends photography to mobile devices San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 -- Leading photography software developer Nik Software today introduced Snapseed™, its new photo experience for iPad. Snapseed is an entirely new photo application designed specifically for iPad and leverages the company’s advanced photographic... (More)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina 8MP Complete Camera Solution Provides Winning Performance for Pantech Vega Racer Smartphone
14:04 EDT - Aptina’s DSC-Class Image Quality and HD Video Fuel the Smartphone Race SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aptina, a leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today announced that its CCS8140 imaging solution has been chosen by Pantech for its primary camera in the newly released Vega Racer smartphone. The smartphone is highly advanced with sophisticated features, including Aptina’s... (More)

Athentech's logo. Click here to visit the Athentech website! PRESS RELEASE: Perfectly Clear Mobile Apps announced as finalists for Alberta Digital Awards
13:16 EDT - Athentech also sponsors New York Press Photographers Association Annual Year in Pictures Competition CALGARY, Alberta, Canada -- June 3, 2011 -- Athentech Imaging Inc., the world’s leading independent developer of unique and innovative automatic image correction solutions, is pleased to announce that its award-winning Perfectly Clear iPhone and iPad apps have been selected as finalists in the... (More)

DigiLabs' logo. Click here to visit the DigiLabs website! PRESS RELEASE: DigiLabs and Nissa Partner To Offer Advance Photo Products Solution in The Russian Market
12:14 EDT - Nissa appointed to be the DigiLabs distributor in Russia, Bundling DigiLabs software with HP Indigo 5500 printers Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 -- DigiLabs Inc, today announced its partnership with Nissa in which Nissa will co-market DigiLabs photo solution in Russia. First two customers have been signed already with the first implementation in process. The companies will also bundle DigiLabs... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Noise Buster v.8.0: GPU Support and Other Improvements!
11:04 EDT - June 6, 2011 - AKVIS has released Noise Buster 8.0 for Windows and Macintosh with new tools and features, with support for GPU acceleration, batch processing, support for RAW files, and other improvements. Whether your digital images are from a digital camera or a scanner, you may often notice the so-called "noise". Noise can appear in photos taken in low light or when the camera is set... (More)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro lens. Lens Review: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro
11:20 EDT - The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro zoom lens serves as a good walkaround zoom lens, offering a constant and fast f/2.8 aperture through its zoom range. We've put the lens through its paces in our test lab: click here to view our full review of this lens.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Canon Australia's limited edition red EOS 1100D digital SLR. Photo provided by Canon Australia Pty Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Canon limited-edition 'red' EOS 1100D digital SLR kit hits the stores
14:48 EDT - From Monday 6 June, Australian consumers will have the opportunity to snap up one of just 2,000 limited-edition “red” EOS 1100D digital SLR cameras. Offered nationally through JB HiFi, Bing Lee,Harvey Norman, Ted’s, Camera House stores, the limited-edition Twin IS lens kit includes engraved numbering, a numbered certificate and a bonus custom-made aluminium travel case. “The... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica Camera AG: Leica closes fiscal year 2010/2011 with record sales and intends to pay dividend to shareholders
13:46 EDT - The Board of Management today finished preparation of the preliminary financial statements for fiscal year 2010/2011. On Group basis Leica Camera AG was able to increase sales in the last fiscal year (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011) by 57.3 % to EUR 248.9 million (previous year: EUR 158.2 million). EBIT rose to EUR 42.4 million (previous year: EUR 7.4 million) and thus increased almost six-fold.... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 digital camera. Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic ZS8 review posted!
11:08 EDT - Panasonic introduces the ZS8 into a market now crowded with competitors egged on by the success of this very line of long zoom cameras.

The ZS8 is a 14-megapixel digital camera with a 16x zoom lens ranging from 24-384mm. The little brother to the ZS10, the Panasonic ZS8 has no GPS or 1080p video, but it excels at providing the basics,... (More)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oloneo's logo. Click here to visit the Oloneo website! PRESS RELEASE: Oloneo® Releases Oloneo PhotoEngine™ v1.0
16:51 EDT - The fastest and most advanced HDR and RAW processing software of its generation offers new levels of creativity and efficiency to the professional and amateur photographers. Paris, France -- June 2, 2011 -- Oloneo today announced the immediate availability of Oloneo PhotoEngine v1.0, the only High Dynamic Range (HDR) and RAW processing software offering photographers full control over light and exposure... (More)

Photodex's logo. Click here to visit the Photodex website! PRESS RELEASE: Photodex Teams up with Zenfolio to Offer Integrated Video Slideshows
14:36 EDT - Photographers can easily create custom video slideshows from Zenfolio galleries using Photodex’s ProShow Web service Austin, TX, June 2, 2011 -- Slideshow tool provider Photodex, today announced a partnership with Zenfolio to offer integrated solutions for creating video slideshows online. Photodex’s ProShow Web service now seamlessly pulls photos from Zenfolio galleries to create fully... (More)

Pentax's O-GPS1 GPS receiver mounted on the 645D digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Europe Imaging Systems Ltd. Pentax shoots for the stars with weather-sealed GPS unit
09:30 EDT - Japan's Hoya Corp. has unveiled a new GPS unit designed for use with its K-5 and K-r APS-C digital SLRs, as well as its medium format flagship 645D DSLR.

The Pentax O-GPS1 will be shipping in the US market next month, priced at around US$250, and looks to offer some pretty unusual capabilities in concert with the company's cameras. To start with, the... (More)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces Free June Webinars
17:19 EDT - Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their workflow Elmsford, NY -- June 1, 2011-- X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of June Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the MyPix2Canvas website! PRESS RELEASE: Increases Production Capacity for Photo Canvas Prints
16:44 EDT - High demand due to the popularity of photo prints on canvas has prompted the company to expand into additional production space and acquire additional equipment. Apex, NC (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 --, a photo giclee canvas printing company, expanded into additional production space and purchased equipment to boost production capacity to handle a large increase in orders. (More)

Photobucket's logo. Click here to visit the Photobucket website! PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket Works with Twitter to Make 140 Characters Worth A Thousand Words
16:18 EDT - Photobucket Powers Twitter’s Photo Sharing Feature DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service, today announced that Photobucket will power Twitter’s native photo sharing capabilities -- allowing users to easily upload and share photos directly in Tweets. This partnership reflects the synergy between the companies’... (More)

Mister Clipping's logo. Click here to visit the Mister Clipping website! PRESS RELEASE: Mister Clipping launches new web site to help designers and photographers across the globe
14:22 EDT - Mister Clipping launches new web site to help designers, Desktop Publishers and photographers across the globe. Web-Based Clipping Services Isolates Images From Complex Backgrounds Starting at $0.95 Per Image. Easier than ever, eight times as fast! (Freehold, NJ) May 31, 2011 - Online graphics service provider Mister Clipping ( has completely redesigned and rebuilt its web... (More)

Sigma Corp.'s logo. Click here to visit the Sigma website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation’s New, Optically Stabilized 120-300mm F2.8 Now Shipping in US
13:43 EDT - Fast, fixed aperture telephoto zoom is ideal for sports and wildlife photographers RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 1, 2011 -- Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced that its updated 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM is now available for purchase in the U.S.... (More)

Leica's S2 digital SLR. Courtesy of Leica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: NEW: LEICA S2 Color Profile for ICC-based Workflow Software
11:57 EDT - Solms, Germany (June 1, 2011) -- Leica Camera AG is pleased to announce a Leica S2 color profile for ICC-based workflow software. Users wishing to benefit from the new offering can now download the software from the Leica website and take advantage of new, improved features. The Leica S2 raw data format complies with the specifications in the ADOBE DNG standard (June 2009,) enabling DNG-compatible... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Pushes Into Primetime With Newest Ad Campaign Shot By Academy Award Nominated Cinematographer
10:13 EDT - “Man of Action” Spot Stars the Versatile Nikon D5100 D-SLR in Front of and Behind the Lens MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 1, 2011) -- Hollywood leading man, producer and social media champion Ashton Kutcher has once again provided his talents for the latest Nikon advertising campaign, set to begin running May 30, 2011 on U.S. television networks across the country. Kutcher stars in two new commercials... (More)

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