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Friday, July 30, 2010

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD4000 IS!
22:46 EDT - Canon ELPHs are known for high quality in a small package, but the advent of an f/2 lens in the slick PowerShot SD4000 is something special.

To further enhance the Canon SD4000's low-light abilities, its 10-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor is designed for better light gathering, perfect for a digital camera that's so easy to bring along no matter... (More)

Pixpa's logo. Click here to visit the Pixpa website! PRESS RELEASE: Share and publish your portfolio galleries anywhere on the web using embeddable slideshows
12:42 EDT - Pixpa launched the ability for its portfolio website users to publish and share their portfolio galleries anywhere on the web. Pixpa users can now publish their photo galleries directly on their Facebook wall, any website or blog. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 30, 2010 – Today, Pixpa ( launched the ability for its portfolio website users to publish and share their portfolio... (More)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aurora Expeditions' logo. Click here to visit the Aurora Expeditions website! PRESS RELEASE: Join Auroras specialist photography expedition to Antarctica
17:32 EDT - Aurora Expeditions have created a special photographic expedition for just 27 passengers. Accompanied by two professional photographers, David Burren and Martin Bailey from LuminOdyssey, this voyage is for all levels of photographers. This 25 day trip begins in Ushuaia at the Southern tip of Argentina and cruises south over the Drake Passage to spend a week on the Antarctic Peninsula. Time will... (More)

Lexmark's Pinnacle Pro 901 all-in-one device. Photo provided by Lexmark International Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Lexmark Canada's New All-In-One Printer, Pinnacle
16:57 EDT - RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 27, 2010) - Lexmark Canada, a division of Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE:LXK) today introduced a new addition, Pinnacle, to its award-winning line of professional all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers. Pinnacle, like the other Professional Series AIOs in the line, is designed to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) increase productivity while saving... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Announces Software Update For Photo Fx Ultra For Apple® iPad
16:30 EDT - Photo fx Ultra V2 Offers An Array Of Additional Features Hauppauge, N.Y., July 29, 2010 – The Tiffen Company, a Long Island-based leading manufacturer and distributor of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced an update to the popular Photo fx Ultra, a photo enhancement software application for the Apple iPad. The Photo fx Ultra v2 is... (More)

Koodibook's logo. Click here to visit the Koodibook website! PRESS RELEASE: Free Daily Photo Book Offer Extended
16:26 EDT - The recently launched KoodibooK Summer Competition has now been extended to give more people a chance to win free photo books. (PRWeb UK) July 28, 2010 -- Due to the great response received from the recently launched Summer Competition, KoodibooK today announced the extension of their daily free photo book offer to include privately published books. This is to enable people with private images to... (More)

Pro Camera HD logo. Click here to visit the Pro Camera website! PRESS RELEASE: Multitasking Now Affecting iPhone Camera Usage
16:06 EDT - today announced the new release of the 2.8 version of ProCamera, one of the leading applications for iPhone Photography, focussing on how to implement most useful enhancements with the user experience in mind. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 29, 2010 – ProCamera has been modified to support all features of iPhone 4 (switching cameras, using the LED flash) and to use Multitasking... (More)

Pearl Mountain Software's logo. Click here to visit the Pearl Mountain Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Discover a More Vivid Way to Value Your Memories
15:57 EDT - PearlMountain Soft has announced immediate availability of CollageIt. It allows you to form inspiring collages for all your favorite photos in seconds. The program creates templates for any number of pictures, requires no additional training and transforms ordinary photo viewing into a much more amusing experience. Let's admit it, looking through familiar photos or showing them one by one to friends... (More)

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals' logo. Click here to visit the National Association of Photoshop Professionals website! PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop World Conference and Expo to Host the Largest Exhibition of Digital Photography and Photoshop-Related Products and Services in Las Vegas This September
14:07 EDT - Sponsored by Adobe®, Photoshop World is the Largest Photoshop and Photography Conference in the World TAMPA, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The 2010 Photoshop World Expo, the largest exhibition of digital photography and Photoshop-related products and services, will be held September 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Photoshop World is produced by the National Association of... (More)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Diptic's logo. Click here to visit the Diptic website! PRESS RELEASE: Peak Systems Releases Update for Top 5 Photography App Diptic
17:41 EDT - The First Mobile App Made for Diptych & Triptych Photography Gets Even Better PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 28, 2010 – Seattle, WA (July 28, 2010) – Peak Systems announced today the release of the first update for Diptic, a recent Top 5 paid iPhone and iPad photography app. Since its release in late June, Diptic has received accolades from MacWorld and The Unofficial Apple Weblog... (More)

Sinar p2-slr with Nikon DSLR mounted, in landscape orientation. Photo provided by Sinar Photography AG. PRESS RELEASE: Sinar p-slr - the professional attachment of 35 mm SLR cameras to Sinar view cameras
15:50 EDT - Monday, 26 July 2010 -- The Sinar p-slr was designed especially for photographers who would like to combine the convenience of digital single lens reflex cameras with the advantages and quality characteristics of a Sinar view camera. Exact control of perspectives and selective sharpness - the most important creative tools in photography - can be set and evaluated precisely on a view camera. And now,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Big File Desktop Send Widget Released by Ricoh Visual Online Storage Service 'quanp'
13:41 EDT - Allows easy sending of multiple files up to 500MB by quick drag and drop CUPERTINO, Calif., July 28, 2010 - Ricoh Company, Ltd., a global leader in digital office solutions, today announced a desktop widget that allows users of its visual online storage service “quanp,” currently in beta, easy ways to share large files up to 500MB direct from a user’ s computer desktop. quanp provides... (More)

SnapHaven's logo. Click here to visit the SnapHaven website! PRESS RELEASE: SnapHaven Offers Free Photo Scanning to First 1000 New Members
13:37 EDT - SnapHaven Photo Backup Site Announces New Scanning Service PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 27, 2010 – New York July 27, 2010 -- SnapHaven, the photo backup site with lifetime guaranteed storage, today announced its new photo scanning service and unlimited free photo scanning promotion. The first 1,000 people to join SnapHaven will receive a full year of free photo... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Hood Adapter for the Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, provides effective shading when used with APS-C size digital SLR cameras
13:24 EDT - APS-C Hood Adapter HA1030-01 The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the APS-C Hood Adapter HA1030-01 for the Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM. This hood adapter extends the length of the lens hood and provides more effective shading when used with digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. At PMA 2010 in Las Vegas, USA, Sigma announced and exhibited dedicated APS-C Hood Adapters... (More)

Bluetooth logo. Click here to visit the Bluetooth SIG website! PRESS RELEASE: JVC Packs Unique Bluetooth Wireless Technology Features into One-of-a-Kind Camera
13:12 EDT - Bluetooth SIG Recognizes the HD Everio GZ-HM550 as “One to Watch” KIRKLAND, Wash. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today recognized JVC for its unique and innovative use of Bluetooth technology in the HD Everio GZ-HM550. Aside from the camera’s long battery life, exceptional product features, and sleek design, the HD Everio GZ-HM550 employs a variety... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Panasonic Lumix TS2!
12:08 EDT - Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, the Panasonic Lumix TS2 is built to stand up to the elements and rigors of the real world, and it takes a pretty good picture, too.

Enhanced with Panasonic's new Power O.I.S. image stabilization, the Lumix TS2 makes a great waterproof digital camera design even better. The Panasonic TS2 has a wide-angle 4.6x zoom lens that ranges from... (More)

Samsung ST80: Wifi-capable compact camera unveiled
10:30 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has today announced its latest WiFi-capable digital camera, the Samsung ST80.

The ST80 is based around a 14.2 megapixel imager and a 3x optical zoom lens. For framing and reviewing mages, and as an input device, the Samsung ST80 includes a 3.0-inch LCD display with touch panel.... (More)

Samsung's HMX-E10 camcorder, front quarter view. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Introduces Pocket-Sized, Full-HD Camcorder With Swiveling Lens
10:30 EDT - HMX-E10 Adds Style and Flexibility to Samsung’s Growing Camcorder Family, Allowing Consumers to Picture Themselves in the Fun Ridgefield Park, NJ (July 28, 2010) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today added to its point-and-shoot camcorder lineup with the introduction of the innovative HMX-E10. Offering full-HD resolution,... (More)

Pentax's K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. Pentax K-7: New firmware brings added features
02:13 EDT - Hoya Corp. has today released updated firmware for its K-7 single-lens reflex digital camera that brings a variety of new features, including some inherited from the company's flagship medium-format 645D model.

The latest Pentax K-7 firmware v1.10 adds the ability to edit movies in-camera through the playback mode palette, with the ability to specify up to four points at which to split the video, then to determine... (More)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Panasonic's Lumix G 3D lens, development model. Photo provided by Panasonic Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Development Of World's First* Interchangeable 3D Lens For Lumix G Micro System**
22:00 EDT - SECAUCUS, NJ (July 27, 2010) – Continuing its record of 3D technology leadership, Panasonic today announced the development of the world's first* digital interchangeable twin-lens, making it possible to shoot 3D with an interchangeable lens system camera. As a new member of Panasonic’s powerful lineup of interchangeable lenses as part of the LUMIX G Micro System**, the twin-lens will allow... (More)

Front quarter view of the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 with 3D conversion lens attached. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Unveils The World's First 3D Consumer Camcorder, Complete With A 3D Conversion Lens*1
22:00 EDT - New Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Shoots 3D Video Ready to Play Back on 3D-Capable Televisions, Perfect for Creating a 3D Entertainment Ecosystem at Home SECAUCUS, NJ (July 27, 2010) – Panasonic today announced the launch of the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder, which includes a 3D conversion lens*1 that enables the camcorder to shoot powerful and true-to-life 3D... (More)

Front quarter view of Panasonic's HDC-SDX1 camcorder. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces Their Lightest*1 Full-HD Consumer Camcorder That Is Also A Web Cam For Video Chatting
20:20 EDT - New 35.8mm Wide-Angle Lens*3, 23x Intelligent Zoom and Advanced Optical Technology Make the Panasonic HDC-SDX1 Ideal for High-Quality Video Shooting SECAUCUS, NJ (July 27, 2010) – Today Panasonic introduces the new HDC-SDX1, the world’s lightest*1 full-High Definition (HD) camcorder, featuring an ultra-compact body and weighing in at just under 0.41 lbs. With its stylish and lightweight... (More)

Front view of Panasonic's HM-TA1 video camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces Company's First High Definition Pocket-Sized Mobile Video Camera That Can Double As A Web Cam When Connected To Computer
20:06 EDT - Compact Panasonic HM-TA1 is the Ideal Video Camera for On-the-Go HD Video Shooting; Plus Software Allows Seamless Transition for Use as a Web Camera SECAUCUS, NJ (July 27, 2010) – Panasonic today introduced the Panasonic HM-TA1, a new Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels-capable mobile video camera with pocket-sized dimensions for ultimate portability and ideal for on-the-go shooting... (More)

Qimage Ultimate's logo. Click here to visit the Qimage Ultimate website! Qimage Ultimate debuts
18:58 EDT - Another product in the Qimage line of Windows imaging applications has been released by ddisoftware Inc., we hear from company president and chief software programmer Mike Chaney.

Qimage Ultimate follows in the footsteps of Qimage Lite, Pro and Studio, programs we've mentioned many times on this news page over the years, and indeed, have used regularly ourselves. Features of the... (More)

Cooliris' logo. Click here to visit the Cooliris website! PRESS RELEASE: Discover by Cooliris Delivers Fast and Fluid Experience for Knowledge Discovery on iPad
17:31 EDT - Immersive Magazine-Style Interface Creates a Delightful New Way to Discover Wikipedia PALO ALTO, CA – July 27, 2010 -- Cooliris, innovator of the fastest and most stunning way to engage with media on desktops or devices, today announced the release of Discover, a freely available, immersive new iPad application that empowers users to explore information through an innovative, seamless magazine-style... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software CEO To Present In-Depth Technical Session On Syncing Multi-Camera Shoots And Dual-System Audio At WEVA Expo's 20th Birthday
15:23 EDT - Singular Software Founder Bruce Sharpe helps WEVA celebrate 20-years of digital wedding and event videography with highly anticipated post-production presentation Vancouver, British Columbia – July 27, 2010 - Singular Software, award-winning developer of automation applications for video post-production, has announced that CEO Bruce Sharpe will be delivering a highly informative session alongside... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus To Participate In National Scout Jamboree Celebrating 100th Anniversary Of Boy Scouts Of America
14:45 EDT - Olympus Supports New Boy Scouts of America Scuba Diving Merit Badge Fort A.P. Hill, Va. -- July 26, 2010 -- Olympus Imaging America Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital cameras, voice recorders, binoculars and underwater photography equipment will join the Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth-development organizations, in celebrating its... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Introduces New Video Styles Exclusive To Pro Users And Announces Monthly Pro Subscriptions
14:14 EDT - New York, NY (July 27, 2010) – Leading video creation platform Animoto today introduced its first collection of video styles exclusive to professional users, and launched a monthly subscription option for its business product, Animoto Pro. Comprised of four graceful new video styles, the “Elegance” collection gives Pro users the ability to create simpler, slower-paced videos with... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Students from Escuela Argentina de Fotografía, in Argentina, win Student Competition at the Sony World Photography Awards 2010
14:04 EDT - Victoria Ines Dobaño and Rodrigo Terren Toro from Escuela Argentina de Fotografía, Argentina, are today, 27 July, announced as the winners of the Student Focus Competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010. From the 120 institutions initially selected to compete, 12 students were shortlisted from six institutions across six continents to take part in the final stage of the... (More)

Sony Europe: New Alpha lenses
13:19 EDT - Sony Europe has today announced three new lenses for its Alpha-mount digital SLRs.

The new lenses, which can also be used with the company's NEX-series single lens direct view cameras using a mount adapter, include one model with Carl Zeiss Distagon branding. No pricing or availability... (More)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Phoozl's logo. Click here to visit the Phoozl website! PRESS RELEASE: Phoozl is Here!
19:22 EDT - Phun (Fun) Photo Games & More Somewhere in Virginia, Summer 2010 -- Ph... what? Introducing Phoozl: a new idea in photography and in interactive photo-based activities. Aimed at photo enthusiasts of all levels, Phoozl is a website destination or portal that provides a safe place to have fun with photos and photography (and other visual arts). The core of Phoozl is the many online Flash or "videogames"... (More)

Fotolia's logo. Click here to visit the Fotolia website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotolia Selects as Photographic Fulfillment Partner
17:57 EDT - Company Continues to Grow Through New Strategic Relationships NEW YORK, NY and SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 21, 2010) - Fotolia and, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MPPC) announced a new strategic relationship in which, Inc. will serve as fulfillment provider for Fotolia, a leading social marketplace for royalty-free stock images. Fotolia has nearly two million members worldwide,... (More)

Focussion's logo. Click here to visit the Focussion website! PRESS RELEASE: Focussion community launched
17:13 EDT - Focussion is not just another photo gallery. Unlike Flickr and Picasa, Focussion is primarily interested in quality, not in quantity. A close committed community of passionate photography enthusiasts encourages each other to improve their skills. Join the club and see for yourself. Let your next shot be your best one. Focussion is different: Earn tokens by posting comments / Trade tokens... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: International Movie Trailer Festival and Openfilm Join in Promoting New Online Film Contest
16:56 EDT - The International Movie Trailer Festival has partnered with Openfilm to promote a 21st century film trailer competition: “Preview Your Dreams.” Professional and amateur moviemakers invited to submit trailers for movies they’ve shot or want to PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 25, 2010 – The International Movie Trailer Festival (IMTF) has partnered with Openfilm to promote... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Announces Planned Retirement Of Chairman and CEO Dr. Eli Harari
15:55 EDT - Sanjay Mehrotra Named As CEO Successor Michael Marks To Assume Chairman Role Milpitas, CA, July 22, 2010 - SanDisk Corporation, the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that after 22 years of dedicated service to SanDisk, Dr. Eli Harari, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from his current positions on December 31, 2010. Dr. Harari will provide advisory services,... (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel® Photo and Video Pro X3 Bundle Wins PTPA Media Seal of Approval
15:16 EDT - Corel Software Earns Top Marks from Parent Testers; Ideal Choice for Capturing and Sharing Summer Family Memories Ottawa, ON - July 21, 2010 -- Corel announces that PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) Media Inc. has honored the Corel® Photo & Video Pro X3 Bundlewith its Seal of Approval. The third Corel product to win a PTPA award this year, the Photo & Video Pro X3 Bundle was among... (More)

MediaEspresso 6's product packaging. Rendering provided by CyberLink Corp. PRESS RELEASE: CyberLink Announces "MediaEspresso 6" - The Fastest Media Converter that Even Makes Your Video Look Better
14:26 EDT - Taipei, Taiwan—July 26, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is pleased to announce its next generation of ultra fast media converter - MediaEspresso 6. Renamed from MediaShow Espresso, the latest version converts any video, photo and music files to a broad range of devices including smart phones such as Apple iPhones and Google Android phones; media players such as iPods and iPads; and game... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Digital Announces Rock the Bells Festival Giveaway
14:04 EDT - Grand Prize Includes Two VIP tickets, Artist Meet ‘N Greet, VIP Party Fountain Valley, CA -- July 26, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is sponsoring a ticket package and product giveaway for the Rock the Bells Festival Series 2010. In its 7th year, Rock the Bells... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Software Says: "You Gotta See This!"
13:56 EDT - Share your experiences in a stunning new way; Creative software engineers work with ground-breaking iPhone 4 technology to create extraordinary photo collages Puchheim, Germany – July 23, 2010 – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning software developer for the Mac platform, announces the release of its highly anticipated “You Gotta See This!” App, designed exclusively for... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA Canada Photo Expo 2010 touts education, hot new products; welcomes photo enthusiasts
13:06 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – The PMA Canada Photo Expo consistently features top-notch educational seminars, product training by suppliers, keynote speakers, and a two-day product show for trade members to learn about the latest in photo imaging technology. New this year for the PMA Canada Photo Expo 2010 show, September 11-13, 2010, at the Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario, will be the first-ever... (More)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Giant Software Introduces Magic Bullet Colorista II
18:59 EDT - Powerful, Professional Color Correction Right Where You Want It San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2010 – Red Giant Software today introduced Magic Bullet Colorista II (Colorista II), new color correction software that brings the professional power of high-end color systems directly to the desktop. For the first time, users can perform professional color grading right in their favorite editing applications.... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Beijing Zeefer Consulting: Camera Mfg.Industry in China on
15:59 EDT - Beijing Zeefer Consulting Ltd. has published a new research report called China Camera Mfg. Industry Profile. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 20, 2010 – This report provides key data and concise analyses, presents a comparative analysis on the development of camera mfg. industry in 31 provincial regions and 20 major cities in visualized form of data map. As shown in this report, the major... (More)

Muvee's logo. Click here to visit the Muvee website! PRESS RELEASE: muvee launches muvee Pixie for the YouTube generation
15:07 EDT - Quick creation, instant upload, and a Netbook-friendly design are the highlights of the latest automatic video editing software from muvee San Francisco, CA – July 19, 2010 – muvee, the pioneer and leader in home movie-making software and services, today announced the launch of muvee Pixie, the latest addition to the award-winning automatic video editing suite of products that has been... (More)

The Young Photographers Alliance logo. Click here to visit the Young Photographers Alliance website! PRESS RELEASE: Young Photographers Alliance Launches Nationwide Mentoring Program
13:15 EDT - NEW YORK, NY — July 22, 2010 — Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to developing the talent of young photographers, has launched an international mentoring initiative that pairs talented college students and recent graduates with leading photographers from the US, Canada and England to collaborate on a photo essay around a compelling social theme.... (More)

Phanfare's logo. Click here to visit the Phanfare website! PRESS RELEASE: Announcing Phanfare for the iPad
12:51 EDT - We are delighted to announce Phanfare for the Apple iPad. Phanfare for the iPad lets you edit, organize and display your Phanfare photos and videos on the iPad. Phanfare for the iPad includes full screen photo and video slideshows with your own music. Slideshows take advantage of the increased screen real estate available on the iPad relative to the iPhone, bringing down higher resolution versions.... (More)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nikon Coolpix S8000 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S8000!
18:11 EDT - With a 30-300mm equivalent lens and a slick design, Nikon's Coolpix S8000 looks like a capable offering in the pocket long zoom digital camera category.

Though not quite as wide as most digital cameras, the Nikon S8000's zoom certainly has what it takes at the telephoto end. Its 14-megapixel sensor offers fairly high resolution for a pocket camera, and... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Harveys and FUJIFILM appoint photo contest firm
17:27 EDT - Sydney-based has been appointed by Harvey Norman and FUJIFILM to provide photographic competition and promotion services. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 20, 2010 – is an Australian company that has created a software platform to allow businesses to manage their own online photographic competitions and events. The company’s other clients include... (More)

KelbyTraining LIVE logo. Click here to visit the KelbyTraining LIVE website! PRESS RELEASE: Scott Kelby Announces Exclusive Lightroom 3 Webcast and Adobe Discount for Worldwide Photo Walk Participants
17:11 EDT - The Largest Global Social Event for Photographers Now Has More Bonuses TAMPA, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Just 48 hours to go before the Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ kicks off on Saturday, July 24, its organizer Scott Kelby, is pleased to announce that he is hosting an exclusive Lightroom® 3 training Webcast for all 30,700 registered photo walk participants on Wednesday, July 28, and... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Combine Forces to Help Protect America's Children
17:03 EDT - Canon Promotional Night at Yankee Stadium Showcases How Digital Photos Can Be An Effective Tool In Helping To Locate Missing Children BRONX, N.Y., July 22, 2010 – Tonight, Canon U.S.A., Inc., TheNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and the New York Yankees once again take the field to help raise greater awareness of issues related to locating missing children at... (More)

Serif PhotoPlus X4, product packaging render. Provided by Serif (Europe) Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Serif Launches Powerful Photo Editing Software PhotoPlus X4
15:08 EDT - July 12, 2010 – Serif (Europe) Ltd, the UK’s leading independent design, publishing and creative software developer, is pleased to announce the launch of PhotoPlus X4, the perfect choice for photography enthusiasts that demand a powerful, easy-to-use and inexpensive way to organise, edit, and be creative with photos. From advanced, professional-level tools and features to quick fixes... (More)

Canon's EOS 7D digital SLR. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. Canon 7D: New firmware
14:44 EDT - Canon Inc. has today released updated firmware for its EOS 7D  single-lens reflex digital camera that fixes several possible issues in previous versions.

Like the recent updates for the Rebel T2i and 1D Mark IV, the new firmware fixes an issue with manual exposure movie shooting, where the lens aperture could change unexpectedly with certain unspecified... (More)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Samsung's DualView ST600 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Samsung ST100, ST600: Two new DualView digicams
10:30 EDT - Samsung has today announced its latest pair of DualView digital camera models, unusual for their inclusion of a secondary LCD display on their front panel.

The Samsung ST100 and Samsung ST600 both have very similar specifications, but rather different form factors. The ST100 has an internal 5x optical zoom lens with a rather tight 35mm wide angle, while... (More)

Sony 35mm f/1.4G lens. Review: Sony 35mm f/1.4G
10:24 EDT - When Sony announced its entry into the world of digital SLR cameras in 2007 with the α100, it already had a good lineup of lenses from the Minolta catalogue to bring along with it. Part of this lineup included the subject of today's lens review, the 35mm f/1.4G. Can the legacy of Minolta glass keep up with Sony's digital camera bodies? Click here for our full review of this lens.

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX5 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic LX5: New lens, sensor, processor for versatile compact (previewed)
02:01 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today announced its Lumix DMC-LX5 digital camera, a followup to the extremely popular LX3 model that was launched two years ago, and we've just posted our Panasonic LX5 preview.

The Panasonic LX5 has an all-new lens, sensor, and image processor, among many other changes to the camera's image quality and handling. The new image 1/1.63-inch CCD image sensor offers 10.1 effective... (More)

Panasonic FZ100: MOS-based long-zoom digicam
02:01 EDT - Panasonic has today announced its new Lumix FZ100 digital camera, its first hybrid compact model to be based around a MOS image sensor.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 couples its 1/2.33-inch MOS sensor with 14.1 megapixel resolution to a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded 24x optical zoom lens. The FZ100's lens has a useful 25mm wide angle, and... (More)

Panasonic FX700: Touch-screen, 5x zoom digicam
02:01 EDT - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has today announces its latest FX-series digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700.

The Panasonic FX700 includes the combination of a fourteen megapixel MOS image sensor and a stabilized, Leica DC Vario-Summicron-branded 5x optical zoom lens with generous 24mm wide angle and bright F2.2... (More)

Panasonic Lumix FZ40 unveiled
02:01 EDT - Panasonic has today announced its new CCD-based long-zoom Lumix FZ40 digital camera.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ40 couples a 1/2.33-inch CCD image sensor with 14.1 megapixel resolution with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded 24x optical zoom lens. The FZ40's lens has a useful 25mm wide angle,... (More)

Panasonic announces Lumix TS10
02:01 EDT - Panasonic has today unveiled its Lumix DMC-TS10, a rugged shockproof, freezeproof, waterproof and dustproof digital camera.

The TS10 can survive a drop from 5 feet, is dustproof, waterproof to ten feet, freezeproof to 14°F, and has a fourteen megapixel image sensor coupled to a Lumix DC Vario branded 4x optical zoom lens... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix F300EXR digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. Fuji F300EXR: Compact camera sets sights on DSLRs
01:01 EDT - Fujifilm has today announced its FinePix F300EXR digital camera, an interesting model which offers some abilities more commonly associated with digital SLRs.

Available from late August 2010, the Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR is based around a newly developed Super CCD EXR image sensor that marks a first by including phase-detection autofocus pixels on the sensor... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix S2800HD digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. Fujifilm S2800HD: Two more megapixels for Fuji's long-zoom digicam
01:01 EDT - Fujifilm has unveiled the Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD -- closely related to last Spring's FinePix S2550HD model (known in some markets as the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD) -- with a new image sensor being the most significant change.

The sensor in the Fuji FinePix S2800HD now yields an effective resolution of 14.0 megapixels, a slight (7%) increase in linear resolution, which is accompanied by a similar reduction in burst speed. The... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix Z800EXR digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. Fuji Z800EXR: Next-gen Super CCD EXR compact
01:01 EDT - Alongside its enthusiast-friendly F300EXR model, Fujifilm has unveiled its FinePix Z800EXR, which places much of the F300's technology in a more stylish, Z-series compact body with touch-screen control.

The Fuji FinePix Z800EXR is based around a newly developed Super CCD EXR image sensor that marks a first by including phase-detection autofocus pixels on the sensor itself. This is said to allow the Z800EXR... (More)

Fujifilm JX280: Entry-level compact gets updated panorama mode
01:01 EDT - Rounding out Fujifilm's announcements for the day is the FinePix JX280, a very slight upgrade to this Spring's  JX250 model.

As in its predecessor, the sensor in the Fuji FinePix JX280 yields an effective resolution of fourteen megapixels, and sits behind a Fujinon-branded 5x optical zoom lens with a useful 28mm wide angle.... (More)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The PIXMA MG5120 Photo All-in-One printer. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. PRESS RELEASE: New Full HD Movie Print Featured in Five New Canon PIXMA Printers
12:34 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 20, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has been setting the trend for high-definition imaging solutions and providing consumers with a variety of options to help preserve memories without sacrificing overall image quality. Taking it one step further, Canon today announced the addition of five new PIXMA printers with a new Full High Definition (HD)... (More)

The 4,800 dpi CanoScan LiDE 210 scanner can be side-mounted to save space. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Announcing Two New High-Quality, Affordable CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners From Canon U.S.A.
12:07 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 20, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners – the LiDE 210 and LiDE 110 scanners. These sleek and compact scanners, with the LiDE 210 being the thinnest Canon scanner to date, offer consumers affordable, high-speed scanning options without sacrificing overall image quality,... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Ready, Aim, Fire! Wireless Flash Trigger Sales at Set to Explode
11:10 EDT - Wireless flash triggers are one of the essential items for aspiring studio photographers. (a leading China wholesale trading platform) are set to become a major world supply point for the reasonably priced popular photography tools. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 20, 2010 – Beijing, China , 20 July , 2010 – Steadily growing global demand for wireless flash triggers, an essential... (More)

Hama's Bike Pod clamp tripod. Photo provided by Hama GmbH & Co KG. PRESS RELEASE: "Bike Pod" clamp tripod from Hama
10:24 EDT - Road movies made easy Ever thought about filming a movie on your next leisurely motorbike trip? Nothing could be easier! The "Bike Pod" clamp tripod from Hama makes it possible. The bracket is designed for all profiles up to three centimetres in diameter and can be instantly fixed and loosened, similar to a cable tie. The light, 40 gram tripod has a ball head and a ¼ inch thread,... (More)

Conexant's logo. Click here to visit the Conexant website! PRESS RELEASE: Conexant Unveils Reference Design for Bluetooth®-Enabled ‘Connected Frames’ for Mobile Phones
10:09 EDT - New Solution Allows Users to Leverage Multimedia Cell Phone Content and Capabilities NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the availability of a new reference design for Bluetooth-enabled “connected frames”... (More)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Unveils Newly Designed Website
19:40 EDT - New, User-Friendly Site Serves As An Online Resource to Educate, Inspire and Engage Visitors LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing that more consumers, business owners and information seekers turn to the internet for “on-the-spot” information and e-commerce, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has introduced a re-designed and more user-friendly website. The new... (More)

Casio's logo. Click here to visit the Casio website! PRESS RELEASE: Casio Cuts Design Cycle Time and Improves Quality Using Cadence Front-End Technologies
18:01 EDT - Cadence High-Level Synthesis and Logic Verification Help Casio Develop New Graphics Processor for Next-Generation Digital Cameras SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Japanese giant Casio Computer Co. has adopted Cadence® front-end system, design, and verification technologies... (More)

PSKiss' logo. Click here to visit the PSKiss website! PRESS RELEASE: New Innovative Ways to Automate Professional Tasks and Effects in Adobe® Photoshop® Launched by PSKiss.
17:42 EDT - Tel Aviv, Jul. 17, 2010 – PSKiss announces automated professional tasks, effects and tools that can be at everyone's mouse-tip. For many years, photographers, graphic designers and other Photoshop users are struggling with this great but complicated software. So much to do, so little time available... The need for magnificent shortcuts and tools that simply get the job done, has increased... (More)

Adobe Photoshop CS5 one-on-one, by Deke McClelland. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One--New from O'Reilly: Your Guide to Photoshop CS5's New Features and Functionality
17:05 EDT - Sebastopol, CA—Master the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5 and make all of your images come alive. In Adobe Photoshop CS5 One-on-One (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD), author Deke McClelland's gives you step-by-step tutorials, hours of DVD-video demonstrations, and lots of hands-on projects to help you improve your knowledge and hone your skills. Find out everything you need to know to be productive... (More)

Seagate's GoFlex Home network storage system. Photo provided by Seagate Technology LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Seagate Debuts GoFlex Home: Easy-to-Use Centralized Storage for the Whole Family
16:55 EDT - Wireless Backup, Sharing and Streaming of Music, Photos, Movies and More from Multiple Computers in the Home SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today unveiled the newest addition to its GoFlex™ family of hard drives—the GoFlex™ Home network storage system. When this easy-to-use device is connected to a wireless router, an entire household can centrally... (More)

Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Final Week to Submit Photos for Datacolor’s Real New York Photo Contest”
15:46 EDT - Do you have a photo that captures the essence of the city that never sleeps and the urban core of the metropolis that goes beyond tourist hotspots? If so, Datacolor invites you to submit examples of your work by entering their ‘Real New York’ photo contest. The submitted photographs should illustrate iconic images that speak what the real New York is through its sights, textures, spirit,... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: InfoTrends’ Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Study Offers Insight into Needs of Current and Future Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Owners
14:50 EDT - (Weymouth, MA) July 16, 2010 . . . InfoTrends is pleased to announce the release of a major multi-client study entitled Digital SLRs and Other Interchangeable Lens Cameras: A Multi-Client Study. Based in part on a survey of over 6,000 consumers, this study garnered insights into the demographic makeup of the Digital ILC market as well as purchase motivators and barriers. This research indicates that... (More)

Luxury Travel's logo. Click here to visit the Luxury Travel website! PRESS RELEASE: Luxury Travel Vietnam Group To Promote Photography Holidays in Vietnam and South East Asia
14:28 EDT - Vietnamese tour operator, Luxury Travel has introduced a range of specialist photography holidays for photo-enthusiasts PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 16, 2010 – Vietnamese tour operator, Luxury Travel has introduced a range of specialist photography holidays for photo-enthusiasts, often including the services of qualified photography leaders to assist travellers and provide workshops along... (More)

LensPen's logo. Click here to visit the LensPen website! PRESS RELEASE: ToCAD Exclusive US Distributor Of LensPen® Products To The Photographic Market
14:10 EDT - Rockaway, New Jersey – Parkside Optical Inc. has appointed ToCAD America Inc. as its exclusive distributor of LensPen® photographic products in the United States and Puerto Rico, effective July 15, 2010. LensPen offers a wide range of products to keep lenses, eyepieces and DSLR sensors clean and dust-free. "ToCAD America is extremely excited with the opportunity to work with LensPen... (More)

The International CES logo. Click here to visit the CES website! PRESS RELEASE: Registration Opens For 2011 International CES
13:46 EDT - Free Registration Available for Early Signups Arlington, Virginia - 7/15/2010 -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that registration is open for the 2011 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, scheduled January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration for the 2011 International CES is free to industry professionals through September... (More)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

9000F.150x141.jpg CanoScan 9000F Review Updated!
15:58 EDT - Does a custom profile and multiexposure matter? We scan a high-contrast Ektachrome slide using SilverFast and VueScan, comparing the results to Canon's ScanGear.

We've updated our review of the CanoScan 9000F with scans made using SilverFast and VueScan, both which were recently updated with support for this new high-resolution flatbed scanner. Our test image... (More)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pentax's Optio I-10 Classic Silver. Photo provided by Hoya Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Optio I-10 Classic Silver
13:07 EDT - A retro-taste, black-and-silver version of the eye-catching, SLR-shaped digital compact camera HOYA CORPORATION Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the addition of a retro-taste, black-and-silver version of the SLR-shaped, multi-feature PENTAX Optio I-10 camera (launched in February 2010) to its digital compact lineup. Named the PENTAX Optio I-10 Classic Silver, this new model was created... (More)

Olympus updates [ib] software
12:47 EDT - Olympus Corp. has released an update to the [ib] software that's bundled with certain of the company's digital cameras.

Olympus notes that [ib]'s name stands for image bridging, image browsing and image brightening, and the software recently replaced Olympus Master 2 on the Windows platform, but isn't currently available... (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel Kicks Off 25th Birthday Celebrations with the 'Quest for the Best' Creativity Challenge!
11:18 EDT - More than $25,000 in Prizes Available to be Won in New Digital Art Contest Ottawa, ON -- July 14, 2010 -- Corel's Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge is looking to discover and showcase some of the extraordinary and inspiring work made in Corel software every day. Whether you're someone who makes a living from your creations or you create art for the love of it, you're invited to enter your best... (More)

Adva-Soft's logo. Click here to visit the Adva-Soft website! PRESS RELEASE: Remove Unwanted Objects From Your Photos for Free
10:59 EDT - Adva-Soft announces the availability of TouchRetouch Free - the only portable tool that lets you to remove unwanted content from photos to achieve new beautiful look. Version has all great features of the full one, but adds a watermark to the photo. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 16, 2010 – TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY? NO MORE DECIDING Having so many apps to chose from, how would you know which... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Sorenson Media To Power Shutterfly Video
10:50 EDT - Leading Internet-Based Social Expression and Personal Publishing Service Selects Leader in High-Quality Online Video to Power Video Service SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sorenson Media today announced that Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) has selected the company as its exclusive video services partner. The Sorenson 360 online video platform (OVP) will power video services such as upload, transcoding,... (More)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Digital Photographer magazine's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Photographer magazine website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2010 launches
18:24 EDT - The hugely popular Digital Photographer of the Year Awards returns for 2010 – this time with backing from photography giant, Samsung Imagine Publishing and Samsung are joining forces to launch the fourth annual Digital Photography of the Year awards, with better prizes and categories than ever before. Fresh from celebrating over one million copy sales earlier this year, Digital Photographer... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: releases custom API with profit potential for Joomla community
18:12 EDT - July 15, 2010, Hartford, CT, USA – Web development professionals using the award-winning CMS site Joomla now have access to a powerful and customized API from that supplies them with millions of royalty-free images. The PhotoXpress Image Search extension for Joomla provides direct access to millions of images through an open source solution and allows Joomla... (More)

Pixamba's logo. Click here to visit the Pixamba website! PRESS RELEASE: ProStockMaster free Software Helps to Sell Photos Online as Microstock
14:18 EDT - Life just got easier for stock photographers looking to sell photos via microstock agencies. Released as freeware, ProStockMaster free microstock software application helps photographers to sell photos online through multiple stock photography agencies. (PRWEB) July 14, 2010 -- Pixamba, the leader in software solutions for the microstock and stock photography market has released ProStockMaster, the... (More)

Samsung TL225 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Samsung TL225!
14:18 EDT - In addition to its 12.2-megapixel sensor, 4.6x zoom lens, and high-res, widescreen LCD, the Samsung DualView TL225 also has a front-facing low-res LCD screen that's ideal for the ever-popular self-portrait.

Concealed beneath the Samsung TL225's translucent dark front cover, the small LCD shines through with a tap on the front face, allowing you to see yourself and prove that you were with your friend at a... (More)

Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook, by Stephen Laskevitch. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: A Photographer's Handbook -- New from Rocky Nook
14:03 EDT - Santa Barbara, CA -- Adobe Photoshop is central to almost all photography workflows today. Each new version is a milestone in the development of this imaging behemoth, and 2010's release is no exception. Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few... (More)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lensbaby's logo. Click here to visit the Lensbaby website! PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby Announces the Kubota Contest
19:57 EDT - Launching the new Kubota Creative Tools, The Lensbaby Pak with an Optic photo contest Portland, OR – July 14, 2010 – Lensbaby announces today that it is teaming up with acclaimed photographer Kevin Kubota, Founder of Kubota Photo Design and Idea Guy behind Kubota Image Tools, to create a Kubota Creative Tools Pak specifically for Lensbaby images. To kick-off this new partnership, Lensbaby... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America’s new 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens now available
17:05 EDT - Ultra compact, large-aperture, standard zoom packs OS functionality and new, FLD glass RONKONKOMA, N.Y., July 14, 2010 – Sigma Corporation, 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 the release of its new 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens. This large-aperture, standard-zoom... (More)

Photodex: New ProShow StylePacks, Lightroom plugin
16:52 EDT - In the last few days, Photodex Corp. has announced several new updates for users of its ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer slideshow products.

The ProShow Grunge Appeal StylePack offers twenty five new style sets, each consisting of a title option, two single image enhancements, and a multi-photo montage, compatible with both standard 4:3 and... (More)

Canon's VIXIA HF M32 dual flash memory camcorder. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Expands Its VIXIA Lineup with the New VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder
16:04 EDT - New Camcorder Features 64GB of Internal Flash Memory and Provides SDXC Memory Card Compatibility for Super-Expandable Capacity Up To 2TB LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology, today introduces the new VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory camcorder. The VIXIA HF M32 is an easy-to-use, movie-making tool capable of hours upon hours of high-quality... (More)

Adva-Soft's logo. Click here to visit the Adva-Soft website! PRESS RELEASE: Retouching Full-Sized Photos on iPhone? New Update Makes it Possible
14:36 EDT - July 14, 2010 -- Adva-Soft announces the availability of TouchRetouch update (version 1.0.1) for iPhone and iPod Touch. TouchRetouch is the only portable tool that lets you to remove unwanted content from your photos to achieve new outstanding look. The new version works with photos in their original resolution and allows you to send pictures via e-mail. Once Upon A Touch Ever since people had digital... (More)

Mamiya's logo. Click here to visit the Mamiya website! PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Digital Imaging Goes Global to Make Medium Format Photography More Affordable
13:50 EDT - Mamiya DM22, DM28 and DM33 medium format digital camera systems now available worldwide at DSLR prices TOKYO, NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, July 14, 2010 - Mamiya Digital Imaging today announced the first step in a global campaign to offer up-and-coming photographers creative freedom beyond their DSLR cameras. Following successful test marketing in the United States, Mamiya has announced that three of its... (More)

Sony's NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens camcorder. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony NEX-VG10: Interchangeable lens camcorder debuts, previewed
00:01 EDT - Just a few short months after the 25th anniversary of its landmark Handycam brand, Sony has today taken the wraps off its NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens digital camcorder, whose development was first announced alongside the debut of the NEX-5 and NEX-3 single-lens direct view cameras last May -- and we've just published our Sony VG10 preview.

The Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder is based around the same lens mount, image sensor, image processor, and 3.0-inch LCD display as the NEX-series SLD cameras, and adopts an entirely new camcorder body that has... (More)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vimeo's logo. Click here to visit the Vimeo website! PRESS RELEASE: Vimeo Adds Creative Commons License Agreement Options To Its Feature-Set
15:35 EDT - Artists Can Easily Express How Others Can Use and Distribute Their Original Content NEW YORK, July 13, 2010 – Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], now offers Creative Commons licensing options for its members. Creative Commons licensing helps artists to define the specific usage rights that allow others to use, perform, distribute, and make derivative works from their original... (More)

Mamiya's logo. Click here to visit the Mamiya website! PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces New Remote Viewing Software
15:32 EDT - Gives professional photographers more creative freedom during busy photo shoots Elmsford, NY – July 13, 2010 – Mamiya announces today the release of new remote viewing software for the DM-series and RZ33 digital cameras and backs. Featuring newly enhanced resolution capabilities for the Apple® iPad™ as well as other features for both the Apple iPhone® and iPad, the new Leaf... (More)

ImTOO's logo. Click here to visit the ImTOO website! PRESS RELEASE: ImTOO Video Converter 6 Is Now 5x Faster
14:49 EDT - ImTOO recently released ImTOO Video Converter version 6, the next incarnation of its video conversion software that handles more formats than ever, converts at a rate 5x faster than the previous version, and even lets users customize its interface. (Vocus) July 12, 2010 -- ImTOO has released the ImTOO Video Converter 6, for Windows and Mac, that is able to convert between AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4,... (More)

Scrapbook MAX's logo. Click here to visit the Scrapbook MAX website! PRESS RELEASE: Scrapbook MAX Introduces Archival Quality Digital Scrapbooking Software
13:39 EDT - Scrapbook MAX introduces the first digital scrapbooking software program to combine an archival quality, sub-pixel precision graphics engine with unique digital scrapbooking features, effects and ease-of-use. Together these features help scrapbookers preserve family memories forever, while saving both time and money over traditional paper scrapbooking methods. (PRWEB) July 12, 2010 -- Scrapbook MAX... (More)

The product packaging for Magix Video Sound Cleaning Lab. Rendering provided by Magix AG. MAGIX offers Video Sound Cleaning Lab
02:54 EDT - Germany's MAGIX AG has announced the release of a new tool aimed at enthusiastic amateur videographers looking to improve the audio portion of their recordings.

MAGIX Video Sound Cleaning Lab can import videos in AVI, WMV, MOV, DV-AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, or AVCHD formats, or alternativels, can also ingest audio by itself in WAV, MP3, WMA or OGG formats. If a full... (More)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Fujifilm HS10!
21:33 EDT - It's tough to beat a digital camera with a 30x, 24-720mm lens, especially when you're on vacation. With the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 you can capture everything from beautiful interiors and landscapes to fine details on the top of cathedrals, or else small animals at the zoo.

Its 10-megapixel BSI sensor makes the Fujifilm HS10 more sensitive in low light, and its special scene modes make taking pictures in low light and even among crowds that much easier. The Fujifilm HS10's... (More)

Viewbook's logo. Click here to visit the Viewbook website! PRESS RELEASE: Online Contest For Photographic Narratives Seeks Photographers Worldwide
20:30 EDT - Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 invites all serious photographers from around the world to submit their best photographic narrative. First prize: exhibition in Amsterdam, lifelong Viewbook Pro subscription, publication in GUP Magazine and much more. 07.09.2010 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 opened its submissions today and invites photographers from around the world to submit... (More)

Snapfish's logo. Click here to visit the Snapfish website! PRESS RELEASE: Snapfish by HP Acquires Video Platform Technology from Motionbox, Inc.
20:01 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12, 2010 – Snapfish by HP today announced an agreement to acquire the video technology platform from Motionbox, Inc., the video sharing site with over 2.8 million members worldwide. This acquisition will enable Snapfish to expand its online video offering. "Video is a critical component of digital memory sharing today, and Motionbox's technology will enable our... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AtomicView Server -- Antzero Presents Its Network Solution
19:42 EDT - Modern and rapid architecture, elegant and flexible interface, affordable and easy to install… organize and archive your digital assets, optimize your collaborative with AtomicView Server! AtomicView™ Server AtomicView™ Server is a software solution for Mac OS X and MS-Windows which allows you to manage a multimedia data base that you can access from several AtomicView™... (More)

The CompactFlash Association logo. Click here to visit the CompactFlash Association website! PRESS RELEASE: CompactFlash Association Announces New CF5.1 Specification Goals
19:04 EDT - CF5.1 Aimed at Higher Performance and Feature Enhancements CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CompactFlash Association (CFA) Announces Key Development Goals for a New CF5.1 Specification. The CF5.1 work group was formed in December 2009 to add functionality to the recently released CF5.0 specification based on the PATA (Parallel ATA) interface while maintaining backward compatibility. The CF5.1... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Brings In-Depth Workshop Classes Online With E:Class Program
18:45 EDT - In the First Session of the New e:CLASS Series, Host Kevin Kubota Will Educate Attendees on Updated Workflow Tactics for Lightroom 3 Bend, OR – JULY 12, 2010 – Kubota Image Tools, provider of photographer-empowering creative imaging tools, workflow-saving solutions and educational offerings for photographers of all levels, today announced it will begin offering a new educational format... (More)

Hama's logo. Click here to visit the Hama website! Hama: New media players, photo frames, scanner
17:44 EDT - Hama Germany has announced several new products for photographers and videographers, including two new media player devices, two digital photo frames, and a portable photo scanner.

The Hama 95216 digital picture frame has a 4:3 aspect ratio, 8-inch diagonal, 800 x 600 pixel LCD display with a contrast ratio of 400:1, and 200cd/m2 brightness. The 95216 frame is portable, drawing... (More)

Digital Outback Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Outback Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: New free photo app for iPad: finePhotoShow
14:18 EDT - Devices like the Apple iPad allow publishers and also photographers new forms of content presentation. Photographers want to show their portfolios to potential clients. Key is to present the images in the most simple and elegant way possible. We at Digital Outback Photo designed and implemented such a photo presentation for the iPad (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible). The idea is to show the beauty... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Supports Whitney Museum Of American Art Youth Insights Arts Project
13:30 EDT - Teens Explore Photography, Creative Writing and Self Expression in End of Year Exhibition MELVILLE, NY (July 12, 2010) – In support of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Youth Insights Education Program, photos taken by students using Nikon D-SLR cameras are now available for viewing in an online exhibition. Youth Insights is a semester-long course for New York City teens to learn... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Keep Summer Vacation Photos and Memories Alive!
13:21 EDT - When your summer vacation is long gone & you are back to "the daily grind", you can still relive all the fun. Enjoy the photo memories of a great trip everyday. Display your photos on photo mementos that you create yourself! Deal out some fun with some photo playing cards! A set of photo coasters is a splendid way to show... (More)

Tiffen's logo. Click here to visit the Tiffen website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Ships Image Maker Professional Filter Kits
12:27 EDT - The Tiffen Company, a Long Island based leading manufacturer of award winning photographic accessories, and other well-respected brand name products in the consumer, video, motion picture and television imaging markets, is now shipping the Image Maker Professional Filter Kit Series. These new Image Maker series of professional filter kits are designed for use in most common video shoots. Targeting... (More)

PicScout's logo. Click here to visit the PicScout website! PRESS RELEASE: PicScout Succeeds Big at Multiple International Events with Image Owners and Buyers Signing on to Credit Every Digital Image
12:02 EDT - PicScout ImageIRC™ Platform of Index, Registry and Connection Takes Off as the Model for Image Buyers and Owners to Transact Anywhere Online Silicon Valley, CA and Herzliya, Israel – July 8, 2010 – PicScout announces significant new partnerships with image licensors and image buyers. More than 50 new clients have joined Image IRC™ for use with ImageExchange™ since June,... (More)

The SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Click for a bigger picture! PRESS RELEASE: SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM now available
11:53 EDT - 2010.7.9 -- The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM. This large aperture telephoto zoom lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. The lens covers focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm and has a large maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. Two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance... (More)

Tessera's logo. Click to visit Tessera's website! PRESS RELEASE: New Tessera Technology Brings Video Image Stabilization to the Mobile Market
11:05 EDT - Innovative Image Enhancement Technology Enables High-Quality Video Recording in Mobile Devices SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA) today announced its new FotoNation® Video Tools solution, which provides video image stabilization and video face beautification capabilities for mobile devices such as camera phones, pocket camcorders and digital still... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Dreamstime Streamlines ... Increases Image Accessibility and Implements Supplementary Newsletter Resource
11:01 EDT - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dreamstime, one of the world’s leading digital image stock photography agencies, is pleased to introduce its newest convenience facets. In the coming weeks, the Dreamstime image pages will undergo a facelift - further articulating the company’s customer satisfaction goals. Simultaneously, Dreamstime will distribute an interactive newsletter to its... (More)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

May POTD Winners Chosen!
23:34 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for May 2010.

Somewhat later than planned, we're once again catching up on our Photo of the Day winner updates. Here's a look at the winners of our May contest; 31 great photos, 3 excellent winners, and 2 fine runners-up.... (More)

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, Fourth Edition, by Maria Piscopo. Cover image provided by Allworth Press. PRESS RELEASE: Promoting and Selling Photography in a Challenging Marketplace
16:24 EDT - The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, veteran photographer’s rep Maria Piscopo condenses theory into practical, easy-to-follow instruction and reveals how to build a satisfying and lucrative career. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 08, 2010 – The current marketplace requires photographers of every expertise to deal with a permanent change in the industry. Simply... (More)

shoebox360's logo. Click here to visit the shoebox360 website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Wedding Gifts from Shoebox360 Make Alternative Smash Hit
16:14 EDT - Shoebox360 is the perfect solution for collecting and viewing photographs of your special occasion. Buy a shoebox as a wedding gift for your wedding and share your memories online. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 09, 2010 – Shoebox360’s digital wedding gifts are different. For new generation couples walking down the aisle, gift like an online album makes for the perfect happy gift.... (More)

Sony Alpha NEX-3 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full review posted for Sony NEX-3!
13:47 EDT - We've just updated our Sony NEX-3 Hands-on Preview to Full Review status.

Though it's not quite as aggressively small as the NEX-5, the Sony NEX-3 is a great value, offering the same image quality in a slightly larger package for $100 less. And though it's larger than the NEX-5,... (More)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Joby's logo. Click here to visit the Joby website! PRESS RELEASE: Joby launches the “Candid Summer” worldwide iPhoneography Contest powered by Gorillamobile and Gorillacam iPhone app
19:11 EDT - SAN FRANCISCO, USA – July 8, 2010 – Joby, the design-driven consumer product company and creator of the original Gorillapod, today announced a new contest that showcases the versatility of the Gorillamobile product line and the amazing photographic moments that can be captured using the robust Gorillacam iPhone application. The contest, which runs through August 15, is titled “Candid... (More)

Canon EOS 50D digital SLR on a Benro A-150EXU tripod. Photo provided by MAC Group US. PRESS RELEASE: The Benro A-150EXU Digital Tripod Kit: a New Standard for Entry Level Digital Photographers
17:59 EDT - Elmsford, NY - July 8, 2010 - Benro is pleased to announce the A-150EXU Digital Tripod Kit. Exceptionally compact and lightweight, it is a tripod that is definitely not light in features. Ideal for the digital photographer who recognizes the need for stability and sharp photos that only a tripod can deliver, it only weighs 2.2 lbs but can easily support cameras up to 4.4lbs. This robust tripod... (More)

SnapHaven's logo. Click here to visit the SnapHaven website! PRESS RELEASE: SnapHaven Introduces Free Photo Scanning Service To Promote New Photo-Backup Membership Plans
15:59 EDT - Photo backup and storage site now offers free, unlimited photo scanning with active membership (Vocus/PRWEB) July 8, 2010 -- SnapHaven today announces an unprecedented free photo scanning promotion to introduce its new photo backup and storage membership plans. SnapHaven Members can now enjoy unlimited photo backup with lifetime guaranteed photo storage. And now, during this special promotion, SnapHaven... (More)

Lowepro's logo. Click here to visit the Lowepro website! PRESS RELEASE: 2010 Photo Contest Announced
14:29 EDT - Lowepro and Polar Bears International Co-Sponsor the 2010 “My Favorite Things” Photo Contest, designed to promote awareness of the effects of climate change on our environment through the art of photography. (Sebastopol, CA, July 1, 2010) – Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, and Polar Bears International (PBI), a non-profit... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS LightShop v.3.0: Add Light Effects To Your Photos!
14:15 EDT - July, 2010 - AKVIS announces the update of AKVIS LightShop for Windows and Macintosh to version v. 3.0. AKVIS LightShop lets you create an infinite number of amazing light effects that enliven and draw attention to any photo. Version 3.0 has improved compatibility with the latest versions of Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6. 64-bit support has been added. LightShop now works with Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5... (More)

Pictage's logo. Click here to visit the Pictage website! PRESS RELEASE: Pictage Announces the Acquisition of ShootQ
14:00 EDT - Leading community and business enabler for professional photographers adds business management solution to create one-stop-shop for photographer success TORRANCE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pictage, the leading professional photographer community and platform for marketing, selling and fulfilling professional photo products, today announced the acquisition of ShootQ, a web-based software company... (More)

The Mamiya RZ33 large-sensor digital camera kit. Photo provided by MAC Group. PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces $1,000 Trade-in Program for the New RZ33 Medium Format Digital Camera
13:48 EDT - Photographers who purchase a new Mamiya RZ33 camera kit between July 2010 and September 30, 2010 can trade in their existing RZ67 or RB67 camera body Elmsford, NY – July 8, 2010 – Mamiya announces today a new trade-in program created to make its new Mamiya RZ33 digital camera kit even more affordable. Designed specifically for existing owners of Mamiya RB67 and RZ67 film-based camera... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! Nikon to offer new SLR concept, says Bloomberg
13:16 EDT - An article from the Bloomberg news service reports that Nikon is planning to preview a "new concept" SLR camera in the not-too-distant future, although no information on eventual availability has been provided.

According to the article, authored by Bloomberg's Mariko Yasu and Maki Shiraki, Nikon plans to debut the concept camera by the end of the next fiscal year. With the company's fiscal year running from... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon To Introduce The Latest Images From Space Captured With Nikon D3S Digital-SLR Cameras And NIKKOR Interchangeable Lenses Ordered By NASA
01:27 EDT - MELVILLE, NY (July 7, 2010) – The images exhibited were captured with equipment, including Nikon D3S digital-SLR cameras, NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights and other accessories, kept aboard the ISS. To date, NASA has captured more than 700,000 images with Nikon equipment carried into space. Among these many images, those rare and precious photos that can only be captured from space, as well as those... (More)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T99 digital camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony TX9, WX5, T99: A trio of compacts, two 3D-capable
00:01 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced the addition of three new Cyber-shot compact digital cameras to its lineup -- the Sony TX9, Sony WX5 and Sony T99.

The Sony DSC-T99 marks the entry-point to the group, and replaces last year's TX1 model. The DSC-T99 features fourteen megapixel resolution from a CCD image sensor, and couples this with a Carl Zeiss... (More)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon T2i, 1D Mark IV: New firmware
19:27 EDT - Canon Inc. has today released updated firmware versions for both its consumer Rebel T2i (aka EOS 550D) and professional EOS-1D Mark IV single-lens reflex digital cameras.

In both cases, the new firmware fixes an issue with manual exposure movie shooting. With a Canon 1D Mark IV running firmware versions up to v1.0.6, or a Canon Rebel T2i with firmware versions up to 1.0.7,... (More)

HomePipe's logo. Click here to visit the HomePipe website! PRESS RELEASE: HomePipe's Web Photo Uploader Eliminates Facebook Photo Pain
18:45 EDT - HomePipe Solves Facebook Uploading Hassles by Enabling Publishing of Home Photos Anytime, Just Sync at Home and Publish Home Photos on Facebook Whenever You Like SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2010) - HomePipe Networks today announces yet another innovation that eliminates the burden and pain of sharing home photos on Facebook. The new capability is packaged as part of a service update for their... (More)

Bibble 5 logo. Click to visit the bibble labs website! Bibble gets tweaks, bugfixes aplenty
18:24 EDT - Bibble Labs has recently released a series of incremental updates to its flagship RAW file converter, Bibble 5, incorporating a raft of minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Since the release of Bibble version 5.1 a little under a month ago, Bibble Labs has progressed through six updates to reach version 5.1.0f. Versions 5.1.0a fixed two potential crash bugs, improved plugin... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Photo Cards Retailer Offers New Kids Party Invitations for Summer Celebrations
16:49 EDT - provides an easy way to create kids party invitations. With a large selection of brand new designs, the invitations are perfect for summer festivities. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 6, 2010 -- Photo cards and thank you cards retailer today announced a new collection of kids party invitations, just in time for summer celebrations. Featuring fun designs like sea animals and... (More)

SILKYPIX's logo. Click here to visit the Shortcut Software website! SILKYPIX fixes bugs in recent Mac updates
16:39 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX, that correct several issues with the latest Macintosh versions issued a fortnight ago.

The Macintosh variants of both SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro v4.1.35.2 and Developer Studio 4.0 v4.0.35.2 had issues with batch processing, copying or moving of files, and saving of development parameters... (More)

Genus' logo. Click here to visit the Genus website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto Distribution U.S. Adds Genus To Its Roster
14:30 EDT - Manfrotto to Serve as Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Genus Matte Boxes, Shoulder Mounts, Follow Focus and Other Products Ramsey, N.J. (July 6, 2010) - Manfrotto Distribution, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vitec Group’s Imaging and Staging Division, and leading global distributor of premium photo and video support products and accessories, proudly announces an agreement with Genus Limited,... (More)

Hitachi's logo. Click here to visit the Hitachi website! PRESS RELEASE: Hitachi GST Redefines External Storage with the LifeStudio™ Drive Family
13:18 EDT - Meet the Hard Drive Evolved: Going Beyond Simple Design Changes, Storage and Backup, Hitachi LifeStudio Drives are the First and Only All-in-One External Drives that Make it Easier to Organize, Protect and Relive Life’s Greatest Moments Industry Firsts / Product Highlights Automatic Organization and Easy Sharing: First drive in the industry that automatically pulls together and organizes... (More)

Unified Color's HDR Expose product packaging. Rendering provided by Unified Color Technologies LLC. Unified Color announces HDR Expose
00:53 EDT - San Francisco-based Unified Color Technologies has unveiled a successor for its HDR PhotoStudio high dynamic range imaging software with a new name -- HDR Expose.

As compared to the previous release, HDR Expose is a fairly major update with changes throughout the user interface and image processing algorithms. The program sports a new UI designed around a side... (More)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX lens. Photo provided by Tokina Corp. Tokina 16-28mm lens nears launch, samples available
19:28 EDT - Tokina Corp. has announced that its AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX lens -- first announced at this year's Photo Marketing Association Spring tradeshow in Anaheim, California -- will soon go on sale in the Japanese market.

The Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX will ship first in Nikon-mount form from August 6th 2010, with a Canon-mount variant to follow shortly afterwards from mid-September 2010. Suggested retail pricing before... (More)

onOne Software webinar with Laurie Excell
16:30 EDT - onOne Software has announced the third in its current series of free webinars, scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 8th at 10am Pacific time.

The latest in the onOne University Pro Webinar series will feature wildlife photographer Laurie Excell, and will provide tips and tricks for capturing great wildlife and nature photos. Laurie's demonstration... (More)

Scarab Labs' logo. Click here to visit the Scarab Labs website! Scarab Labs released Star Filter for Mac
14:43 EDT - Hungarian software company Scarab Labs has released a new variant of its Star Filter plugin for use on Macintosh systems with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 or CS5.

Founded by game development programmer Kornél Lehőcz, Scarab Labs currently offers two products -- a beta Raw file converter for Windows XP / Vista / 7 called Scarab Darkroom, and the Star... (More)

Casio Z2000, Z2200: New firmware available
14:00 EDT - Japan's Casio Electronics Co. Ltd. has released updated firmware for its EXILIM EX-Z2000 and EX-Z2200 digital cameras.

The Casio Z2000 was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, and is closely related to the Z2200 -- a model which the company hasn't actually announced or added to its product pages... (More)

The Democracy Photo Challenge logo. Click here to visit the Democracy Photo Challenge website! PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Photo Challenge Expands Global Conversation July 7, 2010
13:12 EDT - Documentary photographer Phil Borges, International Center of Photography director Willis Hartshorn and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos named as jury co-chairs Washington, D.C. – July 1, 2010– The global Democracy is… conversation expands July 7 with the launch of the inaugural Democracy Photo Challenge. The contest asks people around the world to complete the phrase... (More)

Gary Fong's logo. Click here to visit the Gary Fong website! PRESS RELEASE: Gary Fong Introduces GearGuard, A New Line Of Integrated Security Protection Products For Photo Equipment
11:46 EDT - Affordable and Easy to Attach GearGuard Products Protect Photography Equipment from Theft; Enable Photographers to Concentrate on Shooting, Not Security New York, NY – July 6, 2010 – Gary Fong, Inc., developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge photography equipment designed to help photographers experience new levels of creativity, today launched a new line of innovative products with... (More)

Ricoh's GXR digital camera, shown with optional APS-C sensor / 50mm equiv. lens module attached. Photo provided by Ricoh. PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh announces the GXR+S10 KIT
11:08 EDT - A camera kit that includes the GXR and RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 2010—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the release of the new GXR+S10 KIT, a camera kit that combines the GXR body and the "RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC"* GXR camera unit featuring a high-performance 3x wide-angle zoom lens. * The "VC" designation... (More)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jalbum logo. Click to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Jalbum's iPhone app creates stunning web galleries on the go
15:15 EDT - Stockholm, July 5th, 2010. Today, photo-sharing service announces the release of its iPhone app. Adding to Jalbum's growing line of photography tools, the new iPhone app enables Jalbum users to browse, share and create stunning web photo albums from anywhere. The app is now available for download in the App store for iPhone: Prepared for... (More)

Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar lens. Review: Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar
11:54 EDT - Today we take a look at another one of the Zeiss manual-focus lenses, the Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar. Many a photographer might scoff at an expensive lens that doesn't even have autofocus, but the images this lens can produce might be enough to make them think twice. When working with the fast f/1.4 aperture, it doesn't hurt to have a whopping 250 degrees of manual focusing action. Click here to read our full review of the Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar.

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Space Shuttle crew, including Naoko Yamazaki, visit Nikon
10:26 EDT - July 1, 2010. On June 30, 2010, astronaut Naoko Yamazaki of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and six astronauts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) visited Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President: Tokyo Japan). The seven-member crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-131/19A, including Commander Alan Poindexter, were welcomed by Chairman Michio Kariya, President... (More)

Adobe updates Photoshop CS5
09:56 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has released an update to Photoshop CS5. Available now for download, the update fixes a number of high priority bugs and issues.

Adobe Photoshop 12.0.1 update for Adobe Photoshop CS5 The Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 12.0.1 update addresses a number of high priority bugs with 64-bit Mac, Performance, User Interface, Type, Content-Aware... (More)

Tiffen logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Updates Photo fx Ultra Application on Apple® iPad to Increase Resolution for Greater Image Quality
08:26 EDT - Photo fx Ultra Is Now #3 Photo App for Apple iPad HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced an update to their new app for the Apple iPad, Photo fx Ultra, a photo enhancement software application for the Apple iPad. The update increases file resolution from... (More)

Sigma Corporation Logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Photo Pro Software Download and Notice to Customers Using Sigma’s SD15
08:13 EDT - July 01, 2010 SIGMA Photo Pro Software Download The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that SIGMA Photo Pro (3591) for Windows and SIGMA Photo Pro 4.1 (1044) for Macintosh is available for download. Users of DP series and SD series cameras can now download the latest Sigma Photo Pro software. Benefits of the Sigma Photo Pro software update: SIGMA Photo Pro (3591) for WindowsCompatibility... (More)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto School of Xcellence Hosts Free Still in Motion Webinar
22:29 EDT - Award-Winning Photographer Drew Gardner to Discuss Multimedia Techniques for Shooting Video with the Latest DSLR Cameras Ramsey, N.J. (July 1, 2010)— Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, announces a webinar titled, "Still in Motion," which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, July 9th. The host, Drew... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FP3 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic FP3, FH22, FS33: New firmware
19:06 EDT - Hot on the heels of recent updates for several of its TS-, ZS-, and ZR-series digital cameras, Panasonic has today released updated firmware for its Lumix FP3, and FH22 (aka FS33) digital cameras.

In both cases, the new firmware carries version number 1.1, and includes two changes. Reaction time of the cameras' touch screen display panels has been improved, and the time taken to switch between... (More)

Canon EOS Rebel T2i / EOS 550D digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full review posted for Canon T2i!
15:14 EDT - Canon ignored the rest of the digital camera industry when they limited resolution over the last few years, putting an 18-megapixel sensor in their consumer flagship Rebel T2i, and as a result the camera stands head and shoulders above any other offering under $1,000.

Where you'd expect more noise from this 18-megapixel digital camera, the Canon T2i actually delivers less than its predecessor, while increasing the quality of detail at all ISO settings. Also upgraded... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces July Webinars
14:36 EDT - Free online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their workflow Elmsford, NY – July 2, 2010 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its upcoming schedule of Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Announces A Major Update!
14:20 EDT - AKVIS has released updates for five photo editing programs. Bugs have been fixed and 64-bit support has been added to the plug-in versions of these programs. AKVIS has updated Enhancer 11.5, Noise Buster 7.5, Coloriage 7.5, ArtSuite 6.5, and Magnifier 3.5. Five of our programs for processing photos are now even better! Bugs have been fixed, and the plug-ins now have 64 bit support (are compatible... (More)

Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon lens. Review: Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon
09:48 EDT - In a world of computers and automatic settings, Carl Zeiss has been quietly manufacturing a line of manual-focus lenses compatible with a wide variety of SLR camera bodies. The Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon is one of these lenses, noteworthy for its heavy duty construction, old school features (an aperture ring!) and complete absence of autofocus. Is the hefty price tag justified, especially when considering brand-loyal options, with autofocus? Click here to read our full review of the Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon.

Polaroid logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: Polaroid Kicks-Off HSN Partnership With Polaroid Hour
08:37 EDT - TV Personality and tech expert Katie Linendoll to serve as Polaroid product spokesperson MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced a partnership with interactive multi-channel retailer HSN to further strengthen Polaroid's retail presence. Polaroid will also bring on-air personality and tech expert Katie Linendoll on board as a product spokesperson. On Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 12:00... (More)

Sony's NEX-5 single-lens direct view camera with external stereo microphone accessory attached. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony NEX-3, NEX-5: New firmware available
01:08 EDT - Sony has released updated firmware for its NEX-3 and NEX-5 single-lens direct view cameras which adds a new 3D Sweep Panorama function, as promised when the cameras were launched back in May 2010.

The new firmware also makes a few corrections to other areas of the cameras' operation. Power consumption when the cameras are turned off is said to have been reduced, and the stitching accuracy of sweep... (More)

Lensbaby's logo. Click here to visit the Lensbaby website! PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby Announces the Winners of its Creative Aperture Kit Contest
00:08 EDT - Five photographers “Got Appy” and won a spot in the new Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit Portland, OR – June 29, 2010 - Lensbaby recently posed a challenge to its community- to come up with a new shape for their Creative Aperture Kit- and today they’ve announced the winners. Lensbaby photographers from around the world took action and submitted their best images taken with... (More)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon USA Expands CPS Service Capabilities In Virginia Due To Overwhelming Growth From Professional Videographers And Filmmakers
23:12 EDT - Service Facility Will Support All Pro DSLR and Video Repairs as well as Provide 24/7 Technical Support to CPS Members LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 1, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of a third service support center to be located at the Company's Canon Virginia Incorporated (CVI) facility in Newport News, VA supporting the Canon Professional... (More)

ToonIt's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Anarchy website! PRESS RELEASE: ToonIt!™ Photo Plugin is Updated for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit Native Operation on Mac
12:03 EDT - Free CS5/64-bit Update for Digital Anarchy’s Popular Photoshop Cartooning Software San Francisco, CA -- June 30, 2010 -- Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced a free update to their popular ToonIt! Photo cartooning plugin. ToonIt! 2.6 adds compatibility for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit operation on Mac systems;... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm to Launch the World's First 3D Photo Service at Universal Studios Singapore
11:48 EDT - July 1, 2010 -- FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) has made its first overseas introduction of the “FUJIFILM 3D Print System”, which offers an instant printout of high-quality and natural 3D photographs, to the “Universal Studios Singapore” theme park that soft-opened at Sentosa Island, Singapore, on March 18, 2010. Amidst growing global interest in... (More)

ImageRights' logo. Click here to visit the ImageRights website! ImageRights offers free anti-piracy service
00:39 EDT - ImageRights Inc. has announced an addition to its offerings that helps professional photographers and illustrators protect their copyrighted works at a very affordable price -- free of charge.

ImageRights' new free offering works in the same manner as the existing Basic, Standard and Pro-level paid services, with the company's servers automatically scanning websites and blogs for images, which... (More)

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