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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pure Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Pure Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: Pure Digital Technologies Launches Five Year, One Million Flip Video Camcorder Giveaway to Benefit Non-Profit Organizations Worldwide
12:48 EDT - NEW YORK, Sept. 26 -- Today at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Pure Digital Technologies announced a donor-matching program designed to put the power of video to work for nonprofit organizations worldwide. The company's commitment is to distribute up to one million Flip Video(TM) Camcorders to these organizations over the next five years. Announced as... (More)

Friday, September 28, 2007

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies And Susan G. Komen For The Cure Partner To Raise Awareness Of Breast Cancer
15:05 EDT - PNY Donates $100,000 to Cause, Rolls Out Special Packaging PARSIPPANY, N.J. - September 26, 2007 - PNY Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier and marketer of memory modules, flash media, USB drives, graphic cards and other peripherals, announced today that it will partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support the fight against breast cancer. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots... (More)

Nikon's D3 digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon publishes D3 samples (Download here!) (UPDATED)
13:09 EDT - Nikon USA has today released six sample images shot under a range of conditions with its upcoming D3 professional digital SLR. Nikon's server groaned under the load, so we're re-hosting them here, with Nikon's permission.

The images are shot by three photographers - Dave Black, Mike Corrado, and Joe McNally - and range from a minimum of ISO 200 through to a maximum of ISO 6400. All but one were shot as JPEG files, with... (More)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's New Digital Learning Center on Flickr Provides A First of Its Kind -- Interactive Experience That Assists Everyday People in Taking Better Photos
15:40 EDT - Partnership delivers educational resource featuring Nikon sponsored professional photographers MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 22, 2007) - Nikon, known for its dedication to helping everyday people take better pictures, continues to raise the bar with the launch of the Nikon Digital Learning Center on Flickr ( Complementing an interactive educational site on Nikon's USA Web site,... (More)

Apple Updates iLife '08 Suite
10:55 EDT - New versions include iPhoto 7.1, iMovie 7.1, iDVD 7.0.1, GarageBand 4.0.1 with iLife Updater

Late yesterday, Apple updated its four iLife '08 applications (excluding the iMovie HD version compatible with iLife '08). No updates for iWork '08 applications were included. The updates also include... (More)

corel_logo.gif PRESS RELEASE: Corel Introduces Painter Essentials 4
09:42 EDT - Newest Release of World's Easiest Home Art Studio Makes it Easy and Fun for Users to Create Paintings from their Favorite Photos or from Scratch OTTAWA, Ontario -- Sept. 27 -- Corel Corp. (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today unveiled Corel Painter(tm) Essentials 4, the latest release from the company's digital media portfolio. Based... (More)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

tape-rawfud.jpg PRESS RELEASE: RawWorkFlow Publishes 'Raw without Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt' Video Guide
14:21 EDT - Michael Tapes Creates an Easy and Rewarding Tutorial for Taking Better Photographs Using Raw MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Sept. 26 --, producers of the popular series of WhiBal Certified Gray Cards, is introducing a new video tutorial that makes shooting Raw so easy and natural that photographers and enthusiasts alike will wonder why they ever used any other camera mode. Produced and narrated... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Nikon Inc. appoints new president / CEO
13:21 EDT - From its US headquarters in Melville NY, Nikon Inc. yesterday announced the appointment of Yasuyuki Okamoto as its new president and chief executive officer.

Okamoto-san has been with the company for over 29 years, most recently serving as general manager and operating officer at the Marketing headquarters for the Imaging Company at Nikon Corp. In his new role,... (More)

fantasea.gif PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea Introduces Nikon Coolpix P5100 Housing
12:02 EDT - Fantasea FP-5000 Housing Provides Access to All Camera Controls and Functions Fantasea Line has announced that its FP-5000 housing is totally compatible with Nikon's new Coolpix digital camera, the P5100. The FP-5000 housing is fully functional, providing photographers with access to all camera functions. Depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet, this housing from Fantasea also features a new design and... (More)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CANON.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Cumulus Integration with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Live Demo at Apple Expo
18:39 EDT - Integration offers easy access to Cumulus catalogs, assets and their metadata, right from within Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications. (APPLE EXPO) PARIS, FRANCE, 25 SEP 2007-- Canto will demonstrate its Cumulus CS Companion product for the first time at Apple Expo today in the booth of Canto partner Idea7. Cumulus CS Companion is poised to substantially increase work group productivity by enabling... (More)

rk-d200.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes Nikon D200 Dbook
11:33 EDT - D80 Dbook to be published in November. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- September 25, 2007 -- Rocky Nook's newest publication, The Nikon D200 Dbook, is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to get the most from their Nikon camera. With 580 digital pages in Acrobat format, you will discover the fundamentals on all aspects of the digital image creation process: digital photography basics, taking pictures,... (More)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80!
20:03 EDT - The Sony Cyber-shot W80 is a compact bargain, including the hottest technology Sony has introduced in its 2007 lineup.

The Sony W80 has a Bionz processor that helps speed up its built-in face detection technology, Super SteadyShot, in-camera editing, and even adds an HD output socket. The Sony W80 does give away detail... (More)

Qimage updated to v2008.100
13:28 EDT - Popular Windows imaging utility Qimage has just been updated to a new version, v2008.100, we hear from author Mike Chaney today.

If you're not already familiar with Qimage, it's a program we've mentioned many times on this news page, and one which we rate as one of the most consistently useful (and frequently improved) shareware... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Introduces New Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements
09:08 EDT - Best-Selling Photo and Video Software Feature New Levels of Integration and Creativity SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 24, 2007 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two major upgrades to its digital photo and video software for consumers: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6 for Windows® & Adobe Premiere® Elements 4 for Windows. Tight integration and a shared Organizer, with... (More)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Nikon Coolpix S200. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S200!
10:14 EDT - Those on a budget looking for a slim, simple, take-anywhere digital camera might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S200.

This little silver camera manages to be modest and stylish at the same time. While you won't find manual exposure controls on the Nikon S200, you will find Nikon specialties like Best Shot Selector, D-Lighting,... (More)

Friday, September 21, 2007

DataRescue Updates PhotoRescue
5:58 EDT - DataRescue has updated PhotoRescue, its digital picture and digital photo data recovery solution, to version 3.1.1. The update adds support for recently released cameras, improves recovery and more. DataRescue's Pierre Vandevenne explained the changes, "As usual, we catch up with the specific file formats of the new cameras that have been released and try to improve recovery slightly. The old 'cardwiper'... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic HD study kicks off
14:23 EDT - Panasonic has started the ball rolling for its "Living in High Definition" program by announcing the first four of what will eventually be 30 participating families.

The program aims to show what the latest technologies have to offer the American consumer, and is notable for the expanse of products included. Each participating family receives a "large screen 1080p... (More)

NIKON.GIF Nikon Releases New Transfer and Viewer Apps
11:55 EDT - Nikon Transfer copies images while embedding info during the transfer. ViewNX displays NEF and JPEG images in three modes but also allows multiple image editing and rating.

Nikon has released two new free utilities for Mac OS X and Windows to transfer images from Nikon cameras to your computer and to view them in multiple modes with some basic editing features. Following... (More)

Dave Etchells on Shutterbug Radio today
10:54 EDT - Imaging Resource Founder and Publisher Dave Etchells will be making another appearance on the Shutterbug Magazine Radio Show this afternoon.

Dave will be talking to Shutterbug Radio host Jack Warren about digital camera care, as well as how to do an "incoming quality control check" on a newly received digital camera. The show broadcasts live... (More)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

NIKON.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Sponsors 'America At Home': Project to Capture Millions of Pictures That Define Life at Home in America
19:08 EDT - Nikon, in Association with, Provides 100 COOLPIX S51c Wi-Fi Digital Cameras to Help Photographers Capture and Share their Pictures of 'America At Home' MELVILLE, NY (Sept. 20) -- Nikon today announced its sponsorship of America at Home -- one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken to document and photograph the most important place in Americans' lives: Home. Starting this week,... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A700 digital SLR. Copyright © 2007, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sample Images posted for Sony Alpha A700!
17:35 EDT - Full test shots posted! We just received a production-level sample of the Sony A700, and have been busily shooting all our standard test shots with it.

These are now all uploaded and available via the thumbnail index page. Stay tuned over the next day or two for analysis of the Sony A700's test images and other test data, and for a collection of random... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: Co-Sponsors 100 Photographers For "America At Home" Project
14:28 EDT - In Association with Nikon, Professional Photographers Provided with Nikon COOLPIX S51c WiFi Digital Cameras to Document "What Home Means to Americans in the Beginning of the 21st Century" Burlingame, CA, September 19, 2007 -, the FotoNation spin-out company for Internet imaging products and services for the digital photography market, announced today that they are... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Launches "Giving Back" Program Via
14:24 EDT - SECAUCUS, N.J. (September 20, 2007) - Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company has launched the Panasonic Direct Giving Back e-business initiative. Giving Back allows consumers to direct a donation to a program sponsored by one of three leading environmental organizations. This initiative is operated at no additional cost to the consumer - the donation is made wholly by Panasonic. The option to donate... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Frame Suite Adds Texture Effect of Drawing on an Uneven Surface
11:21 EDT - AKVIS LLC announces the update of AKVIS Frame Suite v2.5 for Windows and Macintosh. The program applies frames and edge effects to pictures. A photo frame gives an image the final touch, makes it look complete and of artistic value. Version 2.5 offers one more effect Texture that allows imitating an image drawn on different surfaces, for example, canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc. Besides,... (More)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB 3.0
23:35 EDT - Popular USB Computer Connection Technology Expands performance with Proposed USB 3.0 Specification INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18 -- Intel Corp. and other industry leaders have formed the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to create a superspeed personal USB interconnect that can deliver over 10 times the speed of today's connection. The technology, also developed by HP, Microsoft Corp., NEC Corp.,... (More)

Epson's P-3000 handheld multimedia storage viewer. Courtesy of Epson, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: New Epson Photo Viewer Travel Pack enhances convenience, portability of Epson Multimedia Photo Storage Viewer
14:18 EDT - Accessory Kit is Free with Purchase of Epson P-5000 Long Beach, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2007 – As a leader of solutions for digital photographers, Epson America Inc. announces the Storage Viewer Travel Pack, a must-have companion to its popular line of multimedia storage viewers. Compatible with the Epson P-5000, P-3000, P-4000 and P-2000, the Travel Pack includes everything an on-the-go digital... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Grubba Software announces TrueGrain
11:12 EDT - Cary, North Carolina-September 18, 2007-Grubba Software today introduced TrueGrain, a professional creative tool for accurately recapturing the aesthetics of black & white film with digital photography. The TrueGrain software contains a library of grain samples and profiles for a number of classic film stocks, some of which are no longer available and are unlikely to be available in the future. TrueGrain... (More)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: America at Home: Millions of Simultaneous Snapshots Will Show What 'Home' Means to Americans
16:22 EDT - NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Sept. 17, in the course of a single week, 100 of the world's top photojournalists - and millions of amateur shutterbugs - will fan out around the United States to shoot digital photos of the most important place in their lives: Home. With America at Home, Rick Smolan and the team that produced A Day in the Life of America: America 24/7, 24 Hours in Cyberspace,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PhotoShelter Launches PhotoShelter Collection
15:00 EDT - The First Online Marketplace to Provide Professional and Amateur Photographers An Opportunity to Sell Their Images to Commercial Buyers; The PhotoShelter Collection Delivers a Simple Sales Platform, Fair Prices and Photo Editors to Professional Photographers and Flickr Users Alike NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sept. 18 -- PhotoShelter Inc, a trusted provider of state-of-the-art online archive and e-commerce solutions... (More)

Canon Releases EOS XTi/400D Firmware v1.1.1
10:53 EDT - Canon has updated the firmware for the EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS 400D DSLR.

The firmware update incorporates the following additional functions and corrections: Adds detailed information about three new lenses. Polish has been added as a new display language in the menu screens.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Prestigious International Underwater Photography & Video Competition Documents The Beauty and Delicacy of Our Oceans & Reefs
10:43 EDT - Call for Entries for Prestigious international Underwater Photography & Video Competition. Over $50,000 in Prizes, and Glory will be Awarded to Photographers and Videographers Around the World. New York, NY (September 17, 2007) -- Popular websites and, in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US, celebrate the beauty and... (More)

Monday, September 17, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: ZeboPhoto 2.0 for Macintosh Ships with Universal Binary and New Effects
19:54 EDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 18) -- Bobby Cronkhite Software today announced that ZeboPhoto 2.0, an update to its multipurpose image software for the Mac is now shipping. "The new effects in this version are great. I'm able to add a few effects and a caption to a photo, then drag it straight to an email," said Photographer Tommy Lee. Featured in the 2.0 release: • ZeboPhoto is now a Universal... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: With the Help of Products from Unibind, Ritz Camera Leverages Shift to Digital in Photo Retail Industry
13:30 EDT - Photo Book Manufacturer Helps National Photo Retailer to Retain Customers and Maximize Profits by Creating New Sources of Income ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Unibind announced its newly formed partnership with national photo retailer Ritz Camera Centers. Through the agreement, Ritz customers can make Unibind photo books in-store from their digital printouts using the latest technology... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation FaceTracker Now Available In Minton Digital Cameras
13:22 EDT - FaceTracker Locks Faces in Digital Cameras for Perfect Focus & Exposure - Even in Poor Lighting Burlingame, CA, September 17, 2007, -- FotoNation, Inc., a world-leading embedded imaging solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today that its award-winning patent-pending FaceTracker™ face detection and tracking technology for digital cameras is now... (More)

Sony DSC-T20. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20!
12:05 EDT - The Sony DSC-T20 is a stylish and inexpensive digital camera, featuring an 8 megapixel sensor, a powerful Bionz processor, smart face detection technology, and both high ISO sensitivity (to 3200) and image stabilization with Super SteadyShot.

Like other Sony cameras, the T20 sacrifices detail for color, especially at higher ISO settings. But that isn't really an issue with 4x6 prints or even images displayed on your monitor. Though small,... (More)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon PowerShot SD850 IS!
23:49 EDT - With its 8.0 megapixel CCD, 4x optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and well-designed user interface, the Canon PowerShot SD850 IS takes over top spot in the popular PowerShot line with a compact body style well suited for travel.

Exposure remains under automatic control, something novices will appreciate, and the Canon SD850's pre-programmed Scene modes help with more tricky subjects. But the SD850 doesn't compromise on performance.... (More)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Printer Review: HP Photosmart A626 Compact Printer
21:48 EDT - A gorgeous LCD with brains and 5x7 prints highlight this new compact printer.

It wasn't really that long ago that we fell in love with a Fargo 4x6 dye sub printer. Some of those 4x6 prints are still around but most of them have faded quite a bit. Somehow in the intervening years,... (More)

KoffeePhoto's logo. Click here to visit the KoffeePhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: KoffeePhoto, the online photo storage and sharing solution, gets easier, clearer and faster
15:09 EDT - KoffeePhoto, the free and unlimited online photo storage and sharing solution gets a new technical platform for an easier, clearer and faster user experience. Strasbourg, France - September 12th, 2007 - KoffeeWare unveils today a new version of KoffeePhoto, the online photo storage and sharing solution. KoffeePhoto perfectly targets the needs of photo storing and sharing within the scope of known... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Unique Camera Strap Has Pockets for Cell Phone or Digital Accessories
14:11 EDT - PocketPal Camera Straps™ Designed for Photographers on the go The Woodlands, Texas, September 13, 2007 – epic photo gear has just announced three unique camera straps with a twist – these straps all have two handy pockets – one for a cell phone and the other for camera batteries or memory cards. Vic Cherubini, President of epic photo gear was inspired to design the new straps... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Introduces PhotoTune 2.2 Software
13:20 EDT - New product incorporates newly acquired 20/20 Color MD 2.0 and SkinTune 2.0 plug-ins Portland, OR - September 14, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., introduces today PhotoTune 2.2 – an easy-to-use Adobe® Photoshop® plug-in incorporating the company’s newly acquired color-correction plug-ins – 20/20 Color MD™ 2.0 and SkinTune™ 2.0. "Having recently acquired... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Acquisition of PhotoTune Software
13:09 EDT - onOne Software adds patented image correction technology and skin color research to its product offerings Portland, OR - September 14, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., announces today the acquisition of Photoshop® plug-in company PhotoTune Software along with two of the company’s color-correction plug-ins – 20/20 Color MD™ 2.0 and SkinTune™ 2.0. “20/20 Color... (More)

Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter
11:17 EDT - The products are updated together to ensure Raw format settings compatibility.

Adobe has released Lightroom 1.2, Camera Raw 4.2 and DNG Converter 4.2 to support 14 new cameras. The products are updated together to ensure Raw format settings compatibility. New camera support includes:... (More)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Image Courtesy of Canon USA Test images posted for Canon EOS 40D!
14:00 EDT - We've been working with a production version of the new Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera and have posted some of our standard test images from the lab.

Like most of Canon's SLRs in this semi-pro series, our early impression of the EOS 40D is that it's a very conservative upgrade, despite the new feature set that includes Live View and an upgraded AF system.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Lucidiom Exec Richard Glomb to Chair CEA's Digital Imaging Division
10:16 EDT - Consumer Electronics Association Names New Leadership for Digital Imaging Initiatives Vienna, Virginia, USA, September 13, 2007 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Digital Imaging Division Board voted Lucidiom Vice-President of Business Development Richard Glomb as chairman. Glomb previously served as vice-chairman of the division. CEA's Digital Imaging Division supports the growth and profitability... (More)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nikon Coolpix S50. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S50!
23:57 EDT - Lacking only the WiFi of its sister, the Nikon Coolpix S50 is the same camera as the silver S50c, except that it's available in black, red, and brown.

Its 7.2 megapixel CCD, 3x folded optical zoom lens with vibration reduction, and large, 3.0 inch LCD are now a standard staple of slim, pocket digital cameras. Nikon has its own mix of niceties thrown... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: America at Home: Millions of Simultaneous Snapshots Will Show What 'Home' Means to Americans
22:40 EDT - NEW YORK, Sept. 12 -- Beginning Sept. 17, in the course of a single week, 100 of the world's top photojournalists -- and millions of amateur shutterbugs -- will fan out around the United States to shoot digital photos of the most important place in their lives: Home. With America at Home, Rick Smolan and the team that produced A Day in the Life of America: America 24x7 24 Hours in Cyberspace and One... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Photographers Get Advice for Taking Better Photos on Kingston Technology's 'Icons of Photography' Microsite
19:05 EDT - World-Class Photographers Review Photographs in Latest Round of 'Critique My Image' Fountain Valley, CA -- September 12, 2007 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has posted a new series of photographs submitted by aspiring photographers from around the globe that were critiqued by its world-class 'Icons of Photography' members.... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Selected By Sony Professional Printer Group To Provide Red-Eye Solutions For New Products
14:49 EDT - New Sony Printers, Sony Picture Station Kiosks, and Software to Incorporate New Technology Burlingame, CA, September 12, 2007 -- FotoNation, Inc. (, a world-leading imaging solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today that it has been selected by Sony’s Professional Printer Group to provide its award winning digital Red-Eye Correction technology... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! Two new lens tests posted on
14:38 EDT - Two new lenses today, a middle-of-the-road Nikon Tele Zoom and a fantastic Sigma short-tele macro.

Two new updates today, greatly delayed by the recent flurry of major SLR announcements we had to cover over on There may be light at the end of the posting tunnel though. New lenses... (More)

Nikon Coolpix S50c. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S50c!
11:00 EDT - The Nikon S50c is a beautiful digital camera. It's compact. It has a great LCD. The Coolpix S50c even has WiFi.

Nikon has even given the Nikon S50c a real Zoom lever and a nice Shutter button. Toss in a Vibration Reduction lens, D-Lighting, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and Face Priority autofocus, and you have a full... (More)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Trendy GE digital cameras take root in Latin America, starting with style-loving São Paulo
16:00 EDT - TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2007) - Already a major player in North America, GE's stylish new line of digital cameras made a grand entrance into Latin America today in São Paulo, Brazil. General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for the GE-branded cameras, conducted a mid-day news conference at the ultra-chic Hotel Unique in S�o Paulo, a high-altitude city in love with high design.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photographers Benefit from Next-Generation Workflow Management with ACDSee Pro 2
12:19 EDT - Powerful camera RAW processing, flexible cataloging and advanced editing features make new ACDSee Pro 2 the ultimate all-in-one photo management tool VICTORIA, British Columbia -- September 11, 2007 -- ACD Systems International Inc. has put a new level of control and convenience into photographers' hands with the release of ACDSee Pro 2, featuring next-generation workflow management and RAW processing... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Make "Wow!" Presentations without Doing Anything
11:58 EDT - MOSCOW, Russia - September 10, 2007: FirmTools today announces "Photo MC 1.0", a new software product add-on for Windows Explorer. Once installed, it lets you view and organize images instantly without stepping out of the Explorer window to run additional mammoth software. But the coolest function in it is a pan-and-zoom slide show, allowing you to create gorgeous photo presentations without doing... (More)

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Launches Pentaxian Website
11:51 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (September 6, 2007) ... PENTAX Imaging Company announced today the launch of a community-based website developed for PENTAX photographers. The new website,, welcomes visitors from around the world. "The term 'Pentaxian' is used widely by PENTAX photographers who describe themselves on various web photo forums," said Ned Bunnell, vice president marketing, PENTAX Imaging... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Technology Ships In More Than Half Of Digital Cameras Sold In 2007
11:42 EDT - Red-Eye and FaceTrackerTM Lead in Industry Adoption Burlingame, CA, September 11, 2007 - FotoNation, Inc. (, a world leading embedded imaging solutions provider for the digital photography industry, announced today that its award-winning Red-Eye and FaceTracker advanced imaging technologies are installed in more than one out of every two digital cameras sold today. FotoNation... (More)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd!
23:20 EDT - The Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd is an ultracompact digital camera with style, one that brings some unique features to the table.

Including fast face detection that works before and after capture, intelligent flash that considers focus distance, and natural light shooting with a flash backup, the Fuji Z5fd has just what you need... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Releases Coloriage 5.0 in Standalone Edition
14:27 EDT - AKVIS LLC has updated Coloriage, its cutting edge technology for automatic B&W photo colorization. Version 5.0 of AKVIS Coloriage is now available as a standalone application and as plugin to a photo editor. To add color to black and white photos or recolor areas on a photo with AKVIS Coloriage is as easy as handling a coloring book. In fact, "coloriage" means a coloring book in French. The colorizing... (More)

Epson logo. PRESS RELEASE: Epson America announces new line of Stylus Pro wide format printers - Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and 9880 featuring Ultrachrome K3 with new "Vivid Magenta" ink
12:02 EDT - Epson America Also Unveils New Web Site ( designed to Showcase all Epson Stylus Pro Products for Creative Professionals. LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2007 - Epson America Inc. today announced three new wide format printers for creative professionals, commercial print shops and photographic labs with the Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and 9880. These new models are designed... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Epson America expands its professional line of printers to 64-inch wide format with introduction of Epson Stylus Pro 11880 featuring new micropiezo tfp print head technology
12:01 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2007 - Epson America Inc. today announced its first 64-inch wide format printer for creative professionals, commercial print shops and photographic labs with the Epson StylusR Pro 11880. Not only is this printer designed to produce levels of image quality that exceed our previous best, but it does so with print speeds that are up to two times faster than any other Stylus... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Norcent Announces the Compact and Feature-Rich DCC-725 is Now Shipping
11:27 EDT - Offers Crisp, Clear 7.0 MP Images and a Large 2.5" LCD Display San Dimas, Calif., -- September 05, 2007 - Norcent, a marketer of high-quality, value-oriented home entertainment products, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its growing line-up of outstanding feature-packed digital cameras, the DCC-725, is now shipping. The camera offers many convenience and customization options to turn even... (More)

Friday, September 7, 2007

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition
12:19 EDT - New software plug-ins utilize the power of Photoshop® Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation Las Vegas, NV - September 6, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., announces today two new digital imaging software plug-ins – PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software’s new PhotoTools is a flexible yet... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of More Than 100 Free PhotoPresets for Adobe® Camera RAW
12:11 EDT - Free presets created by Photoshop Guru and Instructor Jack Davis Las Vegas, NV - September 6, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of over 100 free customized presets for Adobe Camera RAW 4.1 (ACR) created by Photoshop Guru and Instructor Jack Davis for onOne Software. Just like the 85 presets previously released by onOne Software for Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom™,... (More)

Nack Posts Photoshop Express Screenshot
00:33 EDT - Adobe Senior Vice President John Loicono demoed the Web app at Photoshop World.

On his blog, Photoshop Product Manager John Nack reported late Thursday that "the crowd at Photoshop World got a quick preview of Photoshop Express, a new application currently in development at Adobe."... (More)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

ightzone.jpg PRESS RELEASE: LightZone 3.1 Adds Rapid Precision Digital Photo-Editing, with Color and Luminosity Based Selections
16:22 EDT - Users Quickly Transform Original Images into Artistic Photos PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Sept. 6 -- Light Crafts, creator of LightZone photo-editing software, today announced general availability of LightZone version 3.1. The release includes new capabilities for quickly changing the look of objects within a photograph, determined by color or luminosity. With a single operation, users can now change the... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A700 digital SLR. Copyright © 2007, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sony A700 DSLR unveiled, previewed
00:01 EDT - Sony has today unveiled a new Alpha-series single-lens reflex digital camera with twelve megapixel resolution from a new CMOS sensor with analog-to-digital conversion and noise reduction on-chip.

The Sony A700's "Exmor"-branded imager takes a dual-pronged approach to noise reduction, with separate stages both before and after the A/D conversion takes place. It is mounted on a moveable... (More)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

iPod Touch Frames Your Photos
16:53 EDT - It's an Apple TV for your pocket.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple introduced the iPod touch today, an iPod with the iPhone interface. While the 8mm-thick device that looks very much like an iPhone made news for its music and video capabilities... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Updates 'Image Moments 8' Digital Photo Frame
15:17 EDT - Custom Framing with Interchangeable Frames, Wall-Mounting, & Landscape/Portrait Positioning LOS ANGELES -- Sept. 5 -- Digital Foci, Inc. ( has announced that it will introduce a new version of the award-winning Image Moments 8 digital photo album frame at the Decor Expo, held Sept. 7-9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Based on the previous version of Image Moments Model IMT-081 (winner... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Corel Announces Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
15:06 EDT - New Release Makes Powerful Photo Editing Even Easier and Faster with the All New Express Lab, Intuitive Learning Center, Expanded Raw Support and a Brand New Look and Feel OTTAWA -- Sept. 5 -- Corel Corp. (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced the launch of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, a major new product release from its... (More)

Canon PowerShot TX1. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon PowerShot TX1!
14:33 EDT - Canon's TX1 is a hybrid digital camera that is surprisingly good at taking stills or video.

Its 7.1 megapixel images are crisp, if a little oversaturated, and its HD video capture capability is encouraged by the included component video cable. Video from the Canon TX1 is nothing short of high... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Bibble Labs Updates Bibble for Canon 40D
11:11 EDT - Support for sRaw and tethered shooting highlight the maintenance release. The Bibble Labs Team has announced the released of Bibble 4.9.8e from the company's Web page at "This maintenance release includes full support for the new Canon 40D including sRaw and tethered shooting. We are glad to again be one of the first 3rd parties to provide support for this exciting camera.... (More)

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Announces Beta Release Of Capture One 4
10:36 EDT - COPENHAGEN - August 30, 2007 - Phase One today announced the beta release of Capture One 4 - the next generation of Capture One 3 LE -- RAW workflow software that helps professional photographers to achieve superior image quality. Capture One 4 is a new application building on cutting-edge technology, a new architecture, and what users found best from previous generations of Capture One. The first... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Imaging America Appoints Vice President, Marketing
00:14 EDT - CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (Sept. 4, 2007) - Olympus, a precision technology leader creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, h as appointed Michael J. Hunter as Vice President of Marketing for Olympus Imaging America Inc., the company that manages Olympus' award-winning Imaging products business for consumer and professional markets throughout... (More)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: New Ultra-Fast CP-9800DW Digital Photo Printer From Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Imaging Products Is Now Shipping
15:58 EDT - IRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2007 - Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Imaging Products today announced it is now shipping the new ultra-fast, high volume CP-9800DW digital photo printer. Providing the most advanced technology in digital printing, the Mitsubishi CP-9800DW quickly produces prints with exceptional resolution and clarity for use by professional photographers in the field, as well... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: Vertus And Dxo Labs Partner To Offer The Industry's Best Masking And Image Refinement Tools In A Single Discounted Package
14:11 EDT - Vertus’ New Fluid Mask 3 and DxO Labs’ DxO Optics Pro or DxO FilmPack Products Will Be Available in a Bundled Package for a Limited Time Only BOSTON, MA & PARIS, FRANCE – September 4, 2007 – Vertus, the graphics and imaging software division of Heligon, a technology business specializing in image data interpretation, in partnership with DxO Labs, producers of solutions... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Improve Underexposed and Overexposed Pictures with AKVIS Enhancer. Now with HDR-Technology!
14:03 EDT - AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer v.7.0 for Windows and Macintosh. Now the program supports HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging). The new version is available as a stand-alone application and as a plugin to a photo editor. If one takes a photo of a black cat in a dark room the result can be far from ideal. Or if you make a photo of a beautiful view but the automatic settings focus on... (More)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nikon Cookpix L12. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Nikon Coolpix L12!
23:22 EDT - The Nikon Coolpix L12 doesn't look like a digital camera made for kids but it's priced just right for them.

And, with its optically stabilized lens, it's a great deal on a digital camera for anyone who enjoys composing images, and capturing the moment without having to worry about photographic science. But... (More)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

HP and Kodak Make Some Quiet News
13:01 EDT - The two companies advanced issues of no small significance to ordinary snapshooters this week. After visiting with both companies recently, we review each of them in depth.

SAN FRANCISCO -- This week's product announcements by Hewlett-Packard and Kodak were overshadowed by the introductions of Canon's 40D and Nikon's full-size sensor 3D and its D300 dSLR, to name just two... (More)

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