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Shutterbug Staff Jul 20, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the Kodak Easyshare P712 zoom digital camera.
The camera features a 12X (36 -- 432 mm equiv.), image-stabilized, f2.8
-- f/3.7, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens that delivers exquisite detail
and sharpness. Optical image stabilization provides a two-stop advantage over
non-image stabilized systems for better capturing subjects in low light for
both stills and video. It also minimizes handheld camera shake at longer focal
lengths. TV-quality, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound (MPEG4) is available
as are on-camera video editing functions, including split, cut, merge and trim,
plus the ability to create single-frame or multi-frame "storyboard"
still pictures.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 19, 2006 0 comments

A joint venture between Rolleiflex and Horseman has announced one of the widest
angle cameras on the market, the Horseman SW-D Pro, which also accepts digital
camera backs. The Horseman's new design allows users to shoot with a 24mm lens
unit with any digital back equipped with a Hasselblad V mount.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 18, 2006 0 comments

Sabio Storage has announced that its Sabio CM-4 Network Attached Storage system
is being marketed by Backdrop Outlet. The Sabio CM-4 is said to provides high-capacity
recoverable data storage in an easy-to-use and cost-effective package. It is
simple and intuitive, so it's ideal for professional and amateur photographers
who need recoverable data storage, but don't have an IT department to
manage it.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 14, 2006 0 comments

X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq: XRIT) has introduced MonacoQCcolor version 1.5.
This update provides significant improvements to the performance of X-Rite's
software suite for verifying and analyzing color proofs in both local and remote
proofing environments.



Among other enhancements, the new version 1.5 incorporates a custom
label designer that allows users to customize the verification label
content for extended reporting capability. The redesigned server and
database structure improve stability and speed of data transmission over
the MonacoQCcolor network.



MonacoQCcolor software allows printers to define target printing
conditions, set the tolerances they wish to operate within, and quickly
measure print results for pass/fail analysis. The software has
applications across the imaging marketplace, in printing, graphic
design, fine art reproduction, and professional photography.



Available in both desktop and network versions, MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is
ideal for internal proof validation by printers who need to maintain a
high level of color consistency, as well as for remote proofing by
customers who need to ensure that their proofs meet specifications
before forwarding them to their printing vendor.



The desktop edition provides an easy to use pass/fail client and
includes industry-standard target and tolerance values for SWOP and
GRACoL printing. Users can buy X-Rite's ColorShop X software separately
to build custom workflow references.



Enhancements incorporated within MonacoQCcolor 1.5 include:

New label designer. In response to user requests, MonacoQCcolor 1.5
includes a built-in label designer to customize proof verification
stickers. Users can customize label size, as well as choose what target
attributes, graphics and text to include.



Upgraded server and database structure. The entire server and database
structures have been redesigned to deliver greater connection stability
and faster data retrieval.



Improved interface. The application interface has a cleaner look, yet remains
functionally similar to its predecessor. Consequently, users of MonacoQCcolor
1.4 will experience an easy transition to 1.5.



New administration tools. The administration tools have been segregated
from the server so users can now administer user privileges either on
the server or from a remote location without the need for additional
software. Built-in migration tools allow version 1.4 users to transfer
data easily into 1.5.



New sample database. For desktop edition users, the system comes with
updated GRACoL and SWOP references, as well as FOGRA target references,
to provide more industry standards to verify workflow against right out
of the box. Network users may load these sample targets into their
databases using the administration tools.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is also included within the Pulse QC Ensemble from
X-Rite, which bundles software with the Pulse Spectrophotometer --
X-Rite`s latest technology for measuring output. The Pulse QC Ensemble
provides all the necessary tools to ensure color consistency from job to
job.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is a free upgrade for current users. For more information visit:
http://www.xrite.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 12, 2006 0 comments

PocketWizard
has introduced their new Plus II Transceiver. The Plus II offers all the popular
features of the PLUS Transmitter/Receiver system at an affordable price. Current
PocketWizard owners will also appreciate that it's compatible with all PocketWizard
radios past and present; it is also part of the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom
system.
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Shutterbug Staff Jul 12, 2006 0 comments

For a limited time only, Cerious Software is offering competitive upgrades
from ACDsee, ACDsee Pro, CompuPIC, Cumulus, ImageAXS and Portfolio. For single-user
licenses, you can purchase ThumbsPlus Pro for $59.95or ThumbsPlus Standard for
$29.95. For single-user licenses, they don't even require proof, saying that
would be too much trouble for you and too much work for them. Order here: https://phlipper.cerious.com/compupg7.shtml

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 10, 2006 0 comments

PhotoFiddle.com allows visitors to upload pictures on their computers and transform
the image into a watercolor, pop art, collage, oil painting, and many other
artistic treatments. The image can then be ordered for home delivery as a stretched
piece of artwork on museum-quality canvas. The artwork is even delivered with
a pair of white gloves included so as to not damage the delicacy of the final
work. There are various framing options and sizes available, making photographs
that have been "PhotoFiddled" a unique gift.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 06, 2006 0 comments

Will
Crockett, founder of ShootSmarter.com, ShootSmarter University and producer of
educational DVDs, has just released a 3rd level in a series of Digital Portrait
Lighting DVDs entitled Digital Portrait Lighting 3.



This 62-minute DVD features author, speaker, hands-on instructor and photographer
Christopher Grey. His friendly and easy-to-follow teaching style along with his
passion for photography are just what's needed to provide the "nuts-n-bolts"
necessary for photographers to jump-start their digital studio.
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Shutterbug Staff Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

dotPhoto has announced www.dotPhoto.com, a comprehensive multimedia and photo-sharing
site, which is said to automatically build communities for consumer photographers
by providing a forum where they share life's stories through their images.
The new dotPhoto.com has a redesigned `unified interface' that makes
it easy to access its features, such as My dotPhoto, My Albums, My Shows, My
Projects, and My Web Site. Other options include community photo sharing with
Top Picks, and merchandising opportunities with unique, theme-based products.
There are also in-depth, easy-to-use editing tools work on both Macs and PCs.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 28, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced an update to the public
beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional
photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes
of images. The latest version adds features suggested by beta testers that allow
greater control over export size and resolution, refined metadata selection with
print output and RGB value readouts for greater editing precision.



New to the Develop module are Before and After preview tools and History features
that allow a photographer to quickly preview and track changes, more control over
the size and resolution of exported photos. A new dedicated Web module provides
a rich web content editing experience and live previews of HTML and Flash output.
Other features include resolution control in the Export module, an additional
Straighten tool to correct camera angle issues, Keyword import and export, the
ability to save module settings with collections or shoots. Auto Import or Hot
Folder support allows photographers to automatically add images to the Lightroom
Library from a specified directory.



"We'd like to thank our early beta testers, and encourage more user
participation in helping us build a final product that best serves photographers'
unique needs," said Dave Story, vice president of product development for
Digital Imaging at Adobe. "We will build upon the success of the public
beta program with the release of a Windows version this summer."



With its modular and task-based environment, Lightroom beta delivers tools for
a complete photography workflow. Leveraging industry-leading Adobe Camera Raw
3.4 technology, Lightroom now supports over 120 native raw file formats. New camera
models supported by this beta are Canon EOS 30D, Epson R-D1s, Leaf Aptus 65 and
Aptus 75, Olympus EVOLT E-330 and SP-320, Pentax *ist DL2 and Samsung GX-1S. Once
images are imported, they can be showcased via slideshows, complete with music,
as well as drop shadows, borders, Identity Plates and different colored backgrounds.



During Lightroom's public beta period modules and features will be added
or changed based on the necessity and priority within digital photography workflows.



Lightroom beta 3.0 for Macintosh OSX Tiger (10.4.3), a universal binary application
that runs on both Power PC and Intel Macs, is available for free download from
the Adobe Labs Web site at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom.


Recommended system requirements are Macintosh OSX 10.4.3, 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor,
768 MB RAM and 1024x768 resolution screen. The final shipping version will be
released in late 2006. A Windows version of Lightroom beta will be available for
download this summer. Further details around pricing, system requirements and
availability have yet to be determined.
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Shutterbug Staff Jun 26, 2006 0 comments

The Tenba Air Case line of lightweight, shippable equipment transport cases
has been further enhanced by the introduction of an exclusive Datapanel identification
system that facilitates faster, easier and more reliable shipping, tracking,
tracing and identification. The new feature will be supplied as standard equipment
on those Air Case models and sizes typically used for equipment shipping, rental
houses and similar applications.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 16, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
announced that award-winning sports photographer Peter Read Miller will be the
featured photographer on Kingston's Icons of Photography Web site beginning
today. Each month, Kingston® spotlights a world-class photographer who provides
helpful tips and interesting anecdotes for taking better pictures. Whether they're
providing a unique process or special trick that gives them a competitive edge,
or an explanation of how to make digital imaging a natural part of their workflow,
these accomplished icons deliver useful suggestions that photo enthusiasts at
all levels can apply to their photography.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 16, 2006 0 comments

Those of you who are regular readers of Shutterbug and visitors to shutterbug.com
know that our magazine and website offer more than comprehensive product reviews
and in-depth instructional tutorials for advanced amateur and professional photographers.
While our primary mission is to enhance your techniques and help you make informed
purchasing decisions, our printed and electronic products also represent a vibrant
photographic community where you can view the work of notable photographers,
gain insight from Editor George Schaub and our popular columnists, communicate
with one another through our forums, and even post your own images on our galleries.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 15, 2006 0 comments

Rick Sammon's latest interactive DVD -- Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the
Portrait and Wedding Photographer -- is the latest DVD available on www.rickspixelmagic.com.
The info-packed DVD includes 20 lessons that make learning fast and fun. Lessons
include: Saving Face, Hand-Coloring, Layer Masks, Creative Studio Color, and
Add a Key Light. The lessons are presented as QuickTime movies that capture
Rick's voice and his on-screen enhancements. It's like having Rick right
there with you, showing you each step of the process. Using QuickTime technology,
users can stop the movies and go "back in time" if they miss a step
in the enhancement process.



The interactive DVD is available for $39.95 (plus shipping and handling). For
more information on Rick's Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the Portrait and Wedding
Photographer, as well as his other DVDs, see www.rickspixelmagic.com.