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Shutterbug Staff May 18, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., maker of PowerEx brand batteries and chargers, Has launched
its latest 2700 mAh NiMH AA rechargeable batteries, the highest yet from the
company. These batteries are designed to provide maximum run time in power intensive
applications such as digital cameras, MP3 Players, PDA's, hand-held games,
portable CD players, flashlights, etc. The low-impedance design allows the batteries
to deliver a tremendous amount of energy in a short period of time, making them
ideal for devices like camera flash units that require short recycle time.

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Shutterbug Staff May 17, 2006 0 comments

ACD Systems International Inc.has announced updates to its two flagship products,
ACDSee 8 Photo Manager and ACDSee Pro Photo Manager. The enhancements are designed
to improve speed, performance and productivity, and include advanced support
for RAW formats.

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Shutterbug Staff May 16, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya-OP, in Japan, who has three business divisions including Camera, Golf,
and Electronic Equipment, has recently announced that its Camera Division will
be transferred to a new company to be called Mamiya Digital Imaging.
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Shutterbug Staff May 15, 2006 0 comments

Boasting more than 2,000 cubic inches of possible storage space, the Pelican
1440 features a unique top loading design that gives immediate, easy access
to its contents. Standard features include stainless steel, ball-bearing, polyurethane
wheels; an extra-long, telescoping, metal handle for easy transport; and rubberized
top and side grips for maximum comfort. The case also features stainless steel
reinforced padlock protectors for added defense against cutting and theft.

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Shutterbug Staff May 12, 2006 0 comments

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) has introduced the world's first three-quarter
Terabyte external hard drive - the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive.
What previously would have resided on multiple hard drives in a large enclosure
on the floor has now been replaced by Seagate with a sleek, stylish desktop design
that takes up as little space as a tape dispenser.



The Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive includes easy-to-use backup software
that protects your system and data files with a simple touch of a button on the
drive. The Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive also includes USB 2.0 and Firewire 1394
connections to provide a wide range of connectivity choices. The unit has a non-slip
stand for vertical desktop placement plus the ability to stack multiple drives
on top of one another, creating a massive, multi-Terabyte desktop storage system
in approximately a 7 by 7 inch footprint.
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Shutterbug Staff May 11, 2006 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, in its continuing efforts to showcase the works
of black-and-white photographic masters, brings Mr. Gil Garcetti's Frozen
Music to its Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography. With his stunningly
powerful images--some as large as four by six feet--Mr. Garcetti captures
the powerful aesthetic of Frank O. Gehry's architectural masterpiece, the
Walt Disney Concert Hall.



Viewers are treated to a unique insider's look at this breathtaking building
as it was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles, California. With this show,
Mr. Garcetti, who retired as the Los Angeles County District Attorney in 2000,
establishes himself as a serious photographic talent. The opening reception is
from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on May 11, 2006 at Freestyle's Creative Center for
Photography Gallery, 5124 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California.



· Exhibition Dates: May 11 -- June 16, 2006.



· Reception and Book Signing. Meet Mr. Garcetti as we unveil his stunning
exhibition on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. No reservations required.
Admission is Free.



· Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00--6:00. Sat 9:30--4:30,
Sun. 10:30--4:30



Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Freestyle's Creative Center for Photography,
and the Freestyle Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals work closely to
promote the advancement of fine-art photography through exhibits, lectures, workshops
and innovative photographic products.



Established in 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies is a leading retail, mail
order and internet provider of photographic supplies and equipment nationwide.
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Shutterbug Staff May 05, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EX-Z1000, the latest addition
to CASIO's series of EXILIM ZOOM digital cameras. The EX-Z1000 features
a new wide-format Super Bright LCD display. CASIO makes the most of this extra
screen space to offer new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle
and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls. The
EX-Z1000 has an effective 10.1 million pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch
format, high resolution CCD. The EX-Z1000's LCD display is a 2.8-inch
monitor in wide format. The EX-Z1000 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99
and will be available at retail in June.



www.casio.com

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Shutterbug Staff May 04, 2006 0 comments

The Plugin Site (www.thepluginsite.com)
has released the MacOS X version of LightMachine, a plugin for performing all
kinds of light adjustments in photos.
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Shutterbug Staff May 03, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya O/P has announced that it's Optical Equipment Division, manufacturer
of leading medium format cameras and lenses will be transferred to a new company.
The new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd. was formed by Cosmos Scientific
Systems,Inc., a leading company in IT technology.

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Shutterbug Staff May 02, 2006 0 comments

Pictage has unveiled their Album Designer 2.0, the latest version of its online
album designer tool. The Pictage Album Designer 2.0 will be available to all professional
photographers partnered with Pictage. A.D. 2.0 is an online application requiring
absolutely no downloading; and, since it was created using the latest AJAX technology,
it's compatible across multiple platforms.
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Shutterbug Staff May 01, 2006 0 comments

DigiGear, Inc.'s EZ3D Photo Print gives anyone the ability to take any
digital photo and turn it into a 3D photo in three EZ steps and in just minutes.
EZ3D Photo Print comes complete with everything you need to get started. (However,
you will need a Windows based computer, and photo-quality printer, and photo
paper works best.) At the center of the product is the EZ3D Photo Print software,
which is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP operating systems. Once
loaded on the PC, all you have to do is to open the EZ3D software, select your
image you wish to make 3D and import the image into the EZ3D software. Then
the next step is to use the built-in rendering tool to outline the item in the
photo you wish to make 3D. After you have done this, all you do is hit "print"
and your EZ3D image will print out on your printer. Now just take this digital
print and mount it behind the included EZ3D Photo lens and place it in the EZ3D
frame and you now have your favorite EZ3D photo.

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Shutterbug Staff Apr 28, 2006 0 comments

GretagMacbeth has announced an all-new, high-end professional version of its
award-winning Eye-One Display 2 monitor calibration solution. Eye-One Display
2 is said to set a new standard, delivering unparalleled functionality for high-end
professional results. At the same time, GretagMacbeth is pleased to announce
the new Eye-One Display LT for budget conscious professionals just getting started
with color management.



Both of the new Eye-One Display solutions feature the professional Eye-One Display
measurement device. The new functionality in the Eye-One solutions is a result
of the new Eye-One Match 3.6 software that is included with the devices, making
it ideal for both new users as well as existing Eye-One Display 2 and Eye-One
Pro users who want to gain more from their investment.



Eye-One Display 2 provides enhanced Workgroup Match capabilities for anyone
who needs to match multiple monitors - either within their own studio or in
a collaborative production environment including their customers and suppliers
- to ensure consistent on-screen color viewing throughout the production workflow.
Calibration parameters can be extracted from an existing GretagMacbeth monitor
profile and used as a baseline for all of the monitors in a workgroup - thus
ensuring the highest level of consistency from monitor to monitor. Users can
also define custom gamma, white point and luminance settings for their profiles
to meet their exact requirements.



With Eye-One Display 2, users can utilize the Ambient Check and Match functions
to take precise measurements of the ambient light in their environment to ensure
that their standard viewing conditions remain consistent - ideal for professional
designers and photographers who want an accurate match between their light box
and their monitor. And now users can incorporate ambient light data into their
profiles for a better correlation between their monitor and studio or any other
viewing conditions, such as a gallery where their images will be displayed.




Eye-One Display 2 also provides a number of new tools to help speed the profiling
process and help users evaluate the quality of their profiles and monitor, including
Push-Button Calibration, a fully automatic calibration for popular monitors,
a before and after image for assessing profile quality, as well as Validation
- monitor trend data which helps users track the overall performance of their
monitors. Current Eye-One Display 2 owners can benefit from all the new Eye-One
Display 2 enhancements by simply downloading the new Eye-One Match 3.6 software.



The new Eye-One Display LT solution provides the perfect entry point for professionals
who are investing in monitor calibration for the first time. It enables a basic
set of functionality within the new version of Eye-One Match 3.6 that provides
users with the possibility to calibrate their monitors and adjust the color
on-screen with a few simple clicks. Features include push-button monitor calibration,
profile creation using predefined gamma and white point settings, the ability
to check ambient light conditions and a before and after image for assessing
profile quality. If a user wants to upgrade their Eye-One Display LT to an Eye-One
Display 2, they can do so at any time simply by purchasing a license code to
enable the full Eye-One Match 3.6 functionality.



Pricing, Availability, Compatibility and Upgrades

The new Eye-One Display 2 will continue to have a list price of $249. Eye-One
Display LT is list priced at $169. Both products are compatible with Mac OS
X (10.3 or higher) and Windows 2000, XP and x64. Current owners of Eye-One Display
2 and Eye-One Pro solutions (including Eye-One Design, Eye-One Photo, etc.)
can download the new Eye-One Match 3.6 software for FREE from gretagmacbeth.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Apr 27, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has introduced the Kingston U3 DataTraveler,
a U3 powered smart drive. Available in capacities up to 2 GB and smaller than
a pack of gum, the latest Kingston U3 DataTraveler features software to help
file, organize and share photos; automatically populate forms; generate, manage
and secure passwords; and read and interact with digital publications.

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Shutterbug Staff Apr 26, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has introduced the KODAK EASYSHARE V610 dual lens digital
camera, the world's smallest 10X (38 -- 380 mm equiv.) optical zoom
camera at less than an inch thick. Using KODAK RETINA Dual Lens technology,
the pocket-size V610 camera combines two SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON all-glass,
non-protruding prism lenses to deliver a long zoom range -- a first for
a camera so small (just 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches).

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Shutterbug Staff Apr 26, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the availability of a Software Developer's
Kit (SDK) for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), an industry-wide initiative
to create a universal file format for solving workflow and archiving issues.
DNG SDK provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support
for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging
applications. DNG SDK serves as a crucial starting point for adding DNG support
to imaging applications and allows camera manufacturers to incorporate native
DNG support to their cameras.

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