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Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2008 0 comments

PictureCode today released the Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple's
photo editing and management software. The Noise Ninja plug-in allows Aperture
users to take advantage of powerful technology to remove noise and grain from
digital images without having to leave Aperture.

Noise Ninja is ideal for low-light or fast-action shooting situations --
including news, sports, wedding, and event coverage -- where high-ISO photography
is required and the resulting noise compromises the image. Using patent-pending
technology developed by a former professor of computer science, Noise Ninja's
powerful, best-of-breed technology yields an unmatched balance of noise suppression
and detail preservation, achieving natural-looking results with excellent avoidance
of artifacts.


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Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2008 0 comments

Lowepro announces the launch of Flipside 400 AW, a high-performance camera
backpack designed with a large capacity, premium security, all-day comfort,
plus protection from the elements.

400 AW features a unique back-entry compartment that provides easy access to
gear when setting up--keeping the harness off the ground and clean--plus
extra security when on the move. With access to gear placed in the rear of the
backpack, roving hands are discouraged from reaching into the bag. With the
padded waistbelt secured, gear is quickly reached by rotating the entire bag
to the front, offering hands-free use and providing a stable work platform while
changing batteries, memory cards or setting up for the next shot. To protect
expensive gear from the elements, the Flipside 400 AW includes Lowepro's
patented, built-in All Weather Cover.


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Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2008 0 comments

Phase One A/S announced the P 65+ digital back and the P 65+ camera system
based on Sensor+ CCD technology co-developed with DALSA Semiconductor. This
patent-pending, Sensor+ technology represents a significant advancement in image
capture. The chip platform offers the most demanding photographers upgradeable
CCD functions, ensuring a longer lifespan for their digital back investments.


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Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2008 0 comments

In this DVD, acclaimed glamour photographer Jason Cole takes you on a journey
behind the scenes into the world of the professional glamour photographer. Jason
has photographed glamour for some of the biggest Australian glamour magazines,
including FHM and Ralph Magazine. This instructional DVD is a hands-on DVD and
takes you behind the camera on location. You learn all about basic and advanced
lighting setups, instructing and interacting with the models, setting up shoots
for magazine submissions and a lot of smaller things along the way that make
for a much more polished photo. Six months in the making, the DVD covers a studio
shoot, a location shoot (garage -- mechanic type theme) and two beach locations
under different shooting conditions.


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Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Earlier this year, Sony became the most prolific D-SLR manufacturer by announcing four cameras within a two-week period. This included a pro model, due later this year, that had scant specs available at press time. I was able to extensively test the other three, which are quite similar in that they all start from the same "base": the entry-level 10-megapixel A200...

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Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability
of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox
for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With
new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive
localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2
is said to be a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to


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Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2008 0 comments

PictoColor announces the release of CorrectPhoto 3.1, its popular, easy to use
digital photo editor. CorrectPhoto 3.1 features PictoColor's OneClick Color technology
that instantly gives every digital photo the color of life or creates a stunning
black and white or sepia tone picture. With just one click, anyone can remove
an unwanted color cast, improve the exposure and increase the vibrancy of all
of their digital pictures. And, with a single click a color photo can be instantly
turned into black and white or sepia tone picture.

Plus, with its collection of other essential photo tools such as rotation, cropping,
cropping to standard print sizes, resizing, removing red-eye, and sharpening,
CorrectPhoto helps users turn average snapshots into great photos in seconds.

CorrectPhoto takes the guess work out of color correction with PictoColor's OneClick
Color technology, the point-and-click color technology that really works. OneClick
Color automatically corrects the white balance, exposure, and saturation. In addition
to its automatic color correction capabilities, CorrectPhoto provides separate
controls for manually adjusting brightness and contrast, independently adjusting
shadows and highlights, and quickly adjusting the saturation. New to version 3.1
is the ability to create stunning black and white and sepia tone photos with a
single mouse click. Designed for Windows XP and Vista users, CorrectPhoto's built
in Windows Explorer provides direct access to Windows file management system for
easy photo management and archiving

CorrectPhoto with ImageTitler may be purchased at
for $39.95 as a software download. A free trial version of CorrectPhoto 3.1 is

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Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic has announced its newest addition to its FX-Series of LUMIX digital
cameras with the unveiling of the DMC-FX150. Equipped with 14.7 megapixels,
the FX150 also boasts a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with f/2.8
brightness and 3.6x optical zoom.


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Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments

JOBO AG announces the addition of a new ultra stylish, state-of-the-art digital
picture frame to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. The new
JOBO Photo Display PDJ152 includes three interchangeable clip-on frames in black,
white and silver. It also features a large 15" high intensity luminous
resolution and vibrant TFT-Color-LCD display designed to beautifully showcase
digital images, a big internal memory for easy access to images and many other
user-friendly functions.


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Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its free update
for current owners of their award-winning Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters.
Color Efex Pro 3.1 now supports Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking photo
editing and management software, Capture NX 2, the latest version of Nikon Corporation's
award-winning photo editing software, and the Smart Filters feature of Adobe
Photoshop CS3. Color Efex Pro 3.1 features Nik Software's patented U Point®
technology and offers a comprehensive, powerful, and easy to use set of software
filters for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.


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Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments

Samsung has unveiled its 2008 second-half digital camera line up with the launch
of four new models -- the TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments

Phase One A/S has announced the P 65+ digital back and the P 65+ camera system
based on Sensor+ CCD technology co-developed with DALSA Semiconductor. This
patent-pending, Sensor+ technology is said to represent a significant advancement
in image capture. The chip platform offers the most demanding photographers
upgradeable CCD functions.


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Posted: Jul 23, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software Inc. has announced the immediate availability of their award-winning
Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters for Capture NX 2, the latest version
of Nikon's flagship photo editing software. Color Efex Pro 3.0 is the most comprehensive,
powerful, and easy to use set of photographic filters used by photo enthusiasts
and professional photographers worldwide. Color Efex Pro 3.0 tightly integrates
into the powerful tools and completely non-destructive workflow of Capture NX


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Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments

The Reporter Flash Ring, originally designed only for cameras with a vertical
grip, can now be used on SLRs without a vertical grip when coupled with the
RFR105 Universal Mounting Adapter. The camera must have its tripod mounting
hole centered to the lens.


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Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments

dotPhoto announces the EuroBook, a new service for creating customized, hard-bound
digital photo books. EuroBook technology gives photographers unlimited creativity
and enables them to organize photos on their computer and preserve memories
in the form of premium hard-bound books, which are ordered online and delivered
in six to 10 business days. To coincide with the announcement, dotPhoto is also
offering free shipping on all EuroBooks ordered in July.

Available at
or, there is no charge
to download or use the EuroBook software.

EuroBook software automatically groups photos by colors and texture, matches
backgrounds, and creates a book that looks professionally designed. Book designers
can also change any attribute of the book at any time prior to printing. With
over 200 page layouts and background options, the Eurobook software provides
complete control and flexibility. EuroBook also enables users to create pages
with an image as a background, as well as allowing the user to move, zoom, crop,
rotate, or tilt an image. Text options are available anywhere on the cover or
individual pages, and feature over 150 font styles. Because the software is
downloadable, users can create photo books offline without worrying about Internet
connections -- for instance, while traveling.

More interesting than traditional photo albums, customizable dotPhoto EuroBooks
are available in over 200 configurations that vary in size, features and price,
and bring a new quality standard to photo books. EuroBooks resemble "coffee
table"-style books with high-quality professional binding as well as 135
pound paper. Pricing begins at $9.95 for the 5x5 inch, 26-page book. The popular
Classic 8x11 inch EuroBook starts at $19.95. The Deluxe 11.6x11.6 inch EuroBook,
which is perfect for special occasions and presentations, starts at $68.95.
Pricing is also based on the number of pages and choice of cover material: soft
cover, hard cover, linen, premium linen, booklet and faux leather.

There are three simple steps in ordering a dotPhoto EuroBook:

· Download the free EuroBook software

· Create your book from your digital photos

· Place your order online

For additional information on dotPhoto or to order a EuroBook, please visit



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