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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2007 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has released iCorrect EditLab Pro 5.5 Plug-in for Adobe
Photoshop CS3. The new version of the color correction software features full
compliance with the latest Photoshop Plug-in SDK (Software Development Kit) from
Adobe as well as support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macintosh. Free upgrades
are available for registered users who purchased iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in
on or after January 1, 2007.



New features include:

* Fully Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Plug-in SDK

* Universal Binary for Macintosh

* Native support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macintosh

* Support for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Smart Filters

* Improved support for Photoshop selections and layers

* Now supports huge documents - images larger than 30,000 x 30,000 pixels

* Enhanced SmartColor™ technology for improved automatic color correction



iCorrect EditLab Pro also includes sharpening and noise removal technology for
enhanced image quality and productivity. Plus, iCorrect EditLab Pro's tradition
of fast and easy color correction and color editing is bolstered by its advanced
automatic black and white conversion and sepia toning tools for creating sophisticated
artistic effects while adding additional levels of expression to any image.



Compatibility

* Microsoft Windows XP, Vista

* Mac OS X, v 10.2.8 - 10.4.8,

* Photoshop CS2, CS3, Photoshop Elements 4.0.1 (Macintosh) Photoshop Elements
5 (Windows).



iCorrect EditLab Pro may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at www.pictocolor.com for $99.95 as a software download. A free downloadable demo
version is available at www.pictocolor.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments

DxO Labs announces today that recently released DxO Optics Pro v4.5 adds support
for the Canon EOS 1D Mark III and Nikon D40x Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR)
cameras and debuts support for fish-eye zoom lenses by adding the Tokina AT-X
107 AF DX Fish-Eye AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 lens to its library of available lens
modules.



Support for the Tokina Fish-Eye lens begins the inclusion of more of these creative
types of lenses into the DxO Lens Correction Module library. The Tokina AT-X
107 AF DX Fish-Eye AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 lens is a full-frame fish-eye that gives
photographers a 180° field of view -- a dramatic fish-eye effect --
and allows the photographer to capture a view that's wider than the human
eye can see.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2007 0 comments

Ilford Imaging is proud to present its new web portal, created to coincide with
the launch of a number of exciting new products on the market. Packed with the
very latest product news and hints and tips on how to achieve stunning prints,
the site will help visitors old and new to stay abreast of important company developments.


With its fresh new look and easy navigation, particular focus has been paid to
giving photo enthusiasts a full range of profiles built in-house by experienced
technicians. These unique files optimize the printer, using the manufacturer's
ink, to obtain the finest quality results. They can be downloaded for free and
are compatible with the Ilford Galerie media and the Ilford Inkjet Photo Paper
Range.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic has expanded its LUMIX family of digital still cameras with the introduction
of the LUMIX DMC-FZ18, an 8.1 Megapixel compact camera with an 18x optical zoom.
In addition to a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens, the DMC-FX18 joins the LUMIX
DMC-FX33 and DMC-FX55 as the first Panasonic digital cameras to offer Intelligent
Auto Mode, which includes Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Continuous
Auto-focus functions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2007 0 comments

Digital Spectrum Solutions Inc. has announced its new wireless MemoryFrame 8104
Premium. This digital picture frame is capable of sharing content over the Internet
and integrates easily with home media servers. It integrates the new multimedia
features of Microsoft Windows Vista and fully supports capabilities such as
Windows Media Connect and Windows Connect Now. It also fully supports the features
and capabilities of Windows XP used in conjunction with Windows Media Player
11.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2007 0 comments

Touchpoint Studios Inc. has introduced Touchpoint Gallery, photo software that
brings your digital photos directly to friends and family in an easy-to-use creative
way.



Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics, the software allows users to see photo collections
as they fill the pages of an animated photo album or as an exhibit on the walls
of a virtual art gallery. Birthdays, family celebrations and any special event
can now be shared with family and friends in a completely new and unique way.



The user-friendly software can be set up to point to as many photo collections
as you like. Switching from one photo collection to another is simple and Touchpoint
Gallery is compatible with Internet picture sources Flickr, Flickr Search, and
RSS Feeds. You can also choose to view photos stored locally on your hard drive.



Friends and family can watch the photos and collections chosen by you while they
work or play, enjoy them as their default Windows screen saver, and use them to
automatically change their wallpaper. The software is truly dynamic, because when
you change the photos in your online collection, your friends and family using
Touchpoint Gallery are automatically updated too.



Touchpoint Gallery is freely distributed from www.touchpointstudios.com . For
more options, including a wider selection of 3D Templates and access to more photos
in your collections, users can choose to 'Go Unlimited' for $24.95.



www.touchpointstudios.com
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments

Hahnemuhle FineArt announces the launch of digital Fine Art Baryta paper for Autumn
2007. As a traditional artist's paper the "FineArt Baryta 325" will
combine an ultra smooth surface with an original Baryta finish. The digital Baryta
paper has Hahnemuhle's unique "touch and feel" experience and is a premium
replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analog laboratories. The new paper
contains barium sulfate in the coating that enhances the typical reflecting gloss,
high Dmax, large color gamut and sharp definition of a Baryta paper. The bright
white "FineArt Baryta 325" is currently in the Beta testing phase. Hahnemuhle
will showcase the first samples of "FineArt Baryta 325", made from 100%
alpha cellulose with an ultra smooth surface and a grammage of 325gsm, at upcoming
international photo shows: Sonimagphoto in Barcelona, Salon de la Photo in Paris,
Imaging Expo in Shanghai and PhotoPlus International in New York. Market launch
is set for Autumn 2007.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2007 0 comments

Corel Corporation has announced that the company has released Corel Painter
X v10.1, a free update to its Natural-Media painting and illustration software,
Corel Painter X. Available for both Mac and Windows, the Corel Painter X v10.1
update can be downloaded from www.corel.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2007 0 comments

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award, sponsored by Freestyle Photographic Supplies
for the past five years, is now The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Black & White Photography. In addition to the name change,
the eligibility rules for the award will be changed as well: all light-sensitive
black and white photographic processes will be eligible for this award, including
alternative processes, whereas digital images will not. The amount of the award
will remain at $5,000, and will be awarded to one talented Society for Photographic
Education (SPE) student member majoring in photography at a college or university.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2007 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of the new version of its
flagship product -- DxO Optics Pro v4.5 -- for both Windows and Macintosh
computer systems. With the release of version 4.5, DxO Optics Pro offers the
first-ever third-party plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Photographers
can now integrate DxO Optics Pro and Lightroom into their workflow:

With the exclusive "DxO Optics Pro Plug-in" in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,
users can send their images straight from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to DxO Optics
Pro for processing and save corrected files directly into their Lightroom library
(with the image metadata intact).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership
with the Julia Dean Photo Workshops. The pairing of these two companies and their
strong commitment to traditional black and white photography promises to create
an exciting opportunity for workshop based photographic education.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact
digital camera models -- the Pentax Optio M40 and the Pentax Optio E40.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 11, 2007 0 comments

Olympus Imaging America has announced its national sweepstakes, which will
send five winners and their doubles partner on a weekend getaway (August 31-
September 2, 2007) in New York City to experience the fast action and excitement
of the US Open 2007 Tennis Tournament. Olympus sweepstakes champions will receive
hotel, airfare, spending cash and two admission tickets to the world-class tennis
tournament, including exclusive access to designated professional photography
locations at the event, enabling them to capture the on-court and behind-the-scenes
drama.



Starting in the Olympus suite located at the Billie Jean King National Tennis
Center, winners will be coached by an award-winning photographer, who is an
Olympus Visionary, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis action. Winners
will gain access to the photographers' lounge and other elite locations,
where capturing great pictures will be a snap. The winners' ultimate experience
will be in the photo pit, shooting elbow-to-elbow with professional photographers
and capturing amazing up-close images.



"Olympus has been the official camera of the US Open since 2003,"
said Mark Huggins, executive director, Brand Marketing, Olympus Imaging America
Inc. "Our cameras and this tournament are a perfect match, and we're
thrilled to have our consumers be a part of this unique experience."



Consumers purchasing a newly available Olympus E-410 or E-510 D-SLR (digital
single lens reflex) camera may register to win by completing a registration
form at participating retail locations, entering online at www.getolympus.com,
or by mailing a postcard or letter containing their name, mailing address, email
address and telephone number to the following address: emg3, Shoot With the
Pros, 215 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101. Registration for the Olympus sweepstakes
contest runs through July 20, 2007.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2007 0 comments

Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com
has announced what they claim to be the highest capacity 7200RPM portable, bus-powered
storage solution on the market -- the Mercury On-The-Go 200GB portable
hard drive. The Mercury On-The-Go is said to be up to 50% faster than other
7200RPM drives; and at 200GB, it provides a 25% higher capacity than the competition.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2007 0 comments

Olympus has announced its new super-telephoto Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm (f4.0-f5.6)
lens. The lens' allows users to get up-close (38 inches / 0.96 meters)
to subjects when taking macro shots. It is compatible with all E-System and
Four-Thirds system cameras. Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses each house their own
CPU and offer the user the ability to upgrade the firmware as new technology
becomes available. The ability to upgrade firmware is said to establish optimal
communication between the lens and the camera body, enabling better compensation
for common distortions such as "shading" (darkening of the edges
of an image that may sometimes occur in photographs) or "barrel distortion"
(the bowing of vertical lines).

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