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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 08, 2005 0 comments

Leaf America has announced the next generation of Leaf digital camera backs
for professional photographers: Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65. Offering superior
image quality, the backs also feature a 6x7cm LCD touch screen that provides
complete control over the image capture process.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2005 0 comments

Epson's new P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewer combines an 80GB hard drive
for storing, sharing and viewing thousands of photos with a high-resolution 3.8"
LCD offering vivid color and superb image detail.



With its built-in memory card slots and high storage capacity, the new Epson unit
is an ideal companion for today's high-resolution digital SLRs.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2005 0 comments

Apple has introduced Aperture, a unique all-in-one post production tool that
provides a sophisticated workflow that's designed to make working with
RAW images as easy as dealing with JPEG files. Aperture features powerful compare
and select tools that enable photographers to easily sift through massive photo
projects to quickly identify their final selections. Aperture has the unique
capability to automatically group sequences of photos into easy-to-manage "stacks"
based upon the time interval between exposures.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2005 0 comments

Sigma has introduced two digitally optimized teleconverters for use with their
telephoto and telephoto-zoom lenses. Both models utilize the latest multi-layer
lens coating and a new optical design to reduce flare and ghosting and maintain
optimum image quality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2005 0 comments

Photographic Research Organization, Inc. (PRO) has announced the PROMASTER
MacroLume TTL Digital, a state-of-the-art digital version of the award winning
PROMASTER TTL Macro Flash. This full-featured unit features individually controlled
dual flash tubes, each with a built-in variable diffuser. For maximum versatility,
it mounts to virtually any lens using Cokin "P" Series adapter rings.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

Lexar Media, Inc. has unveiled the JumpDrive Secure II, a second-generation
USB flash drive featuring 256-bit AES Encryption to secure folders and files
so consumers can easily store and protect valuable images and other data files.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2005 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced an upgrade to its flagship application DxO Optics Pro.
DxO Optics Pro v3.5 is a free upgrade from version 3.0 of the powerful automatic
image enhancement tool. The new DxO Optics Engine v2 included in this upgrade
offers expanded capabilities for removing unwanted color fringes in the image
and can preserve up to 40% more image surface when eliminating geometric distortion.
It also enables user-defined cropping for a more efficient workflow.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2005 0 comments

The latest addition to Corel's digital imaging portfolio, Corel Painter Essentials
3, is designed to be a complete home art studio built on the award-winning power
of Corel Painter IX. Painter Essentials 3 includes everything new users need
to get started with digital art and create stunning paintings from their photos.
With a suggested retail price of $99, this affordable software package is ideal
for digital camera enthusiasts.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2005 0 comments

Pacific Image Electronics has announced PrimeFoto 2.0, the latest version of
the product that creates picture album CDs from photos stored on digital camera
memory cards. PrimeFoto 2.0 now includes an automatic orientation feature that
rotates pictures automatically for users whose digital cameras have an auto
rotation function, rather than checking each image one-by-one. Users can also
now generate picture albums from a CD. Just select the desired images and press
"Make CD" on the remote control.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2005 0 comments

The PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization on a mission to simplify and
facilitate the licensing of images, has just completed an international, industry-wide
review of the PLUS Glossary, the first component of the Picture Licensing Universal
System (PLUS). Due for release in the fourth quarter of 2005, the PLUS Glossary
will provide standardized terms and definitions for use in image licensing transactions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2005 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements
4.0, dubbed a significant upgrade to the No. 1 selling consumer photo-editing
software. Photoshop Elements 4.0 delivers an impressive array of new ways for
consumers to easily edit photos, show them off in creative and entertaining
ways and always have them at their fingertips. Available for Windows, Photoshop
Elements 4.0 is the software that consumers choose for quick, one-click fixes,
in addition to more sophisticated editing techniques when they need advanced
creative control.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2005 0 comments

Canopus has announced Momento, the latest addition to its line of creative
software tools. Momento turns digital photos into an animated slideshow with
motion effects, artwork, transitions, titles, music and voice-over. Slideshows
can be e-mailed, posted on a website or burned directly to DVD. Momento can
import all major photo and audio formats straight from a memory card, and with
its unique 'SmartStyle' approach, all the user has to do is select a theme and
Momento will automatically add motion effects, music and transitions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 19, 2005 0 comments

Manfrotto will be a sponsor of the 2005 All Roads Photographers Program. In connection
with National Geographic's All Roads Film Project, this program recognizes and
supports talented photographic storytellers from around the world who are documenting
their changing cultures and communities through photography.



The 2005 All Roads Photographers Program is a key component of the All Roads Festival,
which is designed to recognize, support, and spotlight the next generation of
photographers and storytellers who have been documenting their changing culture
and community. Manfrotto is proud to be a sponsor of this National Geographic
initiative.



The Festival provides a forum for indigenous and under-represented minority-culture
filmmakers and photographers to showcase their work to a global audience and share
their unique culture and experiences through exhibitions, panel discussions, and
workshops.



The All Roads Festival, an event comprised of cutting-edge film, videos, live
music, art, and a photographic exhibition, will feature work from the program's
2005 awardees. Featured artists will include: Marcela Taboada, Sudharak Olwe,
Neo Ntsoma, and Andre Cypriano. Awardees will receive, among other prizes, photographic
equipment from Manfrotto.


The 2005 Festival will be held in Hollywood, CA, September 22-25, 2005 and in
Washington D.C. September 29-October 2, 2005.



Manfrotto products are distributed exclusively by Bogen Imaging in the United
States. For information, contact Bogen Imaging at info@bogenimaging.com
or 565 East Crescent Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2005 0 comments

Olympus has introducesd the new EVOLT E-500, a full-featured sub-$1000 digital
SLR camera. Designed to be used by all photographers of any skill level, the
E-500's compact and durable body is packed with Olympus innovations like the
exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 million pixels of detail
for bright and colorful images, a TruePic TURBO Image Processor for fast response
time, and an oversized, easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2005 0 comments

Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR) JumpDrive Lightning combines powerful read
and write speeds and massive (2GB) storage capacities to provide portable data
storage and transfer capabilities. With a distinctive stainless steel casing,
JumpDrive Lightning is capable of a read/write speed rating of 120x (18MB/sec)
minimum sustained write speed capability and 160x (24 MB/sec) minimum sustained
read speed capability.

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