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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2007 0 comments

The Tamron "Make Your Mark: Landmarks--Natural or Manmade"
2007 Photo Contest was open to U.S. residents submitting any original photograph
prominently including a natural or manmade landmark that was taken with a Tamron
lens. The Grand Prize: A Tamron AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical LD Di II (IF)
Macro zoom lens in the DSLR mount of the winner's choice, plus having
the winning picture showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder newsletter, and in the
Gallery section of the popular Tamron website. In addition, twenty photographers
whose images were selected as Favorites would have their names and winning images
published on the website for all to admire.

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

This would appear to be a new golden age for rangefinder users. There are now three major systems (Leica, Voigtländer, and Zeiss) and two minor (Epson and Rollei). All use the same cross-compatible lens mount, for which an extensive and excellent range of lenses is available, and all compete with one another, albeit at different price points. Who could have imagined this...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

The digital SLR category continues to grow. Several manufacturers introduced new models during the photokina show; Canon, Panasonic, and Sony had unveiled their new entries sometime before the European trade show, so they are not included in this report. In any event, it's clear that the 10-megapixel or higher resolution category is becoming the norm in all types of...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

REALVIZ is pleased to announce the availability of Stitcher Unlimited 5.5 DS
("Double Shot"), which offers the ability to automatically stitch
2-shot fisheye photos. Stitcher Unlimited DS delivers a solution for the creation
of panoramas from horizontally and vertically stitched photos, and fisheye shots.
With the new DS ("Double Shot") extension for Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited,
even 2-shot IPIX style fisheyes can now be stitched automatically, providing
a unique one-stop solution for anyone working in immersive imaging.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc. is proud to announce the release of its new version, liveBooks
5.0. The new liveBooks 5.0 software builds on the intuitive navigation and professional
aesthetic of its predecessor by adding new navigation options, website styling
options, and features such as: slideshow movies, HTML gallery presentations,
music upload, integration with other web services, and a robust shopping cart
for selling prints. Additionally, Client Access, the feature that enables users
to create a password-protected area of their site with customized content, and
the website's search engine compatibility have been enhanced.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a how-to video must be as good as a book,
especially if it compresses the knowledge contained in a 45-minute lecture into
a concise, well-focused, viewer-friendly 4-minute format you can download to
your iPod or computer and view again and again. That's the exciting concept
behind the incisive, entertaining, and informative new podcasts posted in the
Tamron Pro Learning Center at www.tamron.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

ATP Electronics Inc. has announced the release of a Class 6 ProMax SD High
Capacity SDHC 4GB memory card. This SDHC card, strictly following SD Association
(SDA) v2.00 specifications, has passed rigorous testings for Class 6 certification
at a recent SDA interoperability session performed by major camera manufacturers,
such as Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and Casio. The Class 6 ProMax SDHC 4GB card
is said to maximize the performances of newest models of high megapixel digital
cameras such as Canon IXY 1000, PowerShot G7, A630/640, Panasonic DMC/SDR/DMR
series, Nikon CoolPix S5, S6, D80 and Casio Exilim Z and S series digital cameras.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announces that leading documentary photographer
Colin Finlay will reveal his latest tip on Kingston's `Icons of
Photography' Website. Finlay, fresh from a three-month educational tour
teaching photo students at 25 top universities in the U.S., hones in on lighting
in this month's profile.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy, the maker of Powerex batteries and chargers, has announced the
MH-C9000 WizardOne Battery Charger & Analyzer. The WizardOne is capable
of charging, conditioning, analyzing, cycling, forming and discharging one to
four AA or AAA batteries, all while digitally displaying the battery capacity
and voltage. All four slots can be operated independently in different modes
and settings. A total of five modes are available. The unit features a large
LCD screen, backlit by ultra-bright white LEDs. Measuring over 3.5" by
1.5", the display shows a wealth of information that is easy to read.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2006 0 comments

Apple has announced that a 30-day free trial version of Aperture 1.5 is now
available on the web site. This is a fully functional version of this exciting
image management and editing program. The program is of course only available
for Apple computer users.



For a free download and more information visit: http://www.apple.com/aperture/trial/

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2006 0 comments

Peter Read Miller Gives Tips on Shooting Football Like a Pro at Kingston's
Icons of Photography Web site
Award-Winning Sports Illustrated Photographer Helps Digital Enthusiasts Get
in the Game.



Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
today announced that award-winning sports photographer Peter Read Miller has
published a new series of tips and techniques on how to get great shots during
a football game for the Kingston Icons of Photography Web site.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) will introduce a beta version of
Adobe Photoshop CS3 software, the next release of the world standard in digital
imaging, on Friday, December 15th. Adobe is delivering a widely available Photoshop
CS3 beta to enable customers to more easily transition to the latest hardware
platforms, particularly Apple's new Intel-based systems. The beta is available
as a Universal Binary for the Macintosh platform, as well as for Microsoft Windows
XP and Windows Vista computers. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop
CS3 is planned for Spring 2007. The software can be downloaded at: http://labs.adobe.com,
in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated has updated the Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
CS2, extending raw file support to 13 additional camera models. Available as a
free
download from the Adobe Web site, the Camera Raw 3.6 plug-in builds on
the raw file support integrated in Photoshop CS2 for digital cameras
from leading manufacturers including Canon, Fuji, Nikon and Panasonic.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2006 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the availability of the new "Pro Photo
Essentials" software package featuring onOne Software's Genuine Fractals
4.1, Mask Pro 4, Intellihance Pro 4.1 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 Photoshop plug-ins
and iView MediaPro 3 digital asset management software.



Available starting December 8, 2006, this offering applies to the Mac and Microsoft
Windows versions of iView MediaPro 3, Genuine Fractals 4.1, PhotoFrame Pro 3,
Mask Pro 4 and Intellihance Pro 4.1. The price is $499.95 ($838.80 if purchased
separately for a savings of $338.85). A special introductory price of $374.95
is available directly from onOne Software's web site (www.ononesoftware.com)
only through December 31, 2006.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2006 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has announced the release of iCorrect OneClick, the
latest addition to its family of digital photo color correction plug-ins. The
new point-and-click color correction tool is PictoColor's fastest, easiest,
and most automatic color correction plug-in to date. Based on PictoColor's
professional-level color technology, iCorrect OneClick is ideal for photo enthusiasts
who want to take the guesswork out of making the color right. By simply clicking
on an area in the image that should be neutral (black or white or gray), users
can instantly correct the white balance, fix the exposure, and improve the saturation.



In addition to its automatic one click feature, this new plug-in offers users
even more tools for enhancing their photos such as fine tuning the exposure
by independently adjusting the overall brightness, shadows, and highlights or
creating more vivid, lifelike images by simply boosting the contrast and saturation.
Plus iCorrect OneClick offers special effects like black & white and sepia
tone with professional results.



Compatibility

Plug-in compatible with Photoshop 7, & CS, CS2, Photoshop Elements 2-5,
Corel Paint Shop Pro 7 - 11, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.



Available for either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh operating systems.
iCorrect OneClick may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at http://www.pictocolor.com for $29.95
as a software download.

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