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Free Upgrade To MonacoOPTIX Pro
X-Rite Photo Marketing has announced a special upgrade for photographers who purchase MonacoOPTIXXR between October 1st and December 31, 2005. A free upgrade to MonacoOPTIX Pro will be sent directly from X-Rite Photo Marketing, a $169 value.
The MonacoOPTIX Pro package contains all the features of the original, but with the addition of time-saving features like the ability to validate a profile, track monitor drift and to set up a good profiling schedule, calibrate and profile all the computers in a workgroup and have them match, plus many other features.
For additional information, visit www.XritePhoto.com.
Correction: Epson Stylus Photo R2400
Two photos were inadvertently left out of David B. Brooks' Test Report on the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 in the December 2005 issue (page 100). We apologize for this as these photos were integral to illustrating one of the printer's key capabilities, printing black and white images with a wide range of color tone control.
Shutterbug on the Web
This month our featured items on the Shutterbug website, www.shutterbug.com, include pictures from our recent cruise, hot topics in our Forums and a link to our Future Report from 2004. The Shutterbug website is filled with new product news that is updated daily, an archive of our articles from the past six years and helpful links to manufacturers and service providers that span the photo and imaging industry. Here are some special items for this month:
Gallery of Shutterbug 2005 Cruise Pictures
Shutterbug Canada/New England Cruise participants are just beginning to send in their images from our 2005 Cruise event. Check out their work, and watch for additional images as they arrive by going to our homepage and looking under Image Archives/Cruise Gallery.
Hot Topics on our Forums
The Shutterbug Forums continue to grow in scope and participation from a wide range of photographers and imaging experts. We pride ourselves on being a positive environment where mutual support and constructive dialog are encouraged. Go to our homepage and click on Shutterbug Forums. Two very active topics include:
"Is Film Dead?" in our Film category.
"Sensor Size Debate" in our Digital SLR forum.
Past Future Report
Since our December issue contained the Future Report from our contributors we thought it might be interesting, and perhaps ironic, to see what Shutterbug writers had to say about 2005, in 2004. You can check out their ideas and compare them to what happened by going to: www.shutterbug.com/features/0105sb_futurereport or simply going to our Archives and clicking on the January, 2005 issue.
- Nature Photographer Thomas Heaton Reveals His Secrets for Shooting Spectacular Seascapes (VIDEO)
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Aperture But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)
- Learn How to Brighten Eyes in Photoshop in Less than One Minute (VIDEO)
- How to Shoot Pretty Portraits with a Compact Camera; Manny Ortiz Strips It Down With the Sony RX100 V
- Yay! 15 Fun Questions to Test Your Right to be Called a Photography Fanatic