Avvenu, Inc., has announced that its new remote access and photo sharing service
supports Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 and the newly announced Photoshop
Elements 4.0, Adobe's (Nasdaq:ADBE) powerful, easy-to-use photo editing, sharing
and organization tools for consumers. This integrated support lets Photoshop
Album Starter Edition and Photoshop Elements users share images directly from
their collections, as well as remotely access these images from any web-enabled
computer, laptop, PDA or mobile phone. Avvenu eliminates the inconvenience of
uploading photos to a web-based photo service and large email attachments, making
it extremely fast for sharing digital photos.
Alien Skin Software has announced updates to several of their popular Adobe Photoshop-compatible
plug-ins. These updates address Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger compatibility as well as a
few, minor bugs. Updated products include the following:
· Eye Candy 5: Nature, both Macintosh and Windows versions
· Eye Candy 5: Textures, both Macintosh and Windows versions
· Eye Candy 4000, Macintosh version only
· Xenofex 2, Macintosh version only
· Image Doctor, Macintosh version only
· Splat!, Macintosh version only
These updates are available to registered users as free, downloadable patches
on the Alien Skin website:
Tenba has introduced a new photographer's vest that marries up-to-the-minute
utility with classic photojournalist styling. The new Metro Vest features nearly
2-dozen pockets, compartments, organizing spaces and accessory attachment points
to keep gear at-hand and quickly accessible. Designed for comfort and mobility
even when fully loaded, the vest is made of 100% cotton with a soft, garment-washed
finish and mesh panels at the chest and back for cooling ventilation.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) has introduced its first USB smart drive using
U3 technology, a powerful new platform that enables users to store and manage
their "personal workspace" -- including files, programs, passwords
and settings -- on a tiny device the size of a pack of gum.
One year after the announcement of the IMAGELINK print system -- a specification
designed to simplify at-home picture printing -- new cameras and printers
supporting the standard are being released. Joining a host of KODAK EASYSHARE
cameras and printer docks already released this year, Olympus has announced the
Camedia C315 zoom digital camera, the D555 zoom digital camera and ILP-100 printer
dock which are all IMAGELINK compatible.
"The IMAGELINK print system is one of the world's most important digital
photography advancements for consumers and we at Olympus are very pleased to be
among the first to introduce products compatible with this system," said
Mr. Bang Il Seok, director, Marketing Division Manager of Olympus Imaging Corp.
Millions of consumer digital cameras from Eastman Kodak Company, Konica Minolta
Photo Imaging, Inc., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Pentax Corporation,
Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. will provide effortless, one-touch
picture printing from snapshot printers that incorporate the IMAGELINK print system,
including new KODAK EASYSHARE printer docks.
A consumer Web site dedicated to the IMAGELINK print system went live earlier
this year. The site -- www.imagelinkprintsystem.com
-- includes links to compatible digital camera and printer information, an
animated presentation to help people visualize the camera-printer connection,
frequently asked questions and news related to the specification.
Willard (Bill) Clark, a photo industry icon and the former executive director
of Photoimaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA), died on Sept.
24. He was 77 years old. Cause of death was cancer.
Mr. Clark was associated with the photo industry for more than 40 years primarily
in consumer and trade journalism, both as a writer and photographer, and more
recently with PMDA. He worked with the senior executives of virtually every firm
in the photo industry, serving as confidant and advisor to many and earning the
respect of all.
Mr. Clark came to New York as a photographer for United Press after working for
a small Ohio newspaper as a reporter and photographer. His equipment in those
days was a 4x5 Speed Graphic, standard issue for a news journalist at that time
but now seen only in photo museums and period movies. In 1954 he became associate
editor of U.S. Camera magazine and then founding editor of Camera 35 magazine.
"I was a staff of one," he once said. He subsequently was appointed
After a variety of other magazine publishing positions, Mr. Clark came back to
the photo industry in 1981 as editor and associate publisher of Photo Weekly Magazine,
which evolved into Photo Business Magazine. His final publishing stint was a short
one as editor of PTN.
Mr. Clark retired from his position as PMDA executive director earlier this year.
At the time of his retirement, some industry associates paid tribute to him. Stacie
Errera, chief marketing officer for Tamron USA, Inc., and current president of
PMDA, said, "Bill always acted as a professional and was liked by everyone.
Everything Bill did was in the best interest of the organization."
Dan Unger, Agfa's director of marketing and PMDA board member, said of Bill:
"He was an easy-going guy who did everything right."
Mr. Clark is succeeded by two sons, Paul, Ashland, OR, and Bruce, Hopewell, NJ,
both attorneys, and two granddaughters, Fiona, 3 ½ and Emmeline, 1. He
was pre-deceased by his wife, Olga.
Editor's Note: The notes on Bill's life were kindly
provided by Jerry Lansky. I knew Bill for almost twenty years and he was always
a class act, with a kind word and encouragement for all. His "How are you
doin', man!" greeting will always echo in my ears. Those fortunate
enough to have known and worked with him understand that he was a great contributor
to photography and the photo industry and a genuinely good soul. I will miss him
Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), has announced its LockTight CompactFlash security
system. It is described as an essential solution for digital photographers who
want to protect their stored digital images and information. Photographers working
in highly sensitive and vulnerable areas who require added security can leverage
the LockTight system for card level security to limit unauthorized access to
data and material stored on the card.
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