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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments

Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the Unibind binding, lamination and
presentation product line, announced today the launch of (pronounced
"WOW!"), the first low-cost self-publishing service for creating high-quality
hard or soft cover books, documents, and manuals online at

Short for "Worldwide Association of Writers," WWAOW is a revolutionary
online service that opens the market to everyone to publish their own high-quality
books "on demand" for only $79 for 5 books -- no long-term commitments,
sign-up fees, or service contracts are required. Authors simply agree to purchase
the first five copies of their books for $79.

Created by Peleman Industries, the award-winning company with a 69-year history
of binding high-quality books, WWAOW gives everyone, including fiction and non-fiction
writers, speakers, schools, corporations, and government groups, etc., the opportunity
to instantly print editions of their own books, manuals or catalogs on an "as
needed" basis.

Instant Publishing -- No Shipping or Invoices

Within minutes of uploading a book to WWAOW, the order is placed in the system
for printing and the book is instantly posted for sale online at Authors
earn royalties with every sale. They can choose their royalty percentage of up
to a 20 percent royalty of the book's retail value, calculated based upon
the book's number of pages and cover type. There is no need for authors
to pay for storing, shipping, or invoicing books.

Key Features of

· Priced starting at $79 vs. competitors at $499. Competitors also often
require the purchase of marketing, graphics, and editing services.

· The price of a hard cover book is about the same as a soft cover (only
about $1 more).

· Peleman has been in the business 69 years -- superior quality of
printing and binding.

· Books, catalogues, and manuals can be updated online and newer versions
are available within minutes.

"As a business owner or author, WWAOW means you never have to pay for storage,
packing, shipping, or invoicing another book or document, ever. That's the
power and the beauty of on-demand printing," said Kimberly Boim, Vice President,

Go to to upload
your book.

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Press Release Posted: Oct 13, 2010 0 comments

Datacolor (, a global leader in color management solutions, today introduced SpyderCheckr, a new color reference tool that allows photographers to obtain consistent, accurate color within a standard RAW processing workflow, perform precision in-camera white balance, create custom camera calibration and record known color references. SpyderCheckr features 48 scientifically engineered color patches in a wide range of spectrally neutral colors and user-friendly profiling software that enables photographers to achieve consistent, predictable color control from capture to edit.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2006 0 comments

In recognition of the centenary of Victor Hasselblad's birth on March 8, 2006,
Hasselblad has announced the Hasselblad 503CWD Anniversary Kit, a prestigious
high-end photographic system that offers state-of-the-art digital capture technology
elegantly integrated with a classically designed Hasselblad 503CW body.

Combining the rugged reliability of the black and chrome V System body, with its
range of high performance, central shutter-based lenses, and the technology of
Hasselblad's new CFV digital back, the exclusive Hasselblad 503CWD perfectly melds
the heritage of the old Hasselblad with the focus of the new Hasselblad on digital
high-end photography to create a new digital workhorse. Of undoubted appeal to
the Hasselblad connoisseur, the camera delivers the perfect blend of versatility
and simplicity in a compact, professional tool that gives the user complete control
over digital image capture and is a pleasure to operate.

The 503CWD Anniversary kit will be supplied as a limited edition of 500 cameras,
each one numbered and engraved with Victor Hasselblad's signature. Reassuringly
solid, the kit comprises a 503CWD body with waist-level finder, specially marked
focusing screen and chrome winding lever, a Zeiss Planar CFE 2.8/80mm lens and
a CFV digital back, and will be supplied with a beautifully produced book marking
Victor's anniversary.

For existing Hasselblad V System users, the new CFV digital back, the successor
of the V96C back, will also be available separately. Built to match the design
and functionality of the Hasselblad V System cameras, it can be easily and elegantly
integrated into an existing Hasselblad system, enabling the photographer to work
in exactly the same manner and with their preferred equipment, but with the productivity
benefits of digital photography over film.

MSRP Pricing: Hasselblad 503CWD

Anniversary Kit: $12,995

CFV: $9,995

Product availability will be the end of March. The Hasselblad website has been
updated with new product details.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

Foveon has announced the release of its 14.1 megapixel X3 DSLR image sensor, the
highest resolution X3 sensor available and the latest product from Foveon. The
new X3 sensor incorporates design and process enhancements which improve performance
at long exposures and high ISO speeds, and also provides a 40% increase in pixel
count compared to the previous X3 DSLR sensor.

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Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2008 0 comments

Sony Electronics has recently launched the Digital
Darkroom, a photo sharing site for consumers to indulge their passion for
photography. In the Digital Darkroom, photo group members can share their photos within
the community; participate in forum discussions; access tutorials; and even
³Ask Sony² about specific products or technologies.


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Press Release Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Sekonic announces the availability of the new L-308DC DigiCineMate – a simple and easy-to-use compact light meter that is ideal for today's DSLR videographers and digital cinematographers as well as still photographers. It features a full range of shutter speeds plus a special grouping of cine speeds and shutter angles and indicates exposure in f-stops to one-tenth step. The unit’s LCD readout can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2004 0 comments
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Lexar has announced that it is making a new and extensive software suite available
for free download with purchase of select Lexar CompactFlash(CF) and Secure Digital
(SD) flash memory cards. The value-added software suite is designed to enhance
and improve the digital photography experience by providing customers with the
tools necessary to accomplish many common digital photography functions such as
image editing, storing captured content online, and recovering seemingly lost
images. In addition to sought-after image editing and management applications
from Corel, select Lexar flash memory cards now include downloadable Image Rescue
3, the recently introduced version of the company's award-winning image
recovery software that features a redesigned user interface, as well as Lexar
Backup n Sync powered by Sharpcast, a simple-to-use application for automatically
backing up important images and syncing them across multiple devices and the web.


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Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments

JOBO AG has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new JOBO photoGPS – a small and lightweight Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe, just as if it were a regular flash unit, without the need for extra cables. Through an innovative new capture and process technology, this new device, now available in the U.S., allows automatic geo-tagging by capturing raw GPS data and time which enables new and more efficient ways to organize, search, visualize, and share photo collections.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2007 0 comments

ReaSoft Development has announced the release of ReaConverter 5.0, which allows
users to convert images, as well as edit them, creating the high quality photos
and drafts.


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Press Release Posted: Nov 09, 2009 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has announced the immediate availability of Blow Up 2.0.3, the new version of its photo resizing plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Blow Up 2.0.3 is a free update for owners of Blow Up 2.0.0 or later.  Simply installing the latest demo of Blow Up from the Alien Skin Software Web site will upgrade an existing installation of Blow Up 2 to version 2.0.3.

Blow Up 2.0.3 comes with two Photoshop CS4 panels that are accessed in the Window->Extensions menu.  These panels can be moved and docked just like Photoshop’s built-in panels, such as the Layers palette.  The first of these is the Startup Panel which makes common output sizes and paper types available with a single click.  The Startup Panel can also start Blow Up’s full interface with a single click rather than navigating into Photoshop’s menus.

The other Photoshop CS4 panel installed with Blow Up 2.0.3 is the Gallery Wrap Panel.  This panel prepares images for printing on canvas that is stretched around the outside of a wood frame.  This popular mounting technique requires extending an image to cover the sides of the frame, which can be a confusing and tedious process.  The Gallery Wrap Panel provides full control over this process while taking care of all the technical details.  The resulting image is ready to send to professional printing companies such as APC (


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2005 0 comments

Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced the launch of Digimarc MyPictureMarc
2005, bringing photographers and creative professionals new layers of security
to protect their digital image collections.

Digimarc MyPictureMarc 2005 delivers new digital watermarking technology, enhanced
digital rights management tracking, online image backup and free visual watermarking.
The new MyPictureMarc 2005 plug-in is immediately available for download at,
supporting all current Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) Photoshop 7 and higher products,
as well as Photoshop Elements 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.

Digital imaging has migrated from pre-press to a mainstay of the imaging workflow:
from capture, to the digital darkroom, distribution collaboration and publication.
To be effective in this paradigm creative professionals need professional-grade
protection throughout the process for their digital images. Building on a decade
of copyright protection experience, MyPictureMarc 2005 brings together new layers
of security technology to help protect digital image portfolios.

Concurrently, Digimarc has launched dedicated to
serve the MyPictureMarc user community. Through the site, users can learn about
MyPictureMarc's features, subscribe to the service and access Digimarc's
toolbox of image protection tips, tricks and utilities. The site also showcases
Digimarc customers who use MyPictureMarc to protect their images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2007 0 comments

BenVista has announced the release of PhotoArtist 2, software for creating
picturesque artwork based on digital photos. Fine sketches, wonderful watercolors,
and oil paintings on canvas backgrounds: these are just a few examples of what
an ordinary photo can be transformed into.


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Press Release Posted: Mar 26, 2010 0 comments

The recently launched LumiQuest Flickr site is conducting a photo contest for both professional and amateur photographers, with the Grand Prize winner being featured in the “Who Uses LumiQuest” ad campaign.



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