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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 22, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic today expanded its LUMIX family of digital cameras with the introduction
of the compact LUMIX DMC-FX100, the world's first to feature 12.2 Megapixel
resolution with a 28mm wide-angle. The newly developed and exclusive 28mm wide-angle
LEICA DC lens features 3.6x optical zoom, f/2.8 brightness, 1/1.72-inch large
CCD and Intelligent Image Stabilization with Mega O.I.S. and Intelligent ISO
Control. The LUMIX DMC-FX100 will be equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and
its slim lightweight design makes it extremely portable and stylish.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability
of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software, a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling
consumer photo-editing software. Available for Windows, Photoshop Elements combines
power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity
and personality into their photos. This landmark release helps consumers at
all experience levels achieve outstanding results and provides interactive options
for sharing unique creations via print and Web.



In addition, Adobe today announced Adobe Premiere Elements 4 software, a complete
home video-editing solution (see separate press release). Available separately
or together in a single retail package, Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere
Elements give photo and video enthusiasts more creative ways to organize, edit,
create and share digital photos and home movies.



Photoshop Elements software helps enthusiasts achieve desired results quickly
and easily. New Photomerge technology helps address the challenge of capturing
the perfect group photo by combining the best facial expressions and body language
from a series of shots to create a single cohesive group shot. The new Quick
Selection Tool reduces a once time-consuming select-and-adjust task to a single
click. Photographers at all grades -- beginner to expert -- can choose
from one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level.
A new Guided Edit mode helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo.
Photoshop Elements 6 streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered screens that
draw focus to where it belongs, with new tabs providing simple access to the
many capabilities of the program. Tight integration with Adobe Premiere Elements
and a shared Organizer, with a common database accessible from either application,
allow users to do more with their photos and videos with speedy performance
and easy import, tagging and retrieval tasks. Additional enhancements include
an improved conversion tool that dramatically converts color images into elegant,
nuanced black-and-whites.



Photoshop Elements 6 offers users more creative sharing possibilities, including
online galleries based on Adobe Flash which provide an interactive experience
for friends and family to enjoy. With a variety of settings and themes, these
galleries can be easily accessed via the Web and help bring moments and memories
to life. Animated slideshows, e-mail and printed creations available in Photoshop
Elements such as photo books, scrapbook pages, cards and CD/DVD labels deliver
high-impact sharing options, and also require no previous experience.



Adobe's digital imaging and digital video products are available immediately
at www.adobe.com and online retailers including, Amazon.com. The products will
also be available at Best Buy, Staples, Costco, Fry's, Circuit City, Office
Max, Office Depot, Microcenter, J&R, Buy.com and NewEgg.com. Photoshop Elements
6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows are available separately for an
estimated street price of US$99.99 each. Photoshop Elements for the Macintosh
platform is expected in early 2008. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Adobe Premiere
Elements 4 for Windows is available as a bundle at an estimated street price
of US$149.99. Information about the other language versions, as well as pricing,
upgrade and support policies for other countries is available on www.adobe.com/go/pse6.

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Posted: Jul 05, 2005 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced that DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Digital SLR and lens
automatic image quality enhancement software is available on the company's
e-store (http://store.dxo.com)
and via selected resellers. DxO Optics Pro v3.0 incorporates optics, noise and
exposure corrections in an all-new, easy-to-use, feature-rich application for
both Mac and PC users.



DxO Optics Pro v3.0 now also includes support for two additional Nikon digital
SLR camera bodies: the Nikon D70s and Nikon D2X. DxO Optics Pro v3.0 provides
support for the Nikon D70s and the same range of lenses as currently supported
for the Nikon D70. And new to DxO Optics Pro v3.0 is support for the Nikon D2X
and an initial selection of compatible lenses with more to come over the coming
weeks and months.



DxO Optics Pro v3.0 was subjected to rigorous, in-the-field testing by tens
of thousands of professional and advanced amateur photographers during worldwide
public beta testing."The photography community got incredibly involved
in the beta test. Their feedback was invaluable and we would like to publicly
thank all of them," explained Luc Marin, Vice President of the Photography
Business unit at DxO Labs. "Several thousand photographers also answered
a follow-up questionnaire and confirmed, once again, the value that DxO Optics
Pro delivers."



At the core of DxO Optics Pro v3.0 is the award-winning DxO Optics Engine which,
together with the associated DxO Lens modules, automatically removes lens distortion,
vignetting, lens softness and lateral chromatic aberration. The DxO Raw Engine
in DxO Optics Pro v3.0 has also been completely redesigned to offer photographers
full control of the RAW conversion process.



DxO Noise Engine is based on a set of unique algorithms developed by DxO Labs
and on precise camera sensor modelization. The all-new DxO Noise Engine automatically
achieves a reduction of up to two f-stops in image noise while preserving maximum
detail. DxO Lighting Engine is a brand new DxO technology included in DxO Optics
Pro v3.0. A unique local exposure and dynamic range optimizer, DxO Lighting
Engine brings out the shadow detail of digital image files while preserving
highlights, textures, colors and a natural look. DxO Optics Pro v3.0 offers
a choice of three operating modes to meet every demanding photographer's
needs. All modes are fully batch-oriented for the greatest productivity. Users
can switch between modes at any time.



DxO Optics Pro v3.0 is offered in two versions with the same functionality but
different levels of camera support: DxO Optics Pro v3.0 (US$159) for prosumer
and expert amateur Digital SLRs and DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Elite (US$ 249) for
all supported cameras, including professional Digital SLRs.



DxO Optics Pro v3.0 is available in six languages: English, French, German,
Italian, Japanese and Spanish, for both Macintosh and Windows (full system requirements
on www.dxo.com).



All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro 2.2 on or after April 20th, 2005 are eligible
for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v3.0. For all other users, upgrade to DxO
Optics Pro v3.0 is offered at US$ 49).



For more information, visit DxO Labs online at www.dxo.com
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Press Release Posted: Apr 09, 2010 0 comments

Free updates for Plug-in Suite 5, PhotoTools 2.5, Mask Pro 4.1 and PhotoTune 3 owners are now available for immediate download. The Plug-in Suite 5.0.1 release provides several updates to correct known issues, including:

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Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America wishes to clarify that submissions to the “Show Your Colors” photo contest must be made with the Sigma DP1 compact digital camera.  Images made with other cameras cannot be accepted.  Due to earlier misunderstanding about the contest rules, we are pleased to announce the extension of the entry period to September 30, 2008.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company is extending its partnership with Leica Camera AG to
provide image sensors for the newly announced LEICA M8. The new KODAK KAF-10500
image sensor was developed specifically for use with the M8, and marks Kodak's
second collaboration with Leica, building on the success of Kodak's interaction
with Leica on the LEICA DIGITAL-MODULE-R.



The first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system, the LEICA M8 extends
the Leica M series into the digital world. By working closely with Leica, Kodak
designed and optimized the new image sensor to meet the demanding needs of Leica
photographers.



With a resolution of over 10 million pixels, the KAF-10500 continues Kodak's
legacy of offering high performance imaging devices that leverage Kodak's
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) technology for low noise, high sensitivity, and wide
dynamic range. Utilizing a 6.8µm pixel architecture, the sensor uses an
optimized microlens configuration to maximize center to corner uniformity for
improved image quality, particularly important for the broad incident light
angles associated with M series lenses. The sensor also includes anti-blooming
protection to prevent against image corruption during high light level conditions.



For more information on the KAF-10500 image sensor, visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

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Press Release Posted: Aug 17, 2010 0 comments

ExpressDigital announces an aggressive and special promotion for school and ‘team and individual’ photographers to download a free trial of DARKROOM Assembly Edition and purchase the software with free training before the new school year begins. DARKROOM Assembly Edition is the industry’s only award-winning workflow software designed for school and team photographers that can be purchased outright, does not require any plug-ins, completely manages nine different workflow scenarios, features greenscreen, template-builders, online storefronts and lab connection, and that interacts seamlessly with cameras, work stations, barcode scanners, and digital media burners all while automating business functions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2005 0 comments

The 8GB SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash card satisfies the need of those using
high-megapixel digital SLRs, those producing large files with every shot. Ultra
II cards offer a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB/sec and a read speed of
10MB/sec. SanDisk also produces their Extreme III CompactFlash lineup, which
has about double the read/write speed, but because the Extreme III uses a different
type of NAND flash memory the maximum capacity of that lineup is 4GB. In tests
with a variety of digital SLRs the Ultra II performed flawlessly, and it sure
was handy having that amount of memory on trips where lots of images were made
during the day's shoot. For Raw images with an 8MP camera we could get
almost 600 images on a card. Retail price for the 8GB card is $999.99, about
what a 1GB CompactFlash card cost three years ago.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2005 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., has released a free update to Portfolio
7 for both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Portfolio 7.0.6 provides compatibility
updates for Adobe's Creative Suite 2 and Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Additionally,
Extensis has added support for 14 new camera formats on both Mac and Windows versions
of Portfolio. Registered owners of Portfolio 7 are eligible to receive the free
upgrades immediately through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.



The Portfolio Raw Filter 2 update adds support for the following cameras, bringing
the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 50.



· Nikon D2x

· Nikon D2hs

· Nikon Coolpix 8400

· Nikon Coolpix 8700

· Nikon Coolpix 8800

· Olympus E300 (AKA EVOLT)

· Olympus C8080

· Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

· Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (AKA 350D)

· Canon Powershot G6

· Canon Powershot S70

· Canon Powershot Pro 1

· Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D

· Pentax *ist DS



For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/p7formats.
For a complete list of supported camera models, please visit http://www.extensis.com/rawsupport.



The Portfolio suite of Digital Asset Management (DAM) products is designed to
meet the needs of the most demanding creative professionals and workgroups through
four components: Portfolio Client, Portfolio Server, Portfolio NetPublish and
Portfolio SQL Connect. Portfolio provides powerful Client/Server digital asset
management for both desktops and networked workgroups, allowing collaborative
teams to organize, find and share digital files quickly.



Portfolio Server offers more expandability and integration options with optimized
connection modules for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL engines. Portfolio
Server leverages standard ODBC technology, enabling integrators and IT professionals
to create customized solutions that provide easy access to the information stored
in the database.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the spring 2007 availability of Genuine
Fractals 5. In addition, anyone who purchases Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine
Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 will receive a free upgrade
to Genuine Fractals 5 once it becomes available.



The new version of onOne Software's flagship product Genuine Fractals
will feature several new improvements and workflow enhancements including:

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Press Release Posted: Nov 19, 2010 0 comments

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced a new Camera Calibration Promotion. Available until December 31, 2010, customers who purchase a new X-Rite i1Display 2, i1Display LT or ColorMunki Photo from any authorized dealer in the US or Canada and register their product at www.xritephoto.com will receive a free pocket-sized mini ColorChecker Classic (a $62 value) by mail along with a link to download the latest version of the ColorChecker Camera Profiling Software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 12, 2006 0 comments

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) has introduced the world's first three-quarter
Terabyte external hard drive - the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive.
What previously would have resided on multiple hard drives in a large enclosure
on the floor has now been replaced by Seagate with a sleek, stylish desktop design
that takes up as little space as a tape dispenser.



The Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive includes easy-to-use backup software
that protects your system and data files with a simple touch of a button on the
drive. The Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive also includes USB 2.0 and Firewire 1394
connections to provide a wide range of connectivity choices. The unit has a non-slip
stand for vertical desktop placement plus the ability to stack multiple drives
on top of one another, creating a massive, multi-Terabyte desktop storage system
in approximately a 7 by 7 inch footprint.
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Staff Posted: May 22, 2009 0 comments

The WestLicht Photographic auction is now available for online bidding. The auction is Saturday, May 23rd 2009. You can view all the 950 lots in high resolution-images and leave bids through their secure server. They also have an online facility for you to apply for telephone bidding. For detailed information please visit their 'Information for Bidder' section on the webpage.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2005 0 comments

Is Fido ready for his close-up? Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a leader
in advanced digital media and accessories, today announced the start of its
online Picture Perfect Pets amateur digital photography contest, in conjunction
with its sponsorship of the upcoming publication of "DOGS 24/7"
and "CATS 24/7," by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen, follow-on
books to the hugely popular "America 24/7" book series. Entry details
for contestants are at www.lexar.com/pets.

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