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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2007 0 comments

Sharpcast has released a new version of its popular Sharpcast Photos software-service
combination for automatically backing up digital photos online and sharing them
with no manual uploading or web browsing required. In addition to the new release,
Sharpcast is offering special free prints promotions to new members, members
who refer their friends to Sharpcast, and people who choose to make a switch
to Sharpcast from Yahoo! Photos as their service comes to an end this summer.

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Press Release Posted: Aug 02, 2010 0 comments

International Supplies announced today the launch of a new swim mask that features a built-in waterproof 5.0 megapixel digital camera so you can capture still photos and shoot video underwater, while keeping your hands free as you swim.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

The following release was received from Ilford. While a bit breathless, it
shows the enthusiasm and effort involved in keeping the company afloat. I did
edit somewhat for length. --gs



After some four months of highly geared activity following the announcements
in February this year that ILFORD had been saved from total annihilation, the
newly emerged organization is now able to draw breath and assess its current
situation.



It was due to the swift and timely action of six of ILFORD Imaging's management
team - at some considerable personal financial risk to themselves - that the
UK-based company which headed the international group avoided being split up,
asset stripped, or otherwise totally lost. Via a cleverly constructed operation,
the liquidators were able to sell off the considerable areas of land at the
company's plant in Mobberly, Cheshire, to an investment company on the basis
that the plant would remain, thereby enabling the rest of the business to fall
within the capabilities of the team.



What amounted to something of a coup in the face of determined interest expressed
by 21 potential suitors which pursued the company through its most vulnerable
stages saw the team able to provide a more attractive solution to the liquidator.
This included not only satisfying the demands of the liquidation, but also ensuring
the continuation of a business which, over its 125-year history, had established
itself as the leading monochrome specialist.



Having had the deal and the buyout accepted to much acclaim, the team then had
to get the company fully on track: manufacturing processes operating, stocks
up to appropriate levels, sales, marketing and distribution fully functioning,
staffing organized and relations with both the company's overseas distributors
and its worldwide customers being re-established on a progressive basis. "It
has been a pretty hectic four months," states chairman and managing director
Phil Harris, "but we now have the company on a strong basis and ready
to take on the world in our endeavors to revitalize the ILFORD name."




ILFORD Photo is the trading name of HARMAN technology Ltd, the company under
which the new enterprise trades, and is the brand which will be used for all
monochrome products - film, paper and photochemistry. The HARMAN brand (drawn
from the name of ILFORD's founder in 1879, Alfred Harman) will be applied to
other aspects of the company's business, such as thin-layer film and paper coating
for the medical sector, as it becomes further organized.



The distributors in USA, France, Benelux, Switzerland and Australia are no longer
subsidiaries of ILFORD UK, but since their former parent company's crash, they
have re-organized themselves, mostly as independent companies, and will continue
handling the supply of ILFORD Photo products to their respective markets, as
do the many other companies which make up the global network of suppliers. The
ILFORD digital products manufacturing base in Switzerland is still involved
in discussions concerning its future.



HARMAN technology/ILFORD Photo now stands totally independent of any corporate
ties to the erstwhile group, and is concentrating on what it knows best, and
to which it is totally committed - black-and-white photography.



"Black-and-white analogue photography is the platform to which we are
all dedicated," explains Howard Hopwood, HARMAN/ILFORD Photo's marketing
and business development director. "Quite frankly, the rebirth of ILFORD
as a brand concentrating on this genre could not have been better timed.



"The world imaging market has been jumping through all kinds of hoops
over the last few years as it has come to terms with digital processes, just
as much as it has with the progress of color photography. Having done that,
and turned full circle back to its roots, those who really care about expressive
photography, and about preserving images in all their beauty, still acknowledge
that black-and-white is the one true medium.



It is this dedication to black-and-white, shared by Harris and Hopwood with
their fellow HARMAN technology directors: Andy Taylor (Finance Director), Steven
Brierley (Sales Director UK, USA and Australia), Simon Galley (Sales Director
European and Export Markets), and Peter Elton (Operations Director), which provides
the catalyst for the company's determined and carefully formulated assault on
the global market.



Nearly 400 people are now employed at Mobberly, with technology and production
capability up to full capacity. Eighty-five per cent of output is being exported,
and global distribution channels are all open. The management is in place and
fully functioning, as are all sales departments and personnel.



In view of the uncertainty that has existed in the worldwide monochrome consumables
field recently, especially regarding availability of black-and-white paper,
ILFORD Photo's relaunch of its comprehensive range of top quality products,
which includes a variety of black-and-white paper types, and the company's assurances
of continued future manufacture, are especially timely for the many enthusiasts
and professional photographers concerned about future supplies.



"In spite of being so busy over these months," comments Harris,
"the process has been cathartic, and great fun. Having structured the
company into a fully operational organization, we now look forward to facing
the challenge in all our marketplaces. If the extremely positive reaction we
have received so far is anything by which to judge, we can expect to be in a
very solid position very quickly."



www.ilfordphoto.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.is increasing the overall performance of its
popular CompactFlash Elite Pro Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional
photographers maximize the performance from their high-end imaging devices and
digital workflow applications. With transfer rates of 25MB/second (read) and
20MB/second (write), along with capacities up to 16GB, photographers can capture
life as it happens for as long as it happens.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 10, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc.announced Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom. Designed to help photographers work more quickly and easily while expanding their creative options, Perfect Presets for Lightroom 3.0 now offers a third volume of effects created by Mike Wong for a total of 192 presets.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 03, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya O/P has announced that it's Optical Equipment Division, manufacturer
of leading medium format cameras and lenses will be transferred to a new company.
The new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd. was formed by Cosmos Scientific
Systems,Inc., a leading company in IT technology.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics,
productivity and digital media software, today announced that it has launched
The Painter Factory (www.painterfactory.com), a new online community open to
all Corel Painter artists and enthusiasts. This global community site is the
newest in a series that Corel is launching to support its various user communities.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 14, 2011 1 comments

As you are all aware, last Friday’s devastating earthquake in Japan caused serious damage in Northern Japan. Our thoughts are with all those people affected. Via TIPA, the company websites report the following news on their production facilities.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

At photostockplus.com's free hosting site, photographers enjoy file-sharing
privileges and 10 megs of free storage. Photographers who choose to become pro
members can sell images with real time credit card processing and promote their
portfolio 24/7 with their own URL, while accessing clients offering photo assignments.
With 200 megs of storage provided, members can create multiple albums at their
URL for different categories of images, protect their images with a watermark,
control viewer access to specific albums with a password, upload multiple images
at once and track visitors to their site.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

The Leica Digilux 3 is an interchangeable lens DSLR using the Four/Thirds system
lens mount. The kit lens is a Vario-Elmar 28-100mm lens. This 7.5MP has a LiveMOS
sensor for viewing while shooting and an integral image stabilization system.
The monityor preview permits a check on exposure and white balance prior to
talking the picture. ISO speeds are 100-1600, with a shutter speed range of
1/4000-60 sec, plus Bulb.



www.leica.com

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Press Release Posted: Nov 20, 2009 0 comments

Induro tripods are available in a wide range of sizes for any shooting situation. Whether you’re working in a studio, or in the field, Induro has a tripod for every photographer. New products  in the line include:
Induro AT-Series Aluminum Alloy tripods are made from the highest grade materials and are designed to offer the uncompromising quality, strength and durability demanded by professionals and serious photographers, at a reasonable price. Like all tripods in the new Induro family, the AT-Series incorporates enhancements that make them more rugged, stable and capable of handling higher load capacities. And the range of features and included accessories is unequalled in the marketplace.

For the photographer who wants a tripod with matching head, the Induro Adventure Series Tripod Kits have become one of the most popular products on the market today. While they were conceived with the budget-conscious photographer in mind, a close look will show that no compromises were made in the materials, design or construction. The AKB kits include an aluminum and magnesium tripod with quick lock legs and a single-action ballhead with quick release plate. Built to the same standards, and having the same enhancements as top-of-the-line Induro professional tripods, Induro has created an outstanding tripod outfit for an outstanding price.

Induro Monopods have also become very important equipment for photographers. They offer support in tight spaces, plus the mobility needed in fast shooting situations. The new Carbon Fiber and Aluminum alloy models take full advantage of the latest refinements and have up to twice the load capacity of earlier models. They’re ideal for photographers on the move - Sports, Nature, Landscape, Travel – and in the studio.

With the introduction of the new BHD-Series, Induro has brought the professional ballhead to a new level. These dual-action ballheads offer increased load capacities, large ergonomic locking knobs, adjustable drag and tension control, independent panning control and much more. To provide maximum strength and lighter weight, the new BHD-series ballheads are made of precision-machined Magnesium alloy. In response to photographers’ requests, the latest Induro ballheads have an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate system.

A visit to your dealer or to InduroGear.com will give you the information you need, including new videos, to make an informed decision.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2005 0 comments

The Tamrac Model 5261 is a rolling photo/computer briefcase that was designed
to go everywhere. It holds a large digital or film SLR, several large lenses
(with shades) and a compact laptop. The unit is carry-on compatible and is constructed
of strong ballistic nylon and rigid plastic. A foam-padded laptop pocket holds
laptops like Apple's 12" PowerBook G4, or other small laptops up
to 12 ½" x 1 ½" x 10". A weather-protected Speed
Pocket on the front flap keeps important items available for quick access while
a telescoping handle stows away in a zippered pocket. Ball-bearing, in-line
skate wheels ensure a smooth, stable ride and a front accessory pocket with
internal paraphernalia pocket organizes CDs, a PDA and a mobile phone. The 5261
can be customized with Tamrac's Modular Accessory System and Strap Accessory
System products.

www.tamrac.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 08, 2007 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has released Macintosh Universal updates for all their
Photoshop plug-ins: Snap Art, BlowUp, Exposure, Eye Candy 5: Textures, Eye Candy
5: Nature, Eye Candy 5: Impact, Xenofex 2, Image Doctor, and Splat!. These updates
are compatible with the upcoming Photoshop CS3 release from Adobe Systems, Inc.
Alien Skin's Universal plug-ins provide a significant performance increase
on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2009 0 comments

The Tyler Minigyro is said to support and stabilize cameras up to 40 lbs in weight. Designed to fit in any size helicopter, the Minigyro is the first Tyler mount that successfully works in cars/trucks, boats, and airplanes.  Handheld, zero installation time is required. Some features include: variable position handles, camera quick release mounting plate, adjustable tilt head for shooting up or down and a specially developed shock tube to eliminate vibration. A battery, 24 to 28 Volts DC, is used to spin-up the 4 Brute Gyro wheels and electronics enclosed in the Minigyro.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 15, 2010 0 comments

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are proud to announce a free color management webinar which will offer tips on controlling color accuracy as well as highlight the benefits of using Spyder3 products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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