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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Capture One RAW offers RAW files support for new DSLR cameras such as Nikon's
new flagship, the D2Xs, Nikon D80 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi. (The new Rebel is
not supported tethered in Capture One.) RAW files from Leica's brand new
digital rangefinder camera, the M8, Epson's R-D1s as well as Sony's
first DSLR camera, the Alpha DSLR-A100, are also supported in Capture One 3.7.5.

Capture One 3.7.5 PRO/DB version also includes a variety of enhancements that
benefit Phase One's digital back users. The capture rate performance when
shooting in RAW IIQ-L mode on Mac has improved. This performance enhancement
allows professional photographers to maintain a high capture rate, which can
be very useful at fashion shots.


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Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments

JOBO AG announces the addition of a new elegantly styled 15-inch digital picture
frame to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. When turned on, the
new JOBO Mirage L beautifully showcases digital images on its 15-inch real glass
display. When turned off, the JOBO Mirage L functions as an elegant mirror whether
placed on a table or desk or mounted to a wall. In addition to high style, the
new Mirage L features 1GB of internal memory capable of storing up to 4,000 pictures.
This new digital picture frame is designed to keep memories alive by showcasing
digital pictures in an automatic slideshow presentation giving precious digital
memories new life. Additionally, this frame enables users to highlight their special
photographic moments and easily share them with family and friends. This new JOBO
digital picture frame features a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution with a contrast ratio
of 400:1. To view images on the display, users simply insert their camera's
media card into the frame to transfer the images to the frame's internal
memory or they can download digital image files from their PC or USB device such
as JOBO's line of image storage units onto the JOBO Mirage L via the included
USB OTG cable. This model features USB 2.0 high speed capability and supports
all popular memory cards such as CF, SD, MMC, MS and xD. Easy to use buttons on
the back of the frame support intuitive operation of all important functions.
Also included with this model is a wall mount kit and wireless remote control
unit for convenient operation from any location in a room. The JOBO Mirage L will
be available September 2008 for $359 MSRP.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems has announced an update to the Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop
CS2, extending raw file support to 17 additional digital camera models. The
free download expands on the raw file support integrated in Photoshop CS2 for
digital cameras from leading manufacturers. Camera Raw functionality in Photoshop
CS2 now supports more than 113 camera models and enables photographers to easily
manipulate raw files without sacrificing image quality. Photographers using
the Camera Raw plug-in can quickly and easily import and manipulate raw data,
saving time while increasing their creative control.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2007 0 comments

Canon celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single lens reflex
camera system by announcing the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, the world's
fastest digital SLR camera. At 10 frames per second, the 10.1 megapixel EOS-1D
Mark III digital SLR can fire huge motor-driven bursts of 110 Large JPEGs or
30 RAW files because it employs the new Dual DIGIC III image processor engine,
providing enough computational horsepower to do parallel processing at a rate
unmatched by any other digital SLR. The all-new 10.1 megapixel, APS-H size CMOS
sensor which is designed and manufactured by Canon, is the most light-sensitive
and innovative sensor that Canon has developed to date. It features a new microlens
array and a more efficient pixel structure for ultra-low noise, resulting in
exceptional image quality and an amazing ISO range of 100 to 3200 with extensions
to ISO 50 and a highly usable ISO 6400. Furthermore, Canon today unveils several
new accessories, including the EF-16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and the Speedlite
580EX II Flash.


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Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2009 0 comments

Ever wonder if that 2nd hand camera you purchased online was stolen? Well, now there is a way to find out before you buy. is a free online service for registering your photographic equipment. If someone steals your camera, simply enter the serial number and a description into the online database and your done. When someone searches on stolen serial numbers, your item will then be listed. Sounds simple enough, yet it could be very effective in helping track your missing item. is the brainchild of former Intel software engineer who is an avid photographer. In due time and with good word of mouth, this website will become a very good resource for the everyday photographer engaging in online sales and purchases. The site offers secure encrypted transactions for Logging in and membership registration. No personal data is required other than your email and name. The serial number of your item is only required if you want to report the item as stolen. In addition to the basic registry, you can generate and email reports of your registered items. This is a great way of keeping your insurance company up to date on your inventory. Your registered items are private as well. Only items listed as stolen or in the free classifieds section are visible to the public.


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Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments

ACD Systems International Inc. unveiled ACDSee Pro 3, a new version of its leading digital image management software that retains the same fast and flexible features photographers rely upon and incorporates an enhanced user experience that delivers professional level workflow tools at a tremendous value.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2005 0 comments

Samsung's new SyncMaster 970P is a high-end dual interface 19-inch monitor
that is built and designed for performance. Currently shipping with an estimated
street price of $549, the 970P incorporates Samsung's MagicTune technology
which provides users with extensive color adjustment capability and the ability
to save various personalized display settings. The new monitor utilizes Samsung's
MagicStand, an innovative four-way, triple-hinge adjustable stand that offers
pivot ability, height adjustment, tilt and swivel capabilities. The display
also incorporates Samsung's MagicRotation, an automatic pivot feature
that instantly tracks the display's new orientation when users shift the
screen from portrait to landscape.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2007 0 comments

Extensis has announced Portfolio Server 8.5, a significant upgrade in its Portfolio
Server digital asset management (DAM) product. The Portfolio Server upgrade provides
industrial-strength workflow features to organize and exchange digital files utilizing
visual catalogs and embedded metadata. Portfolio Server is a multi-channel system
that makes it fast and easy to find and share valuable creative assets within
the creative workgroup, across the organization and externally with global partners.
The Portfolio 8.5 product family includes Portfolio Server, Portfolio Client,
Portfolio Express, Portfolio NetPublish and SQL Connect modules, as well as a
Single-User version of Portfolio.

Portfolio Server 8.5 includes new features to automate metadata-driven organization,
tracking, and distribution of digital assets. Additionally, this release includes
Portfolio Project Sync, designed to allow creative users a seamless interface
with familiar Adobe Creative Suite applications. Creative users simultaneously
benefit from Portfolio Server's ability to provide access to other users through
the Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express and websites created with Portfolio NetPublish,
Portfolio Server 8.5 provides unique access points for both internal and external

Portfolio Server 8.5 comes with Project Sync and includes several enhancements,
including improved XMP and file format support, greater performance and stability,
as well as additional features that help automate management of complex metadata.
Portfolio NetPublish 8.5 also includes a number of new features, including advanced
logging for reporting user traffic as well as visual watermarking functionality,
for images, to prevent unauthorized use.

Pricing and Availability

Portfolio Server 8.5 for workgroups will be available for download and purchase
in Summer 2007. Portfolio Server 8.5 and all client components will be available
free of charge for existing customers with Annual Service Agreements (ASA). Pricing
for all other versions, including upgrades, will be announced prior to product
availability in summer 2007.

French, German and Japanese language versions of Portfolio will also be available
in summer, 2007.

For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit

System Requirements

Portfolio 8.5 will support Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 or Vista, Pentium class processor
at 1GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 500 MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server
connection, Apple QuickTime version 7 or higher. Portfolio 8.5 will also support
Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher, G4, G5 or Intel Core Processor at 1GHz, 512 MB RAM,
500MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server connection, Apple QuickTime
version 7 or higher.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 12, 2010 0 comments

This state-of-the-art professional viewfinder camera comes equipped with new functions for making high-resolution images both digitally and on film. The RL3d, a universal camera with increased shift, enables you to take images in multiple formats up to 4x5” and digital images of over 200 MB and is light and compact, making it ideal for location photography.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2004 0 comments

Digital series monolights are built with Swiss-watch precision starting
with a lightweight die-cast alloy chassis surrounded by a high-impact
translucent body with the same material used in racing helmets. Each unit
features a large digital LED display and interfaces with a Windows computer
(Mac OS version also coming) that can remotely control all functions,
including modeling lamp control. The three monolights offer rapid recycling
times, action-freezing flash duration, and a five-volt trigger voltage
that ensures delivery of the light head's full power to your digital


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments

Epson America Inc. has announced that John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert, two
of the pre-eminent leaders in digital photography and fine art printing, are joining
forces to conduct the "Fine Art of Digital Printing" workshop for
a second time in the state-of-the-art digital printing labs of Brooks Institute
of Photography. Offered due to the overwhelming response to their first joint
session in June, the encore workshop Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Santa Barbara, Calif.,
will provide one-on-one instruction with access to today's leading digital
printing technology.

"This workshop format is so unique in that it gives Mac and me the chance
to work one-on-one with attendees throughout the week -- something that isn't
usually seen with traditional workshops," said Caponigro, world-renowned
digital photographer. "The first workshop was such a great experience for
everyone involved, we couldn't wait to do it again."

Caponigro and Holbert created the Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop to foster
growth and creativity among professionals and serious advanced amateurs. The workshop
covers topics impacting the entire printing workflow and employs innovative techniques
with the industry's leading printing technology. Committed to producing
the finest digital photographs, as well as teaching with the highest quality products
in the industry, Caponigro and Holbert have arranged again for students to work
with Epson's award-winning Epson Stylus® Pro printers, inks and media.

Additionally, in an effort to provide the highest quality teaching environment,
the workshop takes advantage of Epson's latest generation of 3LCD projectors
for both accuracy and clarity of all projected tutorials.

"We were thrilled by the enthusiastic response from participants about the
first workshop," said Holbert, master printmaker and co-founder, Nash Editions.
"We look forward to another opportunity to share our knowledge and experience
of digital fine art printmaking with others who are passionate about photography."

To ensure an intimate learning environment, the Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop
is limited to 24 attendees. Valued at $1,995, this workshop is offered at an exclusive
price of $1,495, thanks to the support provided by Epson. This fee includes all
lab costs, complete access to the digital printing lab until 11 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, unlimited use of ink and media, and materials and postage to properly
ship any prints made during the workshop. In addition, catered lunches will be
provided each day to allow attendees to maximize the amount of time they have
with the instructors and in the digital labs. For more information, or to register
for the workshop, please visit

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Press Release Posted: Aug 16, 2010 0 comments

PhotoReflect ( is now providing new and improved tools to increase sales for the professional photographer while enriching the online experience for their customers. In particular, a new selling feature called “digital download packages” that enables photo-consumers to choose their images with the help of an online wizard, has already resulted in an empirical increase in sales volume for photographers using PhotoReflect.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2005 0 comments

Olympus has introducesd the new EVOLT E-500, a full-featured sub-$1000 digital
SLR camera. Designed to be used by all photographers of any skill level, the
E-500's compact and durable body is packed with Olympus innovations like the
exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 million pixels of detail
for bright and colorful images, a TruePic TURBO Image Processor for fast response
time, and an oversized, easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments

Nikon, Inc. has introduced the new PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens, the latest
in a series of lenses that are equipped with a tilt/shift mechanism that enables
photographers the flexibility to effectively manipulate perspective, distortion
and focus. Whether photographing architecture, landscapes, interiors or panoramas,
this Perspective Control (PC) lens easily corrects linear distortion and aberration
to deliver images that more accurately reproduce the view as the human eye sees

Typically, tilting the axis of a camera can result in a misrepresentation of
perspective. A Perspective Control lens' ability to fine-tune perspective
and focus elements virtually eliminates these issues, an essential function
for architectural and interior photographers.

The same features that make this lens excellent for architectural photography
also provide nature and landscape photographers with an essential means to better
control perspective, allowing them to capture nature's beauty more accurately
and naturally. Additionally, the 24mm PC lens enables professional product photographers
to sight just the right shooting angles on reflective objects without capturing
their own reflection in the process.

A special tilt/shift mechanism gives users up to +/- 11.5 mm shift and +/- 8.5-degree
tilt for perspective control. When shooting with a conventional lens, some objects,
such as tall trees and buildings, can be challenging to photograph due to rectilinear
distortion and converging lines that warp perspective. The 24mm Perspective
Control lens corrects this issue with convenient side-mounted controls at 1mm
/ 1-degree intervals that will adjust the focal plane with shift and tilt adjustments.
The lens optics can also be rotated up to 90 degrees right or left for perspective
control adjustment, while a click-stop is provided every 30 degrees. Importantly,
photographers can see the effect of every adjustment accurately through their
Nikon SLR viewfinder.

In addition to providing linear perspective correction, the new 24mm PC lens
has unique characteristics that make it well suited for a variety of tasks and
offers a wide angle-of-view combined with dramatic depth-of-field control potential,
perfect for capturing stunning landscapes. To further control the image, users
can quickly adjust aperture with a stop-down button, or with the aperture ring.
These same characteristics also make the 24mm PC lens a great choice for close-up
macro work, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.7 feet and the ability to
fine tune focus with perspective control.

The PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens continues NIKKOR's legacy of high-quality
optics and durable design. It features the new "E" designation,
which denotes an electromagnetic diaphragm that automatically controls aperture
with the latest Nikon D-SLR cameras. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements
provide superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic
aberration, while three aspherical lens elements minimize various types of lens
aberration. In addition to the Nikon Super Integrated coating that delivers
superior color reproduction, Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat helps
to virtually eliminate any remaining instances of ghosting and flare.

The PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens is the first in a new series of PC lenses
being designed to meet the needs of photo professionals and enthusiasts. Two
more PC lenses are currently in development and are scheduled to become available
through Nikon authorized dealers during the summer of 2008.

The new PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens as well as prototypes of the upcoming
PC-E NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D ED lenses will
be exhibited along with Nikon's entire line of photographic, optical and
digital imaging solutions at the PMA 2008 International Convention and Trade
Show in Las Vegas, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at exhibitor booth # G220.

The NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens is scheduled to become available through Nikon
authorized dealers in the U.S. in spring 2008 for an estimated selling price
of $1929.


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Press Release Posted: Nov 17, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. announced Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Tackling specific problems within a photographer's preferred workflow, the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 offers simple yet powerful solutions for color correction, image resizing, masking, professional photographic effects, and now layers for Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture, in one affordable package. With support for Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3 and CS2, the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 includes FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, PhotoFrame 4.6, PhotoTools 2.6, MaskPro 4.1, Perfect Resize 7 (the next generation of Genuine Fractals) and the completely new Perfect Layers.