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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling has announced the LightScribe Travel Kit that
enables users to preserve their vacation memories and add a personal touch to
their DVD and CD label designs. The LightScribe Travel Kit's DVD / CD label tips,
templates, and resources are available for free download on lightscribe.com -
just in time as people return from summer holidays.



To ensure that discs containing their travel memories stand out, customers owning
a LightScribe-enabled drive can go to the Travel Kit (www.lightscribe.com/go/create)
and download travel DVD and CD label designs, mailers, and disc sleeve designs
that reflect their favorite trip memories to share with family and friends.



With the new kit, travelers can create personalized custom designs that integrate
travel photos with text so that the discs are personalized and capture their special
memories from each unique trip. With LightScribe, photo and video CDs and DVDs
can be labeled with a memorable photo from the vacation so that the discs can
be quickly identified with a favorite visual memory.



LightScribe -- a laser DVD / CD label burning technology found in many popular
brands of disc burners, laptops and PCs -- gives people the ability to easily
burn silkscreen-quality photos, graphics, images and text directly onto LightScribe
CDs and DVDs. A simple title printed in normal mode will typically take a couple
of minutes. A fuller disc image will take approximately 15-20 minutes. LightScribe
DVDs and CDs come in gold, with CDs available in red, orange, yellow, blue and
green.



LightScribe DVD and CD label burning technology, the only widely-available embedded
disc label technology, is licensed to over 80 optical drive and media manufacturers,
software developers, media and computer brands worldwide.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2004 0 comments

About the size of a hockey puck, the new Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive is
billed as the biggest small hard drive on the planet - it's the world's first
external hard drive small enough to fit in your pocket or throw in a backpack.
Safely encased in its sleek palm-sized shell, it's as convenient as a USB thumb
drive - but it offers an incredible 5GB of storage to conveniently carry a huge
amount of digital music, photos, video, and business files.

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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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Press Release Posted: Aug 09, 2010 0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com) has announced that its new, optically stabilized APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens, which contains the company’s new “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) lens glass, is now available in the United States for the MSRP of $2,470.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 09, 2007 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced the Pentax Optio A40, the latest model
in the Optio A series of advanced compact digital cameras with superior image
quality and performance. Featuring 12 megapixels, this latest Optio features
three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie. Each
version helps deliver sharp, blur-free shots where camera shake is an issue
such as action photography or in low light conditions at dawn, dusk or at night.
The Optio A model also features the newest Face Recognition technology including
a Natural Skin Tone mode and a Half-length Portrait mode, which automatically
takes a head and shoulder photograph of subjects.

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Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2009 0 comments

PhotoLynx, Inc. announces the release of ProofMyClass.com and ProofMyTeam.com. software that makes possible quick, accurate and inexpensive data and image validation.

Tim McCain, Sr. Vice Pres. of PhotoLynx, Inc. says, “For years school and sports photographers and digital imaging labs have been faced with the challenge of verifying names and images on class composites and other service items such as ID cards, principal pages, yearbook CDs and the many other products needed in the volume package market.  Now, with ProofMyClass.com and ProofMyTeam.com, the verification process can be much quicker, more accurate and less costly while at the same time reducing turnaround time.  ProofMyClass.com and ProofMyTeam.com, also, make significant contributions to the green cause by reducing hardcopy prints and shipping.”

The photographer or digital imaging lab uploads the images and data to the secure ProofMyClass.com or ProofMyTeam.com website where authorized individuals from the respective group, the school or league, access the information and make needed changes and corrections.  Once completed, the information is downloaded to the original database and the changes and corrections are automatically made and production can continue with updated accurate data associated with each image.

Additional information and a demonstration can be obtained by contacting Tim McCain, Tim@PhotoLynx.com or Paul Schulz, Paul@PhotoLynx.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2005 0 comments

Microtek has announced the introduction of the 3,200-dpi ScanMaker 1000XL, said
to be the highest-resolution tabloid-size flatbed scanner on the market today.
Designed for professional applications, the ScanMaker 1000XL is ideal for production
environments in corporations, advertising agencies, publishing houses, medical
laboratories for X-ray imaging, and service bureaus. This large-format scanner
is available in two models -- the ScanMaker 1000XL Pro with Transparent
Media Adapter (TMA 1600) for dual reflective and transparency scanning, and
a standard package without the TMA for reflective media scanning only. Both
models feature Kodak DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology for automatically restoring
damaged photos.

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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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Press Release Posted: Dec 23, 2010 2 comments

Professionally constructed with new design features, the Flashpoint PZ series Softboxes have a unique, patented design that uses a zipper to relieve the pressure on the inner rods making it easy to assemble and close them up. They are available in sizes from 12" X 36" to 40" X 60". The Octaboxes are available in 3’ and 5’ sizes. All Softboxes and Octaboxes come with a baffle, recessed front and a convenient carry bag.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2008 0 comments

Summit, NJ February 18, 2008: On April 4-6, 2008, the Visual Arts Center of New
Jersey will host the largest Photographic Educational Conference in the state.
Utilizing the Art Center's state-of-the-art facility, an exciting weekend
of workshops, speakers, portfolio reviews as well as a vendor fair is planned.
Workshops presented at the conference will run the gamut from camera and light
fundamentals to fine art printing and scanning. Lectures will be given by some
of the leading names in the industry including George Tice and Stephen Perloff.
Participants choose only the Workshops, Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Portfolio
Reviews that they are interested in attending. The cost to attend two workshops
is $45. To view the conference schedule, workshop listings, instructor biographies
and to register, visit www.njphotoconference.com.




On Friday April 4th from 7- 9 PM, participants will be able to listen to keynote
speaker, Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of Photo Review Magazine. His lecture,
Photographic Truth in the Digital Age, addresses how we view reality and truthfulness
in photography when, through digital advancement, images can so easily be manipulated.



On Saturday, the conference is running workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews
utilizing the Art Center's nine art studios. The day will culminate in a
lively panel discussion on contemporary issues in photography including panelists
from all segments of the industry moderated by George Schaub, editor of Shutterbug
Magazine. The panel topic is The Image as Information: Where Does That Lead Us?
Panelists include Ted Harris, Editor, View Camera Magazine; Joel M. Smith, Curator
of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum; Donald Lokuta, Art Professor,
Kean University; and Diana Edkins, Director of Exhibitions and Limited-Edition
Photographs for Aperture Foundation.



A highlight of the conference is a slide lecture and book signing by George Tice,
one of the best known fine-art photographers in the nation. Making photographs
for over 40 years, Mr. Tice's prints are in many museums including the Museum
of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum, where
he had a one-man show in 1972. His photographs have been shown all over the world.
The lecture is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th from 4-6pm. A book signing, which
is open to the public, follows and will end at 6:45PM. This is a rare opportunity
to learn from a master in the photography field and all those interested in attending
should register early to reserve a spot.



Many events taking place at the conference are free to attend. On Sunday April
6th, an exhibitor fair of photography equipment and supply manufacturers will
be opened to the public from 10am-6pm. This day also includes free events such
as darkroom demos, tours and mini workshops by vendors. To become a vendor, contact
Event Producer Nancy Ori at nancyori@comcast.net.



The mission of the conference is to create a central presence at the Visual Arts
Center of New Jersey for the study and practice of photographic art within the
state. The Art Center is committed to teaching traditional darkroom photography,
an important part of the fine art experience, as well as providing courses in
state-of-the-art digital advances. The Art Center houses digital labs and a traditional
wet darkroom. It offers a wide range of classes, workshops, and open studios.
Visit www.artcenternj.org to view the latest course offerings.



The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is celebrating its 75th anniversary of "bringing
art and people together." Since its founding in 1933, the Visual Arts Center
of New Jersey has evolved into a major regional art center with a professionally
recognized art school, a critically acclaimed exhibition program and an extensive
community outreach program. In 2003, the Art Center completed a $6.5 million renovation
featuring a nine studio art school with three interior galleries and an outdoor
sculpture park. For further information, please visit the Art Center at www.artcenternj.org.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments

PhotoShelter Inc., an online destination where more than 30,000 professional and
amateur photographers find tools and opportunities for selling their work, today
announced that it will participate as a technology sponsor for the New York Photo
Awards, the official awards of the New York Photo Festival. Honoring talented
photographers from all over the world whose work breaks new ground visually, intellectually
and aesthetically, the New York Photo Awards is a celebration of outstanding achievements
in the world of contemporary photography. As part of PhotoShelter's sponsorship
of the event, the PhotoShelter Personal Archive will be used to store each photographer's
images, distribute galleries to jury members, support the process of filtering
and the ultimate selection of winning images. The Personal Archive is PhotoShelter's
solution that allows photographers to archive, organize, distribute and sell their
images online with powerful tools including slideshows, lightboxes, ecommerce
capabilities, and website customization.



The awards ceremony will take place on May 16, 2008, in the St. Ann's Theater
space in DUMBO, Brooklyn and will feature guest speakers and the presentation
of awards to sixteen category winners and thirty-two honorable mentions. The winners
will be selected by the New York Photo Festival jury, which includes PhotoShelter
Director of Photography Meagan Ziegler-Haynes among several distinguished photo
industry veterans. Winners will be publicly recognized before an audience of peers
and industry luminaries.



Founded by Daniel Power and Frank Evers, and a joint initiative of powerHouse
Books and VII Photo Agency, the New York Photo Festival will be the first international-level
photography festival based in the U.S. For the inaugural edition of this annual
event, to be held May 14 through18, 2008, a group of internationally respected
curators have been selected to deliver their personal vision of the newest and
most important trends in contemporary photography. These curators include Magnum
photographer Martin Parr, The New York Times Magazine picture editor Kathy Ryan,
Lesley A. Martin of the Aperture Foundation, and Tim Barber of tinyvices.com.
In addition to the curated pavilions, the Festival will offer visitors an extensive
range of activities that will generate dialogue and buzz among all the communities
of photo professionals, amateurs, students and aficionados of art and culture,
including seminars, portfolio reviews, slide shows, book signings, photographic
workshops, live performances and events and a gallery row. More info about the
event can be found at www.nyphotofestival.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2006 3 comments

According to an announcement issued by Nikon UK, the company intends to concentrate its efforts on digital cameras and accessories, and plans to discontinue production of most film cameras, manual focus lenses and related accessories.

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Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2008 0 comments

Mpix, a division of Miller's Professional Imaging, announces the launch
of Mpix 2.0, a complete redesign and relaunch of the award-winning service for
fulfilling prints and products for professional and advanced amateur photographers.
The Mpix 2.0 Web site adds tools for a streamlined ordering workflow and offers
additional professional products and services to save photographers time and
money.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the new compact DiMAGE
Z5 -- a digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens,
Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast
overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD
screen.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 16, 2009 0 comments

ImageSpan Inc. and Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) announced that they have partnered to deliver a complete solution to manage, monitor and monetize valuable image assets. ImageSpan’s LicenseStream automated licensing, publishing and royalty processing platform will be combined with Digimarc for Images, which lets photography agencies, media companies, museums and archives add an imperceptible digital watermark to communicate copyright ownership and information on how to contact the owner wherever the image is found online. The LicenseStream   Content Tracker then crawls the Web looking for uniquely watermarked images, providing regular reporting on where a content owner’s images are found so they can take appropriate action.

The solution optimizes content for search engines before it is published to the Web and then provides the means for any buyer to license that content with a mouse click and with flexible pricing based on use. Since watermarks can be unique to various instances of the same image, content owners have the flexibility to set licensing terms depending on the specific usage and buyer.

The Content Tracker continuously monitors billions of images on the Web to locate a customer’s digitally watermarked images. In addition to the standard search, the solution offers a directed search option that lets a content owner specify Web sites to be monitored regularly. Search reports include thumbnails of the images found with the URLs of the websites where they were located. Reports are automatically sent out each month. Alternatively, content owners can generate their own reports at any time. 

www.imagespan.com
www.digimarc.com

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