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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 18, 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
users.



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 http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.




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: 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: Aug 31, 2004 1 comments





Hardigg Cases has announced the release of the new iM2975 Storm Case. The iM2975's
deeper design gives access to a larger volume of equipment and is designed to
protect against moisture, dust, sand and extreme temperatures. These cases are
constructed from Hardigg's HPX resin and are rugged, lightweight, water-resistant,
dent-resistant, are virtually unbreakable and are guaranteed for life.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2007 0 comments

For people who want a quick and easy way to print stacks of durable, professional
quality photos, Epson America Inc. is launching its newest line of compact photo
printers. PictureMate Dash and PictureMate Zoom are perfect companions to any
digital camera, enabling consumers to easily print professional quality 4"x6"
photos at home or on the go, day or night, with or without a computer.

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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: May 31, 2005 0 comments

Pelican
Products, Inc., has introduced the 1560 Case, which has more than 2,800 cubic
inches of possible storage space. Features include rubberized front and side
grips for maximum comfort, as well as ball-bearing, polyurethane wheels and
an extension handle (with an effortless release latch) for easy transport. The
case also features stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors for added defense
against cutting and theft. For extra convenience, optional accessories such
as TSA-Accepted PeliLocks, lid organizers and padded divider sets are available
so travelers now have the 1560 as a viable mid-sized case to check important
equipment in.



Additional standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer sponge o-ring
for a dust and waterproof seal, and a Gore-Tex® purge valve that stops moisture
from entering the case and automatically balances interior and exterior air
pressure. As with all Pelican Products, the 1560 is backed by a Legendary Lifetime
Guarantee of Excellence: "You break it, we replace it...forever."

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2008 0 comments

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) has announced Cruzer Titanium Plus, a USB
flash drive that offers automatic online backup for every file copied to the
drive. With a capacity of four gigabytes (GB), it is the first flash memory
product from SanDisk to offer online backup. Users get the best of both worlds,
with access online and offline: Data is always available when Cruzer Titanium
Plus is plugged into any computer. Users also get quick access to their backed-up
files through any computer connected to the Internet, should they forget to
bring the drive with them, or if the drive is lost or stolen.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2006 0 comments

ACD
Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA) has announced the release of ACDSee Photo
Editor -- a photo editing application that offers quick fixes, such as
lighting and red-eye correction, and creating fun projects like scrapbook pages,
CD covers, invitations, and more.



Some of the major features in the programs that make photo editing easy for
users include:

How-tos: Guided walk-throughs of projects that teach you how to be creative
with photos step-by-step. Users can easily create CD covers, albums, and other
great creative projects from the very first time they open the application.

Vignette Tool: Creates portrait-style photos in one simple action - streamlining
and facilitating a process for new users that would normally require more advanced
techniques.



Adjustment/Filter Variations: Simplifies the creative process
by displaying up to eight different previews of your original photo, right on
screen, each preview showing a different variation of the effect, adjustment,
or filter you're applying.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop.
Available in early May, onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions
of six essential software tools -- Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools
1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune
2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 -- an affordable combination that includes everything
a photographer needs to make their images look their best.



The onOne Software Plug-In Suite 4 for Photoshop CS2 and CS3 is the latest upgrade
to the award winning Plug-In Suite product line that combines several of onOne
Software's individual Photoshop plug-ins into a highly affordable package.

Plug-In Suite 4 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:



· Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro can resize digital images over 1,000% with
no loss of detail or sharpness. It allows poster-sized prints to be made from
almost any image.



· PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition is a flexible yet powerful Photoshop
plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a complete library
of effects created by Kevin Kubota and Jack Davis. These effects may be previewed,
stacked and blended together just like filters over a camera lens to improve creativity.
Its built-in batch processing engine improves photographers productivity.



· PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition can be used to create stunning border
and edge effects right out of the darkroom. Select from thousands of edges, including
authentic film and artistic mediums.



· Mask Pro 4.1 can easily create high-quality masks and selections even
from tough subjects like hair and glass, making it easy to place a subject in
a new background.



· PhotoTune 2.2 is a plug-in that provides professional quality color correction
in an easy to use plug-in.



· FocalPoint 1.0 is a new plug-in that simulates selective focus or tilt-shift
lenses, helping photographers selectively blur and/or vignette an image to focus
the viewers attention.



The new Plug-In Suite 4 will be available in early May to new users for $499.95
-- a savings of $799.75 if purchased separately. Existing users of Plug-in
Suite version 1, 2 or 3 can upgrade to Plug-In Suite 4 for only $199.95. Customers
who own any one or more of the products in Plug-In Suite 4 will be able to upgrade
as well. For more information on the Plug-In Suite 4, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 25, 2009 0 comments

Phase One announced the Phase One 645DF camera. Engineered in partnership with Mamiya Digital Imaging for superior quality image capture and ease of handling, it sets a new standard for high flash sync speeds – up to 1/1600 of a second.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2005 0 comments

Extensis has posted free updates for all of our Photoshop Tools products (Mask
Pro, PhotoFrame, Intellihance Pro and pxl SmartScale). The free updates for registered
users will provide Adobe Creative Suite 2 compatibility. As always, information
on any Extensis product compatibility update (for either Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or
Adobe Creative Suite 2) can be accessed at http://www.extensis.com/en/support/product_compatibility.jsp
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 08, 2006 0 comments

Ulead Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of InterVideo Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII), has announced
the release of Ulead PhotoImpact 12, Ulead's flagship image-editing software.
The latest version adds innovative features that allow beginners to immediately
enjoy success in editing their digital photos and sharing images in creative projects.



ExpressFix mode and the SmartGuide task-oriented help system are two high-visibility
enhancements designed to help introduce users to digital photography.



ExpressFix mode is a simplified interface providing commonly-used photo features
as guided and fully automatic tools. Featuring a large preview screen with before
and after views, users can adjust color, exposure and focus using intelligent
one-click presets. Noise reduction and PhotoImpact's unique SmartCurves
tone adjustment are available as fully-automated one-step processes. For photo
portraits, users can remove red-eye effects and enhance the complexion of subjects
with a Beautify Skin option. ExpressFix mode also provides direct links to PhotoImpact
12's enhanced White Balance correction feature as well as options to rotate,
print, and e-mail photos.
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Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2008 0 comments

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today that the company has further increased the capacity of its widely popular Platinum II flash memory card line by introducing a Platinum II 60x 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card and Platinum II 80x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF) card. The new, high-capacity cards give value-conscious video and photo enthusiasts the ability to shoot longer and faster, while taking advantage of new higher-resolution and high-definition digital camcorders, digital SLRs and point-and-shoot cameras. When used with many of today’s popular flash-based digital camcorders, the Platinum II 16GB memory cards allow up to six hours of 1080 high-definition video recording. The Platinum II SDHC memory card is speed-rated at 60x, capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second, while the Platinum II CF memory card is speed-rated at 80x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 12MB per second. The high-speed cards provide faster transfers of high-resolution video and photos, as well as large audio and digital multimedia files.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 02, 2010 0 comments

Tamron USA, Inc. announced the second in its series of four photo contests for 2010: Backyard Wildlife. This quarter's contest asks entrants to submit photographic portraits of their local wildlife, whether found in their own backyard, local parks, or other urban and rural neighborhood areas.

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