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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2006 0 comments

Unibind has announced their Professional Series XU138 Book Creator. This do-it-yourself
binding system is said to be perfect for weddings or other special occasions.
Priced at $455.00, XU138 binding machine is dubbed the perfect system for photographers
to help generate additional income by offering their wedding customers hard-cover
8 ½" x 11" personalized wedding photobooks/albums during
or after photographing an event. The wedding party can also quickly create their
own wedding photobooks/albums the day of the wedding to give out at the reception
using a digital camera, photo printer and Unibind XU138 at the wedding.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

Unibind http://www.unibind.com,
has announced that it will demo the Unibind Professional Series XU138 Book Creator
for the first time at Photokina.



This do-it-yourself binding system is said to be perfect for weddings or other
special occasions. Priced at $455.00, XU138 binding machine can help generate
additional income for wedding photographers by allowing them to offer their
wedding customers hard-cover 8 ½" x 11" personalized wedding
photobooks/albums during or after photographing an event. The wedding party
can also quickly create their own wedding photobooks/albums the day of the wedding
to give out at the reception using a digital camera, photo printer and Unibind
XU138 at the wedding.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2007 0 comments

Peleman Industries, Inc. has announced that it is introducing 12 new Unibind
PhotoBook colors and styles for the holidays. Unibind PhotoBooks are hardcover
photo albums that work with the award-winning Unibind PhotoBook Creator thermal
binding machine to make professional hardcover photobooks and presentations
in seconds.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2005 0 comments

Uniross has expanded its broad assortment of sophisticated battery chargers
with the introduction of a line of compact, versatile models designed for travelers
who need to recharge their batteries anywhere in the world. The Uniross Globe
Trotter chargers come complete with three international plugs that enable them
to be used in 90% of countries throughout the world.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2005 0 comments

To better meet event photographers' on-demand printing needs, KODAK PROFESSIONAL
will be introducing an upgrade kit and media to enable 5x7- inch borderless
prints on the new KODAK 6850 Photo Printer. The KODAK Photo Printer 6850 5R
Borderless Upgrade Kit includes two plastic flanges for the media roll endcaps,
a metal guide for 5-inch paper and a CD with drivers and easy instructions for
self installation. The 5- inch borderless upgrade kit is to be used with the
new KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTATHERM 6850 5R Print Kit which provides enough media
and donor to make 375 5x7 inch (13x18 cm) prints. Available worldwide in September,
2005, the KODAK Photo Printer 6850 5R Borderless Upgrade Kit and the KODAK PROFESSIONAL
EKTATHERM 6850 5R Print Kit will retail for US$35 (MSRP) and US$280 (MSRP),
respectively.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 10, 2005 0 comments

Most of today's modern cameras have some type of motorized film advance
mechanism already integrated into the camera body. Motor drives are the separate
accessory attachments that were commonplace just a few years ago, and now are
most often found on the used shelf in your favorite camera specialty retailer
or on auction sites.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2004 0 comments

CPI
Technologies, Inc. has launched it's VersaFrame.com website to show the
world a new concept in picture framing technology. The VersaFrame Modular
displays are said to tackle an age-old problem in a maximizing display
spaces and utilizing personal creativity.



Pairs of clear, hinged, sliding panes hold numerous materials - from photographs
to certificates of achievement and everything in between. These panes
slide into anodized aluminum channels that can be custom cut into an infinite
number of sizes and display configurations.



VersaFrame also offers "Educational Frame Systems" for schools
or parents that want to give young children a place to practice writing
letters, making shapes and coloring pictures. Content can be changed in
seconds and offer ongoing challenges to developing minds. Using included
dry-erase markers on special scratch-resistant panes, even young children
can practice and erase drawings with ease. VersaFrame Display Products
are made in the USA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.



Contact: http://www.VersaFrame.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2007 0 comments

Vertus in partnership with DxO Labs announced the immediate availability of
three new bundled software packages. Each package includes the newest version
of Vertus' award-winning Fluid Mask and either DxO Optics Pro v4.5 (Standard
or Elite) or DxO FilmPack software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments

Vertus, the graphics and imaging software division of Heligon, has announced the
official launch of Fluid Mask 3 masking software. Addressing the challenge of
quickly and easily separating problem images, such as human hair and tree leaves,
Fluid Mask 3 is said to leverage a more effective edge detection system, along
with the improved "Smart Blending" capability unique to the software.
Fluid Mask 3 presents a slider that enables the user to switch between "Smart
Blending" and standard feather blending. Next, within focused areas, the
user may invoke complex edge and special hair blending algorithms, which, for
the first time, automatically cut out tricky edges and difficult hair such as
highlights and hair with wide color differences (e.g. black hair next to white
hair against a grey background).



Fluid Mask 3 boasts improvements to the initial image processing time, enabling
users who are operating multiple processors to realize increased speeds up to
40% faster than the previous versions. The result is a quicker transition from
a base image editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop, into Fluid Mask. Ultimately,
Fluid Mask significantly improves the overall efficiency of the image editing
process, from loading to the final cut-out.



In addition to new blending and loading capabilities, Vertus has improved the
intuitive workflow of Fluid Mask 3 and added new tools to the program. These new
features include:



· A new "Save Settings" option enables users to easily recall
edge detection, blending, and resolution options from previous sessions, eliminating
the need to continually reprogram these options when working with batches of pictures.



· The "Color Workspace" palette now includes a "Color
Sampler" which enables users to select specific colors from an image and
see where else within that image the same color appears. Also available in the
"Color Workspace", the new 2-D color map enables more accurate color
selection.



· A new "Patch" system allows users to make changes affecting
a selected localized region without affecting the rest of the image. "Patches"
can be easily selected with a highlighting brush tool rather than relying on a
standard box shaped patch. Once a "Patch" has been selected, users
can call up the most popular editing options with a simple right click of the
mouse.


Localized "Edge Detection" tools enable users to automatically detect
hard to find edges inside a Patch. In the same way, localized edge blending techniques
are used in Patches to overcome common problems such as masking hair and complex
colored foregrounds and backgrounds.



Fluid Mask 3 is currently available for Windows XP & Vista and Mac Intel and
Power PC 10.3.9 upwards and is priced at $239. Fluid Mask 3 will continue to function
as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 & Elements; and for the first time
will also work in stand alone mode for image formats that accept transitions to
transparency in 8 bit RGB color -- e.g. TIFF and PNG. Users working on tablet
style computers and peripherals, such as the Wacom Tablet, should note that Fluid
Mask 3 contains a new pressure sensitivity control that can regulate brush size.



www.vertustech.com...

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