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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated(Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced that Adobe Photoshop(r)
Lightroom(tm) 1.0 software is now available for pre-order and is expected to
ship in mid-February 2007. Photoshop Lightroom enables professional photographers
to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs, helping
photographers spend more time behind the lens and less time at the computer.
With more than 500,000 photographers participating in the public beta program
over the last 12 months, Photoshop Lightroom now includes a wealth of innovative
features that streamline digital photography workflows. Recognizing the photography
community for their efforts, Adobe is offering Photoshop Lightroom at a special
introductory price of US $199 through April 30, 2007 at the Adobe Store. Photoshop
Lightroom will later sell for an estimated street price of US $299.



Photoshop Lightroom includes new functionality added since beta 4.1, with significant
changes to the Library and Develop modules complementing improvements to the
Slideshow, Print and Web components. While in the Library module, new advanced
keywording tools help photographers filter through large collections, and an
improved import dialogue with more flexible file handling allows more choice
when determining file location. The new Key Metadata Browser provides quick
access to key information tags with an improved ranking and rating system that
now incorporates color labels and a pick/reject system that sorts and locates
photographs faster than ever. New to the Develop module, Virtual Copies and
Snapshot tools help present multiple versions of the same image, providing the
most choice to clients without the confusion of saving separate physical versions.
Additional tools added include a Hue, Saturation and Luminance targeted adjustment
tool for precise and intuitive image edits. Clone and Healing features provide
non-destructive edits to eliminate sensor dust across one or many images.



Photoshop Lightroom leverages Adobe Camera Raw technology and supports over
150 native raw file formats, in addition to JPEG and TIFF, bringing raw conversion
into a single workflow experience. The latest camera models supported include
the Nikon D40 and D80 and the Pentax K10D. This support means that photographers
can use Lightroom with even the newest cameras on the market, knowing that the
image files will be recognized today and in the future. Upon import, files can
be converted to the Digital Negative specification (DNG) or renamed and segmented
by folder or date. DNG is an industry-wide initiative to create a universal
file format for solving workflow and archiving issues. It aims to eliminate
barriers to new camera adoption while giving professional photographers the
confidence that their digital body of work is securely archived and will remain
accessible as digital imaging technology evolves.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2006 0 comments

Pentax has announced the smc DA FISH-EYE 10--17mm F3.5-4.5 ED [IF] lens.
Designed exclusively for use with the Pentax line of digital SLRs, this interchangeable
lens offers fish-eye to super wide-angle performance in a single unit. Mounted
on the Pentax *ist D series of digital SLRs, the new lens will capture fish-eye
imagery with a 180° angle-of-view and a focal length of 10mm.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 21, 2007 0 comments

The legendary photographs by Art Wolfe are a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty
of the undisturbed remote corners of the Earth, painted by an artist that illuminates
surreal colors that are otherwise invisible to untrained eye. Canon is presenting
viewers the opportunity to experience the world through Art's lens for a
truly interactive experience at the Canon Digital Learning Center Web site http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=HomePageAct,
and go behind the scenes on the new Canon sponsored television series, Travels
to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp. has introduced a dependable, high-speed charger with eight
independent circuits for charging any combination of one to eight AA, AAA, C
or D batteries. Boasting strength and durability, the rugged MH-C808M Multi
Charger employs multiple fixed charging contacts, ensuring positive connection.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2007 0 comments

The Shutterbug Co-Op is a compilation of resources gathered by the Editors
that allow you one-click access to an array of free trail software
(usually limited to 30 days, with some only allowing you to work on, not save
edits etc.), how-to tutorials from a variety of manufacturers and other information
of interest to photographers. In general, the link provided will bring you directly
to the pertinent web page and information. The Shutterbug Co-Op is provided
free of charge and is a strictly editorial product, meaning we do not accept
payment from manufacturers to sponsor specific links.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 16, 2005 0 comments

Hahnemühle USA, North American, distributors of media from Hahnemühle
Fine Art GmbH, recently announced the addition of two new inkjet papers. Designed
for creative digital artists, these new products are intended to meet the growing
requirements of the high-end digital artist who prints limited editions, giclees,
original digital art and the like. Photo Rag Satin 310 gsm maintains the same
surface characteristics as all the Photo Rag papers, but takes on a "satin"
or "luster" look where there is a printed image yet remain matte on
the perimeters. Photo Rag Satin is ideal for photographic and fine art reproduction
where a slight surface variation is desired. This paper works well with both
dye and pigment inks.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2008 0 comments

Wacom Technology Corp. has announced two new members to the Cintiq family --
the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 20WSX. The Cintiq 12WX combines all the advantages
and power of direct pen-on-screen input with a new low-profile, lightweight and
flexible design. The new Cintiq 12WX is aimed at professional creators of digital
content looking to improve and streamline their workflow. Storyboarding for 2D
or 3D animations, compositing for post production, designing graphics, as well
as retouching photos are just a few of the many creative applications where the
Cintiq 12WX will excel.



Also joining Wacom's Cintiq lineup is the Cintiq 20WSX, the world's
first wide-format desktop pen display. Combining the the same design elements
and ergonomic enhancements as the Cintiq 21UX, Wacom's latest wide-format
pen display is ideal for those who prefer to work with a 16:10 aspect ratio and
may not require the increased resolution of the 21UX.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

After thirty years of serving the professional photography community, first in
film and most recently with digital printing, AdoramaPix will now allow everyone
to join its On-Line Digital Print Membership Club. Due to the volume of requests
of amateur photographers, and the automation of the ordering process via Adorama's
easy-to-use WEB site, Mr. Herman Klein, Director of the Digital Developing Division
of Adorama, announced today that AdoramaPix will now allow the public to become
free members of its current full digital developing services. Membership fees
and minimum print order requirements have been waived. New members are being offered
incentives for placing their first orders via the WEB at http://www.adoramapix.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 08, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has announced a new addition to their professional line of medium format
film/digital cameras -- the Mamiya 645AFDIII.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2006 0 comments

If you are among the growing number of photographers who use an Apple iPod
to store digital images while on the road, you should take a look at the new
i1030 Micro Case from Pelican Products. This tough, watertight case features
a molded rubber compartment that fits the Apple iPod (3rd and 4th generations),
iPod Mini with belt clip, and the new iPod video.

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