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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2008 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has expanded CompactFlash card storage capacity and speed
for digital cameras by announcing its 16GB UDMA enabled CompactFlash PRO card.
This latest addition to Delkin's Compact Flash PRO line boosts fast read/write
speeds-up to 305x (45MB/sec sustained transfer speed capability). Now photographers
using UDMA enabled cameras such as the Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300 and Nikon
D3X have a memory card that can maximize the full benefits of their camera investment.



Photographers without UDMA enabled digital cameras and camera backs can apply
the technology's benefits to their workflow process right away. The enhanced card-to-computer
transfer times are striking. Delkin's UDMA CompactFlash Pro cards, when used with
the company's UDMA enabled FireWire reader and adapters, dramatically reduce the
time needed to download digital image files to a computer.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2004 1 comments




All artists working in digital media
are encouraged to enter a contest for a prestigious award. The IDAA seeks to present
the very best artists working in 2D digital stills and New Media art. The IDAA
was one of the first international awards to present an online and touring hard
copy exhibition with publication. The 2005 program will also include a fully integrated
web conference featuring several leading international artists and academics.
Those artists interested in participating in this conference should reply by email.




The 2005 prize list is extensive and can be viewed online. Epson and DES will
be supporting two artists with special printing prizes in the 2D category. The
IDAA offers FREE entry to all artists. Deadline for entries is 30 November 2004
- Those artists who enter before October 30 will be eligible to win the new G
600 Konica Minolta 6 meg Digital Camera.



Enter now - http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/IDAA/idaafront.html

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 18, 2006 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., has released two free updates to Portfolio
8 -- the Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals.
These updates include two file format support filters, which add support for Microsoft
Office allowing users to catalog, find and view files from Microsoft Word and
Excel on the Windows platform. Additionally, Extensis has added support for 22
new camera RAW formats on both Mac and Windows versions of Portfolio. Registered
owners of Portfolio 8 are eligible to receive the free upgrades immediately through
the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.




The Portfolio RAW Filter 3 update adds support for many current cameras, bringing
the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 80. For
a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/portfoliofilesupport.




The Portfolio RAW Filter is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the
leading developers of RAW image processing software.



The RAW Filter and MS Office updates for Portfolio are immediately available via
download from the Extensis website and are free of charge for registered Portfolio
8 users. Portfolio 8 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for
full product.

French- and German-language versions of the Portfolio update are also available
now for download from the Extensis website. The Japanese-language version of the
Portfolio update is available from http://www.extensis.co.jp.




For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2007 0 comments

Lexar has introduced Professional UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) memory
cards, the latest addition to the company's Professional line of high-performance
cards. When paired with a UDMA-enabled device, such as Lexar's new Professional
FireWire 800 Reader, UDMA cards improve the professional photographer's
digital imaging experience by reducing the time needed to download captured
images to a destination computer. In addition, the benefits of Lexar Professional
UDMA memory cards extend well beyond card-to-computer transfer rates, to improved
in-camera performance in several UDMA-enabled digital camera backs and digital
SLR cameras expected to be announced later this year. Speed-rated at 300x, or
capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second, and available
in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, new Lexar Professional UDMA cards deliver
a 125% performance improvement over Lexar's previous generation 133x CompactFlash®
product line when the card is used with a UDMA-enabled device.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2005 0 comments

The new Sunpak Digital Battery Case is a small, nylon case with key-chain clip
that is said to be perfect for storing spare disposable batteries of all types,
or rechargeable batteries for compact digital cameras, and it has a pouch that
holds digital media storage cards. It not only protects batteries and precious
media cards from physical damage but also helps prevent accidental battery discharge.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2007 0 comments

The new PT-E03 housing is made specifically for Olympus' EVOLT E-410 D-SLR
camera. The E-410's housing is compatible with many of the Olympus Zuiko
Digital-Specific lenses and their respective underwater lens ports.



The new PPO-E05 underwater lens port is designed for the lightweight 14-42mm Zuiko
Digital-Specific lens, which is the perfect complement to the portable E-410 and
its underwater housing when diving. The versatile 14-42mm lens offers the most
common focal lengths, including wide angle and close focusing, making it an essential
tool for those recreational divers who want to capture images of their explorations.
Additionally, all other Olympus PPO Series underwater lens ports (including macro)
are compatible with Olympus' E-Series underwater housings.



New underwater housings have been created specifically for Olympus' recently
announced point-and-shoot cameras, including the SP-550 UZ, Stylus 770 SW, Stylus
760 and FE-230. These cameras also offer underwater scene modes.



For the first time, Olympus is offering an underwater flash (UFL-1) for use with
all new SP and Stylus camera housings introduced in 2007 as well as a majority
of its pre-existing digital compact camera housings. The new slave flash requires
no cables.



Other underwater accessories include an adjustable float strap, created specifically
for the Stylus SW Series, which enables the camera to float at the water's
surface and provides surfers, kayakers and other active swimmers with the ability
to strap the camera to their arm, freeing their hands when not taking photos.
The float strap boasts a vibrant red color for high visibility.



New silicone skins are also available for the Stylus 770 SW. While the camera
can reach depths of 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) without a skin or housing,
the silicone skin provides a variety of stylish looks, offers improved handling
in the water and is perfect for avoiding scratches on the camera's body
from rocks or other rough surfaces. The new skins are available in three trendy
colors: orange, blue and clear.



The new Olympus underwater housings and accessories will be available at retailers
in June 2007. The new housings -- both compact and D-SLRs -- are for
use in depths down to 40 meters (approximately 133 feet). Comprehensive information
on the complete family of Olympus' underwater housings and accessories is
available at www.olympusamerica.com/underwater.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2006 0 comments

Sony Electronics today announced a GPS device that puts pictures on the map.
Using time and location recordings from Sony's GPS-CS1 GPS device and
the time stamp from a Sony digital still camera or camcorder, photographers
can plot their digital images to a map and pinpoint exactly where they've
been.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2005 0 comments

Epson America Inc. has begun offering its Online Experience digital photography
and printing program via authorized photo dealers, making it even easier for
photo enthusiasts and advanced amateurs to participate in the valuable on-demand
program. This unique program offers participants expert techniques, valuable
tips and insider secrets the pros use to create spectacular digital prints.



Featuring a unique, self-paced video-streaming program hosted by award-winning
photographer and musician Graham Nash, the Epson Online Experience provides
participants with access to over 60 video segments and tutorials on digital
photography techniques from capture to print including such topics as color
management, choosing the right papers and inks, understanding printer drivers,
and using the latest Adobe Photoshop CS techniques. These tutorials are designed
to show photographers how to get maximum quality prints from a broad range of
digital cameras and scanners. In addition, subscribers get a true behind-the-scenes
perspective on how each photographer works both in studio and on location.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 02, 2008 0 comments

The following was posted recently on the Adobe blog page site:



The Lightroom 1.4 update for Mac and Windows has been temporarily removed from
the Adobe.com web site. Those Lightroom users who have installed Lightroom 1.4
should uninstall the update and install Lightroom 1.3.1.(Mac, Win) until a further
update can be provided. For those not in immediate need of the updated camera
support available in Camera Raw 4.4 or the DNG 4.4 Converter, it's recommended
that you also continue working with the 4.3.1 versions. (Mac, Win) This decision
is based on the following errors that have been discovered with the recent update:



EXIF Time Stamp Error: There is an error in the EXIF time stamp
update technology that causes Lightroom to believe that the files are out of
sync with the correct time stamp as displayed in Lightroom. Any ensuing metadata
update will attempt to incorrectly modify the EXIF time stamp in the original
raw file itself. This is the only metadata field that Lightroom will write to
an original proprietary raw file. This error will not impact the integrity of
your image data. The Camera Raw plug-in also will incorrectly change the EXIF
time stamp in files converted by the plug-in. The information written to the
XMP sidecar files or XMP metadata in the converted files will remain correct.



DNG Conversion Error(Windows Only): With the latest version
of the Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 applications, Adobe has included technology
to verify that the image data in a DNG file is unchanged from when it was originally
converted to DNG. Unfortunately, when converting to DNG using Lightroom 1.4
on Windows, the application will write an incorrect verification tag to describe
the image data. When Lightroom attempts to work with those files in the Develop
module, the application reads that incorrect tag, believes that there is something
wrong with the raw data and will present an error. Rest assured, there is nothing
wrong with the integrity of your image data or metadata. For those that have
already converted their files to DNG using Lightroom 1.4(Windows only) we recommend
using the DNG 4.3.1 converter to convert the DNG files you've created
with Lightroom 1.4.



Olympus Conversion Error: There is an error in converting Olympus
JPEG files to other formats in Lightroom 1.4 and the Camera Raw 4.4 plug-in.




To uninstall Lightroom 1.4 please see the instructions per your platform: Mac:
Delete the Lightroom application in the Application folder(Mac) and Delete the
following file: Library/Receipts/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.pkg Windows: Choose
the Uninstall Lightroom 1.4 menu item from the Windows start menu. The Add/Remove
Program utility on Windows will also achieve the same result.

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