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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the spring 2007 availability of Genuine
Fractals 5. In addition, anyone who purchases Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine
Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 will receive a free upgrade
to Genuine Fractals 5 once it becomes available.



The new version of onOne Software's flagship product Genuine Fractals
will feature several new improvements and workflow enhancements including:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 07, 2005 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the new ultra-slim Coolpix S1 - a 5.1-megapixel camera
featuring state-of-the-art technology like the exclusive new Face Priority AF
(Auto Focus) feature, enhanced image quality and improved speed, within a smooth,
compact design that features the line's first, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen. Nikon's
new Face Priority AF ensures that faces remain in focus when shooting portraits
by automatically sensing the presence of a human face within the frame and setting
accurate focus accordingly.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2007 0 comments

Serif (Europe) Ltd has announced that their U.S. customers will soon be able to
order PhotoStamps, Stamps.com's popular form of personalized U.S. postage,
through Serif's digital media manager, AlbumPlus X2, when it launches on
April 30, 2007.



The integration allows customers to easily upload images selected in AlbumPlus
X2 directly to the PhotoStamps website and place an online order. PhotoStamps
can be used as regular postage to send letters, postcards or packages, and is
currently available for the most common mail rates in denominations ranging from
$0.24 to $4.05. Each sheet includes 20 individual PhotoStamps that can be personalized
with pictures of a customer's children, pets, vacations, celebrations, and
more.



www.serif.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2006 0 comments

Canon has expanded their line of multimedia projectors with three new models--
the REALiS SX6, REALiS SX60, and REALiS X600--designed to meet the needs
of professional photographers, business presenters and home cinema enthusiasts.
These new projectors feature Canon's proprietary Aspectual Illumination
System optical system for crisp, color-rich, intricately detailed images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments

Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has released Portfolio Server 8.5, a major
upgrade to its Portfolio Server creative assets management product line. Portfolio
Server 8.5 is the hub of Extensis' open system providing new capabilities
to CS3 workgroups in need of a flexible archive and automated web delivery asset
system. As a standard for managing creative assets within workgroups, Portfolio
Server 8.5 includes powerful Mac and Windows clients, a complete web publishing
solution and integration for CS3 applications.



Included with Portfolio Server 8.5 is Portfolio Project Sync for Adobe Creative
Suite 3. Developed in close partnership with Adobe, Project Sync brings together
the power of Portfolio Server with the convenience of the CS3 environment. Providing
seamless integration between Portfolio Server and CS3, Project Sync enables powerful
searching, archiving and automated web delivery from within creative applications.
Project Sync ties transparently into Portfolio Server, providing teams real-time
access to their assets.



This seamless integration allows creative workgroups to search, access, catalog
and tag assets in Portfolio Server, via Adobe Bridge and other CS3 applications.
Through this connection CS3 users tap into the powerful asset sharing and archiving
capabilities of Portfolio Server, all without leaving their primary creative application.
For example, a designer adds XMP data to an Adobe Photoshop file. Portfolio Project
Sync instantly syncs this information making it available to other Portfolio workgroup
clients and Portfolio NetPublish web sites. Users can now remain within CS3 applications
to distribute creative assets.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has introduced the KODAK EASYSHARE V610 dual lens digital
camera, the world's smallest 10X (38 -- 380 mm equiv.) optical zoom
camera at less than an inch thick. Using KODAK RETINA Dual Lens technology,
the pocket-size V610 camera combines two SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON all-glass,
non-protruding prism lenses to deliver a long zoom range -- a first for
a camera so small (just 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2007 0 comments

Few aspiring photographers get to sit in on a commercial shoot, but thanks
to a new DVD series from Blue Crane Digital, anyone can watch a professional
in action. "Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for DSLR Cameras"
offers an opportunity to peer over the shoulder of famed commercial photographer,
Tim Mantoani, as he works with light and lenses.


Although the two-volume set focuses on developing the photographer rather than
teaching camera-specific skills, Blue Crane Digital produced separate titles
for Nikon and Canon users.



Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for Canon DSLR Cameras Volumes
1 & 2



And



Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for Nikon DSLR Cameras Volumes
1 & 2

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2006 0 comments

X-Rite Inc. has introduced the the OPTIX XR2 display calibration and profiling
solution. Combining a state-of-the-art colorimeter with enriched software, the
OPTIX XR2 is said to deliver an unparalleled color management solution for displays;
including LCD, CRT and newly developed wide gamut technologies. Easy to use, the
OPTIX XR2 is X-Rite's most recent upgrade of MonacoOPTIX XR, which joined
X-Rite's product line after X-Rite acquired Monaco in 2003. This latest
iteration completes the integration of the product into the X-Rite family of color
measurement solutions.



The first and most fundamental step to ensure consistent and accurate color is
a properly calibrated monitor. The OPTIX XR2 allows users to adjust color at the
touch of a button. Plus, a new help system puts easy to find answers at the user's
fingertips.


OPTIX XR2 also has the ability to automatically recognize and take control of
your color display, with Automatic Display Control (ADC). Using one touch, ADC
will optimize your display's color temperature, contrast and brightness
settings to ensure you build the highest quality ICC profile and obtain the best
color results from your monitor.



In addition, an ambient diffuser attaches to the bottom of the OPTIX XR2 hardware,
allowing for more exact characterization of the user's environment, thus
improving the accuracy of profiles.



Designed to advance with users as they upgrade their display types, the OPTIX
XR2 builds the highest quality profile for today's as well as tomorrow's
advanced display technologies. Additionally, it recognizes when an upgrade is
necessary and prompts users to download the correct information required to properly
profile their monitor.



The OPTIX XR2 will be available to the market in late May, as will the OPTIX XR2PRO,
a network version for multi-workstation environments.



www.xrite.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new firmware update for its interchangeable LEICA
D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens, which is compatible with the Four
Thirds standard digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, including Panasonic's
LUMIX DMC-L10. With the firmware update, the LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025)
adds contrast auto focus (AF) to the single focal length lens, making it more
suitable for taking snapshots and portraits where the photo subject is able
to stand out due to an intentional out-of-focus background.



Panasonic invites all users of LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lenses
to download the updated firmware to enjoy this advanced technology that lets
users take high-quality photos with ease and accuracy. Notably, with the use
of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10 digital SLR, this update allows the LEICA D SUMMILUX
25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens to take professional-quality portraits as it combines
Panasonic's Face Detection feature with the contrast AF.



Users will be able to download the latest firmware that allows the LEICA D SUMMILUX
25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens to take advantage of contrast AF at 4:00 GMT on
March 12, 2008 at the following link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.



www.panasonic.com/dsc

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2005 0 comments

Panasonic has announced the expansion of its SD Memory Card line with the addition
of three new memory cards. The flagship of the company's expanded line is
the "PRO HIGH SPEED" Series 2GB SD Memory Card that features up to
20MB/s data transfer rate. It is joined by the 1GB "HIGH SPEED" card
with up to 5MB/s data transfer rate and a 512MB miniSD Card with a data transfer
rate of up to 2MB/s. All three cards are expected to be available in the United
States in August.



Panasonic's new 2GB "PRO HIGH SPEED Series" SD Memory Card is
expected to be launched in the United States in August 2005, with a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $319.99. With an outstanding data transfer rate of up
to 20MB/s and its 2GB storage capacity, the new Panasonic card is designed to
meet tough requirements including high speed consecutive shooting by high-end
digital still cameras and MPEG2 video recording by camcorders.



Panasonic also adds the 1GB SD Memory Card to its existing "HIGH SPEED Series"
of cards. With a data transfer rate of up to 5MB/s, the new model is expected
to be available in August 2005 in the United States, at a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $129.99.



www.panasonic.com...

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