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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2007 0 comments

Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the creation of a Digital Photography
Bootcamp Scholarship Program. Professional photographers (or serious amateurs
aspiring to be pros) are invited to apply to the program for a chance to be
selected for a full scholarship to any of Kubota Image Tools' upcoming
Bootcamps -- including the long sold-out October 2007 Bootcamp.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2005 0 comments

Microsoft Corp., together with leading companies in the digital imaging industry,
today announced enhancements to the family of Windows operating systems that will
enable consumers to easily work with RAW files in current and future versions
of Windows. Working closely with digital imaging industry leaders including Adobe
Systems Inc., Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. and Nikon Corp., Microsoft
plans to deliver native support for digital camera RAW images in the next major
version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn."



In addition, Microsoft is enhancing the digital imaging experience for Windows
XP with the upcoming availability of the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer
for Windows XP, allowing consumers to view thumbnails and preview and print Canon
and Nikon RAW files from Windows Explorer in Windows XP. These features, as well
as the ability to organize and edit Canon and Nikon RAW files, will also be available
in a future version of Digital Image Suite.



Microsoft also announced it is developing a certification program for third-party
RAW image codecs that will ensure their solutions provide a consistent experience
for consumers who are using RAW image files. With this new RAW support across
the Windows platform and products, Microsoft is enabling a seamless experience
for consumers working with RAW digital images and delivering an extensible architecture
for hardware and software industry partners.



Microsoft worked with imaging leaders to develop the digital camera RAW architecture
in "Longhorn" and to provide the best digital photography experience
for Windows consumers. "Longhorn" will deliver dramatic innovation
in RAW support for independent software developers, camera manufacturers and consumers.
Hardware and software partners will benefit from the standardized architecture
for image codecs, which allows them to contribute their own codecs to be certified
and implemented in Windows.



Microsoft's platform approach provides built-in support for RAW files, enabling
Windows-based applications to use all supported image types, including RAW. This
architecture enables software applications to seamlessly support new image types
upon codec certification by Microsoft. In addition, "Longhorn" will
provide an application programming interface (API) that enables software vendors
to exercise a higher degree of control over the RAW conversion in their applications,
while enabling market opportunities for professional-level conversion tools.



In addition to announcing the imaging enhancements planned for the next version
of Windows, Microsoft is helping Windows XP consumers realize the potential of
RAW files. The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP will
soon be available for free download* at http://www.microsoft.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2007 0 comments

Nik Software, Inc. has announced the latest upgrade to its Color Efex Pro collection
of photographic filters for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. The new
Color Efex Pro 3.0 filter collection now integrates Nik Software's patented
U Point technology for precise selective editing control, includes new and updated
filters offering the widest range of professional photographic enhancements
and effects, and features a completely redesigned user interface.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. has announced a replacement battery for the Canon Digital
Rebel XT. The Lenmar DLC-2L Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 750mHa with a company-estimated
usage of 525 images. The Lenmar DLC-2L can be used as a replacement for standard
Canon NB-2L (570mHa), and also the new Canon NB-2LH (720mHa). Street price for
the battery is about $34.99.



For a complete "Fits and Replaces" chart, visit www.lenmar.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments

Delkin's SensorScope System is said to be the first complete solution
for inspecting and cleaning digital SLR sensors. The system includes unique
components to safely inspect and effectively clean a DSLR's camera sensor of
all types of contaminants, wet or dry. The distinctive, first-of-its-kind components
of the SensorScope System, and the overall system itself, are what earned the
DIMA award.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced the Pentax K10D digital SLR camera with
10.2 effective megapixels and a host of advanced technologies including a Pentax-developed
Shake Reduction (SR) system and a weather- resistant body.



The most significant features in the K10D include a Pentax-developed Shake Reduction
(SR) system that effectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free
images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as macro and telephoto
photography or low light settings without a flash. The system does not require
special anti-shake lenses and can be used with more than 24 million Pentax lenses
produced since 1964.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

LiveBooks Teaches National Geographic All Roads

Project Winners To Market Their Photography To The World

LiveBooks, Inc. continues to support emerging, talented photojournalists with
its sponsorship of National Geographic's "All Roads Photography
Project" by providing the winners of this year'sinternat...

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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: Jan 11, 2007 0 comments

Pelican Products, Inc.has unveiled the 1630 Transport Case. With more than 8,250
cubic inches of possible storage space, the 1630 is said to be ideal for safely
transporting heavy equipment. Transit-friendly features include two double-hand
side-grips for easy team lifting, two heavy-duty sets of polyurethane wheels
with stainless-steel ball bearings and nylon hubs for long wheel-life and an
extension handle (with effortless release latch) for easy transport.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2006 0 comments

We
are sad to announce that Carl Koch, inventor of the modular Sinar camera system,
died in late December at the age of 89. This Swiss photographer and inventor
introduced the revolutionary Sinar camera in 1948. Koch's primary motivation
was to offer professional photographers the latest technical refinements. He
was steadfastly successful with the logical implementation of his life's
motto: "What can be done better, shall be done better".



Additional milestones were the automation of the camera with the introduction
of a universal shutter for all lenses, selective exposure metering at the film
plane and the simplification of camera settings.



The education of the new generation of professional photographers was also a
major concern to Koch. He authored a series of textbooks and guidelines for
professional photography, of which Photo Know How'--a self-teaching
course for professional photographers that was translated into many languages
including Chinese and Russian--became a worldwide standard text. To this
day, Koch's principles still guide the philosophy of Sinar, the company
that he founded. The world of professional photography mourns the passing of
one of its great pioneers.

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