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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2004 1 comments
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability
of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software, a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling
consumer photo-editing software. Available for Windows, Photoshop Elements combines
power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity
and personality into their photos. This landmark release helps consumers at
all experience levels achieve outstanding results and provides interactive options
for sharing unique creations via print and Web.



In addition, Adobe today announced Adobe Premiere Elements 4 software, a complete
home video-editing solution (see separate press release). Available separately
or together in a single retail package, Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere
Elements give photo and video enthusiasts more creative ways to organize, edit,
create and share digital photos and home movies.



Photoshop Elements software helps enthusiasts achieve desired results quickly
and easily. New Photomerge technology helps address the challenge of capturing
the perfect group photo by combining the best facial expressions and body language
from a series of shots to create a single cohesive group shot. The new Quick
Selection Tool reduces a once time-consuming select-and-adjust task to a single
click. Photographers at all grades -- beginner to expert -- can choose
from one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level.
A new Guided Edit mode helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo.
Photoshop Elements 6 streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered screens that
draw focus to where it belongs, with new tabs providing simple access to the
many capabilities of the program. Tight integration with Adobe Premiere Elements
and a shared Organizer, with a common database accessible from either application,
allow users to do more with their photos and videos with speedy performance
and easy import, tagging and retrieval tasks. Additional enhancements include
an improved conversion tool that dramatically converts color images into elegant,
nuanced black-and-whites.



Photoshop Elements 6 offers users more creative sharing possibilities, including
online galleries based on Adobe Flash which provide an interactive experience
for friends and family to enjoy. With a variety of settings and themes, these
galleries can be easily accessed via the Web and help bring moments and memories
to life. Animated slideshows, e-mail and printed creations available in Photoshop
Elements such as photo books, scrapbook pages, cards and CD/DVD labels deliver
high-impact sharing options, and also require no previous experience.



Adobe's digital imaging and digital video products are available immediately
at www.adobe.com and online retailers including, Amazon.com. The products will
also be available at Best Buy, Staples, Costco, Fry's, Circuit City, Office
Max, Office Depot, Microcenter, J&R, Buy.com and NewEgg.com. Photoshop Elements
6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows are available separately for an
estimated street price of US$99.99 each. Photoshop Elements for the Macintosh
platform is expected in early 2008. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Adobe Premiere
Elements 4 for Windows is available as a bundle at an estimated street price
of US$149.99. Information about the other language versions, as well as pricing,
upgrade and support policies for other countries is available on www.adobe.com/go/pse6.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2005 0 comments

Lyson, Inc.has named Kenneth A. Holtane as Technical Support Manager for its
photographic products. Holtane comes to Lyson with a strong background in technical
service and field applications engineering. Most recently, Holtane served as
Senior Technical Service/Applications Field Engineer for ILFORD, where he was
responsible for pre- and post-sales technical support and service to sales representatives
and direct customers throughout ILFORD's 13-state Midwest region. At Lyson,
Holtane's responsibilities extend nationally.



"For a market as broad and rapidly changing as the photographic market,
it is imperative that technical support be informed, responsive, and highly
skilled in the use of RIPs, profiles, and other digital imaging tools and applications,"
says Tony Martin, president of Lyson, Inc. "Ken Holtane combines these
capabilities with a unique ability to communicate clearly, regardless of the
audience he's addressing. His addition to the Lyson team further strengthens
the value we offer to the photographic value chain -- from dealers and
distributors to the end user."



www.lyson.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments

LiveBooks, Inc. announced it has consolidated its liveBooks|edu product offerings
to a single premium product for students and instructors at an annual subscription
price of $99, including the annual hosting fee. The revised liveBooks|edu product
consists of two parts: a templated Flash website and a sophisticated online
admin tool known as the editSuite. With the new, expanded features of the editSuite
tool -- a transition picker, PDF downloads from the editSuite and a loading
page graphic -- students can more effectively present their brand online,
keep their website content current and gain firsthand experience of the same
tool used by leading industry pros. Using liveBooks|edu, students and faculty
can quickly create and launch a professionally presented online portfolio website.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2006 0 comments

Photographer and author Mikkel Aaland is the quintessential early adopter, always
one of the first to master new digital photography software--and to wring every
bit of functionality out of it in the process. Shortly after the public beta
release of Adobe (R) Lightroom (TM) software, a digital imaging workflow solution
for professional photographers, he devised the ultimate road test to put Lightroom
through its paces in the field: Adobe Lightroom Adventure 2006.



Aaland invited eleven acclaimed photographers to join him in Iceland, from July
28 to August 5, 2006. This intrepid crew--joined by three top Icelandic photographers--is
shooting by day and using Adobe Lightroom beta to import, select, develop, and
showcase their large volume of digital images each night. Adobe is represented
by four imaging specialists who will both shoot and assist other photographers
as they work with both the Lightroom and Photoshop applications. The journey
and a sampling of the resulting photographs are chronicled in the Lightroom
Adventure blog at http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/adventure.
And Aaland is capturing the lessons learned in the field for his book on Adobe
Lightroom, to be published by O'Reilly Media in early 2007.



Premium sponsors for the Lightroom Adventure are Adobe, ExpoImaging, the Iceland
Tourist Board, Icelandair, Lowepro, and O'Reilly. Additional sponsors supporting
the event are Epson, Fosshotel, Graystone Travel, Hertz, the Oflun Group, SanDisk,
and SAS Radisson 1919 Hotel.



The photographers joining Aaland in Iceland for the Lightroom Adventure are:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments

Induro, manufacturer of professional quality tripods, monopods and heads,
announced a new line of tripods aimed at budget-conscious photographers. Called
the Induro Adventure Series, each model comes as a complete kit, including tripod,
head and carrying case. Ease of operation, quality and strength are integrated
into a lightweight, compact design. The tripod is made from an advanced combination
of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features quick lock legs, a precisely matched
interchangeable ball head and a quick release plate.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2004 0 comments

Corel today
announced that Corel® Painter™ IX, the world's most powerful
Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, is now available for
pre-order. Hitting the streets in October, Corel Painter IX allows commercial
designers, photographers, and professional artists to use their natural talents
and techniques to create breathtaking works of art.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2006 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has announced the release of iCorrect OneClick, the
latest addition to its family of digital photo color correction plug-ins. The
new point-and-click color correction tool is PictoColor's fastest, easiest,
and most automatic color correction plug-in to date. Based on PictoColor's
professional-level color technology, iCorrect OneClick is ideal for photo enthusiasts
who want to take the guesswork out of making the color right. By simply clicking
on an area in the image that should be neutral (black or white or gray), users
can instantly correct the white balance, fix the exposure, and improve the saturation.



In addition to its automatic one click feature, this new plug-in offers users
even more tools for enhancing their photos such as fine tuning the exposure
by independently adjusting the overall brightness, shadows, and highlights or
creating more vivid, lifelike images by simply boosting the contrast and saturation.
Plus iCorrect OneClick offers special effects like black & white and sepia
tone with professional results.



Compatibility

Plug-in compatible with Photoshop 7, & CS, CS2, Photoshop Elements 2-5,
Corel Paint Shop Pro 7 - 11, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.



Available for either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh operating systems.
iCorrect OneClick may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at http://www.pictocolor.com for $29.95
as a software download.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2005 0 comments

Sinar
Bron Imaging has announced the latest View Camera from the award winning Swiss
manufacturer, Sinar AG. The Limited Edition Sinar x3 view camera is designed to
help photographers work faster and more accurately. It features the best from
the Sinar View Camera line, including Sinar Gear Driven Movements, the smooth,
self-arresting precision drives and it's based on asymmetric tilts and swings.
The x3 features the unique Sinar focusing technique. The built-in scales permit
accurate determination of depth of field, tilt and swing angles, which systematically
lead to perfect focusing without the camera distracting from the creative task.
Like the Sinar p3 studio camera, it features integrated contacts and electrical
bellows, which makes it possible to control the electronic between-the-lens shutters
of Sinaron Digital CMV lenses without additional cables. When used with any Sinar
digitalback, the sharpness can be focused with pixel accuracy via "Live Video."
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2007 0 comments

Ilford PHOTO has launched a new competition called White Light, White Heat,
which invites all amateur photographers to demonstrate their creative usage
of Ilford SFX 200 film. This unique ISO200 black-and-white film offers the creative
photographer opportunities not available with conventional monochrome films.
This is due to its advanced emulsion with extended red sensitivity, which allows
the use of filters ranging from yellow to deep red to create outstanding contrast
and textural effects.


Ilford SFX 200 has been reintroduced by Ilford PHOTO after an absence from the
company's film catalog, and is being launched with a special value promotional
pack of three rolls of 35mm ILFORD SFX 200 plus an ILFORD Cokin 'P' filter.




The Ilford SFX 200 competition offers a first prize of a professionally framed
print of the winning image plus $400 of Ilford Photo products. The second and
third place winners will receive $200 and $100 of Ilford Pnoto products respectively.




For more information on Ilford SFX 200 film, visit www.ilfordphoto.com
and for rules and entry form for the ILFORD SFX 200 competition, log onto www.ilfordphoto.com/sfx

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