Corel Corporation announced Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3, the latest version of its photo editing program, that brings advanced photo management, editing and creative tools together to deliver everything the photo enthusiast needs in one package.
Panasonic has announced pricing for the recently-introduced Panasonic LUMIX FX75, a new super-slim digital camera that features a 24mm ultra-wide-angle F2.2 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens. The FX75 will be available in mid-July 2010 in black and silver models for a suggested retail price of $299.95.
Lensbaby’s newest lens gives photographers a versatile and affordable option for Fisheye photography, plus access to all of the unique creative photography effects offered within the Lensbaby Optic Swap™ System.
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) introduced the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film, featuring a significantly finer grain structure in a 160-speed color negative film. The new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film incorporates Kodak’s Advanced Cubic Emulsions to achieve this finer grain. Like the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400 Film, KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film also employs KODAK VISION Film technology and Antenna Dye Sensitization in the magenta emulsion layers. Photographers can trust the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film to deliver exceptional skin tones, the hallmark of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Film family.
Mamiya is pleased to announce the newly released Capture One v5.1 adds support for shooting tethered with the Mamiya DM series of DSLRs and Digital Backs. Now photographers can make full use of the powerful workflow features of one of the world’s leading RAW file processing solutions, including ultra-fast tethered FireWire 800 capture.
ImageRights International, Inc., a company that helps professional photographers and illustrators discover the illegal use of their intellectual property on the Web, is offering a free version of its online image recognition and recovery service to further expand efforts against image piracy.
Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com) posed a challenge to its community a few months ago to come up with a new shape for their Creative Aperture Kit. Lensbaby is proud to announce that its Creative Aperture Kit 2, featuring winning designs from that contest, is now available. Creative aperture disks are dropped into a Lensbaby lens in place of one of the round hole aperture disks that come with all Lensbaby optics. When a Creative Aperture disk is used with a Lensbaby SLR lens, the shape cut into the aperture disk will appear in the photograph anywhere bright points of light (specular highlights) are out of focus (ie, decorative lights at night or the sun shining through leaves).
Have you voted for your favorite high school photographer yet? Place your vote by April 1 to help Sigma Corporation of America identify five finalists for its annual Scholarship Contest, and you could help one lucky high school senior win $6,000 in cash and photography gear.
Knowledge Backgrounds, a leading manufacturer of handpainted muslin and canvas backdrops introduces a new product line, KnexGen. Designs for the KnexGen line are digitally printed on a light weight material, using an advanced dye transfer process with the highest quality inks available to ensure vivid and radiant colors that match their handpainted counterpart. KnexGen™ does not stretch, therefore the designs will not become distorted making them easy to store, easy to transport and easy to use. Whether you use a roller system or simply hang the backdrop, KnexGen™ makes preparation easy and allows photographers the time to focus on the shoot itself. The material, printing process and designs are available exclusively through Knowledge Backgrounds.
Marketing Essentials International (MEI) and Bourne Media Group (BMG) announce the formation of GoingPro (http://goingpro2010.com/), a totally new program providing educational opportunities and business advice for emerging professional photographers interested in all styles of photography including wedding, portrait, nature, commercial, stock, photojournalism, fine art and more.