Gravity defying dust will not be a problem for the precision optics astronauts use to capture images from space. NASA has approved the LensPen SensorKlear Loupe Kit from Parkside Optical Inc. for use on the International Space Station.
Lensbaby announced the availability of its third Creative Effects SLR camera lens, the Control Freak. The Control Freak joins the Composer and the Muse in the Lensbaby lens line-up. The Control Freak is the new evolution of the Lensbaby 3G, and is optimized for macro photography with extensive focus control. The Control Freak is compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap system.
onOne Software, Inc. announced that its Genuine Fractals Professional and Standard Edition plug-ins for Photoshop are now compatible with the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended Software. Owners of Genuine Fractals 6 can download the free update from onOne Software’s website at http://www.ononesoftware.com/.
Adorama (www.adorama.com) announced the launch of AdoramaTV – a new video channel featuring an ongoing series of free weekly educational videos designed to help everyone interested in photography become a better photographer. AdoramaTV is the latest free educational offering to be added to the Adorama Learning Center. Adorama is committed to educating its customers from novice to professional beyond its classrooms and website and into the broader world of social media.
Collages.net’s CEO Kevin Casey has launched an initiative to collect used cell phones for Cell Phones For Soldiers. Kevin is an Air Force veteran and former B-52 flier and continuously joins efforts to assist the military and military families.
Kubota Image Tools announced the general availability of its newly enhanced DASHBOARD 3 Pro software, as well as the brand new Kubota Texture Tools and the re-released Kubota Sloppy Borders (now DASHBOARD 3-compatible). The updates of these award-winning offerings are now available for immediate purchase and download at: http://www.kubotaimagetools.com/store.
AquaTech, Inc. introduces Soft Wraps, a recently added line of protective coverings designed to shield cameras and accessories against the abuse that can sometimes accompany location photography. They’re designed to fit snugly, yet allow instant access.
With the recent acquisition of Microsoft's Expression Media software for digital asset management, Phase One has updated its Capture One raw converter and image editor to improve the applications’ compatibility, allowing owners of the two applications to add to functionality.