Blurb announced the launch of Blurb BookShow, which enables authors to share their books in an experiential format wherever they are online - on Facebook, their blog, a web site, etc. Additionally, Blurb BookShow has been optimized for viewing on the iPad, leveraging Apple's multi-touch experience without the need to download an application.
Sony has introduced two innovative α (alpha) compact interchangeable lens digital cameras (models NEX-5 and NEX-3) that provide the quality of a digital SLR in a compact body that is easy to slip into a small purse or jacket pocket for ultimate portability.
Leica Camera AG presents a new, 12.1 megapixel digital compact camera: the LEICA V-LUX 20. Equipped with a high performance DC-VARIO ELMAR lens, innovative GPS tagging, optional HD movie recording and various automated functions, the V-LUX 20 is dubbed a truly universal camera.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software. Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost creativity and workflow efficiency. Packing in more technological advancements from Adobe Labs than any other release and incorporating enhancements to everyday tasks requested by the Photoshop community, the software has greater intelligence and awareness of the content within images, allowing for complex and magical manipulation in just a few clicks. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended delivers everything in Photoshop CS5, as well as advanced tools for 3-D which address the unique needs of the video, Web, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.
Imagenomic announced the release of its award-winning Portraiture 2 Plug-in for Aperture 3, Apple's latest version of its digital photography workflow application. This new Portraiture 2 edition provides native 64-bit operation within Apple's Snow Leopard operating system, and represents one of the first purpose-built, third-party image processing plug-ins to be optimized and released for Apple's latest 64-bit systems and software applications.
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive Council of America, the North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographers of America, photographers Leif Skoogfors, Al Satterwhite, Morton Beebe, Ed Kashi and illustrators John Schmelzer and Simms Taback, has filed a class action copyright infringement suit against Google, Inc. in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York. The suit, which was filed by Mishcon de Reya New York LLP, relates to Google’s illegal scanning of millions of books and other publications containing copyrighted images and displaying them to the public without regard to the rights of the visual creators. ASMP and the other trade associations, representing thousands of members, decided to file the class action after the Court denied their request to join the currently pending $125 million class action that had previously been filed primarily on behalf of text authors in connection with the Google Library Project. The new class action goes beyond Google’s Library Project, and includes Google’s other systematic and pervasive infringements of the rights of photographers, illustrators and other visual artists.
Hoodman adds a smart hot shoe mount for using the HoodLoupe 3.0 during DSLR Video Capture.
The new mount is called HoodCrane. HoodCrane is available with the Cinema Kit Pro
which includes HoodLoupe 3.0, HoodMAG- a new magnifying video eyecup for your Hood-
Loupe 3.0--and the HoodCrane. If you already have the HoodLoupe 3.0 you can pick up the
HoodCrane and HoodMAG separately.
Lightroom Workshops, a series of 40 + two-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application intensives are being offered throughout the United States, Australia, UK, and Canada in 2010. These unique hands-on digital photography application workshops are led by one of four award-winning digital photography experts, including Jerry Courvoisier, former Digital Programs Director at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.