June Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this issue we feature tests on a myriad of image software programs for everything from creating unique images to speeding workflow to aids in organizing and editing your work. We also continue our Image Tech series with in-depth tests on Nikon and Panasonic cameras plus take a look at a new trend in inkjet papers as well as a handy Wacom tablet that will make working with all that software in our tests so much easier. And visit us at www.shutterbug.com for more web-exclusive content added daily.


34 Roundup
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

42 Digital Innovations
Imaging & Software
by Joe Farace

48 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks

66 Test Report: DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite
A Powerful Raw Converter/Nondestructive Editor
by Jack Neubart

78 Test Report: onOne Software Perfect Portrait
Retouching With An “Easy” Button
by Steve Bedell

86 Test Report: Kubota SpeedKeys For Lightroom
A Handy Workflow Tool
by Jon Canfield

88 Test Report: ACDSee Pro 5
A New Version Of A Photo Management/Image Enhancement Suite
by John Brandon

92 Test Report: Tiffen Dfx 3.0 Digital Filter Suite
From A Company That Knows Filters
by Joe Farace

98 Test Report: Alien Skin Snap Art 3
Instant Art, With Options
by George Schaub

108 Test Report: Wacom Bamboo Capture
Stylus & Touch Redefined
by George Schaub

114 Test Report: Moab “Slickrock” Metallic
High Sheen In A Medium Weight RC Paper
by George Schaub

159 Show Report: Memory & Storage
Faster & Higher Capacity Every Year
by Jack Neubart

166 Show Report: Imaging Software
Color Control & Image Management
by Jack Neubart

Image Tech

56 Panasonic FZ150
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

62 Nikon 1 V1
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


50 Test Report: Litepanels MicroPro Hybrid
Flash And Constant Light Sources In One Unit
by Steve Bedell


28 Pro’s Choice
Nels Akerlund’s Weddings
by Jack Neubart

126 Walkabout
Dave Black’s Lightpainting Methods
by Barry Tanenbaum

130 Business Trends
Advertising Photography
by Maria Piscopo


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Rush Hour
by Jay Solomon

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

122 Book Excerpt
Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs
by Steve Crist


10 Editor’s Notes
155 Trade Shows
155 Workshops