March Table Of Contents

March 2010

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This month we’re here to help you edit, organize, and enhance your digital images. Our Test Reports reveal the incredible capabilities afforded by the latest image-editing software from a host of companies, including Adobe, ACDSee, Anthropics Technology, Auto FX Software, and Corel. We also have an in-depth report on the new Canon EOS 7D, an 18-megapixel D-SLR with Full HD video capabilities. Finally, we delve into the pros and cons of using “older” 35mm film camera lenses on new D-SLRs.


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

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

42 Digital Innovations
Software From Around The World
by Joe Farace

90 Something Old, Something New
Are “Older” 35mm Film Camera Lenses Suitable For D-SLR Cameras?
by Robert E. Mayer

110 Test Report: Canon’s EOS 7D
Full HD Video In An 18MP D-SLR
by Joe Farace

118 Test Report: Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 8: Windows & Mac
Photoshop Lite, Or Just For Snapshooters?
by David B. Brooks

124 Test Report: ACDSee Pro 3
Managing Your Workflow
by John Brandon

128 Test Report: Corel’s Painter 11
Pixels To Paint
by Howard Millard

134 Test Report: Auto FX Software’s Mystical Tint Tone And Color 2.0
Lots Of Filters For Enhancement And Drama
by Howard Millard

154 Test Report: Anthropics Technology’s Portrait Professional 9 Software
A Versatile Update
by Steve Bedell

168 Classic Cameras
The Wrayflex
by John Wade

176 Help!
Q&A For Traditional Photography
by Robert E. Mayer


50 Business Trends
Commercial Photography Today
by Maria Piscopo

70 Book Excerpt
Winning Digital Photo Contests
by Jeff Wignall

78 Who’s A Big Softie?
Deliberately Spoiling The Definition Of Your Pictures
by Roger W. Hicks

104 Book Excerpt: Speedlights & Speedlites
Creative Flash Photography At Lightspeed
by Lou Jones, Bob Keenan, and Steve Ostrowski


10 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

18 Talking Pictures
by Peter Goodman

20 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

24 On The Road
Parade Route
by Maynard Switzer

102 Book Reviews
Latest Photo Books Reviewed
by C.A. Boylan


8 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
160 Workshops