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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2006 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has announced the release of iCorrect OneClick, the
latest addition to its family of digital photo color correction plug-ins. The
new point-and-click color correction tool is PictoColor's fastest, easiest,
and most automatic color correction plug-in to date. Based on PictoColor's
professional-level color technology, iCorrect OneClick is ideal for photo enthusiasts
who want to take the guesswork out of making the color right. By simply clicking
on an area in the image that should be neutral (black or white or gray), users
can instantly correct the white balance, fix the exposure, and improve the saturation.



In addition to its automatic one click feature, this new plug-in offers users
even more tools for enhancing their photos such as fine tuning the exposure
by independently adjusting the overall brightness, shadows, and highlights or
creating more vivid, lifelike images by simply boosting the contrast and saturation.
Plus iCorrect OneClick offers special effects like black & white and sepia
tone with professional results.



Compatibility

Plug-in compatible with Photoshop 7, & CS, CS2, Photoshop Elements 2-5,
Corel Paint Shop Pro 7 - 11, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.



Available for either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh operating systems.
iCorrect OneClick may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at http://www.pictocolor.com for $29.95
as a software download.

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

The Panasonic DMC-L1 DSLR is Panasonic's first digital single lens reflex camera. Priced at just under $2000 with a Leica D Vario Elmarit f/2.8-3.5 14-50mm zoom lens (equivalent to 28-100mm in 35mm format) and 7+ megapixel sensor, it is a member of the Four/Thirds family. That allows you to use any lens from the Olympus and Sigma 4/3 mount offerings on the camera as well. It uses SD cards, and takes the newest SDHC cards with greater storage capacity. And the Leica lens uses Panasonic's OIS (optical image stabilization) that helps you get steady shots in two to three less stops of light than usual when shooting handheld. The body also has a Live View mode similar to the feature found in Olympus' recent DSLRs.

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Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

December
2006

On the
Cover


What's on the photo horizon? The answers as posed by our writers may surprise
you. Aside from looking into the future, we show you how to prevent and cure
dust problemsw...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

"Fun for all that children call their favorite time of the year."--Bill Melendez

During the holidays many people dust off their cameras and take lots of pictures. Besides cute kids opening their presents many shutterbugs' favorite photo subject is a house decorated with seasonal lights. If you've ever wondered how this custom was started, this...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

Because of the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, Tamron has been upgrading their line of lenses to the "Digitally integrated" (Di) standard, employing methods discussed in our Technology sidebar. Some of the new products (Di II series) were designed exclusively for digital cameras with the typical APS-size sensor, while others (Di) are multi-platform...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

Richard Meade
The Art Institute Of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

The Beauty Part

From the photos it's easy to tell that Richard, who is in the final year of the Institute's three-year bachelor of fine arts program, hopes to work in fashion and advertising. "I enjoy working with people," he says, "and would...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

While searching for a new portrait lens I saw Sigma's APO MACRO 150mm f/2.8 on their website. But wait, you say, this is a macro lens, not a portrait lens! Here's my thinking: Any portrait photographer out there worth his light meter will gladly extol the virtues of a long, fast lens for portraiture. The reasons are simple--limited angle of view to get rid of...

C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

Paper Trimmer From Purple Cows, Inc.
Purple Cows, Inc., distributed by the Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, recently introduced the model 1040 paper trimmer. Designed with the digital photographer and scrapbook crafter in mind, this trimmer features a 12" rotary cutter, 12" guillotine blade, a metal cutting surface, ergonomic handles, and two special...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

This article is for those of you who color correct and adjust your image files to attain what looks like an ideal photograph on screen, but whose prints don't match that perfect screen image. Of all the challenges and disappointments digital photographers express to me in e-mails I receive almost daily, matching screen to print is the most common. It is also the most...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

If there was ever any question that photos keep memories alive it was answered by the wonderful pictures we received for this month's Picture This! assignment. Readers sent us a treasure trove of their family pictures, many accompanied by stories of those family and friends depicted. As we looked at each one and read the accompanying text we couldn't but help think...

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