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 |  Aug 28, 2007  |  2 comments

Online Photo Printing Services are Booming

By Ron Leach

A new report from InfoTrends indicates an increased growth in the use of online
photo printing services, resulting in surging revenues for web-based print providers.
According to the Weymouth, MA-based market research and consulting firm, online
photo serviceprovider...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 27, 2007  |  0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has released inCamera 4.5 for Photoshop CS3, a new
version of its digital camera and scanner ICC profiling plug-in. This digital
camera and scanner profiling software features an easy to use interface and
a User Guide that explains how to successfully create and use ICC input profiles
in Adobe Photoshop.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 27, 2007  |  0 comments

Nikon has introduced its most advanced DX-format digital SLR camera, the D300.
Engineered with pro-level features and performance, the 12.3 effective megapixel
D300 combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon's
newly announced D3.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 24, 2007  |  0 comments

Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has released Portfolio Server 8.5, a major
upgrade to its Portfolio Server creative assets management product line. Portfolio
Server 8.5 is the hub of Extensis' open system providing new capabilities
to CS3 workgroups in need of a flexible archive and automated web delivery asset
system. As a standard for managing creative assets within workgroups, Portfolio
Server 8.5 includes powerful Mac and Windows clients, a complete web publishing
solution and integration for CS3 applications.



Included with Portfolio Server 8.5 is Portfolio Project Sync for Adobe Creative
Suite 3. Developed in close partnership with Adobe, Project Sync brings together
the power of Portfolio Server with the convenience of the CS3 environment. Providing
seamless integration between Portfolio Server and CS3, Project Sync enables powerful
searching, archiving and automated web delivery from within creative applications.
Project Sync ties transparently into Portfolio Server, providing teams real-time
access to their assets.



This seamless integration allows creative workgroups to search, access, catalog
and tag assets in Portfolio Server, via Adobe Bridge and other CS3 applications.
Through this connection CS3 users tap into the powerful asset sharing and archiving
capabilities of Portfolio Server, all without leaving their primary creative application.
For example, a designer adds XMP data to an Adobe Photoshop file. Portfolio Project
Sync instantly syncs this information making it available to other Portfolio workgroup
clients and Portfolio NetPublish web sites. Users can now remain within CS3 applications
to distribute creative assets.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 23, 2007  |  0 comments

Nikon has introduced the D3 -- a new digital SLR camera with a 12.1 effective
megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical
to the size of 35mm film. With the fastest startup time, shortest viewfinder
blackout time, and shortest shutter lag of any digital SLR camera as well as
the capability to shoot up to nine frames per second at full FX-format resolution,
the D3 is said to be the world's fastest digital SLR camera in its class.
Designed with sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, the Nikon D3
introduces a new EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to the speed
and processing power needed for many of the D3's new features.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 23, 2007  |  0 comments

Leica Camera Incorporated will introduce a new collection of lenses for analog
and digital Leica rangefinder cameras: the Leica Summarit-M class. The four lenses
LEICA SUMMARIT-M 35mm f2.5, LEICA SUMMARIT-M 50mm f2.5, LEICA SUMMARIT-M 75mm
f2.5 and LEICA SUMMARIT-M 90mm f2.5 cover the most popular focal lengths in the
Leica M system. All Summarit-M lenses were designed and are manufactured in Germany
and will bear the "Made in Germany" quality stamp.



All letter and number engravings are made with the traditional "Leitz-Norm"
font as originally used by Leitz Wetzlar during the 1960s, and the red button
on the lens mount is consistent with the original color used on Leitz lenses produced
since the introduction of the M mount through the 1960s. Each Leica Summarit-M
lens is supplied with a metal lens front cap, a lens hood cap and a velours pouch
for storage. High-quality all-metal lens hoods are available as accessories.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 22, 2007  |  0 comments

Rick Sammon's
new DVD -- Rick Sammon's Canon EOS Digital Rebel Personal Training Photo
Workshop -- shows viewers all the basic steps of making great images. Even
if you don't own a Digital Rebel, you'll still gain a complete understanding
of digital SLR photography.



From camera basics to exposure, white balance, lenses, sports shooting, photographing
in low light, close-up photography, people and portraits, animals and pets,
Rick breaks down complex topics into fun and interesting lessons.



In the video, Rick goes on location to Universal Studios, Orlando, FL; Jungle
World at the Bronx Zoo; the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida; Madam
Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City; and other picturesque places to entertain,
educate and inspire viewers to becoming better photographers. Sample lessons
from the DVD are posted on www.rickspixelmagic.com.
The DVD runs 1.5 hours and is available on amazon.com, bn.com and in bookstores.
List price is $19.99.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 21, 2007  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced it has posted the latest installment
of Ask the Icon, an interactive feature that is part of Kingston's `Icons
of Photography' microsite. Questions submitted by photographers from France,
Denmark, Romania, the United States and other parts of the world are being addressed
by one of Kingston's four Icon photographers participating in the program:
Harry Benson, Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller. Site visitors
are encouraged to ask questions relating to photo tips, techniques and equipment
as well as general questions about the Icon's career and how they got
started in photography.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 20, 2007  |  0 comments

The EOS 40D DIGITAL SLR Camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc. is scheduled to begin
sailing into stores in early September. The EOS 40D has a newly enhanced, 10.1-megapixel
CMOS imaging sensor (designed and manufactured by Canon) and a proprietary and
DIGIC III image processor. It offers fast, 6.5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous
shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images.)

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 20, 2007  |  0 comments

The new 21.1-megapixel, full-frame Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR is said
by the company to be capable of entering the realm of high-fashion and commercial
photo studios where bulkier, medium-format cameras previously reigned. It is
scheduled to begin shipping in November and will have an estimated selling price
of $7,999 (the same price as its predecessor, the 16.7 megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark
II).

Developed and manufactured by Canon specifically for the EOS-1Ds
Mark III Digital SLR, the camera's new full-size 36 x 24 mm CMOS image
sensor offers the highest resolution in its class, and is comprised of approximately
21.1 million effective pixels (5632 x 3750) set at a pitch of 6.4 microns. The
user can select any one of six recording formats ranging from 21.0 megapixels
in Large JPEG or RAW format, 16.6 or 11.0 megapixels in the two medium JPEG
sizes, or 5.2 megapixels in the small JPEG or "sRAW" formats. In
any JPEG format, the user can set one of ten compression rates for each image
size. In sRAW mode, the number of pixels is reduced to one-fourth that of a
standard RAW image and the file size is cut in half, while retaining all of
the flexibility and creative possibilities associated with full-size, traditional
RAW images.

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