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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 15, 2007  |  0 comments

Sharpcast has released a new version of its popular Sharpcast Photos software-service
combination for automatically backing up digital photos online and sharing them
with no manual uploading or web browsing required. In addition to the new release,
Sharpcast is offering special free prints promotions to new members, members
who refer their friends to Sharpcast, and people who choose to make a switch
to Sharpcast from Yahoo! Photos as their service comes to an end this summer.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2007  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.announced it is increasing the write speed
of its popular line of CompactFlash Ultimate memory cards to 266X -- twice
the minimum sustained write speed previously available in the Ultimate line.
Kingston CF Ultimate cards will also have an added feature of free MediaRECOVER
data recovery software that serves as a recovery tool to help restore lost,
deleted or corrupted image files.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 13, 2007  |  0 comments

Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women and their families each
year. It's a disease that can strike any one at any time -- no one
-- man or woman is exempt. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is devoted
to building awareness and finding a cure while sharing stories and information
about breast cancer. This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Casio, Inc. will release a special-edition camera bundle, featuring a pink EX-Z75,
a camera case embossed with the pink ribbon and a pink ribbon-clad lanyard to
show their proud support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).



The EX-Z75, a 7.2 megapixel digital camera which is part of Casio's highly-regarded
zoom line of EXILIM cameras, will be available as a special bundle in the month
of October to help raise awareness of NBCF's mission -- Help for
Today...Hope for Tomorrow.



"The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded to give help, support
and hope to those facing breast cancer," said Janelle Hail, Founder and
President of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. "We thank Casio, Inc.
for joining us in helping save lives through education and early detection."



The EX-Z75 is packed with a 2.6-inch wide LCD display, Anti-Shake DSP for reducing
photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects and eBay mode which allows
for photographs to be easily uploaded at the appropriate size for selling on
eBay or for personal web use.



"We are proud to be a sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation,"
said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio's Digital Imaging Division. "We
hope that by purchasing the EX-Z75 in honor of breast cancer patients and survivors,
users will capture every valuable moment with their friends and family."



The special-edition pink EX-Z75 will be available beginning October 2007 and
can be purchased at Staples, Sears, Adir, Fred Meyer, BJ's, Nexcom and
AAFES. The bundle package will have an MSRP of $179.99, and will proudly sponsor
the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, please visit www.casiousa.com.




About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.


The National Breast Cancer Foundation extends women's lives through education
about breast cancer and early detection. The organization provides hope to women
and families affected by breast cancer through a community of caring support
and encouragement that enables those diagnosed with breast cancer to have fulfilling
lives during their treatment and afterward. Learn more at www.nationalbreastcancer.org

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2007  |  0 comments

The HP Photosmart R937 Digital features a large, 3.6-inch interactive touchscreen
and 8-megapixel resolution. Users can apply creative touches, easily organize
photos with Microsoft Vista-compatible tags, add e-mail addresses for easy sharing
and create slide shows -- all in the camera. In addition, the HP Photosmart
R937 Digital Camera includes the latest HP Design Gallery features such as in-camera
red-eye removal,( pet-eye fix, slimming, HP steady photo anti-shake and HP touch-up
to ensure subjects look their best.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced that it has posted an interview
with legendary photojournalist Harry Benson on its `Icons of Photography'
microsite. A witness to history, Benson shares what it was like to be standing
next to Robert F. Kennedy when he was assassinated, how he got his first big
break as the only journalist allowed to interview a mass murderer in prison,
and how it felt to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to his
photographic exploits, Benson expresses personal goals such as his longtime
desire to become a professional football (soccer) player.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2007  |  0 comments

Komotion, Inc., the makers of the Web Gallery Wizard, has announced the release
of Shozam Web Gallery Generator, which automatically creates Web galleries to
showcase photos, video and other digital media.



Shozam is said to put content ownership back in the hands of users. It is a software
tool that lets users create and control their own multimedia Web galleries. Users
import and arrange media, write captions and descriptions, add audio and select
a professionally-designed theme. With the click of a button, Shozam generates
a Web site with seven different page layouts, including a slideshow view, which
users can upload to any Web host.



Shozam automatically optimizes images, and the entire gallery is uploaded at one
time. This process is said to be up to 40 times faster than submitting original
photos to a photo sharing service. Shozam is said to eliminate the need for online
photo sites which can over-compress photos, clutter the site with ads, impose
restrictions, or require minimum purchases of add-ons like prints and calendars.
The makers say that if the said service goes out of business, the gallery --
and the work and time that went into it -- can disappear. Even worse, precious
photos can be lost.



Available in five editions for Windows, Shozam Web Gallery Generator starts at
just $49.95 and grows with a user's needs, from simple photo gallery creation
to a full-featured Web site with image protection, shopping cart and more. For
more about Shozam Editions, features and pricing, or to download the free trial,
go to www.shozam.com.

 |  Aug 07, 2007  |  0 comments

September
2007

On
the Cover


This month we reveal the real lowdown on inkjet paper--what you need to
know as a printmaker, but probably never asked. We also have a range of Test
Reports to meetyou...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 07, 2007  |  0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has released iCorrect OneClick 1.5 Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
CS3. The new version of the company's fastest, easiest, and most automated
color correction software features full compliance with the latest Photoshop Plug-in
SDK (Software Development Kit) from Adobe as well as support for Intel and PowerPC-based
Macintosh. Free upgrades are available for registered users who purchased iCorrect
OneClick Plug-in on or after January 1, 2007.



New features include:



* Fully Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Plug-in SDK

* Universal Binary for Macintosh

* Native support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macintosh

* Support for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Smart Filters

* Improved support for Photoshop selections and layers

* Now supports huge documents - images larger than 30,000 x 30,000 pixels



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 version offers users
additional 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 stunning professional results.



Key Features:



One Click White Balance and Exposure Correction - Simply click on an area in the
image that should be black or white or gray, and iCorrect OneClick will automatically:

* Remove any color cast by correcting the white balance with a single click

* Correct the tonal range by making the darkest colors black and the lightest
colors white

* Correct the exposure by adjusting the overall brightness.

* Adjust the saturation



Fine-tune the exposure and recover extra detail by independently adjusting:

* Overall Brightness,

* Shadows, and

* Highlights



Create more vivid, life-like photos by easily boosting:



* Contrast and

* Saturation



Create stunning, professional quality special effects:

* Black & White

* Sepia Tone



Compatibility



* Microsoft Windows XP, Vista

* Mac OS X, v 10.2.8 - 10.4.8,

* Photoshop CS2, CS3, Photoshop Elements 4.0.1 (Macintosh) Photoshop Elements
5 (Windows).



iCorrect OneClick may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at www.pictocolor.com
for $49.95 as a software download. A free downloadable demo version is available
at www.pictocolor.com.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2007  |  0 comments

DxO Optics Pro and REALVIZ Stitcher are now available together for a limited time
at a significant saving from the online stores of REALVIZ (www.realviz.com) and
DxO Labs (www.dxo.com).



To respond to the needs of dedicated amateur and professional photographers, four
bundles are being offered:
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the creation of a Digital Photography
Bootcamp Scholarship Program. Professional photographers (or serious amateurs
aspiring to be pros) are invited to apply to the program for a chance to be
selected for a full scholarship to any of Kubota Image Tools' upcoming
Bootcamps -- including the long sold-out October 2007 Bootcamp.

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