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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Fidelity Electronics Digital Picture Frames use high resolution LCD TFT screens
that display pictures in vibrant colors. These 5.6 inch and 8 inch frames enable
the user to conveniently view all digital pictures from one location directly
from a digital memory card - without a computer, camera or Internet connection.
The number of images that can be displayed is only limited by the memory card
capacity. Slideshow display and zoom in and out modes are also availble. Fidelity's
Digital Picture Frames require no installation, and come with an easy to follow
printed Quick Start Guide as well as a comprehensive CD-ROM manual. These frames
also come with a one year parts and labor warranty.



Fidelity's DPF-5600F is a 5.6" Digital Picture Frame supporting up
to a 10 megapixel picture. Compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, it has a USB
port and uses CF/MS/SD/MMC memory card formats. Easy-to-use on board menu controls
allows the user to manage photo display at a simple touch. The frame also features
a TV/Video Output function which allows digital pictures to be viewed directly
on any TV. Available in a clear acrylic design, the DPF-5600F carries a suggested
retail price of $199.



The DPF-8000F is an 8" Digital Picture Frame supporting up to 12 megapixels.
This frame displays pictures, as well as music and video on a high resolution
LCD TFT screen. It uses CF/MD/MS/SD/MMC/SM/XD memory card formats. Utilizing MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4
video files, JPEG photo formats, and MP3 music files, the DPF-8000F has built
in stereo speakers and a multi-function music and video mode. The user can manage
displayed media with easy wireless remote or onboard controls. This model, available
in black, has a suggested retail price of $249.



Fidelity's DPF-5600F and 8000F Digital Picture Frames will be available
at retailers in North America during summer, 2006.



www.fidelityelectronics.com.

 |  Jul 25, 2006  |  0 comments



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Organizing and Sorting Your Images Using a Rating System: Stars and
Rejects

by George Schaub

Once you've shot your pictures and begun the process of downloading,
naming, storingan...

 |  Jul 25, 2006  |  0 comments

Digital SLR Sales are Booming



By Ron Leach, Publisher

Like most industries that thrive on innovation, the business of photography
tends to be cyclical as new technologies are unveiled, refined, introduced at
the high end of the market, and eventually made available to the mass consumer.
And right now the photo industry is on anup...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2006  |  0 comments

Professional and avid photographers looking to travel to Cologne, Germany will
notice some changes when they prepare for their trip to photokina 2006, Sept.
26 -- Oct. 1, 2006 in Cologne, Germany. Photokina veterans should quickly
forget about the previous hall number system. As a result of an altered fairground
all hall numbers have changed. Halls are no longer defined by consumer or professional
interest. The newly renovated and renumbered fairground has now the shape of
a shopping mall. Connected by one Main Corridor "Messeboulevard"
navigation is now easier than in the past. Forgot to see someone in Hall 6?
Don't worry, cut through the main corridor and you will be there in no
time. Traffic into the halls will be fed from four entrance points at the South,
East, North and West of the fairground.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2006  |  0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced it has acquired the technology
assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced
workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files.
The acquisition strengthens Adobe's leadership position in raw processing.



Pixmantec is a privately held company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and
currently ships the RawShooter line of digital photography software products.
Adobe plans to integrate Pixmantec raw processing technologies into Lightroom
and wherever customers will be working with raw files.



In preparation for this integration, the Pixmantec RawShooter Premium product
is being discontinued, though the free RawShooter Essentials product will continue
to be available until the Lightroom public beta program is completed. Existing
Pixmantec customers will continue to be supported by Adobe and will be provided
with an upgrade path to the Adobe digital imaging product family.



www.adobe.com...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 21, 2006  |  0 comments

Panasonic Corporation of North America (NYSE: MC) has announced the availability
of its first digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with an interchangeable
lens, the DMC-L1. The camera will be available beginning early September for
a suggested retail price of $1,999. The camera comes equipped with a LEICA D
VARIO-ELMARIT lens featuring the industry's first optical image stabilization
system -- MEGA O.I.S -- designed specifically for the Leica lens.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2006  |  0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the Kodak Easyshare P712 zoom digital camera.
The camera features a 12X (36 -- 432 mm equiv.), image-stabilized, f2.8
-- f/3.7, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens that delivers exquisite detail
and sharpness. Optical image stabilization provides a two-stop advantage over
non-image stabilized systems for better capturing subjects in low light for
both stills and video. It also minimizes handheld camera shake at longer focal
lengths. TV-quality, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound (MPEG4) is available
as are on-camera video editing functions, including split, cut, merge and trim,
plus the ability to create single-frame or multi-frame "storyboard"
still pictures.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 19, 2006  |  0 comments

A joint venture between Rolleiflex and Horseman has announced one of the widest
angle cameras on the market, the Horseman SW-D Pro, which also accepts digital
camera backs. The Horseman's new design allows users to shoot with a 24mm lens
unit with any digital back equipped with a Hasselblad V mount.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 18, 2006  |  0 comments

Sabio Storage has announced that its Sabio CM-4 Network Attached Storage system
is being marketed by Backdrop Outlet. The Sabio CM-4 is said to provides high-capacity
recoverable data storage in an easy-to-use and cost-effective package. It is
simple and intuitive, so it's ideal for professional and amateur photographers
who need recoverable data storage, but don't have an IT department to
manage it.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 14, 2006  |  0 comments

X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq: XRIT) has introduced MonacoQCcolor version 1.5.
This update provides significant improvements to the performance of X-Rite's
software suite for verifying and analyzing color proofs in both local and remote
proofing environments.



Among other enhancements, the new version 1.5 incorporates a custom
label designer that allows users to customize the verification label
content for extended reporting capability. The redesigned server and
database structure improve stability and speed of data transmission over
the MonacoQCcolor network.



MonacoQCcolor software allows printers to define target printing
conditions, set the tolerances they wish to operate within, and quickly
measure print results for pass/fail analysis. The software has
applications across the imaging marketplace, in printing, graphic
design, fine art reproduction, and professional photography.



Available in both desktop and network versions, MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is
ideal for internal proof validation by printers who need to maintain a
high level of color consistency, as well as for remote proofing by
customers who need to ensure that their proofs meet specifications
before forwarding them to their printing vendor.



The desktop edition provides an easy to use pass/fail client and
includes industry-standard target and tolerance values for SWOP and
GRACoL printing. Users can buy X-Rite's ColorShop X software separately
to build custom workflow references.



Enhancements incorporated within MonacoQCcolor 1.5 include:

New label designer. In response to user requests, MonacoQCcolor 1.5
includes a built-in label designer to customize proof verification
stickers. Users can customize label size, as well as choose what target
attributes, graphics and text to include.



Upgraded server and database structure. The entire server and database
structures have been redesigned to deliver greater connection stability
and faster data retrieval.



Improved interface. The application interface has a cleaner look, yet remains
functionally similar to its predecessor. Consequently, users of MonacoQCcolor
1.4 will experience an easy transition to 1.5.



New administration tools. The administration tools have been segregated
from the server so users can now administer user privileges either on
the server or from a remote location without the need for additional
software. Built-in migration tools allow version 1.4 users to transfer
data easily into 1.5.



New sample database. For desktop edition users, the system comes with
updated GRACoL and SWOP references, as well as FOGRA target references,
to provide more industry standards to verify workflow against right out
of the box. Network users may load these sample targets into their
databases using the administration tools.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is also included within the Pulse QC Ensemble from
X-Rite, which bundles software with the Pulse Spectrophotometer --
X-Rite`s latest technology for measuring output. The Pulse QC Ensemble
provides all the necessary tools to ensure color consistency from job to
job.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is a free upgrade for current users. For more information visit:
http://www.xrite.com.

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