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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Memorex has introduced two handy accessories that enable you to transfer digital
photos, data, music and other files between flash cards, digital cameras, USB
flash drives, external hard drives, MP3 players, and most other USB mass storage
devices--all without the use of a computer.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 02, 2005  |  0 comments

Photographic Research Organization, Inc. (PRO) has announced the PROMASTER
MacroLume TTL Digital, a state-of-the-art digital version of the award winning
PROMASTER TTL Macro Flash. This full-featured unit features individually controlled
dual flash tubes, each with a built-in variable diffuser. For maximum versatility,
it mounts to virtually any lens using Cokin "P" Series adapter rings.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 23, 2008  |  0 comments

Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the Unibind binding, lamination and
presentation product line, announced today the launch of WWAOW.com (pronounced
"WOW!"), the first low-cost self-publishing service for creating high-quality
hard or soft cover books, documents, and manuals online at http://www.wwaow.com.




Short for "Worldwide Association of Writers," WWAOW is a revolutionary
online service that opens the market to everyone to publish their own high-quality
books "on demand" for only $79 for 5 books -- no long-term commitments,
sign-up fees, or service contracts are required. Authors simply agree to purchase
the first five copies of their books for $79.



Created by Peleman Industries, the award-winning company with a 69-year history
of binding high-quality books, WWAOW gives everyone, including fiction and non-fiction
writers, speakers, schools, corporations, and government groups, etc., the opportunity
to instantly print editions of their own books, manuals or catalogs on an "as
needed" basis.



Instant Publishing -- No Shipping or Invoices

Within minutes of uploading a book to WWAOW, the order is placed in the system
for printing and the book is instantly posted for sale online at WWAOW.com. Authors
earn royalties with every sale. They can choose their royalty percentage of up
to a 20 percent royalty of the book's retail value, calculated based upon
the book's number of pages and cover type. There is no need for authors
to pay for storing, shipping, or invoicing books.



Key Features of WWAOW.com:



· Priced starting at $79 vs. competitors at $499. Competitors also often
require the purchase of marketing, graphics, and editing services.

· The price of a hard cover book is about the same as a soft cover (only
about $1 more).

· Peleman has been in the business 69 years -- superior quality of
printing and binding.

· Books, catalogues, and manuals can be updated online and newer versions
are available within minutes.



"As a business owner or author, WWAOW means you never have to pay for storage,
packing, shipping, or invoicing another book or document, ever. That's the
power and the beauty of on-demand printing," said Kimberly Boim, Vice President,
WWAOW.com.



Go to www.wwaow.com to upload
your book.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 28, 2006  |  0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced an update to the public
beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional
photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes
of images. The latest version adds features suggested by beta testers that allow
greater control over export size and resolution, refined metadata selection with
print output and RGB value readouts for greater editing precision.



New to the Develop module are Before and After preview tools and History features
that allow a photographer to quickly preview and track changes, more control over
the size and resolution of exported photos. A new dedicated Web module provides
a rich web content editing experience and live previews of HTML and Flash output.
Other features include resolution control in the Export module, an additional
Straighten tool to correct camera angle issues, Keyword import and export, the
ability to save module settings with collections or shoots. Auto Import or Hot
Folder support allows photographers to automatically add images to the Lightroom
Library from a specified directory.



"We'd like to thank our early beta testers, and encourage more user
participation in helping us build a final product that best serves photographers'
unique needs," said Dave Story, vice president of product development for
Digital Imaging at Adobe. "We will build upon the success of the public
beta program with the release of a Windows version this summer."



With its modular and task-based environment, Lightroom beta delivers tools for
a complete photography workflow. Leveraging industry-leading Adobe Camera Raw
3.4 technology, Lightroom now supports over 120 native raw file formats. New camera
models supported by this beta are Canon EOS 30D, Epson R-D1s, Leaf Aptus 65 and
Aptus 75, Olympus EVOLT E-330 and SP-320, Pentax *ist DL2 and Samsung GX-1S. Once
images are imported, they can be showcased via slideshows, complete with music,
as well as drop shadows, borders, Identity Plates and different colored backgrounds.



During Lightroom's public beta period modules and features will be added
or changed based on the necessity and priority within digital photography workflows.



Lightroom beta 3.0 for Macintosh OSX Tiger (10.4.3), a universal binary application
that runs on both Power PC and Intel Macs, is available for free download from
the Adobe Labs Web site at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom.


Recommended system requirements are Macintosh OSX 10.4.3, 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor,
768 MB RAM and 1024x768 resolution screen. The final shipping version will be
released in late 2006. A Windows version of Lightroom beta will be available for
download this summer. Further details around pricing, system requirements and
availability have yet to be determined.
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Press Release  |  Feb 16, 2011  |  0 comments

Advances in today's imaging sensors have
relinquished the need for excessive power
output in today’s strobes,but the need for
professional quality remains. With reductions in
size and weight each power pack still maintains
the same color temperature and flash
consistency as our previous packs and can now recycle faster than ever before.

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Staff  |  Sep 28, 2009  |  1 comments

WD (NYSE: WDC) is launching the WD's new Creative Masters Program, an educational program that will share the knowledge and experience of three world-class artists and emphasize the critical importance of safely storing priceless files and backing up. WD's Creative Masters Program will offer a colorful, educational and inspirational look at artistry and the creative workflow as presented through the eyes and minds of three of the world's most respected photographers -- Bruce Dorn, Colin Finlay and Peter Read Miller.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 08, 2007  |  0 comments

Lensbabies, LLC has introduced its new Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit for use
with the Lensbaby 3G and Lensbaby 2.0 Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) lenses. Each
Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit contains one star shaped aperture disk, one heart
shaped aperture disk, and five blank disks. Photographers can fashion the blank
disks into their own custom shaped apertures using a shaped paper punch (which
can be found in craft stores) or a sharp knife.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 19, 2006  |  0 comments

WaterField Designs, a leading maker of custom-fitted cases for digital gear,
has announced a new line of protective cases for compact and ultra-compact cameras.
The Pic Pocket camera cases incorporate the company's signature trademarks
of stylish simplicity and premium craftsmanship, and are small enough to fit
into a pocket, purse or portfolio.

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Staff  |  Jan 07, 2009  |  0 comments

Brooks Institute is proud to announce that four students and a graduate from its Visual Journalism program are the recipients of eight top awards from the 2008 College Photographer of the Year (CPoY) competition.  The copy event is held annually at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.

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Press Release  |  Jan 13, 2010  |  0 comments

Sigma Corporation www.sigmaphoto.com is pleased to announce its newly upgraded 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2007  |  0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has introduced a new image sensor technology
that is said to provides a significant increase in sensitivity to light when
compared to current sensor designs. With this new technology, users will realize
a 2x to 4x increase in sensitivity (from one to two photographic stops), which
will improve performance when taking pictures under low light and reduce motion
blur when imaging moving subjects. In addition, this technology enables the
design of smaller pixels (leading to higher resolutions in a given optical format)
while retaining imaging performance.



This breakthrough advances an existing Kodak technology that has become a standard
in digital imaging. Today, the design of almost all color image sensors is based
on the "Bayer Pattern," an arrangement of red, green, and blue pixels
that was first developed by Kodak Scientist Dr. Bryce Bayer in 1976. In this
design, half of the pixels on the sensor are used to collect green light, with
the remaining pixels split evenly between sensitivity to red and blue light.
After exposure, software reconstructs a full color signal for each pixel in
the final image.



Kodak's new proprietary technology builds on the existing Bayer Pattern
by adding panchromatic, or "clear" pixels to the red, green, and
blue pixels already on the sensor. Since these pixels are sensitive to all wavelengths
of visible light, they collect a significantly higher proportion of the light
striking the sensor. The remaining red, green, and blue pixels are then used
to record the color information of the scene.



To reconstruct a full color image, Kodak has also developed new software algorithms
specifically designed to work with the raw data generated from these new image
sensors. These sophisticated algorithms use the more sensitive panchromatic
pixels to act as the luminance channel of the final image, and derive chrominance
information from the color pixels on the sensor. Leveraging over 30 years of
Kodak image science, these new algorithms support the increased sensitivity
provided by these new pixel patterns, while retaining the overall image quality
and color fidelity required by customers.



Kodak is beginning to work with a number of leading companies to implement this
new technology in system-wide solutions and to streamline the design-in process.



Kodak is developing CMOS sensors using this technology for consumer markets
such as digital still cameras and camera phones. As the technology is appropriate
for use with both CCD and CMOS image sensors, however, its use can be expanded
across Kodak's full portfolio of image sensors, including products targeted
to applied imaging markets such as industrial and scientific imaging. The first
Kodak sensor to use this technology is expected to be available for sampling
in the first quarter of 2008.



For more information on Kodak's entire image sensor product line, please
visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

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George Schaub  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments

Westcott has recently made a new addition to its line of Soft Box Light Modifiers
by introducing the New Masters Brush. The New Masters allows users to create more
defined shadowing, which enhances depth and adds contour.



Westcott worked directly on the design with Master Photographer Ken Cook, a third
generation family studio owner with over 50 years of experience. The specially
designed multi layer front panel along with the Barn Door and internal baffle
creates a 2 f-Stop differential between the center or the heart of the light and
the outer edges. This allows users to achieve the lighting patterns created by
the old Masters of Photography using split, broad and short lighting, including
all the variations of Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting.
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Staff  |  Jun 24, 2009  |  0 comments

Phase One announced immediate availability of the Phase One P 40+ -- the company’s second Sensor+ enabled digital camera back/camera system. Like the P 65+ introduced last year, this new system offers two separate image-capture modes. In normal mode, the P 40+ delivers full 40 megapixel captures for high-quality image details. And when shooting conditions demand, a photographer can push a button and instantly switch from 40 megapixels to 10 megapixels, gaining a four-fold increase in light sensitivity (ISO to 3200), and a capture rate of up to 1.8 frames per second --an ideal performance for hand-held and/or low-light conditions.

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Press Release  |  May 19, 2010  |  0 comments

Blurb announced the launch of Blurb BookShow, which enables authors to share their books in an experiential format wherever they are online - on Facebook, their blog, a web site, etc. Additionally, Blurb BookShow has been optimized for viewing on the iPad, leveraging Apple's multi-touch experience without the need to download an application.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 04, 2007  |  0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., announces two new digital imaging software plug-ins --
PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software's new PhotoTools
is a Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide
a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production
automation in a full-featured interface. PhotoTools allows users to preview
effects individually or combined/stacked together in a layer-like configuration
as well as save their favorite combinations as presets to be used in the future.

PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition will faithfully
reproduce camera filters like neutral density, color correction and polarization
as well as darkroom techniques and alternative processes like solarization,
cyanotype and palladium printing as well as many paper toners. PhotoTools even
includes cinema looks popularized by Hollywood movies.

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