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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 28, 2006  |  0 comments

SanDisk Corporation announced the addition of new card capacities to its Extreme
III line of flash cards for professional digital cameras that are double the
highest capacity points currently available. The new cards include the 8-gigabyte
(GB) CompactFlash, 2GB SD and 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo digital film cards.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 22, 2005  |  0 comments

Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced the launch of Digimarc MyPictureMarc
2005, bringing photographers and creative professionals new layers of security
to protect their digital image collections.



Digimarc MyPictureMarc 2005 delivers new digital watermarking technology, enhanced
digital rights management tracking, online image backup and free visual watermarking.
The new MyPictureMarc 2005 plug-in is immediately available for download at www.digimarc.com/mypicturemarc,
supporting all current Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) Photoshop 7 and higher products,
as well as Photoshop Elements 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.



Digital imaging has migrated from pre-press to a mainstay of the imaging workflow:
from capture, to the digital darkroom, distribution collaboration and publication.
To be effective in this paradigm creative professionals need professional-grade
protection throughout the process for their digital images. Building on a decade
of copyright protection experience, MyPictureMarc 2005 brings together new layers
of security technology to help protect digital image portfolios.



Concurrently, Digimarc has launched www.digimarc.com/mypicturemarc dedicated to
serve the MyPictureMarc user community. Through the site, users can learn about
MyPictureMarc's features, subscribe to the service and access Digimarc's
toolbox of image protection tips, tricks and utilities. The site also showcases
Digimarc customers who use MyPictureMarc to protect their images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2007  |  0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. announced its first shipments of the new CompactFlash UDMA
FireWire 400/800 reader to camera stores, distributors and international channels.
Combining FireWire and UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) technologies, the reader
allows photographers to quickly transfer high resolution photos to a computer,
greatly improving workflow efficiency. The reader features transfer speeds greater
than 45 MB/sec with UDMA enabled CF memory cards.



The Delkin CF FireWire 400/800 reader is compatible with CompactFlash (Type I
and II), MicroDrive, and UDMA enabled CompactFlash media cards. It comes with
an attached FireWire 800 cable and a FireWire 800 to 400 adapter.



Delkin's CF FireWire 400/800 reader will sell at an MSRP of $89.99. For more information,
go to http://www.delkin.com/products/connect/readers/reader39.html.

Staff  |  Oct 31, 2008  |  0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. announces the immediate availability of two upgrades to their award-winning PhotoFrame plug-in. PhotoFrame 4 Professional and Standard Editions are designed to help photographers add the perfect finishing touch to digital photos.

Now supporting Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1, PhotoFrame 4 helps photographers of all skill levels quickly and easily create one-of-a-kind works of art with their images. PhotoFrame 4 adds details once mastered only in the darkroom like unique edge effects, frames, borders, adornments and texture overlays. Expanding upon onOne Software’s award-winning plug-in for Adobe Photoshop software, PhotoFrame 4 delivers hundreds of new frames, including exclusive content from professional wedding photographers Kevin Kubota and Vicki Taufer, that today's digital photographers are demanding for their professional and personal work.

PhotoFrame 4 also includes a new easy-to-use frame library with new library management options, updated user-interface, cutting-edge new content, new output options for added user control, and more.

New Features in PhotoFrame 4
New Frame Library – The new Library window in PhotoFrame 4 lets users easily search, browse and preview frames, backgrounds, textures and adornments on their image in real time. Users can immediately see just what each frame selection will look like with their image. A new streamlined light table style view allows users to search and sort frames quickly. With the improved preview quality users can zoom in and choose the best frame for every photo.

New Library Management Options New in PhotoFrame 4 is the ability to change the location of the frame library. Photographers can choose the drive and location and even automatically relocate the library later if needed. In addition, photographers who create and add their own frames can have them automatically added to the PhotoFrame 4 Library making them easier to find in the future.

New & Optimized Content – New cutting-edge content has been added to onOne Software's PhotoFrame 4 allowing photographers to add an exciting and modern look to their photos and albums. The new content includes more realistic film edges along with new texture overlays, backgrounds and adornments. Additionally, the frame content in PhotoFrame 4 has been completely re-mastered providing photographers with a higher quality preview when choosing the best frame for their photo.

New Output Options – The new options palette allows photographers to control how the frames are applied to their photo. Frames, overlays and adornments can be added to the current layer, or a new layer. In addition, frames can be rendered to their own layer allowing for further adjustments or editing in Adobe Photoshop software. Frames from PhotoFrame 4 can even be applied as a layer mask allowing photographers to selectively blend multiple layers together. The output quality of frames in PhotoFrame 4 has been improved for large images and the on-screen preview even displays the layer options just like they will appear in Adobe Photoshop.

Integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 Photographers using Lightroom 2 or Aperture 2.1 can easily access their favorite frames, overlays and adornments from within each application. Photographers can apply a preset to a single photo or an entire batch of photos. They can even open one photo to adjust the frame settings and then apply it to a selection of additional images. The integration between Lightroom 2 and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition requires Photoshop CS2, Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop CS4. The integration between Aperture 2.1 and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition does not require any additional host applications.

Resizing and Adjusting Multiple Frames PhotoFrame 4 allows photographers to mix, match and combine up to 32 frames together in layers just like in Photoshop. With PhotoFrame 4, photographers can select multiple frame layers and adjust their size, orientation, rotation angle, opacity and more in a single step. Additionally, the background image layer can now be adjusted separately to fit perfectly within the combination of edge effects being added.

Availability and Pricing
PhotoFrame 4 comes in two variations – a Professional Edition and a Standard Edition, which are available for $259.95 and $159.95 respectively direct from onOne Software and select, authorized resellers in the United States and around the world. 

The Professional Edition of PhotoFrame 4 includes all of the functionality of the Standard Edition and adds additional frame, edge and adornment content from some of the top wedding photographers and Photoshop gurus in the industry as well as support for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1.

Both editions of PhotoFrame 4 are immediately available for electronic download direct from onOne Software and from authorized resellers in DVD format.

http://www.ononesoftware.com

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 28, 2006  |  0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies has announced that it has finalized an agreement
with Fotokemika-Nova, of Samobor, Croatia, officially naming Freestyle the exclusive
United States distributor of Efke-brand films and Varycon-brand photographic papers.
Efke B&W films (a formulation previously branded as 'ADOX'), and Varycon B&W
papers, have filled a custom niche position with the creative fine-art photographic
community in the US market for many years.



Freestyle is excited to have the opportunity to make the Fotokemika product-lines
more widely available in the US. "Many in the industry have proclaimed the
demise of film and the darkroom - propaganda with which Freestyle and our manufacturing
partners - and our customers - strongly disagree. We are committed to continue
taking a proactive position in ensuring the future availability of as many traditional
photographic products as possible. We believe that this partnership further solidifies
that commitment," comments Gerald H. Karmele, Freestyle's President and Chief
Operating Officer.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2005  |  0 comments

Manfrotto is introducing the new and improved 685B NeoTec Deluxe Monopod with
four new features including a safety lever, foot pedal, leg warmer and suction
cup foot. From the NeoTec line of Pro Photo Supports, the 685B is built around
an innovative self-regulating mechanism inside the leg that allows the user
to quickly and easily extend each leg to the desired height by simply pulling
downwards. There are no locks, knobs or levers of any kind to contend with.
Once the leg is extended into position, NeoTec's patented internal mechanism
automatically locks it there by pushing outwards on the tubing, exerting more
locking power and further stabilizing the tripod as additional weight is added.




The 685B system features a new safety lever that prevents accidental deployment
of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, the safety lever must
be activated, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The
lever is simple to operate while still maintaining the one-handed closing operation.




The updated monopod also features a lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening
or closing the 685B simple, and a protective leg warmer on the bottom leg section
to provide protection against the elements and a comfortable grip. Also, the
685B includes a suction cup foot for extra ground support and increased grip.



The 685B monopod is designed for support with unprecedented speed. The 685B
can fully extend to 166 cm / 65 inches and collapse to 71 cm / 28 inches. It
has the capability of supporting payloads up to 8 kg / 18 pounds and features
the same "upside down" leg construction, further ensuring its durability
and reliability in all environments.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 11, 2008  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has posted answers to a new series of questions
submitted by professional and aspiring digital photographers to its Ask the
Icon interactive feature on the `Icons of Photography' microsite
on kingston.com.



"Kingston's `Icons of Photography' has generated interest
from photographers of all levels who want to learn from some of the world's
most-respected photographers," said Jaja Lin, Flash memory marketing manager,
Kingston®. "We're delighted to be a conduit between our customers
and the Icons, providing a platform where everyone can share and explore ideas,"
added Lin.



Questions submitted by digital photographers from England, Malaysia, Ireland
and the U.S. were addressed by 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 related to equipment;
tips and techniques for capturing better images; advice about getting started
as a photographer; or marketing one's work.



"I continue to be impressed with the level of interest photographers have
shown in the program and the types of questions they ask," said Finlay,
whose recent book project, Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan
recently won a Lucie Award in New York. "I think we learn as much from
them as they are hopefully learning from us and there is a great level of satisfaction
that comes from openly sharing our collective knowledge with each other."



Kingston's `Icons of Photography' program consists of three
elements -- 20 Questions, Ask the Icon and Critique My Image. Through the
program, professional photographers and enthusiasts can improve their techniques
by submitting their own photography for constructive critique. Additional information
is available at www.kingston.com/iop.

Staff  |  Apr 20, 2009  |  0 comments

Panasonic has introduced the DMC-GH1, the newest member of the company’s LUMIX G Micro System. Compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new LUMIX GH1 features advanced video photography functions, such as the ability to record High Definition (HD) AVCHD 1080p/24p video.  In addition, the new LUMIX GH1 comes with a newly developed long-zoom interchangeable lens – the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.  This lens was specifically designed to support HD movie recording and features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability; two features which distinguish the LUMIX GH1 from DSLRs that offer HD video recording capabilities.

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Press Release  |  Aug 17, 2010  |  0 comments

ExpressDigital announces an aggressive and special promotion for school and ‘team and individual’ photographers to download a free trial of DARKROOM Assembly Edition and purchase the software with free training before the new school year begins. DARKROOM Assembly Edition is the industry’s only award-winning workflow software designed for school and team photographers that can be purchased outright, does not require any plug-ins, completely manages nine different workflow scenarios, features greenscreen, template-builders, online storefronts and lab connection, and that interacts seamlessly with cameras, work stations, barcode scanners, and digital media burners all while automating business functions.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 02, 2006  |  0 comments

Running November 1- 7, you can have the chance to help select the winners of the
Canon National Park Photo Contest. Of the nearly 10,000 images submitted by amateur
photographers, a panel of esteemed judges have selected 10 photographs each from
the categories of wildlife and landscape as finalists. Now Canon is looking to
the photo community to help us choose the winners.
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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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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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Press Release  |  Dec 03, 2010  |  0 comments

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, announces a webinar titled, “Shooting the Forests Series,” which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Monday, December 6th. The host, Drew Gardner, a renowned London-based photographer, will take participants behind the scenes of his acclaimed series, “The Forest” which was shot in the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Olympus has introduced the H512 MB Type H-Series xD-Picture Card, a new high-speed
memory media designed for ultra-compact digital cameras.

The new memory card uses the latest storage technology to pack
512 MB of memory and high-speed performance onto an ultra-compact card measuring
just 25mmx20mm1.7mm.

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