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In Focus: March 2007

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LensDoc 3.0
Lens Aid

Correct unwanted lens distortions with
LensDoc 3.0, a Photoshop plug-in that fixes barreling, pin-cushioning and other effects sometimes caused by zoom and wide-angle lenses. The program also identifies two lines that should appear straight and corrects them. The latest version features new 16-bit compatibility and can adjust an image’s point of view. List Price: $98. Contact: Andromeda Software Inc., (800) 547-0055, www.andromeda.com.

Boinx Software’s Mouseposé 2.5Follow Along
When you give a slideshow, workshop or demonstration, make sure your audience can easily see what you’re doing with Boinx Software’s Mouseposé 2.5. The presentation software, for Mac users only, dims the computer screen and spotlights the area around the mouse pointer, guiding your audience to the area of interest and helping you to quickly locate the mouse pointer. The latest version takes this a step further by also highlighting the keys pressed. List Price: $15. Contact: Boinx Software, www.boinx.com.

affordable ballheads CullmanCompare PricesFlex heads
Use a stable head when locking your camera onto a tripod with new, affordable ballheads from Cullman. The three latest models are made from anodized aluminum for greater stability, and they come equipped with various setting options. Ergonomically shaped, rubberized tension-locking wheels adjust easily for smooth operation. The 40170 Magnesit handles up to nine pounds, the 40180 Magnesit up to 27 pounds and the 40190 Magnesit up to 44 pounds. List Price: $129 (40170); $169 (40180); $199 (40190). Contact: R.T.S. Inc., (631) 242-6801, www.rtsphoto.com.

Digital Foci Image Moments digital photo album frameFrame It
Display your photos directly from the memory card in the Digital Foci Image Moments digital photo album frame. Insert any card into the frame, and your photos will come to life in sharp, vibrant color on its eight-inch, high-resolution LCD. You can create your own custom frames using the proprietary adapter ring design, and the Photo Slideshow Mode lets you automatically scroll through your photo collection. A full-featured remote control and on-screen display allow easy navigation, selection and viewing of images. List Price: $229. Contact: Digital Foci, (310) 763-9100, www.digitalfoci.com.


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