Kubota Image Tools Announces Next Digital Photography Bootcamp
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Kubota Image Tools Announces Next Digital Photography Bootcamp

November 27, 2006 | By Staff

Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 13th Digital Photography Bootcamp. This Bootcamp is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to supply all of the technical know-how to run a successful digital portrait/wedding studio; at the same time, it encourages continued development of a photographer’s unique style and creativity. 

Tamron’s Pro Learning Center Puts How-To Videos on Your iPOD
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Tamron’s Pro Learning Center Puts How-To Videos on Your iPOD

November 27, 2006 | By Staff

November 20, 2006, Commack, NY— If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a how-to video must be as good as a book, especially if it compresses the knowledge contained in a 45-minute lecture into a concise, well-focused, viewer-friendly 4-minute format you can download to your iPod or computer and view again and again. That’s the exciting concept behind the incisive, entertaining, and informative new podcasts posted in the Tamron Pro Learning Center at www.tamron.com.  Hosted by leading photographers, each one gives clear step-by-step pointers on shooting everything from surfing to portraits to macro in Central Park. The information is presented in simple, direct language with verbal hints and tips immediately illustrated by concrete visual examples. Watching one of these podcasts on the screen feels more like being at a hands-on photo workshop in the field than sitting in the classroom. And by mixing video footage with outstanding still photographs, each technique becomes crystal clear. It’s easy to hook up with this incredible learning experience—just make sure you’ve got QuickTime on your ‘pod or PC, click on podcasts at the Pro Learning Center and take a few minutes to download the videos.

Nikon Unveils New D40
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Nikon Unveils New D40

November 16, 2006 | By Staff
MELVILLE, NY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006 – Nikon, (www.nikondigital.com) the world leader in high quality digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology, today unveiled its new D40, the latest addition to its comprehensive line of digital SLR cameras. Designed to bring the picture performance, excitement and experience of Nikon’s digital SLR cameras to more customers than ever before, the D40 is an ultra-compact, lightweight 6.1-effective megapixel D-SLR that offers simplified new features, exceptional speed and a redesigned, visually-intuitive menu system that brings consumers a whole new level of simplicity in a digital SLR. The D40 also incorporates handling and performance advantages that eliminate the frustrations often associated with compact digital cameras, making it ideal for anyone who wants to capture spectacular digital pictures without complication. 
FujiFilm To Re-Introduce FujiChrome Velvia
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FujiFilm To Re-Introduce FujiChrome Velvia

November 16, 2006 | By Staff

Valhalla, NY, November 14, 2006—FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce plans to re-introduce an ISO 50 Fujichrome Velvia professional film, tentatively named Velvia II. Fujichrome Velvia (RVP 50) was the first high color saturation, high contrast transparency E-6 compatible film when it was introduced in 1990 and was a favorite among photographers. Its discontinuation was announced last year due to difficulties in procuring some of the raw materials used to produce the emulsion.“Since we announced the discontinuation of Velvia 50, we have been inundated with requests from photographers worldwide to continue production,” said Christian Fridholm, Director of Marketing, Picture Taking, Imaging Division, Fujifilm USA. “They had used Velvia for many years and consider it unmatched in terms of quality and character. One of Fujifilm’s main priorities is to nurture the culture of photography, so we took those requests very seriously.”

New Release Of Corel Snapfire
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New Release Of Corel Snapfire

November 16, 2006 | By Staff

OTTAWA, November 14, 2006 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRX) today announced a major new update of Corel Snapfire, the digital photo and video sharing and enhancement software that debuted on September 5, 2006. After receiving significant customer feedback on the Snapfire public preview, Corel has added new features and enhancements to both its breakthrough free download (www.snapfire.com) and the enhanced version known as Snapfire Plus.  

Blurb BookSmart™ Beta 1.5 Upgrade Now Available
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Blurb BookSmart™ Beta 1.5 Upgrade Now Available

November 16, 2006 | By Staff

San Francisco, Calif. — November 14, 2006 — Blurb, the creative book publishing service, today announced that its new BookSmart™ beta release version 1.5 is available for download at www.blurb.com. Version 1.5 of the BookSmart application enables Blurb customers to create soft cover books and slurp blogs from any TypePad or WordPress account, while the Bookstore now offers a new Book Preview feature.

CyberLink Launches PowerProducer 4
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CyberLink Launches PowerProducer 4

November 13, 2006 | By Staff

Taipei, Taiwan - November 13, 2006 - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TWO), a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home, announced today the release of PowerProducer 4 Next-Gen, an enhanced version featuring high-definition video capturing and production, widescreen support and advanced Magic Video Editing tools.The new features combine CyberLink’s intelligent DVD authoring technologies with the newest generation of disc technology, offering authoring and burning on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Imagenomic Releases RealGrain™ and Portraiture Plug-Ins
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Imagenomic Releases RealGrain™ and Portraiture Plug-Ins

November 13, 2006 | By Staff
Imagenomic, an independent software vendor specializing in high-performance software tools for digital photography, has announced the release of two new Plug-in products at PhotoPlus Expo this week to complement its award-winning Noiseware™ portfolio. Imagenomic’s Noiseware Plug-ins have also been updated to version 4.1, with new enhancements such as a faster preview mode, an undo/redo feature, and other improvements.
FujiFilm’s Face Detection Technology A Cure For ‘Picture Phobia’
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FujiFilm’s Face Detection Technology A Cure For ‘Picture Phobia’

November 13, 2006 | By Staff
Valhalla, NY, November 9, 2006 - More than 73 percent of women and almost 50 percent of men feel uneasy in front of a camera. So says the surprising results of a survey conducted recently by FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., which commissioned the study to learn why so many folks are apprehensive when asked to smile for a picture.According to survey respondents, weight and hair style concerns are the main reasons for their “picture phobia.” In fact, 44% surveyed preferred to do laundry, 34% would rather pay bills and 18% would rather visit the dentist than pose for a picture.
Archos Introduce WiFi-enabled Touch Screen Portable Video Player
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Archos Introduce WiFi-enabled Touch Screen Portable Video Player

November 13, 2006 | By Staff
DENVER, CO – November 9, 2006 – ARCHOS, Inc. announced today the general availability of the ARCHOS 604-WiFi, the industry’s only portable video player with integrated wireless technology and brilliant 4.3-inch touch screen for simple navigation. The 604-WiFi features 802.11g wireless connectivity, which allows consumers to browse the Internet, send and receive Web-based email, and play media files from their home computer to the device or to the TV. The 30GB* device retails for $449.99 and is available now at www.archos.com and select Sam’s Club stores nationwide, with broad retail availability later this month.
Digital Darkroom Workflow
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Digital Darkroom Workflow

November 1, 2006 | Rob Sheppard
A basic outline to help you find your own best workflow when working on images in the computer
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