Adobe Releases Beta Version of Photoshop CS3
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Adobe Releases Beta Version of Photoshop CS3

December 15, 2006 | By Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dec. 14, 2006 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) will introduce a beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS3 software, the next release of the world standard in digital imaging, on Friday, December 15th. Adobe is delivering a widely available Photoshop CS3 beta to enable customers to more easily transition to the latest hardware platforms, particularly Apple’s new Intel-based systems. The beta is available as a Universal Binary for the Macintosh platform, as well as for Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP and Windows Vista computers. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is planned for Spring 2007. The software can be downloaded at: http://labs.adobe.com, in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.Packed with new features, Photoshop CS3 beta also includes a pre-release version of a major upgrade to Adobe Bridge, as well as a preview release of the all-new Adobe Device Central. Photoshop customers can use Adobe Device Central to design, preview, and test compelling mobile content, created specifically for smaller screens. This new tool, integrated in the Photoshop CS3 beta, simplifies and accelerates the creation of mobile content through a preview environment and built-in device profiles.

Late-Breaking News About Aperture 1.5.2
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Late-Breaking News About Aperture 1.5.2

December 15, 2006 | By Staff
Aperture 1.5.2 provides performance, reliability, and compatibility enhancements.
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onOne Software Announces Special “Pro Photo Essentials” Software Offer
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onOne Software Announces Special “Pro Photo Essentials” Software Offer

December 15, 2006 | By Staff

Portland, OR - onOne Software, Inc., announces today availability of the new “Pro Photo Essentials” software package featuring onOne Software’s Genuine Fractals 4.1, Mask Pro 4, Intellihance Pro 4.1 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 Photoshop plug-ins and iView MediaPro 3* digital asset management software.“At onOne Software we strive to provide products to our customers that will get them out from behind their computer and back behind their cameras taking pictures,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “This new software offering was created with the busy professional photographer in mind. By making all of these software applications available in one reduced-price package, photographers will be able to tackle any digital imaging task from asset management to workflow enhancements affordably and most importantly with ease.”

onOne Software’s Mask Pro 4 Now Shipping
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onOne Software’s Mask Pro 4 Now Shipping

December 15, 2006 | By Staff

Portland, OR - onOne Software, Inc., announces today that Mask Pro 4 – the upgrade to the company’s popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3 – is now shipping. Mask Pro 4 provides a complete collection of Photoshop® plug-in tools that allow users unprecedented flexibility when tackling the most challenging masking job. And this new version focuses on teaching the user how to best use this comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.As in the previous version, onOne Software’s Mask Pro 4 uses the concept of “keep colors” and “drop colors” chosen by the user and then based on those user selections, the Mask Pro 4 algorithm will remove only those selected colors from an image. One of the strengths of Mask Pro 4 is that when a “drop color” is found in another pixel, Mask Pro 4’s powerful color decontamination technology will remove only that color value from the pixel, leaving that pixel (or pixels) semi-transparent. The benefit to the user is that Mask Pro 4 will virtually eliminate the edge halo effect often seen when masking a transparent object or edge.

Epson New Accolade Duet Projection
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Epson New Accolade Duet Projection

December 15, 2006 | By Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. – For years, front projector manufacturers have been touting engineering breakthroughs that continuously expand the boundaries of projection use, while the evolution of projection screens has been perceived by many as generally unchanged. An innovative product called the Accolade DUET Ultra Portable Projection Screen is designed to change that perception by addressing the ever-increasing demand for front projectors with a portable screen for use at both work and home.With two patents pending, the DUET screen features a unique design that enables it to expand horizontally (left and right rather than up and down) to either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. It can be used to project an image up to 80 inches in size (diagonal). The DUET screen can either hang on a wall using an included mounting bracket, or stand freely by placing it on an included retractable stand. The screen and stand can be set up together in less than 30 seconds and can be taken down and stored as a one-piece solution that is 42 inches in length. The DUET screen is also easy to transport.

DxO FilmPack For Creating Film-Style Looks
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DxO FilmPack For Creating Film-Style Looks

December 4, 2006 | By Staff

Paris, France – December 4, 2006 – DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO FilmPack, a new, complementary product to the company’s award-winning automatic digital image enhancement software, DxO Optics Pro. DxO FilmPack gives photographers greater creativity with their digital images by enabling them to add the effect – in terms of color and grain - of more than 20 slide, black-and-white and color negative films. DxO FilmPack even allows users to combine the color rendition and grain profiles of different films. DxO Labs is providing DxO FilmPack free of charge to all DxO Optics Pro v4.1 users until December 31, 2006.

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Kubota Image Tools Announces “Artistic Tools” Volume Three
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Kubota Image Tools Announces “Artistic Tools” Volume Three

December 4, 2006 | By Staff
Bend, OR (December 1, 2006) – Kevin Kubota, Idea Guy of Kubota Image Tools, has created another set of image enhancement software Actions for Adobe Photoshop. After the highly-acclaimed introductions of Artistic Tools Volume One and Two and Production Tools Volume One, the release of a third set of Artistic Tools features 50 new actions and is now available to the professional photography community.
New Pro Digital Frame Bundle From onOne Software
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New Pro Digital Frame Bundle From onOne Software

December 4, 2006 | By Staff

Portland, OR - December 1, 2006 - onOne Software, Inc., announces the immediate availability of the new Pro Digital Frame Bundle featuring nearly 100 custom-designed frames by well respected professional photographers and Photoshop trainers. This new bundle makes it even easier and more affordable for users of onOne Software’s PhotoFrame Pro 3 and PhotoFrame 3 (designed specifically for Photoshop® Elements) to add to their already extensive library of easy-to-use border and edge effects. 

Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go are now compatible with Mac solutions
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Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go are now compatible with Mac solutions

December 4, 2006 | By Staff

Montreal, Canada - Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, is pleased to announce that the award-winning Matrox DualHead2Go™ and TripleHead2Go™ are now compatible with select Mac® systems. From the Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) product line, both DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go are palm-sized boxes that connect externally to a notebook or desktop computer and uniquely allow users to attach two or three monitors respectively for an incredible multi-monitor configuration.  

Spot Be Gone
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Spot Be Gone

December 1, 2006 | Rob Sheppard
Cloning is an important tool for nature photographers. Here are some tips for using it.
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