National Geographic Announces Second Annual International Photography Contest
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National Geographic Announces Second Annual International Photography Contest

July 16, 2007 | By Staff
WASHINGTON (July 13, 2007)—National Geographic readers around the world have the opportunity to take part in the 2007 National Geographic International Photography Contest. And, for the first time, readers of National Geographic’s English-language editions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom will be able to participate in the contest that was inaugurated in 16 of its local-language editions in 2006.
Epson Announces Perfection V200 Photo Scanner
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Epson Announces Perfection V200 Photo Scanner

June 28, 2007 | By Staff
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Designed for Chief Memory Officers and active photo enthusiasts, Epson America, Inc. announced the Perfection V200 Photo, its newest consumer scanner featuring a high-quality 4800 dpi optical resolution – for only $99. Equipped with the ability to scan photos or film with just one touch, scan 3D objects with the unique high-rise 180-degree lid and offer features such as photo restoration and Advanced Digital Dust and Scratch Correction, the versatile Perfection V200 offers remarkable results.
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LaCie Delivers 26-inch Widescreen LCD
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LaCie Delivers 26-inch Widescreen LCD

April 19, 2007 | By Staff
PORTLAND, OR (April 2007) – LaCie today announced its first wide format, wide gamut LCD. The LaCie 526 Monitor, a 25.5” LCD in the new 500 Series range, is ideal for digital photography, prepress, CAD, video editing and creative design. It offers a combination of the best LCD panel technology available and advanced calibration tools for professional applications where color accuracy is a critical requirement.
Canon Delivers Three New LCD Projectors with 1.6x Wide-Angle Zoom
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Canon Delivers Three New LCD Projectors with 1.6x Wide-Angle Zoom

February 22, 2007 | By Staff
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 21, 2007 – In an age when vivid, big-screen image display has become so essential to business, education, and many other fields, Canon has once again increased the price-performance impact of its affordable LV Series of LCD-based Multimedia Projectors. Three new compact, feature-packed models- the LV-7265, LV-7260, and LV-X7 Multimedia Projectors- all deliver bright, high-quality XGA images, and provide users with a stellar blend of an extremely short throw distance, and a powerful yet versatile 1.6x Canon wide-angle zoom lens.
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.

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.
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Microtek developing ArtixScan M1
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Microtek developing ArtixScan M1

October 24, 2006 | By Staff

Carson, CA (October 24, 2006) — Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, announced today that it is developing the ArtixScan M1, a combined flatbed and film scanner for 35mm, 6cm, and 4×5-inch film formats that also offers additional functionality to scan reflective art or prints as large as 8.5 by 14 inches. Microtek will preview the ArtixScan M1 at the PHOTO PLUS EXPO at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on November 2, 3 & 4. Equipped with Microtek’s patented Emulsion Direct Imaging.Technology(TM) (E.D.I.T.), 4800-dpi optical resolution, 16-bit digital output per channel, auto focus, and new film holders with tension technology, the Microtek ArtixScan M1 offers extraordinary value to photographers, photo enthusiasts, and graphic designers in need of high-quality scans.

PHOTOKINA: Kodak Introduces Enhanced Portra Color Negative Films
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PHOTOKINA: Kodak Introduces Enhanced Portra Color Negative Films

September 26, 2006 | By Staff
ROCHESTER, NY, and COLOGNE, Germany, September 26 – In a move that underscores its ongoing support of the professional photography market, Eastman Kodak Company today introduced enhanced versions of its iconic KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA color negative film family, comprising 160 VC, 160 NC, 400 VC and 400 NC film. These films help professional photographers create stunning images with finer grain, spectacular skin tones, and improved scanning performance for greater enlargement capability. Plus, PORTRA 160VC and PORTRA 400VC films now provide a more ideal combination of higher color saturation and lower contrast for optimal performance in high-color applications. Kodak unveiled the films, along with images taken with them by world-renowned photographers, today at Photokina, a worldwide imaging trade show and exposition, in Cologne, Germany.