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Keep abreast of the photography industry's latest news. From new camera equipment to imaging software updates our digital photo newswire covers it all.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Olympus Announces "Photographers of Tomorrow" Contest For Top Photography Students

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 4, 2007 – Olympus today announced its inaugural “Photographers of Tomorrow” photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating students.

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Wacom Expands Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Portfolio

Vancouver, WA – Dec. 3, 2007 – Wacom Technology Corp. announced today the introduction of two new members to the Cintiq family – the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 20WSX. The Cintiq 12WX combines all the advantages and power of direct pen-on-screen input with a new low-profile, lightweight and flexible design. The new Cintiq 12WX is aimed at professional creators of digital content looking to improve and streamline their workflow. Storyboarding for 2D or 3D animations, compositing for post production, designing graphics, as well as retouching photos are just a few of the many creative applications where the Cintiq 12WX will excel.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sigma Releases Photo Pro Demo CD

Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce the availability of the Sigma Photo Pro Demo CD, recently introduced at Photo Plus Expo last October. This CD features both PC and Mac versions of Photo Pro software and a selection of X3F raw image files made by a number of professional and nonprofessional photographers, using the SD14 camera system.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 Updates Now Available

Adobe® has released updates to Photoshop® Lightroom® and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for existing users. The Lightroom 1.3 update provides added support for Apple® Leopard(tm) Mac OS X 10.5 and includes a technology preview of the Lightroom Export SDK, available as a separate download on the Adobe Labs site.  The Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 updates also include raw file support for seven additional digital cameras including the Nikon D3, Nikon D300 and Canon 1Ds Mark III.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

PhotoShelter Inc. Launches The PhotoShelter Collection

New York, NY -- November 15, 2007  –– PhotoShelter is pleased to announce that it has begun transacting image sales on The PhotoShelter Collection, the first online marketplace to provide the benefits of a commercial agency and a wholly transparent sales system to pro, amateur and hobbyist photographers alike. The PhotoShelter Collection will now offer image buyers access to the widest and most eclectic array of commercial imagery that is quality-sorted, keyworded, priced, licensed and ready for instant purchasing.
 

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Friday, November 16, 2007

onOne Software Ships PhotoTools Plug-ins

Portland, OR - November 15, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., announces the immediate availability of its two new digital imaging software plug-ins – PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software's new PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful new Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface. PhotoTools allows users to preview effects individually or combined/stacked together in a layer-like configuration as well as save their favorite combinations as presets to be used in the future.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging Deliver Open Medium Format Digital Camera Systems

Alliance aimed at improving quality and range of product choices for professional photographers

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and TOKYO, Japan —13th Nov., 2007 — Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd. today announced a strategic alliance to develop innovative, open platform-based medium format digital camera systems and solutions for professional photographers.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Hasselblad Announces Comprehensive New Customer Care Program

Demonstrating its commitment to users, Hasselblad is today launching a comprehensive new Customer Care Program, featuring special prices on product upgrades, refurbishment, and extended warranties and support for all registered Hasselblad owners. The first stage of the program, starting today, will provide owners of Hasselblad H1 and H2 cameras with an extremely beneficial trade in or upgrade of their equipment to a number of the most recent model configurations.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

onOne Software Releases Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements Software

Portland, OR - November 6, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This updated version of onOne Software's popular software suite includes technology from onOne Software's newly acquired PhotoTune color correction software, and onOne Software's Mask Pro, PhotoFrame, and Genuine Fractals software products fine-tuned specifically for Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Master nature photographer Fritz Pölking dies

The nature photography community suffered a great loss this year with the passing of Fritz Pölking. The German photographer was regarded as a pioneer of modern wildlife photography in Europe, winning many awards throughout his career including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He was 71.

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