Archive for February, 2006

Feb 28, 2006

Pixmantec RawShooter essentials 2006

Press Release: Orlando, FL. – Pixmantec, a leading manufacturer of digital imaging software, continues to provide photographers at all levels of experience and expertise with the latest in RAW Workflow management technology with the introduction of RawShooter | essentials 2006, RawShooter | premium 2006 V1.02 and RawShooter | Color Engine V1.1, all being FREE updates.

Feb 28, 2006

Bibble Labs 4.6 Released

Bibble Labs releases 4.6 update with Noise Ninja Technology and Intel Macintosh Support – Other improvements include revised user interface

Press Release: PMA 2006 Orlando, FL – Bibble Labs, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of version 4.6 of its popular Raw Workflow software. Bibble 4.6 offers a major breakthrough via the direct integration of Noise Ninja Technology from Picture Code, LLC. High ISO noise and digital artifacts are one of the more challenging aspects of today’s digital workflow. Historically photographers have had to use 3rd party tools and extra post processing steps to deal with this noise “After the fact”. By directly merging Noise Ninja technology into Bibble’s already blazing fast workflow, better results can now be achieved in shorter amounts of time.

Feb 28, 2006

World-Class Professional Photographers Provide One-on-One Portfolio Reviews at Photoshop World

Press Release: TAMPA — Eight of the most highly acclaimed professional photographers of our time will be providing personal, one-on-one instructive feedback to promising digital photographers at Photoshop World Conference & Expo, March 22-24 in Miami Beach ( This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is absolutely free to full Photoshop World conference attendees on the first day of the Tech Expo, March 22.

Feb 27, 2006

RAW processing improved in upcoming update of Apple Aperture

Written by Rob Galbraith

Apple has revealed that the next release of Aperture, the company’s pro photo workflow application, will be about more than just support for Macs using Intel processors. During a press briefing yesterday at the PMA 2006 trade show in Orlando, Florida, Aperture product manager Joe Schorr showed off numerous refinements in the upcoming v1.1, including what appears to be much-improved processing of RAW files, as well as greater control over contrast, sharpening and noise reduction during the RAW conversion.

Feb 27, 2006

Adobe releases new Adobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

Following up on the promise made last fall, Adobe has released the Macintosh version of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 4.0.

Feb 27, 2006

Adobe Outlines Photoshop’s Future

Source: Forbes
Written by Danit Lidor

Once a company crowns itself king of a particular industry, it has to keep the little people happy if it wants to sit easily upon the throne.

Feb 27, 2006

Lexar Smart Download To Offer ActiveMemory Functionality For Adobe Creative Suite

New Module Will Improve Digital Imaging Workflow for Photographers Using Adobe Bridge

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 27, 2006–Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXRNews), a world leader in advanced digital media technologies today announced Lexar® Smart Download, an intelligent acquisition plug-in module that will allow photographers to rapidly download and manage images directly from their memory cards via Adobe® Bridge, a component of Adobe Creative Suite (CS2). On display at the Photo Marketing Association International Show (PMA), the new plug-in will make it possible for photographers to leverage advanced features offered by Lexar Professional ActiveMemory(TM) CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital(TM) (SD) flash memory cards and will provide a productivity boost with the ability to manage multiple concurrent downloads using Lexar’s Professional Firewire and USB 2.0 CompactFlash Readers.

Feb 27, 2006

Adobe Photoshop Services Expands Offering to Help Pro Photographers Protect Digital Images and Boost Profits

Iron Mountain and to Provide Online Backup, Proofing and Photo Sales Help to Photography Community

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 27, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the expansion of Adobe® Photoshop® Services through new partnerships with Iron Mountain, the world’s largest provider of data backup/recovery and archiving software as a service, and, a leading e-commerce provider for professional photographers.

Feb 24, 2006

On the Road to New York City

…with a few friends for the new Epson Print Academy in New York City!

Yep, the Big Apple, home of the Yankees (White Sox will win it all again next year) and our first sold out venue – well, Dallas should have been, but we stuffed the room anyway…

Feb 23, 2006

Washington Post Caught in Metadata Gaffe?

Source: eWeek
Written by Ryan Naraine

The Washington Post’s online arm has apparently been caught in a metadata gaffe that exposed the whereabouts of a 21-year-old hacker who confessed to controlling thousands of compromised PCs for malicious use.

Feb 23, 2006

Info palette numbers do not update or display when you move a curve point (Photoshop CS2 on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: When you use the cursor keys to move a curve point in the Curves dialog box in Adobe Photoshop CS2, the RGB and CMYK numbers in the Info palette do not update or display.

Solution: Use the mouse instead of the cursor keys to change location in the image.

Feb 23, 2006

Text is missing in menus, buttons, or the registration window in Photoshop CS2 (on Windows)

Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase

Issue: Text is missing in buttons, menus, or the registration window in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Feb 23, 2006

Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanners

Press Release: LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 22, 2006 – The Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanners are making their debut as the first scanners for photo studio applications that offer capabilities typically found in high-end commercial lab scanners, at a much more affordable price. These two scanners were created with the professional and amateur photographer in mind and provide groundbreaking resolution that is achieved using a new Dual Lens System.

Feb 23, 2006

Logitech Brings New Levels of Control to Adobe Creative Suite 2

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 23, 2006–Logitech (SWX:LOGNNews; NASDAQ:LOGINews) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBENews) today announced the results of a collaboration to provide creative professionals and design enthusiasts new levels of control when using Adobe® Creative Suite 2 (CS2) and standalone CS2 applications: the NuLOOQ(TM) Professional Series.

Feb 22, 2006

After Acquiring Macromedia, What’s Next for Adobe? Ask Bruce Chizen

Source: Knowledge @ Wharton

In 1985, Adobe Systems had one major product — a printer controller built around Adobe’s PostScript imaging language marketed to printer manufacturers. Now, having completed its acquisition of Macromedia on December 3, 2005, Adobe is the fifth largest software company in the world.

Feb 22, 2006

The Photoshop Channels Book

The Photoshop Channels Book
Written by Scott Kelby

One big advantage Photoshop professionals have always had was the understanding of channels. It was their secret weapon, and it enabled them to do things, and work in an entirely different way than their competitors, and maybe that’s why the secret power of Photoshop’s channels has been such a closely guarded secret.
Until now.

Feb 21, 2006

Photoshop TV Episode 18

Crops, glints, thresholds and unleashing weather on an unsuspecting sign and the latest on Adobe Lightroom Beta-2

Feb 21, 2006

Nikon View Pro

High Speed and Versatile Performance with Image Management and Browsing to speed up and improve the professional digital workflow – Compatible with Capture NX and other Software.

Press Release: TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to introduce the versatile new Nikon View Pro software. The new Nikon View Pro is designed to make viewing and handling of large quantities of images faster, and with versatility to make the professional workflow more productive. As digital files grow in size and quality, professional photographers will appreciate Nikon View Pro’s enhanced image display, faster browsing of NEF RAW files, and the ease of editing IPTC information, all in a conveniently fast workflow.

Feb 21, 2006

Nikon Capture NX

Nikon Capture NX – Advancing full-scale digital image processing and editing

Press Release: TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announces the new digital image editing software, Capture NX, featuring Nik Software, Inc.’s patented U Point™ technology. This new product, evolving from previously released Nikon Capture 4 software, gives digital photographers more powerful tools complimented by simple and visual operation for exploring NEF, JPEG and TIFF files potential for optimizing images. The new software is scheduled for delivery during Spring 2006.

Feb 21, 2006

Canon Debuts 22 New Products and Expands Its Presence in Professional Printing Market

Press Release: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 21, 2006–Canon, America’s choice for digital cameras(1), will showcase 22 new products at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show, February 26th – March 1st (Canon Booth #3509), in Orlando, Fla.

Feb 20, 2006

Digital Moves to Top-Tier Cameras

Source: The New York Times
Written by Ian Austen

Like many serious amateur photographers, Chad Marek has a sense of brand loyalty that rivals the attachment of many sports fans to their home teams.

Feb 19, 2006

Here I Am Taking My Own Picture

Source: The New York Times
Written by Alex Williams

MORGAN ADAMS, a recent college graduate, decided that her picture on her home page at had lingered a little too long, a full month. To snap a new one she called on the only photographer she thought she could trust: herself.

Feb 18, 2006

Die-hards hold out as film fades

Written By Jefferson Graham

LOS ANGELES — Mary Pat Dorr is a longtime Southern California wedding and portrait photographer who has refused to switch to digital. She swears by film and the trusty Minolta film cameras she takes to all her jobs.

“I still believe film has better quality,” says Dorr. “And I’m not willing to switch.”

Feb 17, 2006

Bibble Labs to license Noise Ninja™ from PictureCode

State-of-the-art noise reduction technology to be included in Bibble RAW processing software

Press Release: Austin, TX – Bibble Labs Inc has reached an agreement with PictureCode LLC, developer of the best-of-breed Noise Ninja image noise reduction software application. Forthcoming versions of Bibble Labs’ awardwinning RAW workflow software will feature fully integrated versions of Picturecode’s patent pending noise reduction technology. This will enable a new level of image quality in the raw workflow, especially for high-ISO images.

Feb 17, 2006

Imageprint PTAPP

Printing to the Imageprint RIP From Within Any Application

Written by Michael Reichmann, The Luminous Landscape

RIPs, as many photographers know, are a replacement for the standard Windows or Mac printer driver. They talk directly to the printer’s hardware, for the most part bypassing the application and the operating system. Depending on their maker they also allow for sophisticated layout capabilities, enhanced colour and tonal rendition, superior B&W printing, and available profiles for a wide variety of printers and paper types.