Name: IncrediFace 1.5
Description: IncrediFace 1.5 is a software that allows you put your face or your friends and family into movie poster, famous people, object, animal and hundreds more. Add animation, funny quotes, speech bubbles (callouts), sound effects, voice and background music. It is great for creating photo gift, greeting card, or even practical jokes.
License: Free to try;$19.95 USD to buy
File Size: 11.2 MB
Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/NT40/XP
CamerasUK has posted its review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5, new 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 6x optical zoom (equivalent to 37-222mm ), Image Stabilizer and 2.5″ LCD. He gives the camera 4 out of 5 stars and writes;
“Ease of use is another area where the DMC LZ5 scores highly. In fact this is an area where Panasonic are especially strong. The simplicity of their cameras is mainly down to one of the most simple menu systems available. If this is still too complicated for you there is a simple mode available. This cuts down the options to an absolute minimum. There is also text help available to help you get the most out of the many scene modes. “
ImagingResource has recently published a review of the Kodak EasyShare C663, a 6.1 megapixel compact digital camera with 3x optical zoom and a 2.5″ LCD screen.
“The Kodak C663 is a little sluggish at start-up, clocking in about five seconds from power up to first shot. The longest part of the start-up was waiting for the opening display of the Kodak EasyShare logo screen to disappear. …In daylight situations, image quality on the Kodak C663 is excellent, especially when shooting in the Natural Color setting. The camera captured very accurate skin tones which is a big plus for a models in this class which typically produce inconsistent results. “
Nikon has recently announced the 31st Nikon Photo Contest International which has been held by Nikon Coorporation since 1969. This year’s contest theme; ‘At the Heart of the Image’ will have the following categories; Free Subject and Smile, Smile, Smile!
Entries are accepted from 1st September to 30th November, 2006. Entries sent by conventional mail should be received either on or before 30th November, 2006. Entries sent via the Internet will be accepted until 24:00, 30th November, 2006, Japan time.
Further information is available here
DCRP has recently published a review of the new Canon PowerShot SD700 IS/IXUS 800, featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor), 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent) with Canon’s Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5″ LCD screen.
“The PowerShot SD700 did a very nice job with our standard macro test subject. The colors look good, and the subject has Canon’s trademark “smooth” look to it. The camera’s custom white balance feature handled my apparently tricky studio lamps with ease…The PowerShot SD700 is a compact and very stylish camera. It’s made almost entirely of metal, and it feels nice and solid. The camera is easy to hold and operate, though some of the buttons on the back of the camera could be larger. “
Olympus has recently announced the latest firmware updates for its Digital SLR cameras, the Olympus E-330 and Olympus E-300. The new firmware version 1.2 for E-330 will improve exposure precision and make AF available in Live Preview B mode. The firmware version 1.4 will also improve the exposure precision for Olympus E-300
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This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can adjust the flesh tones by removing the excess red easily.
LetsGoDigital have recently posted a review of the Fujifilm FinePix V10, a 5.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (Super CCD) with 3x optical zoom and a huge 3″ LCD screen. They write;
“I have nothing but praise for the small lens, which really does live up to its promise. It produces sharp images that are rich in detail, and is virtually free of distortion. Typical issues such as chromatic aberration simply do not occur with this camera, and the combination of the excellent white balance and light metering ensures the Fujifilm V10 offers an extraordinarily strong digital combination. It goes without saying that the large format 3 inch screen is simply a joy to work with.”
CNET have recently published a review of the Samsung Digimax L60, a a 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (35 – 105mm equivalent) and a 2.4″ LCD display. They rate the camera 7.0 (good) and write;
“The Digimax L60 produced some very nice images, even at higher ISO settings. Colors were neutral, and fine details were visible. We noticed heavy purple fringing along contrasting edges, but that was the only major fault we could find with the camera’s images. Shots were nearly noise-free at lower ISO levels and developed an unobtrusive, fine grain at ISO 400.”