Archive for September, 2006

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Download Free Photo Software: ArtStudioPro

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Name: ArtStudioPro 1.05
Description: ArtStudioPro consists of 30 natural-looking effects that will easily convert photos into paintings and drawings. It’s easy to create a natural-looking media by simply loading an image and choosing an effect media such as Colored Pencil, Crayon, Marker, Technical Pen, or Watercolor. ArtStudioPro is designed to increase your productivity by doing most of the work for you.
License: Free to try; $99.95 to buy
File Size: 5.6MB
Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ThinkCamera (added on 22.09.06)

Canon PowerShot SD600 (aka IXUS 60 in Europe) is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 105mm equivalent), a 2.5″ LCD screen, with dimension of 3.4 x 2.1 x 0.9″ (86.0 x 53.0 x 22.0mm), weight of 4.9 oz (140.0 g), and it’s running on Proprietary NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries. It shoots movies at up to 30 frames per second and has a real image optical view finder. Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital ELPH will be available in stores from April 2006 with an estimated retail price of $349.99 USD.

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Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 22.09.06)

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 47

In this episode, you’ll learn how to create a funky edge border from sampling a photograph, make an OS X wallpaper from scratch, and learn how to use radient filter to darken skies and image sampling and blend if sliders to create clouds.

Tutorial by Photoshop Guys

The Battery Has Evolved: USBCELL

LONDON, U.K. — September 19, 2006 — Moixa Energy, the renewable and portable energy solution specialist, today announced the launch of the USBCELL — a new concept in batteries. This revolutionary rechargeable battery can charge from any USB port without the need for any recharging devices, cradles or cables. Simply pop the lid to reveal a built in connector and charger, plug into any powered USB port on your desktop, laptop, keyboard or games console, to charge the battery.

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USBCELL can be used exactly like a normal battery meaning there is now no need to purchase huge packs of alkaline batteries, or invest in or carry a clunky charger. Billions of USB ports are readily available in homes and workplaces around the world meaning you never need to run out of power and making the USBCELL extremely cost-effective and convenient for all battery-powered devices. Currently available in the AA format, the USBCELL will shortly comprise a full range of standard formats, phone and camera batteries.

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Download Free Photo Software: MemoriesOnTV

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Name: MemoriesOnTV
Description: MemoriesOnTV allows you to create professional slideshows easily from your digital photos and video clips. The video you create can be burnt onto CD/DVD recordable using the built-in burner and then played on a TV via a standard DVD player. You can also output your show to web pages (flash), or save them as AVI or MPG files. MemoriesOnTV’s strength is in its visual effects. You can have effects such as multi-pictures on single slide, slideshow in slideshow, text caption animation, or Ken Burns pan/zoom effects.
License: Free to try; $49.99 to buy
File Size: 5.7MB
Requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 8.1 drivers

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Lowepro Launches The Apex Collection

The Apex Collection of pouches are the first of Lowepro’s smaller pouches to be fitted with an All Weather Cover which can be pulled over the bag if you get caught out in bad weather. They also feature a moulded rubber bumper positioned at the front of the bag to act as an additional protective barrier when carrying camera gear across rough terrain.

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The range combines rugged, durable construction with Lowepro’s ‘designed for digital’ soft tricot lining to ensure equipment is protected from knocks, falls and scratches at all times. Apex pouches are made from water-resistant nylon and are fitted with reversed zippers to keep out sand and dust.

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Manfrotto Launches the Modo Tripod Range

The Modo range of tripods offers the versatility of a photo and video tripod in one easy to use lightweight model, making it ideal for photographers using a compact camera or video camera to switch between filming and shooting still pictures. The range consists of 2 tripods – the Modo Maxi and Modo Mini, plus a Modo Monopod.

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Offering features to help achieve professional quality results, the Modo tripod has a joystick operated ball head which combines both photo and video specific operation in one hybrid head. The Modo head has been designed to easily switch between the two modes at the turn of a dial to allow the camera to be handled smoothly and with ease, while the quick release plate means the camera can be attached to, or removed from the tripod quickly and easily.

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Seitz 6×17 – 160 Megapixel Panoramic Camera

What few thought possible has now come true: wide-format digital photography. With a resolution of 7,500 pixels vertically and 21,250 pixels horizontally this camera creates a 160 million pixel image.

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This substantial resolution makes it possible to create high quality reproductions. A variety of different formats is possible: 6×6, 6×9, 6×15 or a full 6×17 panorama. No limits for high definition photography!

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Microsoft Announces Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition

>> PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft Celebrates a Decade of Exposing Consumers to the Joys of Digital Photography

Microsoft Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition is the picture-perfect solution for organizing, enhancing and sharing digital memories.

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 19, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Microsoft® Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition, which consists of Digital Image Suite 20061 along with a free value pack loaded with $198 worth of offers.2 This comprehensive offering reflects 10 years of leadership in developing intuitive tools to help everyone from the novice picture-taker to the sophisticated photographer learn and grow in the art of digital photography.

Whether snapping shots on the go with a camera phone or experimenting with a new single-lens reflex camera, today’s shutterbugs have made digital photography more popular than ever. In fact, IDC predicts that the number of digital images captured, shared and received will continue to grow at a rate of 24 percent per year through 2009.3 Microsoft Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition provides a range of tools to help photographers at every level preserve, organize and perfect these images.

Imagine the Fun

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Adobe Camera RAW 3.5 update

Adobe has updated its Camera Raw plug-in which now supports Kodak EasyShare P712, Nikon D2Xs, Panasonic DMC-FZ50, Panasonic DMC-L1 and Sony A100 digital cameras. This update will replace the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 and 4.0 software.

>> Adobe Camera RAW (Windows)
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