Archive for November, 2006

Fotomaps – Map-Based Photo Gallery

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Flash and XML powered photo gallery offers unique map-based interface; let’s users explore photos in geographical context.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 29, 2006 – BenekDesign has just released software that lets users embed photos into a map, placing each image at the exact location where it was taken.


Navigating the map is as simple as clicking where you want to go. You can zoom in or out, drag the map to different regions, plus get a caption with the location, photographer and date of each photo.


PixelDragons Announces Image Genius Professional 3.0.6

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Image Genius Professional can edit images in batch which means that it can be a real time-saver for those people that need to perform the same tasks on many images. It has built-in support for Flickr and can upload images directly to a users account.


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Comic Strips: WTD – “Mind Over Matter”

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Mind Over Matter

“Mind Over Matter” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

Mobile Printer: Fuji Film Pivi MP-300

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Still remember the polaroid days where you can shoot and have your photos ready in couple of minutes? Now with The Fuji Film Pivi MP-300 you can bring this mobile printer along with your digital camera anywhere you go and get your digital photos printed out in approximately 38 seconds.


This palm-sized portable printer is featuring USB and Infrared (PictBridge compatible), date and sharpening button function, and is measuring in at 146×102×29mm, weighing at 225g, running on 2x CR2 lithium electric batteries.

Source: Fujifilm Japan (japanese) translated by google

Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Santa Barbara, CA, November 28, 2006–“Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays” consists of thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot.

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Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.


DxO Labs Announces DxO Analyzer version 3

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO Analyzer version 3, adding groundbreaking innovations to the product’s image quality evaluation and analysis capabilities:


1. DxO Analyzer now encompasses a comprehensive measurement set in a turn-key solution to qualify the image quality of any image capture device. Available measurements include color, resolution (MTF) and sharpness, dynamic range, exposure, noise, flash uniformity, distortion, chromatic aberrations, vignetting – and more;

2. DxO Analyzer now works directly on RAW images, allowing measurements at the component level. It is now possible to assess the image quality of the optics and the sensor separately from the image processing pipe;


Download Free Photo Software: SketchMatrix

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

sketchmatrix screenshot

Name: SketchMatrix
Description: SketchMatrix is the ultimate software tool for creating professional quality sketches from any photo or an image. The results rival professional works – in detail as well as quality. While a simple sketch can be produced in seconds with just a few mouse clicks, extensive configurability is provided for greater control and creating your own unique styles. The user can define and customize various aspects of a sketch drawing such as Outline, Features, Shading, and Detail.
License: Free to try; $19.00 to buy
File Size: 3.8MB
Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP


Download Free Photo Software: MemoriesOnWeb

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

memoriesonweb screenshot

Name: MemoriesOnWeb
Description: MemoriesOnWeb is a slideshow freeware that’s designed for users who want to create photo/video slideshows easily and upload to free video hosts to share it with friends and family. You can add interesting picture and transition effects, text caption animation, or Ken Burns styled pan/zoom to your slideshow. When you are done, with a single mouse click, MemoriesOnWeb will do the video upload on your behalf to your video host.
License: Free (watermark to images)
File Size: 3.71 MB
Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista


Crumpler Thirsty AL Pouches Review @ TheDigitalStory

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

TheDigitalStory have reviewed the Crumpler Thirsty Al Pouches, a Neoprene Device pouch with 1 pocket, belt and lanyard attachment. It comes in 5 sizes for phones-cameras-palm tops & media devices.


“Since most compact cameras don’t come with cases, I’d recommend this series of pouches as a thoughtful accessory. They come in five different color combinations (I’m using black at the moment), are quite handsome, very well made, and are intelligently designed. “

>> Check out the latest price on Crumpler Thirsty AL Pouches

Sandisk Announces SanDisk Extreme® IV

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

SanDisk has introduced the new SanDisk Extreme® IV line of CompactFlash digital film cards for professional photographers.

The line is targeted at photographers who require the highest possible performance and the largest capacities for their medium format and high-end digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. The SanDisk Extreme IV cards are available in capacities of up to 8-gigabytes (GB) and deliver minimum read and write speeds of 40 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) making these the fastest flash memory cards in the world.


This exceptionally fast card speed is critical when shooting large numbers of high-resolution images.