Photozone has reviewed the Lowepro Compurover AW, a three compartment backpack which will carry a digital pro SLR with lens attached, 2-4 additional lenses (up to 80-200 mm), a 17” notebook computer, digital accessories and personal gear.
“Unlike for most other products the verdict for the Lowepro Compurover AW is quite simple – it promises many things but it just isn’t up to the job it was designed to. The harness system is dismal (in my book at least), the zippers are imperfect at best and the notebook compartment allows too much pressure on the notebook chassis risking damages. That’s three no-goes for a 180€ bag with a brilliant concept but simply a very bad implementation – definitely NOT recommended!”
Description: RoboImport is a camera and cardreader image automation software. RoboImport helps you to automate time-consuming photo-tasks: put images into the meaningful directories, rename filenames, auto-rotate images lossless, auto-fill your copyright and descriptions directly into the images (IPTC/XMP fields), backup to prevent images loss, and even stamp your photos with GPS coordinates (latitude, longitude, altitude) based on GPS receiver logs. Additional features include conversion of RAW files to DNG, image resolution and file date correction. RoboImport allows you to fully automate your digital import workflow.
License: Free to try; $29.95 to buy
File Size: 4.53MB
Requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Photojojo has a new tips and tutorial on how you can customize your fish tank with your own photo backdrops to freshen up your home or apartment.
“A great photo aquarium requires a great photo. Here are some photo ideas to get you going:
Other animals (Example: your kitty, ready to pounce), Landscapes and cityscapes (Take Goldie to the Grand Canyon or Times Square!), Large portraits or colorful, abstract photos that match your aquarium rocks and decor, Small, fish-sized subjects to give Goldie some new friends. Maybe a photo edited to show 2″ versions of you and your friends!”
Flickr has published a graph showing which cameras are most used by flickr members.
“This graph show the number of Flickr members who have uploaded at least one photo with a particular camera on a given day over the last year. The graphs are “normalized”, which is a fancy way of saying that they automatically correct for the fact that more people join Flickr each day: the graph moving up or down indicates a change in the camera’s popularity relative to all other cameras used by Flickr members.”
Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ThinkCamera (added on 23.11.06)
Kodak EasyShare Z710 is a 7.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (Announced 25.09.06) features 10x optical zoom (38-380mm equivalent) with no image stabilization, a 2.0″ LCD Screen and running on 2 AA batteries (NiMH recommended). The camera is measuring in at 98 x 78 x 73 mm (3.9 x 3.1 x 2.9 in) and weighing at 360 g (12.7 oz).
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In this episode, you’ll learn how to keep only part of your image in color and make the rest black and white, how to make a rose from scratch, and Dave has the perfect finishing touch using textures and the Displacement Map
Tutorial by Photoshop Guys
Name: JPEG Lossless Rotator
Description: All people usually make photos with different shot orientaton, and some photos need to be rotated. When you rotate a JPEG photo, most image editors decode the photo, rotate the bitmap and then reencode it back to JPEG. This process slightly decreases the final image quality. Unlike other tools, the JPEG Lossless Rotator does not recode your photo but performs a special lossless block transformation. As a result, the rotated photo has exactly the same quality as the original.
File Size: 1.79MB
Requirements: WIndows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server