Archive for November, 2006

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Fabrik Launches myfabrik & myfabrik lite

San Mateo, Calif., November 20, 2006 – Targeting the approaching season of social events and new digital media gadgets, Fabrik today announces the commercial launch of its award-winning myfabrik (myfabrik.com) service and unveils its new myfabrik lite (myfabrik.com/lite) service. After a successful four-month beta test and evaluation period, and numerous accolades and awards for its sleek user interface and rich feature set, the myfabrik service is now available to the general public through a free basic account and subscription-based premium accounts.

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Complementing the public release of the myfabrik service, which lets users store, organize, share and embed their personal media, is the availability of a new myfabrik lite offering that serves as a hosting and delivery conduit for large files and personal media. The combined services represent the most complete set of solutions for consumers, creative professionals and small business owners who wish to consolidate and control the way they share or deliver their media and files through email, personal web pages, blogs or commerce and auction listings.

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REALVIZ® Introduces Stitcher® Unlimited 5.5 DS

Sophia Antipolis, France (November 21, 2006) – REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of Stitcher® Unlimited 5.5 DS (“Double Shot”), which offers the ability to automatically stitch 2-shot fisheye photos. Stitcher Unlimited DS delivers the most versatile and accessible solution for a wide variety of industries, for the creation of stunning panoramas from horizontally and vertically stitched photos, and fisheye shots.

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With the new DS (“Double Shot”) extension for Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited, even 2-shot IPIX® style fisheyes can now be stitched automatically, providing a unique one-stop solution for anyone working in immersive imaging.

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National Geographics Bags and Tripods Collections

For the professional, an innovative automatic-leg model is ideal for those shots where speed of set-up is critical, while a carbon fibre model is light yet sturdy – great for long days of trekking and exploring. Two further models, the Tundra range, bring compact and light weight support to aspiring travelers. Compact and lightweight, Tundra offers a choice of ball head or 3-way pan head. A monopod is also available for ultimate portability.

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Complimenting the pro tripods are two beautifully engineered Expedition Hydrostatic Heads. Employing a ground-breaking hydraulic system, the heads can be locked solidly in place with the minimal effort, while a rubber bellows system prevents dust and debris entering the ball section, helping to maintain silky smooth movement, no matter how rugged the surroundings.

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Nikon Introduces Speedlight SB-400

The SB-400 gives photographers the opportunity to enjoy brighter and more natural lighting for images taken using a flash. It is designed to suit entry-level digital SLR users yet it is also suitable for more experienced users. Those who have a camera within the D2 series will also benefit from the convenient portable flash unit. The SB-400 offers a guide number of 30 (ISO 200, m), and effortless bounce flash function and is controlled in i-TTL and the D40’s M (manual) mode.

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Due to its compatibility with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, entry level users are able to experience a sophisticated wireless lighting system that is easy to use. Its flash head can be tilted in 4 steps, horizontal, 60, 75 and 90 degrees, and has a flash shooting distance range from 0.6m to 20m (depending on the ISO setting). Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction and other flash modes can also be set on the camera body.

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Pixtivity Professional Photo and Video Presentations

Pixtivity Professional Photo and Video Presentations is a software program that lets you quickly build artistic photo and video presentations and then publish them to the web for sharing with others. Pixtivity has hundreds of creative styles, viewers and animations that can be used in combination with each other to give you a huge choice of options. Each presentation style is professionally designed to make your photos look great on screen!

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With Pixtivity software consumers and professional photographers alike are able to bring their
photo and video memories to life with exciting visual presentations. Pixtivity turns the user’s photos and videos into an exciting multimedia presentation with music, animation, captions, titles and interactivity.

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Download Free Photo Software: Magic Photo Editor

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Name: Magic Photo Editor
Description: With this photo editing software, you can easily blend your digital photo onto another image (a beautiful landscape image etc) to create special effect. You can also add some pretty frames, flowers and cartoon pictures onto your photo with Magic Photo Editor.
License: Free to try; $29.95 to buy
File Size: 3.02MB
Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams (added on 18.11.06)

Casio EX-Z70 is slim and stylish point and shoot digital camera featuring 7.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom (38-114mm equivalent), Anti Shake DSP, and a 2.5-inch 115,200 pixels LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm, weighing 118g and running on NP-20 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

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Lowepro Introduces the Apex Collection

The Apex shoulder bags combine rugged, durable construction with a moulded rubber bumper – positioned at the front of the bags to act as an additional protective barrier – to protect gear against knocks and falls when carrying equipment across rough terrain. The shoulder bags are made from water-resistant nylon with reversed silent zippers, as well as an All Weather Cover™ which can be pulled over the bag to protect against rain, dust and sand. The shoulder bags also feature Lowepro’s ‘designed for digital’ soft tricot lining to ensure equipment is protected from dust and scratches too.

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Available in five sizes – Apex 100, 110, 120 and 140 – the shoulder bags are fitted with adjustable, padded dividers and inner pockets to accommodate a digital SLR camera plus accessories.

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Comic Strips: WTD – “Can`t Touch This….Online”

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“Can`t Touch This….Online” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 55

In this episode, you’ll learn how to use the Vanishing Point filter to create a funky 3D grid, some brilliant advice for lighting your subject properly, and using Layer Masks and color halftones to create a retro logo

Tutorial by Photoshop Guys

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