Archive for December, 2006

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 59

In this episode you’ll learn how to correct eyes using adjustment levels and Layers masks, tips on working with spot colors, using the color picker to create a color range and merging layers with different blending modes

Tutorial by Photoshop Guys

Photobird Announces Photobird Photo Contest

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San Francisco, CA – December 12, 2006 – Photobird.com, the easy way to share your photos, today announced that the new Photobird Photo Contest will start January 1, 2007. This monthly photo contest will be free to enter and everyone who visits Photobird.com will be able to see and vote for as many contest photos as they would like. Each monthly photo contest will have two winners who will receive several exciting, high-quality prizes. Details about the Photobird Photo Contest are available at http://www.photobird.com/contest/ . “Photo contests should be free to enter, offer high-quality prizes, and allow everyone to see the photo entries. The new Photobird Photo Contest gives you all of those features, plus your friends can vote for you,” said Ed Krimen, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Photobird.com. “I’m looking forward to seeing the gorgeous photos that contestants will submit and to award great prizes that the winners will truly enjoy.”

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LG KG920 – 5 Megapixel Multimedia Phone Reviews & Samples

ReviewZine has reviews and some sample images of the LG KG920, a 5 megapixel tri band/GSM multimedia phone featuring twisting keypad, auto focus and flash, MiniSD card slot, and a lens cover for the camera.

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>> LG KG920 Review Roundup & Sample Images

International Underwater Photography and Video Competition

Last Updated: 13.12.06
Just a friendly reminder that you have less than 4 weeks (deadline: 07.01.07) to submit your photos/videos.

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The 2nd Annual Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com International Underwater Photo & Video Competition, in association with Our World Underwater—over $35,000 in prizes.

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(PRWEB) September 12, 2006—Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com have teamed up again in association with Our World Underwater to celebrate the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment with their 2nd annual international underwater photography and video competition. The competition aims to become the “Superbowl” of international underwater photo competitions—with fantastic prizes, celebrity judges and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the world’s best. A new website has launched to support the competition at http://www.underwatercompetition.com

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Make Your Own Underwater Digital Camera Case

Tim Anderson has a great step-by-step tutorial on how you can make your own waterproof digital camera enclosure to avoid buying expensive underwater cases.

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“This design will work with almost any camera, digital camera, or camcorder. It gives you access to all the camcorder’s features. You can either look throught the bag into the viewfinder or use the lcd, although most lcds aren’t any good in sunlight. I wanted mine for kitesurfing, but it’ll work underwater too. If it leaks you’ll be able to see water in the bottom of the bag or bubbles escaping and return to the surface before your camera is harmed.”

DIY: Build a Digital Camera from a Flatbed Scanner

I know that this article is a bit oudated as it was written back in 2000 where digital camera was a luxury item. But I guess it’s still an interesting project to do..

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“My approach basically involves trashing a $100 scanner. I disassembled the scanner and took out all the electronics, the CCD image sensor, and the stepper motor mechanism, and built a new mechanism to hold it all together, and rotate the CCD and lens assembly to scan its environment, instead of a piece of paper.”

>> Continue reading Build a Digital Camera from a Flatbed Scanner

Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.2 Update

Aperture 1.5.2 addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a number of areas, including:
• Contact sheet printing
• Smart Albums
• Watermarks
• Lift and stamp
• Image export
• Versions created using an external editor

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This update is recommended for all Aperture users.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 Review Roundup

Last updated: Review by ThinkCamera (added on 13.12.06)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 is a consumer-level photo editor offers unique features designed specifically for amateur photographers, hobbyists, and business users who want a simple-to-use, yet powerful digital-imaging solution;

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 13.12.06)

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Sony and Sandisk to Develop Memory Stick Pro-HG

MILPITAS, CA, Dec. 11, 2006 – SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Sony Corporation today announced the development of the “Memory Stick PRO-HG” format expanded from the “Memory Stick PRO” format.

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The continuing increase in the capacity of IC recording media has broadened its usage as a practical way to store high-resolution digital photos, music and video content (from the Internet or TV programs) on portable devices that are designed to handle digital entertainment content. The demand for real-time recording and transfer of multiple gigabytes of data using IC recording media is expected to increase rapidly, due to the growing popularity of high resolution video and digital still image applications.

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 58

In this episode, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to make a magnifying glass effect using Layers and simple selection techniques, shoot digital photography tethered with Lightroom using Watched Folders, and adding color to an old black and white photo.

Tutorial by Photoshop Guys

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