New cross-licensing and co-marketing agreement creates workflow improvements for imaging professionals
ORLANDO, February 24 – Eastman Kodak Company and Bibble Labs today announced a cross-licensing and co-marketing agreement that will allow both companies to offer new, improved products to imaging professionals that further strengthens Kodak’s ‘Connect with Pro Quality’ products and programs. Under the agreement, Kodak is licensing to Bibble two proprietary technologies, the KODAK COLORFLOW Color Management Module (CMM) and the KODAK COLORFLOW ICC Input API. New versions of Bibble’s highly successful professional workflow software will integrate both of these technologies to create a best practices data path for generating finished files suitable for display and printing on KODAK output systems with minimal image adjustments.
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS IMAGES SELECTS SPITFIRE PHOTO PRO FOR IT’S ONLINE IMAGE ARCHIVE
Major sports photography agency takes advantage of Spitfire Photo Pro’s powerful search and distribution features
SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, 2006 – Virtual Moment, LLC, announced today the launch of its online image management service for professional photography workflows. Spitfire Photo Pro (http://www.spitfirephoto.com) provides photographers with maximum control and flexibility in image rights management and distribution. It is the first service provider to offer a turnkey solution for agencies and photographers alike.
“Spitfire Photo offers an advanced user access system that allows agencies an out-of-the-box solution for collaborative work environments,” says Virtual Moment President, Steven Rabkin. “This service provides unsurpassed flexibility in establishing access rights to match the various roles within any organization.” Features such as FTP and downloadable lightboxes, powerful search capabilities, and batch captioning greatly simplify otherwise tedious and time-consuming workflow tasks.
Ian Burley had his hands on the new Olympus E-330, the first Digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens system & Live View which enables you for framing of shots without the need to look through the view finder, and posts his first impression at DPNow.
“Live view operation in Mode A and Mode B hold no surprises – using it makes one wonder why it wasn’t introduced a long time ago. Noise – a simple side by side image comparison with an E-500 seems to indicate a significant improvement in noise suppression with the E-330.”
Stephanie Boozer and Shawn Barnett have recently posted their review on Olympus SP-350, a poin-and-shoot with full manual control digital camera featuring a 8.0 megapixel (CCD sensor), 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38-114mm) and a 2.5″ LCD screen. In conclusion the write:
“Pro:Full range of exposure modes from full manual to 24 scene modes, Good skin tones, Very small macro area in Super Macro mode, Very compact size and light weight, Very simple user interface, Fun to use, Hot shoe allows use of external flash for more power and better lighting with bounce shots, Innovative Help system, Accurate LCD viewfinder, Good low light capability
Case design fits both large and small hands well, Excellent print quality, even at high ISO.
Cons: Contrast is a little high, tends to lose highlight and shadow detail under harsh lighting, slghtly warm color in Auto white balance mode, Slightly slower than average cycle times, Flash coverage a little uneven at wide angle, Saving images to card takes too long, High distortion and chromatic aberration at full wide angle, Scant internal storage, you will need a card.
The nice thing about bird photography is that it can happen anywhere on our beautiful globe. The not so nice thing is that birds are small or shy, and you need to be able to get close enough with your equipment. In this article, we will be looking at the ideal equipment for bird photography. We will also be having a quick look at how to use this equipment.
We live in the world of digital photography, and therefore we will only be discussing digital camera bodies. I am also a really big Canon fan, so I will talk Canon, and you can translate it to other manufacturers if you need to.
Pentax Optio M10 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 15.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35-105mm) and a 2.5″ LCD screen. It’s measuring 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.0 inches (89 x 60 x 25mm), 120 g (4.2 oz) and it’s able to take up to 900 shots with lithium AA batteries as the Optio M10 incorporates an ultra-efficient power management system.
Steven Deare has posted his review on Ricoh Caplio R30 at CNET Australia. The Ricoh Caplio R30 is a point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with a 5.7x optical wide zoom equivalent to 28-160mm in 35mm camera format with 5.13 megapixels CCD and 2.5-inch large-scale LCD
“Pros: Small enough to carry around in your pocket, Customisable LCD screen, 5.7x optical zoom lens, High sensitivity and skew correction modes, Good battery life, Controls consistent with those of past Ricoh models.
Cons: No support for USB 2.0, Full-press auto mode yields blurry images
The Bottom line: While it may not have a single standout feature, the R30 is a solid performer in a crowded 5 megapixel digital camera market.”
Imaging resource has recently posted a review on Kodak EasyShare-One, a point-and-shoot digital camera with 4.0 megapixel CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom, and a huge 3″ LCD Screen.
“Kodak’s EasyShare digicams always make it easy to take pictures, but the EasyShare-One makes it a breeze to share them. Not just at home within reach of your computer, but anywhere you can find a WiFi connection that gets you on the Web. The EasyShare-One’s fully automatic exposure control makes it rewarding to share, too, performing surprisingly well in a wide variety of conditions and requiring less exposure adjustment or tweaking than most or its competitors. For difficult shots, a wide range of Scene modes set the camera’s capabilities for you. Tiny, compact, and super-stylish, the Kodak EasyShare-One is perfect for people who just want to take pictures and pass them around, as well as more experienced users looking for a new way to share their shots.”
PocketLint has recently posted their review on Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH, a 5.0 megapixels (CCD) digital camera with 3x optical zoom ( 35-105mm f/2.8-4.9), 2.0″ Color LCD with Night Display Control and a built-in wireless control for image transfer and printing.
“The SD430 Wireless looks pricey, but the extra cash is buying you that Wi-Fi kit, the adapters and clever software. The camera part of the equation is however, a fairly mediocre affair, built to Canon’s usual high standards, filled with great kit but at the end of the day the images are not that much better than similar, cheaper cameras with the same resolution.
If the Wi-Fi connectivity is critical for what you’re going to be doing with the digital camera (and you’re a Windows user) then the extra cash might be worth it. If Wi-Fi is not a particularly important then save your cash, the extra cost of the Wi-Fi will be surplus to your requirements so save your money.”