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November 2000 News  
ImageBuddy updated
Kepmad Systems has posted ImageBuddy v1.04, an update to the US$15 Mac photo printing software released earlier this month....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
SB28DX hints and tips posted
Jorgen Chr. Jorgensen notes that Nikon Europe has posted new information on the SB-28DX and colour spaces in its D1 Hints and Tips pages....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D1 reviewed
Digital Photography Review has posted a review of the Nikon D1....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D30, S1 and E-10 reviewed
PC Magazine has posted brief reviews of the Canon EOS D30, Fuji S1 Pro and Olympus E-10....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
New QImage posted
Mike Chaney has posted v10.13 of QImage Pro....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Demos available
Demo versions of Mike Evans' Mac software utilities for newspapers are available for download from his web site, including the handy Slide Show application for presenting images at editorial meetings or during photo contests....
November 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Real World Photoshop 6 due early next year
Bruce Fraser, co-author of the books Real World Photoshop 3, Real World Photoshop 4 and Real World Photoshop 5, indicates that he and David Blatner are hard at work on Real World Photoshop 6, the latest in their Real World series on configuring and using Photoshop to prepare photos for printing.
November 26, 2000 | FULL STORY 
MacBibble 1.2, Bibble 2.3X posted
Both Mac and PC users have something new from Eric Hyman this week. The author of Bibble for Windows, and MacBibble for Mac, has recently released two new versions of the US$99 program for browsing and processing D1 RAW (.NEF) files.
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 25 posted
Sports Shooter 25, Bert Hanashiro's top-notch email and web newsletter for pro sports photographers, is now posted....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop book hits shelves
Professional Photoshop 6 by Dan Margulis is one of many books on the latest version of Photoshop that are starting to hit the shelves. Other new titles include Adobe Photoshop 6 Digital Darkroom, Photoshop 6 for Mac Fast & Easy, Photoshop 6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. Online...
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon information down under
Nikon Club Australia's email and web newsletter is a good source of information on Nikon products down under....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Pentium 4 chip discussed
Henry Norr of the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the importance of the Pentium 4 chip, released into the market this week....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
ImageBuddy released
KepMad Systems has released ImageBuddy 1.0, a US$15 Mac program that "lets you rotate, size, crop, mask and layout your digital photos for printing..."...
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Permanence tests posted
John Shifton notes that Wilhelm Imaging Research will be releasing new information about their image permanence tests on November 29. Wilhelm rates the print life of Epson and other brand inkjet printers....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
GATF runs colour conference
Warren Roos notes that GATF is staging a Color Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from December 3-5. A 16-page PDF brochure describes the event....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Mac modem scripts posted
Thomas Tempelmann has posted Mac modem scripts for both the original 28.8 and newer 128K Ricochet modems....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Atlanta seminar in December
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar runs from December 1-3....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nokia announces 9210
Nokia has announced the 9210, a GSM phone/PDA device with a colour screen....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Verizon tries something new
Wireless carrier Verizon plans to trial cdma2000 1xEV high speed data transmission in 2001. Speeds of up to 2.4 megabits/second (approx. 300K/second) are expected....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D30 reviewed
The web abounds with D30 reviews: Digital Outback Photo, Imaging Resource and the Digital Camera Resource Page have recently posted or updated material on the camera....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Dataplay disks to hit stores
Alan Carroll sent a reminder to check out Dataplay, an inexpensive, write-once, 500MB miniature disc for digital cameras and other devices that is expected to hit retail stores next year. A Denver Post story describes the company's recent deal with Toshiba....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
PixAround.com enables 360 degrees
Software from PixAround.com enable 360 photos to be displayed on a Palm or Windows CE PDA, as well as in web pages....
November 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon denies D1 "silent upgrade" rumour
There's no truth to the rumour, say representatives of Nikon Canada and Nikon USA, that during routine servicing an internal component is being replaced in D1 cameras that helps reduce image noise. The so-called "silent upgrade" of the D1's "CCD amplifier", which has been discussed on several Internet forums as well as on the D1 Discussion List, supposedly results in Nikon's flagship digital SLR producing much less noise when shot at higher ISOs in particular.
November 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
saycheese.com profiles pros
The Professional Corner at saycheese.com includes profiles of photographers Bruce Dale, Chuck Kennedy, Kevin Gilbert, Moose Peterson and Vincent Versace....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
NIK pro filter may improve colour
Alberto Murillo suggests that the Skylight filter in the US$299 NIK Color Efex Pro filter suite for Photoshop may improve the colour of D1 in-camera processed photos. "The effect to my untrained eye," says Murillo, "is akin to having changed from using regular 200 ISO color film to 100 or...
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Ricochet wireless modem problem described
Jim Corrigan writes on the Macintouch web site about problems he has experienced with a Ricochet wireless modem and his Powerbook G3/500....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nokia culture described
A Reuters feature story describes the "quirky" culture at Nokia that has allowed the mobile phone manufacturer to thrive....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lexar and Sandisk settle
Lexar Media and Sandisk yesterday settled longstanding patent disputes. The share prices of both publicly-traded companies rose in reaction to the news....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
R380 World phone coming soon
Ericsson is expected to begin selling their premium-price R380 World mobile phone/PDA/WAP-compatible browser device in the US before year's end....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Palm enables wireless access
Palm's US$40 Mobile Internet Kit enables owners of certain older Palm handhelds to access the Internet wirelessly via a compatible mobile phone....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Storage devices reviewed
Wired takes a look at four tiny computer storage devices....
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Filter released for Cumulus 5
Canto this summer released a filter for Cumulus 5 that enables the cataloging of Kodak DCS camera RAW files, complete with shooting information and associated voice annotations. To locate information on the filter on Canto's web site, click on Products, then click on Options. Note that while the new Kodak...
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Picture Desk Direct markets photos
The UK-based Picture Desk Direct is a new web site through which freelance photographers may market their work, says transplanted Canadian Doug Marke (a colleague from my university newspaper days): "the snapper will have his digi camera, laptop, and mobile, and every thing else, ie library, online proofing, print ordering,...
November 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 2.3 fixes crashes, install problems
Bibble 2.3 for Windows, released late yesterday, is aimed at users experiencing crashing and other problems with v2.1a. Author Eric Hyman says that the new version should solve crashing problems some users without FireWire were experiencing, fix a Photoshop 6 install error, and clean up bugs that affected users of Windows ME.
November 14, 2000 | FULL STORY 
In pursuit of the Olympus E-10
I played all day Saturday with the Olympus E-10 and accessories at the first stop of the NPPA FSC. When I wasn't doing UnderDog stuff I made repeated forays to the Olympus display. Here's my report.
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Microtech announces FireWire card reader
Microtech today announced the FireWire CameraMate, a US$129 (list price) CompactFlash card reader that, says a Microtech press release, is the "Fastest Digital Card Reader In the World."
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
JobMinder 5.1 adds scheduling module
It's still known as the "Healy-Dealy" at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, in honour of its creator, former Star Tribune tech wizard Mike Healy. But the newspaper photo assignment system Healy created has grown far beyond the simple FileMaker-based program he first implemented while still at the paper. Now called JobMinder, the just-released v5.1, from Healy's company Northern Lights DataSystems, adds both scheduling and integrated help modules among a long list of new features to the Mac and PC-compatible client/server system.
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Beta 2 of iView MediaPro posted
iView Mediapro, the follow-on to the popular Mac image cataloguing application iView Multimedia, is now at version beta 2. According to a note sent to beta testers, key iView MediaPro features include:
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Expo East 2000 report posted
Imaging Resource last week posted a special report on Photo Plus Expo East 2000 in New York. It's worth checking out for the numerous photos, especially if you've not experienced a big city photo trade show before....
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Fetch for OS X tested
Fetch v4, a new release of the popular FTP application for Mac, is now in beta testing. Version 4.0b2 is for Mac OS X only; a version for previous Mac operating systems will be available at "a future date."...
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble adds D1 support
Version 2.1a of Bibble for Windows adds D1 FireWire support, a handy quick preview feature from the browser window and more. Some users have reported problems getting the new version to run, and/or problems with the FireWire support. Author Eric Hyman has re-uploaded v2.02 for users experiencing difficulties with v2.1a....
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Filmmaker includes Nachtwey essay
The latest edition of The Digital Filmmaker includes an essay on photojournalist James Nachtwey's new book Inferno....
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
AT&T wireless changed predicted
Andrew Seybold predicts that AT&T will dump TDMA across their wireless network in favour of CDMA or GSM....
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Eradicator cleans up
Eradicator 1.6, a freeware application that cleans up supposedly temporary files deposited by Photoshop, Word and other applications into special invisible folders on a Mac's hard drive, would seem to be an essential application for users of OS 9. It found, and helped remove permanently, almost 861MB of unused temporary files on one Mac at Little Guy Media, and over 2GB on another.
November 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Turner reviews D30
News photographer Neil Turner has written a review of the Canon EOS D30 based on three days of on-the-job shooting....
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Iomega markets microdrive
Starting in February, Iomega, maker of the venerable ZIP drive, will market the IBM Microdrive under its own brand name....
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
ACDSee updated
ACDCSee for Mac v1.5 is now in public beta testing. The final release of the latest version of the US$30 image browser is expected mid-December. A press release on v1.5 is here....
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon to launch new site
Nikon is in the process of launching a suite of new web sites: Nikon Net, an online photo service built in conjunction with Zing Network; Nikon Mall, an online store; Nikon MicroscopyU, "an educational forum for all aspects of optical microscopy, digital imaging, and photomicrography:" and Nikon School, which is...
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon View DX updated for Mac and Windows
Nikon View DX has been updated to version 1.2 for Mac and Windows. Changes in the Mac update include contextual menu support and the ability to play Coolpix 880 or Coolpix 990 movies from within Nikon View DX, even if QuickTime isn't installed. Changes in the Windows update include support...
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture updated
Compatibility with Windows ME is the only change in Nikon Capture 1.13 for Windows....
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft and Sagem produce Pocket PC
Microsoft and Sagem have joined forces to produce a Pocket PC device that can access the Internet via European and Asian GSM networks that support GPRS. GPRS is a protocol for moving data over a GSM mobile phone that provides the potential for much faster data throughput than the current...
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
SMSboy.com enables web browser messages
SMSboy.com enables the sending of SMS messages to GSM mobile phone users in Europe from a web browser. Though there are many outfits that provide a similar service, SMSboy.com claims the first to be both free and allow messages to be sent to any mobile phone in Europe, not just...
November 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D30, scanning forums added
Two new discussion areas have been added to the robgalbraith.com forums, bringing the total to 10. The new additions are:
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D1 tips posted
National post staff photographer Nick Didlick has posted a helpful page of D1 tips and setup information....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Clinton photos featured
Dave Roels notes that The Digital Journalist's November 2000 issue features photos by Clinton's former personal photographer Bob McNeely. Also in the issue is a report on Photokina 2000....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Turner writes mini-tutorials
Digital Photography Review has published a new section of mini-tutorials and information called Learn Digital Photography. Several are written by UK shooter Neil Turner....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Microtech updates drivers
Microtech has posted driver updates for the USB CameraMate card reader. The Mac version is now 1.2; Window 98/ME, v3.14; Windows 2000, v1.01....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
New Epsons released
Kok Leong, editor of the DigitalDarkroom@Singapore web site, last month noted several new Epson inket printers, including a 7 colour model....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Fotoquote 4 available
Alec Pytlowany notes that Fotoquote 4, a program for pricing stock photography, is now available. The new release of FotoQuote has been rolled into the freelancer photographer's business management program FotoBiz....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
iView overhauled
iView MediaPro for Mac, a major overhaul of the excellent shareware image cataloging program iView Multimedia, is now in public beta testing....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Sim Express manages phone numbers
Sim Express 1.1 for Mac is a US$19 program for managing the phone books of certain mobile phones. It has worked well for me with a Motorola Time P7389 GSM handset. A demo version is available....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Eggers digital photography book available
Ron Eggers' 80 page book Basic Digital Photography is now available....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Graphic Converter updated
Graphic Converter, the US$35 swiss army knife of Mac image format conversion software, has reached v4. EXIF and IPTC information is now preserved when losslessly rotating JPEGs, and much more. A full list of changes is here....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lexar growing fast
Lexar Media has been ranked fourth in Silicon Valley Business Journal's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. The company has since gone public....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
New VueScan version available
Version 6.3.9 of VueScan, a US$40 program that drives popular film and flatbed scanners, is now posted. It's available for Mac, Windows and Linux....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
QImage upgraded
QImage Pro 10.0 for Windows features a way-cool dark frame subtraction feature for knocking down noise in long-exposure digital camera photos, among other changes....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Digital camera transmitting looked at
Nick Didlick notes that Ericsson and Canon are working on a method for transmitting images from digital cameras via GSM mobile phones....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Norton Utilities 6 pre-orders taken
Norton Utilities 6 for Mac may now be pre-ordered; delivery is expected to commence mid-month....
November 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalism and the Canon EOS D30
A working photojournalist's digital camera needs to be many things. Three of the most important attributes are:
November 5, 2000 | FULL STORY 
1GB Microdrive field trial results
In reading over the responses from participants in the 30 day field trial of IBM's 1GB Microdrive, it's sometimes difficult to imagine that the Kodak DCS/Canon D2000 shooters were using the same card as some of the D1 shooters. The eleven 1GB Microdrive guinea pigs, all photojournalists based in North America, plus myself, had either a mostly positive or mostly negative experience. Which way it went depended entirely on the camera used. In a one month trial it's not really possible to determine a card's durability or reliability, but it certainly is possible to assess compatibility. In that regard, whether the Microdrive is a reasonable option for you appears to depend largely upon the camera hanging from your shoulder.
November 1, 2000 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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