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March 2007 News  
Canon updates digital SLR software, releases RAW Codec
Canon has posted updates for almost all of the Mac and Windows applications it bundles with its line of digital SLR models, and has also released Canon RAW Codec 1.0 for Windows Vista.
March 30, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Infrared camera provides a different look to sports photos
Peter Lockley, a photographer at the Washington Times, used an infrared camera and tilt-shift lens to create a set of a major league baseball spring training photos that have what he aptly describes as a nostalgic feel to them.
March 29, 2007 | FULL STORY 
PhotoZoom Pro 2 scaling plug-in now compatible with Photoshop CS3
BenVista has recently released two updates to PhotoZoom Pro 2 for Windows and Mac, the powerful image scaling application and Photoshop export plug-in. The main change in v2.2, introduced earlier this month, is the plug-in's compatibility with Photoshop CS3 on both platforms. On the Mac, this includes the release of the plug-in as a Universal Binary for native performance on computers with either Intel or PowerPC processors. Version 2.2.2, released this week, fixes a file overwriting bug.
March 29, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Breeze Systems releases Downloader Pro 2.0
Breeze Systems has released Downloader Pro 2.0 for Windows, software that automates the transfer of photos from a card reader or camera to a PC. The new version adds GPS geo-tagging, date-based job codes, optional thumbnail display during transfers, support for DNG and Hasselblad RAW file formats plus the ability to work with IPTC XMP metadata.
March 29, 2007 | FULL STORY 
The Best of Photojournalism 2007 contest winners now online
Winning work from the Still Photography and Web Sites categories of The Best of Photojournalism 2007 competition is now online.
March 27, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended to ship in April
Adobe has announced today that Photoshop CS3, as well as the new Photoshop CS3 Extended with additional features for use in video, engineering, manufacturing and medical applications, will ship in April 2007.
March 27, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits releases second beta of Photo Mechanic 4.5
Camera Bits has released a second beta of Photo Mechanic 4.5 for Windows and Mac. Changes since last week's first public beta posting are comprised of various bug fixes and small feature tweaks as the program marches steadily towards its official release early in April 2007.
March 26, 2007 | FULL STORY 
LIFE archive to move online as newspaper supplement ends
An Editor & Publisher article notes that the final edition of LIFE magazine, in its latest incarnation as a weekend newspaper supplement, will be published in April 2007. Time Inc. is proceeding with plans to put the venerable American magazine's archive of 10 million photos online later this year, says the story.
March 26, 2007 | FULL STORY 
9/11 photojournalist's work lives on
New York photojournalist Bill Biggart, the only working professional photojournalist killed during the events of September 11, 2001, has been honoured with a website.
March 26, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Reuters Photographers blog an interesting read
Launched in February 2007, the Reuters Photographers blog has quickly become an interesting read about all manner of things related to photojournalism, with an emphasis on what separates the ordinary picture from the extraordinary one.
March 22, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Extensis Portfolio RAW support updated
Extensis this week has updated the RAW file support in Portfolio 8 for Windows and Mac. Raw Filter 3.2 adds 32 new camera models to the list of RAW files that can be cataloged, including the Canon EOS 30D and Digital Rebel XTi/400D, the Nikon D40, D80 and D2Xs and Leica M8.
March 22, 2007 | FULL STORY 
LightZone Basic now available at a discount to Aperture and Lightroom users
Light Crafts has announced that LightZone Basic, its zone system-based image editing and RAW conversion software for Mac and Windows, is now available for US$99.95 to Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom owners. The discount runs until June 30, 2007. LightZone Basic is normally US$149.95.
March 21, 2007 | FULL STORY 
New plug-in for MediaPro streamlines Getty submissions
Microsoft subsidiary iView Multimedia and Getty Images have teamed up to develop the Getty Images iView Submission Utility, a plug-in for iView MediaPro that enables photographers to streamline the process of submitting images to the agency.
March 21, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits releases public beta of Photo Mechanic 4.5
Camera Bits has released a public beta of Photo Mechanic 4.5 for Windows and Mac. The next version of the pro photo browser introduces a smorgasbord of user-requested changes big and small, including such welcome features as five-star ratings, drag-and-drop thumbnail sorting, the ability to automatically display in slide show fashion new pictures arriving in a folder (including from a wirelessly-connected camera), beefed up web page generation (with support for AutoViewer, SimpleViewer and PostcardViewer galleries), user-customizable hierarchical keywording, Unicode IPTC support, snazzier-looking contact sheets and more.
March 19, 2007 | FULL STORY 
DataRescue releases PhotoRescue 3.0
DataRescue has released PhotoRescue 3.0 for Windows and Mac, an update that puts a user-friendly interface on the stellar photo recovery application. The Mac version is also now a Universal Binary for native performance on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. If you've liked PhotoRescue's powerful recovery abilities, but struggled with how to use it, this new version is for you.
March 19, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Mac OS X 10.4.9 adds support for additional camera RAW formats to Aperture
Mac OS X 10.4.9, released today, changes the functionality of Apple Aperture in several ways: it increases the number of camera RAW files supported (new models include the Nikon D40 and several Leaf digital backs), improves the results obtained with the program's Spot & Patch tool, preserves GPS metadata when exporting, better handles the import of Canon RAW .TIF files that have been previously captioned and more.
March 13, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Lexar adds 4GB to its Platinum II CompactFlash line
Lexar has bumped the capacity of its Platinum II CompactFlash line to 4GB. The 60X speed-rated card is to ship in late March 2007 and will include licenses for Lexar Image Rescue 3, Lexar Backup n Sync and Corel Snapfire Plus SE.
March 9, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Photographer makes a wedding photo with a difference
Rangefinder Magazine's feature on Ken Sklute's Wedding Silhouette describes the making of a photo that transcends the usual wedding diet of formals and reception candids.
March 9, 2007 | FULL STORY 
ACDSee Pro 2.0 beta planned for spring release
In their March 2007 PhotoOp newsletter, ACD Systems has announced their intention to release ACDSee Pro 2.0 in beta form this spring. The new version of the Windows-only photo browser and RAW conversion application will improve its handling of RAW files, beef up its batch processing capabilities add a Power Point presentation wizard and more.
March 9, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Adobe tackles photo forgeries
Wired has published an interesting article on the use of Photoshop to improperly manipulate the content of photos, and the tools Adobe is developing to enable news organizations and others to detect the manipulation.
March 9, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Flash Album Exporter for Aperture now retains settings
Version 1.2 of Flash Album Exporter, a plug-in for Apple Aperture that simplifies the creation of SimpleViewer, PostcardViewer and AutoViewer slide shows, now retains show settings between export sessions. Other recent changes in the US$10 shareware from photographer Ken Welch include the ability to generate Greybox and Lightbox galleries and improved thumbnail display in SimpleViewer shows.
March 9, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Nikon cancels development of View Pro
Nikon has pulled the plug on View Pro. The rapid, lightweight image browser was announced a little over a year ago, but never shipped, and its development has now officially been canceled.
March 8, 2007 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk announces Ultra II 8GB, Extreme III 4GB SDHC
SanDisk has announced two new SD memory cards: an Ultra II 8GB and Extreme III 4GB.
March 8, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft HD Photo beta plug-in for Photoshop expected today
Microsoft has announced that today they will be releasing plug-ins for Photoshop that add support for the company's new and intriguing image file format, HD Photo. The plug-ins for both Windows and Mac versions of Photoshop CS2 and CS3 are to come available in beta form, first for Windows, and later this month for Mac. The final release is expected in about 60 days.
March 8, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Sigma DP1 compact camera incorporates SLR-size sensor
First unveiled in September 2006, the Sigma DP1 is a compact digital camera whose Foveon X3 4.69 million image pixel sensor is the same as that found in the company's SD14 digital SLR. This makes the sensor many times larger than is typically found in a point-and-shoot, which should result in image quality that is a cut above as well, despite the relatively low pixel count by today's standards.
March 8, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Sigma announces the APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG lens
Sigma has produced an APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG lens that is so large you have to look closely at a photo of the behemoth to see if it has a camera attached.
March 8, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS3 to be offered in two editions
Adobe announced today that the next major release of Photoshop will be offered in two editions: Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Both editions are slated for release in spring 2007.
March 7, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Elegy for an Icon
With compelling photographs set to sound, we hear New York Times photographer Keith Meyers tell us about photographing the World Trade Center's twin towers for decades prior to their fall in Elegy for an Icon.
March 7, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Lensbaby 3G introduced for Mamiya 645, Pentax 67
Lensbabies has announced that their selective focus lens the Lensbaby 3G will soon ship in mounts to fit the Mamiya 645 and Pentax 67.
March 7, 2007 | FULL STORY 
LightZone 2.2.1 released
Light Crafts has released LightZone 2.2.1, the latest iteration of the frequently-updated image editing and RAW conversion software for Mac and Windows.
March 7, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Pictopia powers National Geographic Photo Store
Pictopia, the print fulfillment service for such organizations as the Associated Press and the Washington Post, has announced the launch of the online National Geographic Photo Store.
March 7, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Delkin announces trio of memory card adapters for laptops
Delkin today has announced three new additions to its line of memory card adapters for laptops: the eFilm CardBus UDMA CF for PC Card slots, the ExpressCard 54 CF for 54mm ExpressCard slots and the ExpressCard 34 6-in-1 for 34mm (or 54mm) ExpressCard slots.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
SeeFile v3.0 shipping with Athentech image correction technology
Version 3.0 of SeeFile, the Mac-based online image management software, is now shipping, says a company press release. The new version, which was first unveiled in January 2007, includes an implementation of Athentech's Perfectly Clear image correction technology, among other improvements.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Leica posts new M8 firmware, commences UV/IR filter delivery
Leica has posted firmware v1.092 for the M8 digital rangefinder, and has started delivery of the colour-correcting UV/IR filter set the company promised last fall.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces D40X
Nikon has injected its entry-level D40 digital SLR with a 10.04 million image pixel sensor, faster 3fps shooting rate and lower base ISO of 100 to come up with the D40X. The new model is to ship in April 2007 at an estimated street price of US$729.95 in the U.S. for the body.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
LogicKeyboard now shipping custom keyboard for Apple Aperture
LogicKeyboard is now shipping a custom keyboard for use with Apple's Aperture. The keyboard features keys marked with the applicable Aperture 1.5.x shortcut, and is available in either all-white or a mix of white and grey keys.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
PhotoShelter launches one terabyte for US$1000 photo storage
PhotoShelter, the online photo archiving, sales and distribution site for working shooters, is now offering one terabyte of online photo storage as a US$1000/year addition to PhotoShelter Standard and Professional subscription accounts. Even after factoring in the cost of the subscription (about US$360/year and US$600/year, respectively), PhotoShelter's big storage option is one of the least expensive ways we know of for a photographer to backup a significant archive of photos offsite while still having those photos readily accessible online when needed.
March 6, 2007 | FULL STORY 
MediaPro 3.1.3 released
Microsoft recently released iView MediaPro 3.1.3, an update to its cataloging and digital asset management program for Mac and Windows.
March 5, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Pictures Of The Year International judging nearing completion
Judging of the 64th Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is nearly complete, and the winning photographs in many of the contest's categories are already online. As is the case every year, contest winners include numerous stunning news and sports photos.
March 5, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Adobe to release RawShooter Migration Tool today
A placeholder page on the Adobe Labs website notes that the RawShooter Migration Tool - software for converting processing settings from the defunct Windows-only application to similar settings in Photoshop Lightroom - is due out today. UPDATE: Adobe has now postponed the tool's release.
March 5, 2007 | FULL STORY 
Adobe to announce Creative Suite 3 on March 27
A posting on an Adobe blog states that Creative Suite 3 will be officially unveiled on March 27, 2007, though the ship date for the software collection - which includes Photoshop CS3 - is being given as "later in Spring 2007."
March 5, 2007 | 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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