Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Frame Before You Frame
Take the guesswork out of framing your photographs with Digital Light & Color's Frame Explorer. The software displays the image you want to frame and lets you choose from a variety of matte and frame colors, textures and sizes so you can see the final outcome before you commit to a design. The program also lets you view the framed image against the actual background color of the wall you'll be hanging it on. You even can input display lighting conditions. When you're finished, print out the design for reference, and the software will prepare a chart listing all the materials you've chosen and their dimensions. List Price: $39. Contact: Digital Light & Color, (800) 243-1515, www.dl-c.com.
The new Wacom Intuos3 6x11 pen tablet makes optimizing your images easier and more efficient. With programmable ExpressKeys and finger-sensitive Touch Strips with scrolling and zooming capabilities, the tablet puts those controls within close reach so you can skip a lot of the extra mouse and hand movement steps that a regular workstation requires. The 6x11-inch design is a good match for multiple monitors or wide-screen displays, and the tablet includes a cordless, battery-free Grip Pen that offers 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. List Price: $389. Contact: Wacom, (800) 922-9348, www.wacom.com.
Large Capacity, Large LCD
The Epson P-4000 portable handheld storage device has a large capacity of 80 GB, weighs 14.4 ounces and has dimensions of 3.3x5.8x1.2 inches, making it a convenient and light addition to your digital gear. A spacious 3.8-inch LCD displays a big, bright and colorful image, and an intuitive menu makes it simple to create albums to categorize and group files so they can be quickly accessed and viewed. CF and SD card slots are directly supported. List Price: $699. Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com.
View And Store On The Go
Download, view and store your photos with the Digital Foci Picture Porter. The device comes with a 20 GB or 40 GB drive and has a two-inch color LCD screen that allows you to rotate, zoom, pan and play slideshows of your images. Measuring 5.2x2.8x1.2 inches and weighing only 8.6 ounces, the Picture Porter is the perfect travel partner. All media card formats are supported. List Price: $399. Contact: Digital Foci, (310) 763-9100, www.digitalfoci.com.
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