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Combine old traditions with new technology when editing your photos using LightZone 2.0, a software solution based on Ansel Adams' Zone System. The intuitive program allows for more precise control over exposure, contrast and color using a straightforward interface for efficient workflow. Features include nondestructive layers and masks for tonal control, high-dynamic range control, noise reduction, retouching, sharpening and printing. LightZone is built on a 16-bit color-managed system for all images and includes native support for all major camera RAW formats. List Price: $149. Contact: Light Crafts, (650) 331-1989, www.lightcrafts.com.


Scan, print and copy on the versatile Canon PIXMA MP960 Photo All-in-One. Using a seven-color (six dye- and one pigment-based) ink system, the device produces prints of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi, and its high-resolution sensor technology delivers 4800-dpi scans with 48-bit color depth. You can also scan up to eight slides or 12 negatives. The MP960 prints a 4x6-inch photo in 35 seconds, copies 22 color pages per minute, and automatically produces double-side photos and documents. Estimated Street Price: $399. Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.

Kingston Card ReaderRAPID TRANSIT
Help your camera capture high-resolution photos faster using Kingston's 4 GB SDHC memory card. Designed to handle larger files, SDHC (secure digital high-capacity) cards deliver storage limits beyond the 2 GB threshold of standard SD cards and are recognized by cameras that are SDHC-compatible. Kingston's has a minimum transfer rate of 2 MBps with the SDHC reader. The company is also upgrading its 15-in-1 reader to support the new cards. List Price: $199 (card); $19 (reader). Contact: Kingston, (877) KINGSTON, www.kingston.com.

Gepe Card Case

Protect your valuable memory cards with Gepe's Card Safe. The holder features four compartments for storing a variety of card types and sizes in one place. Plus, the dust- and humidity-protected case uses an antistatic inner material, protecting cards from being damaged or erased. Transparent windows on each of the compartments help you quickly locate the card you want. It measures 3.9x0.3x2.6 inches and weighs 2.2 ounces. Estimated Street Price: $20. Contact: Gepe (HP Marketing Corp.), (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.



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