Argraph's Samigon FL-360 Light Kit is an easy-to-use, affordable constant daylight light source, balanced at 5,000 Kelvin. Three fluorescent lamps in a 16-inch reflector produce a cool, soft effect perfect for portraits or product photography. The kit comes with a light stand, a translucent diffuser and a carrying case. List Price: $249. Contact: Argraph, (800) 526-6290, www.argraph.com.
Portable Photo Lab
Epson's new PictureMate Deluxe photo printer is a mini photo lab you can travel with. Printing high-quality 4x6 photos in just 75 seconds, the PictureMate Deluxe also features a high-resolution 2.4-inch color LCD with tilt adjustments for easy viewing and selecting the images you want to print. Controls allow you to adjust sharpness, saturation, brightness and cropping. Go wireless with an optional internal battery. List Price: $249. Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com.
Save hard drive space or e-mail more files at once with Allume's StuffIt Deluxe 9.0. The new version compresses JPEG photos up to 30 percent with no loss of image quality, letting you store and transfer more data safely. StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 includes ZipFolders, a feature that recognizes and opens Zip archives as if they were regular Windows folders without having to decompress them. A version for Mac also is available. List Price: $39 (Windows); $69 (Mac). Contact: Allume Systems, (888) 245-1723, www.allume.com.