With better support for MPEG-4 files, Pinnacle's latest version of its editing software lets you export video in one click to portable devices, like an iPod or PDA. Studio Plus version 10.5 Titanium Edition is designed for easy use, with a three-step process for capturing, editing and sharing your videos. Also included in the upgrade are hundreds of real-time effects and a built-in DVD creator. List Price: $99. Contact: Pinnacle Systems, (800) 293-2948, www.pinnaclesys.com.
NEW RAW TOOL
RAW file processing and batch editing are some of the major new upgrades to Picture Window Pro 4.0, image-editing software from Digital Light & Color. The program now opens RAW files from most major cameras and lets you create profiles for different models. You'll also work faster with the new batch-editing tool for automatically transferring, editing and resizing multiple images at once. Other new features include a slideshow-style image preview and an improved browser. List Price: $59 (upgrade); $89 (new users). Contact: Digital Light & Color, (617) 489-8858, www.dl-c.com.
Outdoor Photographer Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop CS2 by Rob Sheppard (Wiley, 2006; ISBN: 0-471-78619-5). PCPhoto and OP Editor Rob Sheppard shows you how to apply Photoshop techniques to landscape and nature photography by exploring topics such as using the correct exposure and managing color correction.