Block The Glare
Shooting with the sun behind you makes it difficult to see your digital camera's LCD screen. The Kaiser Fototechnik digiShield for LCDs uses no tape or Velcro and blocks out light to enable clearer viewing of your image. The shield conveniently attaches to the tripod thread in the base of your camera and is engineered to adapt to all camera models. List Price: $25 (small); $30 (large). Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
Home Photo Lab
Intended specifically for photo printing, the Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer uses nine different-colored inks for more precise and vibrant color. Light and dark gray cartridges in the ink system help achieve high contrast and smooth transitions in black-and-white photographs. The printer can create prints up to 13x19 inches and, with the use of thermal dye technology, there's no dry time or smudging. Estimated Street Price: $500. Contact: Hewlett-Packard, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.
Adobe has announced the latest version of Photoshop, CS2. New features include advanced batch processing, updated controls for sharpening, noise reduction, lens-distortion correction and one-click red-eye elimination. A new tool called Vanishing Point allows you to automatically adjust new elements in your image to the correct visual perspective. CS2 also features updated versions of Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, Acrobat and Adobe Bridge visual file browser. Bridge now allows you to process RAW images while you continue to work in Photoshop, with access to all of the full Creative Suite programs. List Price: $599 (Photoshop)—$149 (upgrade); $1,200 (CS2 Premium)—$549 (upgrade). Contact: Adobe, (800) 833-6687, www.adobe.com.