Monday, May 14, 2007
Add to Adobe Photoshop Elements’ editing power with onOne’s new best-of plug-in bundle, Software Essentials. Software Essentials includes a sampling from the onOne plug-ins Intellihance Pro, Mask Pro, PhotoFrame Pro and Genuine Fractals. With one bundle, you gain the ability to correct color, add unique borders and edges, boost size and resolution for larger prints, and cut out and separate foreground and background objects. Software Essentials works with Photoshop Elements 4 and 5 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 4 for Mac. List Price: $59. Contact: onOne Software, (888) 968-1468, www.ononesoftware.com.
Give your camera total support with Manfrotto’s ultra-compact, lightweight Modo Mini, a tripod fit for both video and still cameras. Setup is simple and swift, thanks to quick-flip leg locks and a quick-release plate. For low-angle images, the center column twists off and three adjustable leg angles allow the tripod to get down to just 6.1 inches from the ground. The Modo folds down to 14 inches with a maximum height of 45 inches. Estimated Street Price: $79. Contact: Bogen Imaging, (201) 818-9500, www.bogenimaging.us.
Tote your laptop in the stylish new Factor series of messenger bags from Lowepro. The bags come in two sizes, medium and large, offering protection for 12-, 14- and 15.4-inch widescreen laptops. The bag is designed with reinforced, padded laptop protection and durable, water-resistant exterior fabrics. Breathable mesh back panels regulate air flow, achieving an optimal comfort level. Organizer pockets let you get to your computer extras quickly. List Price: $69 (medium); $79 (large). Contact: Lowepro, www.lowepro.com.
Share your shots from afar with Sony’s newest Cyber-shot camera, the 6-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-G1. The camera features wireless transmission of photos to any other Digital Living Network Alliance-enabled devices, including live real-time sharing with up to three more Cyber-shot DSC-G1 cameras. The internal 2 GB storage pretty much eliminates the need for memory cards, though you can add an optional Memory Stick Duo or PRO Duo card for expanded capacity. A huge 3.5-inch LCD screen with 921,000-pixel resolution makes previewing your shots a snap. The G1 also features Sony’s Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization, a light sensitivity ranging up to ISO 1000 and a sophisticated automatic image-management system. Estimated Street Price: $600. Contact: Sony, (800) 222-SONY, www.sonystyle.com.
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