Thursday, September 15, 2005
Peace Of Mind
Feel secure knowing your files are safe. Buffalo Technology's TeraStations provide high-capacity storage and consistent, automatic backup. The 0.6TB TeraStation includes four 160 GB drives and the 1.6 TB TeraStation includes four 400 GB drives. Both provide a simple-to-use utility that allows you to automatically back up important data. Operational modes include Raid 5, which spreads data across the four separate drives with uniformity so you have four copies for that extra feeling of security. List Price: $799 (0.6TB); $1,999 (1.6TB). Contact: Buffalo Technology, (800) 456-9799, www.buffalotech.com.
Tone It Down
Quick and simple, PictoColor's iCorrect Portrait color-correction plug-in offers a point-and-click method for correcting skin tones. A single-panel interface provides tools for setting tonal range, color balance, brightness and contrast, plus settings can be modified to your liking. For batch-processing, just record an iCorrect action into Photoshop. List Price: $99. Contact: PictoColor, (952) 894-8890, www.pictocolor.com.
A Powerful Grip
Hoodman's PowerGrip provides extra power for your camera, allowing you to shoot for longer periods of time without having to change batteries. Made for the Nikon D70 and the Canon EOS Rebel XT and EOS 20D, the units incorporate a vertical shutter release so you can hold your camera easily without straining your waist. PowerGrips take two Nikon OEM batteries and come with a six-AA battery adapter at no extra charge. List Price: $179 (Nikon D70, Canon EOS 20D), $129 (Canon EOS Rebel XT). Contact: Hoodman, (800) 818-3946, www.hoodmanusa.com.
Digital Fine-Art Quality
Get beautiful digital prints with Hahnemühle's Photo Rag Satin 310 gsm and Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm papers. The Satin's surface works with your printer's inks to take on a satin or luster look where there's a printed image while remaining matte on the perimeters. Bright White provides a whiter base to make your color and monochrome prints pop, and the coating offers optimum color gradation as well as water-resistance. The papers come in a variety of sheet sizes and rolls. List Price: $38-$240 (depending on size and count). Contact: Hahnemühle, (815) 502-5880, www.hahnemuhle.com.
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