Monday, August 17, 2009
Make sure your images look as good in the final print as they did on-screen with Eco-Matte from Inkpress Paper. The eco-friendly 200gsm paper has a high ink limit, which results in images featuring vivid colors and an expanded color gamut printed on a smooth surface with instant drying properties. The paper is produced according to guidelines that prohibit the use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing process. ICC profiles with extended gray maps are available for free on the Inkpress website. It’s available in a variety of cut-sheet sizes from 8½x11 inches and rolls up to 60 inches. Estimated Street Price: Varies. Contact: Inkpress Paper, www.inkpresspaper.com.
Make in-depth photo edits and adjustments with the latest version of Serif’s PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio, which comes with powerful features at an affordable price. RAW image processing, High Dynamic Range imaging and 48-bit color are some of the higher-end tools found in the app. With the new Print Studio, you can print individual images in different sizes, multiple images in various layouts and contact sheets with image names. The QuickFix Studio is improved with fixes for noise reduction, exposure adjustment and a new histogram. List Price: $79. Contact: Serif, (800) 557-3743, www.serif.com.
Extend the life of your D-SLR and enhance stability when shooting handheld using the Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip. The version for the Nikon D300 and D700 holds up to two lithium battery packs or AA batteries, doubling the camera’s shooting time. The vertical shutter release makes shooting vertically just as simple as shooting horizontally. There’s also a version available for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. List Price: $79 (Nikon); $89 (Canon). Contact: Adorama, (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.
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