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Adobe Posts Final Updates
For Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7
Adobe Posts Final UpdatesAdobe today released final versions of Lightroom 2.7, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7, available for immediate download on Adobe.com. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus E-PL1. A full list of the newly supported cameras is below.

WD Photos Photo Viewer App
For iPhone and iPod Touch
WD Photos Photo Viewer App LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD today introduced WD Photos photo viewer, an iPhone®/iPod Touch® app for use with its My Book® World Edition™(1) and WD ShareSpace network drives, that lets users access up to 250,000 of their favorite photos from anywhere in the world. The WD Photos photo viewer app allows users to easily log in to their drive from anywhere so they can view their entire photo library.

Kubota Image Tools Bootcamp
May 16-21, 2010
Kubota Image Tools BootcampKubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 19th Digital Photography Bootcamp workshop May 16-21, 2010. Bootcamp, taught by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to supply all of the technical know-how to run a successful digital portrait/wedding studio; at the same time, it encourages continued development of a photographer’s unique style and creativity.

Olympus PEN Firmware Update
Improves autofocus performance
Olympus PEN Firmware UpdateCENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 15, 2010 – Olympus today announces the release of new firmware that improves auto focus performance for still images and high-definition (HD) video recording for the Olympus PEN E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras. The firmware update will also enable the menu and recorded image to be displayed on the E-P2 and E-PL1 LCD while the VF-2 electronic viewfinder is in use.

onOne Supports Photoshop CS5
All plug-ins are compatible
onOne Supports Photoshop CS5  Portland, OR– April 13, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced that all of their currently shipping Photoshop software plug-ins will be compatible with the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software announced yesterday by Adobe. Specifically, the following Photoshop plug-ins from onOne Software will be compatible with Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended.

Olympus Launches GetOlympus App
For iPhone and iPod Touch
Olympus Launches GetOlympus App CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 12, 2010 – Olympus today announced its free GetOlympus App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The App is available on the App Store. The App features a user photo gallery, photo tips, Olympus social media networks, special offers and more. Designed by Olympus to provide dynamic interaction with consumers, the App will be updated with new content and features over time.

Wacom Supports Adobe CS5
New pen capabilities for brush engine
Wacom Supports Adobe CS5Vancouver, WA – Apr. 13, 2010 – Today, Wacom announces wide-ranging support for the powerful new features of Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5), officially launched yesterday. The significant upgrades in CS5 include new pen-centric capabilities, particularly in the brush engine for Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 software. Photoshop users will get the most from the new brush capabilities in CS5 when using either Wacom’s Intuos 4 professional pen tablet or Cintiq interactive pen display. “Never has there been a better time for professional photographers, designers and artists to combine Wacom pen input with Adobe’s Creative Suite software to naturally express their creative ideas and increase their productivity,” said Don Varga, senior product manager for Wacom’s professional products.

Adobe Creative Suite 5
Delivers significant workflow enhancements
Adobe Creative Suite 5 SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, a breakthrough release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Focusing on interactivity, performance and maximizing the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns across media and devices, the Creative Suite 5 product line brings exciting full version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers.

Adobe Photoshop CS5
Also includes Photoshop CS5 Extended
Adobe Photoshop CS5SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product’s 20th anniversary this year, Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost creativity and workflow efficiency.

Imagenomic Portraiture 2
For Aperture 3
Imagenomic Portraiture 2 April 9, 2010 -- Alexandria, VA -- Imagenomic announced today the release of its award-winning Portraiture 2 Plug-in for Aperture 3, Apple's latest version of its digital photography workflow application. This new Portraiture 2 edition provides native 64-bit operation within Apple's Snow Leopard operating system, and represents one of the first purpose-built, third-party image processing plug-ins to be optimized and released for Apple's latest 64-bit systems and software applications.

Adobe Lightroom 3
Public beta update
Adobe Lightroom 3Adobe today released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software, available immediately through Adobe Labs. Building on the success of the first Lightroom 3 beta, which was downloaded by more than 350,000 photographers, Lightroom 3 beta 2 incorporates feedback from the first iteration of the beta while offering users several new features and greatly improved performance throughout the application.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Firmware Upgrade 2.0.3
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Firmware upgrade 2.0.3 for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera is currently available via the following link:


Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6
Telephoto zoom with image stabilization
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 March 9, 2010, Commack, NY— President and CEO Morio Ono of optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co., Ltd., announced another advance in Tamron's pursuit of high resolution images in the telephoto lens category with the development of a 70-300mm F/4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens featuring image stabilization –– VC (Vibration Compensation) and an ultrasonic auto-focus drive –– USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) high-resolution DSLR telephoto zoom lens has been produced first for the Nikon mount, with the development of compatible mounts for Canon and Sony to follow.

Panasonic LUMIX G2
Features a 3-inch touch-screen for quick setting changes
Panasonic LUMIX G2 Secaucus, NJ (March 7, 2010) – Panasonic today announces the LUMIX DMC-G2, the world’s first* digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable LCD that allows for touch-control, and the successor to the award-winning and revolutionary LUMIX G1, which was the world’s first Micro Four Thirds digital camera. The intuitive touch-control shooting elevates the camera’s operability, letting the user adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high- resolution LCD. The LUMIX G2, also shoots 720p High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format, and joins the LUMIX G10, also introduced today, as the latest models in the LUMIX G Micro System.

Panasonic LUMIX G10
Shoots high-quality photos and HD video
Panasonic LUMIX G10Secaucus, NJ (March 7, 2010) – Panasonic today introduces an addition to its Panasonic LUMIX G Series, the LUMIX DMC-G10, the world’s lightest* digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder, which packs a host of advanced digital camera functions designed to be easy-to-use for users new to system cameras. The new compact and portable LUMIX G10, which can record High Definition (HD) video in addition to high-quality still images, joins the LUMIX DMC-G2, also introduced today, as part of the Panasonic LUMIX G Series.

Panasonic 14-42mm
Compact, lightweight lens
Panasonic 14-42mmSECAUCUS, NJ (March 7, 2010) – Panasonic today introduces a new interchangeable lens for its LUMIX G Micro System, the ultra-compact and lightweight LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens will be part of the kit lens for the latest additions to the LUMIX G Series of digital cameras: the LUMIX DMC-G10 and LUMIX DMC-G2, also introduced today.

Olympus Firmware Update
Enhances PEN E-P1's functionality
Olympus Firmware UpdateToday Olympus is pleased to announce a firmware update for the Olympus PEN E-P1 that improves level gauge performance when using Manual Focus (MF).

Wacom Cintiq 21UX
Provides enhanced pen performance and innovative ergonomics
Wacom Cintiq 21UXWork more naturally with your images using Wacom’s Cintiq 21UX, which features a Grip Pen that offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity for greater accuracy. The pen also has a pressure-sensitive eraser and two side switches that can be customized for commands such as double-click and right-click.

David Stoecklein at Triple Creek Ranch
June 4 - 7, 2010
David Stoecklein at Triple Creek RanchTriple Creek Ranch will host world famous Western genre photographer, David Stoecklein's photography workshop. David, author of numerous books and recipient of broad American and international acclaim, will share his vast knowledge and photography skills with participants making them better photographers, more capable technicians and perceptive critics of the photographic arts. Where better to find and capture your creative soul than among Montana's awe inspiring Bitterroot Valley with the help of America's foremost Western photographer?

Apple Updates Aperture 3
Recommended for all Aperture 3 users
Apple Updates Aperture 3Version 3.0.1 improves overall stability and addresses a number of issues in
Aperture 3. Some of those issues include:

• Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
• Importing libraries from iPhoto
• Importing photos directly from a camera
• Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
• Face recognition processing
• Adding undetected faces using the Add Missing Face button
• Printing pages containing multiple images

More details in the links below:
Aperture 3.0.1 software update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1006
Support document link: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518


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