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onOne Software FocalPoint 2
Create realistic depth of field after the shootPortland, OR– October 27, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced FocalPoint 2, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for simulating depth-of-field and selective focus. With FocalPoint 2 photographers can create realistic selective focus, depth-of-field and vignette effects that help focus attention on an area of an image in an easy to use plug-in. Photographers can create an authentic out-of-focus look with aperture shaped highlights with the new blur algorithm that accurately matches the blur a real lens would create. To assist photographers in getting the most out of FocalPoint 2, new lens presets are included that simulate desirable fast aperture lenses that cost 10 times more than FocalPoint 2. By popular demand from customers, FocalPoint 2 supports multiple FocusBugs that let photographers create multiple areas of focus or create complex depth-of-field looks. Finally, there is a new FocusBrush that allows for detailed painting in of the new blur effect in an image for those who want ultimate focus control.
onOne Software PhotoTune 3
Features all-new correction engine and advanced controlsPortland, OR– October 27, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced PhotoTune 3, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for optimizing digital photos. The improved PhotoTune Wizard walks new users through the optimizing process in as little as two steps with no need to understand color theory or complex controls like levels or curves. PhotoTune 3 also offers access to advanced adjustments for pro users who want more control. A powerful feature of PhotoTools 3 is SkinTune, which can color correct portraits in just one click, with the option to correct just the skin in an image. PhotoTune 3 works as a Smart Filter in Photoshop allowing Photoshop Lightroom 2 users to open their images as Smart Objects giving them the ability to work in a non-destructive manner and the flexibility to go back and make changes later should they decide to.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3
Beta is now availableSAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 22, 2009 —Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows®, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images from one application. Available as a free download on Adobe Labs, Lightroom 3 beta delivers a preview of new tools that will be in Lightroom 3, including more intuitive importing, unparalleled noise reduction and sharpening tools, enhanced slideshow capabilities and direct publishing to online photo sharing sites like Flickr®. Adobe encourages photographers to test this early selection of new features and provide the product team with their feedback.
Epson Photo Viewers
Now feature tethered shootingLONG BEACH, Calif., – Oct. 22, 2009 – Epson America today announced new tethering capabilities for its award-winning line of multimedia photo viewers – the Epson P-6000 and P-7000. This new photo viewer feature, exclusive to Epson, allows photographers to instantly view and save images to the viewer as they are shot, streamlining the process of creating backup files and evaluating images in studio or on location.
Kubota RPG SpeedKeys 2.0
For Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2New York, NY, PhotoPlus Expo Booth #854 – (October 22, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Kubota Lightspeed Workflow family – new Kubota RPG SpeedKeys 2.0 for Lightroom 2. Kubota RPG SpeedKeys 2.0 for Lightroom 2 is a customizable wireless USB keypad with preset 1-button access to: essential adjustments such as brightness, exposure, fill light and more; the most popular Kubota Lightroom presets; and advanced tools such as paint with light, burn, soften skin, and hand-color.
AsukaBook Design Templates Available Through Red Boot Design
Templates will start around $20-$30New York, NY, PhotoPlus Expo Booth #848 (October 22, 2009) – AsukaBook USA, a division of Kubota Photo Design Inc. and producer of the finest quality coffee table style books, announces today that its album design templates have been added to Red Boot Design’s list of products and services.
AsukaBook USA AB AlbumOnline Service
Free service offered exclusively to AsukaBook customersNew York, NY, PhotoPlus Expo Booth #848 (October 22, 2009) – AsukaBook USA, producer of the finest quality coffee table style books, announces its new AB AlbumOnline service.
AsukaBook USA Announces New Products
New book format and more design optionsNew York, NY, PhotoPlus Expo Booth #848 (October 22, 2009) – AsukaBook USA, producer of the finest quality coffee table style books, announces a new album choice, a new book size available in all lines and faster turnaround time on orders for professional photographers and designers looking to offer their clients high quality products and faster than ever service. AsukaBook USA, a division of Kubota Photo Design Inc., now has a total of six different book lines available from which to choose.
Nik Software Announces Viveza 2
For Photoshop, Lightroom and ApertureNew York, NY (PhotoPlus Expo Booth #766) – October 22, 2009 – Nik Software announces today Viveza 2, an upgrade to its award winning and revolutionary plug-in for selective color and light control. Available in December, Viveza 2 now offers users robust global adjustments and precise selective controls that utilize Nik Software’s award-winning U Point® technology. Viveza 2 eliminates the need to create complicated selections or layer masks and provides a powerful solution for users looking to save time and effort when editing images.
Canon Introduces A New iPhone App
New, Free Canon iPhone App Makes it Easy to Print PhotosLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 14, 2009 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced its free Easy Photo-Print App, which is now available on the App store. The Canon Easy Photo-Print App enables wireless photo printing from your iPhone or iPod touch to a compatible Canon PIXMA printer via a wireless network with a few simple taps.
Photoshop.com for iPhone
App brings photo tools and effects to iPhone usersSAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 9, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone application, delivering Adobe industry-leading digital-imaging technology to users on the go. Photoshop.com Mobile provides consumers a convenient way to edit photos, apply effects and share images instantly with friends - all with the flick of a finger. Seamless integration with users' free Photoshop.com accounts enables photo sharing and data back-up, saving them valuable space on their iPhones. The application is available free of charge at Apple's App Store.
ACDSee Pro 3
New version offers photographers speed, flexibility and valueVICTORIA, British Columbia – Sept. 29, 2009 – ACD Systems International Inc.today unveiled ACDSee™ Pro 3, a new version of its leading digital image management software that retains the same fast and flexible features photographers rely upon and incorporates an enhanced user experience that delivers professional level workflow tools at a tremendous value.
Adobe Camera Raw 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5
Available for downloadAdobe today released final versions of Photoshop Camera Raw 5.5, Photoshop Lightroom 2.5 and DNG Converter 5.5, available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. The updates add raw file support for five new popular camera models, including the Nikon D300s, Nikon D3000, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and Panasonic DMC-GF1.
Adobe Camera Raw 5.5 Release Candidate
Now on Adobe LabsAdobe today released the Photoshop Camera Raw 5.5 plug-in and DNG Converter 5.5 Release Candidates available immediately for download at http://labs.adobe.com. The update extends raw file support to four of the latest popular camera model releases, including the Nikon D300s, Nikon D3000, Olympus E-P1 and Panasonic DMC-FZ35. In addition, the Camera Raw 5.5 Release Candidate also includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms in the raw conversion process for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response.
onOne Software Releases Plug-in Suite 4.5.1
Free update is available for immediate download
A free update for Plug-in Suite 4 owners is now available for immediate download. The Plug-in Suite 4.5.1 release provides several updates to correct known issues, including:
Tiffen COOL fx for iPhone
Available for special priceHauppauge, NY – July 8, 2009 -- The Tiffen Company, award winning manufacturer of Tiffen optical filters and other photographic accessories, announced its top rated COOL fx image enhancement application for iPhone® users is now available from the Apple® iTunes App Store at a special promotional sale price of $0.99, a savings of $2.00.
Adobe Updates Photoshop Lightroom
Also Camera Raw and DNGAdobe today released the final Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4 updates, available for immediate download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. Both updates bring additional raw file support to 31 camera and camera back models including the Canon EOS 500D, Nikon D5000 and 18 Hasselblad models. A full list of the newly supported camera and camera back models is below.
Nik Software Updates Complete Collection
Adds Adobe Photoshop Lightroom supportSan Diego, CA (June 17, 2009) — Nik Software today announced that its popular Complete Collection, which bundles all of the company’s award-winning digital imaging software tools at an affordable price, has been updated to include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 support. The “Complete Collection Ultimate Edition” also includes installers for Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Current registered owners of the Photoshop versions of Nik Software products can download and install the Lightroom compatible versions free of charge at www.niksoftware.com/lightroom.
ExpoImaging Supports Expansion of Honl Photo Speed System
New filters and carrying bag added to the lineupWATSONVILLE, CA—June 15, 2009—ExpoImaging Inc. (www.ExpoImaging.net), developer and distributor of innovative camera accessories including the Honl Photo Speed System, Ray Flash Ring Light Adapter, ExpoDisc Digital White Balance Filter and ExpoAperture2 Depth-of-Field Guide, today announced its support of the expansion of the Honl Photo Speed System line of professional products. The expanded line, which includes new color correction filters, color effects filters, and a Honl Photo products carrying bag, provides photographers with enhanced options for creating studio-quality lighting effects in the field, while upholding the Honl Photo quality, portability and ease-of-use that photographers have come to expect.
New DxO Optics Pro 5.3.4 adds support for 7 new cameras
Includes Nikon D5000 and Canon 500DParis, France – June 10, 2009 – DxO Labs is pleased to announce the release of its new DxO Optics Pro version 5.3.4, which supports the two latest models from Canon and Nikon — the EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i or Kiss Digital X3) and the D5000, respectively. These two new cameras have generated a lot of attention among photo enthusiasts.