Flickr Adds Video

Flickr has just stepped up the standards for online photo media sharing with the launch of video for its pro members (mind you that’s only $25 per year). While anyone can view or share via embedding (like the one to your left) videos, only pro members can upload them. My initial impression is that the quality of the player and the content looks great and works well. Video on Flickr will be available in eight languages including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and traditional Chinese. [Read more…]

Kodak Names Chief Blogger

kodak logoBlogging has become so much more “mainstream” over the past couple of years.  While many companies have blogs, it’s often seen as something that’s merely condoned or endorsed by the company; however, Kodak has gone a step further and announced that Jennifer Cisney will be taking the helm of the company’s blogosphere endeavors as “Chief Blogger,” in charge of A Thousand Words and A Thousand Nerds. For more info, check out the press release below. [Read more…]

Sony HDR-TG3E

Sony’s new titanium body HDR-TG3E is the world’s smallest HD camcorder. The CMOS image sensor with the BIONZ processor provides 1920×1080 Full HD recording. The use of Memory Sticks as recording media made it easier for Sony to go so small. Sony was kind enough to include a 4GB Memory Stick with the camera. The ability to capture 2.3 megapixel images while recording video is a nice addition to an already sweet feature set on the TG3E. [Read more…]

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 Beta Announced

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 2 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Lightroom is the professional photographer’s essential toolbox, providing one application for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. Lightroom 2.0 beta will feature enhancements such as dual-monitor support, localized dodge and burn correction and will be the first Adobe application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Intel Macs and Microsoft Vista 64-bit operating systems.”Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta provides early access to requested improvements over version 1.3 and continues our ongoing dialogue and open communication with the photography community,” said Tom Hogarty, senior product manager for Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw. “We’re excited not only for our existing customers, but also for the general public who will have an opportunity to take Lightroom 2.0 beta on a test run.” [Read more…]