Blogging 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’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…]
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…]
Canon and Nikon have surprised us all today with news of a cooperative effort in a DSLR project. Details are scant, but it looks like Canon and Nikon are working on an open format standard for DSLRs, including a 40-megapixel behemoth. We’ll keep you posted as more news develops, but for now see the press release below. [Read more…]
Forum members at www.pentaxforums.com plan to shoot locally on that day and submit images to a central website. Named “PENTAX WORLD DAY,” the global shoot is not intended as a competition (there are no prizes), and it is organized just for the satisfaction of shooting and sharing images with other forum members.
Images must be captured on PENTAX Day (April 5, 2008) between midnight and midnight. Photographers may submit up to three photos. Photos must be taken with a PENTAX camera and should be between 800 and 850 pixels wide or tall, depending on orientation. Photos may be no larger than one megabyte in size. Please leave all EXIF information intact. Images may be submitted from 4/5/2008 to 4/19/2008. After this period, only viewing will be allowed for this category.
Complete details are available here.
Adobe has released Photoshop Express in beta to the public. The above video that Scott Kelby placed on YouTube does a good job of explaining what it does and doesn’t do. Additionally, here’s a brief description from Adobe:
During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit Photoshop Express user feedback on product features and functionality, which will continue to evolve over time. As the newest addition to the Photoshop family line, Photoshop Express has taken much of Adobe’s best image editing technology and made it simple and accessible to a new online audience. Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook.
Adobe Photoshop Express beta is available now for free via any Web browser at http://www.photoshop.com/express.