digital photography

Adobe is back with another sneak peek at Photoshop CS6.  This time around, Photoshop Product Manager Zorana Gee shows off a couple of cool new features – background saving and a much faster liquify.

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Zoner HDR

Zoner Software has just released Zoner Photo Studio 14, which includes a number of new features.  Some of those key features include: [click to continue…]

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Capture is a new book from Glen Rand, Chris Broughton, and Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler.  The book “concentrates on photography from a digital- capture workflow point of view.”

Capture retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $24.55 on Amazon.com.

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I finally put together a bit of an archive that contains many of the educational articles and tips on Photography Bay. You’ll find stuff like the Photography Basics series on aperture, shutter speed and ISO, along with many other posts from a variety of guest authors and yours truly.  As an early resolution for 2011, my goal is to put together several more of these types of articles and tips throughout next year.

You can find the page here or just click on the “Learn Photography” tab at the top of the page.

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Digimarc for Images

Digimarc has unveiled 3 new digital watermarking solutions for photographers with it Digimarc for Images software.  The software features a new “Chroma” technology that embeds ownership and usage rights into the images themselves without affecting the quality of the image.  These digital watermarks as embedded and read with Photoshop software and can be detected with free browser plugins for Windows users.

Digimarc for Images is now available in basic, professional and small business editions at price points ranging from $99 to $499.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Scientists at Oxford University have developed a method for capturing extremely high frame rates by expanding on existing consumer-grade photography and video camera technologies. The new capture method works by using a single sensor to capture images simultaneously. According to Dr. Gil Bub,

“This is done by allowing the camera’s pixels to act as if they were part of tens, or even hundreds, of individual cameras taking pictures in rapid succession during a single normal exposure. The trick is that the pattern of pixel exposures keeps the high resolution content of the overall image, which can then be used as-is, to form a regular high-res picture, or be decoded into a high-speed movie.”

The most interesting aspect to this new development is the relatively low cost.  While the scientists developed the technology with medical and scientific applications in mind at macroscopic and microscopic levels, the underlying hardware is primarily what we use in consumer-grade cameras.  As a result, patent licensing of this tech could see future consumer applications but, obviously, at lower than the extreme frame rates required for use by the scientific community.

[Nature Methods via Sideways and UPI]

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