Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Adobe update Lightroom | Lightroom 2 available now

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

Adobe announces update to Lightroom:
New Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 helps you sort and find the photos you want faster, target specific photo areas for more precise adjustments, and showcase your talent using more flexible printing templates. A host of other new features and enhancements make Lightroom 2 an essential upgrade for professional photographers.

Main differences between versions 1 and 2 inc:
  1. Automatically organize photos using Smart Collections
  2. Work with high-quality previews of offline images from multiple libraries and drives
  3. Target specific areas of a photo for dodging and burning
  4. Expand your workspace across multiple monitors
  5. Enjoy state-of-the-art 64-bit memory handling
  6. Easily transfer images to popular photo-sharing sites
  7. Access a rich community of export plug-ins and web gallery styles at the Lightroom Exchange
There are also numerous enhancements and improvements to existing features.

Upgrade from £90.85 (£79.00 exc. VAT) or buy from £228.85 (£199.00 exc. VAT).

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

How to enhance your RedBubble Profile | Tutorial

Karin Taylor has written an excellent set of tutorials on how to enhance your RedBubble profile. Check it out here

Tutorials include 'creating a clickable image, displaying your card, print or tee previews and creating sets for your profiles'.

Check them out and don't forget to leave a comment and add Karin to your watchlist.

Steve ;-)

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Nikon announces the DX3


The D3X redefines high resolution SLR photography, whether you shoot in the studio or out on location. The 24.5 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor delivers image files with outstanding levels of detail and tonal gradation and boasts an ISO range of 100 to 1600. Its durable Kevlar/carbon fiber-composite shutter and EXPEED image processing engine enable it to shoot at up to 5 fps (7 fps in DX Crop mode). The advanced Scene Recognition System delivers superior exposures and is supported by Nikon's widely acclaimed 51-point AF system, which offers broad coverage and individually selectable points. Selectable Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing, saving time in post-production. The high definition 3-inch LCD monitor supports two Live View modes plus an HDMI video output. Protected by a tough, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body.

Main Features:

    * 24.5 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout.
    * ISO 100 – 1600: extendable up to 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 50 (equivalent).
    * 5fps consecutive shooting (7fps in DX Crop mode)
    * EXPEED image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.
    * Advanced Scene Recognition System combines the camera's metering and AF sensors for precise exposures and sharply defined images.
    * Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system. Individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings.
    * Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling customization of image parameters before capture and offer complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation in various color modes.
    * 920,000-dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with wide, 170-degree viewing angle.
    * Live View with Autofocus enables composition of images using the LCD monitor. Two modes are supported: Handheld or Tripod.
    * Two Crop Modes: DX format and 5:4 ratio. The DX crop mode can be automatically enabled when a DX lens is attached.
    * Quick response: approx. 40 ms shutter-lag and 55 ms viewfinder black-out.
    * Highly accurate, durable Kevlar/carbon fiber-composite shutter unit: Standard rating of 300, 000 cycles, with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec and flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.
    * Active D-Lighting enables superior high-contrast images by automatically applying tone compensation at the moment of capture.
    * Dual CF card slots: configurable for parallel (simultaneous) or serial (consecutive) recording.
    * HDMI video output interface enables connection to high-definition video systems.
    * Intuitive ergonomics with optimized button placement for fast and comfortable handling.
    * Durable magnesium alloy body built to withstand the rigors of the harshest of environments.
    * Wireless LAN and Ethernet support via optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4.

More info: http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/en_GB/products/broad/1726/overview.html

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