New Apple Notebooks

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On Tuesday Apple released redesigned MacBook Pros and MacBooks. Even a cursory review of the spec sheets makes it obvious that this was primarily a switch to a new appearance, but there are a few interesting bits under the hood.

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Adobe Lightroom 2.0 Beta

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Hot on the heels of Apple’s release of Aperture 2.1, Adobe let Lightroom 2.0 loose on April 1st. Though the specs will undoubtedly change before release, the current build adds some features that Aperture has had for a while, while simultaneously adding some that move LR2 ahead of Apple in some aspects.

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Apple Updates Aperture to 2.1

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I typically don’t post news items, but this is pretty big. Today Apple has released an update to Aperture that brings it up to v2.1.

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Canon PowerShot TX1 Review

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The Canon PowerShot TX1 combines some of the best features of still photography and video in one very compact, attractive camera. The TX1 offers a nearly seamless experience for the user who wants to capture both still photos and video without switching between two separate pieces of equipment. Want to buy a Canon PowerShot TX1?

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Alien Skin Image Doctor 2

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Alien Skin’s Image Doctor 2 is a set of filters designed to streamline common retouching tasks.

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Apple's Aperture 2.0 – Apple turns it up to 11

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New vignetter/de-vignette tools as well as a vibrancy adjustment are amongst many tools allowing more creative options without needing to move to an external editor and prevent wasting HD space on a duplicate file. Right image is the master file, left image is the adjusted version. Seven days ago, Apple released Aperture 2.0. Over the

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Epson P-5000 Review

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If you look at the $700 Epson P-5000 image tank and think to yourself “That’s what a low-end laptop costs with a larger HD and big screen! Why would I want that?!” then this review isn’t for you. But if you look at your laptop before every shoot and dread having to deal with it,

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"The HDRI Handbook" – The current High Dynamic Range Bible

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A few months ago I finally received the very delayed HDRI Handbook by Christian Bloch. Bloch, one of the authorities on HDR and a pioneer of the technology’s use in postproduction, rewrote his diploma thesis (first published in 2004) from the ground up to make it in the quintessential guide for those looking to expand

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Flickr adds online editing capability

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Last week Flickr announced a partnership with Picnik.com to offer Picnik’s basic photo online editing through the web front-end. This is another example of the web encroaching on traditional desktop software. A trend that Adobe believes is the future, according to recent statements by its CEO. Though it may be the future, it’s definitely not

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Photography Rain Gear

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It´s obvious, I know, but electronics and water don´t mix. And unless
you’re shooting with a body made before 1980, chances are it´s filled
to the brim with the stuff. Even though a little drizzle typically isn’t anything to worry about, it is not unheard of for even a little
bit of water to render a camera inoperable.

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Apple OS X Leopard for Photographers

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Came in to work to be greeted by my copy of Leopard laying on my chair. Over the course of the day I will post my impressions of the upgrade, in particular how some of the new features help with photography. Step One: Backup your entire system with something that creates bootable archives, like SuperDuper!

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TrueGrain – Digital Film?

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I don’t usually post news, but this is big. If this is for real, then many of us can easily use up that stash of Ilford we have squirreled away behind our frozen fish sticks. On September 18th, Grubba Software released TrueGrain, a stand-alone software product that reproduces the look and feel of several different

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Kodak EasyShare Z885 Pro Review

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Want to buy a Kodak EasyShare Z885? Compare prices and shop For Kodak EasyShare Z885 >> Kodak EasyShare Z885 Studio Test Images ISO 80 Sample >> ISO 100 Sample >> ISO 200 Sample >> ISO 400 Sample >> ISO 800 Sample >> ISO 1600 Sample >> ISO 3200 Sample >> Pros Good value Compact body

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Imagewell – Resizing, compressing and editing images made easy

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Let’s face it, getting images to the web is a time-consuming multi-step process. Open the file in an editor, tweak it, resize it, sharpen it, export it, FTP it, test the URL, copy it and finally enter it into the code. Sometimes you just want to get a file up to a location, without waiting

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Joby Gorillapods – Hit and Miss Camera Support

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Intro There is no arguing that a tripod is the ultimate camera support. But sometimes you may want to carry something lighter, more compact and in some ways more capable than a traditional tripod. In those instances the Joby Gorillapod might fit the bill. The Gorillapod comes in three models: “Original” – holds up to

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Digital or film – Learn to love available light

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Want to make a huge leap in the quality of your images right now? Put away the flash. Learn to use available light. Yes, that means sometimes boosting the ISO, it may even (rarely) mean spending a little bit on a faster lens, but your images will be the better for it. Direct flash is

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Buying a Digital Camera – Don't Forget About the Photos

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Throughout every technical revolution in photography one thing has always remained a constant: It’s all about the photograph. Features, everybody thinks they need them, the more the better. The latest buzzwords, the latest showpieces in the eternal struggle to “keep up“ with technology. Yet how often do we ask ourselves if these features we’re clamoring

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Digital Content Under Control – Keep Multiple Computers in Sync

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Many of us have laptops for on-location work and high-powered desktops at home that do all the heavy lifting. Keeping the data moving smoothly between the two can be a productivity killer. Here’s a method I use that’s proven itself reliable and relatively affordable. It requires some software, an external storage medium, and a little

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Digital Photography Sharpening Guide

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The act of capturing a photo, be it on film or digitally, is just the beginning of a series of steps that lead up to a final goal, either display or print. In the digital realm, one of those steps is sharpening. Digital images are inherently somewhat soft. This is due to the fact that

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A Better Finder Rename – Great OS X Photo Renaming Software

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The shift from film to digital photography fundamentally changed the way we work. Many things changed but one the the key things that stayed the same is the need for organization and management of the multitude of images we capture. One of the corner stones of a DAM (Digital Asset Management) system is the file

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