Olympus have announced an underwater casing for its new E-520 Digital SLR camera. The PT-E05 is waterproof up to 40m, and constructed of semi-transparent poly carbonate. The required, optional lens ports allow the use of lenses from the 8mm fisheye through the 50mm macro for spectacular underwater photography.
Taking panoramic photos with your regular digital camera can often lead to less than satisfactory results. The level of success usually decreased with the number of shots you are trying to stitch together. Some cameras provide you with stitching software to use on your desktop computer, while some have guiding lines in the viewfinder to try and help you capture panoramic shots. However now there is a hardware alternative called the Panamatic. The Panamatic is a level [...]
Microsoft has released Pro Photo Tools – a set of tools for photographers to perform various tasks with their images—including RAW. The current version of Pro Photo Tools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, can [...]
The Kodak M1020, M820 and P720 are the latest additions to Kodak’s range of digital picture frames. The EasyShare M820 and M1020 frames display images and video on 8-inch and 10-inch screens respectively, and host a suite of other feature such as 128 MB of internal memory, illuminated Quick Touch Border and Kodak’s unique scrolling feature. MP3 songs can also be played through built-in speakers, bringing a special dimension to any picture slideshow. The P720 features [...]
Adobe has recently launched Photoshop Express, an online photo storage and manipulation tool. Members are able to upload their images and edit them online. Photoshop Express features a range of simplified point and click controls to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more. Users can also group images into Web albums and post them to popular social networking sites such as Facebook.
Apple has released Version 2.1 of Aperture – Apples high end imaging program. Version 2.1 now offers open plug-in architecture which allows for plug-ins from both Apple and third-party developers via an API. Aperture 2.1 now also includes the Apple-developed plug-in, Dodge & Burn, which adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur. Also noteworthy is the ability to work with pressure-sensitive tablets, which many professional image editors prefer over mouse-based [...]