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March 2006 News  
Aperture 1.1 to ship in April
Apple today revealed that the next release of Aperture, v1.1, has slipped from its projected March 2006 ship date. In a press release announcing that the company is now shipping Final Cut Studio 5.1, Apple inserted a paragraph stating that Aperture 1.1 won't emerge until next month.
March 30, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Capture One 3.7.4 release candidates posted
Phase One has posted public release candidate 1 of version 3.7.4 of all three editions of Capture One -- Pro, LE, and DB -- for both Windows and Mac. The Pro and LE iterations of Capture One v3.7.4 RC1 add support for the Canon EOS 30D and several Pentax models, as well as improved color profiles for the Nikon D200. The Pro and DB versions add support for the Phase One P 21 digital back and improved profiles for the P 45 and P 30 backs. The Mac editions are also now universal binaries.
March 30, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Breeze Systems updates BreezeBrowser and PSRemote
Breeze Systems has updated its Windows-only image browser, BreezeBrowser Pro, to v1.4.2. Improvements include support for the Canon EOS 30D and improved color management when printing images. PSRemote, which allows a range of Canon PowerShot cameras to be operated from a tethered Windows PC, has been updated to v1.5.
March 30, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases trio of camera firmware updates
Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS 5D, EOS-1D Mark II N and EOS 30D. Firmware v1.0.5 for the EOS 5D fixes a Picture Style bug and solves a compatibility problem between the camera, EF 85mm f1/.2L and Speedlite 580EX, while firmware v1.0.4 for the EOS-1D Mark II N also fixes a Picture Style bug plus it addresses an overexposure problem when Focusing Screen Ec-S is used. Firmware v1.0.4 for the EOS 30D is not new per se, but Canon has discovered that reinstalling this firmware version into the company's latest digital SLR can correct a Chinese language display problem in the menus.
March 29, 2006 | FULL STORY 
NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2006 winners announced
David Guttenfelder of the Associated Press has been named Photojournalist of the Year (large markets) in the U.S. National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism contest for 2006. Josh Meltzer of the Roanoke Times (Virginia, USA) is the Photojournalist of the Year for smaller market publications. Hundreds of winning pictures in more than 20 categories can be viewed in extensive online galleries.
March 28, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Adobe Creative Suite 3 due in second quarter of 2007
FORBES today has published an interview with Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen in which he notes that Creative Suite 3 (CS3) is to be introduced in the second quarter of 2007. Adobe has previously announced that Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications would not run as Intel-native Universal Binaries on Macs with Intel processors until the release of CS3.
March 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
A short list of seminar and workshop options in 2006
Photography workshops and seminars are a great way to learn more about making pictures and processing them on a computer. Every year we try to make it to several such events, to further our own understanding of the craft of photography, to be inspired by the work of some really fine shooters and to learn more about digital workflow. If you're thinking about devoting some time to education this year, and have been struggling to find an event that meets your needs, here is a short list of educational opportunities to consider in the months ahead.
March 23, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Eizo announces 24" and 21" widescreen ColorEdge displays in North America
Eizo is poised to begin shipping two new CE-series flat panel displays, both widescreen models, aimed at professional photographers and other graphics professionals who want a fine-quality monitor but have been put off by the steep price of the higher-resolution displays in Eizo's CG-series.
March 23, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Digital Outback Photo publishes fine art printing e-book
DIGITAL OUTBACK PHOTO has published an e-book called "The Art of Digital Fine Art Printing: Using today's inkjet printers for quality prints". It can be downloaded as a printable PDF, contains about 300 pages, and costs US$39.95.
March 21, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Span an Aperture library over multiple volumes
Photographer and author Ben Long has posted a utility called the Aperture Library Spanner. The small application, which is free, allows you to span Apple Aperture's internal library over multiple volumes; by default, Aperture's library is limited to a single volume.
March 21, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Windows XP on Intel Mac contest won
A contest to make Windows XP run on the new Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers, without using emulation software, has been won, but the complex installation procedure and lack of drivers for key components make it a promising first step only. CNET and MACWORLD.COM have reports.
March 17, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Unflattering cover photo prompts New York Times correction
The NEW YORK TIMES web site has posted a correction for the cover photo from last Sunday's Times Magazine. The picture is a portrait of potential U.S. presidential candidate Mark Warner, and it distorts both his appearance and the colors of his outfit. The web site of U.S. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO has posted an audio interview with Times photo editor Kathy Ryan about her decision to run the picture.
March 17, 2006 | FULL STORY 
March 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist posted
The Digital Journalist has posted its March 2006 issue with articles on photographers Olivier Rebbot and John Ficara, and a piece on a new film documentary about Henri Cartier-Bresson.
March 16, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Epson announces R-D1s digital rangefinder update
Epson in Japan has announced the R-D1s, a relatively minor update to the company's digital rangefinder camera, the R-D1. Improvements include the addition of a RAW+JPEG shooting mode and a Quick View image review feature.
March 15, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates DPP, other digital SLR software
Canon has posted updaters or installers for several of its digital SLR software applications. Available for download are Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 2.1, EOS Utility 1.0, CameraWindow DSLR 5.3R2 (Windows), ZoomBrowser EX 5.6.0 (Windows) and ImageBrowser 5.6.1a (Mac).
March 15, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad releases Universal Binary of FlexColor for Mac
Hasselblad has released a Universal Binary version of FlexColor, the company's software for driving the Hasselblad and Imacon lines of digital cameras, digital backs and scanners. Version 4.5.3b3 is now available in beta form, with the main change since v4.5.2 for Mac being the inclusion of native code for Intel processor-based Macs, and therefore much-improved speed of operation on these computers.
March 15, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Barbara Davidson, Tamas Dezso winners in POYi
The 2006 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition Newspaper Photographer of the Year is Barbara Davidson of The Dallas Morning News; freelancer Tamas Dezso is the POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year. Scores of winning images in dozens of categories can be viewed in POYi's online galleries.
March 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Methanol fuel cells for laptops in a year or less
The BBC NEWS web site and GIZMAG both have reports on prototype methanol fuel cells that will power a laptop for up to nine hours in one case, or "two working days" in another. They are slated to become available in late 2006 and early 2007.
March 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
GretagMacbeth posts Eye-One Match 3.6
GretagMacbeth has released Eye-One Match 3.6 for Windows and Mac.
March 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Giga Vu PRO evolution: a breakthrough pro product?
When the doors swung open at the PMA 2006 trade show in Orlando, Florida last month, most of the herd of photo retailers, photographers and technology journalists thundered their way towards the big-name camera makers and software developers. Not us. Our first stop was the German Pavilion to see a photo storage device that has the potential to be a breakthrough product for working shooters. That device is the Jobo Giga Vu PRO evolution. Why are we excited? Read our in-depth preview of what this new photo storage device will be about when it ships in April 2006.
March 9, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photographer trade groups alarmed by "orphan works" U.S. copyright proposals
A number of trade groups that represent photographers have recently raised the alarm about proposed changes to U.S. copyright law that address so-called orphan works - works whose copyright holders cannot be located. One group, The Stock Artists Alliance, has set up a blog to summarize their efforts and publish running news and commentary on the issue.
March 9, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Trouble in Denmark: covering the cartoon story
In preparation for a future article about him, we've been talking regularly over the past couple of months with Jens Dresling, a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper, Politiken. During the time we've been chatting with him, of course, parts of the Muslim world have erupted in demonstrations and rioting sparked by cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were originally published by another Danish daily, Jyllands-Posten. We asked Dresling and his boss, Per Folkver, Politiken's Picture Editor-in-Chief, about covering this affair that has become "the biggest foreign policy challenge Denmark has faced since World War II," in the words of the country's Prime Minister. The result is a brief dispatch on their experiences.
March 8, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Micron Technology to acquire Lexar
Micron Technology and Lexar have jointly announced Micron's intention to acquire Lexar. The companies have entered into a stock-for-stock merger agreement that will see Lexar become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron by the end of the third quarter of this year.
March 8, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Poynter Institute sports photojournalism seminar runs April 9-13
The Poynter Institute's Sports Journalism Summit will take place April 9-13 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. The faculty includes photographers Heinz Kluetmeier of Sports Illustrated and Amy Sancetta of the Associated Press, as well as Sports Illustrated Deputy Picture Editor George Washington.
March 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Epson announces flatbed scanners aimed at pros
Epson has announced two new flatbed scanners aimed at professional photographers. Both models, the Perfection V700 Photo and the Perfection V750-M Pro, use a new Dual Lens System to provide 6400 dpi resolution for scanning of 35mm, 120, and 4 x 5-inch film as well as 4800 dpi resolution for scanning prints or other reflective media.
March 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Zeiss ZF prices set; ordering commences April 1
In the latest issue of Camera Lens Newsletter, Zeiss sets out the prices for its recently-announced ZF lenses when ordering directly from the German company. The Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZF will be EUR499 and the Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF will be EUR999. These prices do not include VAT. Prices for ZS lenses are not given. Zeiss will begin accepting orders through its web site on April 1.
March 1, 2006 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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