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August 2001 News  
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Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro 2.0r16 for Mac include the ability to save out a new, non-lossless JPEG from an existing JPEG, applying rotation and cropping edits in the process. Other changes in the free updates include (from the Read Me):
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
FotoStation updates builds
Gerlo Beernink notes that the image management application FotoStation Pro 4.5 for Mac and Windows is now at Build 119. FotoStation 4.5 (non-Pro) has also been updated, to Build 118. Fotoware's Anders Bergman indicates that the following changes have been made in recent revisions of FotoStation 4.5:
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
SI features D1X photos
Photos from the Nikon D1X have been featured at least two more times in Sports Illustrated, this time in the September 3, 2001 issue. David Bergman's double-truck Leading Off frame from the Little League World Series, as well as a photo of pitcher Danny Almonte from the same event elsewhere...
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D30 shoots the Condits
Digital Photography Review recently noted that the September 3, 2001 issue of People Magazine features a cover photo of Gary Condit and his wife, shot with the Canon EOS D30 by photographer Mark Richards. Two additional D30 photos accompany the story on the inside of the magazine, starting on page...
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Miranda releases actions
Fred Miranda has released two more Photoshop Actions for digital photographers. The US$4.50 Digital Velvia is designed to carefully increase colour saturation, while the US$4.50 Dynamic Range Increase assists in the blending of two tripod-shot photos into one, with extended tonal range....
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter weighs in
Sports Shooter 34, Bert Hanashiro's email/web newsletter, is now posted....
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sandisk describes price drop
Sandisk's quarterly financial statement describes the significant price drop in flash memory products that all manufacturers and vendors have seen since the beginning of the year:
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Penn Camera buys Photo-Fax
Pro camera retailer Penn Camera has purchased Photo-Fax, an "on-line resource for professional photojournalists looking to buy or sell used equipment."...
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage adds D1H support
QImage Pro 2001 v3.03 for Windows adds supports for Nikon D1H RAW .NEF files....
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Seybold talks wireless
A piece by wireless expert Andrew Seybold in the current issue of Forbes/Andrew Seybold's Wireless Outlook looks at the future of 3G wireless services (paid subscription required). A press release summarizes the article....
August 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photographer designs D1 rain covers
 Tampa Tribune photographer Scott Iskowitz has designed a series of cordura rain covers for Nikon D1-series cameras that feature a clear plastic back and a no-velcro attachment to the lens. The Digicam Rain Covers are available in four different sizes, accommodating lenses from the Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 to the...
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MobileStar succesful at News
Eric Meskauskas, Photo Director at the New York Daily News, reports that his staff of photographers has had good success jumping onto MobileStar's 802.11b wireless Internet service from just outside of installed Starbucks locations in the New York area. Meskauskas indicates that throughput is fast, much faster in fact than...
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Simple technology announces 1GB cards
Simple Technology has announced CompactFlash flash memory cards in capacities up to 1GB. A 640MB CompactFlash Type I, 850MB CompactFlash Type II and 1GB CompactFlash Type II will be available in limited distribution through the end of September, and widely available in October, says a company news release....
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Hoodman provides more information
Hoodman's Scott Christiansen notes that in response to requests from Hoodman Hoodcap owners for information on the easiest way to remove the Hoodcap from a Nikon D1-series camera, the company has posted an animated GIF demonstrating the procedure on their web site. Hoodman has also recently released its Hoodskins LCD...
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Pictographics to release iCorrect
Pictographics will release the US$139 iCorrect Professional 3.0, a Mac/Windows Photoshop plug-in for correcting colour, on September 10. Version 2.0 can be purchased for US$99 until September 9th; an upgrade to v3.0 is free for all licensed users of v2.0....
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Mac OS 9 updated
Apple has released a free Mac OS 9.2.1 updater. The latest revision to pre-OS X systems, built into a large single or multi-part download, updates systems 9.1 and later to OS 9.2.1. North American English, as well as localized versions, are available....
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
More Quantum cables coming
A Quantum news release notes that the cables to enable the Quantum Turbo battery to power both an SB-series strobe and a Kodak DCS or Nikon D1-series camera simultaneously will be available September 15. See the August 2001 entry on Quantum's news page for more information....
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon unveils G2
Darren Whitley notes that Canon has unveiled the 4MP Canon Powershot G2, an amateur digital camera and successor to last year's G1. It is expected to ship in September, and sports a list price of US$999. Digital Photography Review, Imaging Resource and Steve's Digicams each have posted first looks or...
August 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DCS Photo Desk 1.2 posted
Kodak has released DCS Photo Desk 1.2 for Mac and Windows.
August 21, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Turbo powers D30
Quantum's CD30 cable enables the Canon EOS D30 to be powered from the company's Turbo battery. The Speedlite 550EX flash can be powered simultaneously, even though the two devices operate at different voltages, says a Quantum news release. To power a D30 and 550EX from the Turbo, a QT48 dual...
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Quantum's FreeWire shipping soon
Quantum's FreeWire radio remote system is set to ship this month....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Metricom post-mortem delivered
The Standard offers a post-mortem on the bankrupt Metricom and its Ricochet wireless Internet service....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
McNally latest Nikon legend
This month's Legend Behind the Lens series at NikonNet profiles Joe McNally....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Cattrall pitches Coolpix
Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha Jones on the HBO television series Sex and the City, caused a stir when she appeared to pitch the Nikon Coolpix 775 digital camera during interviews with various networks over the weekend, including MSNBC. The grand prize winner of a Nikon summer photo contest will...
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Digital Journalist online
The August issue of The Digital Journalist is now online....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Miranda sells exposure action
Fred Miranda notes he is now selling, for US$4.50, a clever Photoshop 6 Action that eases the recovery of overexposed highlights in Canon EOS D30 RAW format photos. His web site is filled with other tools and tidbits of interest to D30 shooters; he is currently preparing to release a...
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar 512MB 12X card shipping
Lexar Media last week announced that its 512MB 12X CompactFlash card has commenced shipping. The company also announced an agreement through which Lexar will license and supply its flash controller technology to Viking Components....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
theimagefactory adds support
16 bit RGB support has been added to several theimagingfactory Photoshop 6.x plug-ins, including Noise Reduction, White Balance, White Point, Unsharp Mask, Unsharp Mask (Pro Version) and Convert to B&W (Pro Version; still in beta). In addition, a new plug-in called White Balance, designed to correct for colour problems when...
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1H photos posted
Scott Audette has posted several original, full-resolution D1H photos shot at ISO 800 and 1600....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
SprintScan updates
Firmware v1.40 for the Polaroid SprintScan 4000 fixes a problem with the APS Film Adapter and PolaColor Insight Pro version 5 or later. The Mac updater is here; the Windows updater is here....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
LuraTech releases plug-in
Digital Photography Review notes that LuraTech has released a JPEG 2000 compression plug-in for Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop. 30 day Trial versions of the US$80 plug-in are available....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon posts GPS tech note
Nikon has posted a technical note on connecting a GPS unit to the D1X or D1H....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
White House exhibit features D1
A photo exhibit at The White House Visitor Center in Washington DC features images shot with the Nikon D1 as part of White House Memories: The White House News Photographers Association, 1921-2001. The exhibit runs until September 2, 2001....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Fotoware releases Build
Fotoware has released Build 117 of FotoStation 4.5 for Mac and Windows. The web site does not indicate the changes in the latest release of the image browser....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Platypus workshop schedule this fall
The Fall 2001 Platypus Workshop is being held at the University of Hawaii from November 24 to December 1, 2001....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DigitalSauces add flavor
DigitalSauces.com is a new digital camera web portal built around a culinary theme....
August 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
FotoStation 4.5 updated to Build 116
Coming quick on the heels of the first public release of FotoStation 4.5 late last month, Build 116 appears to fix a problem with the trial version not functioning on machines that previously had v4.0 installed. It also appears to extend the trial period to 30 days, up from 15.
August 2, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Ricochet network to shut down Wednesday
Gary Fong notes that Metricom, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early last month, is set to shut down its 28.8 kbps and 128 kbps wireless Ricochet network, and sell off it and other assets, in an auction on August 16.
August 2, 2001 | FULL STORY 
FotoStation 4.5 Build 112 posted
The US$99 FotoStation 4.5 image browser for Mac and Windows adds several new features first seen in its workgroup-savvy sibling, FotoStation Pro 4.5, earlier this year. Changes include a complete rewrite of the image-handling engine, such that any format supported by Apple's QuickTime technology is now browsable in both the Mac and Windows versions of FotoStation, an increase, to 10,000, in the limit of files per folder that the program can handle, and a function for transferring photos from card to computer that includes renaming and image processing options.
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces 70-200F/2.8L IS
Canon has announced the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, a variant of its popular telephoto zoom that features the company's Image Stabilizing technology. The lens, which does not replace the current EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM in Canon's lens lineup, is expected to ship in September at a list price of...
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Card companies record loss
Lexar Media, Sandisk and SimpleTech have all announced second quarter earnings in the past week. All three companies recorded losses for the three months ending June 30....
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Verizon offers high speed
Verizon promises to launch its high-speed 3G wireless network sometime before the end of the year in the New York area....
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Fido offers customers high-speed bone
Canada's Fido wireless mobile phone carrier is poised to beginning to offer high-speed GPRS data services to its customers. The service will initially require the purchase of a CDN$500, Windows-only GPRS PC Card....
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 33 posted
Sports Shooter 33, Bert Hanashiro's email/web newsletter for professional sports photographers, is now posted....
August 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
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  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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