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July 2001 News  
SimpleTech and Hitachi agree
SimpleTech and Hitachi have announced a comprehensive agreement that will see SimpleTech provide exclusive assembly and sale of Hitachi flash memory products, including CompactFlash cards, in the US. Former vendors of Hitachi CompactFlash products, including Delkin, Microtech, Dane-Elec and others, have recently switched away from Hitachi CompactFlash components to ones...
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
AT&T rolls out high speed
AT&T Wireless has begun to roll out GPRS data across its digital mobile phone network. The service kicked off last week in Seattle, and requires a Motorola Timeport 7382i handset. GPRS, a protocol for transmitting data across a GSM wireless connection, should enable the transmission of digital photographs several times...
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar announces card reader
Lexar Media has announced a US$30 USB CompactFlash Reader, similar in size and appearance to their current USB Jumpshot cable, that doesn't require the installation of a driver on Mac (including OS X) or PC to operate, and is compatible with most brands of CF cards. Microtech recently unveiled a...
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
UK Photographics offers service to pros
UK Photographics offers a number of services to the professional photographer, including image resale, an online shop and a web-based, subscription-only photography magazine called In Focus. The May 2001 issue of the magazine may be viewed for free....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
RitData unveils 1.6GB microdrive
Digital Photography Review notes that RitDATA, a subsidiary of Taiwanese manufacturer Ritek, has announced a 1.6GB CompactFlash Type II miniature hard drive, similar in design to the IBM Microdrive....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Digimarc identifies water marks
 Digimarc Imagebridge Reader v2.5 for Windows identifies watermarked images from within Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
gMovie added to PDAs
gMovie Maker and gMovie Player enable Mac and Windows users to convert and play back still photos and movie files on a Palm OS PDA....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Apple unveils new Macs
At last week's MacWorld Expo in New York, Apple unveiled a new line of desktop Macs, iMacs, iDVD 2.0 and OS X 10.1. The hardware is coming available now; the new DVD authoring application, and update of OS X, are expected in September. During the Expo keynote, Apple CEO Steve...
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sandisk 512MB card expected
Sandisk's 512MB CompactFlash Type I card is expected to hit store shelves in the US, Japan and Europe by later this week. Sandisk estimates the selling price to be about US$600....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Wimberley Sidekick reviewed
Uwe Steinmueller looks at the Wimberly Sidekick tripod attachment at Digital Outback Photo....
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Short Course scheduled for fall
The Flying Short Course 2001 traveling seminar for newspaper, magazine and television photographers will be touching down in five cities this October: Charlotte, NC, Syracuse, NY, Milwaukee, WI, Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA. The NPPA web site provides additional scheduling information. Current and past Best of Photojournalism annual photo...
July 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Camera reset fix for D1X now available
Nikon USA, Nikon Canada (and perhaps other regions as well) have issued a letter to D1X customers this week, informing them that Nikon will, at no charge, update the camera to remove an instance of the camera's settings reverting to a default state.
July 21, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 2.0r15 for Mac posted
Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro 2.0r15 for Mac, posted today, add support for the Protect feature of Nikon D-series cameras, enabling shooters to tag images in the camera and have that tag automatically recognized when files are browsed.
July 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DCS 760 and D1X compared
Digital Photography Review compares the Kodak DCS 760 and Nikon D1X....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
ColorVision bundles Elements
ColorVision is now bundling Adobe Photoshop Elements with several of its products, including the excellent Monitor Spyder hardware calibrator. In addition, Real World Photoshop 6 is bundled with the same set of products, but only until July 31....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Panic eases transmitting
Transmit 1.7b1 from Panic Software is the company's first crack at porting the popular US$25 Mac FTP application to OS X....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
dynamism.com imports small PC laptops
The web site dynamism.com imports to the US the latest Japan-market PC laptops, including several super-light models that may never reach North American shores....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
High-speed wireless looked at
ZDNet looks at the "hard reality" of implementing 3G high-speed wireless data services....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage adds support
QImage Pro 2001 v2.5 adds support for embedded ICC profiles, among other changes....
July 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Illustrated's Leading Off features another D1X photo
The July 16, 2001 issue of Sports Illustrated features yet another Nikon D1X photo in the magazine's Leading Off section. The double-truck swimming picture by photojournalist Lucas Gilman, shot at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs during Rich Clarkson's Sports Photography Workshop last month, is at least the second from the D1X to grace the opening pages of the weekly sports magazine since the camera was released.
July 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
iView improves stability
iView MediaPro 1.1 for Mac OS 9 and OS X improves program stability, fixes minor bugs and adds support for images larger than 4000 pixels, among other changes. It's a free update for registered users of a previous version of MediaPro; otherwise, a single license is US$45....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Apple recalls adapters
Several readers noted Apple's recent recall of certain older, black-case power adapters for the Powerbook G3....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Newsday looks at digital manipulation
A New York Newsday piece looks at image manipulation in the digital age....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
ACD annouces FotoSlate plug-in
ACD Systems has announced FotoSlate, a US$20 printing plug-in for the company's ACDSee 3.1 (SR1) Windows image browser....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DiMAGE 7 reviewed
Digital Photography Review examines a production Minolta DiMAGE 7....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New plug-ins offered
Photoshop plug-ins for correcting barrel and fisheye lens distortion, applying luminance-only sharpening, conversion to black and white and more are available from theimagingfactory....
July 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts D30 software updates
Canon has posted free updates to three of its software components for the Canon EOS D30:
July 12, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts Camera Manager
Kodak has posted Camera Manager 1.0 for Windows. A thread in the robgalbraith.com forums provides additional information....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Metricom files Chapter 11
Gary Fong notes that Metricom has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while it attempts to reorganize itself. The company provides Ricochet high-speed wireless Internet access in a handful of cities across the US. The service is used by several US newspaper photo departments to quickly transmit photos from the...
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X reviewed
The Web abounds with Nikon D1X reviews and commentary:
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New versions of Bibble and QImage
Bibble for Windows has reached v2.99f. QImage Pro 2001 is now at v2.22....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Toshiba announces 5 GTB card hard drive
Toshiba has officially announced their 5GB Type II PC Card hard drive. The card, which is expected to be compatible with Kodak's DCS 700 series cameras, as well as most card readers that accept Type II-size PC Cards, has a suggested list price of US$499. A press release indicates that...
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
July Digital Journalist online
The July issue of The Digital Journalist is now online....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 32 posted
Sport Shooter 32, Bert Hanashiro's email/web newsletter, is now posted....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Color profiler shipping
MonacoEZcolor 2.0, a US$299 software suite for, among other things, creating and editing ICC printer profiles, is now shipping for Mac and Windows. An upgrade from previous versions is US$99....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New Ratoc driver squashes bug
Ratoc's REX-CBFW Driver 2.1 fixes a bug affecting the company's FireWire PC Card for Mac with OS 9.1....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
ACDSee compatible with OS X
ACDSee for Mac has reached v1.6. Included in the revision is OS X compatibility....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New Nokia will support GPRS
Nokia has announced that their upcoming 8390 mobile phone, available at the end of this year, will support GPRS data over North American GSM-protocol networks....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Managing color
Bruce Fraser describes how to get a handle on colour management at creativepro.com....
July 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Firmware update utility for Lexar CompactFlash nearing release
Lexar Media has stepped up efforts to complete a Mac/Windows utility that will update the firmware in the company's higher-capacity CompactFlash cards.
July 2, 2001 | 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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