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March 2001 News  
Photoshop update pulled
MacNN reports that Adobe yesterday mistakenly posted, then pulled, a Photoshop 6.01 update. The Macintosh news site says that the update will be posted for real "shortly."...
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Time for a change
Ted Grudzinski reminds that for most North Americans, this Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST). He suggests that photographers remember to wind forward the clock on their digital camera to ensure the correct time is stamped into picture files. Much of Europe and parts of Asia moved...
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Fetch tests new version
The test version of the popular Fetch FTP client for Mac has reached 4.0b7 for both Mac OS X and previous versions of the Mac OS....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Drivesavers offers data recovery
Drivesavers in Novato, California has been offering data recovery from both Flash memory PC Cards and CompactFlash, as well as the IBM Microdrive, for about a year. The price varies based on turnaround time and the difficulty of the recovery. As an example, Flash memory-based cards up to 999MB in...
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak studies CMOS/CCD sensors
Kodak R&D's monthly tech brief looks at the differences between CMOS sensors (such as that found in the Canon EOS D30) and CCD sensors (such as those found in its line of digital SLR cameras)....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Flash FAQ offers tidbits
 The Canon EOS Flash FAQ, while outdated, offers interesting information on flash trigger sync voltage and other tidbits....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sascom updates adapter
Go2Mac.com notes that Sascom has updated their innovative international power adapter....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Another version for Jobminder
Jobminder, the photo assignment database software that originated at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has reached v5.5....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Morris strobe information available
Tallyn's Professional Photographic Supply has a detailed page of information on Morris portable strobes with built-in slaves....
March 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X/D1H PDF brochure posted
Nikon has posted a PDF of the 16 page brochure on the D1X and D1H that, says Ian Maw, is being handed out at the CeBIT event in Germany. Also available is a smaller 2 page brochure. Maw also notes that the units of the new cameras Nikon has on...
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Genuine Fractals offers discount
An update to a March 19th Quick Link posting: While Altamira is offering a 30% discount off the list price of its Genuine Fractals fractal compression and scaling software products (except for Genuine Fractals LE) through the end of the month, Luke Granfield notes that the reduced prices are for...
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
LetsGoDigital posting reports
The website LetsGoDigital.nl is posting regular English and Dutch language reports on digital photography news at CeBIT....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
PhotoNorth.com eh?
PhotoNorth.com contains a comprehensive database of Canadian photography web sites....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
3G onstream faster than predicted
Dave Hawkins notes an article on the Motley Fool web site suggesting that 3G wireless data services are to come on stream faster than some industry pundits predict....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Dale presents Photoshop workshop
Former National Geographic staffer Bruce Dale will be conducting a workshop "for photographers using Photoshop on laptop computers" August 27 to September 1, 2001 near Sante Fe, New Mexico. Dale's work was recently featured on Nikon.Net....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
iView PhotoMover takes direct upload
The US$15 iView PhotoMover 2.0 (web site still lists v1.5 only) enables direct upload of photos from the US$45 iView MediaPro image cataloger to several consumer photo storage sites, including Club Photo, Zing, Sony ImageStation, Nikon.Net, FotoTime and PhotoPoint....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Saychesese.com line
SayCheese.com Japan, the Japanese language version of Lexar Media's digital photography education site SayCheese.com, is now online....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Wireless gadgets unveiled
The AP looks at some of the new wireless gadgets unveiled at the CTIA Wireless 2001 show in Las Vegas last week. Meanwhile, Reuters has a report on new mobile phones introduced by Nokia, Ericsson and others at CeBIT in Germany that feature support for GPRS wireless data....
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
OS X thoughts given
Todd Buchanan upgraded his Mac Titanium Powerbook to OS X late last week and sends these thoughts:
March 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces high-resolution DCS 760 digital SLR
Kodak this morning has announced the DCS 760, a 6MP, 1.5 fps (for up to 24 frames), ISO 80-400 Nikon F5-based digital SLR that appears to borrow heavily from the user interface design of the recently-released DCS Pro Back.
March 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Genuine Fractals discount offered
Altamira is offering a 30% discount off the list price of its Genuine Fractals fractal compression and scaling software products (except for Genuine Fractals LE) through the end of the month. The reduced prices are available only when purchasing software directly from Altamira, and appear to be for boxed versions...
March 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Flylight illuminates laptop keyboards
Joaquin Siopack notes that Kensington's US$20 Flylight Notebook USB Light illuminates the keyboard of laptops with USB ports....
March 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Bootcamp explores multimedia
The First Annual Multimedia Summer Bootcamp is for "for visual journalists who are interested in exploring multimedia." The six day program kicks off May 26, 2001 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina....
March 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Novatel card reviewed
PC Magazine looks at the Novatel Wireless Merlin for Ricochet Type II PC Card; earlier this year they posted a short story on Metricom's USB modem....
March 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Palm unveils new handhelds
Palm today has officially unveiled two new handhelds: the b/w m500 and 16-bit colour m505. Both devices feature a MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital expansion slot and improved wireless connectivity....
March 19, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Starbucks goes wireless
Greg Anderson notes that MobileStar, an ISP that specializes in providing wireless 802.11b (i.e. Apple Airport-compatible) Internet access in hotels and airports across the US, is currently rolling out their service to hundreds of Starbucks locations in two states. By the end of this month, the company plans to have...
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Apple posts Airport software
Apple has posted Airport 1.3 software for its wireless Ethernet system....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage adds features
Qimage Pro has been revved to QImage Pro 2001 v1.1. The Windows batch printing and digital camera image processing application continues to add new features at a feverish pace....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
POY winners online
The winning photos from the 58th Annual Pictures of the Year (POY) photojournalism competition are online....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
POY judging looked at
The March issue of The Digital Journalist includes a behind-the-scenes look at POY judging....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Skin tone article posted
John Cowley has posted a step-by-step article on improving skin tones that have a "pancake makeup" look....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Smartphone reviewed
The New York Times has a review of the new US$500 Kyocera Smartphone QCP 6035, a combination CDMA phone and Palm handheld....
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
PC wireless data card announced
Sierra Wireless and Canada's Telus have jointly announced a wireless data PC Card that will offer throughput of 144kbps across compatible CDMA networks, including Telus's Mobility digital network. The card is expected to be available by the end of this year, though CDMA networks, such as those operated by Sprint...
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Unsharp masking piece published
Ron Thompson notes that creativepro.com has published the second part of Bruce Fraser's piece on unsharp masking. This installment looks at sharpening in two stages (I process I strongly advocate for digital camera photos shot through a low pass filter, as is the case with the D1, D30 and Kodak...
March 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak drops DCS 560, 660 price to US$7995
Kodak Professional's Mike DeWoody indicates that the US list price for the DCS 560 and DCS 660 cameras, Kodak's 6MP SLR models based on Canon and Nikon bodies, respectively, has dropped to US$7995. The price change is effective immediately.
March 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Photoshop 6.01 update
Michael J. Treola notes that Adobe has released a Photoshop 6.01 updater for Mac and Windows that fixes numerous bugs in the latest version of the industry-standard image editing application.
March 9, 2001 | FULL STORY 
20 million Canon EF lenses produced
Canon this week announced that 20 million Canon EF lenses have been produced since 1987....
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Short Course offers firmware update
A technician from Lexar Media will be on-site at the Northern Short Course in Hartford, Connecticut next week. Brad Ras will be updating Lexar Media CompactFlash cards with firmware that solves a startup delay for Nikon D1 shooters. The company is working on a utility that would enable users to...
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar works on Jumpshot
Craig Hibbert notes that in late January, Lexar Media updated their USB Jumpshot driver for Mac to v1.2. The changes are unspecified....
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
UK freelancers in dispute
A dispute between The Scotsman newspaper group in the UK and its freelance photographers over contract terms has come to a head this week. The web site Editorial Photographers UK (EPUK), which includes extensive coverage of the dispute from the point of view of the photographers, notes that a March...
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Genuine Fractals offers testimonials
Altamira, maker of Genuine Fractals software, has revamped its web site to include photographer testimonials....
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon digital sales strong
In a Reuters story, a Nikon spokesman says that the Japanese manufacturer is currently experiencing strong digital camera sales. Despite this, their stock took a 7.5% tumble on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday after the company's announcement of a reduction in the sales forecast for stepper units in the 2001/2002...
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
3G may be slower
The much-hyped 3G wireless mobile revolution may end up delivering slower than promised data speeds, later than expected, says The Standard....
March 3, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Quantum Mechanic Pro, Band Aide updated
Bug fix updates of two popular digital camera noise removal plug-ins are now posted:
March 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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