Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Adobe Updates Camera RAW 4.1

Adobe Updates Camera RAW 4.1: "Adobe Announces Photoshop Camera Raw 4.1 Update and DNG Converter

An update to the free Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in from Adobe will be available for download on this Friday, June 1st. The Camera Raw 4.1 update includes improved noise reduction and sharpening tools and raw file support for 13 additional camera models and camera backs. This update also builds on the raw file support integrated in the Photoshop family of products."

Sunday, May 27, 2007

World's most expensive camer - $792,333 "VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The world's oldest commercially produced camera - built in 1839 in the early days of photography - was auctioned off Saturday for nearly $800,000, an auction house said.

The camera, a Daguerreotype by Susse Freres of France, went to an anonymous online bidder for $792,333, which also makes it the world's most expensive camera, the Vienna gallery and auction house WestLicht said in a statement.

The camera, which was found in an attic in Germany by a professor, is made of soft wood and weighs between 11 and 13 pounds, WestLicht director Peter Coeln told Austrian radio. He said it was likely to have been built before August 1839."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Kodak to stop making low-end digital cameras -

Kodak to stop making low-end digital cameras - "23 May 2007 - Kodak has said that it is to pull out of the low-end digital camera market following poor sales.

The company who has until recently focused its cameras on newcomers to the digital photography field announced it intentions at the JPMorgan Technology Conference in Boston.

'We're going to be abandoning the low-end of the digital camera business. As everyone knows, we're not making much money there. Now we have our own CMOS sensors, so you might see us going down in price because we can make money', said the company’s president Antonio Perez. "

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NYCLU: City to reform film-permit scheme to settle suit brought by documentary filmmaker

NYCLU: City to reform film-permit scheme to settle suit brought by documentary filmmaker: "May 23, 2007 -- In a settlement released today, New York City has agreed to create, for the first time, written rules governing the issuance of permits for film makers and photographers. Under the new rules, which are to be published Friday in the City Record, film makers and photographers using hand-held equipment no longer will be required to obtain city permits or to have $1 million of insurance."

Friday, May 4, 2007

Yahoo to shut down Yahoo Photos service, push Flickr - Yahoo! News

Yahoo to shut down Yahoo Photos service, push Flickr - Yahoo! News: "SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) is shutting down Yahoo Photos, an online photo storage site, and asking users to move instead to its Web 2.0 photo sharing site, Flickr, a Yahoo official said.

In June, tens of millions of registered users of Yahoo Photos will be notified of various options including upgrading to Yahoo's Flickr service or various outside-photo storage sites, according to Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield."