Monday, November 28, 2011
CyberLink today unveiled a new community, “I Am A Power Director”, for users of its PowerDirector video editing software. To become a Power Director, simply submit a testimonial — which can be a video, photo or short essay — describing the unique benefits of the program delivers to you. Visitors to the I Am A Power Director! community will be invited to vote for their favorite testimonials. Those who receive more than 100 votes will become PowerDirector Evangelists and will have the chance to win CyberLink’s PowerDVD 11 Ultra and PhotoDirector software, in addition to other prizes. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A new website called LightingDiagram.com provides a web-based software tool to allow customers to create photographic lighting diagrams and upload photographs to display alongside thier lighting diagram. Developed by ChimpWorks, the LightingDiagram app may be of interest to any photographer who would like to show off what lighting setup they used to create a particular photograph. As with any other web-based service, it is recommended that you read the terms and conditions before using the app.
Online graphics service provider Mister Clipping has launched in the UK for the first time, providing a photo-clipping service for professional-looking images starting at less than £1. Designed for graphic arts professionals, marketers, brand managers, advertising agencies, mail order services, and photographic studios, it allows users to choose the options they need for individual work paths, masks, resizing or scaling, re-colouring or retouching, or isolating images according to their needs. Through the Misterclipping.com website, users are able to upload and download images quickly, using its automated wizard. Mister Clipping provides a guarantee to isolate and return images via the application within 24 hours, regardless of the number of images to be processed.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A new, free Web-based service called Picfull is offering users an opportunity to apply high-quality photo filters to their images and monitor the changes in real time. Currently, there are eighteen filters to choose from, including Vintage, Pen Outline, Sepia, Old Photo, Pencil Strokes and more. Most of the effects can be fine-tuned using a set of sliders. You can apply one or several filters to your photo, and save the resulting image on your hard disk. (As with any service, it’s worth checking out the Terms and Conditions before trying out the effects on your photos.)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
PhotoShelter has increased the amount of online storage for Pro accounts from 100 gigabytes to 1 terabyte. The subscription fee for a PhotoShelter Pro account is $49.99/month or $549/year and that fee is unchanged with this upgrade. The account also includes 10 customisable website themes, e-commerce tools, advanced SEO, social media integration, and multiple file delivery options.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ritz & Wolf Camera & Image has just announced a revamp of its online imaging site RitzPix.com. The redesigned, Silverlight based site features a new look, enhanced photo editing tools and extended product offerings.To complement the product expansion, RitzPix.com has added a wider variety of themes including more than 50 new photo book layouts, new calendar and collage choices, and more.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ocean Leisure Cameras have just launched their website. A new photographic venture of Ocean Leisure, the UK’s premier marine and water sports superstore, Ocean Cameras offers a broad portfolio of underwater photo gear ranging from camera housings to accessories including filters, flashes and lenses. The new website also features a compilation of amazing underwater images and video footage taken on a mixture of compacts and DSLRs.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Corbis Images have announced a new online Portfolio that highlights the extensive inventory of its nine signature collections. The Corbis Portfolio collections feature a broad range of commercial, editorial and historical images; including studio portraits of celebrities, realistic and expressive images capturing today’s youth and their everyday experiences, conceptual photography, authentic shots showcasing people in everyday business and lifestyle situations, stock compositions in contemporary, casual and elegant settings, wildlife images, photographs showing nature’s great wonders, microscopic images and a historical photo album with more than 11 million irreplaceable images of key world events. The new online Portfolio is available at the website below.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Bowens has launched a new website dedicated to American photographers. The site contains latest information on over two hundred Bowens products complete with brochures, operating instructions and exclusive ‘how to’ videos developed by some of the world’s top photo-lighting experts. Also, American customers can buy directly from the website and have their goods shipped rapidly by UPS delivery from the company’s dedicated Chicago warehouse.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Nikon are running an online teaser campaign dubbed “I Am Coming” with a countdown of less than 34 hours. Recent Nikon rumours include the launch of new professional DSLRs and the company’s venture into compact system cameras. It seems that only time will tell (33 hours, 11 minutes and 8 seconds, to be exact)...
Website: I Am Coming
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Using an approach similar to that of Vimeo/YouTube, SoundCloud and Scribd, a new service called Picuous allows people to present their pictures in an interactive HTML5 player that makes it easy for their audience to share them with one-click simplicity. At the same time, the photographers are provided with detailed traffic statistics so they can keep track of their pictures online. “Some plateforms, such as Tumblr, already have picture “reblogging” and “liking” features,” says Martin Pannier, Cofounder & CEO, Picuous. “In fact, half of the the 14 million daily posts on Tumblr are picture posts, and these posts are the most shared, reblogged, and commented upon. But these features are only available inside the platforms, while Picuous makes them available cross-platform.”
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To commemorate its sixtieth anniversary, Tamron has announced the project “Eternity at a Moment - The Vision of 60 Photographers.” In this project, 60 photographers used Tamron’s 18-270mm Di II VC PZD lens to capture how they perceive “Eternity at a Moment.” Their creations will be displayed on Tamron’s special website and at a photographic exhibition. The official website launched today and is currently featuring the works of sixteen photographers. Further works will be posted to the site on 12th and 20th September. The offline exhibition will open its gates on 5th October in Tokyo, Japan.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Panasonic is launching a new photo sharing service called Lumix Club to coincide with the release of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 digital camera, which features Wi-Fi connectivity. The service offers external site link function to support easy Social Network Service posting using the DMC-FX90 without having to worry about complicated settings, the company says. The External Site Link function allows users to upload a photo or video to multiple sites (including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and YouTube) simultaneously. In the future, Lumix Club will provide additional functions such as a storage service, and album timeline display function and a device link function, which allows e.g. the photo of a faraway grandchild posted to Lumix Club to be viewed or downloaded using a Panasonic DIGA Blu-ray Disc recorder. The service will be available through the website below.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
World Photography Day takes place on August 19th 2011. Photographers are invited to capture their world and get involved at http://www.worldphotoday.org The w.orldphotoday.org website allows photographers from all walks of life to join in the celebration, and share what photography means to them.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Blurb has announced a new range of personalised notebooks. The high quality, high street look notebook is simple to create, easy to buy,with the delivery taking up to 7 days, it will be on your doorstep in no time. The creation software is free to download and notebooks start from £5.00.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Flickr has announced that it has reached another milestone - the 6 billionth photograph was uploaded to the site on Monday by user eon60. The photo, which depicts a Montbretia flower, was taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera. “Over the last few years Flickr has seen consistent growth, with uploads increasing over 20% year-over-year,” Flickr said in a statement.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Online backup experts MiMedia have teamed up with Digital Memories to offer customers a combined digitisation-backup service. Customers who enlist Digital Memories to scan photos will have the option to automatically pre-populate a MiMedia account. MiMedia offers 7GB of free storage space to any and all consumers, and Digital Memories customers with media collections larger than 7GB will still receive three months of MiMedia for free, with a discount on conversion.
ClickrChart is a new Web-based application aimed at identifying the most interesting photographers and their photos in the Flickr world. “ClickrChart extracts the top 100 most popular photos, using the secret interestingness recipe created by Flickr,” says ClickrChart owner Gianluca Merlo. “The website provides free daily, weekly and monthly charts as well as interviews with the most popular photographers in order to promote a photographic culture and encourage rookies to improve themselves.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Blurb has announced a new integration that enables Instagram users to quickly and easily turn their photos into professional-quality books. The Blurb integration automatically increases the resolution of Instagram camera phone images if necessary, making them suitable for a 7x7-inch square-format book. To create a book, users simply sign into their Instagram account on the Blurb website. The most popular image, based on the number of Instagram “likes”, is added to the cover. The most recent photos are then autoflowed into a book that can be previewed and purchased or edited using Blurb’s online bookmaking tool, Bookify. Pricing starts at under £7 ($11).
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Crowdbooks, a new platform that combines crowdfunding with photo book publishing, has officially launched. The concept is built on a model that brings together talented photographers and supporters of the arts with a quality-focused independent publisher. “Crowdbooks will create a passionate community wherein the artists and investors work hand-in-hand to bring a new photo book to life,” says Crowdbooks founder Stefano Bianchi. “For would-be investors, the Crowdbooks platform offers them an compelling opportunity to both support the arts and have a hand in the success of a photographic artist and the resulting book. The investors literally become a part of the book.” Crowdbooks currently features two projects and there are many more in the line-up for the upcoming weeks.