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Corel PaintShop Photo Software

Dennis Hissink
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Monday 1st, February 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

PMA 2010 News - Corel announced PaintShop Photo Pro X3, the latest version of its renowned digital photo editing program, that brings advanced photo management, editing and creative tools together to deliver everything the photo enthusiast needs in one package. Combining professional quality tools for organization and photo editing along with burning, sharing, and for the first time, high definition (HD) video capabilities, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 software has been developed to meet the evolving workflow needs of today’s digital photographer.

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DxO Optics software version 5

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 1st, February 2008

DxO Labs showcases DxO Optics Pro version 5, the latest version of its software application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v5 sets a new standard for image quality with its new RAW conversion engine. All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 on or after August 1, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5. DxO Optics Pro v5’s RAW conversion engine includes a completely new demosaicing algorithm which produces images with much more detail and fewer artifacts, setting a new standard in image quality. Demosaicing is the crucial step of RAW conversion during which the camera’s image sensor pattern is reconstructed as a visible image for the human eye.

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KIS PhotoBookPro photo album maker

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Monday 12th, March 2007

The PhotoBookPro photo album creation system, introduced last fall at the photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, makes its U.S. debut at the Photo Marketing Association trade show here, where it is the centerpiece of the KIS Photo-Me Group exhibit booth. An open-architecture production system that works very well with the company’s “Generation 2 & 3” DKS minilabs and is powered by a variant of its My Creativ’ Album software, PhotoBookPro automatically scores, joins, folds and binds picture pages into quality photo books up to 12x8 inches in size. Our new PhotoBookPro simplifies and accelerates the on-site production of picture books, calendars, greeting cards and other photo-based keepsakes.

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Color calibration solutions

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Sunday 11th, March 2007

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader and internationally known name in color technology, unveils its dynamic X-Rite-i1 Photo family of color management solutions for photographers and other digital imaging professionals - including a first-ever look at fast and easy spectro-driven color precision for gallery-quality affordability in RGB with the X-Rite All-New i1 PhotoLT - at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA ) International Convention Trade Show. The all-new X-Rite-i1 product line is the result of a merger with fellow worldclass color technology developer GretagMacbeth. The products are designed for seamless color management throughout the entire creative workflow.

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ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 Pro

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 8th, March 2007

ArcSoft, Inc. announced the release of ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 Pro at the PMA 2007 Convention. ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 Pro is for professional quality photostitching - turning any series of overlapping photos into a gorgeous panoramic image. While the application is similar to ArcSoft Panorama Maker, the newly released Pro version of the software is designed for professionals and sophisticated hobbyists and includes extensive manual fine-tuning options. “Panorama Maker Pro takes our existing photostitching technology and gives users much more control of the resulting panorama image,” said Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

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ArcSoft Print Creations

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 8th, March 2007

ArcSoft, Inc. announced the addition of three new applications to the ArcSoft Print Creations product suite at PMA 2007. Photo Book, Photo Calendar and Funhouse applications are now available for OEM licensing along with the existing Greeting Card application. Each software comes packed with a full set of professionally designed themes and layouts for all occasions and in all kinds of styles. End-users personalize the themes with their own digital pictures and text. OEMs can easily supply additional creative content. All of the Print Creations applications - Greeting Card, Photo Calendar, Album Page, Photo Book, and Funhouse - are available in both Windows and Macintosh versions for OEM licensing.

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For the digital work environment, software is highly important. The large volumes of digital pictures and videos should be stored, processed, and managed. Software is the binding link and is required to keep the large amount of data organized. The professional photographer has is already more accustomed to working with applied software. He uses editing programs like Photoshop, Aperture, Capture, etc to edit his RAW pictures, and he make use of archiving software in order to manage his videos and pictures. The amateur photographer does not seem to be ready for this. In-camera software is gradually becoming more popular, and storing data on a hard drive is the equivalent of an archive. Here's a great task for software manufacturers, to guide the novice photographer by means of user-friendly software, so that all those beautiful pictures and videos will still be accessible in the future. The PMA 2011 show provides an overview of various software solutions.