PMA 2018 Report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ArcSoft, Inc. announced the release of ArcSoft Cut-It-Out at the PMA 2007 Convention. Cut-It-Out is a new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that allows users to separate objects in digital photos from their backgrounds, creating a mask. The segmentation technology provides a fast and accurate solution for complex object extraction. “Creating pro-level photo editing masks may now be achieved with unprecedented time savings and ease-of-use,” said Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “The Cut-It-Out plug-in gives users a preview of our high-end photo editing technology offerings which we will be expanding over the course of the year.”
Datacolor, a world leader in color technology, announced the arrival of ColorVision PrintFix Pro 2.0. The free software upgrade to its TIPA award winning PrintFix Pro and PrintFix Pro Suite printer profiling solutions are now available for download at the ColorVision web site.The PrintFix Pro 2.0 upgrade gives photographers and designers valuable new features to enhance the quality of tinted and black and white prints. Features include a new gray axis algorithm, advanced profiles settings, and new soft proof capabilities-allowing preview of custom profiles and settings before making a test print. Users may also build a range of custom printer profiles for differing black and white tints.