BenVista is proud to launch the official successor of their digital image enlargement software, PhotoZoom Pro which is available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Over the past years, PhotoZoom Pro has proven itself to be one of the leading products for digital image resizing, renowned for its patented “S-Spline” algorithm. Now, with PhotoZoom Pro 2, BenVista introduces a new and even more efficient technique: “S-Spline XL”. S-Spline XL enlargements look very photorealistic and natural and can be tweaked to the professional user’s liking.
Ulead Systems, a subsidiary of InterVideo and a 17-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus, an enhanced companion to its market-leading DVD MovieFactory 5 standard version. "When we released DVD MovieFactory 5 in March, it earned high praise for its ease-of-use and intuitive DVD authoring," said Eldon C. M. Liu, president of Ulead. "The Plus version offers additional creative content and templates. Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the expanded disc burning functionality, multi-format disc copying, support for music DVDs and Blu-ray Direct-to-Disc burning."
Nikon USA has begun shipping the new Capture NX software to Nikon authorized retailers across the nation. Capture NX is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy-to-understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image-editing applications, says the company. The software can be used with JPEG- and TIFF-format images from any source. Its newly patented U Point technology offers photographers a simplified way to edit their pictures by enabling them to enhance specific areas of a picture selectively, without the use of masks, selections, or blayers.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is upgrading its "Ultimate" line of CompactFlash memory cards by preloading the cards with Ontrack's EasyRecovery Professional software version 6.1. Kingston's Ultimate line of Compact Flash cards is targeted for professional and advanced amateur photographers. The Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional software provides data recovery capabilities for lost digital photos. In addition, Kingston will increase the sustained write speed on its 2/4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards from 100x to 133x and will add a new 8-GB capacity card with a write speed of 133x to the line.
DxO Labs announces today availability of a free, Windows PC public beta release of DxO Optics Pro v4 for all digital photographers to download from the website of DxO. DxO Optics Pro software improves the image quality of Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras and advanced digicams. DxO Optics Pro is the award-winning digital image enhancement tool incorporating revolutionary optics, noise and exposure corrections in an easy-to-use, feature rich application for Mac and PC users. "DxO Optics Pro v4 brings a wealth of true innovations including faster throughput and significantly improved control over color and optical performance," said Luc Marin, vice president of the Photography Business Unit at DxO Labs.
Ulead Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Inter-Video Inc., is bringing fresh enjoyment to home video projects by allowing users to create soundtracks in high-quality 5.1-channel surround sound. Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus video editing software includes full 5.1-channel surround sound support with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator. "Surround sound adds enormously to the richness of the video experience," said Eldon C. M. Liu, president of Ulead. "With VideoStudio 10 Plus, one click adds high-quality surround sound in the same format used by professional studios. The results are simply breathtaking." VideoStudio 10 Plus simplifies the process of enhancing home videos and DVDs with surround sound.
Sharpcast, Inc., a pioneer in personal media synchronization and management, today released Sharpcast Photos Beta, an solution that delivers the absolute simplest way to share, sync, back up and access digital photos from anywhere. Sharpcast Photos keeps PCs, the web and mobile phones automatically in sync, so people can view their photo collection from any time and anywhere they want, whether they are online or off. Current Sharpcast Photos Alpha users can upgrade. Sharpcast Photos eliminates the complexities of accessing, sharing and backing up photos by keeping a person’s desktop photo collection automatically synced with the web, other PCs and optionally with a mobile phone.
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the public beta of Adobe Lightroom software for the Windows platform, a digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers. Now available for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms, Adobe Lightroom beta is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. Windows-based photographers now have the opportunity to assist with the development of Lightroom by testing this new beta download and submitting feedback to the Adobe Labs forums at the Adobe website. A significant number of professional photographers operate on the Windows platform.