News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.

Canon has announced the new consumer-level DSLR: EOS 500D or Digital Rebel T1i in the US or Kiss Digital X3 in Japan.
Main changes or new features with respect to EOS 450D are the following:

From today the site has a brand new look, with an appealing template that will ease content retrieval and speedup browsing, even via a mobile device.

Also commenting system has been improved, for example you can include You Tube links in your comments.

Enjoy it!


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Adobe has released version 2.3 of Lightroom: some performance and stability issues have been fixed and support for Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 has been introduced.

Link to download here: for Windows and Macintosh.

Adobe has published a minor update of Photoshop CS4 to version 11.0.1.

It is mainly a maintenance release with fixes of performance and stability issues.

The update is available through the program itself of via download at this link: for Windows and for Macintosh.

Neat Image has released the new version 6 of its noise removal software plugin for Apple Aperture 2.1.

Basically, it ports to Aperture the features and quality provided in the latest version of the Photoshop plugin.

Link to Aperture version news available here.

Phase One has updated the Capture One products (RAW conversion software) to version 4.6.

Support for new cameras are added: Nikon D3X, Canon 5D Mark II for sRAW1 and sRAW2 formats, Olympus E-30 and a few others. Also new features and enhancements are introduced, like new option for color editing, more options for camera remote control (tethered shooting), load/save workspace (only for Mac version), improved performance.

Link to download new version is here.