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

Last Friday (March 14th) Adobe released the new versions of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (for Photoshop CS3): Lightroom 1.4 and ACR 4.4. Essentially a minor upgrade: support for new cameras, color noise working also on black&white images and a fix/improvement when dealing with extreme color correction (camera calibration function), infact you will find a new ACR 4.4 Profile available in the "Camera Calibration" tab.

Today Olympus has announced the new low-end E-420 DSLR, the smallest DSLR in the market, yet packed with advanced features.

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Apple has released Aperture 2, the new version of its popular image processing software for Mac.

Major areas of changes are: redesigned user interface, faster operations (expecially image browsing) and more image processing features (officialy they are "over 200").

See the official page for Aperture at this link http://www.apple.com/aperture/

Adobe announced that it will discontinue the Adobe Stock Photos service as of April 1, the official reason is "to focus effort in other areas".

The famous site DPreview for Digital Photography with high rated reviews has launched a lens review section.

Sony has announced another two DSLRs to join its Alpha family, that place between the recently announced A200 and flagship A700.