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• Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 software with new membership. Available for Windows, Photoshop Elements 7 makes it quick and easy to organize, edit, create, and share photos with others. Photoshop Elements 7 customers will have the option to sign up for one year of membership on, extending the capabilities of the software by providing helpful templates and creative tutorials delivered on a regular basis. Other benefits include: automatic online backup and storage of photos and videos, access to photos and videos from virtually anywhere, and interactive options to share memories.
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•Canon USA Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., introduced the EOS 50D digital SLR camera with 15.1-megapixel resolution and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor. The 50D includes an expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo-editing features. Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down technology from Canon's professional digital SLR cameras, as well as a new Creative Auto Mode (CA) that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting adjustments conveniently.
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• Jobo AG

JOBO AG released the JOBO Mirage L, featuring 1GB of internal memory. The new frame stores up to 4,000 pictures and is designed with a 1024x768-pixel resolution that includes a contrast ratio of 400:1. This model features USB 2.0 high-speed capability and supports all popular memory cards such as CF, SD, MMC, MS, and xD. Also included with this model is a wall-mount kit and wireless remote-control unit for convenient operation from any location in a room.
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• Lensbaby, LLC

Lensbaby, LLC released three new lenses, including The Composer, The Muse, and The Control Freak, each featuring the Lensbaby Optic Swap system. The Muse and the Control Freak replace the current Original, Lensbaby 2.0, and Lensbaby 3G lenses, which will be phased out immediately. With the Composer, Lensbaby introduces a completely new lens, based on a ball-and-socket configuration that delivers smooth selective-focus photography with unparalleled ease of use.
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• Nikon

Nikon released the D90, a 12.3-megapixel, DX-format DSLR. Featuring Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image processing concept, the D90 allows users to record High Definition (HD) movie clips with sound. Additional highlights include Live View, automatic sensor cleaning, Active D-Lighting, Picture Controls, and compatibility with Nikon's newly announced GP-1 GPS unit for convenient geotagging.
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• Sony

SONY unveiled the Alpha 900 DSLR with 25.7 megapixels. The company's new flagship camera supports Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home, Professional), Windows 2000 Professional, and Mac OS X (including later versions) and is compatible with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses. Not only can the camera use the rechargeable NP-FM500H battery pack, but it can also use the AC-Q900AM AC adapter/charger (for 100-240V), which includes a function that quickly charge two battery packs in turn.
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• Pioneer Photo Albums

Pioneer Photo Albums has a brand new series titled: "Live, Laugh, Love: Embroidered Scrapbooks and Photo Albums. The 12x12 Scrapbook (MB-10LLL/S) contains 20 top-loading pages, 10 sheet protectors, and 10 heavy-white paper inserts. They are shipped in embroidered leatherette frame covers in black only. The 2-up 4x6 photo album (DA-200LLL/S) holds 200 photos with optically clear pockets and shaded paper background. The smallest of the series, the LLL-46, is 1-up and holds 36 4x6 pictures. These like the others, are shipped in embroidered leatherette frame covers in black only.
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• Casio America, INC.

Casio America, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released three new high-profile additions to its Exilim family of digital cameras. The 10.1-effective-megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z300 and the 9.1-effective-megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z250 both deliver high-resolution images and functionality made possible by a new Casio imaging engine for high-speed image processing. The 9.1-effective-megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z85 camera features a stylish design.
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• Sawgrass Technologies

Sawgrass Technologies introduced the EXD-900, a compact 42-inch inkjet printer. Compact and easy to use, the EXD-900 features a "wide model" printhead with 360 nozzles per color for high-resolution output up to 720x1440 dpi. Developed for use with Sawgrass' SubliM sublimation ink, the four-color ink configuration achieves superior line sharpness, true photo-quality continuous tones, smooth transitions, and a wide color gamut. The printer offers multiple resolutions for enhanced control of output for high-quality or high-speed output. Users can take advantage of Easy-Fill Cartridges that provide the cleanliness and control of a closed system with the cost effectiveness of a bulk ink system. The EXD-900 has an optional "Take Up Reel" that prevents head strikes during high-speed/high-density jobs and enables production speeds up to 233 sf/hr.
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