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New Products and Services


Image3D launched a special program for professional photographers, enabling them to become authorized dealers of Celebrations3D products. Celebrations3D products are custom View-Master-style reels and viewers that feature photographers' photos enhanced with 3D graphics--without the need for special 3-D cameras or equipment. Celebrations3D can be used to display photographs of clients' wedding photos, family portraits, and special occasion photography. Photographers enrolled in the free Celebrations3D Authorized Dealer Program will receive special discounts,exclusive access to support services, and sales materials for use with clients.


Lacie announced three new ways to carry digital content--Lacie itsaKey, iamaKey and PassKey USB key drives. The compact key-shaped design conveniently fits in a pocket or on a key ring. The itsaKey and iamaKey store up to 8 gigabytes of files. Alternatively, the PassKey has a built-in microSD card reader, which allows users to use their memory cards as stylish and handy USB keys.


ImageSpan Inc., introduced LicenseStream Creator 2.0, a new version of its licensing automation platform that opens content for business to accelerate online distribution and to increase revenues. With LicenseStream 2.0, content creators of all types--from individual creators to enterprises--now gain the ability to publish content directly to the web and global search engines, enabling anyone in the world to find their search-optimized content and pay for it with a mouse click.


Fundy SOS released Fundy Album Builder 2.1. Using Photoshop actions and scripts, the program allows photographers to design spreads with a few clicks of the mouse. In addition to improved functionality, the new update allows for easy, one-click installation. By working in Photoshop, Fundy Album Builder allows the photographer full access to their action palette as they design the album. Photographers can apply any action from their action palette at any time during the design process to one, two or all of the images on the page--a feature unique to Fundy Album Builder.


jill-e designs introduced an oversized leather rolling bag with telescoping handle and lots of pockets. Designed with configurable storage areas, the bag can accommodate virtually every piece of equipment a photographer might want to bring along --including a 17-inch laptop computer--and still fit down the aisle of a commercial airplane. The bag comes in black leather with a white stitching and gold hardware accents.


Canon U.S.A., introduced two new Tilt-Shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L. Both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L are specialty lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system SLR cameras.

An innovative feature on both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L lenses is Canon's new TS Revolving System. This feature allows tilting and shifting lens movements to be adjusted in parallel or at right angles to each other, with detents at 45° intervals. Additionally, once the TS Revolving System has been set, the orientation of the entire lens can be rotated freely through a range of 90°, with detents at 30° intervals.