JOBO AG (www.jobo.com) introduced two digital picture frames. The JOBO Photo Display PDJ701 and PDJ700 both feature a 7" high-resolution and TFT-Color-LCD display, an Acrylic frame design and modern metal trim.
KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC. (www.kingston.com) has posted the latest installment of Ask the Icon, an interactive feature that is part of Kingston's 'Icons of Photography' microsite. Questions submitted by photographers from France, Denmark, Romania, and the United States are being addressed by one of Kingston's four Icon photographers participating in the program: Harry Benson, Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller.
NURIZON (www.nurizon-software.com) released Acolens, software for correction of optical deficiencies. The new software is available as version 1.7.0. Based on highly precise lens calibration methods, Acolens corrects optical image distortions, vignetting, and focus fall-off toward the edges. Acolens users can download the update free in the "Acolens Studio" at the company website.
SOFTWARE CINEMA (www.software-cinema.com) announced the second title of its interactive training line for Adobe Photoshop CS3. The new series instructs viewers on the intricacies of photo enhancement and workflow. Digital artist Eddie Tapp, who was recently inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, teaches the series.
SQUARESPACE INC. (www.squarespace.com) released Squarespace, which helps photographers without Web development experience to create online portfolios. The intuitive interface allows members to construct a Web presence around their galleries in a way that maintains a distinct look and feel. Because Squarespace's gallery creation tools are part of a larger site management solution, photographers can take advantage of features such as search engine optimization, pages, and blogging components.
SPITFIRE PHOTO PRO (www.spitfirephoto.com) developed by Virtual Moment, LLC, announced a partnership with Stanford University to streamline the Athletic Department's online digital archive (www.stanfordphoto.com). With Spitfire Photo, Stanford Athletics will have increased flexibility in workflow and in promoting an archival website.
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Michael J. Hunter has been appointed Vice President of Marketing for Olympus Imaging America Inc. (www.olympusamerica.com) In this role, he will lead all marketing activity for the company's consumer electronics product line, including digital cameras, professional digital SLR (single lens reflex) imaging systems, as well as related underwater products and accessories, digital and microcassette recorders, digital media and binoculars.
AGORA GALLERY (www.agora.gallery.com) presents Pixel Perfect October 26 through November 15, 2007, at 530 West 25th Street, New York. The Pixel Perfect exhibition brings together digital artists from around the world with exceptional talent.
THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART (www.sbmuseart.org) presents "Oliver Gagliani: Scores of Abstraction," on view October 13, 2007, through January 13, 2008. Showcasing the virtuosity of his elegant black-and-white prints, this exhibition of approximately 25 prints, mostly taken in Yosemite and the gold country, focuses on the intimate and abstract patterns created by such subject matter as patched and mended tents.