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May 31, 2012
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[iOS] Snapseed (Nik Software) Photo-editing App Went Free

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My favorite photo editing app (Snapseed, click here, $3 $5 usually) on the iPad (click here) went free today. No word about how long it will stay free (act quickly!). The app is made by Nik Software, well known for their professional Photoshop plug-ins (Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro, just to name some). The technology used in their desktop products has been implemented in the iOS app, first of all the patented U-point technology. I tried a lot of different photo editing apps on the iPad and this one is my very favorite. It’s intuitive to use yet powerful thanks to the U-point technology, which makes a real difference. Various filters are also provided. And it has a great black&white mode. It’s a professional tool imo. Best of all: RAW format is supported (and TIFF and clearly JPG). The usual sharing options (FB, Twitter, Instagram etc) are available. If you have an iDevice you really should try out this app. You won’t regret it. Works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with at least iOS 4.2.

UPDATE (snapseed still free): for a review of snapseed by DPreview click here. They write: In terms of sheer versatility, Snapseed is one of the best photography apps that I’ve used on any mobile platform, and treads the line between professional and amateur-focussed functionality very well.

[via heise.de]

World-wide iPad3 price check:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Digitalrev, eBay.au
Austria: PixMania AT, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.at
Belgium: PixMania BE, DigitalRev, eBay.be
Canada: Amazon.ca, newegg, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: DigitalRev, eBay
Finland: DigitalRev, eBay
France: PixMania FR, DigitalRev, eBay.fr
Germany: Wex Photographie, DigitalRev, eBay.de, PixMania DE
Hong Kong: Amazon, Adorama, Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Ireland: Amazon.uk, DigitalRev, eBay.ie
Italy: DigitalRev, PixMania IT, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay
Netherlands: PixMania NL, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev, eBay
Poland: DigitalRev, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: B&H, Adorama, Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: PixMania ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Suisse: DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.ch
Sweden: DigitalRev, eBay
Thailand: Amazon, DigitalRev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
United Kingdom: PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

 

May 31, 2012
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Want To Play With An EOS C300? There Is An App For That!

Thinking about getting an EOS C300 but $15,999 do really not fit into your budget? Or maybe you just want to play around with the settings (or mess them up) to learn the EOS C300 before taking the decision to buy or not? There is an app for that! Canon provided a nice menu simulator for the C300 (click here). A pretty useful tools that lets you move through the menu(s) and select the various buttons on the device.

[negativespaces via abelcine]

May 31, 2012
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[ebook] Free Adobe Lightroom3 eBook (German)

Another post for our German visitors. Publisher d-punkt is offering this book for free since a new edition covering LR4 will be available by the end of the month. Although the book covers the precedent release of LR, it remains useful. Lot of things (and work-flow steps) didn’t change from LR3 to LR4, hence the book is still a good introduction to LR. All aspects of the photographic work-flow are contemplated. Click here to download the book.

[via nachbelichtet]

May 31, 2012
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[Rumor] EOS 1D-X Delayed Even Further?

The info comes from CR. Looks like the mysteries around the shipment date of Canon’s next professional flagship are entering a new round. After shipping has been delayed for eight (8) months. Among the possible causes the following have been discussed: [...] blame being placed on battery approval in Japan, FCC approval in the United States, production issues with certain parts of the camera, serious firmware issues that had to be resolved [...]. Canon doesn’t say a word about the reasons. A few days ago we reported that first production models of the EOS-1D X are shipped to selected professional photographers for Euro 2012 and the Summer Olympics. Now CR reports that the 1D-Xs shipped to these selected photographers are indeed pre-production models, not production ones. If this is true, then Canon may definitely have some serious issues to solve with the EOS 1D-X. The mystery continues…

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

[via CR]

 

May 31, 2012
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[Humor] The “2012 World Photo Games” – Do Some Sports With Your Gear


This is just a little & funny video that fakes some sort of “Photographic Olympics”. “photographic” not because the best existing gear is used to shot pics, but because the gear is used to do the game. So, while you are waiting for the Summer Olympics in London to start, you may fantasize on what you could/would/may/will do to your photographic gear next time a picture doesn’t come out as you wanted, or you missed the shot of your life. The video was made by Canada based seller The Camera Store, and – no! – no working gear was used in the video. :-) This is not the first video of the sort made by these guys. You can watch an older one below. Have fun, and a nice day (or night)!

 [via Rob Galbraith via IR]

May 30, 2012
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[Pre-order] EOS 5D Mark III Available for Pre-Order at Amazon Germany

Hallo an Alle! Amazon Germany has the EOS 5D Mark III (body only) ready for pre-order for €3.299 (click here). No word about when it will ship. Click here for a review in German. More EOS 5D Mark III info in German: heise.de (click here), digitalkamera.de (click here), testberichte.de (click here).

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