News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.
Canon has updated Digital Photo Professional software to version 3.8.0 (Win) / 3.8.1 (Mac), EOS Utility v 2.8.1, Picture Style Editor v 1.7.0, WFT Utility v 3.5.1, Original Data Security Tools v 1.8.0.
Main updates for DPP are the support for the next EOS 550D / Rebel T2i and (finally) the addition of an horizon correction function to the Trimming Tool - before just 90° rotations were supported!
The updates can be downloaded from this link (click the "Drivers & Downloads" tab and select your operating system).
At the CES (consumer electronics show) event in Las Vegas, the new standard for USB has been presented: the 3.0, also called Super Speed USB. The differences with current 2.0 high speed USB is of course higher speed thanks to 5 lines/wires communication instead of 4 ones (it should be around 10 times USB 2!) and a lower power consumption.
We will sure see it soon in cameras, already 17 devices (mainly portable drives and high end portable PCs) seem to be USB 3 certified.
Apple has released Aperture v 3, its professional photo management and raw conversion application only for Mac.
Announced improvements/additions should be more than 200 (Apple said), where notable ones are the following:
The new version costs 199 $ (in the US) or 99$ for upgrade from previous versions.
Full announcement on Apple website at this link.
Neat Image, popular Photoshop plugin and standalone application for noise removal, has updated to version 6.1 for Windows.
News of this upgrade from the site:
Please see the history of changes for more details.
Download at this link if you are a registered user.