News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.

IDImager version 5 has been released, IDImager is an extremely powerful and flexible archiving/album software, with good editing features, built in Holland. In terms of features is the richest among DAMs.

Some of the new features:

  • speech labeling
  • face labeling
  • a new label assignment panel
  • a new and powerful download tool
  • non-destructive editing
  • great GEO labeling support.

2 versions available: Pro (139 $, 55.6 $ upgrade), Personal (69 $, 27.6 $ upgrade).

More info about the product at the vendor site - link.

Olympus has updated Master software to version 2.3: added support for Diorama and Cross Process Art Filters for E-P2 RAW files, iEnhance picture mode with Windows 7 and Mac OS X v 10.16 (Snow Leopard).

Download the update here.

Swiss Data Group has announced the launch of an online photo storage with interesting features and pricing structure: SnapHaven.

Photos are guaranteed for 99 years with no recurring subscription (you pay 3 cents per stored photo with no minimum).

Photos can also be shared and printed. Each one is stored in... 4 places for maximum protection.

It's worth a look.

Hasselblad announced a Multi-Shot (MS) version of its H3DII-50 medium format camera: multi-shot means that to record an RGB image with a monochromatic sensor (digital sensor are typically black/white with a RGB filter in front of them), the camera takes 4 shots moving the sensor of just... 1 pixel!

Resolution? 50 megapixels. Price? € 23'000.

Timothy Armes has announced the release of PLUS for Lightroom: a plug-in for embedded PLUS usage rights when exporting images from Lightroom 2.

The PLUS standard is becoming recognized as the way to specify usage rights for digital media works (see http://www.useplus.com).

Some of the editors supporting PLUS are McGraw Hill and Pearson.

The trial version of the PLUS plugin is available here http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/plusforlightroom.php.

The online community help for Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta has been made live. You can reach it via Lightroom itself (Help > Lightroom Help) or it is available at this link http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Lightroom/3.0/Using/index.html

The news of the version 3 beta are well described. It's a beta, so commenting is not available yet.