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Press Release: ACDSee Products to Be Delivered For Windows Vista

While over the next couple of months, I fully expect a flood of similar press releases to come from a variety of software companies, this is the first one to land in my inbox, and subsequently, in the blog. Basically, ACDSee has promised to make it’s products Windows Vista compatible. You can read the full release below:

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2007–01–08 21:17
Tags: photographyacdseesoftwarewindowsvista

Press Release: Makes Building an Online Photo Album Easy introduces an affordable and easy way to show your photographs on your own website.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2007–01–04 19:31
Categories: Press ReleasesGeneral News

Safety Notice: Canon PowerShot A530/A540 Overheats

If you own a Canon PowerShot A530 or A540, you’re going to want to read the following safety notice on Canon’s website. Basically, the spring latch on the battery enclosure can overheat, causing a short circuit in the camera. Canon will repair or replace all affected camera’s free-of-charge, regardless of whether it is under warranty or not.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2007–01–04 18:55
Categories: Digital CamerasCanonGeneral News
Tags: canonpowershota530a540warranty

Pentax and Hoya Merge Official

Just before the holidays, on December 21st, 2006, Hoya and Pentax announced a merger between the two companies where Hoya would merge Pentax into their business. The merger, expected to be finalized by October 1, 2007, would go under the name of Hoya Pentax HD Corporation. For more information on the merger, you can read the press release (Adobe Acrobat required to read the PDF release) posted on the Japan version of the Pentax website.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2007–01–04 18:33
Tags: photographypentaxhoyanewsmergemerger

António Oliveira Amen Wins the First PotM of 2007

António Oliveira Amen (username: amen) was just announced as the winner of the January 2007 Photograph of the Month, but it was a close one! Take a look at the voting thread. Amen’s photo Fishing at Sunset won by only 1 vote over ciaran’s Blinded by Cataracts, with Winter Sunset by Mark99 only a couple of votes behind. What a great collection again this month.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2007–01–01 20:06

Eryn Siegel Wins Contest Corner Challenge #29: Holiday Lights

Eryn Siegel (username: ErynSiegel) won Contest Corner Challenge #29: Holiday Lights from a collection of 26 great photos submitted with over 25% of the votes. Eryn’s prizes consist of a $250 gift certificate from ProPics Express, and the SilverFast DCPro Studio from LaserSoft Imaging.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2006–12–25 23:50

Corner Christmas Letter

Thanks to all those Corner members who sent me cards and presents this year - I really appreciate all the kind words. For those of you that have not received thanks from me yet, I’m out of town for the holidays, and when I get back, I’ll be sure to send you a note as well.

We have a lot to be thankful for around the Corner this year. Think how far we’ve come since last year.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2006–12–25 18:11
Categories: PhotographyCornerLowepro

Voting Has Started for the January 2007 PotM

Just a quick reminder for everyone that voting has started for the January 2007 Photograph of the Month contest. The contest is sponsored by and Porter Case. The prizes are a gift certificate from ProPics Express ($500 if you’re a Premiere Member, or $250 if you’re not a Premiere Member), and a PC II Deluxe Photo Divider case from Porter Case (Value $335!). You can actually see a video of the PC II Deluxe Photo Divider case in action HERE.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2006–12–25 17:40

Delkin Announces SensorScope System

Delkin Devices, Inc., makers of high quality digital photography products and accessories, today announced the SensorScope™ System, the safest and most effective system for cleaning your digital SLR image sensor.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2006–12–23 01:49
Tags: delkinaccessoriessensorsensorscopecleaning

Digital Camera Firmware Updates Galore!

Several camera manufacturers have released firmware updates over the past couple of days - most addressing better SDHC support. Both releases and links to the downloads for Canon & Pentax cameras are listed below.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2006–12–22 16:00
Categories: Digital CamerasCanonPentax
Tags: photographydigital cameradSLRdSLRsfirmwareupdatescanonpentaxdigital camerasSDHC

Digital Imaging Pioneer, Bruce Fraser Dies at Age 52

One of the pioneers of digital imaging, Bruce Fraser, passed away this past Saturday after a short battle with lung cancer. A Macworld tribute to Fraser, planned before his death, will be held January 10th, 2007. As a self-confessed “color geek,” he wrote, taught, and consulted on publishing, imaging, and color issues for more than two decades. He was the author of “Real World Color Management” and the co-author of the award-winning “Real World Photoshop” series. He was also a founder and principal of Pixel Genius and the developer of the PhotoKit™ line of software.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2006–12–20 21:36
Categories: General NewsPhotographers

Press Release: Announces 2006 Photograph of the Year Contest

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - December 20, 2006 — ( recently announced the 2006 Photograph of the Year contest, featuring ten, high-profile sponsors with over $14,000 in prizes to be won. The contest is free to enter, with submissions accepted via email. Any photograph taken in 2006 is eligible to win if entered.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2006–12–20 15:14
Categories: PhotographyCorner

Voting Has Started for CCC#29: Holiday Lights

Voting for Contest Corner Challenge #29: Holiday Lights has now started. There are 26 pretty sweet holiday light photographs to choose from. You can check out the entries (remember, you have to be logged into the forum to see the photos and to vote) here at the voting thread. Voting goes until about midnight, GMT on December 24th (yes, I know that’s Christmas Eve), and the winner will be announced on December 25th (yes, I know that’s Christmas Day… how cool will it be for the winner to find out they won like $900 worth of stuff on Christmas Day, eh?). So drop by the Contest Corner and cast your vote before Christmas is here!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2006–12–20 14:50

Announcing the 2006 Photograph of the Year Contest

I’ve been hinting at it for months, and today the big announcement is here. That’s right. is proud to announce the 2006 Photograph of the Year contest with over $14,000 in prizes available to be won. Not $14, not $140, not even $1,400 in prizes… we’re talking fourteen-thousand dollars in prizes available to be won from 10 AWESOME sponsors. Contest sponsors include:,,,,,,,, &

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2006–12–19 13:46
Categories: PhotographyCorner

Introducing the Corner Blog!

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Corner Blog is here. Firstly, and most importantly, if you want to stay on top of what’s going on around the Corner and what’s going on in the world of photography, this is the place to be. The best way to keep up with the content on this blog is to follow along with the blog via your RSS Reader. If you look to the right, you’ll see a big, orange square with a dot and a couple of lines in it - that’s the standard RSS symbol. If you’ve got an RSS Reader set up already, just go ahead and click on that symbol and set the Corner Blog up in your reader. If you’re not sure how to do that yourself, post in the comments and someone will give you a hand setting it up.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2006–12–17 16:23
Categories: PhotographyCorner
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