The New York Times’ David Pogue asks if the technology industry were a traditional family, sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner, what would those gathered have to be thankful for? He goes on to list several things such as Google, one-dollar downloads, and digital photography. Free registration is required to view this article.
This article in Buisiness Week details how Apple Computer can take advantage of the digital-photography software market for Windows, which remains hugely splintered. The article suggests that after the successful launch of iTunes for Windows, Apple should consider releasing iPhoto for Windows.
Eastman Kodak, quickly shifting its focus away from photographic film, is delving deeper into the ink-jet printer market by acquiring Scitex Corp.’s digital printing division for $250 million in cash. Scitex’s page-printing systems and narrow-format printers are used to print utility bills, banking and credit card statements, direct mail marketing materials, invoices, financial statements and other documents.
The Washington Post reports that the personal computer industry finally seems to have figured out what people want. They want a digital camera. They want a digital-music player. But they don’t necessarily want a computer. To get the full use of such flashy new gadgets, however, many people are finding it’s necessary to upgrade old desktop PCs.
Looking to buy a digital camera for the holidays? Here’s an article in The Seattle Times that takes a look at four pocket-sized cameras.
This article from the Chicago Tribune talks about how more amateur photographers are turning to digital cameras as their picture quality improves and prices fall to affordable levels. Free registration is required to access this article.
dotPhoto announced the availability of Webshots photo sharing services to carriers offering BREW or JAVA-enabled platforms. dotPhoto will develop the Webshots photo sharing application with Pictavision. Wireless customers will have the ability to view and share personal photos stored in their Webshots online albums directly from their phones, and the ability to download their Webshots online photos as mobile wallpaper.
The Digital Photography Pocket Guide (O’Reilly, US $14.95) was recently released. The new edition expands on the basic photography techniques introduced in the first edition to help photographers take the kind of pictures they’ve always wanted to. The book covers everything from image resolution, shooting sports action, close-ups and night shots, to memory cards, transferring images, archiving, making QuickTime movies, and much more.
Pinnacle Systems has tied up with HP India to provide its digital and photo solutions to the photo centers. Under the agreement, HP will supply the hardware to photo shops, while Pinnacle will now provide multimedia solutions relating to the various instant needs in video, photo and audio to the digital studios. Three prime products to be used in these photo shops will be the Studio Movie Box for VCD/DVD making, Instant Photo Album, and My MP3 & Clean.
Now that Comdex is over, it’s time to look forward to the Consumer Elecronics Show (CES). There’s going to be The Digital Imaging SuperSession, which brings attendees up-to-speed on the latest hardware, including cameras, mobile phones and camcorders, driving the digital imaging market. With panelists from Adobe, Fuji Photo Film, H-P, Ofoto and Sprint PCS, the session also covers display editing, Bluetooth-enabled features and accessories in the digital photography industry.