For articles, see f2 eZine Archive 11 - July - Sept 2002

Archive #11 - July-September 2002


Industry News #1
 
ROOM IN A BAG

A portable dressing room
www.MyPopUpRoom.com
( A WIPI Recommendation )

Ideal for

* Photographers
* Campground
* Poolside
* Beach
* Models
* Tradeshows
* Swapmeets
* Vendors

Pop Up Room Includes

* 3 weight bags
* Ready to use in seconds
* Folds Flat for convenient travel and storage
* Comes in its own carying bag
* Includes 4 Tie down ropes and stakes
(these features are to keep the Pop Up Room stable in case it gets windy)

Weighs only 3 lbs!
The Pop Up Room can also be used as a mat for beach, pool side or the park.

Only $49.95 + $8.00 S&H (Additional $4.00 EA)

Just unzip the convenient carrying bag, and out it pops!
Requires no assembly.

It's Fast, Easy, and there are no messy parts.

Fits easily back into the carrying bag.

Click here for further product information or to order
      
    Copyright 2002 Arbella Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


 

Industry News #2

APPLE Computers

The New IMac. Get your ducks lined up in a row and
buy a Mac for every member of the family
...mac, mac, mac

Note: Latest Edition - iMac with 17" screen

The new iMac is designed around a stunning 15-inch LCD flat screen that's brighter, sharper and easier on the eyes than old-fashioned CRT displays. And instead of requiring your neck, shoulders and back to do the adjusting, the new iMacís display literally glides through the air ó allowing you to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with a touch of your finger. Inside its ultra-compact 10.6-inch base lives the fastest iMac ever, with a Pentium-crushing 800MHz PowerPC G4 processor that blazes through Mac OS X applications. And our revolutionary SuperDrive that lets you burn your own DVDs in addition to custom CDs. Itís clear that the new iMac is several leaps ahead of any other computer out there. Just like its predecessor.

Three beautiful models
You have a choice of three new iMac models: the 800MHz iMac with SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), 700MHz iMac with Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW ) or the 700MHz iMac with a CD-RW drive. All models ship with the fearsomely fast NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor for photorealistic games and spectacular 3D graphics.

Compact design saves desk space
How did we pack so much into such a small space? Credit a design approach that optimized every bit of space and resulted in no wasted corners. Starting with a custom-designed circular logic board that fills the entire diameter of the base, we created space to fit in a full-height optical drive such as the SuperDrive. On top of the optical drive are a high-capacity 3.5-inch hard disk drive and even the power supply ó a split design that tucks neatly into the top of the base.

Not just easy to use, itís easy to expand
Adding memory or installing an AirPort Card is simple, even for first-time computer users. Beneath the base is an access cover held in place by four screws. Remove the cover and youíll see slots for additional memory and an AirPort Card. Images printed under each of these slots show you how memory and the AirPort Card fit in the base when properly installed, so you donít even need to refer to a manual.

The aptly-named SuperDrive
iMac models with the superlative SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) let you burn your own movies and photos that play in almost any standard DVD player. And of course you can play DVD movies on them as well.

www.Apple.com






Industry News #3

Welcome to the WORLD of Adobe and PhotoShop
PHOTOSHOP 7

Discover all that's new in the latest version of the professional image-editing standard. Find out why PC Magazine gives Photoshop 7.0 a perfect 5-star rating!

New: Resources for government professionals.
From the IRS to NASA, Adobe solutions are helping federal and local government organizations move the business of government online.

Acrobat wins Best of 2001 award.
Editors of PC Magazine praise document review and forms tools in Acrobat 5.0.

Download Acrobat Reader for Palm OS 2.0 (public beta).
View Adobe PDF files on handheld devices from Palm, Handspring, or Sony among others.

Save big and switch to InDesign.
QuarkXPress owners: Receive a $300 rebate plus free technical support and training when you buy InDesign 2.0.

Illustrator 10 rave reviews.
From Macworld to CNET, find out why this "must-have upgrade" is "freaking awesome!"

Try Adobe DesignTeam.
Conduct online reviews, share files, and track projects. Free 30-day trial.

Try Adobe.com on your PDA.
Get the latest news, events, and product information all at your fingertips. Got a new operating system? Find out how Adobe applications support Windows XPand Mac OS X.

CLASSROOM IN A BOOK
Adobe® Classroom in a Book®, the world's best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps educators and students to master Adobe software quickly and easily. Developed by experts at Adobe, this official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software provides comprehensive, self-paced lessons.

Classroom in a Book is ideal as a course textbook or for an individual, since it offers complete self-paced training based on real-world projects. Classroom in a Book titles include lessons for intermediate and advanced techniques for both Windows® and Macintosh® and feature specially created template files (included on a CD).


Order Classroom in a Book titles at a 25% discount
Educational institutions may order Adobe Classroom in a Book titles through Peachpit Press. All orders from academic institutions (other than college bookstores) receive a 25% discount off the list price. Order as many titles as you want and get the 25% discount on all of them. For academic pricing and information,
visit the Peachpit Press Academic Resource Area or call 1-800-283-9444. http://peachpit.com/connect/academic/lobby.html

Photoshop 6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

2. Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Classroom in a Book

3. HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide

4. Illustrator 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

5. QuarkXPress 4 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

6. Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Classroom in a Book

7. Flash 5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

8. Dreamweaver 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

9. Non-Designer's Design Book

10. Non-Designer's Web Book, Second Edition



Industry News #4

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS

ABOUT NAPP
Create a dynamic industry trade association that would serve as the central resource for Adobe® Photoshop® training, news, and education in the world.
The road map

Assemble a world-class team of Photoshop experts, authors, consultants, trainers, and educators. Put them together in an energy charged environment with just one goal: to fundamentally change the way Adobe Photoshop is taught. Reassess the entire education process and find a way to make it easier, faster, and more fun. In short, do anything and everything to ensure that NAPP members are on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop, and dramatically ahead of their competition. Add to this by offering an incredibly compelling package of member benefits, and make it so affordable that anyone can join.

Our daily mantra

Make NAPP membership so valuable, and such an important part of their success, that our members can't imagine being without us.

A brief history
The idea for forming the NAPP came from feedback we received from training over 31,000 Photoshop users across the country since 1993 with the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour. Time and time again, our students asked for direction on continuing education, but unfortunately at that time, it was just "a book here, a Web site there..." but there was no central resource for Photoshop education. It became apparent that there was a tremendous need for this type of association, and with the urging and input of some key people in the industry, we developed the outline for what would become the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

With Adobe's help, the NAPP was officially launched at Seybold New York in April of 1998, and the first issue of Photoshop User magazine debuted. The organization was met with an immediate flood of industry support, and within just a few months the NAPP already had thousands of members in 64 countries around the world, and has now grown to become the largest graphics-related association in the world.
We continue our focus on member feedback so we can continue to address the techniques, issues and concerns we all share as Photoshop users. It is this relationship that has taken us from our humble beginnings, to being one of the largest, most respected organizations of its kind, and the central resource for Adobe Photoshop training and education worldwide.

PhotoshopWorld is the 4th annual convention of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (The trade association for Adobe Photoshop users, and the world's leading resource for training, education, and news) and has become the largest Photoshop event in the world.


Only members have access to PhotoshopUser.com, the #1 Photoshop Resource on the entire Web!
As a NAPP member, you'll have exclusive access to the NAPP members-only Web site "PhotoshopUser.com". It's where you'll go to get the latest Photoshop news, interact in Photoshop discussion groups and live chats, get the latest Photoshop tips, actions, download plug-ins, peruse the members gallery, get help with Photoshop questions, problems, and much more. There's nothing else like it and it's yours when you join.

www.photoshopuser.com


PhotoshopWorld West 2002
September 19 - 21, 2002
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, Florida

* Over 60 training sessions
* Exhibits from the leading developers in the industry
* Special keynote presentation from Adobe Systems
* Opening night Tech Expo Reception
* Our now-famous "Instructor Jam Session"
* The PhotoshopWorld "Guru Awards" presentation
* After hours sessions for Digital Photographers
* A private off-site party in the Gaslamp District
* A midnight Photoshop killer tips session
* Loads of giveaways, prizes, and surprizes

September 19, 2002
Opening night reception on the Tech Expo floor, followed by our Instructor "Jam session", and the PhotoshopWorld Guru Awards ceremony
September 20, 2002
Keynote presentation, six tracks of Photoshop conference sessions, Tech Expo floor opens, Creative Side of Digital Photography After-hour session, Photoshop Midnight Madness session at Hilton Hotel across from Convention Center
September 21, 2002
Full day of conference sesssions, and we repeat the five most popular sessions first thing in the morning. Wrap up at the end of conference with special prize drawings

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
PhotoshopWorld is ideal for anyone who is serious about Photoshop, and wants to stay on the cutting edge of important new techniques, while learning the latest special effects, and enhancing their efficiency and productivity. It is a MUST for:

* Graphic Designers
* Web Designers
* Photographers
* Education
* Print shops
* Service Bureaus
* Publications
* Ad Agencies
* In-House Art Departments
* Art Directors
* DV Producers
* Multimedia Designers
* Consultants


Industry News #5

Pockey, A New Breed of ďPortableĒ Hard Drives



www.PockeyDrives.com

An excellent back up for PHOTO files

20 GB, 30 GB, and 40 GB models


FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Pockey® Portable USB Hard Drive is the smallest, lightest, and most portable hard drive available. This removable storage device connects to your PC or Mac, laptop or desktop, via a USB cable. The Pockey® does not require any external power source so no AC adapter or batteries are necessary.
Plug and play, hot pluggable, and hot swappable features make the Pockey® convenient and easy to use. With a transfer rate of up to 1.5MB/sec and disk space up to 40 GB, the Pockey® also delivers powerful performance. With the Pockey®, you can take all your files with you wherever you go!

* Small, light, and ultra slim design makes Pockey® the most portable hard disk drive available.
* Powered via the USB cable, Pockey® does not need an AC adapter or batteries.
* Plug and play, hot pluggable, and hot swappable functions make Pockey® convenient and easy to use.
* Fast transfer rate makes it easy to copy or access large, multimedia files.
* Compatible with Mac or PC, laptop or desktop.
* Additional storage space for your computer.
* Fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere.
* One USB connection cable included.
* FREE carrying case.
* A one year limited warranty.

APPLICATIONS

Personal: Store and transport digital photos, mp3 files, video files, DVD movies, and games.

Business: Transport presentations, programs, and other files to your business meetings. Store customer information, accounting data, and other business files and programs.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS


* Microsoft Windows® 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP

* Macintosh® OS 8.6 or higher

* Available USB port

* CD-ROM Drive or Internet connection for Driver Download
HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS


Disk capacity: 20GB, 30 GB, and 40 GB models
Interface: USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Dimension: 127.5 (L) x 76.4 (W) x 13.5 (H) -- mm
5.02 (L) x 3.00 (W) x 0.53 (H) -- in.
Weight: 155 g (5.5 oz.)
USB Cable Length: 27.5 inches
Transfer Speed: Up to 1.5MB/sec
Shock: 150 G 2mS (operating)
700 G 2mS,120G 11mS (non-operating)

www.PockeyDrives.com


PROTECT YOUR FILM
Service & Support | Technical Information Bulletins Main

Technical Information Bulletin

http://www.kodak.com/cluster/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml

Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
This document was updated February 18, 2002

Download an ADOBE Acrobat version for printing (K)

Contents
* New Baggage Scanning Equipment Can Jeopardize Your Film
* Suggestions for Avoiding Fogged Film
* Corrections Can't Be Made at the Processing Lab
* The X-ray Scanning Process
* X-ray Fog Appearance
* Other Conditions That Resemble X-ray Fog
* Motion Picture, Professional Films and Special Processes
* Advice to Professional Photographers and Cinematographers
* Who to Contact

Note: The FAA provides air travelers in the United States the right to request a non-X-ray inspection of photosensitive products (FAA Reg. 108.17-AIRPLANE OPERATOR SECURITY). The complete regulation is very informative, but section Part 108.17e is most important to travelers carrying film. Click here to go to the FAA Web site: FAA (http://www.faa.gov/), or to view that regulation: FAA Reg. 108 . Remember that this only applies to air travelers in the United States.



US Mail to be sterilized: Implications for Kodak and the photo industry
11/15/01

To protect public health and ensure confidence in the US Mail system, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is installing new equipment to sanitize certain items sent through the mail. While various sanitizing technologies can damage film and other sensitive materials, the USPS has issued the following statement:

"The USPS is working with the mailing industry to develop procedures to ensure that sanitization of the mail will not damage sensitive items in the mail. Sanitization technology is currently being tested on a wide range of film products, digital and magnetic storage devices, laboratory samples, food and plant products, and "smart" credit cards with embedded chips to ensure that all business mail can be safely processed through the postal system."
Therefore, based upon this statement and upon other information from USPS shared with Kodak and the photo industry, it appears that current photographic commerce in all its forms will be unaffected.

Kodak will issue further statements as new information becomes available.
Eastman Kodak Company


F-STOP http://www.F-Stop.org/

FSTOP is a film advocacy committee aimed at making the picture-taking public aware of potential damage to photographic film generated by new x-ray security scanners installed at airports worldwide for the inspection of checked baggage.
This website currently offers:

Recommended guidelines to prevent film from getting damaged by the new scanners.
A sample photograph processed from a roll of film damaged by CTX-5000 airport security equipment.
Background information about FSTOP committee members.
FSTOP FAQs
Text of a news release
sent to media in early February of this year to announce the committee and our recommended guidelines.

Find out more about CTX-5000 security equipment, manufactured by InVision Technologies, Inc.
In the future, FSTOP plans to focus educational outreach toward professional photographic associations and organizations, as well as photography clubs and groups, and retailers who sell film and camera equipment.If you would like to receive future advisories and information generated by FSTOP, please send your name, address and e-mail address to us at:
fstopinfo@burbnet.com
Or, call or write to

FSTOP
3712 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.F-Stop.org/



ALERT: New Problems In Mailing Photographic Materials -

Double check before you ship. from WIPI member Adrienne Adam


The following is an email from the North American Nature Photographers Assoc.:

Since the Postal Service has been forced to begin irradiating some of the mail it delivers, there is an increased risk of damage to photographic and imaging materials that photographers regularly send through the mail.

The risks are greatest when sending anything to federal government offices, since this is where all mail is being irradiated now. This may become more widespread in the future as the Postal Service begins irradiating mail passing through its major distribution centers.

The primary danger is heat. Apparently, the irradiation process can cause
plastic material to heat to the point of softening and distorting. This will damage not only slides and negatives, but things like CD cases as well.

There is a more insidious problem awaiting photographers who make their own CDs for mailing. The CD-R and CD-RW recording process relies on heat to imprint data on blank media. Exposure to additional, external heating can ruin your recorded data, even if the plastic substrate is not affected. Just try leaving a freshly recorded CD in a car in the sun sometime and you'll get a perfect example of what can happen.

Before sending your slides, negatives, or CDs to any federal government office, contact the recipient and make delivery arrangements before sending. For non-governmental deliveries, it is safer (for your materials) to send them via FedEx, UPS, or other carriers.

check the website at www.usps.com for any updates regarding mailings. On the USPS website there are links to the government agencies.

For articles, see f2 eZine Archive 11 - July - Sept 2002