Nikon is pleased to announce the development of their new Picture Control System, which enables users to easily adjust images as desired, and to obtain the same picture tones with different cameras at the same settings. Picture Control is a new function to adjust images that responds to users’ various requirements. It enables selection and adjustment to create pictures easily according to the skills of users ranging from novices to professionals. When settings are the same, even with different cameras, you can achieve the same picture tone. To make the most of the Picture Control System’s advantages, Nikon is also planning to offer “Option Picture Control” to be downloaded from Nikon websites.
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of Wireless Transmitter WT-4, that enables image transfer and camera control from a computer connected with a camera via USB cable, and remote-control software Camera Control Pro 2. The Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitter, when connected with the Nikon D3 or D300 digital SLR, permits image transfer to a computer connected wirelessly or using Ethernet cable, or to an FTP server. Wireless printing is also made possible via computer. Furthermore, the newly added Thumbnail Select mode realizes wireless transfer of images to a computer taken with several cameras connected to the new Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitter.
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software remotely controls most functions of Nikon digital SLRs from a computer that is connected via USB cable or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter. Advanced functions of the new Nikon D3 and D300 such as Viewer for preview and selection of images prior to transfer to a computer, Live view function and Picture Control System are supported. It also supports workflows of Nikon’s exclusive photofinishing software Capture NX (optional) and browser and viewer software ViewNX. In addition to the D3 and D300, Camera Control Pro 2 is compatible with the Nikon D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D80, D70 series, D50 and D40 series.
Apple announced enhancements to its .Mac online service, highlighted by the debut of .Mac Web Gallery, a feature for sharing photos and movies on the Internet. .Mac Web Gallery lets members easily share photos and movies directly from iLife 2008. In addition, .Mac Web Gallery visitors can download high quality images for printing and even contribute photos using a standard web browser or email. Other new .Mac features include a tenfold increase in .Mac storage to 10GB, support for personal domains for iWeb websites and enhancements to .Mac Mail. “.Mac Web Gallery is an awesome way to share photos and movies on the Internet with friends and family,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
Apple introduced Apple iWork 2008, an upgrade to Apple’s productivity software suite featuring new versions of Pages and Keynote word processing and presentation applications, and introducing an spreadsheet application called “Numbers.” Numbers introduces the concept of intelligent tables on a flexible canvas, a approach that makes it easy to organize information, create calculations, analyze results and make spreadsheets look as great as they work. “Pages and Keynote make it easy, and even fun, for anyone to create stylish documents and presentations very quickly,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Numbers rounds out the iWork suite, which is far more intuitive and easy to use than anything else out there.”
Apple introduced iLife 2008, featuring a major new version of iPhoto and a completely reinvented iMovie. iPhoto 2008 automatically organizes photo libraries into Events that let users more easily manage their growing photo collections, and iMovie 2008 introduces an entirely new way for users to quickly make movies and share them online. Both iPhoto and iMovie integrate seamlessly with the new .Mac Web Gallery, Apple’s new service for .Mac members to instantly create and host stunning online websites for their photos and videos. iLife 2008 also features iWeb 2008, with live web widgets such as Google Maps and GarageBand 2008, with Magic GarageBand feature that makes it fun and easy to create great sounding songs.