NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2001
Epson Intros Six-Color Inkjet
2,880 DPI printer sells for $99 with rebate


This week Epson released a six-color printer that sells for $99. The Stylus Photo 820, successor to the 780, prints black text at 12 PPM and a full-page photo in about 102 seconds. It also includes PRINT image matching and BorderFree technology. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2001
Olympus To Release C-3020 Digital Camera
Point and shoot model offers 3.2 megapixel resolution


Olympus America today announced the C-3020 Zoom digital camera. The new model, which is expected to be available later this month, offers a 3.2 megapixel resolution. The C-3020, a point and shoot camera based on the C-3000 series, will sell for $499. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2001
Deneba Ships Canvas 8 Pro for Mac OS X
New release includes 'hundreds' of enhancements


Deneba Software has released Canvas 8 Professional Edition for Mac OS X. Canvas is a an illustration suite that also includes photo editing capabilities, as well as functionality for page layout, Web graphics and presentations. The company shipped Canvas 8 for Windows back in May. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2001
Harald Heim Releases Textures, Stock Collection
High-res image collections sell for $29.95


Harald Heim, the developer of several Photoshop plugin collections, including Plugin Galaxy, has released two collections of royalty-free images. The first is a series called Mutation, which offers 1,000 textures. The second is Photo Galaxy, which includes 1,200 stock photos. Both collections sell for $29.95. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 10, 2001
Mutoh To Deliver 86-Inch, 2,880 DPI Printer
Wide-format models to be shown off this week


Mutoh America has announced it new RJ-8000 Falcon II line of large-format color inkjet printers. The new models are being shown off for the first time in Tampa, Fla. this week at the Big Picture convention. According to a press release issued by the company today, the models seem to be available now, although information about them could not be found on their Web site. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 04, 2001
Canon Announces New Cameras, Printer
PowerShot S40 offers 4 megapixel resolution


Canon USA has introduced two digital cameras and a new Bubble Jet Direct printer that supports printing directly from a digital camera. The cameras are the new S40 and S30, which offer 4.0 megapixel and 3.2 megapixel resolutions, respectively. The Bubble Jet Direct S820D supports both of the new cameras through a proprietary cable. It also supports printing from media inserted into its PCMCIA Type II memory slot. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 01, 2001
Fuji Drops Prices on FinePix
Low-end model now $500


Fuji today announced a $200 price drop on its FinePix 4800, 6800 and 6900 Zoom digital cameras. The FinePix cameras are targeted at the consumer market, though the 6000-series models offer a 3 megapixel resolution. The new prices are $499, $699 and $799, respectively. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2001
Follow-up: Transparency in Adobe InDesign 2.0
Next release will support alpha channels, eliminate the need for clipping paths


As most of you are aware by now, Adobe earlier this week announced plans for the release of InDesign 2.0 in the first quarter of 2002. InDesign is one of Adobe's page layout and publishing packages. It will be their second release of professional software for Mac OS X (the first being Illustrator, planned for later this year). Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2001
Corel Profits on Decreased Revenue
Expanded product line, tightened operations highlight strategy


Corel has announced results for its third quarter, ended Aug. 31, showing a significant turnaround in income, but on lower revenues. A year ago, Corel was in a desperate situation, even going so far as to announce publicly that it might run out of money altogether. But the company has since focused on tightening its operations and releasing new and improved software packages. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 26, 2001
Corel Ships Graphics Suite 10 for Mac
CorelDraw 10, Photo-Paint 10, Rave now available for OS X and older systems


Corel has started shipping Graphic Suite 10 for Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS X. This is not the first Corel suite available for Mac OS X. They previously released Bryce 5 and Painter 7, both of which support OS X and older Mac systems. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
Wacom Releases OS X Driver Today
Software supports Native and Classic environments


Those of us who made the switch to OS X early on suddenly found ourselves without the use of our graphics tablets. It was a compromise some, but not all, graphics professionals were willing to make in order to take advantage of the features OS X did offer at the time. Now Wacom has announced the beta release of its full Mac OS X driver, which supports pressure and works in both Classic and Native modes. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
procreate Introduces KPT effects at Seybold
KPT effects Optimized for OS X


KPT effects is the second application to join the procreate line of creative enhancement tools. Optimized for Mac OS X, KPT effects is a collection of nine new Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins designed to add effects to digital images. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Adobe Illustrator 10 To Get OS X Support
New release scheduled for fourth quarter


Adobe has started previewing the forthcoming version of its illustration and vector graphics package, Illustrator 10. The new release, which the company says will support Mac OS X 10.1 (as well as OS 9), is scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of this year. Illustrator will be the first of Adobe's products to support OS X. The second will be InDesign 2.0, which is scheduled for release in early 2002. (See separate story.) Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
InDesign 2.0 Second Adobe App for OS X
Next generation publishing system supports Photoshop and Illustrator transparency


Adobe today announced InDesign 2.0, the forthcoming native Mac OS X release of its page layout and publishing software. Like Illustrator 10, which was also announced today, InDesign 2.0 will also support Mac OS 9. It's scheduled to ship within the first three months of 2002. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Wacom To Ship Sub-$2,000 LCD Pen Tablet
24-bit tablet coming next month


Wacom says it will ship a new LCD pressure-sensitive tablet next month. The Cintiq 15X will be the first pressure-sensitive tablet with a built-in LCD display to retal for less than $2,000. It succeeds the PL500, Wacom's previous LCD pen tablet system. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Adobe Launches Studio Web Site
New service offers subscription-based collaboration


Adobe has unveiled its new Adobe Studio Web site, which is designed to provide services, tools and techniques for designers. It's currently in its beta phase, and there's no word on when it will go into full operation. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Ulead Unveils Ulead Photo Explorer for Mac
Photo Explorer Marks Company's Foray into Mac Market


Ulead Systems Inc. introduced Ulead Photo Explorer for Mac, a complete media management tool for acquiring, organizing and sharing image, video and other media files on Macintosh computers. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
EFI To Launch New Fiery RIPs
Servers optimized for EFI's forthcoming software suite


Electronics For Imaging (EFI) will launch two new Fiery controllers at next week's Seybold convention in San Francisco. The company will demonstrate the Fiery Z5 and Fiery Z18 color servers and a new software package that the company says features specialized tools for graphic arts professionals. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
Olympus To Ship New Cameras
E-20N hits 5 megapixels


Olympus today introduced two new digital cameras, both of which are expected to ship in October. These include the new 2 megapixel Brio D-230 and the flagship Camedia E-20N, a 5 megapixel SLR. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
Xante To Launch ColourLaser 21 Series
Three models offer 1,200 x 1,200 DPI printing at 21 PPM


Next month Xante Corp. will debut its new ColourLaser 21 line of PostScript laser printers. The new line includes three models, which offer photo-quality color (according to Xante), 21 PPM printing in full color, 26 PPM printing in black and white, true Adobe PostScript 3, 1,200 x 1,200 DPI resolution, oversized printing capabilities up to 12 inches x 35.5 inches and Xante's ColourMatch software. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
Monaco Teams with Bestcolor for Profiling Bundle
Bestcolor to provide profiling software with Mac RIP


Bestcolor USA will start offering MonacoProof profiling software with Best Colorproof RIP bundles. MonacoProof is a Macintosh-based ICC color profiling package from Monaco Systems. The bundle is designed to optimize the accuracy of digital proofs from inkjet printers. Read More

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