MELVILLE, N.Y., JUNE 1, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today its partnership with Emmy Award nominee Candace Cameron Bure, host of TV’s The View and star of the hit Netflix series Fuller House, in support of the Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers. As part of the "Picture Perfect Season” initiative that kicked off last month, Bure will be on hand at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 21 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.
“As a mom and sports enthusiast, I’m a huge fan of activities that bring families together to create special memories,” said Bure. “I’m excited to join Canon and Little League in this celebration of family photos, and showcase the love of the game.”
Fans are encouraged to make the season last a lifetime by submitting some of their favorite photo moments to the Canon Little League Photo Contest. By submitting photos through June 30, fans will have the chance to win one of three trips to join Candace in South Williamsport, PA, and see their photos on display in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations.
“Canon is delighted to welcome Candace to this year’s Little League World Series, to join us as we encourage fans everywhere to capture and share quality memories of this exciting sporting event,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “She is a great supporter who understands the power of the printed image and the importance of sharing those images with fans worldwide.”
The Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers focuses on three themes:
Stepping Up To The Plate—an in-action game shot
Fandemonium—a photo that showcases fandom
Team Spirit—a photo that showcases team spirit
So whether it’s a whole crowd cheering in the stands or a victorious Little League team on the field, all images should capture the spirit of what it means to be a fan. Entries will be judged on the use of the theme and on the quality of the image and overall impression.
Canon Little League Photo Contest: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 and older and a legal adult at the time of entry. The photo contest started at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 2, 2016 and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016. See OfficialRules for complete entry details and restrictions, photo guidelines and prize descriptions. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. This release also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.
Introducing Guided Upright
We included Upright as a tool that helped Lightroom customers easily straighten images, fix horizons, and reduce or eliminate the keystone effect in buildings. Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines. Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.
Starting with Lightroom CC 2015.6, Guided Upright allows you to provide ‘hints’ that enable Upright to work its magic. You draw the vertical and horizontal lines directly on the image and Upright will automatically transform the image. Here’s how to get started.
Select an image and click on the Develop Module.
Enable Lens Profile Corrections. Upright works better with Lens Profile Corrections.
Notice that there is a new “Transform” Panel. Transform includes both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders together in a convenient place.
Within Transform, click on the “Guided” button.
Draw 2-4 guides on the image. Upright will transform the image once you draw at least 2 guides.
Fine tune the results (if needed) with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders. They can be used for repositioning/moving the image within the canvas after applying strong perspective corrections to choose which part of the (warped, non-rectangular) image to show within the rectangular canvas.
Also please note that Lightroom CC 2015.6/6.6 also includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1, and Pentax K-3 II cameras.
Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6
Merge to Panorama and HDR now works with Smart Previews. Previously, Lightroom required the use of original images for the Merge to Panorama or HDR features.
The Preferences -> Lightroom mobile section now contains a “Pending Sync Activity” section. This area is useful for helping identify any potential issues related to image sync across the Lightroom family of applications (desktop, mobile and web).
Tethered Camera Support for the following cameras:
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1300D / Canon Rebel T6
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6*
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x
TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016E
TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017E
Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
PHANTOM 4 FC330 (RAW + JPEG)
TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016N
TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017N
Nikon COOLPIX B700
* The list has been filtered to only display Canon, Nikon and DJI compatible lenses. The full list can be found here.
Customer reported issues resolved
The “As Shot” White Balance showed different values when using the Adobe Standard color profile and other camera matching color profiles. Please note that this only occurred with the Canon EOS IDx MKII, Canon EOS 80D, and Canon EOS Rebel T6 cameras
Error: “The file appears to be damaged” When opening a Pano merge result from HDR merge sources
DNG Flat Field plug-in would not work if the source image contained GPS metadata
Added support for automatic lens profile corrections for Tokina and Tamron lenses on Canon and Nikon camera bodies
Exif version info is removed while exporting
Unable to export user-created / custom Develop presets. Please note that this only occurred on Mac
Unable to create panoramas using Smart Previews when originals are unavailable or offline
Tethered shooting with Canon 5D did not work on MacOS 10.11 El Capitan
Unable to see the New Folder preview inside the Destination panel within the Import Dialog
“Print to File” feature does not work if the default filename was changed by the customer. Please note that this only occurred on Mac OSX 10.11.3
Removing Virtual Copy Smart Preview also deleted original’s smart preview
Older files expanded using the Recover Edges plug-in fail to merge with “Unknown Errors”
Scrollbars missing from book module. Please note that this only occurred on Windows
Lightroom would crash when using tethered shooting with certain Canon camera models
Removing face tags causes photos to get stuck in “To Be Republished” state when using Publish Service Plugins such as Smugmug
Inconsistent dialog behavior when using full-screen mode in Mac OSX 10.11
Text overlays within the Slideshow Module appeared fuzzy
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
We have released the most well thought-out, comfortable, and protective backpack for users of DJI Inspire or other similarly sized quadcopters. The Helipak for DJI Inspire easily holds a DJI Inspire (parked with gimbal and rotors detached), Zenmuse gimbal with 3 lenses, 6x batteries, 2x controllers, 2 x 8” tablets, lots of extra propellers, and a 17” laptop and charger
Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured tuck-away harness with lumbar support, cut-away air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort while trekking into remote areas or simply pulling it from the car.
ADDITIONAL KEY FEATURES
Large front pocket fits auxiliary items for the day’s outing: light jacket, 17” laptop pocket or a large tablet
Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: propellers, screwdriver, cables, etc.
Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
Water bottle pocket on side
Height adjustable sternum strap
Elastic pockets on shoulder straps for phone, energy bar, etc.
Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from airline overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
Seam-sealed rain cover helps to protect gear and stows away inside backpack when not in use
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Exterior Dimensions: 19.3” W x 24” H x 9.4” D (49 × 61 × 24cm) Interior Dimensions: 17.3” W x 21.7” H x 7.9” D (44 × 55 × 20cm) Laptop Compartment: 12.6” W x 16.9” H x 1.2” D (32 × 43 × 3cm) Weight (with all accessories): 8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)
Canon Online Learning Courses Designed to Support and Develop Imaging Skills for Passionate Photographers of All Levels
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is launching Canon Online Learning, a new program of immersive digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts of all levels develop their skills at their own pace. The program, which expands upon Canon’s robust mix of existing free and paid educational offerings, looks to educate parents, travelers, imaging hobbyists and working professionals with proven techniques from recognizable industry talents.
Available now are these initial seven courses, suitable for all skill levels:
Understanding EOS Camera Operations
Photo 101: How to Take Great Pictures
Printing Basics & Beyond
Great Landscapes Made Easy
Child’s Play: Simple Tips for Photographing Children
Getting Started with Flash Photography
Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series
These first seven courses, and subsequent classes to follow, will include video guides unique to each course with the option to download or print PDF materials. With the exception of Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series, courses will also include complementary resources such as bonus video content, lighting/shooting diagrams, shot lists, resource guides and interviews with course instructors. Additional interactive materials may include quizzes, assignments, interactive images and diagrams.
“Canon has always provided industry leading educational resources for our customers. Over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include live workshops, one-on-one in-person sessions and countless free lectures across the country. Now, for those passionate customers looking to take a deeper dive into photography or videography, we have developed a curriculum of content that addresses the various ways our customers use our products today, and it’s available at their convenience online, day or night,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new program also helps familiarize the imaging community with our wide range of educational tools, allowing them to learn valuable tips from our technical experts, as well as our Explorers of Light professional photographers.”
Initial course offerings range from $19.99-$59.99. To learn more about Canon Online Learning please visit: http://usa.canon.com/onlinelearningor email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DxO PRIME 2016 noise reduction technology and automated spot weighted corrections are indispensable tools for photographers
PARIS & SAN FRANCISCO—June 1, 2016—DxO, a world leader in digital imaging technologies, announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro 11, a major update to its award-winning photo software for Mac and PC. DxO OpticsPro 11 introduces important enhancements to DxO PRIME, the industry-standard for noise reduction, and new automated tools, such as spot weighted correction, auto microcontrast and auto red-eye that leverage face detection to help bring out the subtle nuances in images — all in just a few clicks and regardless of the original shooting
DxO PRIME 2016, better and faster DxO OpticsPro 11 features DxO’s proprietary DxO PRIME 2016 noise reduction, which enables photographers to salvage noisy photos thought previously unusable. With DxO OpticsPro 11, photographers can capture new images at an even higher ISO by using a new version of PRIME that is better and faster than ever. DxO PRIME 2016 better preserves bokehs and smooth transitions, retains more details, and more faithfully preserves colors in dark areas, and it does this all automatically by reading each camera’s precise calibration data. And through an intense effort to adapt and optimize this technology, DxO PRIME 2016 is now able to process RAW files up to 4x faster than before — in fact, the higher the ISO, the bigger the benefit of processing time.
“The new DxO PRIME noise reduction is nothing short of amazing,” said professional photographer Mike Mezeul, “it gives me the ability to capture images at incredibly high ISOs and still render out incredibly rich, detailed, and noise-free images.”
Automated Spot Weighted Corrections The image scientists at DxO have designed a new enhancement to DxO OpticsPro’s Smart Lighting tool that uses face detection to apply an intelligent tone map on the entire image, to better extend the dynamic range, add fill light, and improve contrast while optimizing illumination on faces. The result is genuine spot processing—after capture—with the very same results as spot metering typically provides in camera, but with the added benefit of fine-tuning flexibility.
“The image scientists at DxO have done it again,” said Camilla Ferrari, professional photographer and DxO ambassador, “by using face detection, the new spot weighted correction is able to apply even a very strong level of Smart Lighting, while keeping the people in my images looking much more natural and pleasing to my eye.”
Other enhanced tools, including new full screen mode DxO OpticsPro 11 also adds a number of other useful tools for photographers, including an auto microcontrast mode that enhances image content while taking care to preserve faces and keep noise under control. The selective tone control produces more natural results, efficiently recovering information in shadows and highlights while avoiding flattening midtones, and there’s also a new tool that uses face and eye detection to automatically apply red eye correction, even as a batch process on multiple photos. In addition, a brand new full screen viewer removes distracting clutter so you can focus more on selecting, rejecting and rating your images, while using new shortcuts designed to help speed up the culling process.
Even more cameras supported Without any user intervention (apart from simply viewing your image) DxO OpticsPro will read the metadata in your photo, and prompt you to download the appropriate camera/lens module. With that module, OpticsPro automatically and intelligently applies corrections such as distortion, chromatic aberration, vignetting, and lens softness. And with this latest release, DxO OpticsPro 11 adds support for a number of new cameras, including Nikon’s new flagship D5, bringing the total number of supported camera/lens combinations to well over 28,000!
Pricing & Availability The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO OpticsPro 11 for Mac and Windows are immediately available at photo resellers at a special discount through June 30, 2016.