Summary of the highlights of March

Publié chez 03/04/2012 dans la section de Press

Par viewAt.org Team

OpenStreetMap, la alternativa libre que puede eclipsar a Google Maps

Publié chez 24/03/2012 dans la section de Publications

Par Manuel Vega Velazquez

OpenStreetMap, la alternativa libre que puede eclipsar a Google Maps

http://bitelia.com/2012/03/openstreetmap-eclipsar-a-google-maps

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap

http://www.openstreetmap.org/

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta

Publié chez 22/03/2012 dans la section de Presentations

Par viewAt.org Team

The release of the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Public Beta gives both new and current users the chance to explore the latest additions to the company's venerable image editing application. In what has now become the norm for Adobe, full version updates of Photoshop are preceded by a public beta period. This is intended not only to generate excitement about new features but to glean user feedback before the final shipping release. The beta software is available for download free of charge at Adobe Labs.



It's name aside, Photoshop caters to a wide range of professionals, from designers and illustrators to forensic scientists and 3D animators. In this article we're going to introduce the CS6 features most relevant to Adobe's photography-based user community.

So what can you look forward to in this new version? For starters, the entire user interface has received a makeover, with a new color scheme and redesigned icons. Content-Aware technology has been applied to both the Patch tool a brand new Move tool. A collection of photographic blur filters is introduced and video editing support has not only been expanded, but will be made available in both the Standard and Extended shipping versions of Photoshop CS6.

Many other enhancements that you'll find, like larger brush sizes and faster filter performance have been made possible by increased reliance on the video card's GPU (Graphics Processor Unit). As such, Adobe suggests a video card with a minimum of 512MB VRAM. Mac users should also note that CS6 does not support 32-bit machines. You can read a full description of the system requirements at the end of this article.

Once a final version of CS6 is launched, we will be publishing in-depth tutorials which demonstrate specific tools and techniques. Right now though, our aim is simply to highlight the changes that directly impact a photography-based workflow so that you can easily identify key features and start exploring the public beta on your own.

We'll take a look at the following new features and changes:

UI redesign
Auto and background saves
Content-aware Patch and Move tools
Blur Gallery
Color Range: skin tone and face detection
ACR 7
Crop tool
Properties panel
Video support
Oil Paint filter
Auto correction settings
Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Type Styles
Printing UI
JDIs

via@Dpreview and Adobe Labs

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D4 user manuals available for download

Publié chez 16/03/2012 dans la section de Publications

Par viewAt.org Team

Canon and Nikon have posted the user guides supplied with the EOS 5D Mark III and D4, respectively.

Follow a link below to download:

Manuals for the software bundled with the 5D Mark III are also online and can be downloaded from the camera's support page on the Canon USA site.

via@RobGalbraith

The new Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens

Publié chez 16/03/2012 dans la section de Publications

Par viewAt.org Team

Infinitely Wide – The new Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens

After plenty of guessing by Carl Zeiss fans, it’s now official: the new super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens has arrived. With an extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography. It will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2).

Thanks to the extreme angle of view of the lens, the fore and background can be creatively emphasized in landscape and architecture photography.

The super wide angle lenses with it’s extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees guarantees an excellent image quality

The super wide angle lense with it’s extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees guarantees an excellent image quality

These applications will also benefit from the large depth-of-field, which provides a wide range of image sharpness from close-up up to infinity.

With a close focus of 0.25m (10”) – combined with a wide angle view, photographers can work in tight spaces, while also allowing focus on close-up details. Distortion is extremely well controlled, producing naturally proportioned photographs which are not typical of many other super wide angle lenses. Even at full aperture it achieves outstanding detail rendition and opens up room for extremely imaginative design.

The Distagon T* 2,8/15 incorporates two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide an extraordinary correction of chromatic aberration. A floating elements design guarantees high image quality from close-focus through infinity. Like the other SLR lenses in the ZE and ZF.2 series, stray light and reflections are well controlled by the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating and the sophisticated treatment of the lens element edges with special light absorbing paint.

More info: Zeiss Lenses and Carl Zeiss Blog

Apple unveils new iPad, new Apple TV, iPhoto for iPad

Publié chez 07/03/2012 dans la section de Publications

Par viewAt.org Team

Apple today has unveiled a new iPad. The third generation of its popular tablet has a higher-resolution 9.7-inch display (at 2048 x 1536 pixels, it contains four times more pixels than its predecessor) that is also said to have a 44% wider colour gamut, a faster A5X dual-core processor (with quad-core graphics circuitry), a new 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with promised improved photo quality and the ability to record 1080p video, voice dictation and optional 4G LTE cellular data network support. The company has also announced an updated Apple TV, featuring a boost in output resolution from 720p to 1080p, plus iPhoto for iPad.

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Fresh Apple: The new iPad, running iPhoto for iPad. Click to enlarge (Photo courtesy Apple)


The new iPad appears to be called simply iPad, rather than iPad 3.

The new iPad, in variants with and without cellular data capabilities, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and both black and white finishes, are to be available for pre-ordering later today starting at US$499 in the U.S. Shipments are to commence on March 16 in the following countries: U.S., Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The 16GB model of the iPad 2 will continue in Apple's lineup, starting at a new lower price of US$399 in the U.S.

via@RobGalbraith 

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