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    Microsoft Pro Photo Tools

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    - by Jeff Greene Microsoft has released the first version of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools with geotagging today. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools provides a set of tools for photographers to perform various tasks with their images—including RAW captures. Download...
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    Pro Photographer Magazine Cover Contest

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    by Jeff Greene / Professional Photographer Magazine Announces Cover Photo Contest Most photographers dream of getting their work on the cover of a magazine. Here’s your chance. Microsoft is proud to sponsor the Professional Photographer Cover...
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    A Laptop for Photographers

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    Introducing the Lenovo W700 by Jeff Greene / Finally…. a laptop PC that makes no compromises in performance and offers features for serious photographers that want the best in portable digital imaging workflow. Lenovo has announced the...
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    New Version of Pro Photo Tools released

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    Pro Photo Tools v2.0 by Jeff Greene / The latest version of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools has been released with some newly added features and improvements in performance. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools provides a set of tools for photographers allowing...
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    Help Find Steve Fossett

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    Steve Fossett ©2007 NPR.com by Jeff Greene / By now you have heard of the mysterious disappearance of famed adventurer Steve Fossett . On September 3rd, Fossett took off from a private airstrip near Reno to scout dry lake beds for an upcoming...
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    Website Wednesday - Photojojo

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    Photojojo by Jeff Greene / Each Wednesday I will feature a website that offers cool and compelling content for photographers. This week's pick is Photojojo . Weird name but inspiring content. This site offers off-beat, unique tutorials, Do...
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    WPPI International Convention & Trade Show

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    by Jeff Greene /   The Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) trade association, along with Rangefinder & AfterCapture magazines, will present their annual educational conference and trade expo on February 12–19, 2009 at the...
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    Photosynth For the World!

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    by Jeff Greene /     Microsoft Photosynth , a new service from Microsoft Live Labs , transcends and redefines the way photographers can view, experience and share photos. Photosynth transforms large collections of regular digital images into...
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    Name Your Dream Assignment!

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    Win $50,000 to Photograph Your Dream Assignment   By Jeff Greene /   Lenovo and Microsoft are sponsoring the Name Your Dream Assignment contest, an amazing photography contest that will provide one fortunate photographer with a rare opportunity...
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    $20,000 Microsoft Photo Contest

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    2009 Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition   by Jeff Greene /   Once again, I am quite pleased to announce the 4th annual Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition .    This is the most lucrative and influential international...
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    Sensor Cleaning

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    -by Jeff Greene / I can almost set my calendar based on the number of emails I receive regarding sensor dust. The hot, dry summer months, along with the increased use of cameras during vacation time adds up to dirty sensors. Factor in that most...
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    HD Photo Plug-in for Photoshop

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    by Jeff Greene / The Microsoft HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 are out of beta (which expires December 31st) and have been released for both Windows XP and Vista as well as Mac OSX. Both versions are free and available at...
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    The Ultimate Video Relay

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    - by Jeff Greene / Write. Shoot. Vote. Win. Create the Ultimate Story. The Ultimate Video Relay is a collaborative short film competition that challenges young filmmakers to continue and complete a three-act short film started by Kyle Newman...
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    Photokina Preview

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    by Jeff Greene / …and yes, I’m a PC . Photokina is the largest international photography trade show in the world and this year Microsoft is once again proud to be a major part of it. Held every two years in Cologne, Germany, Photokina attracts...
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    Pro Photo Tools 64-bit update

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    Microsoft Pro Photo Tools Update by Jeff Greene / In response to the comments and suggestions submitted by many users, we have updated Microsoft Pro Photo Tools to run on Vista 64-bit operating systems. However, since most manufacturer...
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    Mentor Series Trek - Colorado

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    by Jeff Greene / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Engine 480 chugs back to Durango. Another great Mentor Series Trek, this time led by noted adventure photographers Tom Bol and Beth Wald . Both reside in Colorado and have an...
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    Microsoft Pro Photo Summit - Day 1.2

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    by Jeff Greene / Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition Winners Announced I have just announced the winners of the 2008 Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition. Onstage with me (blue shirt / ‘clear’ hair) are this years’ winning...
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    Ansel Adams and Yosemite

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    Photocycle Podcast on FastCompany.TV By Jeff Greene / Photocycle is a new, professionally produced podcast that recently premiered on FastCompany.TV In the impressive 18-minute first episode, host Mark Silber interviews Michael Adams, son...
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    American Flag Screen Saver

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    Flag Day, June 14th, 2008 by Jeff Greene / Celebrate Flag Day today and download your own free copy of Microsoft's animated 3D American Flag screensaver. It's free, it's cool, and it's patriotic. Just don't let your monitor touch the...
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    Pro Photo Tools / Canon RAW Codec Issue

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    by Jeff Greene / Some users of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools may be experiencing problems when trying to make changes to their Canon RAW files. Shortly after the release of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools, Canon updated its RAW codec to Version 1...
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    The Ultimate PC Workflow

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    by Jeff Greene / Microsoft Icon of Imaging Reed Hoffmann has spent the last 20 years of his award-winning career honing his photojournalism skills and perfecting his digital imaging workflow. He has worked closely with Microsoft's Ultimate...
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    Photokina Press Day

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    by Jeff Greene / Press Day here at Photokina which means we’re putting the finishing touches on the Microsoft booth, briefing the staff, and fine-tuning the demo stations that will showcase the Microsoft digital imaging products I mentioned yesterday...
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    Photokina Day 2

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    by Jeff Greene / Some photos from around Photokina . Words cannot describe the immense size and scope of this bi-annual expo so I’ll let a few pictures do the talking: Canon World Pentax built a desert with REAL sand…. ...
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    Microsoft Pro Photo Summit – Day 2.2

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    by Jeff Greene / Photographer Marketing Tips / Skip Cohen Skip Cohen is the President of Rangefinder Publishing and the Director of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International . He had these ten marketing tips for professional photographers...
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    …Fall Back!

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    Daylight Saving Time Ends   by Jeff Greene /      It’s the first Sunday in November and that means it’s time to run around the house setting all your clocks back one hour.  Well, with all the confusion don’t forget to set the...
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