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Apple's iPad

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9.7″ touch sensitive LED display. .5″ thin. 1.5 pounds.
Look at photos, read ebooks, navigate maps, watch video, play music, surf the web, use over 140,000 apps (it’s iPhone app compatible), look at photos.
It’ll be a revolution in so many ways.
I’m particularly looking forward to what it will do for electronic books. Is this the iPod for the book publishing world? It’s way beyond Kindle. The big question I want to know is will it allow split screen function to be able to run two products or kinds of media side-by-side? The context of two pages presented side-by-side is extremely powerful and one of the things I like most about the form of the book.
Watch the video here.

OnOne – PhotoFrame & PhotoSuite Discounts

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Upgrade to the new PhotoFrame 4.5 Pro today and save $30 off the regular upgrade price. Or, save $200 by upgrading to the Plug-In Suite 5 which includes PhotoFrame 4.5 Pro and five additional award-winning plug-ins. Plus, you’ll get 30-day access to Photoshop Training Videos from Kelby Training.
This offer expires tomorrow –  Jan 28, 2010.
Check out the video to see what’s new in the latest versions.

One One – Camera Raw & Lightroom Presets

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Get over 140 free Camera Raw or Lightroom presets designed by Photoshop guru Jack Davis.
•    Over 140 free Presets to simply and speed up your workflow.
•    Quickly correct color and tone.
•    Easily add creative effects.
•    Save time by streamlining your workflow.
PhotoPresets for ACR and Lightroom now includes two dynamite collections of development presets. The first collection, PhotoPresets with One-Click WOW! includes 85 presets for quick and easy image optimization such as color and tonal correction.
The second collection, PhotoPresets WOW Effects (released in Feb ’09), includes 55 additional presets for adding special effects to your images, taking advantage of the new features in the latest versions of ACR and Lightroom.
The best part is the price – you can download all of these presets for free!
Get the Adobe Camera Raw Presets here.
Get the Adobe Lightroom Presets here.

When Did You First Know You Wanted to Be a Photographer?

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When did you first know you wanted to be a photographer?
A lot of times the answer goes way back and that inspiring moment follows us for a lifetime.
Here’s what Vincent Versace shared in a recent interview with Scott Wyden.
“When I knew I wanted to be a photographer, I mean new it in my core, was when I was 15 years old and out to the smoky mountains with my other uncle CJ Elfont. I shot my first “smokey water” waterfall. I watched how the world stopped for him when he shot and the look on his face after he made an exposure with his view camera. I had the “buzz” when I captured my water shot. That was when I knew.”
Read more with Vincent Versace here.
Find more about Vincent Versace here.

Ink Drips or Smears

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …
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Problem
I’m getting spots or streaks of ink on my print(s).
Solution
Clean the print heads, the rollers, and the inside of the printer.
Sometimes excess ink accumulates from previous printing sessions and gets smeared on the next print. This usually only happens when previous print errors have printed off the paper causing problems for the next print, even if it’s printed correctly.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Ink Spattering and Pooling

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …
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Problem
My prints looks slightly granular and dark with lost detail in deep shadows.
Solution
My prints looks slightly granular and dark with lost detail in deep shadows.Make sure the Media Type is specified correctly.
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Then reduce the ink limit with the Advanced Media Control Color Density slider.
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This happens most frequently with third party papers, where the ink limit needs to be adjusted from another manufacturers defaults. Start with the nearest paper type for the Media Setting and then use Advanced Media Control to reduce the Color Density or increase the Drying Time or both.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Maintenance Tank Is Full

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …
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Problem
My printer won’t print because the maintenance tank is full.
Solution
Replace the maintenance tank.
Maintenance tanks catch excess ink during printing. Always have an extra maintenance tank on hand. It takes a lot of printing to fill up a maintenance tank, but when it’s full the printer won’t print. If you don’t have one on hand you’ll have to go get one or wait for delivery. If you do have one on hand you can simply replace it and keep printing.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Paper Won't Feed

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …
Problem
The paper won’t feed. It jams or feeds through without printing.
Solution
Make sure your paper is seated correctly in the printer.
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Setting for Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper on Manual Rear.
MediaSetting_USFA
Setting for Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper on Manual Rear.
Check your Paper Feed setting and if the problem persists, adjust the Platen Gap.
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Thicker papers need to be fed with the Manual Rear option. Make sure you’re using it and you’ve specified this in the printer driver. You may still need to adjust the Platen Gap to a wider setting for thicker media (like Epson Exhibition Fiber Fine Art Paper). Many thicker papers will tend to jam when feeding them in bulk. You may need to feed them one at a time. Sometimes, you even need to give the paper a gentle nudge when the printer first feeds it.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.