The long Beta period is over as Adobe announced today that it will release Lightroom 1.0 on Feb. 19 for $299 with a $100 discount available until April 30. Imaging-Resource has a full report on Lightroom 1.0 with screenshots.
Nikon previewed a beta version of Capture NX that is compatible with Intel-based Macs at MacWorld San Francisco last week. The new version will be available “when it is ready to be released” according to Nikon, at an estimated retail price of $149.95 US.
In addition to the Intel-based Mac compatibility, Nikon has made several usability updates based on software testing and customer feedback. The user interface has been improved and updated to enable users to work faster, effectively, and easily. Additional improvements to Capture NX include enhanced speed for faster and effective workflow, resizable histograms and curves & levels palette.
Paraguayan filmmaker Martín Crespo shot his short movie using stills from a Nikon D50. It was done with non professional actors, and took three days “filming” (15.000 photos) and 2 months in the editing room. Here’s the 2 min trailer (Spanish with English subtitles):
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