- Features: Written by Terri Stone on August 17, 2012
Last week, I went to a swap meet and found a 1973 Polaroid camera still in its original case. On eBay, it could sell for $100, but I paid just $1. Now there's a digital equivalent of a swap meet that targets creative pros, except it's even better because you don't have to pay a thing.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 9, 2012
The first model in a new line of cameras from Olympus has been announced. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system digital camera, meaning that it accepts interchangeable lenses that are compatible with the MFT system. Because MFT cameras don't use mirrors, they can be smaller than traditional SLRs.
The $1,299 E-M5 comes with a 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens and shoots both stills and HD video. Its sensor captures 16MP of data, and its ISO range extends up to 25600.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 8, 2012
The lengthy session list at the 2012 PEPCON print and ePublishing conference could be boiled down into one sentence: Attend this event or fall behind.
Seriously, just look at these session titles (which are only a sampling of the full list):
• InDesign to iPad and Android Apps
• Making Your Folio Come Alive: Embedding HTML and RSS
• XML for Print and Digital Publishing
• Stay on the Cutting Edge: Five Tools to Learn Now
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 7, 2012
Jason Blumer is no fly-by-night guy; he's the chief innovation officer of an accounting firm that caters to creative pros. So when he recommends that you price your work higher than you do now, it pays (literally) to listen.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 6, 2012
Chengyin Liu, an undergrad in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, has developed a handy web browser add-on for people who want to identify webfonts in a jiffy. The add-on, called WhatFont, is compatible with Firefox 3.6 and later; Chrome 9 and later; Safari 4 and later; Internet Explorer 9; and, to a lesser extent, Internet Explorer 8.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 3, 2012
If you have questions about QR codes, "QR Codes for Publishing and Marketing" may be just the ticket. While the $86 price is high for an impulse purchase, it's not much to keep you from marketing missteps. This 36-page eBook is actually several articles previously published in the venerable Seybold Report.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 2, 2012
Digital Art Zone (DAZ) is giving away several of its 3D software programs from now until February 29, 2012. To download DAZ Studio 4 Pro, Bryce 7 Pro, Hexagon 2.5, and the 3D Photoshop Bridge, go to the special download page on the DAZ site.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on February 1, 2012
Epson has introduced three new wide-format models. The $299 WorkForce WF-7520 and $249 WF-7510 are both all-in-ones, capable of both printing (13" x 19") and scanning (11" x 17"). The $199 WorkForce WF-7010 is a wide-format inkjet printer that Epson says is the fastest of its kind at outputting both single-sided and double-sided prints: 15 ISO ppm black and 8.0 ISO ppm color single-sided; 7.8 ISO ppm black and 5.2 ISO ppm color two-sided.
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on January 31, 2012
Sony has announced three new models in its Cyber-shot line of point-and-shoot. The most impressive is the $500 DSC-TX200V, which captures stills and HD video with an 18.2MP sensor. It can focus in as few as 0.13 seconds when you're shooting in daylight; when the light's low, it still needs only 0.25 seconds to focus.
The TX200V is waterproof, freeze-proof, and dust-proof, yet it's not housed in a hulking case. Instead, it looks more like a sleek new iPhone:
- Features: Written by Terri Stone on January 30, 2012
Many of us are intrigued by the idea of free fonts. However, the reality can be a little complicated. For example, if you use a free font on a client's project, you want to be sure that the use is legal. There's nothing worse than a type foundry calling your client with the news that the font wasn't licensed for commercial use.
Yves Peters has written a handy guide to keep you on the right side of the law. Called "Licensing 101," the guide is distributed by FontShop as a PDF.