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The 2009 CreativePro.com Gift Guide

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With online marketplaces such as Etsy and Amazon, not to mention physical stores of the independent and chain varieties, there's no shortage of gift possibilities. The real problem is sorting through the mundane to find stuff that's truly worth giving. That's why we've spent days compiling the following list, a gathering of items sure to tickle the fancy of creative people (including yourself.)

The list is divided into four categories:

1. Wares for Home and Office

Jade 2.0 for Aperture Shipping

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Press release

DataMind Srl is proud to announce Jade Plug-in 2.0, their digital image processing plug-in for Apple Aperture. Jade Plug-in includes the same algorithms as DataMind's highly acclaimed digital image processing applications, Jade and Beryl. Implementing state-of-the-art algorithms to enhance color, contrast and dynamic range and remove red-eye effect, Jade Plug-in is an easy-to-use image enhancement tool that will automatically improve digital images directly in Aperture.

Make Cut-Paper Portraits with Photoshop & Old-School Tools

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Paul Overton of the blog Dude Craft has filmed a thorough video tutorial that makes it easy to take a photo and turn it into a cut-paper portrait that looks like you drew it all painstakingly by hand.

Photoshop is the key, but fans of old-school tools need not fear -- an X-Acto and Spray Mount are necessary, too.

You can watch the entire video (a little over 10 minutes, but worth it), below.

Give the iPhone Camera a Burst Mode

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Press release

Burst gives your iPhone camera the Burst Mode (also called Bulb Mode) available on professional cameras. In Burst Mode, the camera will automatically take consecutive shots after you trip the shutter. It is particularly useful in action photography, where perfect shot only happens in split second.

Features
- Continuous shooting in burst of 2, 4 or 8 shots.
- Buffer memory of 8 shots.
- Automatic saving to Photo Library.

Shoot a Video, Win $100,000

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Press release

Nikon's new contest is "Your Day in 140 Seconds or Less."

The Brief
To celebrate HD video within the Nikon D5000 we’d like you to show us “A Day through your Lens.”

So what’s it like to be you? Capture the essence of your day in a video of 140 seconds or less. It can be funny, touching or profound. It can be about everything you did, everything you didn’t do, the day’s biggest dilemma or its most telling detail.

Track Down Image Thieves Online

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Press release

ImageRights is a service that uses powerful Image Recognition Technology to help you locate and identify where your uploaded images are being used online.

Q. Who should use ImageRights?
A. ImageRights is designed for professionals that earn income from their images and need to understand how their images are being used and to help protect against their unauthorized use. ImageRights users include photographers, illustrators, visual artists, image libraries and publishers.

Q. How does it work?

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