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WIPI Highly Recommends taking the time to visit dpreview.com. One of the most awesome digital info sites digital cameras. You'll find comparison guides, news articles, Up-to-date announcements about industry products. I wouldn't shop for a new camera without checking them out first!

Also see article on dpreview articles and forums about: Kodak confirmed that the DCS Pro SLR/n and DCS Pro SLR/c digital SLRs have been discontinued.

Also see PhotographyBlog.com

GaryFong.com e-Store

Showit WEB 2.0

See: Women In Photography International 25th Anniversary
"Turning Silver"

- Standalone Slide Show application for Windows or Mac - Automatically resizes images and generates Flash .swf files
- Customize music, text, colors, zoom, focal points, and include your own logo
- No knowledge of HTML, XML, or Flash required

"Great...Showit Web 2.0 is an extremely easy to use all around slide show application for Web and Computer Screen showcasing, highly recommended." Jean Ferro, Photo Artist / President, WIPI

garyfonginc.com/Showit Web

Also check out Paul Robison's beachcityphotos.com

Redefining Fine Art Photography

"CATCH the New 2006-2007 EPSON Print Academy
Track 1 & 2 seminars when they come to your city!

links to permanence tests


17-Inch Format Printer Features New Print Head with Breakthrough Screening Technology, Auto-Sharing Black Inks and New Sleek, Space-Saving Design for $1,295

See Stylus PRO 3800 product overview

A N N O U N C E D   A T   P H O T O K I N A

LONG BEACH, Calif. Sept. 25, 2006
Epson, the overwhelming brand of choice among professional photographers, continues to advance the possibilities of professional imaging with the introduction of the Epson Stylus Pro 3800. Incorporating a compact, 17-inch wide printer design, a new breakthrough screening algorithm and award-winning Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology. This printer delivers print quality and longevity unsurpassed by any other inkjet printer! For additional productivity, a new auto-sharing black ink technology allows for automatic switching between photo and matte black ink modes to maximize image quality on a wide variety of media types. Available for $1,295 (estimated street price), this sleek and sophisticated printer is engineered to mark another turning point in the history of printing technology for professional photography, graphic design and prepress proofing.

"Throughout my career I've constantly pushed the limits of technology in an attempt to reproduce the bold colors that define my work" said Pete Turner, master colorist and photographer whose photographs have appeared on hundreds of ads, magazines, record album covers, and are in the permanent collections of world-class museums. "Epson's new Stylus Pro 3800 represents an amazing breakthrough for creative professionals, providing unprecedented control over the entire printing process without any compromises. Combined with Epson's UltraChrome K3 pigment based ink, my prints have a sense of color and liquidity that I have never been able to get with any previous inkjet printing process."

The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates several new technologies and performance advancements for the most discerning professionals, which include: New Auto-Sharing Black Ink Technology: Breakthrough printhead allows the printer to automatically switch between photo and matte black inks, providing virtually seamless transition times and greater conservation of black inks.

Three-Level Black Ink System: In addition to cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta, Epson UltraChrome K3 features a unique three-level black ink system that simultaneously uses black, light black and light-light black inks to produce professional quality black-and-white prints that rival traditional silver halide. This technology is designed to create professional neutral and toned black and white prints without color crossover, metamerism or bronzing.

New Screening Technology: Debuting a mathematical breakthrough from Epson, the printer features an entirely new, radical screening algorithm that consistently places droplets precisely, producing smoother tonal transitions and greater detail from highlights to shadows.

High-Performance Engine Speeds: The extreme precision of the Epson Stylus Pro print engine delivers a 16" 20" photo lab-quality print (using 1,440 x 720 dpi - High Speed mode) in as fast as five minutes, 32 seconds ñ more than 20 percent faster than the Epson Stylus Pro 4800.

High-Precision Print Head Technology: The high-performance one-inch wide, eight-channel print head can achieve resolution levels up to 2880 x 1440 dpi with variable-sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters.

Flexible Media Handling: Accommodating a variety of media in cut-sheet form between 4" x 6"and 1î" x 22"including BorderFree printing up to 16" 20", the printer offers three different ways to load media - a high-capacity paper tray (120 sheets), top-loading manual tray optimized for fine art media and a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handling media up to 1.5 mm thick.

Print Longevity: Prints created with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 are predicted to resist fading up to 108 years for color prints and more than 200 years for black and white prints on specific Epson papers.

New Sleek and Compact Design: Weighing in at only 43 pounds, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 features a new compact design and narrow depth. Compared to the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, the dimensions and weight are reduced by 30 and 51 percent, respectively.

Connectivity Flexibility: For added versatility, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 ships standard with 10/100 BaseT Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity.

The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 will begin shipping in December 2006
and is priced at $1,295 (estimated street price).
For more information on Epson warranties, service programs and products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at HYPERLINK http://www.epson.com www.epson.com.

Click image for FLASH view of the new PRO 3800


* View, store and manage digital photos and movies
\* Experience amazing clarity and colour on the 4” Photo Fine Ultra LCD
* Connect to digital cameras and memory cards, with RAW data support for major camera manufacturers
* Store photos on an internal 40GB hard drive
* Listen to music with the built-in audio player

View P-3000 product specifications


Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer

Epson P-5000 Sept. 27, 2006 Multimedia Storage Viewer The complete digital solution for photographers Transform the way you view, store and manage digital photos and movies. The Epson P-5000 is ideal for photo enthusiasts and professionals

* View, store and manage digital photos and movies
* Experience amazing clarity and colour on the 4” PhotoFine Ultra LCD
* Store and back up digital image files on the internal 80GB hard drive
* Connect to digital cameras and memory cards, with RAW data support for major camera manufacturers

View P-5000 product specifications

Visit Epson.com to learn about Epson's fine line of products,

* Epson Support for the Intel-based Macintosh
* Epson Stylus CX6000 - the all-in-one that gives you everything you need, plus more of what you want
* Epson Perfection V100 Photo - enjoy automatic scanning of photos, film, and documents, as well as 3D objects
* more

About Epson

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

See www.wilhelm-research.com for test details and information on other Epson papers. Actual prints stability will vary according to display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or properly store them.



Learn at your own pace.

The Epson Online Experience is an innovative web based program. Every week, you can view five new videos packed with professional techniques, tips and step-by-step tutorials for creating spectacular images and digital prints.

Greg Gorman, Jay Maisel, John Shaw and other award winning professional photographers show you how they capture images plus how they and master printmakers produce spectacular digital prints.

Hosted by award-winning photographer and musician Graham Nash. Watch the preview

Just $29.95 gets you 60 exciting segments of exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos along with valuable step by step techniques on digital printing you won't find anywhere else. Knowledge is Power..espeically in making GREAT PRINTS..!

YOU CAN'T do better than this.. RECOMMENDED by WIPI..!

Want to know what type of prints last the longest, compare product information on photo papers from major companies here:

Permanence Tests:
Henry Wilhelm Research, here you will find information on inks, printers and archival storage necessary for preserving the life of your fine art prints as well as family album prints.   http://www.wilhelm-research.com/index.html

We feel it is important that this subject be openly discussed and reviewed amongst consumers and professionals alike so they can make an informed decision on the products they use.   www.epson.com/printpermanence

WIPI recommends this product to every photographer who wants to have the best possible research for pricing their photography. It's a must have program and will bring great clarity to your photography promotion and contract negotiations. One of the most frequent questions in photography relates to "HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE..?" You won't have to ask anyone that question again if you invest in yourself and purchase this program. It's a great asset to photographers and image makers..! ALSO see latest version of fotoBiz and look for the special pricing on the package of both fotoBiz and fotoQuote combined.

When someone wants to use one of your photos, you don't just need a number pulled out of a hat, you need help. You need fotoQuote, the industry standard price guide for stock and assignment photography!

FotoQuote is the only source of pricing information for photographers that gives you powerful Coaching help in every one of its 218 pricing categories. FotoQuote not only helps you come up with a fair price for your image license, but also gives you the inside information you will need to help you close the sale.

Numbers by themselves don't mean anything if you can't convince your client that your image is worth what you are asking.

New Categories
There are over 80 NEW categories in this version of fotoQuote for a total of 218! If you need to find a price, you're likely to find it in fotoQuote.

Stock Pricing
Everything you need for pricing and negotiating is at your fingertips with fotoQuote. FotoQuote's Stock Coach helps you with negotiating your sales, and every one of fotoQuote's categories has a Usage Tips section full of information about the specific category you are negotiating. The rights being requested by clients are getting more complicated, and the usage tips help you stay on track with your negotiations.

Assignment Pricing

In the fotoQuote Assignment pricing you get information on assignment rates in large and small markets throughout the US. The Assignment Coach is so full of information that it's like having a pricing seminar built into the program. It also gives you negotiating suggestions on how to deal with clients who are requesting all rights to the images you make on your assignments.

Updated Prices

For this version we spent seven full months looking at every source of pricing that we could find, contacting photographers, going through the pile of notes and feedback from our customers, and scouring web sites and bulletin boards to see what kind of problems photographers were having with pricing, and what kind of solutions were being suggested to solve them.

Keep Notes for Each Category
Each of fotoQuote's main categories now has a Notes window that lets you keep multiple notes with sales information for each of your transactions in that category. You can use these notes for reference the next time you need to research the same usage.

Magazine Database

The Magazine Database has hundreds of magazines with their circulation and what they charge their clients for a full page color ad. You can use this as a reference when you are quoting a job.

Print Quotes
We have found that a printed quote with our "official" prices on it is much more likely to be accepted than a verbal quote. FotoQuote makes the preparation of these quotes a simple matter of clicking a few buttons while you are looking up your prices.

Build License Agreements
The RightsWriter™ feature helps you build your licensing agreement by selecting terms from drop down menus. The license description is added automatically to your quote before you print it.

Display Prices in International Currencies
FotoQuote quotes prices based on our research in the US, but now these prices can be displayed in international currencies; US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars, British Pounds, and the Euro.

Founded in 1993 Cradoc Corporation is a leading developer of computer software for the freelance photographer. Cradoc Corp also develops fotoBiz the complete business management solution for the freelance photographer. For more information visit www.fotobiz.net.
fotoQuote - testimonials

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FotoBiz 2.0 is the most powerful, affordable, and easy to use photography business management software on the market. FotoBiz 2.0 comes with the latest version of fotoQuote Pro 5 built-in. If you need to get your paperwork out, keep track of your images, keyword and caption them, then this is the program for you.

Cradoc Corporation
PO Box 1310
Point Roberts, WA 98281
Phone: 360-945-1380
Email: info@fotoquote.com

Established in 1985, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. specializes in creating professional quality software designed to be easily used by both novice and expert users.

Prosoft started out as an engineering services company doing contract work with many of Apple's key developers including Disney, Epson, HP, Intuit, Iomega, Microsoft, Sony, TDK and VST. Prosoft has licensed multiple technologies to Apple including disk utilities, plug-and-play drivers, CD burning software, drive setup, password protection and disk image mounting.

Prosoft is now developing its own line of networking and utility software products that are engineered to empower users to effectively manage their data - including Netware Client for Mac OS X, Data Rescue II, Data Backup, Picture Rescue, Drive Genius, Media Tools, Data Rescue PC Recoversoft, and TuneTech for iPod®.

Picture Rescue:  Digital Picture Recovery Accidental deletion. Unintentional re-formatting. Inexplicable corruption. These things are a photographer's worst enemy, and unfortunately, happen all too often. Fortunately, there is Picture Rescue to protect you from these dangers of the digital age. Picture Rescue offers unparalleled picture recovery options in even the most extreme digital media disasters. If you use a digital camera, don't wait for disaster to strike. Protect yourself before it's too late.

How Does Picture Rescue Recover My pictures?
Data Rescue II:  The best data recovery software for the Mac platform has just got better with the new and improved Data Rescue II. Do you have a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer mounts? Are other tools failing to even recognize your bad drive? Data Rescue II is the best data recovery utility on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Other utilities can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying to 'fix' the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your files. Do not use a repair utility until you've safely recovered your important files over to a safe location. Data Rescue II  should be your first option to recover your important data, before you try any risky "repair" utility. An optional emergency bootable CD is also available.*

Why Do I Need Data Rescue?
Drive Genius:   Maintain, Manage, and Optimize Your Hard Drive. Drive Genius is an OS X utility designed to provide unsurpassed hard drive management. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, Drive Genius is packed with powerful tools such as a drive optimizer, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing, repairing and rebuilding volumes, plus excellent testing capabilities with media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create and delete partitions, and securely erase the data from volumes/drives per Department of Defense standards. Drive Genius can also hide partitions and duplicate volumes or drives swiftly. Last but not least, Drive Genius features advanced tools for resizing and moving of volumes without reformatting, and sports a sector-editing tool to modify the data on any sector of the drive -- powerful features that will satisfy even the seasoned Mac experts.

How Does it Work?

Data Backup:  Award-winning, easy to use backup utility for the Mac. Everyone should be backing up their important data before a hard drive disaster occurs. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.

The Answer is Data Backup

PROSOFT has products that are available in both MAC and PC versions. PROSOFT also has a line of products to accommodate your IPod needs.


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