The Week That Was - 12-02-2006

Fuiji Film cuts 5000 jobs
After a series of cut-back announcements from many of the film companies due to the shrinking market in film, Fuji are the latest company to announce staff reductions. For more information check out the press release here

Lexmark to cut 500 UK jobs
Lexmark have announced the phased closure of their Rosyth plant in Scotland. The phased closure is expected to begin april with approximately 500 redundancies and completed by year end 2006. Lexmark employs approximately 700 people at this facility.

The closure of the facility is attributed to redundant capacity, higher running costs in comparison to Lexmark’s other facilities, and fact that to maintain the facility there would have to be an expensive cycle of investment in new technologies.

iView MediaPro updated to v3.0.2
iView MediaPro for Windows and Mac has been updated to v3.0.2. The new version adds RAW support for cameras and backs from Panasonic, Leica, Sinar and Mamiya. The update also fixes a number of bugs and features speed improvements in scrolling and searching larger catalogs. For more info and to download the update visit

Photo Mechanic updated and updated again.
Camera Bits has posted Photo Mechanic for Windows and Mac, a maintenance release of the pro photo browser that fixes bugs which caused crashing in v4.4.1 released earlier this week. Visit for the update and more info.