Vista

Canon Updates Digital Camera Software

Rob Galbraith has posted an announcement that Canon have posted updates for almost all of the applications they bundle with their line of digital SLR models. He indicates that they have also released the Canon RAW Codec Version 1.0 for Windows Vista which helps address support issues for Raw files on the New windows OS.

Updaters are available for Digital Photo Professional 3.0, EOS Utility 2.0 and ImageBrowser 5.8b/ZoomBrowser EX 5.8b, as well as a full installer for RAW Codec 1.0, which can be downloaded from any of the recent-model Canon digital SLR pages on Canon's Web Self-Service System website. For the updaters to run, you must have earlier versions of Canon digital SLR software installed.

Nikon Releases Capture NX v1.1

Nikon have released updaters for their Capture NX application which will take it to v1.1. The Mac version is now a Universal Binary with spport for native performance on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs, the Windows version has introduced compatibility with the 32-bit version of Vista. Rob Galbraith has published a page providing more details of the changes and improvements with links to all the updates.

Akvis Sketch Version 3.0 Released

Akvis have released version 3.0 of their Sketch plug-in for Photo Centric Software such as Paint Shop Pro, Adobe PhotoShop and others. This revision is a relatively minor upgrade and addresses a few bugs and compatibility with Windows Vista. AKVIS Sketch is a plugin for converting photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings.

For more information visit the Sketch plug-in page at AKVIS.