Kodak's EasyShare C913 is a decent snapshot camera. If you're on a limited budget, rest assured that the C913 will give you better results than you’ll get with any mobile phone camera.
Portraiture 2.0 is a Photoshop plug-in that makes professional-quality portrait retouching a simple job for anyone with a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.Portraiture 2.0 will add that last bit of professional oomph to your images.
Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II is a great camera that offers exceptional image quality and a great interface. For users who’ve been wanting a full-frame SLR, there’s no doubt that the EOS 5D Mark II is a great option.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 is a time-proven production drawing tool with a clean, efficient interface, and well- thought-out tools that work seamlessly with the rest of the Adobe creative suite. The addition of multi-page capabilities and Blob Brushes make it must-have upgrade.
Canon's new EOS Rebel XSi is a great digital SLR camera, no matter how you look at it. If you’re shopping for a DSLR that costs less than a grand, this camera must go on your short list.
Most digital cameras don't include GPS receivers. No matter. With the right software you can easily add location data, called geotags, to your photos and then your snapshots on a map or share your photo route with others.
Twenty-two years after Illustrator’s first version, you might think that there’s little left to add to this venerable illustration tool. But Ben Long finds plenty of changes in Illustrator CS4, from a revamped interface to new gradient tools.
It's big and brawny, and Olympus's new DSLR can handle the elements. It's high-ISO performance isn't as good as Nikon's D300 or Canon's EOS 40D, but the E-3's overall image quality is very good.
There's a lot to like about Canon's successor to the popular EOS 30D digital single-lens reflex camera. Experienced photographers will enjoy the EOS 40D's intuitive design and easy-to-use software interface, not to mention the great image quality. It's not perfect, but it's a DSLR to seriously consider.
With the Alpha DSLR-A700, Sony shows that it still has much to prove as a manufacturer of DSLR cameras. While the camera produces good-looking images, it has several usability quirks that will frustrate experienced photographers.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-L10K is the company’s latest offering for the midrange DSLR market. It's a camera that's slightly smaller than your typical DSLR, and it has a few usability quirks, but it comes with a terrific Leica lens to help the L10K produce good-looking pictures.
Nikon's successor to the D200 DSLR is a winner. The D300 is full of features to satisfy demanding photographers, while taking great pictures, even at high ISO settings.
Over the past ten years, GPS technology has gone from the military to the mainstream. It’s now a fixture in cars, many folks carry portable GPS units with them on outdoor adventures, and we’re no longer wowed by the fact that you can precisely determine your location almost anywhere in the world.
Guest Gems author Ben Long looks at utility that corrects the lens distortion that can occur in images shot at wide angles.
Upgrading to Adobe Illustrator CS3 is a no-brainer for longtime Illustrator users. I was hoping that some of the older tools would get some tweaks—especially the 3-D tools and the color picker, and I’d love to see the ability to create multiple-page documents.