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Apple Releases Aperture 3

New features include Faces, Places, and Brushes tools.

Apple has released Aperture 3, the next major release of its photo-editing and -management software. It includes more than 200 new features.

The new features include:

• Faces: Aperture 3 uses face detection and recognition to find and organize photos by the people in them. Users can view faces across their entire photo library or view just the faces that appear in selected projects. In addition, Aperture 3 now displays faces that have been detected but haven’t yet been named.


Positioning Your Business for the Recovery

Dscoop Poised for 2010 Conference

Brand Owner panel will feature Frito Lay, Nutraceutical Corp., and Procter & Gamble.

Dscoop is poised for its fifth annual conference—Dscoop 5—which takes place February 18-20, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.


New East Coast Office for Mutoh

Woburn, Massachusetts site will serve as demo, service, and sales facility.

Mutoh America has opened a new East Cast office in Woburn, Massachusetts. The East Coast office is equipped with a Mutoh ValueJet1614, ValueJet 1608 HA, ValueJet 1628 TD printer, and a cutter to serve as a complete demonstration site and service Mutoh inkjet printers.

Ralph Terramagra has been appointed Muoth’s Eastern regional sales manager and will work out of the new East Coast office.



Haiti Poster Project: Call for Entries

Goal is $1 million; deadline is March 15.

The Haiti Poster Project is seeking limited-edition sets of posters from artists, designers, design firms, and print providers  from around the world. The donated posters will be sold online to raise money for Doctors Without Borders; the goal is $1 million.

The specifics:
• Posters should be specific to the earthquake in Haiti or The Haiti Poster Project;
• The posters may be graphic or typographic;
• The posters should be signed and numbered editions in quantities of 25 to 100; the posters should not be one-offs.


Thinkstock is New Royalty-Free Site from Getty

Image-subscription service offers complementary legal protection.

Getty Images has launched Thinkstock, a new image-subscription service developed for “value-conscious creative professionals.”


Nik Software Plans Educational Event for Photographers

Hands-on sessions designed to improve image capture and output

Nik Software, Inc., a digital imaging and photography software developer, has announced plans for its first-ever “Nik Summit,” a two day educational event aimed at helping photographers improve their image capture skills and use photo enhancement technology to improve output quality.


SGIA Dedicates ASPT Student Printing & Imaging Awards to Tom Frecska

Annual awards honor student work in specialty imaging; deadline is July 16.

The Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASPT), part of SGIA, has dedicated its Student Printing and Digital Imaging Awards Competition to Tom Frecska, the late editor of Screen Printing magazine.

“Tom recognized the importance of the education of students in the screen printing process,” says Marci Kinter, SGIA’s vice president of government and business information. “He was a supporter of screen printing technology, and also understood, accepted and embraced the newer technologies used by our industry sector.”


Mutoh Sets 2010 School of Wrap Schedule

Basic, intermediate, and advanced hands-on classes offered across the US.

Mutoh America is partnering with media company Avery Dennison and graphics-installer Justin Pate to take the Mutoh “Hands-On” School of Wrap class across the US in 2010. The classes, reports Mutoh, are designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of graphic-installation mechanics so that they can gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle wrap indus-try.
Dates and locales for 2010 include:

• March 11-13: Mentor, Ohio
• June 7-9: Elkridge, Maryland
• August 16-18: Burbank, California