Beauty Box

Beauty Box, a plug-in for After Effects, has a built-in, face-recognition engine. Just park on a frame in which the actor is facing the camera, click the Analyze Frame button, and you’re done.

Ricoh CX2

After the impressive CX1 model last year, I was optimistic about the new Ricoh CX2. It offers the same body type and long-life battery, but with a few updates as well.

Poser 8

I’ve been reviewing and using Poser for many years now and have to say that Poser 8 is one of the most significant upgrades to date.

BannerZest Pro 2

Ingeniously easy to use, BannerZest Pro 2 is an easy way to add professional-looking, Flash-based slide shows to your website, blog, or social network pages.

TrekPod Go! PRO

For those on the go who don’t want to carry a heavy tripod, the TrekPod Go! PRO may be just the answer. It’s a walking stick, monopod, and tripod all wrapped up in one unit.

SymmetryWorks 5

So far, each version of the SymmetryWorks plug-in gets better and better—and this version is no different!

Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2

How much storage is really necessary? That’s a question that you might hear quite a bit, but for photographers and graphics professionals, there may never be enough.

Nikon D3000

Nikon’s 10.2-megapixel D3000 is their latest entry-level DSLR. It’s aimed at consumers stepping up from a point-and-shoot who want a camera that’s easy to learn but not lacking in sophisticated features.

NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II

Nikon’s new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II lens (27–300mm 35mm equivalent) is an updated version of their popular 18–200mm lens that covers a significant 11.1x focal-length range and probably most of a photographer’s shooting needs.

myPANTONE

If you’ve been a designer for any length of time, you’ve probably owned everything from Pantone Color Guides to the Pantone Color Cue. Now, there’s the myPANTONE app for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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