Adobe Unveils Free Collection of Over 70,000 Stock Photos and Other Assets


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In preparation for this year’s virtual AdobeMAX conference, Adobe has unveiled two new initiatives that are meant to “inspire and empower diverse voices as we democratize creativity”: an Artist Development Fund, and a massive free collection of 70,000 photos, illustrations, vectors and other Adobe Stock assets.

The $500,000 Artist Development Fund is newsworthy in its own right, but it’s really not too different from the other relief funds and grants (and one “Bursasy”) that various companies have unveiled during the pandemic, each one meant to support creatives during this challenging time.

In Adobe’s case, the fund will be

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Adobe Unveils Free Collection of Over 70,000 Stock Photos and Other Assets


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In preparation for this year’s virtual AdobeMAX conference, Adobe has unveiled two new initiatives that are meant to “inspire and empower diverse voices as we democratize creativity”: an Artist Development Fund, and a massive free collection of 70,000 photos, illustrations, vectors and other Adobe Stock assets.

The $500,000 Artist Development Fund is newsworthy in its own right, but it’s really not too different from the other relief funds and grants (and one “Bursasy”) that various companies have unveiled during the pandemic, each one meant to support creatives during this challenging time.

In Adobe’s case, the fund will be

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Adobe Unveils Free Collection of Over 70,000 Stock Photos and Other Assets


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In preparation for this year’s virtual AdobeMAX conference, Adobe has unveiled two new initiatives that are meant to “inspire and empower diverse voices as we democratize creativity”: an Artist Development Fund, and a massive free collection of 70,000 photos, illustrations, vectors and other Adobe Stock assets.

The $500,000 Artist Development Fund is newsworthy in its own right, but it’s really not too different from the other relief funds and grants (and one “Bursasy”) that various companies have unveiled during the pandemic, each one meant to support creatives during this challenging time.

In Adobe’s case, the fund will be

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This Leica ‘Rifle’ is Expected to Sell for $250,000 at Leitz Photographica


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On November 21st, the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction will take place in Vienna and online. And while the full catalog hasn’t been published yet, Leica has unveiled a few “highlights” for collectors to drool over between now and the big day.

While us mere mortals can’t hope to plunk down the tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of dollars required to secure the most prized “collector’s pieces and rarities” on show at Leitz Photographica next month, that doesn’t stop us from ogling the merchandise. And this year, four items in particular bear some serious ogling. They are:

Why is Adobe Called Adobe? The Story of Garage Startup to Empire


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Have you ever wondered why Adobe is called Adobe? Or perhaps you are curious about how the company went from a garage startup to one of the most powerful software companies in the world. In this 17-minute video, ColdFusion answers those questions and more.

John Warnock and Charles Geschke, the founders of Adobe, left their employer Xerox Parc to create their own business after Xerox refused to commercialize a technology the two developed. That technology, called PostScript, is today still the graphics industry standard for printers. As we know now, the decision to leave Xerox was the right

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Nikon Introduces ‘Worry-Free’ 30-Day Trial for the Full-Frame Nikon Z5


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Nikon has brought back the ‘Nikon Yellow’ trial program, allowing US-based photographers to try the new Nikon Z5 full-frame mirrorless camera “worry free” for 30 days. If you don’t like it, simply send back the camera at the end of the trial period for a full refund, including pre-paid shipping.

The “home trial” program, which was first launched in December and centered around the crop-sensor Nikon Z50, is essentially a no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee. We can’t be sure how successful the program was at getting people to try out the Z50, but with a more exciting entry-level camera

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Nikon Introduces ‘Worry-Free’ 30-Day Trial for the Full-Frame Nikon Z5


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Nikon has brought back the ‘Nikon Yellow’ trial program, allowing US-based photographers to try the new Nikon Z5 full-frame mirrorless camera “worry free” for 30 days. If you don’t like it, simply send back the camera at the end of the trial period for a full refund, including pre-paid shipping.

The “home trial” program, which was first launched in December and centered around the crop-sensor Nikon Z50, is essentially a no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee. We can’t be sure how successful the program was at getting people to try out the Z50, but with a more exciting entry-level camera

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Is There Anything Nikon Can Do to Keep Up With the Competition?


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On the 14th of October, Nikon is set to announce its latest cameras. These are due to be updates to the Z 7 and Z 6 mirrorless cameras. There are a lot of expectations, but the biggest expected update for these cameras is… the second card slot.

The Uphill Battle

Public sentiment hasn’t been in Nikon’s favor for some time now. Currently, the company sits in fourth place in the mirrorless division, and it doesn’t look like it’s gaining any significant ground. Companies like Sony and Canon have cemented their positions already and unfortunately, Nikon just doesn’t have any seriously

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JIP to Ditch Olympus Name, Focus on ‘High End’ MFT Cameras: Report


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Japan Industrial Partners’ (JIP) acquisition of Olympus’ imaging division may not have included the Olympus name according to a new report. Additionally, JIP appears to be aiming its direction in micro four thirds to the “high end.”

Inside Imaging is reporting that though the Olympus sub-brands like M.Zuiko, OM-D, and PEN were part of the acquisition deal between Olympus and JIP, the Olympus brand was not. The imaging assets were bundled under private equity operating under the name OM Digital Solutions, which notably leaves the Olympus branding absent. A month ago, public statements about the future of the

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Panasonic Doesn’t Expect Olympus Owners to Switch To Its Products


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In the wake of Olympus’ finalized deal with Japan Industrial Partners to assume control of the company’s imaging business, Panasonic apparently isn’t very hopeful that many of Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds photographers will make the jump over to Panasonic camera equipment.

Here’s what 43rumors is hearing from a trusted source regarding Panasonic’s thinking:

[Panasonic] were brutally honest in analyzing the MFT market. They do not see a lot of potential in “movers” from Olympus to Lumix MFT. Their assumption is that Olympus owner keep their equipment in hope of light (like Pentax users), move to another system (Fuji?) or

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IKEA to Stop Selling Non-Rechargeable Alkaline Batteries by 2021


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IKEA has announced that it will completely stop selling non-rechargeable alkaline batteries starting next year. If you’re a photographer who uses the batteries to power camera gear, you’re encouraged to switch over to IKEA’s rechargeable line.

“Following IKEA’s commitment to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed from the global home furnishing range by October 2021,” IKEA says. “With this decision, IKEA wishes to inspire consumers who need to frequently use batteries to make a switch to rechargeable batteries. Regular use over time enables consumers to

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IKEA to Stop Selling Non-Rechargeable Alkaline Batteries by 2021


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IKEA has announced that it will completely stop selling non-rechargeable alkaline batteries starting next year. If you’re a photographer who uses the batteries to power camera gear, you’re encouraged to switch over to IKEA’s rechargeable line.

“Following IKEA’s commitment to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed from the global home furnishing range by October 2021,” IKEA says. “With this decision, IKEA wishes to inspire consumers who need to frequently use batteries to make a switch to rechargeable batteries. Regular use over time enables consumers to

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Olympus Concludes Sale of Imaging Business to JIP, Shares More Details


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Late last night, Olympus officially finalized the sale of its Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) and released a detailed press release in which they share some of what we can expect from so-called “OM Digital Solutions Corporation” moving forward.

The announcement that Olympus would sell its Imaging business to JIP first hit the newswire on June 24th, but that announcement wasn’t final. The deal was still in progress, and only a “memorandum of understanding” had been signed0. That changed last night, and as the ink dries on the contracts, Olympus has shared more details about what, exactly,

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Robotic Nikon D5 DSLRs Installed at Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park


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The Boston Red Sox professional baseball team has partnered with Nikon to have automatic robot cameras installed across its iconic Fenway Park.

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) installed five state-of-the-art Robotic Pods by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) at various key locations in the park.

The Robotic Pod by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon Group Company

The modular camera system housing can be controlled through a custom software interface by a remote operator, and the cameras will be used to capture high-quality photos and videos of Red Sox games during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The MHC client interface.

Inside the

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Robotic Nikon D5 DSLRs Installed at Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park


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The Boston Red Sox professional baseball team has partnered with Nikon to have automatic robot cameras installed across its iconic Fenway Park.

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) installed five state-of-the-art Robotic Pods by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) at various key locations in the park.

The Robotic Pod by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon Group Company

The modular camera system housing can be controlled through a custom software interface by a remote operator, and the cameras will be used to capture high-quality photos and videos of Red Sox games during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The MHC client interface.

Inside the

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Robotic Nikon D5 DSLRs Installed at Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park


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The Boston Red Sox professional baseball team has partnered with Nikon to have automatic robot cameras installed across its iconic Fenway Park.

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) installed five state-of-the-art Robotic Pods by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) at various key locations in the park.

The Robotic Pod by Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon Group Company

The modular camera system housing can be controlled through a custom software interface by a remote operator, and the cameras will be used to capture high-quality photos and videos of Red Sox games during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The MHC client interface.

Inside the

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Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS


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The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station.

Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday.

Once the product is on board, astronauts will be tasked with shooting product photos of the serum floating in the cupola module, which has sweeping panoramic views of Earth and space.

NASA charges a “professional fee” of $17,500

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Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS


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The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station.

Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday.

Once the product is on board, astronauts will be tasked with shooting product photos of the serum floating in the cupola module, which has sweeping panoramic views of Earth and space.

NASA charges a “professional fee” of $17,500

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Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS


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The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station.

Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday.

Once the product is on board, astronauts will be tasked with shooting product photos of the serum floating in the cupola module, which has sweeping panoramic views of Earth and space.

NASA charges a “professional fee” of $17,500

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Canon Purchased a Supercomputer for ‘No-Prototype’ Product Development


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According to Fujitsu, Canon Inc. has just placed an order for one of its ultra-powerful PRIMEHPC FX1000 supercomputers with the goal of turning their product development cycle into a “no-prototype” affair where things like impact, functionality, and airflow tests can be run on CAD designs instead of real products.

It’s no mystery that, thanks in large part to its deep coffers, Sony has taken a very aggressive stance on research and development in the camera sector. For several years, it seemed like you couldn’t go three months without a new alpha-series full-frame or APS-C camera being announced, each one at

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