An Introduction to ProGrade Digital, and a Chat with the CEO

First the Backstory In 2017 the parent company of Lexar memory cards, Micron, announced that they would be shutting down that arm of the company. The Idaho-based flash memory company does huge business in other technology sectors, and the consumer memory card business wasn’t a sector that they wanted to focus energy on. I think to most people in the industry it came as a shock, and as a Lexar customer myself, I was disappointed because in the past I had received such excellent service from them.  A few months after the initial announcement, a Chinese company called Longsys announced …

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DxO Photolab 4 Is Out Now! – 30% Discount Included

DxO has just released version 4 of their increasingly impressive Photolab software. The headline feature is the implementation of a new demosaicing and denoising system called DeepPrime. This new technology uses Ai and deep learning to selectively denoise your images without destroying details in important areas of the frame. The samples appear quite impressive. Interestingly, the technology works directly on the RAW file, instead of working on a converted JPEG for TIF as with Topaz AI Clear. This should bring some advantages over the current king of the denoise hill. As well as the new DeepPrime technology, the software also …

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New Think Tank Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack

Think Tank Photo has added a new roller bag to their lineup, and this one has a twist. The Essentials is a convertible roller bag that has backpack straps that can be deployed in seconds when you need to cross rough ground. Sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements, the Essentials fits two DSLR or Mirrorless bodies, a mounted 70–200mm, multiple lenses, and a 16-inch laptop. It’s Think Tank’s smallest roller bag, but it certainly doesn’t lack any of the features of the larger bags. Check it out here on the Think Tank site, and if you order through our …

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