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CloudMe and Globell launch a secure joint European Cloud for the German speaking market

CloudMe and Globell launch a secure joint European Cloud for the German speaking market

In the age of government surveillance, CloudMe stands out as one of the very few cloud companies that is not based in the US or relying on cloud infrastructure provided by US corporations. Globell and CloudMe have now partnered to bring this true European Cloud to the important German market.

Linköping/Tegelen, EU – Wednesday May 7th 2017 – CloudMe, Europe’s leading provider of cloud sync and storage, with over 1.5 million subscribers, and Globell, the software distributor in the heart of Europe, today announced a new strategic partnership to bring privacy, security and compliance with European data protection to the German market.

 

A true European Cloud is needed to guarantee the safety and privacy of European residents as well as businesses through compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With GDPR going into full effect in May 2018, there is no more time for uncertainty and businesses need to make sure that no data reaches any third parties, including foreign governments. They need to be assured that the data is stored on European soil, that the servers are controlled by a European corporation, and under the sole jurisdiction of the European Union.

“Globell was our first choice for a German partner with their proven track record with global brands such as WinZip, ACDSee and NetObjects. Together we make a perfect team for building out a European Cloud,” says Daniel Arthursson, CEO of CloudMe.

Adoption of cloud technologies is booming and in the absence of approved secure alternatives, employees will use whatever tools they can find online to work efficiently.  Sharing of information, sending large file attachments or user friendly collaboration through shared folders is a business requirement. Everyone knows it increases efficiency and makes an organisation more flexible. With a safe European Cloud available there is no need to compromise on security, flexibility or user experience – CloudMe offers industry standard functionality.

The collaboration between Globell and CloudMe demonstrates the power of European companies coming together. We no longer have to accept the status quo and routinely accept the latest services coming from the US. Security has put the sovereignty of Europe’s data on the map and the new CloudMe service for the German market is the first step in building out a full European Cloud. 

“A true secure European Cloud is an important foundationfor the German software market and the entire European Union. With CloudMe we have found an ideal and experienced partner to realise our vision of privacy, security and data protection compliance for businesses in the German market,” says Regina Immes, CEO of Globell.

CloudMe is committed to offering Europeans storage and processing of data within the EU, and frankly where do you prefer your data? Safely stored in Sweden under EU legislation or just stored somewhere up in the cloud?

 

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SILKYPIX Shot for iPhones in JPEG/RAW released

“SILKYPIX Shot” capable of shooting with iPhones in JPEG/RAW format at the App Store.


Images shot in RAW format are adjustable with the following products which are own developed products from ISL (Ichikawa Soft Laboratory).
SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8 (ver. 8.0.4.0 or later)SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro7 (ver. 7.0.13.0 or later)SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 (ver. 7.1.13.0 or later)

Specifications
“SILKYPIX Shot” is a camera application that can shoot in JPEG and RAW format.Images taken in RAW format can be imported on a computer. It allows being corrected and adjusted using image processing software, like SILKYPIX Developer Studio, compatible with RAW (DNG) format. This effect can be finished surprisingly high-quality photos.It can be set manually ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, focus, white balance and AUTO shooting mode as well.


Furthermore, the following useful features are Implemented.
Level indicatorTouch shutter buttonGrid display (three division composition, diagonal composition, three division / diagonal composition, golden division method)Self-timer can be set from 1 to 999 seconds (1 second increments)Tele/wide switching shooting (iPhone 7 Plus only)Operating environment iOS 10.0 or laterCompatibility device iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

 

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Meyer-Optik Takes Quantum Leap with Primagon 24mm

With its latest Kickstarter campaign for the historic Trioplan 35+ successfully underway, Meyer-Optik is moving boldly into the world of high-end, high-performance photography with the newest addition to its lineup of hand-crafted lenses. Today, Meyer-Optik announced the new Primagon 24 mm f 2.8, which will have 7 individual lenses, including one aspheric lens. It will have an 84 degree angle of view and will impress with its image quality, compact size and weight of less than 9 ounces (about 250g). It will be available for practically all mirrorless cameras.

Even though the Primagon takes its name from a famous line of historic Meyer-Optik lenses, the new Primagon 24 is a totally new development. With this lens, the young Meyer-Optik brand strives for the highest image quality achievable, sticking to its guiding principles and guarantees that practically all mechanical and optical parts are made in Germany and the lenses will also be hand assembled as individual pieces of craftsmanship in Germany.  With the help of world famous development engineers, the Meyer-Optik team has been working on the Primagon 24 for more than a year. The team is also working on several more lenses for this new series to cover the full range of the most needed and popular focal lengths. These lenses are all developed under the premise that they will provide the best in class high-performance tools for the ambitious photographer.

Even though photographers will have to wait until early 2018 to get a look at this lens, as one of the rewards for backing its Kickstarter for the Trioplan 35+, Meyer-Optik is allowing 30 photographers to receive the Primagon 24 for about half of its expected retail cost. The photographers will get a chance to use the lens months before it heads into serial production, allowing them to give Meyer-Optik feedback that the company could use to make final refinements. The “testing” promotion is a unique way to reward a select group of Kickstarter backers, while giving the company a chance to receive some feedback on how the lens performs in the “real world.”

“Even though the new lenses are already high performers, we want to listen and learn from the feedback of our users,” said Dr. Stefan Immes, founder of the revived Meyer-Optik brand.

“The opinion of the Kickstarter community and the direct feedback is very important to us. We are striving for technical perfection with this lens – but we will not make any compromises when it comes to the creative part of photography. Personality and character are the most important features of all our lenses. This starts right at the beginning of the development process and we are proud that some of the best engineers nationally and internationally are supporting our team in Goerlitz," Immes said.

The new lens will be available at the beginning of 2018. It will be available for all mirrorless mounts. The suggested retail price will be 4.999,--€/5,499 US $.

In Europe: Dr.Stefan Immes at immes@netag.de

In North America: Joe Newman at newman@cosmicsmudgemedia.com and 1 202-445-1391

About Meyer-Optik Görlitz

A brand with a proud tradition and reputation for exceptional products, Meyer-Optik-Görlitz started manufacturing innovative, high-quality lenses in Germany in 1896.  In 2014, net SE revived the traditional spirit of the lenses once known throughout the world and started developing new lenses under the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz brand in Germany. Manufacturing handmade lenses started in 2015 with first generation prototypes.  Serial production began in early 2016.

In May 2015, net SE created a new subsidiary, Meyer-Optik USA Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Meyer-Optik USA is online at http://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com and on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

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SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8 released on Silkypix.eu

Product release announcement, high quality RAW development software high-end version “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8 download version”

Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd. (Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan : Representative Director Yoshikuni Ichikawa) has released digital RAW development software series “SILKYPIX Developer Studio” latest version “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8 download version (Windows/macOS) English” on February 16, 2017 (JST).

The english version is availble in our silkypix.eu webstore.

The product concept of SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8
“SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8” is the latest development in the SILKYPIX series, aiming at “enhancement of functions for finishing photographs that meet the photographer’s expectations” and “a comfortable and enjoyable RAW development software.” In this version, we have added “Clarity” and a “Brush” to the “Partial correction tool,” which have been requested by many customers. In addition, it has been equipped with a “Monochrome controller” specialized for monochrome adjustments and a “Underwater photo controller” specific for underwater photography. This RAW development software will be a strong support so you can create your own works.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8 major features

Clarity adjustment

A “Clarity” parameter has been added to the “Tone” adjustment item to adjust the luminance level of each pixel based on information from surrounding pixels. Increasing the effects of “Clarity” will make it possible to finish the details of the subject in a bold picture, so it is effective when you want to finish bold scenes with a hazy surrounding. In contrast, by lowering the “Clarity” you can finish with a soft ambience like with a soft focus, so you can use it to effect with women and children’s photography.

A Brush added to the Partial correction tools

A “Brush” that makes it possible to select correction areas more freely to “Partial corrections” was added in “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro7.” Using the “Brush” makes corrections easier even in difficult areas of “circular correction filter” and “gradual correction filter.” More creative adjustments have become possible by making partial corrections that do not take the form of the subject.

Strengthening the Monochrome Controller Function

A Monochrome Controller function has been installed specialized for adjusting monochrome pictures. Eight kinds of “Color filters” can be selected, and it is possible to reproduce filters when shooting monochrome photographs on your screen. In addition, since the “Lightness” can be adjusted for each hue, you can make a thorough finish to your black and white photographs. Even beginners of black and white photography can easily switch between color and monochrome images after applying parameters in the preview display, so you will be able to intensify the understanding of effects on monochrome photographs due to changes in color.

Underwater Photo Controller Installed as a Function for Correcting Dedicated to Underwater Photography

A function from “SILKYPIX Marine Photography” for RAW development software dedicated to underwater photography has been installed into “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8” called Underwater photo controller. With this Underwater photo controller, you can correct the bluishness that is difficult to adjust with the normal white balance by using “White balance for underwater.” It also features “Color restoration,” which actually reproduces colors lost in water, as well as “Muddy reduction” to eliminate murkiness in water.

Focus Peaking Function Installed

A Focus peaking function has been installed to detect the parts focused on from adjacent pixels in the image, and to display them with colors added to those parts. With this function, you can clearly check the area of focus.

Improved User Interface

We have improved the design to be clean and simple to make it possible to concentrate on adjusting images. In addition, the layout has been changed to make it easier to understand for those using adjustment functions for the first time. Also, you can now change the background color of the preview display according to your preference.

One License Can Be Used on Three Computers

In recent years, more and more people own multiple computers, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, etc., sometimes using both Windows and macOS. With such changes in the industry, “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro8” is now available for use on three computers with one license.

 

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SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 now available

Product release announcement, high quality RAW development software standard version “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 download version (Win/Mac)”

Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd. (Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan : Representative Director Yoshikuni Ichikawa) has released digital RAW development software series “SILKYPIX Developer Studio” latest standard version “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 download version (Win/Mac) English” on March 9, 2016 (JST) at ISL Online Store.

It is now availble at silkypix.eu

We have launched the latest the Standard Edition
Standard edition has been improved to obtains the new correction functions in addition to the basic functions. SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 has same image processing engine as a higher version Pro 7. This image processing engine realize high resolution by “Natural sharp” and improve gradation on highlighting. Therefore, this product has achieved the high image quality, such as high color separation performance and excellent noise reduction. Further it has a powerful correction functions, such as dust removal function and dodging / HDR. SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 is the new standard for easy-to-use RAW development software.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 major features
From dark area to highlight, RAW development engine improves the gradation further“Color representation” and “Gradation” in highlight part have been improved significantly. This achievement was bought by the improvement of RAW development engine and implemented by further deeply analyzing the information of RAW data, therefore it achieved the extension of the dynamic range in developing processing level.

The spotting tool removes a spot attached to the image sensorAt RAW development you can remove the unwanted substances in the dust and the subject of the image due to contamination of the sensor.By removing spots at RAW development, you can export to JPEG or TIFF with the spot is removed even if you have made the adjustment of color in developing again.

Completely new sharpness from superior outline detection (Natural sharp)Generally, when sharpness is set strong, there is one side effect that the noise is emphasized in blurry outlines or out-of-focus part of the blur. A completely new focus plane and logic for detecting out-of-focus part have been developed for SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7 so that you can apply strong sharpness only on the focus point.


Image Rating Compatibility - Some of photographers may have with a rating (typically a star mark) at the selection to OK cut to the camera side of the operation on the LCD monitor during shooting. SILKYPIX allows for linking and reflecting this “Rating” set on the camera. In addition, you can also edit the “Rating” on SILKYPIX Developer Studio 7.

 

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Meyer Optik brings back legendary Trioplan f2.8/100 ‘soap bubble’ bokeh lens with Kickstarter campai

Atlanta, GA/USA – June 26, 2015
New crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 to recreate, update and remanufacture a classic lens for modern photographers.
 

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