« Hoya and Pentax Continue Negotiations |Main| Geotagging for Nikon and Fuji Digital SLRs »

May 16, 2007

Phase One and Microsoft combine workflow skills

Phase One has joined forces with Microsoft, offering Capture One PRO and iView MediaPro 3 together for only $499 (US), as a powerful digital image capture and workflow combination. If you haven't heard the news yet, Microsoft acquired iView Multimedia in June 2006 and is developing the cross-platform cataloging tool into a next-generation product named Microsoft Expression Media.

Digital imaging workflow techniques have always been a matter of personal preference mixed with each individual photographer's needs and budget.
Software experts in the field recognize the obvious: "You can't please everybody all the time, but you can sure try."
This move by Phase One and Microsoft reflects an understanding of the personal preference factor.
Rather than boast that each, individually, is the "one-package" that fits all needs, the two have combined forces to provide an attractive package worthy of serious consideration.
Our friends at Phase One have provided an informative podcast explaining the workflow solution.
They also provide valuable additional information, including the insights of British fashion photographer Drew Gardner, who has experience with this combination.

Posted by flashdeadline at May 16, 2007 4:07 PM