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|| News Item: Posted 1999-03-07

Geek Corner
(Notes from the digital photography world

By Robert Hanashiro

- Digital Photographers "Bible" Due Soon.
Rob Galbraith's update to his Digital Photojournalist's Guide is due soon. This is a book that Sports Shooter highly recommends to everyone ... dig and non-dig shooter alike. Below is ordering information from Rob's web site (

The Digital Photojournalist's Guide 4th Edition to be released mid-March The latest release of The Digital Photojournalist's Guide, my book on the use of DCS 620, DCS 520, EOS D2000, NC2000e and DCS3 in news photography, will be available the week of March 15th. The price is US$55 including a CD-ROM of demo applications and sample images. A FAQ on the book is here.

***If you reside outside of Canada*** and wish to purchase 1-9 copies, please contact Jeff Snyder at Penn Camera in the Washington, DC, USA area. He is reachable via telephone at 1-800-347-5770, +1 301-210-7366, send him a fax to +1 301-210-7370 or drop him an email. Jeff is normally available from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm EST. You will be able to order The Digital Photojournalist's Guide with your credit card and have the book shipped anywhere in the world. Penn Camera accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

- Norton's Bundle Announced.
Symantec announced March 1 that it is bundling its popular software titles Norton Utilities and Anti-Virus with Aladdin System's Spring Cleaning for $149 retail. The package will save buyers about $100 if the three titles were purchased separately. For more information on these software titles, go to Symantec's web site:

- Virus Update.
For information on the "MacOS 8.5.1 Chooser Updater" Trojan Horse and the "666" virus (introduced into Macs through a file called "Graphics Accelerator"), check out the MacInTouch web site:

MacAddict ( recommends a freeware utility to rid your system of the "666" virus. Written by Joe Laffey, "The Exorcist" can be downloaded at:

- New DCS Acquire Plug-in Posted by Kodak.
The latest acquire module for Kodak's professional digital cameras, 5.6.3b, has been posted:
This plug-in fully supports the new Nikon-based DCS620 and now allows black & white display and acquire of images, which is enabled through the preferences control panel. It also has a tighter spacing of the thumbnails, but still has not gotten rid of those useless "slide mounts."

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