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Hands-on Review: Epson PowerLite 1735W Multimedia Projector

As a photographer and educator, I’ve been using multimedia projectors for more than 15 years. They are, in my opinion, magical devices that can essentially turn a small laptop into a huge “slide projector.” But in many cases, you never quite know what the results will be until you connect to a projector at a company or educational institution. And not too long ago, any projector in the $1,000-1,500 range was either too heavy to carry around, or was just not worth using for projecting images.

All of the Epson 1700 Series Projectors, including the 1730W and 1735W look like this from the front. A sliding lens protector is hidden when the projector lens is exposed (control for it is located just above the lens). Photo courtesy Epson Inc.

Enter the Epson PowerLite 1735W Multimedia Projector. In this review, I’ll give an overview of the 1735W as well as a similar widescreen projector in the line (the PowerLite 1730W), and I’ll cover the topics I believe are most important to photographers and video professionals/aficionados. I’ll end with some overall Pros and Cons and give my thoughts on the product as a whole.


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Recent Tips and Art Resources Column (plus archives) on

I recently wrote another column at that I thought might be of interest. I generally write a column for their site every other week. In it I often offer printing tips and techniques, and other areas I highlight include: photo-related events; learning resources; exhibitions; talks and photo contests. For example, a tip from my most recent column is titled: Quick Printing Tip: How to Place Images Perfectly Every Time.


The most recent column can be found here:

Also, by changing the number above from 27 to a lower number (1 to 26) like this: you can find all 27 of the columns I’ve written over the last year and a half.

And if you’d like to receive the newsletter portion related to fine-art photography (those news items are not available at this time online-only through the newsletter), you can sign up here for free (I highly recommend it):


Lightroom 2.2 Update Released

I just received this announcement about Lightroom 2.2 being released. One of the best features I noticed is that Adobe Camera Profiles are now provided in the application, eliminating the need to install them manually. Below are excerpts from the announcement:

Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom software, available immediately as a free upgrade for existing Lightroom 2 users. Lightroom 2.2 adds raw support for seven new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon PowerShot G10. The update also includes several refinements such as enhanced performance of the local adjustment tools.

In addition, Adobe’s Camera Profiles are now available natively within Lightroom 2.2 and are provided automatically as part of this release. As the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, camera profiles provide flexibility that allows photographers to quickly achieve their desired rendering.

Lightroom 2.2 supports the following additional camera models: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon PowerShot G10, Panasonic DMC-G1, Panasonic DMC-FX150, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-LX3 and Leica D-LUX 4.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 is available now as a free download for
existing Lightroom 2 customers here.

For more information on Photoshop Lightroom 2 or to purchase the
software on Adobe’s website, visit

Related Links

• Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 30 Day Free Tryout
• Lightroom 2 Learning Center on
• Lightroom 2 Photowalk with Scott Kelby
• Audio interview of Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager by Scott Bourne of
• Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adventure: Tasmania. This post about the new Clarity slider by Mikkel Aaland is very interesting.
• Many free tutorials on
• Excellent Lightroom video tutorial for converting to B&W by Martin Evening.
• Photoshop CS3 Launch site on
• Many great Lightroom and Photoshop CS3/CS4 video tutorials at (paid subscription, but many segments of their turorials can be viewed for free to get a sample of the content).

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