Here's a link at Jim McGarvey's site that I had to dig a little to find, but its good reading. http://eocamera.jemcgarvey.com/pdf/dcsstory.pdfComplete history of the pro digital camera program. Some of the cameras were seen by very few people, including and underwater digital SLR!
Actually if you would like more info on the Kodak cameras from the dawn of the digital SLR take a look at Jim McGarvey's website: http://eocamera.jemcgarvey.com/Jim was one of the most influential engineers in the development of the digital cameras. Make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page too.
MrTed: Is ACDSee Pro 6 faster than Photo Mechanic in terms of initially launching the application, and then to cull a large number or RAW images?
ACDSee 5 Pro and prior versions have been slow to start for me. I'm running Windows 7, 64-bit with 8 GB RAM.
Any one feel ACDSee Pro 6 is faster than Pro 5 from an image browser perspective?
It is DEFINITELY noticeably faster than ACDsee Pro 5. I edit a couple of thousand images each week and have been using 4 and 5 for my workflow. On two different computers, both running Vista 64bit, I have run some processing tests. Much faster, and manages memory and processor load much better. Loads large directories faster, and I'm loading a 1300 image folder of 21mp raw files. Its a must have upgrade if you have a 64bit OS. It has even made my minimal laptop noticeably faster handling files (2ghz duo core, 4gb ram, Vista 64).