Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players Feature Opinion Sponsored post 

Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players

Guest post by Steve Giordano Jr., president, Photo Finale. I spend my day talking to photo specialty retailers. Many share their triumphs and challenges being an imaging industry entrepreneur. One common thread is frustration over the apparent competitive advantage enjoyed by Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens, and other large-scale photofinishing brands. I say “apparent” because, the truth is, an independent retailer can beat a... Read More
Enter National Photo Month Photo Contest News 

Enter National Photo Month Photo Contest

Vivid-Pix, The Imaging Alliance, Family Motor Coach Association partner for national photo contest ATLANTA (PRWEB) APRIL 30, 2018 – Vivid-Pix, The Imaging Alliance, and Family Motor Coach Association announces “Cross Town or Cross Country, National Photo Month Photo Contest.” Everyone loves photography, and with today’s technology, it’s never been easier to take and share photos. To commemorate May is National Photo... Read More
RitzPix adds portable banner offerings Press releases 

RitzPix adds portable banner offerings

Businesses and consumers enjoy high-quality, affordable banners from RitzPix RitzPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, has expanded its product line to include colorful display products and signs, suitable for small businesses and non-profits organizations. “The use of full-color photos has expanded to include displays for businesses of all sizes,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO, RitzPix. “Local businesses can make... Read More
Ápodo launches Kickstarter for smartphone controlled slider/dolly Crowdfunding New Products 

Ápodo launches Kickstarter for smartphone controlled slider/dolly

Ápodo hopes to raise 30,000€ (around $36,000) to make professional equipment accessible to any photographer or video enthusiast Today Ápodo launches on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from 506€ for the Ápodo Dolly, Slider & Dolly is the perfect solution for people who need a versatile, programmable and portable slider that fits in a backpack. Ápodo Slider & Dolly is the... Read More
Picture People abruptly closes doors: News reports News 

Picture People abruptly closes doors: News reports

Struggling portrait studio chain The Picture People closed doors without notice on Friday, leaving employees and customers in a lurch, according to news reports. The chain, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November, 2016, operates in-store studios in WalMart, Buy Buy Baby, Sears and other in-mall locations. KDKA -TV in Pittsburgh filed the report above, noting TPP Operating Inc., the... Read More
ZEISS presents half-year figures: high tech drives growth Earnings reports Press releases 

ZEISS presents half-year figures: high tech drives growth

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment sees major growth thanks to future-oriented EUV Medical technology and industrial metrology business still on track for growth Kaschke: “High-tech solutions from ZEISS are playing a major role in shaping the digital future” Positive outlook for second half of fiscal year OBERKOCHEN, Germany, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –Revenue achieved in first half of fiscal year grows to EUR 2.8 billion – EBIT at prior-year level despite negative currency effects The first six months of fiscal year... Read More
CaptureLife signs PortraitEFX a partner for the company’s high-volume photography solution News Press releases 

CaptureLife signs PortraitEFX a partner for the company’s high-volume photography solution

PortraitEFX is making the CaptureLife solution available to all its franchisees across the United States and Canada to deliver a better experience aligned with today’s consumers modern and mobile journey. Minneapolis, MN – May 17, 2018 – CaptureLife Inc., the leading provider of enterprise mobile marketing and commerce solutions for professional photography businesses, as well as the developer of the... Read More
Nikon to dissolve a consolidated Chinese manufacturing subsidiary of imaging business News Press releases 

Nikon to dissolve a consolidated Chinese manufacturing subsidiary of imaging business

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up to the Oct. 30, announcement Nikon was going to close its Wuxi plant due to the increase in smartphone sales. Earlier this week, Olympus also announced the closure of China camera plant. Nikon Corporation (Nikon) has announced at the Board of Directors’ Meeting held today the resolution that we will begin conducting relevant dissolution... Read More
Honor launches Honor 10 flagship phone with AI New Products Press releases 

Honor launches Honor 10 flagship phone with AI

Honor Launches the Honor 10, its Flagship Model for 2018, at £399.99, Unrivalled Smartphone AI Photography and Exquisite Aurora Glass Design LONDON, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Honor launched the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018, today in London. The launch will bring to life the concept of “Beauty in AI”, and reveal two major ground-breaking and industry-leading smartphone technologies... Read More
HP launches state-of-the-art large-format photo printers New Products Press releases 

HP launches state-of-the-art large-format photo printers

BERLIN, May 15, 2018 – HP Inc. unveiled its new DesignJet Z Printer series at FESPA Global Print Expo to showcase innovative large format technologies offering amazing image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers (PSPs), retailers, and creatives to deliver beautiful photos, impactful graphics and technical applications. The market for large photo merchandising grew seven percent in... Read More
Xerox announces John Visentin as new CEO People on the Move Press releases 

Xerox announces John Visentin as new CEO

John Visentin appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on July 31, 2018 MAY 16, 2018 — CORPORATE – NORWALK, Conn. —  Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John Visentin as chief executive officer. Visentin was also elected vice chairman of the Board of Directors. Keith Cozza was... Read More
iOS Photography App EXIF Viewer by Fluntro adds BULK Photo EXIF Editing Press releases Updates 

iOS Photography App EXIF Viewer by Fluntro adds BULK Photo EXIF Editing

May 16, 2018 in Photo and Video (E) – Thrissur, Kerala, India – Fluntro today releases a highly awaited feature for their EXIF Viewer App, which now supports Bulk editing of Photo EXIF Metadata, Location and Date. Currently in iOS, it is impossible to view Photo EXIF Metadata without using third party Apps. Fluntro developed EXIF Viewer to make... Read More
Ricoh releases four software development kits for the remote operation of PENTAX DSLRs Press releases SDKs and APIs Updates 

Ricoh releases four software development kits for the remote operation of PENTAX DSLRs

TOKYO, May 16, 2018 – Ricoh today announced the release of four software development kits (SDK), designed for the remote operation of PENTAX-brand digital SLR cameras using smartphones and personal computers. Based on these kits, users can develop software or applications that enable them to operate their cameras from a distance, and then output captured Live View images to external... Read More
First Chicago-area Print Refinery grand opening this weekend Events News 

First Chicago-area Print Refinery grand opening this weekend

The first Chicago-area Print Refinery is having a grand opening celebration this weekend. The Print Refinery @ Click Incorporated is operated by Nick Gillenwater. The store is located at 1000 Butterfield Road, Ste 1025, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. The Print Refinery is the flagship offering from the IPI Member Network. The group describes The Print Refinery as community connecting families, friends, and colleagues... Read More
Relonch AI simulates Hollywood-class lighting on smartphones New Products Press releases 

Relonch AI simulates Hollywood-class lighting on smartphones

Relonch Alfred App for iOS Turns Smartphone Cameras into Professional Imaging Tools by adding Cinematic drama to Daily Pictures and Videos LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Relonch, a cinema technology company and developer of AI-based technology for digital imaging, announced today the launch of Relonch Alfred, a demo-stage app for iOS that leverages the capabilities of the Relonch AI... Read More
PSPC consulting firm launched to aid volume photographers News People on the Move 

PSPC consulting firm launched to aid volume photographers

Longtime school photography executive Mark Schoenrock has assembled a team of advisors to serve volume photographers, photography companies, vendors and suppliers of all sizes and sales volumes, under the name Professional School, Sport and Special Event Photography Consulting (PSPC). Schoenrock says the venture was launched late last year in response to requests from volume photographers and vendors for information and advice on... Read More
Blurb Inc. launches new print API with two partners News Press releases 

Blurb Inc. launches new print API with two partners

BuzzFeed and StoryWorth Successfully Integrate New Blurb Print Platform to Provide Their Customers with Customized Print Content San Francisco, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blurb, Inc., the global leaders in creative book and magazine self-publishing platform, announced the release of Blurb’s new Print API and integrations with BuzzFeed and StoryWorth. Blurb’s new API enables content-focused organizations to offer their... Read More
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