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PicsArt opens AI Lab in Moscow News Press releases 

PicsArt opens AI Lab in Moscow

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PicsArt, the leading creative platform and app for social storytelling, today announced that it has opened the PicsArt AI Lab in Moscow. The Lab will enable the company to further its leadership in AI and Machine Learning and identify new and innovative uses for the tech. With more than 100 million monthly active users... Read More
Pro Imaging adds free “Connect” conference in April Events News 

Pro Imaging adds free “Connect” conference in April

Free educational conference is for pro lab, vertically integrated school/sports photography, and retail photography businesses Pro Imaging Expo, producer of the imaging-industry events, has added a free educational event, April 13-14, 2019, preceding its annual Pro Imaging Golf tournament and Future Imaging Symposium, at, Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Pro Imaging CONNECT is targeted toward portrait labs, vertically integrated photography studios,... Read More
Licensee offering digitizing under Kodak Digitizing Box brand News Opinion 

Licensee offering digitizing under Kodak Digitizing Box brand

Eastman Kodak Co. is offering picture and movie digitization services under a licensing agreement with AMB Media LLC, the parent company of Legacybox and Southtree brands. Since its 2012 bankruptcy, Kodak has been actively seeking licensees for a wide range of consumer products, from fashionwear to consumer electronics. A full list is here. In the “About Us” section of the Kodak Digitizing... Read More
When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research Events Market research News Opinion 

When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research

Hans Hartman of Suite 48a recently shared some insights from the recent Beyond smartphones and digital cameras – The Long Tail of Cameras survey, conducted a few months ago among 1,055 North American respondents who take at least 5 photos a month. As shown in the chart above, 63% of the respondents or their partner own a digital camera, showing there is still healthy... Read More
Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos

Google Photos has added a new feature for automatically gathering photos into albums for sharing. According to the blog post, Google Photos can turn any album into a live album. The user simply chooses the people or pets, and Google Photos will automatically add photos of these subjects to the album as they happen. Live albums are rolling out now... Read More
Photobox Group further strengthens product team with industry-leading talent News People on the Move Press releases 

Photobox Group further strengthens product team with industry-leading talent

Leading U.K. photo services company Photobox refreshed its logo (see above) and added to its management team (see below). The company has primarily been known for photobooks, calendars and canvas, but is now promoting small gifts like photo tins, personalized pouches and personalized aprons. The company also launched a new TV advertising campaign: Below is the press release on Grant... Read More
Extensis and LizardTech unite as one global company News Press releases 

Extensis and LizardTech unite as one global company

Extensis and LizardTech unite as one global company to help organizations increase the ROI and value of their digital assets, fonts, and large imagery PORTLAND, ORE. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 02, 2018 – Extensis® and LizardTech today announced they are uniting as one global company to help organizations increase the ROI and value of their digital assets, fonts, and large imagery. With Extensis’... Read More
neomodern adds “Everyday Photography” podcast News Opinion 

neomodern adds “Everyday Photography” podcast

There’s a nearly endless stream of photography podcasts in the world – including our own – but we recently found out our friend, MH Rubin, of neomodern, has launched a new one, “Everyday Photography (Every Day).” Available on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud, the podcast features a short discussion by photographer Rubin and “regular human” Suzanne Fritz-Hanson with an eye on making pictures amazing. No... Read More
September retail jobs increase more than 25,000 over 2017 News Press releases 

September retail jobs increase more than 25,000 over 2017

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2018 – Retail industry employment in September increased by 25,600 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 23,600 jobs from August, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 134,000 jobs over August, the Labor Department said. “I think... Read More
TSS Photography named top low-cost franchise of 2018 News Press releases 

TSS Photography named top low-cost franchise of 2018

TSS Photography Named a Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review OKLAHOMA CITY, September 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) – TSS Photography was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 80 franchises to qualify for its 2018 Top Low-Cost Franchises list. Brands on the list had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment... Read More
FrameALIVE is a new hybrid imaging service for prints and videos New Products News 

FrameALIVE is a new hybrid imaging service for prints and videos

Bridging the gap between print and video, especially in the professional photo market, has been the goal of many startups. We recently spoke with Lionel Quataert, co-founder of FrameALIVE, a new company with an innovative approach to the problem. FrameALIVE was recently featured Imaging Lab at photokina. The service is a video-first solution, where images and videos are independently linked.... Read More
A closer look at interchangeable lens cameras, from InfoTrends Market research News 

A closer look at interchangeable lens cameras, from InfoTrends

KeyPoint Intelligence/InfoTrends recently shared some data from the recently released “2018 U.S. Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Lens Market Study”. The study shows DSLRs enjoy more popularity among point-and-shoot and smartphone owners who are considering the purchase of digital camera within the next year. Interestingly, the chart shows point-and-shoot owners were more interested in professional and advanced DSLRs than smartphone users.... Read More
Mobile to drive three-quarters of holiday ecommerce traffic Market research Marketing News 

Mobile to drive three-quarters of holiday ecommerce traffic

This looks to be a banner holiday retail season, with mobile devices pushing almost 70 percent of e-commerce visits and 46 percent of orders, according to a new Salesforce report, cited in RetailDive. The report added AI-based product recommendations will account for 35% of revenue. Cyber week — from the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday — will generate... Read More
The Knot offers photo-sharing app for free to every couple in America News Press releases 

The Knot offers photo-sharing app for free to every couple in America

Formerly Veri by The Knot, the $100 Five-Star-Rated Photo-Sharing App Is Now Offered as Part of The Knot’s Free Suite of Wedding Planning Tools For the 1.8 Million Couples Who Marry Each Year NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2018, /PRNewswire/ — The Knot, a leading digital wedding planning brand, today announced that Veri by The Knot, the $100, a five-star-rated photo-sharing app,... Read More
NRF forecasts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent News Press releases 

NRF forecasts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2018 – The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants – to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion. The forecast compares with an average annual increase of 3.9 percent over the past five years. “Our forecast reflects the... Read More
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