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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
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
Snapfish to acquire CafePress for about $25.3 million News Opinion Press releases 

Snapfish to acquire CafePress for about $25.3 million

Struggling Louisville ecommerce retailer CafePress will be acquired by Snapfish for a stock deal worth about $25.3 million (17.1 million shares at $1.48 per share). According to the announcement, CafePress will remain in Louisville. Founded in 1999 by Fred Dunham and Maheesh Jain in California, CafePress has worked to improve profitability and spur growth after several tough years, according to company reports.... Read More
CaptureLife, Fuji in strategic partnership to add mobile photo output News Opinion 

CaptureLife, Fuji in strategic partnership to add mobile photo output

CaptureLife, the professional photo app, announced on the company blog,  announced a partnership with Fujifilm North America Corp. where Fuijifilm will provide fulfillment services for photo-printing products, as well as ship-to-store capability to Fujifilm’s retail customers (Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, and Sam’s Club). The announcement is the latest in a series of deals the company has arranged in the sports, schools and event... Read More
Panasonic, Leica, Sigma team up for L-Mount alliance News Opinion Press releases 

Panasonic, Leica, Sigma team up for L-Mount alliance

In a flashback to the launch of the Four-Thirds standard a decade ago, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma are at again, with the launch of L-Mount Alliance, billed as “universal lens mount” based on Leica’s own mount. In the press release shown before, Panasonic is exhibiting prototypes at photokina. Leica already has three cameras and numerous L-Mount lenses. Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki announced the company was... Read More
IPI moves annual convention to spring 2019 Events News Opinion 

IPI moves annual convention to spring 2019

IPI Member Network (IPI) has moved its annual Internationa Printing and Imaging Conference from its customary July timeframe to March 2-4, 2019. The location remains the M Resort in Henderson, Nev. IPI’s Director of Member Success, Brenda DiVencenzo, told The Dead Pixels Society the change came after a survey of members and supplying partners showed a preference for a spring event.... Read More
PRO convention continues as planned after Scottsdale flood Events News Opinion 

PRO convention continues as planned after Scottsdale flood

Despite the unavailability of the primary hotel, The Photographic Research Organization (PRO) buying group 60th annual convention continues as planned Oct. 1-4 in Scottsdale, Ariz. A record flood on Aug. 11 damaged the original venue, the Talking Stick Resort, causing the PRO management to seek alternatives. Meeting space was secured at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, with three nearby hotels secured... Read More
AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista Market research Opinion 

AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista

Statista reports Apple’s acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a small Colorado-based company specializing in smart glass lenses, has added fuel to the rumors Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) glasses that could complement and possibly replace the iPhone in the future. Tim Cook is not the only one to see huge potential in augmented reality. While still in its... Read More
Fujifilm launches global site for Wonder Photo Shop News Opinion 

Fujifilm launches global site for Wonder Photo Shop

Fujifilm Corp. has launched a consumer-oriented global website for its Wonder Photo Shop retail concept stores. The site includes a directory of global locations around the world in 22 countries. The site is thin on details, but gives a overview of the creative possibilities outlined by the stores: Express your creativity via digital and analogue images at the WONDER PHOTO SHOP,... Read More
Roundup of Nikon Z-series reviews News Opinion 

Roundup of Nikon Z-series reviews

Press coverage of cameras and photographic products is a weird thing. Manufacturers curry favor with tech blogs and consumer sites that have a passing knowledge of photography but still have massive audiences. In many cases, tech blog reviewers jump from product to product, reviewing a game system or wireless speaker at one moment, then a DSLR the next. That’s why, when a... Read More
Statista: iPhones interest is waning Market research Opinion 

Statista: iPhones interest is waning

Apple has scheduled an iPhone event for Sept. 12. But do consumers really care anymore? According to Statista, Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones this year, based on iPhone X design, as well as new Apple Watches. Writer Felix Richter notes, however, Apple’s new product announcements seem to be losing their luster: “While Apple’s iPhone announcements are still... Read More
Polaroid consolidates as Polaroid BV, sets up headquarters in Amsterdam New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Polaroid consolidates as Polaroid BV, sets up headquarters in Amsterdam

[Editor’s Note: Polaroid has quietly been changing its business, as the note below shows. Since the merger between Impossible Project and PLR IR Holdings – which essentially licensed the Polaroid name – the company has parted ways with CEO Scott Hardy, who kept the brand alive for nearly 13 years. Running Polaroid from Amsterdam will be Oskar Smolokowski, the 28-year-old entrepreneur... Read More
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