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Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30 News Opinion 

Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30

Apple Inc. will be closing its integrated Photo Print Products service this fall, according to a dialog box in the macOS 10.13.6 Photos app. The app now recommends the user download a Photos Project Extension from the Mac App Store to create books, cards, calendars and prints. The company added final purchases using the existing built-in service must be placed by... Read More
Google Photos app adds photo grouping feature Updates 

Google Photos app adds photo grouping feature

Android Police is reporting Google Photos gained another helpful image organization feature. Google Photos has continued to improve its machine-learning to add user-helpful features for organizing the best images. This is especially helpful today, as consumers are awash with thousands of images. Android Police reports : Photos now recognizes when multiple photos in your library were taken at about the... Read More
Legacy Republic among the first to join Google Photos Partner Program News Press releases 

Legacy Republic among the first to join Google Photos Partner Program

Legacy Republic Among the First to Join Google Photos Partner Program to Supercharge Your ‘Then and Now’ and Introduces Relive.AI to Deliver Bespoke Memory Experiences The company is reinventing photo commerce, by combining artificial intelligence and white-glove delivery, from the trillions of digital photos taken annually and billions of vintage memories boxed up in closets San Francisco, CA – WEBWIRE... Read More
Google introduces partner program for Google Photos New Products 

Google introduces partner program for Google Photos

If you’re an app developer or website guru having trouble keeping up with the latest image-recognition tech, you may want to look at the Google Partner program for Google Photos, announced as part of Google I/O. In a blog post by Jan-Felix Schmakeit, Google Photos Developer Lead, the company is offering tools and APIs to build smarter and faster photo and... Read More
Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android Updates 

Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android

Google Photos announced on Twitter  that Google Lens visual search functionality is coming in the latest version of Google Photos for Android. Initially available only on Google Pixel 2 smartphones, Lens lets the user lookup artwork, landmarks, and other objects by snapping a photo, then using the “Lens” button in Google Photos to pull up relevant information. Lens also has text recognition, so a photo... Read More
Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies News Updates 

Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Google Photos has introduced a “create-your-own” themed movie feature. Users have had the capability to see Google’s automatically created movies, but now they can initiate the process, while choosing from different themes. According to Google, the process is “open the Google Photos app, go to the Assistant tab, and tap Movie to get started.... Read More
Google adds printed photo books to Canada News 

Google adds printed photo books to Canada

According to the consumer tech website MobileSyrup, Google has brought its printed photo book service to Canada. This follows Google’s well-publicized entree into the photo book market in the United States, following the recent upgrades to its popular Google Photos service. “There’s something very valuable — there’s something very communal to having a printed book that you can sit around... Read More
Interview: Thomas Beguin, co-founder, ReSnap News 

Interview: Thomas Beguin, co-founder, ReSnap

The Dead Pixels Society recently interviewed (via email) Thomas Beguin, co-founder of ReSnap, a Dutch photo-book technology company. The company was in the news recently for acquiring Bundle, a company that developed intelligent photo-organization technology. Can you tell us about ReSnap – a little about how the company has started and grown? Beguin: ReSnap started in 2013 out of the... Read More
Photo scanning opportunities across many sectors Marketing Opinion 

Photo scanning opportunities across many sectors

Everyone has them: Boxes and boxes of old family photos. These scattered memories may not be in any chronological order and the photo subjects may be distant and forgotten relatives, but these are still family photos. As Baby Boomers have aged, many inherited their parents photo collections that start at the turn of the 20th century and move on up... Read More
Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements? Market research Opinion 

Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements?

Opinion from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a at his Mobile Photo Perspectives column. Click the link at the bottom to read more: In short: Nothing. With an emphasis on incremental improvements to Google’s photo organizing, sharing and search solutions, Google’s maturing solutions are now becoming so easy, efficient, and helpful that many consumers will feel they can’t live without them. Perhaps... Read More
Google wants in on the photo book business. But why? News Opinion 

Google wants in on the photo book business. But why?

Google wants in on the photo book business. This was revealed last week at the Google I/O conference where the Google Photos team unleashed three announcements – Suggested Sharing, Shared Libraries, Photo Books – along with the statement there are 500 million regular users, uploading 1.2 billion photos and videos a day. Second to Facebook, Google Photos is probably the... Read More
Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges Earnings reports Opinion 

Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges

Yesterday, photo-printing industry leader Shutterfly Inc. released its first quarter earnings, which revealed once again the on-going struggles of making a year-round business out the typically seasonal photo-printing business. Shutterfly has invested millions in photo-printing plants with national reach, and then watch much of the equipment sit idle until the fourth quarter. The challenges faced by Shutterfly, however, are also mirrored... Read More
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