PI CONNECT 2020 adds Don Franz, Don Carli to top speaker lineup Events Feature 

PI CONNECT 2020 adds Don Franz, Don Carli to top speaker lineup

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has announced leading international photo/imaging researcher, Don Franz, will present, “The International World of Photo Imaging”, on Saturday, March 21,  at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin Texas. In this presentation, Franz will explore how social media and the internet have driven photo/imaging sharing and output around the world, both for... Read More
Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer News 

Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Moudy Elbayadi as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective today. Shutterfly’s previous CTO, Satish Menon, stepped down in August. “I’m delighted to welcome Moudy to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and CEO, Shutterfly, Inc. “Our technology platform is at the heart of delivering great experiences that delight our customers. Further investments in our technology... Read More
Microsoft is partnering with PicsArt to customise their app for the Surface Neo Updates 

Microsoft is partnering with PicsArt to customise their app for the Surface Neo

Microsoft is partnering with PicsArt to customize their app for the Surface Neo, Microsoft’s Windows 10X powered dual-screen device, according to MS Power User. PicsArt is an image editing, collage and drawing application coupled with a social network. PicsArt enables users to take and edit pictures, draw with layers, and share their images with the PicsArt community and on other... Read More
Industry notes for the week of Feb. 22 New Products People on the Move Updates 

Industry notes for the week of Feb. 22

Rumors and interesting items from around the internet Organize your catastrophic digital photo library, via PopScience US drone ban puts lives at risk, says DJI, via Inside Imaging Apps and updates Canon has released a new version of its EOS Utility, restoring compatibility with macOS Catalina version 10.15.2 and higher. Nikon announces two firmware updates for Z-series cameras includes Animal-Detection... Read More
The Imaging Alliance to “Salute and Celebrate” Photographers Who Give Back at March 25 event Events 

The Imaging Alliance to “Salute and Celebrate” Photographers Who Give Back at March 25 event

The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization representing the bold and diverse imaging industry, announced the winners of its 2020 “Imaging Alliance Salutes Photographers Who Give Back” Awards. James Balog, Alicia Hansen, and Chris Rainier will be honored for their charitable achievements and dedication to creating change and social awareness on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York City. The event... Read More
While Xerox courts HP shareholders, HP adopts poison pill Acquisitions News 

While Xerox courts HP shareholders, HP adopts poison pill

HP Inc. announced it would implement a poison pill plan to thwart the attempt by rival Xerox Holdings to acquire the maker of printers. Xerox recently raised its offer earlier this month by $2 to $24 per share, following a series of rejections of other buyout offers. Meanwhile, Reuters reported Xerox execs hosted a dinner in Greenwich Village for HP shareholders... Read More
FASTSIGNS marks 35th anniversary with celebratory franchise fee of $35,000 News 

FASTSIGNS marks 35th anniversary with celebratory franchise fee of $35,000

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of the FASTSIGNS franchise, is marking its 35th year in business by offering qualified U.S. franchisees  a franchise fee of $35,000 — a savings of $14,750. The limited opportunity will be available through April 30, 2020, and applies to franchise agreements for new, co-branded, and conversion centers. This year, FASTSIGNS is aiming to sign more than 45 franchise agreements... Read More
Drytac opens new office and warehouses News 

Drytac opens new office and warehouses

Drytac, a manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets – will open new locations in the USA, helping more customers achieve stunning results with Drytac products. A new office located at 5401-B Eubank Road, Sandston, VA 23150. will open at the end of February in Richmond, Virginia. Two new warehouses will open in Northern New Jersey... Read More
ProMaster adds variable neutral filters to HGX Prime collection New Products 

ProMaster adds variable neutral filters to HGX Prime collection

ProMaster announces new variable neutral density filters that join the HGX Prime professional collection with a 1.3 to 8 stop density range, which is achieved with color-corrected polarizing films that are applied using a unique, proprietary process. Each filter is manufactured using ultra-hardened, scratch-resistant optical glass that is individually ground, polished, and coated with 36 layers of anti-reflective multi-coatings. Like... Read More
Vivid-Pix image restoration software hits U.S. 11-city demo tour New Products 

Vivid-Pix image restoration software hits U.S. 11-city demo tour

Vivid-Pix has launched a “Your City – Your Story” 11-city U.S. tour to showcase its patented Vivid-Pix RESTORE AI photo and document restoration software. The Vivid-Pix journey includes the largest family history event in the world, RootsTech, held Feb. 26-29, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Vivid-Pix tour includes events throughout the U.S. at genealogical society conferences, libraries, and other... Read More
Xerox names Mary McHugh executive vice president, chief delivery and supply chain officer People on the Move 

Xerox names Mary McHugh executive vice president, chief delivery and supply chain officer

Xerox Holdings Corp. appointed of Mary McHugh as executive vice president and chief delivery and supply chain officer. In her new role, she will report to Steve Bandrowczak, president and chief operations officer of Xerox. “Last year, we began working to implement a frictionless, high-velocity supply chain to increase flexibility and responsiveness and improve customer service,” said Bandrowczak. “By bringing... Read More
OmniVision announces 64-Megapixel, 0.8 micron image sensor New Products 

OmniVision announces 64-Megapixel, 0.8 micron image sensor

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the OV64C, its first 64 MP image sensor featuring a 0.8 micron pixel size to enable high-resolution smartphone cameras in a 1/1.7ʺ optical format. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, this sensor provides leading-edge still image capture and exceptional 4K video performance with electronic image stabilization... Read More
Canon cuts about 15% of its US dealer network News 

Canon cuts about 15% of its US dealer network

According to the Canon Price Watch blog, Canon USA has trimmed more than 80 authorized dealers from its authorized dealer list. The blog cited “industry sources” explaining the changes were “targeted towards smaller stores, as well as online-only dealers, in a bid to reduce Canon USA’s operating costs — fewer dealers means less Canon USA expenditure on sales management, marketing,... Read More
Vazen launches the 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens  for Micro Four Thirds cameras New Products 

Vazen launches the 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Vazen, a new Chinese cinema lens brand, has announced the pricing and shipping availability of the Vazen 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Vazen previously launched the 40mm t/2 back in Cinegear 2019. The new 28mm is the second member and the widest of their 1.8x anamorphic line-up. The whole set will contain 3 focal lengths... Read More
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