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
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
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
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
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
Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+ News 

Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+

Two of the largest first-quarter tech shows of the year – Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona and CP+ – have canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. As early as Monday, MWC organizer GSM was still planning to hold the event Feb 24 – 27, 2020, despite high-profile departures from Sony, Amazon, and others, according to Billboard. By Wednesday,... Read More
Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online News 

Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online

Taopix announced that customer Jam Photo in Sri Lanka has expanded with the addition of Taopix online. Jam Photo aims to launch their online editor in early 2020 and will sell the same wide range of photo-gifts that is currently available in their desktop version including personalized clocks, tiles, glass photos, and photobooks. “Our company was founded in 2013, and... Read More
NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year

Retail sales in January increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over December and were up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The strength of consumer spending continues to be the anchor of the current economic expansion,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “January’s retail sales results reflect a... Read More
MailPix acrylic prints featured on “The Today Show” in Valentine’s Day segment Promotions 

MailPix acrylic prints featured on “The Today Show” in Valentine’s Day segment

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its acrylic photo prints were featured Feb. 14 on “The Today Show” MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its acrylic photo prints were featured today, Feb. 14, on “The Today Show” as part of the “Gifts We Love” segment on Valentine’s Day gifts. Lifestyle expert and author Jill Martin selected... Read More
MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos New Products News 

MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos

Family history site MyHeritage released MyHeritage In Color, a feature that automatically colorizes black-and-white photos. Photos are colorized using sophisticated deep learning technology that is currently exclusive to MyHeritage, the company says. MyHeritage In Color is a freemium feature on MyHeritage, where several photos may be colorized for free, after which continued use of this feature requires a subscription. Colorization... Read More
Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System New Products 

Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System

Leica Camera AG introduced three lenses for the Leica M-System: the silver anodized APO-Summicron-M 75 f/2 ASPH., the limited-edition Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-M 90 f/2 ASPH. in an olive green “Safari” finish. The technical specifications of the three new lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. All three lenses are available from the end of... Read More
Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera New Products 

Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera

Olympus America debut the OM-D E-M1 Mark III professional Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, scheduled to go on sale Feb. 24, 2020. The camera comes with a new image-processing engine, TruePic IX, enabling features such as 50MP Handheld High-Res Shot. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is equipped with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor for high-precision focusing.... Read More
Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom New Products 

Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom

Nikon Corp. announced the release of the previously announced Nikon D6 FX-format DSLR, as well as ultra-wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, and the high-power zoom NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lenses. The D6 is equipped with a newly developed, densely packed 105-point AF system with which all focus points utilize cross-type sensors and all can be selected. The... Read More
Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5 New Products 

Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR, featuring the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, 4K HDMI output. It is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video all within a compact and lightweight body. The compact EOS Rebel T8i camera features: Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to... Read More
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