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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, continuing his marketing communications career. InfoCircle LLC is a marketing and communications consulting firm, specializing in business-to-business markets. For nearly 25 years, he was with PMA International, serving most recently as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the Association’s editorial department, marketing research unit, education and corporate relations department.

Imaging app update roundup Updates 

Imaging app update roundup

Popular imaging applications and OSs were updated this week, just in time for the fall. Here’s a short round-up: Apple iOS 14 Apple released iOS 14, including performance improvements to the Camera and Photos apps. Camera Performance – Photos can be shot up to 90% faster,at up to 4 frames per second. Faster shooting – There’s a new “Prioritize faster... Read More
Fine Art Startup Maireann making art collections more available News 

Fine Art Startup Maireann making art collections more available

Maireann, a New York-based Fine Art marketplace selling signed and limited edition prints, launched on Aug. 15, 2020. The fine-art prints are targeted at consumers looking to purchase high-value art but cannot afford outrageously-expensive collection, the company says. The company is currently “Maireann helps photographers survive and make a living, especially during these trying times,” says Freddie Leiba, creative director.  “I’ve... Read More
Vivid-Pix RESTORE update supports more formats; metadata tagging and more Updates 

Vivid-Pix RESTORE update supports more formats; metadata tagging and more

Vivid-Pix announced at the ACPL Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., the new version of its AI-powered Vivid-PIix RESTORE photo and document restoration software. The largest genealogy research collection available in a U.S. public library, the ACPL Genealogy Center incorporates records from around the world, with a staff that specializes in genealogy. Vivid-Pix has... Read More
Canon debuts Canon EOS C70 4K cinema camera with DSLR ergonomics News 

Canon debuts Canon EOS C70 4K cinema camera with DSLR ergonomics

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the company’s first-ever RF mount Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. The EOS C70 camera weighs only 2.6lbs., allows the camera to be easily handheld and dramatically enhances a videographer’s mobility, providing a seamless bridge between the EOS and Cinema EOS families for cinematic applications, the company said.  The camera features a... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics and chair of Visual 1st.  Visual 1st is the premier global conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, hosting executives and entrepreneurs at photo and video app development startups, mobile device vendors, carriers, cloud storage providers, software companies,... Read More
Petcube launches Cam, an affordable pet camera integrated with vet consultants New Products 

Petcube launches Cam, an affordable pet camera integrated with vet consultants

Petcube announced the commercial release of a new Petcube Cam, a $39.99 smart camera with a live vet chat built-in. The new device pairs the advanced pet monitoring functions with online veterinarian advice powered by Fuzzy Pet Health, making on-demand pet care accessible to every pet parent. Petcube Cam is exclusively available for purchase on Amazon. “70% of pet concerns... Read More
PicsArt empowers Indian creators, sees surge in downloads News 

PicsArt empowers Indian creators, sees surge in downloads

PicsArt, the world’s leading creative platform and social editing app, is set to focus on the Indian market, the company said. With more than 1B downloads to date, “the all-in-one photo and video editing app” offers a unique combination of creative tools, unlimited content and a thriving community of 150M monthly active creators, the company claims. Many of its creators upload... Read More
MailPix named most innovative photo print company News Press releases 

MailPix named most innovative photo print company

MailPix announced the company was recognized as the “Most Innovative Photograph Print Solutions Company – USA” in the 2020 Global Business Awards by Corp Today Corp Today is a U.K.-based business magazine focusing on emerging and fast-growing companies. “The entire MailPix team is thrilled to be recognized by Corp Today for this prestigious award,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and... Read More
Shutterfly names Todd Marshall Lifetouch general manager People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Todd Marshall Lifetouch general manager

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Todd Marshall as general manager of Lifetouch; he joins the company Sept. 28. In this role, Marshall will be responsible for the Lifetouch portfolio, including school, preschool, and church photography, as well as JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch and BorrowLenses. “Todd is a strong addition to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc.... Read More
ON1 unveils ON1 Portrait AI, new ON1 Photo RAW mobile features, and major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW News Updates 

ON1 unveils ON1 Portrait AI, new ON1 Photo RAW mobile features, and major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW

ON1, creators of ON1 Photo RAW, release an all-new AI portrait editing standalone and plug-in, new creative features for ON1 Photo RAW mobile, and unveils the next major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW & ON1 Photo RAW 360. The new ON1 Portrait AI is both a standalone and plug-in for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop, Apple Photos... Read More
Boost Mobile giving away three-camera smartphone to new customers New Products 

Boost Mobile giving away three-camera smartphone to new customers

Boost Mobile announced the new three-lens Coolpad Legacy Brisa is the latest device in its lineup. The smartphone features a sleek design, high dynamic range (HDR) audio and a sharp camera system, and is available free for customers who switch to Boost Mobile, and for $79.99 to new customers at any authorized Boost Mobile retail store. Coolpad Legacy Brisa features dual... Read More
Fujifilm introduces INSTAX SQUARE SQ1 Instant Camera New Products 

Fujifilm introduces INSTAX SQUARE SQ1 Instant Camera

FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the INSTAX SQUARE SQ1 instant camera, which creates INSTAX SQUARE format instant prints at 1.5 times the size of its INSTAX Mini counterparts. “INSTAX SQUARE SQ1 combines everything our users love about the INSTAX Mini’s cool, modern style and functionality with the larger, vibrant output of our square format instant print film,” said Manny Almeida,... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19 Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19

  Pro Photography Shutterfly can arbitrate claims over unwanted Lifetouch pictures Shutterfly won its bid to arbitrate claims over the photo-sharing platform’s Lifetouch Family Approval Program, after a federal court in San Jose concluded that plaintiff Shawna Allen agreed to arbitrate her claims individually when she signed up for the online service, according to Holly Barker at Bloomberg Law. The sign-up... Read More
Sony debuts triple-lens Xperia 5 II New Products 

Sony debuts triple-lens Xperia 5 II

Sony Electronics announced the Xperia 5 II (mark two), leveraging many of the features from the Xperia 1 II, including a triple-lens camera with ZEISS optics, calibrated specifically for the Xperia 5 II. All three lenses are paired with 12 MP sensors. Also included are the Photography Pro feature (with technology from Alpha brand series cameras), the Cinematography Pro feature... Read More
ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds News 

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released the Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 III is now available for a recommended retail price of $399. The Mitakon 17mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture for working in low-light conditions. Similar to their 25mm f/0.95, the new lens also... Read More
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