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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.

Easy Cut Studio expands cutter drivers Updates 

Easy Cut Studio expands cutter drivers

EasyCut Studio, a developer of sign-making solutions for more than 15 years, unveiled the latest edition of Easy Cut Studio which offers certified drivers for the new AM.CO.ZA V-Series, AM.CO.ZA V-Smart Series, AM.CO.ZA V-Auto, Vinyl Express EnduraCut 2/3, Vinyl Express EnduraCut Plus, Polaris, STM Robotics, APD, and Dika cutting plotters. It has made significant improvements in its performance and user... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of May 30 News 

Industry Notes for the week of May 30

Chicago’s Central Camera rebuilds a year after civil unrest 122-year-old camera retailer Central Camera is still rebuilding a year after civil unrest in the streets of Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Central Camera is still boarded up under its iconic neon sign but the company is open for business in a temporary space. Third-generation owner, Don Flesch, 73, hopes to... Read More
HDRsoft adds 32-bit output to Photomatix HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom News 

HDRsoft adds 32-bit output to Photomatix HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom

HDRsoft announced a new version of its Photomatix Batch Plugin for Adobe Lightroom, adding the ability to automatically create 32-bit HDR images from bracketed sets, using the same imaging algorithms from Photomatix Pro. The Plugin can save these images back into Lightroom for enhancement with Lightroom’s HDR features. The merged images are saved to Lightroom as 32-bit DNG or TIFF... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: The changing trends of photographer education, with Skip Cohen Marketing Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: The changing trends of photographer education, with Skip Cohen

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with industry veteran Skip Cohen, of Skip Cohen University (SCU). From his start washing bottles in a Polaroid Corp. lab, Cohen has crafted a long-standing career in multiple stages in the photographic industry. In this interview, Cohen talks about his varied career, starting his own company,  business practices for photographers, and what lessons can be learned from COVID-19. Cohen... Read More
IDC: 2021 smartphone growth to reach Its highest level since 2015 News 

IDC: 2021 smartphone growth to reach Its highest level since 2015

Following back-to-back quarters of growth, International Data Corporation (IDC) raised its near-term outlook for the global smartphone market. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of smartphones are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units in 2021, an increase of 7.7% over 2020. This trend is expected to continue into 2022, when year-over-year growth will be 3.8% with shipments... Read More
USPS filed notice requesting 6.9 percent postal rate increases News 

USPS filed notice requesting 6.9 percent postal rate increases

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting price changes to take effect Aug. 29, 2021, in accordance with approvals provided by the PRC last year. The complete Postal Service price filings with prices for all products can be found on the PRC site. The proposed price changes would raise overall Market Dominant... Read More
EyeQ announces AI scene detection New Products 

EyeQ announces AI scene detection

EyeQ Imaging Inc., the maker of Perfectly Clear automatic photo correction technology, officially announced AI Scene Detection (which the company previewed at the Pro Imaging CONNECT virtual conference) as an update to Perfectly Clear and will be making it available to customers worldwide. AI Scene Detection improves Perfectly Clear’s automatic image enhancement, which can be seen in comparison photo examples... Read More
MyHeritage adds photo repair to genealogy site features New Products 

MyHeritage adds photo repair to genealogy site features

Family history site MyHeritage has added photo repair to its image-enhancement toolset. In a blog post, the company announced the new feature “automatically fixes scratches, tears, holes, stains, and other damage on historical photos.” Photo Repair joins a growing stable of tools for colorizing, restoring, and animating historical photos. The company was purchased by private-equity firm Francisco Partners, a leading global... Read More