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UPGRD is a new service for automatically enhancing photo designs Events Feature SDKs and APIs 

UPGRD is a new service for automatically enhancing photo designs

Sometimes big ideas come from small companies. As volume photography market service providers to make products more personalized to improve customer satisfaction, there comes the natural dilemma of maintaining productivity. UPGRD is a company providing a new way of offering automated photo enrichment. The company started in 2012 as a school photography company in Finland, Oma Design, but by 2015,... Read More
Top six trends affecting the professional photography industry Feature 

Top six trends affecting the professional photography industry

In the intro segment of the Capturelife Pulse! 2019 virtual users conference, Gary Pageau from the Dead Pixels Society presented “Top 6 Trends Affecting Professional Photography,” in a give-and-take session hosted by TW Woodward. Below is an embedded video of the nearly half-hour discussion. Download the presentation here. If you are interested in watching the individual sessions at the Capturelife Pulse!... Read More
Improving the Image: The Benefits of Photo Retouching for Online Businesses Feature Marketing 

Improving the Image: The Benefits of Photo Retouching for Online Businesses

Ecommerce is growing nonstop and has boomed over the last few years. It’s estimated that consumers worldwide will have spent almost $3.46 trillion online in 2019, and it’s expected to grow even more in the future. In today’s competitive marketplace, digital photos play an important role in attracting businesses and representing the brand. Images show off your products and services... Read More
Growing your photo business with blogs Feature Marketing 

Growing your photo business with blogs

How do photo businesses market themselves in today’s complex and connected world? Many would first say social media, and they would be right. Facebook, Instagram, and other sites have certainly changed the game when it comes to imaging industry outreach. Yet blogs and websites showcasing work also have an equal, if at times more key, role to play. We might... Read More
Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way  Feature News Tips and tricks 

Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way 

About 75% of online shoppers state that pictures significantly influence their purchasing decisions, according to a recent e-commerce photography report by Weebly. It means that if your marketplace listings or e-commerce site doesn’t have properly-photographed images of your product, or doesn’t have any pictures at all; you’re putting off a lot of potential customers. So why are these photos so... Read More
Tips on taking photos of art work to highlight its beauty Feature Tips and tricks 

Tips on taking photos of art work to highlight its beauty

Taking great photos is an art. There’s so much adjusting that needs to be done when taking various types of subjects. From landscapes to print advertisements, portraits, and one of the most challenging and delicate, artworks. When you’re taking photos of artwork, you have to respect the effort that the artist put into making every detail of the piece precise... Read More
GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access Feature News 

GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access

A major challenge for many independent sports photographers is getting access to sidelines. Understandably, high-school athletic directors and youth sports leagues are careful who is on-field during games. At the very least, there are liability concerns. With everything else going before a sporting event, providing access passes to photographers is not a priority. That’s one reason why GFCrew, the new... Read More
Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services Feature News Opinion 

Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services

When a camera store goes out of business, the loss can leave a big hole in a community. That’s the case when Redding, Calif., institution Crown Camera announced its closure after more than 60 years in the business. Eighty-five-year old founder Gary Engell chose to close down the retail store but the services side of the business lives on as... Read More
Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders Events Feature 

Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders

Visual 1st, the annual Silicon-Valley imaging conference for industry leaders and upstarts, once again brought together a worldwide audience for a day-and-a-half executive conference. The event, held Oct. 2-3 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, addresses topics as far-reaching as artificial intelligence and as every day as printing. As with most conferences, the real meat of the event... Read More
New from photobook.ai labs: progressive book builder and hope for abandoned projects Feature Sponsored post Updates 

New from photobook.ai labs: progressive book builder and hope for abandoned projects

Progressive Book Builder For those of you who have evaluated our demo mobile apps, you would have found that you often had to wait 45-60 seconds for the photos to be analyzed and your photobook to be built. This is sometimes as long as three minutes. That’s a thing of the past now. We have spent the better part of... Read More
Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days! Events Feature 

Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days!

Visual 1st, the executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, will bring AI, AR, computational photography, and the future of digital cameras to the center stage, Oct. 3-4, at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, Calif. The conference offers three key sessions for innovative entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers: 1. Developing and Leveraging Next-Gen AI... Read More
PBS launches family history TV show, “Family Pictures USA” Feature News Opinion 

PBS launches family history TV show, “Family Pictures USA”

“Family Pictures USA”, a new PBS television show, that “explores neighborhoods and cities through the lens of the family photo album.” Hosted by artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, and with major support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), this national series “seeks to expand the understanding of American history, diversity and shared values through family photos in the... Read More
Talking kiosks with Kodak Moments’ Michael Graham Feature News Opinion 

Talking kiosks with Kodak Moments’ Michael Graham

Kodak Moments, the consumer-focused brand from Kodak Alaris, recently introduced the smaller footprint M1 photo kiosk. In spite of the rather snarky media writeups, the photo kiosk business is still viable for retailers looking to offer a low-cost, self-service option. Despite all the changes since the 2012 bankruptcy of Eastman Kodak Co. and subsequent spin-off of Kodak Alaris as the... Read More
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