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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
The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry Feature News Opinion 

The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry

There isn’t an industry today that hasn’t been affected by cybersecurity and data privacy; as recently as this week, CafePress was reportedly affected by a breach. There have even been examples of cameras being hijacked by ransomware attacks. And industry members don’t need any reminder of the havoc caused by the well-known PNI Media and Colorado Timberline breaches. Mike Watkinson,... Read More
CEWE sees sales increase for first half of 2019, lauds WhiteWall contribution Earnings reports Feature News Opinion 

CEWE sees sales increase for first half of 2019, lauds WhiteWall contribution

Leading European photo personalization service CEWE Foundation & Co. KGaA announced first-half sales increased 7.6 percent, with the core photofinishing segment growing 11.3% to 200.8 million euros and CEWE Photobook sales increasing by 8.3% to 2.57 million copies sold. The company management also added that acquisition of WhiteWall, the premium wall-art specialist, is on pace to contribute meaningfully to the company.... Read More
Guest post: How to store old photos and preserve precious memories Feature Opinion 

Guest post: How to store old photos and preserve precious memories

Guest post by Wendy Dessler Each year, over 1 trillion photos are taken around the world. Usually, these pictures are created to freeze a special moment in time. For most people, finding a way to preserve these memories is the main concern. There are a number of tools on the market designed to help photography enthusiasts with their photo storage... Read More
Photo Finale adds Rite Aid to client roster Feature News Press releases 

Photo Finale adds Rite Aid to client roster

Rite Aid Photo signals reinvigoration of photo category McLean, Va – Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo e-commerce services, announced Rite Aid Corp., the Camp Hill, Pa-based national drugstore chain, has launched its online photo service on the Photo Finale platform. Customers can now order prints, canvas, photo books, gifts and much more at photo.riteaid.com.  Rite Aid is one... Read More
Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives Feature Market research Marketing News 

Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives

Through the generosity of Chris Lydle, the archives of the former Photo/Imaging News Network (P/INN) website is now archived on the Dead Pixels Society. Click here to relive the heyday of the early digital photography era, when HP was interested in photo specialty dealers, when digital cameras ruled and when cell phones were mostly used for phone calls. (Some links... Read More
Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination Feature News Opinion 

Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination

In a time when camera-store closings are commonplace, we’re happy to report on the 50th anniversary of Falls Church, Va- based brick-and-mortar camera store Dominion Camera. To commemorate the event, Dominion Camera is having a sale July 20, 2019, with reps from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony, and more. The camera store, Clarendon Photo Studio and Camera was founded in... Read More
RBA Photobooths offers customers DNP printers in photo booth packages Feature Press releases 

RBA Photobooths offers customers DNP printers in photo booth packages

RBA Photobooths offers customers DNP printers in photo booth packages Concord, NC – June 20, 2019 – RBA (Rey Borja and Associates) Photobooths offers its customers complete portable photo booth solutions for every type of event. Borja and his team set RBA Photobooths apart from others in the industry by including custom road cases with every photo booth package. This... Read More
European photo groups combine into one giant United Imaging Group Feature News Opinion 

European photo groups combine into one giant United Imaging Group

The European trade publication Fotowirtschaft (“Photo Business”) reports three major photo groups have combined under one operating structure. As of July 1, Ringfoto GmbH & Co. ALFO Marketing KG, Europafoto, and Photo-Porst dealers, under the umbrella of United Imaging Group GmbH & Co. KG (UIG). By contrast, FOTOCO Fotohandelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Eschborn, was dissolved and trading business... Read More
It’s time we give Eastman Kodak some credit Feature News Opinion 

It’s time we give Eastman Kodak some credit

Another business/tech writer is trying to make their bones with a continuation of the tired story of how Eastman Kodak Co. flubbed the analog-to-digital transition. This time, Tracy Moran, deputy editor of Ozy.com posted “Kodak Got The Digital Picture Too Little, Too Late.” The tagline for Ozy.com is “Fresh Stories and Bold Ideas,” but ironically, this blog post is neither... Read More
DOJ files suit to block Quad purchase of LSC Communications Feature News Opinion 

DOJ files suit to block Quad purchase of LSC Communications

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois June 20 seeking to block printing giant Quad/Graphics Inc.’s proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of competitor LSC Communications. The all-stock transaction was announced on Oct. 31, 2018, and was approved Feb. 22, 2019, by shareholders of both companies. Either... Read More
Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal Acquisitions Feature News Opinion 

Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal

The breaking news this week wasn’t that Apollo Global Management announced $2.7 billion all-cash deal to acquire Shutterfly Inc.; that had been telegraphed for some time. Shutterfly’s board had set up an exploratory committee to make this happen (although it wasn’t the first time). Nor was it the announcement the company found a new president and CEO in Ryan O’Hara,... Read More
ShootProof announces acquisition of market-leading studio management provider Táve Feature News Press releases 

ShootProof announces acquisition of market-leading studio management provider Táve

Global leader in online gallery software adds robust business management capabilities to provide comprehensive solution for photographers ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the acquisition of Táve, a SaaS company offering one of the most advanced and customizable platforms for managing creative event-based businesses. With the addition... Read More
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