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New school photographers’ association launched News 

New school photographers’ association launched

School Photographers of America (SPOA) is a new nonprofit industry association working to develop standardized policies for school photography companies, work to protect the integrity of the industry, be an industry representative at state and national government levels, and educate others on image copyright laws. Responding to the effect of COVID-19 shutdowns, not only on his employer but on the... Read More
PRINTING United Alliance opens annual product of the year awards competition News 

PRINTING United Alliance opens annual product of the year awards competition

PRINTING United Alliance announced the call for entries has opened for the annual Product of the Year Awards competition. The competition includes more than 85 categories spanning the printing industry and judging this year will take place over a new virtual event format. The deadline to submit entries online is Sept. 8, 2020. This year, the coveted program features a... Read More
Printful expands in Barcelona, expands in Australia News 

Printful expands in Barcelona, expands in Australia

  Throughout the next 18 months, Printful plans to invest 1 million euros into its Barcelona fulfillment center, which opened in May. The 19,350 square-foot facility is Printful’s sixth global fulfillment center and serves the Western European market. Europe is Printful’s second-largest market, and the company’s sales in Spain have tripled in the past year, the company says. Printful anticipates... Read More
GotPhoto Summer Camp coming up July 20-24 Events News Sponsored post 

GotPhoto Summer Camp coming up July 20-24

GotPhoto Virtual Summer Camp is coming up July 20-24 and you’re invited! Join GotPhoto for a customizable virtual summer camp, featuring a slate of expert photographers as presenters. and get ready to learn from an amazing group of expert photographers, the team at GotPhoto, and other attendees. The schedule is below: The summer camp schedule is fully customizable, meaning attendees... Read More
Save Your Photos Month is coming in September; you can help News 

Save Your Photos Month is coming in September; you can help

The Photo Managers (formerly the Association of Personal Photo Organizers) has announced an ambitious slate of activities for Save Your Photos Month – September 2020. Every September, photo organizers, companies, and photo retailers work together to raise awareness and educate people about the benefits of safeguarding their photos, through online and in-person events and social media campaigns. In 2020, the... Read More
PPA launches education platform for photographers News 

PPA launches education platform for photographers

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) launched a redesigned online education platform, featuring an improved user interface and user experience, complete with structured curriculums allowing members to complete assignments and track their individual progress. Other new features allow learners to create their own playlists of their favorite videos or to explore the platform’s “Deep Dives,” which give photographers in-depth overviews of... Read More
ShootProof moves its staff to a work from anywhere model News 

ShootProof moves its staff to a work from anywhere model

Gallery software provider ShootProof announced a distributed, flexible work model. The work-from-anywhere model removes traditional workplace requirements, empowering team members to work wherever they are most effective. “Our employees have inspired me as we have adapted tremendously since becoming a distributed, virtual team,” said Steve Marshall, CEO. “We are gaining momentum, and team members are finding creative ways to prioritize... Read More
EasyCut Studio releases of its multi-language vinyl cutting software News 

EasyCut Studio releases of its multi-language vinyl cutting software

EasyCut Studio, a global developer of sign-making software solutions, launched multi-language support for the sign design and vinyl cutting software, Easy Cut Studio. This new release is a ground-up rebuild of the software, extended its multi-language support for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and simplified Chinese. This enables EasyCut Studio to extend its reach to more worldwide users to offer... Read More
Excire Foto AI-based photo management software released in the United States New Products News 

Excire Foto AI-based photo management software released in the United States

  Excire Inc. has released Excire Foto, an AI-based photo management tool. According to a company announcement, “Excire Foto automatically analyzes and tags the photos in a user’s collection, with keywords. Whether the photos are from a beach vacation or a family celebration, Excire Foto AI finds the photos in a flash and brings the otherwise hidden photo-treasures to light.” “This... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 4 Earnings reports News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 4

Events PI CONNECT imaging conference, Pro Imaging Golf move to 2021 Pro Imaging CONNECT, the executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has postponed its 2020 conference to April/May, 2021, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were forced to postpone Pro Imaging CONNECT and Pro Imaging Golf until spring of 2021. App news and... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: 10,000 Headshots to offer free portraits to unemployed workers nationwide News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: 10,000 Headshots to offer free portraits to unemployed workers nationwide

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with the team behind 10,000 Headshots, the largest, single-day photo initiative to provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites. The event will be Wednesday, July 22. 10,000 Headshots is the brainchild of Tony Taafe, who co-founded Headshot Booker with renowned portrait photographer, Peter Hurley, national event photographer, Lauren... Read More
Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project News 

Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project

On July 22, more than 200 photographers will create 10,000 professional headshots for unemployed Americans as part of a multi-company campaign billed as “the largest, single-day initiative of its kind to help put America back to work.” Headshot Booker has teamed-up with retail real estate giant Brookfield Properties to create pop-up photo studios at 165 locations in all 50 states.... Read More
Japan’s Plaza Create launches photobook app News 

Japan’s Plaza Create launches photobook app

Tokyo-based Plaza Create Co. Ltd. has launched a photobook app under its “Digipri” online printing service brand for about 100 yen per 24-page book. “Digipri Photobook” offers two types of books: “Raku-Raku Course”, which is photo-based, and “Yokubari Course”, which is template-driven. Users can choose from more than 40 templates. “Beauty Correction,” shown in the picture here, is included as... Read More
NRF chief economist says pandemic recession could be easing but ‘no one has a crystal ball’ Market research News 

NRF chief economist says pandemic recession could be easing but ‘no one has a crystal ball’

The economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic was officially declared a recession, but National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said the key question is how long it will last. “Will this recession be briefer than earlier recessions?” Kleinhenz said. “No one has a crystal ball. And just as it can take months to be certain a recession... Read More
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