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Skylum brings AI-powered portrait and skin enhancement tools to Luminar 4 New Products News Press releases Updates 

Skylum brings AI-powered portrait and skin enhancement tools to Luminar 4

New human-aware tools to help photographers make portraits look amazing in less than 60 seconds — without the need for selections or masks. BELLEVUE, WA – September 17, 2019 — Today, Skylum has announced two major new features coming to Luminar 4, set to be released this fall. AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will enable photographers to further develop... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 13 News 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 13

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Facebook, Reddit Illegally Used Philly Anchor’s Photo: Suit, via Law360 Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2019 State of the Industry – Was 2019 the Year of Looking Backward? via Digital Imaging Reporter Sigma halts production of Pentax K mount lenses to put its focus on mirrorless, via DP Review Influencer who came under fire for... Read More
Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS News Opinion 

Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS

Despite the fact prominent tech personalities ignorantly stating photo printing is dead, no one has bothered to tell Google Photos that. After a series of upgrades to its popular photo app – including photo book printing – the giant has added canvas prints and same-day print-to-retail to 11,000 locations, primarily Walmart and CVS Pharmacy. In a blog post, Shimrit Ben-Yair,... Read More
Online marketplace for photography, PhotogBooker goes Live News Press releases 

Online marketplace for photography, PhotogBooker goes Live

PhotogBooker will help online users search for professional photographers and book their services   BLANCHARD, OKLA. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – Splendid, professional photography makes events, memories and special occasions come alive and stay with us forever. But how to find the right photographer in our budgets? Online marketplaces have revolutionized e-commerce, and are now going to do the same... Read More
Pakor announces merger with Imaging Spectrum News 

Pakor announces merger with Imaging Spectrum

Photo industry distributors Pakor Inc. and Imaging Spectrum have merged, according to an announcement on the Pakor website. According to the announcement, the two long-time suppliers will bring a “complementary and expanded range of products” and improved efficiencies that will lower prices and speed deliveries. Imaging Spectrum has a 40,000 square foot warehouse in Plano, Texas, and has access to... Read More
Imagely launches automated print fulfillment for WordPress via WHCC News Press releases 

Imagely launches automated print fulfillment for WordPress via WHCC

Imagely, the leading provider of WordPress products and services for photographers, now offers print lab integration. BOULDER, COLO. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – Imagely, the WordPress photography company, has launched an automated print fulfillment service in partnership with White House Custom Colour. This marks the first time automatic print fulfillment is available to the broader WordPress community. Imagely’s automated print... Read More
Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs   News Press releases 

Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs  

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and... Read More
Pixsy acquires blockchain-based copyright platform Binded.com Acquisitions News 

Pixsy acquires blockchain-based copyright platform Binded.com

The acquisition will deliver streamlined international copyright registration and image protection services to a wider community of photographers, artists, and designers SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pixsy, Inc. announced today that it will acquire blockchain-based copyright registration platform Binded.com, strengthening its image protection offerings for a wider community of users (terms of the transactions were not disclosed). The acquisition bolsters Pixsy’s... Read More
Rumours and interesting items from around the internet New Products News People on the Move 

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Google Photos preps ‘Canvas prints’ and 4×6 prints from CVS, Walmart, via 9to5Google Kacey Musgraves and Tom’s One Hour Photo: The whole story, via the Los Angeles Times Light Stalking has published “Portrait Photography: The Ultimate Resource for Making the Perfect Portrait.” Travel influencer exposed for faking cloud photos: ‘I honestly can’t... Read More
Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc. New Products News Press releases 

Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

New Cinema EOS Camera Features a User-Changeable Mount, Internal Cinema RAW Light Recording and the Newly Developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Contrary to popular belief, sometimes a sequel is better than the original. That is the case with the all-new Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera today announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital... Read More
Panasonic supports a new photo project for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 News Press releases Promotions 

Panasonic supports a new photo project for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Corporation, a worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner, announced today that the company is launching a special photography project through its LUMIX S Series full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In accordance with the Olympic Games philosophy, Panasonic has supported the tournament for over a quarter... Read More
Edge Imaging acquires Added Touch Photo Acquisitions News 

Edge Imaging acquires Added Touch Photo

Canada’s largest volume photography company Edge Imaging announced the acquisition of Added Touch Photo, the company’s first acquisition since being acquired by Walter Capital Partners. Added Touch brings more than 70 accounts, primarily fall school photos, graduates, sports organizations, dance companies, and yearbooks in the Rockland/Ottawa area. Added Touch founders Norm and Sandra Goulet, with 35 years of experience, will continue... Read More
Generation Next announces interim-CEO, new independent director and appoints investment bank News 

Generation Next announces interim-CEO, new independent director and appoints investment bank

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. announced today its Board of Directors recently passed three resolutions. The first naming Ryan Polk as interim-CEO, the second appointing Tom McChesney to join the Board of Directors, and the third approving an engagement with Investment Bank Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC (“Stout”). The... Read More
Facebook changes policy on facial recognition News 

Facebook changes policy on facial recognition

Facebook posted an update regarding the company’s face recognition technology: Facebook has always given you control over whether we use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos. This setting was previously called tag suggestions because Facebook only used face recognition technology to automatically suggest tags of your friends in photos. In December 2017, we introduced a new setting for some... Read More
Lifetouch eliminates some top-management layers in reorganization News Opinion People on the Move 

Lifetouch eliminates some top-management layers in reorganization

  Lifetouch continues to make top management changes following the installation of Greg Hintz as the new division president. In an internal announcement obtained by the Dead Pixels Society and confirmed by parent company spokesperson Sondra Harding of Shutterfly Inc., the roles of schools executive vice president and COO and vice president of marketing were eliminated, affecting 14-year veteran Tom Wargolet... Read More
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