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New apps and updates Fotomerchant HV v1.30 was released, including many updates to the Shopping Cart to further improve the user experience of ordering photos.  Phase One launches Capture One CH for Windows Phase One advances IQ4 Infinity Platform with more photographer controls Painter 2020 from Corel features new streamlined workflow, GPU-based brushing, and convenient color selection Sony introduces live streaming for HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 camcorders with... 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
Fujifilm warns of faux film News 

Fujifilm warns of faux film

Fujifilm Corp. issued a warning about “35mm film non-genuine goods illegally using FUJIFILM logo”, where a film-developing shop in Japan encountered the bogus film, which was loaded with movie film. Movie film cannot be developed with the normal color-negative film development process (C-41) because the special backing on the film will contaminate the developer. If this happens, the entire film... Read More
Tracer Imaging announces Rob Shadowens as Vice President of Business Development News People on the Move 

Tracer Imaging announces Rob Shadowens as Vice President of Business Development

Tracer Imaging LLC announced Rob Shadowens has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Rob will oversee Tracer’s Product Development, Marketing and Account Management activities and brings to this role over 30 years of retail and product development experience, primarily in the photographic products arena. “Rob has always been one of the leading innovators and future strategists when... 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
Apps, updates and financial news for the week of June 21 News Press releases Tips and tricks Updates 

Apps, updates and financial news for the week of June 21

New apps and updates Capture One releases new ‘Pacific’ & ‘Infinite Peaks’ Latitude Style packs Olympus announces firmware update to OM-D E-M1 series cameras Google Photos showing large ‘Photo book store’ ad in app menu, via 9to5Google Rumours and reports from around the Internet: Leica to lay off 80-100 employees, add 40 programmers, in shift to digital CEO Matthias Harsch, Leica Camera AG, has commented on the... Read More
Kornit Digital launches Kornit Konnect, a cloud software analytics connectivity platform News Press releases 

Kornit Digital launches Kornit Konnect, a cloud software analytics connectivity platform

Kornit Konnect maximizes business results and productivity BARCELONA, Spain, June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Kornit Konnect, its new cloud-based, software analytics connectivity platform that enables businesses to maximize productivity of their digital printing solutions. This is the first phase in Kornit’s implementation of its industry vision of... Read More
photobook.ai expands to Brasil with the release of d.book app for Android News Press releases Updates 

photobook.ai expands to Brasil with the release of d.book app for Android

Announces multi-year exclusive collaboration with Digipix to market mobile photobook making in Brasil 19 June 2019, Sao Paulo and Singapore –  photobook.ai, developer of artificial intelligence storytelling apps and a leader in edge-computing visual intelligence technologies, announces a multi-year exclusive collaboration with Digipix Grafica Digital S.A. Both companies announce the release of their first app, d.book for Android, which combines... Read More
Olympus announced the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 News 

Olympus announced the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20

Expand the Field of Photography with Portability and Superb Image Quality of the Master Lens CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 19, 2019 – Olympus is pleased to announce the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. This teleconverter doubles the focal length of the master lens, and features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) professional weatherproof construction for outstanding optical performance ideal for even... Read More
Olympus announces firmware update to OM-D E-M1 series cameras News Updates 

Olympus announces firmware update to OM-D E-M1 series cameras

Version 3.0 for the OM-D® E-M1 Mark II, Version 1.1 for the OM-D E-M1X and Version 1.1 for Olympus® Workspace CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 19, 2019 – Olympus is pleased to announce availability of the latest firmware upgrade for two interchangeable lens cameras, Version 3.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Version 1.1 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Additionally, Firmware Version 1.1... Read More
Photo Finale expands chain-drug client roster with Discount Drug Mart News Press releases 

Photo Finale expands chain-drug client roster with Discount Drug Mart

Discount Drug Mart joins Kinney Drug and London Drugs as clients McLean, Va – Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo e-commerce services, announced Discount Drug Mart, the Medina, Ohio-based chain of 73 drug stores, has moved its online photo service to the Photo Finale platform. Customers can now order prints, canvas, photo books, gifts and much more at https://ddmphoto.discount-drugmart.com/.... Read More
Cherry Hill Programs announces acquisition of Photogenic Acquisitions News Press releases 

Cherry Hill Programs announces acquisition of Photogenic

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keystone Capital, Inc. (“Keystone”) is pleased to announce today that its portfolio company, Cherry Hill Programs, has completed the acquisition of Photogenic, a leading provider of souvenir photography to premier tourist attractions across the United States. Photogenic is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Keystone initially acquired Cherry Hill Programs, the market leader in providing mall-based holiday photography services and products,... Read More
GoPro enhances PLUS Subscription service at GoPro.com News Press releases 

GoPro enhances PLUS Subscription service at GoPro.com

Unlimited Cloud Storage, Damaged Camera Replacement and 50% Accessory Discounts for $4.99 a Month SAN MATEO, Calif., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. today announced that its PLUS Subscription service is now integrated into the GoPro.com checkout experience, giving customers the opportunity to seamlessly subscribe to PLUS when purchasing a camera. “We continue to see consistent global PLUS subscriber growth, and by... Read More
AlphaGraphics affiliate acquires Australian-based company Print Speak Acquisitions News Press releases 

AlphaGraphics affiliate acquires Australian-based company Print Speak

LAKEWOOD, Colo., June 18, 2019 // PRNewswire // – AlphaGraphics, Inc., an MBE Worldwide company, announced today the acquisition of Print Speak by its parent company, U.S. Business Holdings, Inc. Based in Australia, Print Speak provides a range of complementary and extended software services to support AlphaGraphics’ continued growth plans. Print Speak is one of the industry’s leading providers of... Read More
KODAKOne and Image Protect sign partnership agreement News Press releases 

KODAKOne and Image Protect sign partnership agreement

The collaboration will result in 5000+ additional cases, 75+ new clients and expected infringement claims of 5M+ dollars over the next 24 months. Los Angeles, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RYDE Holding, the creator and operator of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform announced today the signing of a partnership with Image Protect Inc., a global image rights monitoring... Read More
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