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The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging Opinion Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Stan Freimuth, chairman of Tracer Imaging, a leading provider of lenticular prints. Freimuth discusses his long industry career, spanning the photofinishing, graphic arts, and digital imaging, with companies including Pako Corp., Fuji Photo Film USA, Presstek and now Tracer Imaging. In particular, Freimuth talks about how different photo companies in the... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of professional wedding photography, with Michael Warshall, EMOTION Photography Opinion Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of professional wedding photography, with Michael Warshall, EMOTION Photography

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Michael Warshall, chairman of Australia’s EMOTION Photography. Featured last year in the Dead Pixels Society, EMOTION Photography is a digital-first operation built around the belief the customer – in this case, brides – would prefer to hire a photographer with immediate access to images, as well as the understanding there are photographers willing to be paid a flat rate... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo News Opinion 

Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo

Investment firm H.I.G. Capital announced its portfolio company, Circle Graphics has acquired high-profile professional lab Bay Photo, Inc. Bay Photo, headquartered outside Santa Cruz, Calif., was founded by Larry Abitbol in 1976. The lab has an additional production facility in Springfield, Mo. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal is an expansion for Circle Graphics beyond its traditional role in wall décor, as Bay Photo... Read More
Opinion: There’s no business in show business Events Feature News Opinion 

Opinion: There’s no business in show business

The recent announcement that CES 2021 was being changed to a virtual or “digital-only” event didn’t come as a surprise to industry watchers. In fact, the announcement was greeted with some level of relief. In the past 10 years, CES has gained a well-earned reputation as an expensive event that was difficult to attend – due to the enormous crowds... Read More
Remember the Good Times: The value of a photo News Opinion 

Remember the Good Times: The value of a photo

2020 has been a very stressful year for millions of people, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers at Rise Above Research. Studies have shown living with prolonged stress is unhealthy, but recalling specific positive memories and happy life experiences can help with overall well-being and reduce the risk of depression, particularly among young people. Reliving past milestones,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphic opportunities with Canva’s Aaron Day News Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphic opportunities with Canva’s Aaron Day

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Aaron Day, Global Partnership Lead, with Canva. Day discusses the Canva business model, how the company is partnering with leading leaders like FedEx Office, and a sneak peek at the future of photo printing. Founded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Cameron Adams, Canva is a graphic design software... Read More
Camera hardware is still in crisis News Opinion 

Camera hardware is still in crisis

One of the most popular opinion articles on this site is from January 2018, where we discussed “Hardware in Crisis: Can Cameras Companies Compete.” We also followed up with “Six ways digital cameras should be competing with smartphones“, which mentioned ways digital cameras are superior to smartphones, including battery life, but added digital cameras still trail smartphones in key customer-loving... Read More
Three ways marketing will change post-COVID 19 Marketing News Opinion 

Three ways marketing will change post-COVID 19

  Guest post by Audrey Lipman American businesses spend around $12 billion a year on advertising and marketing. Most business owners realize, without great marketing campaigns, it will be hard to attract a wider audience. 2020 has been unlike any year due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Businesses around the world are having to adapt to the new reality brought... Read More
DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit News Opinion 

DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit

DigiMedia Tech LLC has added Kodak brand licensee JK Imaging to its list of targets, according to LawStreetMedia. DigiMedia Tech sued JK Imaging in the Central District of California for patent infringement for camera-related zoom and focus patents. The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent No. 6,914,635 (the ’635 patent); 6,545,706 (the ’706 patent); 7,715,476 (the ’476 patent). DigiMedia is represented by Cotman IP Law Group, APLC; and Kent & Risley... Read More
Olympus to sell camera business to Japan Industrial Partners News Opinion 

Olympus to sell camera business to Japan Industrial Partners

Camera pioneer and co-founder of the 4/3 format Olympus Corp. reached an agreement with Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) to sell its 84-year-old camera business to JIP for an undisclosed amount. Olympus’ statement said the two plan to sign a legally binding deal by Sept. 30 and close the transaction by Dec. 31, 2020. Olympus’ commitment to the digital camera... Read More
Roundup: Free alternatives to Lightroom for beginners and professionals Opinion Tips and tricks 

Roundup: Free alternatives to Lightroom for beginners and professionals

Guest post by Ann Young Don’t want to pay $9 per month for an Adobe Lightroom subscription? Then this list of alternatives to Lightroom will definitely come in handy. We’ve picked the best programs for basic image post-production, deep color correction, photo management, and batch editing. Here are 10 best alternatives to Lightroom which you can use either for free... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Preserving photo memories with Glen Meakem of Forever.com News Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Preserving photo memories with Glen Meakem of Forever.com

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Glen Meakem, CEO and founder, Forever.com, the permanent cloud photo storage and sharing company. A serial entrepreneur, Meakem founded FreeMarkets Inc. in 1995, which was later sold for $500 million. He also formerly headed up a venture capital fund and was a former radio host based in Pittsburgh, Pa. For the... Read More
Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report Market research News Opinion 

Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report

Leading imaging industry research company Suite 48a has published a free “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report. “It’s hard to describe the impact COVID-19 has had so far without sounding like a broken record –the one you keep hearing over and over in the news, or when talking with colleagues, customers or industry partners,” says Hans Hartman, Suite 48a.... Read More
More industry notes from worldwide pandemic News Opinion 

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the impact on the photo/imaging industry has been unprecedented. Mass layoffs of retail staffs are commonplace, seasonal workers and photographers are dismissed and store hours have been limited or eliminated entirely. Still, the photo industry is resilient and we’ve been hearing promising stories from around the world. Certainly, this once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster is going... Read More
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