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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
Guest post: Top editing strategies that every photo business needs to use Opinion Tips and tricks 

Guest post: Top editing strategies that every photo business needs to use

Guest post by John Sullivan If you are an old-school photographer, it is only natural to look at modern editing strategies with some disdain. After all, there are many who argue that such techniques draw attention away from the authenticity of photographs. Nevertheless, if you are running a photo business, it is important to give people what they want. And,... Read More
Guest post: 10 best Android photo-editing apps Events Opinion Updates 

Guest post: 10 best Android photo-editing apps

Guest post by Hillary Walker With the widespread use of Smartphones and almost all smartphones having a high-end camera, people are not just satisfied with clicking images. They don’t have that much time to transfer the images to desktop and edit them using Photoshop or Lightroom. People want apps using which they can do all the editing directly from their... 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
Shutterfly Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results Earnings reports Opinion Press releases 

Shutterfly Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Shutterfly announced second-quarter financial highlights, for the period ending June 30. (To read the entire press release, click here.) The company, which entered into an agreement in June to be acquired by Apollo Global Management in a deal expected to be concluded early in the fourth quarter. Shutterfly reported net revenue of $473 million, with an operating loss of $7.9... Read More
Cimpress reports improved sales, earnings for fiscal 2019, CEO promises more changes Earnings reports News Opinion 

Cimpress reports improved sales, earnings for fiscal 2019, CEO promises more changes

Cimpress executives characterized the Netherlands-based company’s recently concluded fiscal 2019 as a disappointing and difficult year, with revenue at its flagship Vistaprint business increasing less than 1% and profitability declining in its National Pen segment. Cimpress reported it doubled overall net income to nearly $93.5 million, or $3.00 per diluted share, compared to $1.36 per diluted share the prior year. Cimpress... Read More
Shutterfly taps company veteran Greg Hintz as new head of Lifetouch division News Opinion 

Shutterfly taps company veteran Greg Hintz as new head of Lifetouch division

Shutterfly Inc. signaled the possible future direction of its Lifetouch National Studios business with the appointment of company insider Greg Hintz to the president of the division. He succeeds Michael Meek, who shepherded Lifetouch from a profit-starved employee-owned company to a profitable, cash-flow-rich division of Shutterfly. Meek stayed on after the sale, earning more than $5.6 million in total compensation... Read More
Should shareholders vote for Shutterfly sale? Analyst says yes, with reservations News Opinion 

Should shareholders vote for Shutterfly sale? Analyst says yes, with reservations

While most industry watchers have acquiesced that the acquisition of Shutterfly by Apollo Global Management, with the corresponding merger with Snapfish, is a done deal, there are still some steps to be completed by the expected close by the end of the year. First, the merger is subject to government scrutiny under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, designed to maintain competition. As... Read More
Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined News Opinion 

Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined

Amazon reports 2019 was a big success, with Prime Members purchasing more than 75 million items, from devices to groceries and more, throughout the July 15-16 event. Sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, the company said. “We want to thank Prime members all around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Members purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices, received... Read More
Viral FaceApp may infect your privacy, according to experts News Opinion 

Viral FaceApp may infect your privacy, according to experts

FaceApp, an Android and iOS app that changes users faces, is facing criticism because the app is allegedly harvesting vast amounts of sensitive user information, without their knowledge. According to John Koetsier at Forbes: “While according to FaceApp’s terms of service people still own their own “user content” (read: face), the company owns a never-ending and irrevocable royalty-free license to do anything... 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
What’s new from the Photobook.ai labs? Opinion Sponsored post Updates 

What’s new from the Photobook.ai labs?

A new and more powerful engine  Photobook.ai has been raiding our R-and-D labs and quietly released a V2 engine earlier in the year. It radically overhauled our photo analyses engine and removed the dreaded “burst shot” feature. The engine is still just as fast, but way more discerning, especially with similar photos. Detecting similarity in pictures is not rocket science;... Read More
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