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Photobook.ai announces release of third-generation AI-powered app New Products News SDKs and APIs Sponsored post 

Photobook.ai announces release of third-generation AI-powered app

Photobook.ai, the developer of AI-powered storytelling photo services and apps, announced Version 3 of its widely used mobile platform, providing a broader set of features and enhancements.  The company announced that it has already signed 9 new white-label customers for its V3 platform, with 4 current customers upgrading from various earlier versions. Among the updates: New Products: Mugs, wall-art, tote... Read More
Picsart launches brand refresh, surpasses 1 billion edits per month News SDKs and APIs 

Picsart launches brand refresh, surpasses 1 billion edits per month

Creative platform Picsart, unveiled a brand refresh, including a new logo, visual elements, and streamlined user interface. The refresh comes as the company surges past 1 billion edits each month and ranks among the top-grossing photography and video apps worldwide, the company said. “Picsart is inspiring visual culture on a massive scale — from social media posts to album covers... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of April 24 News People on the Move SDKs and APIs 

Industry Notes for the week of April 24

Pixster Photo Booths launches Chicago office Photo booth rental company Pixster Photo Booths announced the opening of their fifth location in Chicago, Ill. Founded in San Diego in 2012, Pixster has locations in Orange County, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Austin. People on the Move Canon U.S.A announces executive appointments Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced executive appointments and promotions, effective April 1, 2021: Brian... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of March 8 SDKs and APIs 

Industry Notes for the week of March 8

  App news and updates Dispo app raises $20 million Dispo, the single-use-camera-inspired photo app, has raised $20 million in Series A funding, according to Axios. The company was co-founded by YouTuber star David Dobrik. The $20 million Series A funding led by Spark Capital results in a valuation of about $200 million. The startup raised $4 million in seed funding led by Alexis Ohanian’s Seven... Read More
Fujfiilm, Hasselblad, Nikon, Panasonic release software and firmware updates News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Fujfiilm, Hasselblad, Nikon, Panasonic release software and firmware updates

Fujifilm North America debuted firmware updates for the X-T3 and the X-H1. The X-T3 update will improve the autofocusing performance of the X-T3 to the same level as the FUJIFILM X-T4, the company said, while the X-H1 update is a bug fix. In other Fujfiilm news, for a limited time, registered owners of FUJIFILM X Series or GFX System digital cameras and... Read More
Unsplash releases image dataset as open source SDKs and APIs 

Unsplash releases image dataset as open source

Unsplash is releasing for free the most complete high-quality open image dataset ever  for anyone to use to further research in machine learning, image quality, search engines, and more. The company says the more than 2 million images, from more than 200,000 global photographers, includes 16GB of accompanying data, including: keyword-image conversions in search results community and AI-generated keywords EXIF, location,... Read More
Industry notes for the week of July 18 Earnings reports News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry notes for the week of July 18

  Retail news Future of Olympus cameras discussion with Aki Murata, President, via 42West Adorama’s 42West blog interviewed Aki Murata, president, Consumer Products Group, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, about the impending sale of Olympus cameras to Japan Industrial Partners. Worth a look if you are wondering what will happen to Olympus camera servicing and future products. Nikon School shuts down physical... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of May 16 Earnings reports People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of May 16

Industry Notes for the week of May 16 Chatbooks suffers security breach; no user cards compromised Nate Quigley, CEO of Chatbooks, advised users the company had a security breach March 26. No credit card information was compromised, but users are requested to change their passwords. Minilab Evolution: Smaller, Faster and Better A round up the leading photo print system providers, by... Read More
Industry notes for the week of April 11 Marketing News People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry notes for the week of April 11

Interesting reads from around the web Lifetouch temporarily reopens Chesapeake plant Lifetouch expects to have a little more than 100 people working to continue producing its school photo products, including spring class photos shot before schools closed early, as well as student IDs and high-resolution digital images for school yearbooks, according to the Virginia Pilot. The company announced in February was shuttering the... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Feb. 15 People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Feb. 15

Rumors and interesting items from around the internet This Controversial Company Is Selling Your Social Media Photos to Law Enforcement, via the Observer Apps and updates Sony announces SDK for Sony α7R IV and α9 II cameras Adobe announces several updates to Lightroom Classic and ACR: Updates to Lightroom Classic and ACR Default by camera settings PSB file support Tech Trends... Read More
Industry notes for the week of Feb. 1 Earnings reports People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry notes for the week of Feb. 1

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet 2019 Mirrorless Cameras Compared: Sony vs Canon vs Nikon, via the BorrowLenses blog Earning Reports Apple reports record first-quarter results, via press release. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $4.99, up 19 percent,... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 25 People on the Move SDKs and APIs Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 25

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Twitter users furious at HP for demanding a monthly subscription to use ink cartridges, via ScreenRant The 10 Best Photo Storage and Sharing Sites, via Tom’s Guide. Couple stages wedding again for reshoot after amateur photographer used stock imagery in her portfolio, via Fstoppers Mystery Oppo phone with 44MP selfie camera has surfaced, via Pocket-lint Canon celebrates filmmakers as a sustaining... Read More
UPGRD is a new service for automatically enhancing photo designs Events Feature SDKs and APIs 

UPGRD is a new service for automatically enhancing photo designs

Sometimes big ideas come from small companies. As volume photography market service providers to make products more personalized to improve customer satisfaction, there comes the natural dilemma of maintaining productivity. UPGRD is a company providing a new way of offering automated photo enrichment. The company started in 2012 as a school photography company in Finland, Oma Design, but by 2015,... Read More
photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020 New Products Press releases SDKs and APIs 

photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020

Visual Intelligence pioneer showcases SDK to sort through athlete galleries using Computer Vision AI Las Vegas, NV and Singapore: photobook.ai, developer of Visual Intelligence technologies, will be showcasing new Computer Vision AI toolkits developed specifically for the volume photography market at SPAC 2020 Jan. 22-25, 2020 in booth #308. SPAC is the annual School Photographers Association Convention held in Las... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 4 People on the Move SDKs and APIs Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 4

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet 500px combines Terms of Service and Contributor Agreement, confusing some users, via PetaPixel Funding For These Startup Sectors Was Way Down In 2019, via Crunchbase Consumers demand honesty, transparency of influencers, study finds, via MediaPost Fujifilm confirms it is not attending Photokina 2020, via PetaPixel Apple introduces specs for photography strobe accessories... Read More