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Vivid-Pix promoting Black Friday as day to celebrate family memories Marketing Promotions Sponsored post 

Vivid-Pix promoting Black Friday as day to celebrate family memories

In recent years, there’s been a backlash against Black Friday as a dedicated shopping day. More and more brick-and-mortar retailers are electing to stay closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while maintaining sales and promotions for websites and apps. Our friends at Vivid-Pix are taking things a step further, promoting the idea the day could be spent reliving family memories.... Read More
Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus Events News Opinion Sponsored post 

Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus

Since it’s evolution from Mobile Photo Connect to “Visual 1st,” this annual fall conference has become a must-attend event for imaging-industry executives. An eclectic mix of retailers, labs, developers, suppliers, and investors gather each year at the Golden Gate Club to share ideas, to network and get a glimpse into the future of the imaging business. In addition to the... Read More
Vivid-Pix announces API for patented image-correction technology News Press releases SDKs and APIs Sponsored post 

Vivid-Pix announces API for patented image-correction technology

Improved photos and documents help Baby Boomers relive memories Atlanta, GA – Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announces the availability of an API for its patented Picture-Fix image-correction technology. The one-click-fix technology is already in use in the company’s own LAND & SEA series and RESTORE software products. The addition of an API offers developers Vivid-Pix’s proven consumer-friendly image-correction... Read More
Photo Finale releases version 13, with SMS notifications, performance enhancements Sponsored post Updates 

Photo Finale releases version 13, with SMS notifications, performance enhancements

Photo Finale has updated Photo Finale web software to version 13, featuring dozens of new features. Among the highlights: SMS: Customers can now opt-in to receive a mobile notification via SMS when their order is ready for in-store pickup or has been shipped. Now, faster: Platform enhancements, CDN, static asset servers, HTTP 2.0, etc. View wholesale costs: Photo Finale has added... Read More
Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference Events Press releases Sponsored post 

Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference

Oakland, August 15, 2018 – Visual 1st, the premier worldwide executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, announces its 2018 program featuring an outstanding lineup of speakers and sponsors. Originally named Mobile Photo Connect, the 6thannual edition of Visual 1st will be held October 22-23 in the Golden Gate Club in the San Francisco Presidio... Read More
PhotoFinale announces Prestige Outlab New Products Press releases Sponsored post 

PhotoFinale announces Prestige Outlab

PhotoFinale announced the expansion of the Prestige line of products: The response to Prestige Books has been phenomenal, and we know you will love these new catalogs just as much. Available for dealers in the US and Canada, we now have a total of five Prestige Outlab catalogs to offer: Prestige Wall Décor – Premium canvas wraps, framed canvas, easel back... Read More
Marchand brothers bring new life to PixM Photo Video Feature Sponsored post 

Marchand brothers bring new life to PixM Photo Video

Quebec photo retailer PixM Photo Video has had to make changes to respond to market conditions. The Dead Pixels Society recently spoke with Marc-Antoine Marchand, co-owner, of the Victoriaville, Quebec, shop to discuss how the business is adapting to changing consumer habits and business trends.  Marc-Antoine and his brother, Jean-Philippe, are co-owners, having spent 10 and 25 years, respectively, in... Read More
Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players Feature Opinion Sponsored post 

Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players

Guest post by Steve Giordano Jr., president, Photo Finale. I spend my day talking to photo specialty retailers. Many share their triumphs and challenges being an imaging industry entrepreneur. One common thread is frustration over the apparent competitive advantage enjoyed by Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens, and other large-scale photofinishing brands. I say “apparent” because, the truth is, an independent retailer can beat a... Read More
Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Vivid-Pix RESTORE software bundle makes ideal Mother’s Day gift Press releases Promotions Sponsored post 

Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Vivid-Pix RESTORE software bundle makes ideal Mother’s Day gift

Help Mom relive her family moments with Vivid-Pix software and Flip-Pal scanner Atlanta, GA – Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announces a special Mother’s Day promotion offering the company’s Vivid-Pix RESTORE software with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner for a special $199.99 price. This represents a 14% savings if purchased separately. “Moms are the center of family activity,” says... Read More
Print Refinery inspires the next photo specialty retail concept Marketing Sponsored post 

Print Refinery inspires the next photo specialty retail concept

At the IPI Member Network Conference last summer, we had the chance to talk to IPI’s Ron Mohney, executive director, and Brenda DiVincenzo, director of member success, about The Print Refinery. As regular readers know, the Print Refinery is a licensed branded retail solution for the photo specialty channel. IPI has monthly webinars to discuss the opportunity with potential members.... Read More
Discover The Print Refinery Events News Sponsored post 

Discover The Print Refinery

One of the most innovative concepts for independent photo specialty retailers is the new Print Refinery (PR) from the IPI Member Network. Each month, IPI holds a webinar to explain the opportunity for retailers and vendor partners to revitalize their business with new business concepts, modern store design, and a growing commercial business. Learn about the PR business opportunity and get... Read More
Vivid-Pix announces SDK, commercial-use program for Picture-Fix technology News Sponsored post 

Vivid-Pix announces SDK, commercial-use program for Picture-Fix technology

Image-enhancement software creator Vivid-Pix is now providing SDK and commercial-use programs for its patented Picture-Fix technology, aimed at photo kiosk and lab workflows. Vivid-Pix targets 2 unique and very large markets: Faded Images: RESTORE Picture-Fix improves scanned prints, slides, and documents. Great for the expanding genealogy/family history market. Underwater Photos: LAND & SEA SCUBA Picture-Fix improves underwater photos. Great for... Read More
Photo Finale response to HEIF roll-out News Opinion Sponsored post 

Photo Finale response to HEIF roll-out

The Dead Pixels Society asked leading kiosk vendors to respond to the challenges posed by the new HEIF image-file format. Here is the response from Photo Finale: JPEG has long been the image format of choice for the imaging industry, for superior compression and easy-to-use format. However, as the imaging world has moved towards motion, transmission speeds are vital and... Read More
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