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Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19 Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19

  Pro Photography Shutterfly can arbitrate claims over unwanted Lifetouch pictures Shutterfly won its bid to arbitrate claims over the photo-sharing platform’s Lifetouch Family Approval Program, after a federal court in San Jose concluded that plaintiff Shawna Allen agreed to arbitrate her claims individually when she signed up for the online service, according to Holly Barker at Bloomberg Law. The sign-up... Read More
Canon releases production version of EOS webcam app for Windows Updates 

Canon releases production version of EOS webcam app for Windows

Canon USA Inc. released the production of its EOS Webcam Utility software. Now Canon users can officially make a $2,000 camera rig behave like a $79 webcam. The beta version was downloaded more than 700,000 times since April, the company said. The company also revealed a macOS version is in development. A total of 42 Canon EOS and PowerShot cameras,... Read More
Mylio is first photo app optimized for Microsoft Surface Duo phone New Products Updates 

Mylio is first photo app optimized for Microsoft Surface Duo phone

Mylio announced its photo organization app has been optimized for the Microsoft Surface Duo Android-powered smartphone. The company says it takes advantage of the Duo’s two screens by presenting complementary information on each screen to manage photos quickly and intuitively: See photos in context View a library catalog on one screen while simultaneously scrolling through images on the other screen.... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 12 People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 12

Events IPIC Breakthrough coverage, via Inside Imaging Australia’s Inside Imaging published a recap of the IPIC Breakthrough virtual conference. The three-day virtual event attracted 444 virtual attendees, making it the IPIC in 6 years. PRINTING United Digital Experience announces schedule PRINTING United Digital Experience announced more than 20 major global product launches are scheduled to take place over the 14 days of... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 5 New Products News Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 5

  Retail news Kenosha’s Rode’s Camera Shop destroyed Rode’s Camera Shop, a downtown Kenosha, Wis,, business for more than 100 years, was completely destroyed in civil unrest Monday, Aug. 31, according to the Kenosha News.  It’s unclear, from the report, whether owners Tom Gram and Paul Willette will reopen the camera store and lab. Pixel Connection named DI Reporter 2020 E-tailer... Read More
Vecnos smartphone app creates easily shareable 360-degree images New Products Updates 

Vecnos smartphone app creates easily shareable 360-degree images

Vecnos Inc., the company spun out of Ricoh Company, Ltd., launched IQUISPIN, a smartphone app allowing users to easily create and to share one-of-a-kind short videos with automated motion and effects using images taken with any 360-degree camera. IQUISPIN is available free of charge today for iOS and Android devices. The app converts still 360-degree photos into a several-second MP4... Read More
Boris FX Optics announces Adobe Photoshop Plugin New Products Updates 

Boris FX Optics announces Adobe Photoshop Plugin

Boris FX Optics is now available as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and as a standalone application for macOS and Windows. The Optics toolkit features more than 150 filters and thousands of presets designed by VFX industry veterans to correct, to enhance, and to stylize images with an easy-to-use interface. The plugin can be purchased for only $9/month... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 25 Earnings reports News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 25

Pro Photography Bay Photo Lab announces “Epic Prints” Bay Photo Lab has launched “Epic Prints”,  made from Fujiflex silver-halide photographic paper with up to 610dpi resolution. They are mounted to aluminum for a sleek, thin profile from sizes from 4×4″ to 45×93″. 10,000 Headshots featured on “Today Show” The 10,000 Headshots project, featured on the Dead Pixels Society podcast, was featured... 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
Luminar 4.3 brings search, user experience improvements, 500px integration New Products Updates 

Luminar 4.3 brings search, user experience improvements, 500px integration

Skylum released the latest free update for Luminar, version 4.3, focusing on enhancing the overall experience for creatives through several refinements and performance improvements. “With its vast AI-centric features, Luminar 4 has become a state-of-the-art program for photographers and other creatives,” said Dima Sytnik, Co-Founder and CTO of Skylum. “With Luminar 4.3, we continue to optimize the user experience and... Read More
Panasonic updates streaming software for Lumix cameras Updates 

Panasonic updates streaming software for Lumix cameras

Panasonic announced firmware updates for the LUMIX G Series cameras and for the  “LUMIX Streaming (Beta)” for Mac and the development of “LUMIX Webcam Software” for Win/Mac applications. The firmware update programs are for DC-GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85 and GX9 to improve compatibility with the new Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 and operational stability with LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 11 Earnings reports New Products People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 11

App news and website updates   Dotphoton has renamed its flagship software to “Rawsie“ Swiss image-compression company Dotphoton has renamed its flagship product from Dotphoton Raw to Rawsie. New features include a Lightroom catalog compression feature. Also, a Windows edition is on the way. RTRO by Moment adds slow-mo feature RTRO by Moment, the popular “retro photography” app for iPhone, has added... Read More
GoPro HERO8 Black now works as an HD webcam Updates 

GoPro HERO8 Black now works as an HD webcam

GoPro, Inc. announced its flagship HERO8 Black camera now functions as a 1080p high-definition, wide-angle webcam with a beta-release firmware update. Users must also install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility to use their camera as a webcam. The GoPro Webcam desktop utility is currently available for Mac OS users with support for Windows is in development. “GoPro is bringing... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 4 Earnings reports News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 4

Events PI CONNECT imaging conference, Pro Imaging Golf move to 2021 Pro Imaging CONNECT, the executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has postponed its 2020 conference to April/May, 2021, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were forced to postpone Pro Imaging CONNECT and Pro Imaging Golf until spring of 2021. App news and... Read More
Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System Updates 

Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System

FUJIFILM North America Corp. announced the availability of an important firmware update for the GFX System, providing additional capabilities to each GFX System digital camera for photography and for videography, including 4K RAW video support for the FUJIFILM GFX100. For Video: Firmware Update Supports GFX 100 4K 16:9 RAW video output via HDMI This new firmware update will allow the... Read More
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