Industry Notes for the week of May 30

Chicago’s Central Camera rebuilds a year after civil unrest

122-year-old camera retailer Central Camera is still rebuilding a year after civil unrest in the streets of Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Central Camera is still boarded up under its iconic neon sign but the company is open for business in a temporary space. Third-generation owner, Don Flesch, 73, hopes to reopen the longtime store on Wabash Avenue in the Loop by late August.

IPI opens two Print Refinery stores

IPI Member Network announced two members have become Print Refinery co-branded locations: Don’s Photo, Winnipeg, Canada, and Hite Photo, West Bloomfield, Mich. The two additions bring the total number of Print Refinery locations to nine.

People on the Move

Fujifilm graphics exec Todd Zimmerman joins EFI

Todd Zimmerman, a long-time graphic arts executive, has joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. as its new vice president and general manager, Display Graphics. He comes to EFI from Fujifilm USA, where he spent a decade and a half in a variety of executive roles

Software updates

MyHeritage adds photo repair to genealogy site features

Family history site MyHeritage has added photo repair to its image-enhancement toolset. In a blog post, the company announced the new feature “automatically fixes scratches, tears, holes, stains, and other damage on historical photos.”

Xencelabs releases Linux driver for pen tablet

Pen tablet startup Xencelabs Technologies announced a Linux driver for use with the company’s new Pen Tablets. The new driver broadens the compatibility of Xencelabs devices to include all major operating systems commonly used in professional design applications.

HDRsoft adds 32-bit output to Photomatix HDR Batch Plugin for Lightroom

HDRsoft announced a new version of its Photomatix Batch Plugin for Adobe Lightroom, adding the ability to automatically create 32-bit HDR images from bracketed sets, using the same imaging algorithms from Photomatix Pro.

Open Positions


Amsterdam photo products giant Albelli has numerous positions open in Amsterdam, The Hague, Paris and Barcelona. Check out the listings here.

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising is looking for several open positions, including VP of Finance & Strategy


Dakis is looking for a full-stack software developer.


Mediaclip is looking for a Product Manager/Product Owner and for developers.


Mimeo is looking for a marketing director based in Germany

Nations Photo Lab

Nations Photo Lab is looking for a social media strategist.


Amsterdam-based PastBook has numerous positions,  including in marketing and development, open here


UK photobook app maker Popsa has numerous positions open here.


Foreground is looking for a product support manager for its ShootProof professional photographers service.


Shutterfly has numerous vacancies, specifically General Manager, Photo Books & Business Model Innovation

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