Industry Notes for the Week of Oct. 10



MagicMakers Group offering free customer service webinar Oct. 22

In honor of National Customer Service Week, MagicMakers Group, a consultancy of longtime Disney executives and leader representing one of the most diverse teams of practitioners in the marketplace, unveils its “Studios of Expertise.”

The 37th annual Leitz Photographica Auction is Nov. 21

Interested in weird and unique photographic gear? The 37th Annual “Leitz Photographica Auction,” will be Nov.21, which has established itself as one of the world’s leading auction houses for classic and vintage cameras and photographic, according to the organizers.

Printing News

Fracture announces it has made its millionth print on glass

Specialized photo printer Fracture announced, after 10 years in business, it has produced its one-millionth glass print in its Gainesville, Fla.

App news and website updates

Exposure Software releases Exposure X6

Exposure Software announced the release of Exposure X6. New in Exposure X6 is advanced GPU optimization, which dramatically speeds up image processing.

Tether Tools releases integrated Smart Shooter 4 plug-in for Lightroom Classic

Tether Tools released an integrated Smart Shooter 4 plug-in for Lightroom Classic. The Smart Shooter plug-in for Lightroom will provide users with efficiency, enhanced workflow quality, and delivering a more unified tethered experience, the company says.

CleverFiles releases Disk Drill 4 for Mac

CleverFiles announces the release of the new version of Disk Drill for Mac, ready for macOS 11 Big Sur and data recovery from iOS 14. Disk Drill can scan and recover more than 400 file types with a press of a single button.

Interesting items from around the web

NightSkyPix offering resource for shooting RAW format night-sky pictures

NightSkyPix is, as the name suggests, a dedicated night sky photography site. The site recently published a “RAW vs. JPEG: Which is Better for Astrophotography” article. The article lists the pros and cons of both file formats for night sky aficionados.

Former Canon Australia director critical of staff cuts

Australia’s Inside Imaging reports how the Canon Australia restructuring over the last few months included the departure of long-standing Consumer Imaging director, Jason McLean, and Corporate Affairs manager Andrew Giles, among what appears to be dozens of other staff redundancies, including most of the Consumer Imaging sales force.

People on the Move

IPI names Ann Charback, JMC Photo + Digital as Member of the Year

Ann Charback of JMC Photo + Digital Services, Bloomington, ILAnn Charback of JMC Photo + Digital ServicesBloomington, IL, was voted  2020 Member of the Year for by the IPI Member Network. Charback was recognized for participating in all IPI programs: events, MSP, purchasing from Supplying Partners and contributing to the Forum. 

Open Positions

Head of IT-Infrastructure and DevOps

Picanova is looking for a Head of IT-Infrastructure and DevOps

VP of Engineering

Flickr is looking for a vice president of engineering.

International Business Developer

Peleman Industries is looking for International Business Developers for France. Italy.