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Edge Imaging acquires Added Touch Photo Acquisitions News 

Edge Imaging acquires Added Touch Photo

Canada’s largest volume photography company Edge Imaging announced the acquisition of Added Touch Photo, the company’s first acquisition since being acquired by Walter Capital Partners. Added Touch brings more than 70 accounts, primarily fall school photos, graduates, sports organizations, dance companies, and yearbooks in the Rockland/Ottawa area. Added Touch founders Norm and Sandra Goulet, with 35 years of experience, will continue... Read More
The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry Feature News Opinion 

The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry

There isn’t an industry today that hasn’t been affected by cybersecurity and data privacy; as recently as this week, CafePress was reportedly affected by a breach. There have even been examples of cameras being hijacked by ransomware attacks. And industry members don’t need any reminder of the havoc caused by the well-known PNI Media and Colorado Timberline breaches. Mike Watkinson,... Read More
The problem with privacy in photography Events Feature News Opinion 

The problem with privacy in photography

Why school photography has to look at cyber-security as a risk to the business When most photo-industry executives think about privacy, they think in terms of security breaches like Equifax, Wannacry, Google or Facebook (or, in our own industry, 500px, Animoto and more). The Dead Pixels Society recently spoke with Ken Taylor, a longtime security expert about the challenges facing... Read More
Lifetouch integration with Shutterfly heralds change in school photo business model Market research Opinion 

Lifetouch integration with Shutterfly heralds change in school photo business model

Our friends at CaptureLife recently posted a blog about how Shutterfly has begun integrating Lifetouch school photos into its mobile app. This long-anticipated step is the beginning of a shift in the marketing and fulfillment of school and event photos. Through the long history of school photography, a school-portrait company’s main customer was the school district or school board themselves.... Read More
Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest Feature Opinion 

Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest

In recent months, there’s been a lot of investment and business activity in the school and events photography space. Lifetouch and Jostens have both found new owners and, north of the border, long-standing Canadian firm Edge Imaging announced in late October Walter Capital Partners made a “significant investment” in the company, with the intention of building the Burlington, Ontario, company... Read More
Walter Capital Partners invests in leading Ontario-based school photography company News Press releases 

Walter Capital Partners invests in leading Ontario-based school photography company

Injection of focused capital and expertise will accelerate Edge Imaging’s growth into a leading national school photography company Burlington and Montreal, October 31, 2018 – Edge Imaging and Walter Capital Partners are pleased to announce a significant investment to accelerate the growth of the largest Canadian owned school photography company headquartered in Burlington, Ontario into a truly national brand. “We are very enthusiastic to partner... Read More
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