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Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available News 

Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available

A tool from Facebook to make it easier to transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos is now available in the United States and Canada. In March, Facebook expanded the availability of the photo transfer tool to more countries in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa, after starting in Latin America and Asia... Read More
GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors Promotions 

GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors

Now through April 30, GoPro is hosting the #HomePro Challenge, inviting anyone around the world to submit their most creative videos and photos, shot on any device, for a chance to win a HERO8 Black or MAX camera and five years of GoPro PLUS subscription service. GoPro will choose five winners each day from all submissions tagged #HomePro on Instagram, TikTok, Youtube or Facebook. “The GoPro... Read More
VSCO adds three new advisors People on the Move 

VSCO adds three new advisors

Popular app maker VSCO announced the addition of three advisors from diverse backgrounds from innovative companies including Facebook, Pandora, Snap, Twitter, and more. Sriram Krishnan is a seasoned product leader and investor with deep experience building monetization businesses. He served as a key product leader at Twitter where he oversaw audience growth, home timeline, trends, search, onboarding and events among... Read More
Growing your photo business with blogs Feature Marketing 

Growing your photo business with blogs

How do photo businesses market themselves in today’s complex and connected world? Many would first say social media, and they would be right. Facebook, Instagram, and other sites have certainly changed the game when it comes to imaging industry outreach. Yet blogs and websites showcasing work also have an equal, if at times more key, role to play. We might... Read More
Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos

Facebook launched a photo transfer tool (initially in Ireland) to enable users to port their photos directly to Google Photos  via encrypted transfer. Facebook says it is still testing the feature based on feedback but states “worldwide availability” is coming in the first half of 2020. The company added the service is part of the Data Transfer Project, “a collaborative effort... Read More
Facebook changes policy on facial recognition News 

Facebook changes policy on facial recognition

Facebook posted an update regarding the company’s face recognition technology: Facebook has always given you control over whether we use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos. This setting was previously called tag suggestions because Facebook only used face recognition technology to automatically suggest tags of your friends in photos. In December 2017, we introduced a new setting for some... Read More
As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing News Opinion 

Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing

In a digital age where consumers focus on the instant gratification of visuals and the attractive aesthetics of social media, photography brands have a head start against the rest. With a strong emphasis on imagery, an easily marketable product, and the ability to gather and utilize user-generated content for their own promotional gains, it’s not surprising that photography brands are... Read More
1.2 trillion photos taken and everyone has forgotten how to print photos Press releases 

1.2 trillion photos taken and everyone has forgotten how to print photos

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) AUGUST 13, 2018 – Thanks to smartphones, around 1.2 trillion photos were taken last year and it’s estimated that another 1.7 trillion will be taken in 2018. Where are all these photos? Lost in the cloud, buried in photo galleries, stuck in Facebook and Instagram feeds or clogging up your Google Drive. But printed or framed? Likely... Read More
Bloomberg estimates Instagram is worth more than $100 billion News 

Bloomberg estimates Instagram is worth more than $100 billion

Bloomberg Intelligence estimates Facebook has done well with its 2012 billion-dollar purchase of Instagram. If the photo-sharing service were its own company, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jitendra Waral estimates Instagram would be worth $100 billion, a 100X return on its $1 billion purchase. Earlier this week, Instagram surpassed 100 million users and is on pace to double that in five years.... Read More
Instagram reaches a billion users, launches IGTV New Products News Opinion 

Instagram reaches a billion users, launches IGTV

Instagram announced the app has reached 1 billion users, a mere eight years after launch and six years after its 2012 acquisition by Facebook. Facebook now has four platforms in the billion-plus users club: Facebook (2.2 billion), Messenger (1.3 billion), Whatsapp (1.5 billion) and now Instagram. In other Insta-news, the company also introduced a new app for creating and showing long-form,... Read More
Ty Ahmad-Taylor appointed to GoPro’s Board of Directors People on the Move Press releases 

Ty Ahmad-Taylor appointed to GoPro’s Board of Directors

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced that Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President of Product Marketing at Facebook, has joined GoPro’s Board of Directors. Mr. Ahmad-Taylor brings decades of experience in the media and consumer electronics industries, playing leadership roles in organizations of all sizes, from small ventures to publicly traded companies. Mr. Ahmad-Taylor’s appointment... Read More
Content marketing for photographers Feature Marketing 

Content marketing for photographers

In today’s multichannel world, marketing and advertising take many forms. There’s social media, paid media, PR, blogging, blogging and so forth. Breaking this down further, you’ve also got multiple social-media platforms — Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. Snapchat — and business pages — Facebook, Yelp, Google Business — all clamoring for your attention. How in the world is a... Read More