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SmugMug, Pixsy partner to protect the rights of photographers News 

SmugMug, Pixsy partner to protect the rights of photographers

SmugMug and Pixsy announced a partnership to provide photographers with Pixsy’s monitoring tools to monitor photos, to prevent and to fight against unlicensed use and copyright infringement. “Pixsy is the ideal partner for our members to monitor and protect their photo’s copyrights around the globe, and we believe this integration and partnership will put photographers in control of those rights,”... Read More
Snappr acquires competitor Eversnap News 

Snappr acquires competitor Eversnap

The U.S. on-demand photography marketplace, Snappr, has acquired competitor Eversnap. Terms weren’t disclosed. This is Snappr’s second acquisition, the first being Australian photographer directory Photographers.com.au in 2018. Eversnap was an early entrant to the event photo-sharing space a decade ago, launching the top-rated wedding photo app Wedding Snap in 2012, which was rebranded to Eversnap in 2013 and became one of the most popular general group photo-sharing... Read More
Imagely announces Nathan Signh is CEO, merges with Envira Gallery People on the Move 

Imagely announces Nathan Signh is CEO, merges with Envira Gallery

Imagely, a leading provider of WordPress products and services for photographers, announced seasoned investor and entrepreneur Nathan Singh as the new owner and CEO. Singh brings substantial knowledge of the WordPress gallery plugin market and a deep appreciation for photography and photographers. His technical background includes work as a software engineer at Boeing, as well as the founding and building... Read More
Flickr owner makes plea for subscriptions with holiday promotion News 

Flickr owner makes plea for subscriptions with holiday promotion

Flickr, the pioneering yet financially troubled photo-sharing site, needs an influx of paying customers, according to a post by SmugMug co-founder and CEO Don MacAskill in an open letter. SmugMug purchased Flickr in 2018, where it was losing “tens of millions of dollars a year,” says MacAskill. Still a labor of love, MacAskill said SmugMug stepped in to rescue the... Read More
ViewBug branches out into image licensing Feature News Opinion 

ViewBug branches out into image licensing

After a decade in business, most photo industry members are familiar with ViewBug, the online photo contest community. The Dead Pixels Society recently spoke with co-founder Ori Guttin about the recent expansion of its business model into image licensing. Up until recently, the site provided photo contests for members, along with white-label photo contest services for brands like Squarespace, Snapfish, Sony, Sandisk... Read More
Flickr announces new photographer-centric improvements to Flickr Pro, free plans News Press releases 

Flickr announces new photographer-centric improvements to Flickr Pro, free plans

Enhancements Mark New Step Forward for Flickr, the World’s Largest Photographer-Focused Community SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Flickr, the world’s largest photographer-focused community, announced several updates to both its Free and Pro accounts, marking a new step forward for Flickr and the future of photography. In April, SmugMug announced its acquisition of Flickr and made a commitment to revitalize the global photographer... Read More
SmugMug announces plan to buy Flickr News Opinion Press releases 

SmugMug announces plan to buy Flickr

In a move that surprised, well, hardly anyone, SmugMug, the popular family-owned photo sharing and storage site, has announced it will purchase pioneering photo-sharing site Flickr for an undisclosed sum. Flickr will continue to operate as a separate service, although Flickr users will have to agree to SmugMug’s terms of service by May 25th. Flickr users shouldn’t expect major changes,... Read More