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Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends conference announced for May 4-6 Events 

Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends conference announced for May 4-6

The Dead Pixels Society announces the Pro Imaging CONNECT: Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference May 4-6, for a global look at the photo/imaging markets featuring some of the top industry research firms. Each of these sessions, starting at 11 a.m. EST, is designed to be information-packed in a less-than-two-hours program format. Registration is free at this link. The free... Read More
Suite 48a releases do-it-yourself video creation app report Market research 

Suite 48a releases do-it-yourself video creation app report

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) video creation apps – apps used by non-video professionals – are a powerful driver behind the current surge in sharing and in viewing of user-generated videos, according to a new study by Suite 48 Analytics. Under the hood, AI-based innovations are enabling this new generation of apps to overcome the traditional dilemma of creative power versus ease of... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics and chair of Visual 1st.  Visual 1st is the premier global conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, hosting executives and entrepreneurs at photo and video app development startups, mobile device vendors, carriers, cloud storage providers, software companies,... Read More
Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report Market research News Opinion 

Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report

Leading imaging industry research company Suite 48a has published a free “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report. “It’s hard to describe the impact COVID-19 has had so far without sounding like a broken record –the one you keep hearing over and over in the news, or when talking with colleagues, customers or industry partners,” says Hans Hartman, Suite 48a.... Read More
The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography Market research News Press releases 

The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography

Contributed by Hans Hartman, Suite 48a Analytics Consumers are busier than ever – or at least feel busier than ever. This accounts for the immense popularity of gig economy services that help us outsource tasks we can’t, or would rather not, do ourselves: cook, walk our dogs, clean our house, fix that jammed door, run errands, organize our closets, drive... Read More
When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research Events Market research News Opinion 

When one camera doesn’t do it all, from Suite 48a research

Hans Hartman of Suite 48a recently shared some insights from the recent Beyond smartphones and digital cameras – The Long Tail of Cameras survey, conducted a few months ago among 1,055 North American respondents who take at least 5 photos a month. As shown in the chart above, 63% of the respondents or their partner own a digital camera, showing there is still healthy... Read More
Videos and phodeos enter the mainstream, according to Suite 48a Market research News 

Videos and phodeos enter the mainstream, according to Suite 48a

New study analyzes what’s driving the explosion in user-generated videos and hybrid photo-videos Consumer video sure ain’t what it used to be, according to Suite 48a Analytics, a reserch firm: “The category now includes numerous variations, ranging from full-length to short-form narratives, plus what could be called ‘phodeos:’ hybrids of photos and videos such as Boomerang clips, Instagram Stories and... Read More
Opinion: Blockchain, not cryptocurrency, will be the engine of imaging value News Opinion 

Opinion: Blockchain, not cryptocurrency, will be the engine of imaging value

The buzz about cryptocurrency hasn’t escaped the photo industry, as we’ve seen several attempts from companies to adapt their businesses to this economic model. As we’ve seen, Eastman Kodak Co. made the news with its partnership WENN Digital to unveil KODAKCoin, a cryptocurrency based on professional photography. Details are just now being released, which shed some light on the details of... Read More
Analysis: The potential of AR for printed photo products Market research Opinion 

Analysis: The potential of AR for printed photo products

Hans Hartman at Suite 48 Analytics wrote an interesting analysis of the opportunity for printed products with augmented reality (AR) enhancements. “Fresh from our presentation at the photokina Business Forum Imaging conference in Cologne and discussions with quite a few of the assembled photo print product providers there, we see many opportunities for leveraging AR for printed photo products,” he writes. “In... Read More
Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption Market research News 

Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption

Augmented reality is poised to forever change how consumers experience the world From apps that control noise-canceling headphones to remove unwanted sound to shopping apps that show how a new couch would look in our living room, via apps that embed enticing videos on our child’s favorite storybook pages, consumer AR apps are here now. According to the just published Consumer... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: Photo storage 4.0 – it’s deduplication, stupid! Marketing Opinion 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: Photo storage 4.0 – it’s deduplication, stupid!

In the first part of this two-installment piece, we reported on the following findings from our latest survey among 458 North American smartphone photographers: The median number of photos that consumers believe they take per month is remarkably similar to what it was 1.5 years ago – it is neither plummeting nor ballooning. Smartphone photography has matured.Even with ephemeral visual... Read More
Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements? Market research Opinion 

Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements?

Opinion from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a at his Mobile Photo Perspectives column. Click the link at the bottom to read more: In short: Nothing. With an emphasis on incremental improvements to Google’s photo organizing, sharing and search solutions, Google’s maturing solutions are now becoming so easy, efficient, and helpful that many consumers will feel they can’t live without them. Perhaps... Read More
New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program Events Press releases 

New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program

Oakland, CA, May 15, 2017 — Mobile Photo Connect, the premier conference for the mobile imaging industry, today announced three key innovations for its 2017 edition (October 24-25, in San Francisco, CA): an “umbrella” focus on monetization, an expanded schedule (to 1.5 days) and an Early Bird VIP Networking program, providing extra networking opportunities to attendees who register by June... Read More
Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat  Earnings reports Opinion 

Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat 

From Hans Hartman’s weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives insights. It’s the platform, stupid Just as the world finally figured out why Snap relabeled itself as a camera company, last week Facebook proclaimed it’s not just a camera company, it’s a camera company built on the world’s ambitious augmented reality platform. Let’s add some perspectives to their F8 announcements: Recently, Facebook has... Read More
The five most interesting product launches at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) and Business Forum Imaging (Cologne)  Market research Opinion 

The five most interesting product launches at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) and Business Forum Imaging (Cologne) 

Our friend, Hans Hartman, wrote this thorough recap of the Mobile World Congress and Business Forum Imaging. Click the link below and follow: The five most interesting product launches at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) and Business Forum Imaging (Cologne) | Hans Hartman | Pulse | LinkedIn Read More