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DIR May 2018 Editor’s Note: What Are We Really Selling?

One of the coolest things about the photo business is that the products and services we sell are changing all the time. But what...
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DIR’s 5th Retailers’ Choice Awards

Digital Imaging Reporter’s Readers Pick the Best Imaging Products for 2018 We are pleased to announce the results of DIR’s 5th Retailers’ Choice Awards. The...
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Multimedia Artists Blend Technical Genres to Create New Types of Storytelling

Video versus Stills? Forget It—These Two Media Have Already Melded The line between still photography and video isn’t blurred; it’s gone. That’s the consensus of...
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Analog and Digital Delights for Dads & Grads

Spring and summer occasions make up the second busiest gift-giving season for your customers. Buying the spot-on gift for Father’s Day as well as...
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7 Sensational Full-Frame ILCs for Pros and Enthusiasts

Whether a DSLR or a mirrorless model, it’s hard to beat 35mm full-frame ILCs (interchangeable-lens cameras) when it comes to sheer imaging performance and...
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2018 NAB Show: Augmented Reality Takes Broadcasting by Storm

Broadcasting is entering into another era of exponential technological developments. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, automatic tracking systems and robotics are taking the industry by...
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Printing Press Spotlight: Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop

Located across from the iconic Flatiron Building at the oddly angled intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street in Lower Manhattan’s old...
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Out of the Shoebox: Bulk Scanning Gives Old Photos a New Purpose

Why take a look at bulk scanning? Well, it’s perhaps impossible to approximate how many printed photos exist in people’s personal collections. Add 35mm...
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Printing Press: Partnering with a Powerhouse B2B Franchise

Since opening Fullerton Photographics, Inc., in 1999, I have experienced firsthand the extraordinary effort it takes to build a customer base and drive strong...
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Printing Press: What’s Happening May 2018

The What’s Happening May 2018 edition of Printing Press includes firmware updates that give the DNP DS-RXH1S dye-sub printer new capabilities. It also debuts...
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Andrew Wille: May 2018 Instagram Featured Photographer

The Instagram featured photographer for May is Andrew Wille. “I’m originally from Chicago, moved to Orange County, California, for college and then up to...
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Social Networking for Success: Video Marketing Is at Your Fingertips with Animoto

Video is just about everywhere these days. It’s a good thing we’re in the imaging industry: we could, and should, be leaders in video...
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Strategy Session: When Is a Camera a “Real” Camera?

There’s been a lot of healthy debate recently among members of the Imaging Alliance as to what constitutes a “real” camera. The discussions began as...
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Retail Intelligence: The Dos and Don’ts for Opening & Operating a Successful Camera Store

So, you want to open a new camera store? Or maybe you are considering taking over an existing business? However, you’ve been told that...
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DIR May 2018 Tech Trends: U.S. Instant Print Camera Sales Mature

Port Washington, NY—A successful analog imaging category over the last three years, demand for instant print camera models remains strong in the United States....
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DNP Updates Snap Lab Mini Photo Printing Kiosk Software

Concord, NC—DNP Imagingcomm America announced a major software update for its SL620A Snap Lab and DS-Tmini. Version 3.3 provides a range of enhancements to...
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Canon Expands Pro 4K HDR Reference Displays

Melville, NY—Canon USA introduced two professional 4K HDR reference displays: the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711. The Canon DP-V2421 24-inch 4K professional reference display...
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ProGrade Digital Demos 1TB CFexpress 1.0

San Jose, CA—ProGrade Digital was the first company to publicly demonstrate the CFexpress 1.0 technology with 1TB of capacity. The company debut this next-generation...
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CTA Promotes Executives to Newly Created Positions

Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced two executive promotions involving newly created positions. Karen Chupka, a nearly 30-year employee of CTA, is now...
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Peleman Industries Mourns Passing of U.S. Corporate Division President

Alpharetta, GA—Peleman Industries USA announced that James “Jim” Ghio, 71, passed away at his home in Fairhope, Alabama, on April 17, after a brief...
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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Travel Zoom P&S

Newark, NJ—Panasonic’s just-released Lumix DC-ZS200 is the new flagship camera of the company’s point-and-shoot travel zoom series. The compact ZS200 integrates a 24mm ultrawide-angle...
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ProMaster Unplugged Wireless Lighting

Fairfield, CT—ProMaster debuted a product family that brings wireless, portable lighting to photographers. The ProMaster Unplugged system is made up of five monolights that...
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SmugMug to Acquire Flickr Photography Community

Mountain View, CA—One of the largest independent photo management platforms, SmugMug agreed to purchase Flickr. Flickr is a popular online photo management and sharing...
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Zeiss Shows RealScan Photorealistic 3D Scanner

Thornwood, NY—Zeiss introduced RealScan, its first 3D scanner and 3D scan service used to create photorealistic 3D models. RealScan debuted at Hannover Messe, the...
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ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II V90 Cards

San Jose, CA—ProGrade Digital expanded its portfolio with the premium line of V90 cards. The V90 memory cards step up performance to a sustained...
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Blackmagic Design Debuts 4K Pocket Cinema Camera

Fremont, CA—The new 4K pocket cinema camera from Blackmagic Design offers professional features in a portable and affordable form factor. The lightweight, carbon fiber...
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DJI & Pond5 Create Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage

New York, NY—DJI, a leading manufacturer of civilian drones as well as aerial imaging technology, and Pond5 are collaborating to develop a premium collection...
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PolarPro Adds QuartzLine Pro Lens Filters

Costa Mesa, CA—A developer of products for adventure content creators, PolarPro expanded its line of lens filters to professional photography and cinematography cameras. Known...
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BenQ Hosts American Landscapes Photo Contest

Costa Mesa, CA—BenQ is offering one lucky winner the chance to explore and capture some of America’s most spectacular sights—a prize worth $5,000. The...
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Olympus Debuts Stylish PEN E-PL9 ILC

Center Valley, PA—The just-announced Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a compact, lightweight interchangeable-lens camera with features and a design aimed at today’s photo hobbyist. The...

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