Author Archives: Mark Mizen

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.

Trump Baby sighted over Washington, D.C.

The U.K. is getting a balloon  to celebrate Trump’s visit. Something is wrong. Why is the balloon in London and not in Washington, D.C.? Fortunately, this problem is easily fixed. Photoshop to the rescue. I removed Trump Baby from a … Continue reading

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Film and the Future of Kodak

Get out the slide projectors! Kodak is bringing Ektachrome back. Kodak Alaris announced in 2017 that they were bringing back Ektachrome slide film, which was discontinued in 2012.  While I can debate the wisdom of their decision, I cannot make … Continue reading

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My Cloud Camera

My Cloud Camera offers free, unlimited storage of camera phone photos and videos. It solves the “Out of Storage Space” problem when taking  cell phone photos or videos. My Cloud Camera automatically uploading all photos and videos to the cloud. It is available for iOs and … Continue reading

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CM Introduces New Natural Disaster Albums

Due to continued global warming and the resulting increase in natural disasters, Creative Memories announced today that they are introducing a new line of Natural Disaster Albums. According to Creative Memories, “These new albums provide our customers with the means … Continue reading

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How Adobe Defeated Me

I dislike subscription services and hate being committed to a monthly fee. I have resisted Adobe’s subscription-based business model for years. At work, I use an outdated version of Photoshop, and at home I have used various other image editing … Continue reading

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It’s not too hard!

For the past twenty years, I have worked with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop standards for the photographic industry. All too often, the standards group comes to the conclusion that because too many factors are involved, it is too … Continue reading

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50 Inventions

The passport is included in the 50 inventions that shaped the modern economy. The modern passport is a relatively recent invention. For most of history, travel documents consisted of a letter of protection, rather than a formal booklet. Governments used … Continue reading

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