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Zink Twice about Polaroid
Warning: Polaroid cameras that produce Zink photos are not recommended for preserving memories. Polaroid or should I say what’s left of Polaroid continues to push instant photography, including cameras that produce Zink direct thermal prints. Camera models include Snap, Snap … Continue reading
Posted in Cameras, Photo Prints, Printers Tagged Autochrome, Direct Thermal, Fuji Photo Film, Polaroid, Printpix, Zink 2 Comments
Free Is Not Sustainable
It’s not particularly surprising, but free online photo products do not appear to be a sustainable business model. See http://thedeadpixelssociety.com/the-shift-away-from-free-in-online-photo/?
Posted in Industry Info, Photo Books, Photo Gifts, Photo Prints Tagged Dead Pixels Society, free Leave a comment
Instant Film Defies Logic
Fujifilm’s sales of instant cameras and film continues to defy logic with exponential growth as consumers look for the immediate gratification of an instant print. These sales show that film still has a place in specialized applications, and in this … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Prints Tagged Fujifilm, Instant Film, Instax, Polaroid 1 Comment
Print your favorite pictures for free – no time soon!
Print your favorite pictures for free! The headline caught my attention, so I signed up. I’m willing to let an advertiser print on the back of my photos if I get them for free. Guess what? I have to wait 3 … Continue reading
Posted in Digital Photos, Mobile, Photo Prints Tagged advertiser, Flag, free pictures 2 Comments
Poor Leadership Leads to Disaster
“Within the company, there was widespread agreement that customers would always want hard copies of pictures, and key decision makers failed to question this assumption.” “They favored the comfort of consensus over the discomfort of dissent, which was precisely the … Continue reading
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Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos Leaving Family and Friends Shocked
See http://missymwac.tumblr.com/post/92167991015/local-woman-prints-iphone-photos-leaving-friends for a novel way to preserve cell phone photos.
Posted in Digital Photos, Mobile, Photo Prints, satire Tagged Cell Phone, iPhone, Preservation Leave a comment
Online Photo Services
Last week hackers compromised the photo processing service behind Costco, Sam’s Club, CVS, and other photo sites, shutting them down until early August. Fortunately, I do not have an urgent need for photo prints before then. This ability to shut … Continue reading
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Shutterfly and Snapfish rated worst online photo labs
Improve Photography recently compared eleven online photo vendors, rating Snapfish and Shutterfly at the bottom, even lower than Walmart. I was surprised at these results since Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Walmart are large enough that they should be able to implement … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Prints Tagged Improve Photography, Nations Photo Lab, online photo vendors, Pro DPI, Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walmart 5 Comments
Polaroid, Kodak, and a Complete Disregard of the Patent System
A Triumph of Genius details the epic patent battle between Polaroid and Kodak over the technology behind instant photography. This book is fascinating for two reasons. First, the legal battle is a classic example of corporate arrogance on Kodak’s part. … Continue reading
Posted in Industry Info, Photo Prints Tagged $1 billion dollars, A Triumph of Genius, Kodak, Polaroid, Ronald Fierstein, U.S. patent system 1 Comment
Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs
The Image Permanence Institute makes available the IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs. This guide is intended for libraries, museums, and archives, but it is also useful to others. Here are some highlights: For digital prints the primary drivers of … Continue reading