£1million secured investment for growth

 

Along with the £1million investment secured for growth, Pixelrights have appointed three industry leaders* on their Board in the form of Christina Vaughan, founder of Image Source and former Vice President of PACA and former President of CEPIC as new Chairman, James Rutherford CIO of Hermes SourceCap and Bill Flind CEO of Ipsotek as Non-executive directors.

They have now expanded their in-house team to 17, moved to Farringdon, and set up offices for their technology development in Poland.

They have also expanded across the web into new platforms, licensing their image technology to major players from image libraries to digital asset management companies such as Sodatech, Capture, MEMAT, Xpertise and Image Protect, who are now integrating the technology into their platforms and extending it to their clients.

Pixelrights are also working with associations and brands from the RPS to Metro and Fujifilm with joint promotions with all the major camera retailers from WEX and Calumet to John Lewis and London Camera Exchange.

Photographers can now sell prints as a self-fulfil option or select a print partner, they have more designs to choose from to build their sites and they have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders from articles on their new newsletter and blog, plus photographers can connect on social media with their members’ community.

Pixelrights websites will also be further enhanced this year as the service grows from strength to strength. It will be under-going some significant feature-based enhancements that will bring it to the top of its game.

“We are confident that Pixelrights in the coming months will become the most compelling option for anyone looking to build a website,” said Shaun Curry, founder of Pixelrights. “We want to show that our roots are in photography and that we understand this better than any other platform. Also providing the very latest technology to help photographers gain more from using the internet to promote their work. You only have to read our reviews on Google to understand what we mean to the photographic community.”

Pixelrights are pleased to announce they were invited to the DMLA conference in New York and the ACE Picture Library conference in London to present their new .PXLR image format, which uses their revolutionary SmartFrame technology. Recently featured by Alamy, their SmartFrame innovation is taking the image industry by storm offering substantially more protection than the standard jpg format online.

All images on the Pixelrights platform are protected by SmartFrame which reduces image theft and ensures attribution wherever they are shared.

Pixelrights have significant new features in development for the Smart Frame technology which will allow it to be shared on any website outside of our own platform framework,” continued Shaun. “To add to these exciting new developments we have decided to introduce our WordPress plugin, that will provide free use of the Smart Frame to around 70 million WordPress based websites. This is implemented or redacted at the flick of a switch, it is incredibly powerful and simple to use.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INTERVIEW THE FOUNDERS, WALK THROUGH THE WEBSITE BUILDER, LEARN MORE ABOUT SMARTFRAME TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY MARKET, ETC,

CONTACT VANESSA CHAMPION, MARKETING DIRECTOR

vanessa.champion@pixelrights.com + 44 7747 025361

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News Post 31 – New electronic backdrop system for photographers from Creativity Backgrounds

#Photographers can now automate #backdrops in seconds with the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Engagement with the #model is important to all #photographers, and being able to change the #background simply and remotely while still facing and engaging the model without having to disturb the energy of a shoot is an asset to any session.

A new Motorised Rotor Roller system for supporting photography background rolls in fixed #studio installations has just been launched by Creativity Backgrounds. It can be fixed to the wall or with mounted brackets or simply attached to background support stands using clamp brackets. 

View Video and see product: http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/vmchk/Background-Stands/Motorised-Rotor-Roller.html

Mobile photographers can also benefit from the speed and convenience of using the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller, this is especially useful with the full-width rolls. Event photographers will get a huge advantage from using the automated system. You can set up different colours before the event and change swiftly as the night progresses, flipping between white and greenscreen even.

The Rotor Roller of course also works on the Creativity car-friendly rolls as well

http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/2.08-x-11metres.html

 

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Photographers and videographers are invited to get in touch if they want more information or want to submit images to the gallery vanessa@creativitybackgrounds.co.uk

 

It will be showcased at the SWPP convention stand W2, Photovisions, The Photography Show and Photokina.

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses. 

www.creativitybackgrounds.co.uk 

Bump to baby photographers will also be interested in this new Ella Bella launch, click here for more info.

NEWS POST 25 – EIZO partners with Light Illusion

Of significance to the technical excellence in each #monitor, this partnership will see EIZO’s #ColorEdge monitors continue to be at the top of their game, good news for #animators, film editors and #photographers. www.eizo.co.uk

Industry leading display manufacturer EIZO partners with Light Illusion to enable high-end LightSpace CMS based calibration capability.

EIZO logo; global monitor manufacturer of Coloredge screens

EIZO logo; global monitor manufacturer of ColorEdge screens

Global monitor specialist EIZO Limited is pleased to announce its collaboration with industry leading display calibration software manufacturer Light Illusion. The manufacturers have successfully fully integrated Light Illusions  LightSpace CMS calibration system into EIZO ColorEdge monitors, providing unparallel display calibration capability for colour critical application, with the addition of in-built LUT Management making the combination of EIZO and LightSpace CMS ideal for on-set Look workflows.

Steve Shaw, CEO of Light Illusion is delighted by EIZO’s adoption of LightSpace CMS. “In discussion with EIZO we suggested how LightSpace CMS could assist with both the calibration of their monitors as well as providing advanced LUT manipulation tools, and it has been extremely satisfying to see the results bear this out.”

for more information and see where you can buy one, have a look at www.eizo.co.uk

NEWS POST 22 – Photographers have an EIZO high street experience with Calumet

2 flagship Calumet stores are now home to EIZO monitors for photographers to trial

http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

Manchester and London now host three of the best EIZO monitors so photographers can put them through their paces.

Offering unbiased product trials in two of the Calumet stores with the heaviest footfall, EIZO and Calumet are now able to invite photographers to learn about colour management, why a monitor makes a difference and to run their own images through the machines so they can see the difference for themselves.

“The Calumet stores are perfect for photographers at any level to actually see for themselves the positive difference that an EIZO CG monitor will make to their pictures,” said Victor Aberdeen, EIZO ColorEdge Sales Manager. “Photographers often are put off by the technical stuff about monitors, but it is about the art, so being able to try them out for themselves brings the advantages into focus, showing photographers the detail ordinary monitors are hiding, which really benefits their images!

Each store has a ColorEdge CG276, CX240 and CS230 – for technical specs please visit www.eizo.co.uk and http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

“If you’ve never experienced an EIZO, well now here’s your chance.”

There is a free Colour Management Handbook to download through the EIZO UK website. www.eizo.co.uk

NEWS POST 16 – EIZO launches in animation – The Devil in the Detail

EIZO, the specialist monitor manufacturer is taking on the world of animation, has just commissioned one of Selfridges “Bright Young Things”, animation designer Katy Beveridge to work on a new piece of animation to help promote its ColorEdge range of monitors.

EIZO logo

EIZO logo

Colin Woodley, Business Manager of EIZO Limited, “At EIZO we are extremely fortunate to meet some amazing people in the professional graphics industry.   For the last five years we have had great pleasure sponsoring the Central Saint Martin’s end of year show for its BA Graphic Design course, where in 2012 we met Katy.  As a team we were blown away by her imagination, creativity and ideas.  Her input and spark has helped us relaunch our marketing campaigns and I am looking forward to debuting the finished piece, due Autumn 2013”

Katy Beveridge, animator

Katy Beveridge, animator

Katy Beveridge graduated with a first class honours from Central Saint Martin’s only last year and already her animation work has received the YCN Graduate Award, and been picked as one of Selfridges “Bright Young Things” championing the “most exciting young creators”. Her work has been exhibited internationally at film and Animation festivals such as Klik Amsterdam and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her graduate film “The Bicycle Animation” which used a bicycle wheel to create animated loops in real time went totally viral receiving over 1.5 million views and was featured on The Discovery Channel, The Huffington Post and The Atlantic.  Katy’s work aims to challenge the conventional notion of animation, focusing on the process behind the animation above the narrative.

Targeting serious photographers and graphics professionals, the plans are secretly under way, with the expected launch due Autumn 2013.  All that can be said today is EIZO Limited is delighted to be working on the new project as part of its evolving campaigns with its extensive range of ColorEdge monitors. Watch this space!

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NEWS POST 12 – EIZO announce 2 sponsorship deals for egamers

EIZO Technology announce 2 sponsorship deals for egamers
EIZO, the multi-award winning monitor specialist, has just signed its support of the MELTDOWN bar in London, the very first eSports bar in the UK and also to the charity, “SpecialEffect” who help make GAMING accessible to those with disabilities.

SpecialEffect sponsorship  EIZO Ltd UK Foris FS2332 monitors to assist egaming for those with disabilities

SpecialEffect sponsorship EIZO Ltd UK Foris FS2332 monitors to assist egaming for those with disabilities

EIZO announces 2 new sponsorships in the UK

o Meltdown, London’s first ever eSports Bar

o SPECIALEFFECT

Internationally, EIZO is a well-known pro-active sponsor of eSports tournaments and one of the world’s leading teams, Fnatic. Here in the UK, EIZO is swiftly aiming for first place among gamers.

Meltdown Paris was the first ever eSports bar, offering a place for gamers to gather and watch international competitions in their favourite games while sharing drinks with like-minded people. One year later, after expanding to Berlin, this unique concept has just arrived in London. EIZO has installed five FORIS FS2332s in to London’s first eSports bar. Other EIZO’s are used in Stockholm, Paris and Berlin. “If you’re a serious gamer, you use an EIZO,” said Colin Woodley, Business Manager EIZO Limited

Meltdown Bar London the first dedicated egaming bar, sponsorship of Foris FS2332 monitors from EIZO Ltd UK

Meltdown Bar London the first dedicated egaming bar, sponsorship of Foris FS2332 monitors from EIZO Ltd UK  (image copyright Colin Woodley)

SpecialEffect:

EIZO Limited also wanted to help boost the work that SpecialEffect is doing with disabled gamers. “Everything about these monitors fits in with what we’re trying to do,” said Charity Director Dr Mick Donegan, “Their size and picture quality is perfect. Working with companies like EIZO is fundamental to our success. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to help as many people enjoy the inclusivity and therapeutic benefits of video games.”

EIZO has donated three FORIS FS2332 monitors http://www.eizo.com/global/support/db/products/software/FS2332

“We really welcome the opportunity to cement this partnership with the great people at SpecialEffect,” said Colin Woodley, Business Manager EIZO Limited . “It reinforces EIZO’s commitment to the gaming industry. Our technology enables those with difficulties to be able to see the whole screen, as the calibration and enhancements mean that the screen remains visible even at 178 degrees vertically and horizontally with a contrast ratio of 1000:1.”

EIZO – Display specialists

• Established over 40 years ago, EIZO remains as innovative, pioneering and unique as it did from day one. Multi-award winning, EIZO is the only company solely dedicated to the design and development of computer monitors, engineered and created exactly to the demanding requirements of the professional user across fields of Graphic Design, Photography, Digital Film Production, Medical Imaging, Financial Trading or Air Traffic Control.

• Gaming specific : EIZO is also affiliated with the professional gaming team FNatic . EIZO products are used by players to hone their skills and prepare for competition.

• EIZO sales – ukcreativedesignmedia@eizo.com Tel: 01344 317 480 www.eizo.co.uk

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