August 2, 2006
Press Release: August 1, 2006, Cologne, Germany – The Panel, “A Call to Simplify Image Capture/Print Workflow” will be presented at this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Germany, as part of the “Imaging with Mobile Devices” full day seminar. The panel features three digital imaging experts: Eran Steinberg, CEO of FotoNation; Elmo Sapwater, Columnist and Moderator; and John Henshall, Columnist http://www.ChipShopOnline.com and “The Photographer” magazine (UK), who will discuss ways to effectively simplify and standardize mobile devices for ease of use in imaging. The trio will debate intelligent workflow solutions that will remove obstacles, making image printing as easy as making a phone call.
Almost 50% of People are Using Cellphones as a Camera
“We’re approaching the fact that almost 50% of people are already using camera phones as either their main capture devices or as a supplement to their digital cameras. But amazingly, there is still no easy way to capture and print photos,” said panel Moderator, Elmo Sapwater. “However, with an effective design and smart user interface, mobile devices can be finally universally standardized for successful and simple imaging.”
The “A Call to Simplify Image Capture/Print Workflow” Panel will be held during Photokina on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 4:30 PM, in the Kolnmesse, Cologne, Germany. The panel is part of a full day seminar on imaging, sponsored by Photofinishing News, IMI Europe, Koelmnesse and Prophoto. For more information on the““A Call to Simplify Image Capture/Print Workflow” panel during Photokina, see http://www.photokina.de.
About Eran Steinberg
Eran Steinberg is CEO of FotoNation http://www.fotonation.com, the company that standardized wireless transfer through Connected Photography® technology. The technology takes photos from a wireless-enabled digital camera and then immediately wirelessly transfers them to a kiosk or other device for saving and printing. CIPA (Japanese Camera and Imaging Products Association), camera manufacturers (such as Canon and Kodak), and Microsoft have all adopted FotoNation’s wireless connectivity standard, PTP/IP (Picture transfer Protocol over Internet Protocol Networks). Steinberg is the author of several granted patents in the field of digital photography and is the project leader of the ISO Committee for Command Language for Cameras (ISO-15740/Picture Transfer Protocol). For more information, see http://www.fotonation.com.
About John Henshall
John Henshall is the UK’s longest established digital imaging evangelist. Henshall has an unmatched breadth of experience, both technical and creative, in all branches of photography, still and moving image; silver halide and digital. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP), of which he was President 1991-1992; and a Fellow of the British Professional Photographers Associates (FBPPA). John Henshall’s photography column is available at http://www.chipshoponline.com.
About Elmo Sapwater
Elmo Sapwater is a digital imaging innovator with over 25 years of photographic and publishing experience. He is the former executive editor of PEI and Professional Photographer, as well as a contributing columnist and writer to a variety of international publications. His accomplishments have ranged from creating the world’s first all-electronic publication to developing multimedia kiosks in Europe and developing an electronic still photography platform for criminal investigations. He is publisher of Piranha Daily Imaging News at http://www.piranhadailynews.com as well as a member of Photo Imaging News.
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