Archives for February 17, 2011

Lucidiom names two to board of directors

Lucidiom Inc., Vienna, Va., elected Michael Clayton-Gale and Jason Pareti to serve as members of its Board of Directors.

Clayton-Gale joined Lucidiom in 2003 and is currently the European managing director. He has more than 30 years of international experience drawn from successful senior management positions for a U.S. oil corporation plus several new European ventures and start-up businesses.

Pareti is a company founder and Lucidiom’s CTO. He has guided Lucidiom’s technical operations from idea conception to market leader. Pareti oversees product design, development and customer support for the full Lucidiom product line and his team has realized Lucidiom’s vision of a global network of interconnected kiosks, lab management stations and online retail destinations. Prior to Lucidiom, Pareti was part of the founding team at Digital Now, serving as the director of Internet and Consumer Development.

Boinx upgrades You Gotta See This! photo app

Boinx Software, Puchheim, Germany, releases You Gotta See This! version 1.4, an upgrade to the company’s iPhone photo app that includes two of the most user-requested features. The new transparent theme allows users to more easily integrate images into their creative workflows, while high-resolution viewing lets users admire their panographs in all their glory.

You Gotta See This! is currently a “featured app” at the iTunes App Store and is available for US$1.99

Green screen software upgraded

A new version of ChromaStar has been released by Canadian-based 36Pix, Montreal, Quebec. ChromaStar 2 is said to be capable of accurately processing more complex images that are significantly affected by problems such as aggressive shadows and strong subject contours.

ChromaStar’s advanced algorithms correct common problems such as halos, green spill and shadows, while preserving fine detail and green clothing. The latest version’s enhancements allow it to render images with even stronger shadows, more background noise and remove contours that are the result of over-compression.

PrintPapa launches affordable photo products

PrintPapa, Santa Clara, Calif., unveiled the latest range of personalized photo products. This new line of products gives PrintPapa’s customers a wide range of options for creating personalized greeting cards, calendars, photobooks, posters, banners and more.

The PrintPapa Photo Publisher is available as a free download.

Acclaimed photographers tap liveBooks for online presence

liveBooks Inc., San Francisco, Calif., a provider of websites that allow creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online, announced the recent launch of three new liveBooks-powered websites for professional photographers Doug Menuez, Greg Gibson and Jim Fiscus.

An award-winning documentary photographer with more than 30 years of experience, Menuez has covered major news stories such as the famine in Ethiopia and several presidential campaigns, and has shot advertising campaigns for global brands like Coca-Cola and Chevrolet.

With a business that encompasses commissioned work and a new boutique stock website, Menuez also needed a website that could clearly represent both of these business segments. With his new website at, visitors can easily navigate his stock and commissioned work, while capturing the full essence of his artistry.

With more than 20 years of photojournalism experience, Gibson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who in recent years has focused his attention on special event photography, with an emphasis on the wedding market. Gibson launched his new liveBooks website at, which enables him to easily upload images and offer a faster turnaround time for his clients. According to Gibson, liveBooks sites put the focus on the images, rather than the ornaments of a web design.

Specializing in editorial and advertising photography, Fiscus has produced award-winning images for Levi’s, Nike, ESPN and Showtime television series like “Dexter.” His new website, showcased at, brings his attention-grabbing images to life on a clean, easy-to-navigate platform. Fiscus said he chose liveBooks because he wanted to create an environment where visitors can easily review projects, peruse his photos and gain a true understanding of his photographic style and brand.