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Good Job IDC student Hadas Segal!

Good Job IDC student Hadas Segal!

A really exciting mentoring project has come to an end here at PicScout! Over the past few months Hadas Segal, a Computer Science major at IDC (The Interdisciplinary Center), who elected to do a hands on project in lieu of an elective course, spent a few hours every week at PicScout designing a facial recognition...

PicScout is recognized for role in ending global violence against children

PicScout is proud to receive recognition for our involvement in the recently launched Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children initiated by Baroness Joanna Shields, the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security. In recognition of PicScout’s contribution to this important cause, we have been invited to attend a reception at the United Nations in...

A Photographer’s Story

The photographer behind the iconic photos of the places we all know and love speaks to us about his first camera, how it feels to have your work stolen and what PicScout means to him. A quick glance over Rafael Macia’s accomplished body of work provides a window to the varied array of sights and...

4 pieces of advice for Photo Agencies

…A response to a recent blog post by Jim Pickerell The uncertain state of the stock photography industry has joined the ranks of topics which are often brought up in conversation with some trepidation – along with the melting of the ice-caps, the Free Tibet campaign, and Prince William’s receding hairline – when speaking about...

Memories from CEPIC, Zagreb 2016

Thanks for the memories It was a whirlwind 3 days for Joel Miller, PicScout’s CEPIC delegate, and he didn’t waste a minute. Apart from meeting and mingling, attending talks and (when schedule permitted) soaking up the sights and sounds of Zagreb, he also took to centre stage at the panel discussion ‘Catch me if you...

Why Analytics is an Image Owner’s Best Friend

We live in a digital age where we’re constantly surrounded by images. The question of how the brain responds to the daily barrage of imagery it absorbs, especially online, is a question which has consumed data analysts and researchers in recent years. The latest studies show that our brains can process an image in just...

Unveiling our New Copyright Registration Guide for Photo Agencies

US Copyright Registration: Filling the ‘Guidance Vacuum’ Registering works with the US Copyright Office is something on the subject of which the majority of photographers and photo agencies don’t need much convincing, the benefits being overtly attractive: for a slim sum, you can ensure full legal protection for a substantial group of images. At the...

Copyright Enforcement: Necessity Not Luxury

The issue of copyright enforcement is hardly an uncharted topic in the photo industry. But that doesn’t make it any less relevant. The thousands of blogs on the subject of copyright highlight image owners’ hyper-awareness of the need to protect their rights. But it isn’t just talk: the majority of the industry are already enlisting...

On Nurturing Students in the Deep Learning Area

The past few months have been very exciting at PicScout! Just a few weeks after we started our Software Engineering Project for 50+, we have launched a new initiative, for students this time. Every graduate who just started working knows there is a gap between the academic world and the real world. At PicScout, we...

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