Canon announces photographer matching service and Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic

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    MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2020 – Helping photographers boost their business and productivity while helping to build trust and customer confidence, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the beta version of the Company’s first photographer matching service Image Connect, making the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust that much simpler. The company also launched a Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers.

    “With a deep-rooted heritage in imaging expertise, our company has built a trusted reputation in providing tools and services to professional photographers that help better their craft and support them in building their business with confidence,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Services, such as Image Connect, will provide professional photographers with a great value proposition, offering reliability and peace of mind...

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    hne

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    Having actually tried finding a professional photographer in a new area, I know I would have loved a decent business index to quickly allow me to choose a few to ask for a quote amongst those who looks competent at delivering a style I'm comfortable with for the event. Instead of looking at countless flash-requiring web pages after trawling through Instagram hashtags, Google search results and recommendations from friends of friends.
    I could have paid for such a service term years ago!

    It could give a boost to unknown creatives. Only thing that irks me is the "deliver digitally through canon".
     
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    YuengLinger

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    Having actually tried finding a professional photographer in a new area, I know I would have loved a decent business index to quickly allow me to choose a few to ask for a quote amongst those who looks competent at delivering a style I'm comfortable with for the event. Instead of looking at countless flash-requiring web pages after trawling through Instagram hashtags, Google search results and recommendations from friends of friends.
    I could have paid for such a service term years ago!

    It could give a boost to unknown creatives. Only thing that irks me is the "deliver digitally through canon".

    In fact, the PPA has a good listing service in the USA. PPA credentials are important too, as they indicate a level of competence; however, some of the best photographers simply don't have enough time or access to PPA programs to earn the credentials.

     
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    tpatana

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    I'm really curious how well this works. My sports shooting which can rack 4000-10000 pics a day so in theory it would be great if it works, but I have my doubts. And competitors are wearing masks so that's not really easy compared to normal modeling. I have my doubts that the app cannot understand what makes my pictures good and what doesn't. Like if you shoot NFL, would it be able to find the picture where the receiver is mid-air catching the ball?
     
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