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Krome App Turns Mobile Family Snapshots into ‘Wow’ Images in Hours

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New Krome Family Studio Changes Backgrounds, Adds & Deletes Items, & More Quickly & Affordably

 

If you’re looking for a way to turn ho-hum mobile or other digital family photos into images as crisp and creative as if they came from a professional photo shoot, meet Krome Family Studio – a phone/web app that puts a real photo studio in your pocket.  The service provides photo editing, optional background changes, and imaginative design concepts recommended and executed by Krome’s team of trained design directors in hours – from color-correcting to swapping the setting from a family kitchen to an outdoor landscape that makes the photo pop.

The company announced the newest Family Studio offering at this week’s Visual 1st conference in San Francisco, expanding a service that has already processed more than 1 million images for over 150,000 customers. Per-photo prices range from $3-$12. Photo packs are also available for $10, $20 and $30/month for two, five and seven photos, plus other benefits like free re-edits.

Simply upload photos from your phone or computer, and either let Krome’s designers make a recommendation, browse Krome’s Family Gallery of completed customer images or Krome Lookbooksof themed ideas ranging from back-to-school to prom and holiday for inspiration, or submit a custom request. Krome’s designers can:

  • Adjust colors, light and balance (turn amateur images into studio-quality gems)
  • Swap heads (replace the one frowning face in the family photo with that family member’s smiling image from another shot on your camera roll)
  • Merge multiple images (combine individual snapshots of each child into one photo, or add a missing person to a group photo)
  • Remove or add objects (delete photo bombs or other unwanted items from the background, and/or add birthday balloons, names or other props of your choice)
  • Change backgrounds (transport your baby to a beautiful field, the Grand Canyon or the moon)

The finished picture-perfect photos can be posted on social media or personal blogs, used for holiday cards or evites, printed as keepsakes at services from Zazzle and Shutterfly to Minted and FreePrints, and/or framed for gifts or wall display. Just tell Krome what size you need, and it’s a done deal.

“Every family picture tells a story, whether it’s a candid child or pet photo or a milestone like a new baby, a birthday or a high school graduation. But most people aren’t professional photographers, and the images they capture frequently need a little more work,” said Krome CEO Eduardo Lach. “Krome Family Studio transforms any mobile snapshot into beautiful and magical moments frozen in time. It’s like having your own personal photo editor/designer on call 24 hours a day.”

Krome offers the same editing and creative design services for businesses with Krome Business Studio, providing studio-quality images for use in e-commerce, social media, advertising and marketing. Prices begin at $5 per photo or $35/month for four advanced design images per month.

Krome Family Studio is available as an iOS and Android app as well as on the web at www.kromephotos.com.

Editor - With a passion photo photography, webdesign and content, it made sense for me to also integrate news editing and press release publishing. I am also passionate about the car industry, so you will surely find some exciting news reporting from my side about the automotive industry.

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Amsterdam’s Moco Museum Brings Art to Life with Augmented Reality App

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Dream by Icy & Sot. Amsterdam’s Moco Museum brings art to life with augmented reality app. (PRNewsfoto/Moco Museum)
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Free app available for iOS and Android

Today, Moco Museum is launching ‘Moco Play’, a new augmented reality app. The free app overlays a selection of the museum’s modern artworks with interactive digital content and is available for iOS and Android. Visitors can point their mobile phones or tablets at the artworks of the likes of Icy & Sot, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama and Keith Haring and watch them come to life on their screens. The app launches after a period of growth for the Amsterdam-based museum, having recently welcomed its millionth visitor.

“We’re constantly evolving to offer visitors an innovative, unique experience. Moco Play adds a new dimension to the museum experience and invites visitors to become part of the art,” Founders Lionel and Kim Logchies explain.

Moco Play doesn’t just work on the artworks in the museum, it’s also fully functional on digital imagery, post cards and some of the museum merchandise.

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Lonely Planet unveils its annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences for 2019

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Sri Lanka, Copenhagen and Piedmont, Italy place in number one spots

Lonely Planet unveils its annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead. The experts at the world’s leading travel authority reveal the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value places to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019.

Sri Lanka – the island opening up to new travelers like never before – claims the coveted spot as the number one country to visit in 2019. Denmark’s “capital of cool”, Copenhagen, is named the number one city for its world-renowned food scene and credentials as a design powerhouse. The number one region is the Piedmont area of Italy, home to Leonardo Da Vinci and new UNESCO heritage sites.

Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is selected by a panel of judges based on nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of editors, researchers, locals and influencers. The outcome is an eclectic list of destinations with unique, compelling and topical reasons to visit in the year ahead – as well as underlying travel trends to look for. Lonely Planet also selects the best New OpeningsPlaces to StayFood Experiences and Attractions for Kids.

“These are the places to experience in 2019,” said Lonely Planet Destination Editor Trisha Ping. “They might be coming into their own, celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime event or simply have been overlooked for too long – whatever the reason, now is the time to plan a trip.”

The best-selling book is now in its 14th edition and the landing page, lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel, features tips and videos on visiting each destination as well as a chance to win a trip for two to Copenhagen. Most of the top 10 cities can also be explored with Lonely Planet’s Guides app.

 

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JIGSAW International Music Festival returns to Macau this December

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Steve Aoki to perform at The Venetian Macao alongside other top international DJs

JIGSAW International Music Festival returns to Macau on 8 December 2018 to bring audiences a night of world-class DJ performances, headlined by the legendary Steve Aoki, and the latest in electronic dance music from around the globe. Last year, the inaugural festival drew a crowd of 10,000 people, with 100,000+ tuning in to the festival online via live broadcast.

This year’s event, organised by Elite Fun Entertainment Limited, will take place at The Venetian Macao Golden Light Exhibition Hall A from 9 PM to 5 AM, and will feature some of best in the international DJ scene. Headlining the festival will be Steve Aoki, who will perform alongside high-profile names such as Quintino, Ummet Ozcan, Carl Nunes, Quentin Mosimann, as well as Binary, DJ Chozie and DJ Rayray.

For JIGSAW International Music Festival 2018, organisers are working with a renowned stage production team to use creative stage design and lighting effects to put together the ultimate immersive and visually-inspiring EDM experience under the theme of “Future. Tech. Music”. The event space, which can hold up to 10,000 people, has a unique central dance floor that extends across the hall, allowing audiences to get as close to the stage as possible. The dance floor is lined with VIP booths, offering a diverse selection of fine wines and snacks to truly create a music festival experience like no other.

Elite Fun Entertainment Limited said, “We plan to make JIGSAW International Music Festival into one of the landmark music extravaganzas in Macau, attracting electronic dance music lovers from across Asia, including Macau, Hong Kong and the Mainland China region, to be a part of this movement. With JIGSAW, we have devoted ourselves to creating a diversified music and arts festival that brings together the unique styles of high-profile performers as well as rising stars in the international music scene. We hope to promote cultural integration, and bring a more creative and cultural experience to the city.”

Headlining JIGSAW International Music Festival 2018 is none other than the Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, Steve Aoki. The Miami-born musician currently is #9 on the Top 100 DJs ranking by DJMAG and has collaborated with a long list of famous artists that include Daddy Yankee, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy and more recently, Louis Tomlinson on the hit single, Just Hold On. Aoki tours over 200 international shows and music festivals annually, including Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, and will surely bring the heat to the JIGSAW stage.

Also performing at JIGSAW 2018 is Dutch DJ and producer Quintino, who burst into the global dance music scene in 2011, when he released his album with Sandro Silva, Epic, which went platinum, setting the foundation for his successful career as an international DJ. He quickly jumped from #80 on DJMAG’s list of TOP 100 DJs in 2016 to #32 in 2018, with major tracks “Freak” and “I Just Can’t” crossing over 40 million views online.

Another high-profile name to appear in the JIGSAW 2018 line-up is Ummet Ozcan, whose hits include “Raise Your Hands”, “Smash” and “Superwave”. He has performed at major EDM festivals around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields and Global Gathering. Carl Nunes, one the most influential DJs from Latin America, and Quentin Mosimann, #93 in the world according to DJMAG’s Top 100 DJs, will also be taking over the JIGSAW stage this year. These performances will be supported by the also much-anticipated warm-up DJs, including Binary, DJ Chozie and DJ Rayray. With such a hard-hitting line-up, JIGSAW International Music Festival 2018 is setting out to be an unmissable night for EDM fans in Asia and around the world.

In celebration of the 2018 Macau International Start-up Week, a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets for JIGSAW International Music Festival 2018 were on sale from 20-22 September 2018. Official ticket sales will begin in mid-October. Further details will be announced soon.

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