Photomyne Wins the 2017 Visual 1st ‘Best of Show’ Award

Press Release updated: Nov 1, 2017 16:23 EDT

Photomyne, an Israeli startup company aiming to become the largest indexed photo collection of the pre-digital era, won the “Best of Show” award at the 2017 Visual 1st conference in San Francisco, Calif., held on Oct. 26, 2017.

Photomyne’s unique, patented AI-based scanning algorithm makes it possible to scan multiple photos in a single shot, auto-crop, enhance and then save those as individual photos in a newly created digital album. In addition, Photomyne offers a dedicated web platform for curating, sharing and viewing these photo memories. The company’s ever-growing user base consists of 3 million individuals worldwide who scanned an accumulated number of 50M photos to date.

At this year’s Visual 1st, the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem (formerly “Mobile Photo Connect”), 29 companies participated in a Show & Tell presentation. Photomyne, represented by the company’s Co-Founder Yair Segalovitz, won the “Best of Show” award.

Photomyne is an efficient way to scan, auto-crop and restore colors of legacy printed photos, as well as to safely back these photos up in the cloud. The company aims to build the world’s largest archive of pre-digital images.

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Awards Judge Geraldine Le Meur (co-founder and general partner, The Refiners) stated, “Although Photomyne is still at a very early stage, they’re on track to solve an important problem: how to protect our pre-digital era visual memories and pass them on to the next generation. I especially like their vision of wanting to become the ‘Instagram of the Past,’ as well as to index photos with AI to recreate memory connections.”

“It was a genuine honor to present the Photomyne app before the panel of Visual 1st’s judges,” Photomyne’s Yair Segalovitz said. “It was a great opportunity to show to the panel of judges what our photo scanning app can do, something our ever-growing user base already knows and appreciates.”

In a recent Visual 1st press release announcing the awards, the Best of Show Photomyne app was described as “an efficient way to scan, auto-crop and restore colors of legacy printed photos, as well as to safely back these photos up in the cloud. The company aims to build the world’s largest archive of pre-digital images.”

About Visual 1st
Visual 1st (visual1st.biz) is the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem. Visual 1st is the new name of Mobile Photo Connect, the conference founded in 2013. The annual conference hosts executives and entrepreneurs at photo or video app development startups, mobile device vendors, cellular carriers, cloud storage providers, software companies, print product providers, camera manufacturers, and many others.

Photo annotation – From left to right: Alexis Gerard (Visual 1st advisor and co-host); Photomyne’s Yair Segalovitz; Hans Hartman (Visual 1st founder and co-host). Photo: Mikkel Aaland

Source: Photomyne Ltd.

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