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What kinds of images can RESTORE fix?

What kinds of images can RESTORE fix?

And where is my slinky?  More on that later.

Here are a few guidelines for what types of images can be helped most successfully by RESTORE.

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Sending Warm Holiday Greetings to Servicemembers Overseas

Sending Warm Holiday Greetings to Servicemembers Overseas

For some - including our nation's active duty service members serving abroad or otherwise away from home - this holiday season can be bittersweet.

Part of the joy of the holiday season is gathering the entire family together to share good food, gifts and fond remembrances of the year that is coming to a close.

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Today was a total wreck!

Today was a total wreck!

Actually a reef, Stingray City, and then The Wreck of the Kittiwake.

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Grand Cayman is full of surprises…

Grand Cayman is full of surprises…

Imagine our delight when we happened upon this mythical land and sea creature!

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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

A diving couple coming up from a morning dive said it best: WOW!

Frankentray about to go in the water.

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How To Get The Best Vacation Photos

How To Get The Best Vacation Photos

You traveled how far and spent how much on your vacation?

On location in Grand Cayman, we’re creating a one-stop information source for cell phones through point and shoot cameras that have both topside and underwater photo capabilities.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past

Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past

As you dig into your personal cache of treasured holiday memories, here are a few ways you can bring the spirit of Christmas to life using old photos.

As Charles Dickens showed us in his classic novella A Christmas Carol, reflecting on memories of holidays past can help guide us on our path to creating joyful memories in our present and future. Whether it's looking back on the Christmastime of our youth, exploring the holidays of our parents and grandparents, or even reliving the celebrations of a bygone era, photos are the gateway to the spirit of Christmas past.

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Remembering America's Heroes Through Photos

Remembering America's Heroes Through Photos

Nov. 11 is a day that we reflect and give thanks for our brave military heroes.

Every year on Nov. 11, millions of people across the U.S. take time to reflect and give thanks to the countless Americans over the centuries who have fought bravely for our country in times of war, kept the peace, and engaged in humanitarian efforts as well. At Vivid-Pix, the activity to remember and honor our military heroes has particular significance: CEO Rick Voight is father to an active-duty daughter, and as a company, we take the greatest pride in supporting veterans' service organizations. Part of this includes volunteering and donating to the Patriots for Disabled Divers organization, a group of volunteers who work with scuba diving centers and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to help physically and psychologically affected patriots when they come home.

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Shot in the Dark: Taking great low-light photos

Shot in the Dark: Taking great low-light photos

Low light can present a serious challenge for even the most seasoned photographers.

Low light can present a serious challenge for even the most seasoned photographers. Light is the most important part of how we perceive images and all photography involves capturing the light reflecting off of a physical object. 

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The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest: Get social and win prizes!

The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest: Get social and win prizes!

The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest is back!

From now until November 14, 2016, we're inviting everyone to share their favorite fall photos that have been fixed up using any Vivid-Pix software product - from RESTORE to SCUBA to LAND & SEA - for the chance to win great prizes!

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What will the iPhone 7 mean for your land and sea photos

What will the iPhone 7 mean for your land and sea photos

The tech and consumer world is currently buzzing over the recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The tech and consumer world is currently buzzing over the recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While similar in design and function to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 has a variety of new and unique features - some of which are perfect for taking photos in unprecedented HD quality and new and exotic locales!

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What did you do on your summer vacation?

What did you do on your summer vacation?

The memories of the fun we had are what can help get through some of the chilly days to come

The memories of the fun we had can help us get through some of the chilly days to come. We've all seen when our social media feeds fill up with people posting images of fun in the sun on their vacations. 

Did you take some time this summer to visit some exotic locale? How about a relaxing tropical cruise? Or what about a trip to a famous theme park? Documenting and sharing trips and summer happenings can be a great way to help connect with friends and family over your travels, but be careful: Experts say that "oversharing" pictures can have some unintended consequences. 

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Preserving the memory of a great vacation

Preserving the memory of a great vacation

Follow these tips so you can hold onto your favorite vacation memories.


Do you have any exciting travel plans coming up this summer? Wherever you're headed, you'll probably be taking plenty of pictures as you go.

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Getting more out of your pictures

Getting more out of your pictures

I believe that anyone has the ability to learn how to take exceptional pictures. Use these tips to learn how! 


Whether you're capturing moments on vacation or at a holiday party, everyone can harness today's tools and equipment to take incredible pictures. Here is some invaluable wisdom on that matter:

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Tree Photography: it's even possible in New York City - by Amy Horton

Tree Photography: it's even possible in New York City - by Amy Horton

Sometimes you don’t know how what you’re missing until it’s gone.

That might sound like something out of the diary of a scorned lover, but what I am referring to is trees. Growing up in Sacramento, California, trees were not just something you saw at the local park or nature reserve. Topiaries lined the sidewalks of downtown streets and filled front yards, backyards, shopping malls - you name it! In fact, someone did name Sacramento the “City of Trees” because of the fact that it contains the most per capita (that’s per person), in the entire world. There’s even a highway-side water tower proclaiming this namesake.

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Father’s Day: A time to RESTORE some memories - by Amy Horton

Father’s Day: A time to RESTORE some memories - by Amy Horton

For Father’s Day this year, I decided to put a digital spin on an analog favorite and retouch some old photographs of my family. Since my dad still has a flip phone, using Instagram or Snapchat filters were out of the question. For this task, I used Vivid-Pix’s RESTORE software to correct and freshen up these dusty memories.

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RAW, RAW, RAW!

RAW, RAW, RAW!

"RAW, RAW, RAW!…that’s the spirit!”  I hear this all the time from a number of folks who shoot RAW with their cameras.

 

So let’s talk about image formats.  And by "talk,” I really mean converse.  I’d like to hear what you think.  Note that I am at least vaguely aware I don’t know everything.

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Connecting With Pictures

Connecting With Pictures

We’re pleased to begin providing articles on improving your Restoration/Throwback images.  We’re also pleased to be working with Rachel LaCour-Niesen of www.SaveFamilyPhotos.com / #savefamilyphotos.  

The below “conversation” begins this collaboration with a topic that is near and dear to all of our hearts – the connection to our past that photography provides.  Both the images and the stories they suggest allow us to be a little closer to those no longer with us.

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Send me your pictures...Please!

Send me your pictures...Please!

While we strive to make improving your pictures as easy as possible, sometimes people send comments to Support saying that the our software is not doing what we said it would do.  On rare occasions, these requests would require the Magic of Merlin to retrieve anything worth looking at.  But more often than not, when the customer sends an image, I can see that there is plenty to work with, and that our software can do a pretty good job of fixing the picture in less than a minute.

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Vivid-Pix Announces RESTORE Photo Software

Vivid-Pix Announces RESTORE Photo Software

Software brings back color and clarity to old photos with one click 

“With digital technology, pictures can be scanned and improved by businesses specializing in genealogy, scrapbooking, and photography right in the shop. Vivid-Pix RESTORE is also suitable for hobbyists and amateurs. -- Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix"

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 03, 2016

Vivid-Pix, the inventor of underwater-image improvement software, has expanded its portfolio with the release of Vivid-Pix RESTORE for Windows.

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