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Photo Imaging News is comprised of a team of highly experienced people exhibiting a wide range of talents. Because we are an international company we work without boundaries or time zones. In order to assist you with your needs e-mail us directly. Or, for added convenience we  have brief bios below that includes each member’s contact information.

 Don Franz has been involved in the photography / photofinishing industry for 40 years, covering both the consumer and professional segments. As Group Publisher, he is responsible for the monthly Photo Imaging News PDF publication, our activities in International Business Forum conferences in China, Germany, India and the USA,various published reports and the Global Syndicated Market Forecasting Program, which tracks nine individual countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as sub-regional trends. Don also writes for several international photo-imaging industry publications. He has been involved in many of the IS&T International Symposia on Photofinishing, and has spoken to numerous professional groups in the Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan, South Africa and the USA. Don travels to international destinations, attending and speaking at conferences and tradeshows as well as visiting photo industry members to help in his analysis of the local / regional markets. He was honored with the 2014 PMDA Norman C. Lipton Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of your role as an industry visionary and a driving force behind the power of the printed image.”

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San Antonio TX 78256 USA
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Edith Liu has been deeply involved in the photo imaging industry for 20 years, and with Photo Imaging News — Asia Edition since it was established in 2001. Edited serves as the team leader and has helped grow the magazine into the utmost prestigious industry journal in China as well as founding the first nationwide Photofinishers’ Association in China. She also oversees our extensive domestic market research activities. Before joining PIN-AE, Edith worked for many years in international trading, and in the hospitality and security industries. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Economics.

Elmo Sapwater brings with him over 35 years of technical expertise and publishing experience. Elmo has demonstrated the effectiveness of combining still video/digital imaging within various environment including digital publishing; assisted in “The Day in the Life of America” book project. His other achievements include having design and developed an electronic photography platform for criminal investigative purposes, taught traditional/digital imaging at the college level; created the world’s first publication dedicated to digital imaging, editor of two U.S. photography magazines; and developed multimedia kiosks in Europe for the Montreux Jazz Festival. Elmo has also photographed extensively throughout many areas of the world and is a contributing editor to Photo Imaging News.


Photo Imaging News
1436 Baker Ave
Niskayuna NY 12309
tel: 678.778.0880 (GMT -5)
e-mail: [email protected]


Vimal Parmar brings impressive qualifications as India Editor. Besides his activities as a Marketing Consultant (Digital Print Media) at TechNova Imaging Systems, he is a faculty member at Shari Academy of Professional Photography. He is based in Mumbai.

During his 36 years working closely with photo imaging industry companies he has traveled throughout the entire country visiting industry members and attended local, regional and international tradeshows and conferences in India as well as overseas. During that period, he worked closely with both traditional and digital photo and commercial printing companies, acquiring deep knowledge of the various technologies involved.

He is an accomplished photographer, and has donated more than 200 photographs on display in patient rooms and wards of a hospital in Mumbai. As a writer, his articles have been featured in Smart Photography, Classic Imaging, and Print Week India magazines, and he posts regularly social media. ( Email: [email protected]