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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

The Northern Eye International Photography Festival website is now live and tickets available to book online - including exclusive 'Early Bird' tickets during August!

Glenn Edwards, photojournalist and Director of the EYE International Photography Festival, describes what to expect at the Northern Eye International Photography Festival - a new collaboration between the Oriel Colwyn photography gallery and Aberystwyth-based Eye Festival that is taking place in Colwyn Bay 14-15 October 2017.

Tickets for the full Festival weekend or individual days are now available.
Click the button below to grab one!

Take a look at the full Festival Programme and more information on associated events running through October on the Festival website www.northerneyefestival.co.uk

Follow them on Twitter @Northerneyefest

Banner image: The Los Angeles Recordings © Kwasi-Boyd-Bouldin (exhibition at the Northern Eye Festival)

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Pixelrights offer 30% discount to Ffoton followers

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Pixelrights offer 30% discount to Ffoton followers

Announced a few weeks back with our sixth #urbanwales ticket winner for The EYE International Photography Festival, Pixelrights have partnered with Ffoton to offer our followers and Podcast subscribers a massive 30% discount on all new Pixelrights online portfolio accounts - for the lifetime of the account!!

If you're looking to refresh your photography website or create your very first online photography portfolio to promote your work, take a few moments (or 14 days with the free trial!) to explore the features offered by Pixelrights and compare them to other hosted website alternatives. We're sure you'll agree that the 30% discount (for the lifetime of your account) offers fantastic value for money, with the added benefit of leading-edge technology working behind the scenes to protect your image copyright. 

We've provided some of the background to their new technology below, but have a look at this in-depth interview with Pixelrights executives on Shutterbug for more detail on the copyright security advances made by the company.

Pixel rights, based here in the UK, have created their new .PXLR image format for the benefit of the online photographic and creative community. The .PXLR image format improves the rendering of your images on screen and helps to protect your photos from accidental and intended theft, through the use of technology and notifying/educating visitors to your website.

For those interested in the technical wizardry behind the scenes, here's what happens when you upload one of your photograph JPEG's to your Pixelrights account...
Pixelrights image server converts the original JPEG into the encrypted .PXLR format, creating ready-to-transmit image data files at several sizes which are cached on their servers, in increments of 50-100px.
When the SmartFrame is rendered in the front end, the most appropriate size is selected and displayed. In order to achieve 100% pixel-perfect rendering, SmartFrame can be set to resize in the same increments as the cached image data files. 
This is the technique used in all Pixelrights portfolios and it helps to avoid blurred images and render quality visuals each time, particularly noticeable when resizing patterns and thin lines.

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