Canon U.S.A. introduced its new hdAlbum EZ service, a software solution that enables users to create a custom photo book via the Canon DreamLabo 5000 color-inkjet production photo printer. The firm says the new services build on its hdAlbum service launched in January 2015 (see story here). The hdAlbum EZ service features Canon’s new advanced EAGiAL technology, which it says automatically selects a user’s photos based on lighting, composition, and facial recognition, and creates “an elegantly, styled layout with a storyline.”
Accessible through the hdAlbum EZ App, Canon says the software helps reduce the amount of time users spend selecting photos from a large collection of photos, and also reduces time spent creating and editing photo books. The hdAlbum EZ App also features a built-in function to automatically capture still frames from video files, which Canon said it included in response to users’ requests, and provides a way capture live-action images. The hdAlbum EZ App will be available for compatible computers, tablets, and smartphones.
“Sorting through files and selecting quality photos can be one of the most time-consuming steps in photo album creation,” commented Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “The hdAlbum EZ automated software automatically detects and chooses photos for album creation. This time-saving solution provides an intuitive platform for users to best tell their story, while also allowing more time for creativity.”
For more information, visit this Canon video here, and visit Canon at shop.usa.canon.com/photobooks.