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It was only a matter of time before the digital revolution and the Internet took aim at the photo processing market. After all, according to Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel Corp., any information that can be digitized will be digitized.
One of the first companies to establish a beachhead in this, well, developing market was Herndon, Virginia-based PictureVision Inc., co-founded by Phil Garfinkle, Yaacov Ben-Yaacov and Elliot Jaffe. The trio met through a joint venture between an American company where Garfinkle was employed and an Israeli technology company Jaffe and Ben-Yaacov worked for. With PictureVision technology, consumers can share, manipulate and store photographs on the Internet.