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August 06, 2015 09:00 ET

500px Debuts New App for iOS

New iOS App Redesigned to Better Showcase Photos, Make Them Discoverable

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2015) - 500px, the premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography, announced today the launch of an entirely redesigned 500px iOS app. Built from the ground up, the new app features a simplified look and feel; increased personalization and a customized user experience; and new functionality to enable better showcasing and promotion of photos.

"The redesigned 500px was updated to appeal to both professional photographers who use our service, as well as the millions of photography enthusiasts who love to snap, share, and discover photos with their mobile phones. The updated iOS app makes huge strides to appeal to both these communities by better showcasing their best work and making it easier to find and connect with others members whose photographs you admire," said Andy Yang, CEO of 500px.

Specifically, the redesigned 500px iOS app features:

  • An all new home feed that keeps you up to date with the latest photos from the people you follow, mixing in recommendations so you're always discovering new talent and meeting fellow photo enthusiasts from across the globe.
  • A new and improved Discover section ensures you're never far away from the most inspirational photos.
  • Debuts feature that welcomes and highlights new creators in the 500px community.
  • Streamlined search lets you quickly and easily find the people and photos that move you most.
  • Improved 500px profile to look better on smartphones and tablets. Featuring the same sleek, minimalist styling as the rest of the app, each photo is now displayed in the appropriate aspect ratio under an eye-catching banner and profile photo.
  • Uploading photos straight from a smartphone or tablet is much easier now. With built-in Adobe editing tools and presets, users can make sure that photos have their signature style.

The redesigned 500px app for iOS is the first in a series of product updates that the Company plans to introduce in the coming weeks and months.

About 500px
500px is a photo community and marketplace designed to enhance and support the creative process for creators and buyers. More than 6 million creatives use the 500px platform to improve, showcase and monetize their work. The 500px marketplace provides buyers with the opportunity to license fresh, powerful images to use in their creative campaigns.

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada where it was founded in 2009 and has an office in San Francisco, USA. 500px has raised $23 million in funding to date, from Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, ff Venture Capital, Visual China Group and other investors.

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