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EyeQ acquires creator of Perfectly Clear

EyeQ Inc. (www.eyeq.photos), a Canadian imaging company with financial venture backing, has acquired Athentech Imaging Inc., the successful photo correction solution company. According to a press release, the company will maintain all of Athentech’s current business and continue to offer its signature Perfectly Clear technology, products and services while bolstering investment in new technologies such as artificial intelligence and in innovative workflow solutions.


With its multi-patented technologies, Athentech’s solutions automatically correcting 11 billion photos each year at millions of photographers and consumers worldwide as well as at major printers and print services around the globe.

“Athentech was built by a team of leading scientists, physicists, and photographers on a mission to make every photo as brilliant, vibrant, and clear as possible, just like our human eye captured, all while maintaining color integrity”, commented Brad Malcolm, who served as Athentech’s President since 2001 and has now assumed the role of President and CEO at EyeQ „Our acquisition is an exciting inflection point that adds more financial muscle and expertise to allow us to upscale this 15-year mission and reach more companies worldwide.”

While imaging industry veteran Eran Steinberg has joined EyeQ’s Board as chairman , the company’s operational team is comprised of high-caliber color scientists, physicists, and engineers. In his role a CEO and President, Malcolm is supported by Jeff Stephens (Chief Technology Officer ), who has acquired 15 years of engineering leadership experience in digital imaging and previously served as President of Bibble Labs and Ziv Gillat (Chief Revenue Officer), also a well-known imaging expert who, as a co-founder of EyeFi, helped scale across nearly 50 countries. EyeQs Chairman of the Board, Eran Steinberg, has served as an image scientist, founder and orchestrator of several exits of imaging companies (including FotoNation) as well as an inventor with more than 300 granted patents.

As the first in a series of upcoming innovations under the EyeQ umbrella, the company has announced a new Web API that is intended to make photo perfection available to everybody. Available immediately, it offers a more accessible cloud-based entry point to the same patented technology available in the company’s latest SDK – all in a matter of minutes, without any integration required. The solution takes original JPG files and returns a corrected image immediately. Subscribers receive up to 100 free corrections per month and can learn more or create a free account by visiting: https://www.athentech.com/forbusiness/web-api

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