Established in 2001, 123di.com is a leader and innovator in the creation of interactive learning content for digital photographers at all levels.
123di is popular among individual digital photographers from beginners to professionals, and is used as a reference in schools, imaging divisions of armies and police departments, manufacturers of sensors and cameras. Various institutions in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore are using 123di as a teaching reference.
123di is sold worldwide in a variety of formats. Individual licenses come in download, mailorder, and retail versions. Our educational and corporate volume licenses are used for training in schools, government bodies such as the imaging and forensic divisions in the Canadian Forces and Police department, South Australia Police, British Armed Forces.
Many of the industry's top manufacturers such as Intel Corporation, Nikon, Epson, Fujifilm, Micron are using 123di for internal staff training. Several of those manufacturers have also enhanced their marketing effectiveness by bundling 123di with their products.
The 123di content visualization technology is currently available in desktop (Windows & Mac OSX), cloud, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) applications, with an Android application currently under development.
Belgian born Vincent Bockaert has been a photography enthusiast since he was 11 years old when his father taught him the fundamentals of photography. His interest in digital technology started when he was studying for his Master's of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the State University of Gent in Belgium. After obtaining his MBA from the renowned J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA, his business involvement in digital telecommunications further deepened his interest in digital technology.
In 1997 he combined his passion for photography with his extensive experience in software development by researching and developing image enhancement methods and algorithms to reduce noise, increase dynamic range, and seamlessly transform digital images. In 1999 he started writing tutorials, software reviews, and the glossary for www.dpreview.com.
This, combined with alpha and beta testing software and hardware, developing Graphical User Interfaces, judging digital imaging contests, and conducting digital imaging seminars lead to the development of "the 123 of digital imaging interactive learning suite" or "123di". Officially launched at PMA 2003 in Las Vegas and currently in its 9th edition (Version 6.2), 123di is a unique interactive learning software that teaches all aspects of the digital imaging workflow in an interactive way.
Vincent has been living in Asia for more than 20 years and currently resides in Singapore.