Initiatives that strengthen the journal and increase its visibility are a key responsibility for the editor. We pursued several such opportunities during my term as editor, although I wish I had more to report on this front. A key objective of mine was to develop closer cooperation between the journal and related conferences of the sponsoring societies, SPIE and IS&T. Fortuitously, I was cochair and chair, respectively, for the Electronic Imaging Symposia in 2012 and 2013, which were cosponsored by SPIE and IS&T, and whose scope aligns extremely well with the journal. I therefore availed myself of the opportunity to better exploit the synergy between the journal and these symposia. Authors wishing to submit to the journal and the symposium were offered a journal-first option where authors could exercise the choice of submitting an article to JEI, which, if accepted for JEI, would also be accepted into the symposium program for presentation at a suitable conference in the symposium. Additionally, authors whose work appeared in the journal in the past year were also offered the opportunity to present their work at the symposium to gain better visibility for their work. This new effort drew a moderate response from the community. Additionally, we also continued to pursue collaborations with conferences through special sections of the journal. Between these and other special sections, JEI had a steady stream of special sections during my tenure. There were a total of nine special sections covering diverse areas: two each on stereoscopic displays and applications and quality control by artificial vision, and one each on mobile computational photography, compressive sensing for imaging, video surveillance and transportation imaging applications, image/video quality and system performance, and ultrawide context- and content-aware imaging, the last one being a two-part special section appearing over two issues. These special sections add to the vitality of the journal by showcasing emerging areas as well as by highlighting new developments in established areas. Additionally, JEI also published six tutorials/surveys during my term as editor. I was hoping for a much larger number, but getting established researchers to devote the time required to write authoritative and comprehensive surveys/tutorials turned out to be a much harder task than I anticipated!