Infotrends 2009

Here are some interesting facts from the Infotrends PhotoPublishing Summit and Digital Imaging Conference that I just attended in San Francisco:

  • 79% of digital photos taken are not printed.
  • 8% of consumers order photo gifts, including photo books, each year.
  • 39% of consumers have lost some (30%) or all (9%) of their digital images due to a hard disk crash, virus, or accidental deletion.
  • Facebook has over 14 billion photos, with 2 billion photos uploaded each month.
  • 70% of Facebook users don’t know that Facebook saves only low-resolution photos!
  • The average digital camera user takes 116 photos in 3 months.
  • The difference between professional and amateur photographers is that the pros only show you the good ones.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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