May 27, 2014
A recent InfoTrends multi-client study, titled Social Photo and Video: The New Communication and Memory-Keeping Paradigm, used a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to learn about the motivations for U.S. consumers’ photo and video behaviors, the reasons for the choices that they make along the way, and factors that influence their daily photo and video activities. Read more »
Dec 24, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we look forward to 2014, when people will become even more connected to people, content, and things than ever before. Read more »
Nov 13, 2013
As more people share their photos online, fewer people opt to print their photos. Social networking sites have become the destination for many of our photos. But can social media really be to blame for the declining print market? It might be fair to say that the photo print market was in trouble the moment photography went digital. For some years consumers persisted with printing habits adopted from the analogue era. However it seems inevitable that digital would eventually get the best of prints.
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May 9, 2011
With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, tornadoes in the Southern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and flooding in the Midwest, 2011 could become known as the “Year of Natural Disasters” — and we haven’t even gotten to hurricane season yet! These events should make people realize more than ever how important it is to have a plan in place for secure storage and protection of their valued digital photos.
Even with all of today’s technologies, printed photos or high-quality photo books are still one of the best ways to ensure that important photos will be easily retrievable and available to view and share in years to come, but printed photos and books are vulnerable to these and other types of disasters. Read more »
Feb 11, 2009
A couple weeks ago, I heard of a new service that is bringing the ability to create and print photo books from Facebook. At first look, the Facebook application was not all that exciting, until you notice that HotBook (from HotPrints Ltd.)Â prints a photo book (16 pages and approximately 50 pictures) for $2.99. Before this application, there was little that could be done with Facebook images other than sharing with friends. For under $4 (including shipping), this is a nice offering for people hoping to do more with their photos on the social networking site.
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