How Digital Progress Gives Printed Photos a Treat

Thanks to the rise of digital imaging, smartphones, and large storage devices, today we produce more photographs than ever before. But just the best pictures stand a good chance to be printed as we no longer need to print every photo without having seen it. This is why printing nowadays means an accolade for an image.

Photography Ideas Creative Occupation Design Studio Concept

Is the age of printed photos over? Not at all! So let us do away with this widespread misbelief!

Do you still remember the times when every photo you would take was well considered because it occupied valuable space on your expensive photographic film? Thanks to the rise of digital imaging, smartphones, and large storage devices, today we can produce more photos than ever before. According to estimates, there will be 1.2 trillion pictures taken in 2017.

Printing as Accolade for High-Quality Photos

Honestly, most of them will be forgotten or even deleted shortly after they have been taken, a wide selection is going to be shared on social media or sent by friends and family and the best pictures stand a good chance to be printed. But we no longer need to print every photo without having seen it. This is why printing nowadays means an accolade for an image. Additionally, we never had so many opportunities of offering photos an impressive stage thanks to technological advances, for instance, in inkjet printing. After all, now it is not only possible to print on paper, but also on wood or even metal.

A New Generation of Printed Photos

The latter is the concept behind a popular product range by WhiteWall, we already presented on the blog. Using a unique thermo-sublimation printing technique, the online photo lab makes robust photographic prints on aluminum available. Consequently, external influences such as UV light or humidity do not affect the print quality negatively.

And that is not all: There are many other ways to take photo experiences to a new level. LifePrint aims to make photos special again, for example. Therefore the start-up opted for augmented reality bringing printed photos to life.

How else do you think can printed photos benefit from developments and innovations in digital technologies? Please leave us a comment with your thoughts.