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The Photographic Digital Edge - A Land of Opportunity for Interoperability

Consumer behaviour continues to evolve across the photographic imaging market. There is a kaleidoscopic landscape of opportunity for both the established players, as well as newer brands, serving the mass market consumer, the enthusiasts and the digital native segments...

Research Disproves Theory That Millennials Are Not Interested in Printing Photos

The traditional imaging landscape has seen phenomenal technological transition over the past two decades. As smartphones now dominate the global capture of images, motivations and storage needs of consumers are changing. 

A Snapshot of the Imaging Market's Hot Products and Trends

Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the beginning of a chaotic retail sales period that Futuresource Consulting continues to track across multiple categories...

Rapid Advances in Digital Imaging are Reshaping Visual Communication

The number of people capturing images worldwide, along with the variety and volume of imaging devices, is increasing as technological advances and societal influences are changing the very nature of what it means to take photos...

Millennials Driving Demand for Photographic Prints and Photobooks

The latest figures suggest a booming photo printing industry in Western Europe, according to the imaging and printing team at Futuresource Consulting...

Online Orders Dominate Photobook Sales in Western Europe

Sales of consumer photobooks in Western Europe are being driven upwards by a combination of higher quality products, direct online sales and innovation from new market players...

Snap, Capture, Share and Print - The Changing Face of Photos, Printing and Imaging

Futuresource Consulting has announced the publication of the Consumer Photo Sharing Report, a consumer study covering France, Germany, the UK and the USA, investigating the way consumers take, share and print photos...

Digital Disruption in the Photo Apps & Sharing Market

The consumer photo printing market is changing before our eyes. In the last couple of years the traditional digital and film print market has seen, a yearly, double digit decline. In 2015, the consumer photo print market in Western Europe fell, in value terms, by 4.7%. Conversely, today we see it stabilise through digital disruption, in the positive sense...

Futuresource Consulting Delivers its Latest €851 Million Snapshot of the Western European Consumer Photo-Merchandise Market

According to the latest consumer photo-merchandise tracker report by Futuresource Consulting, the Western European consumer photo-merchandise market has witnessed continued growth over the past two years, reaching €851 million retail value at the end of CY2015...

Worldwide Photographer Population to Exceed 4 Billion in 2015, Fuelled by Smartphone Adoption and Usage

According to the latest report issued by Futuresource, the worldwide population of photographers has grown by a factor of 8 over the last 10 years, to more than 4 billion, while the number of photos captured annually has increased 6-fold to 1.2 trillion. Smartphones have been instrumental in growing the volume of people who take photographs on a regular basis, as well as the volume of images captured...

Photo Printing from Smartphones has Doubled in Two Years

Photo printing seems like a long-forgotten exercise for many and, for others, it's something that they are too young to have grown up with. For the digital-savvy twenty-something, sharing photos using a smartphone, tablet or app has become a social norm, with an astonishing 1.8 billion photos being uploaded daily globally...

Interchangeable Lens Cameras are on Course to Reach 70% of the Overall Digital Camera Market

The overall worldwide digital camera market reached 49.3 million units in 2014. Interchangeable Lens (IL) cameras grew as a share of the overall camera market in 2014, accounting for almost one third of volumes and more significantly, 62% of value...

Worldwide Action Camera Market Up Nearly 50%

According to the latest report issued by Futuresource Consulting, the worldwide action camera market grew by 44% year on year in 2014, reaching 7.6 million units, with a retail value of $3.2 billion...

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