Every home and business uses photographs. They’ve become a sort of technology our world can’t live without. It’s no wonder that professional photo printing and development became such a massive industry just a decade or so ago. But the change from film cameras to digital cameras opened up a whole new kind of accessibility when it came to keeping framed photos of memories.
This new technology put the means of printing professional-looking photographs directly into the average person’s home. Small businesses could create advertising material for cheaper than ever. Younger and younger people could get into the art of photography. Camera quality has been improving every year, and now the average cellphone takes better pictures than film cameras in the aughts could ever hope to. Film is important as a medium for sure, but the way digital photography has made taking photos and preserving memories something accessible to so many people.
The industry hasn’t stopped growing either! Digital canvas printing has also become quite a popular means of displaying information and decorating walls. Photo services are adapting to this, and custom canvas printing is joining photo and screen printing in print shops all across the world.