In 2017, bank statements and legal notices apparently will still arrive as paper almost twice as often as electronic documents. The slow-but-steady growth of paperless delivery has its upsides -- and one major downside.
Camera shipments will decline in 2009, but SLRs and photo books are among the areas where there still is growth.
An InfoTrends study shows Adobe's Lightroom is more widely used among photo pros than Apple Aperture, even among Mac users.
Lightroom is catching on for raw-image editing, according to InfoTrends research, while Apple Aperture and Photoshop decline.
To nobody's surprise, the iPhone 4 has topped Flickr's popularity charts. The phone fits into people's social lives the way today's ordinary cameras don't.
Where's your consumerist spirit?
Digital camera prices are dropping, an analyst firm concludes, and buyers are moving toward one camera per person rather than one per family.
With smartphone cameras, photography is moving from memory preservation to in-the-moment sharing. Camera makers must respond, InfoTrends said.
Lightroom can't match Photoshop for customization and plug-ins, but growing beyond its original abilities. Also, it's getting more popular for editing raw images.
Urban teens are leaving CCD and CMOS sensors behind in favor of a technology their grandparents would have found familiar: analog film photography.