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With smartphone cameras, photography is moving from memory preservation to in-the-moment sharing. Camera makers must respond, InfoTrends said.
Lightroom is catching on for raw-image editing, according to InfoTrends research, while Apple Aperture and Photoshop decline.
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.
An InfoTrends study shows Adobe's Lightroom is more widely used among photo pros than Apple Aperture, even among Mac users.
Camera shipments will decline in 2009, but SLRs and photo books are among the areas where there still is growth.
Where's your consumerist spirit?
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.
Digital camera prices are dropping, an analyst firm concludes, and buyers are moving toward one camera per person rather than one per family.
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.