Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD Demonstrates Network Function Virtualization Solution on 64-Bit Embedded R-Series SoC
Apple To Release New "Gold" iPad Air: report
New Solid State Drives Have Self-destructing Features
Google Triples Bug Bounty Reward
Samsung To Invest In Vietnam TV Plant
Garmin Introduces The Forerunner 920XT GPS Watch
LG Unveils The F60 LTE Smartphone
JVC Americas and Kenwood USA Merge Operations
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Digital Cameras > Web pho...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 20, 2005
Web photo storage market hots up


An increasing number of firms are offering web storage for people with digital photo collections.

Digital cameras were the hot gadget of Christmas 2004 and worldwide sales of the cameras totalled $24bn last year.

Many people's hard drives are bulging with photos and services which allow them to store and share their pictures online are becoming popular.

Search firms such as Google are also offering more complex tools for managing personal photo libraries.

Photo giants such as Kodak offer website storage which manages photo collections, lets users edit pictures online and provides print-ordering services.

Some services, such as Kodak's Ofoto, offer unlimited storage space but they do require users to buy some prints online.

Other sites, such as Pixagogo, charge a monthly fee while sites such as Flickr and Snapfish make no charge at all.

Marcus Hawkins, editor of Digital Camera magazine, said: "As file sizes of pictures increase, storage becomes a problem.

"People are using their hard drives, backing up on CD and DVD and now they are using online storage solutions.

Enthusiasts
"They are a place to store pictures, to share their pictures with families and friends and they can print out their photos."

While many of the services are aimed at the amateur and casual digital photographer, other websites are geared up for enthusiasts who want to share tips and information.

Photosig is an online community of photographers who can critique each other's work.

On Tuesday, Google released free software for organising and finding digital photos stored on a computer's hard drive.

The tool, called Picasa, automatically detects photos as they are added to a PC - whether sent via e-mail or transferred from a digital camera.

Restoring
The software includes tools for restoring colour and removing red eye, as well as sharpening images. Photos can then be uploaded to sites such as Ofoto.

Many people use the sites to edit and improve their favourite photographs before ordering prints.

Mr Hawkins added: "The growth area is that you can order your prints online. Friends and family can also access pictures you want them to see and they can print them out too.

"Rather than just a place to dump your pictures, it's about sharing them."

Archivists
The vast majority of pictures remain on a PC's hard drive, which is why search tools, such as those offered by Google, become increasingly important.

But some historians and archivists are concerned that the need for perfect pictures will mean that those poor quality prints which offered a tantilising glimpse of the past may disappear forever.

"It's one thing taking pictures, it's another finding them," said Mr Hawkins.

"But this is the same problem that has always existed - how many of us have photos in wallets tucked away somewhere?"

From BBC News



Previous
Next
ASUS Introduces Powerful Motherboard Incorporating Dual-Xeon Platform with EM64T and E7320 Chipset        All News        Legal music downloads 'take off'
Four New DC lenses for "Konica Minolta" digital SLR camera     Digital Cameras News      Panasonic to release digital SLR camera with Leica lens in 2006

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Debuts New Cybershots Including The a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera
New Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Mirrorless Camera Shoots 4K Video
Samsung Releases The Android-based Galaxy Camera
Samsung Seeks To Strengthen Its Camera Business
Sony Debuts New Cyber-shot RX1, α99 And αNEX-6 Cameras
Samsung EX2F Smart Camera Combines Bright Photography With Easy Sharing
Sony Releases New Cyber-shot RX100 Camera, New Waterproof Handycam
Panasonic Introduces New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens
Panasonic Introduces the LUMIX GF5 Ultra Compact Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
New Sony α57 Camera Features Translucent Mirror Technology
Samsung's WB150F and DV300F SMART Cameras Available Now
Closer Encounters With Sony's New 500mm Super-telephoto

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .