Nearly half of all American households are in possession of at least one digital camera. The number of digital photos taken annually is impossible to estimate because many pictures are erased before they are ever printed or never leave the photographer's computer. The reasons for printing digital photography vary from individual to individual, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on. Printing digital photography is much more cost effective than printing film photography.
Printing digital photography costs less than tradition film photography for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is that with digital photography, you only print the pictures that you want to keep. You are not spending money to develop photographs that are blurred, too dark, over exposed, or off center. You don't have to purchase prints that you do not like and you do not have to develop every photo that is on your memory card. The beauty of printing digital photography is that you get exactly what you want every time with no unpleasant surprises.
Printing Digital Photography From Home
Many photographers that have gone digital have embraced the idea of printing digital photography in the comfort of their own home. For these photographers, there are a wide range of products available to help them complete their goal. Printers for printing digital photography come in many different forms, sizes, and brands. They may come bundled with the digital camera or may be purchased separately from independent retailers. Each printer will have its own range of features and additional printing options that may not be found on every model. The printers are user friendly, affordable, and can create great photograph prints if used properly.
Experts estimate that nearly half of all of the digital photographs printed in the United States are printed inside a residence. The price of a unit for printing digital photography from home has fallen drastically over the last few years, with a good quality printer selling for less than $200. Many printers have slots to insert the memory cards directly into the printer for decoding the images, while others have USB ports to connect the camera to the printer.
The photographs created on these printers are very close to the quality you would expect if you sent the pictures out for processing. These photographs can be mailed to friends and family, placed in a photo album or scrapbook, or could even be displayed in the home in a frame. Printing digital photography from the comfort of your own home is a trend that seems to be catching on all over the United States and it is easy to see the reason why.