Consumers Like Sharing Digital Photos
A new CEA report says that most are satisfied with the pic-sharing options out there.
The CEA says that consumers share an average of 51 percent of digital photos taken.
January 23, 2009 by Rachel Cericola

If your family gatherings are like mine, there are multiple people snapping away with digital cameras, capturing every minute of the action—even the boring stuff!

The constant flashes don’t bother me. What does is that I never get to see the aftermath, whether it’s the cuteness of the kids or the stupid faces I had made. Most of my family doesn’t share well. Apparently, though, they are in the minority. The CEA says that most others are sharing photos—and loving every minute of it.

In a new report titled “Digital Imaging: A Focus on Sharing,” the organization found that 51 percent of consumers polled said they do share photos, with 65 percent of those perfectly happy with the way they share. Of course, emailing was the number one method (55 percent) of sharing, with online posting coming in at 40 percent.

Also, 63 percent say they are happy with the current options for photo storage.

“Digital cameras are becoming increasingly pervasive enjoying a 77 percent household penetration rate, not to mention other popular consumer electronics devices such as cell phones that are capable of taking digital photographs,” said Chris Ely, CEA senior research analyst. “President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to have his official portrait taken with a digital camera showing how pervasive digital photography has become.”

Are you pleased with the photo-sharing options out there? What is your favorite photo-sharing product and/or service? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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