Why You Should Digitize Photos: 12 Amazing Statistics

Posted by Julie Morris on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Why-you-should-digitize-photosThe world as we know it is becoming more and more dependent on digital solutions. We challenge you to find a task that doesn’t involve some kind of technology from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. With this in mind, don’t be left behind – digitize your photos. Bring them into the 21st century with you. People are sharing all aspects of their lives every day and are not worried about grabbing a photo album from their attic or basement to do so. If you’re looking to be a part of this trend there’s only one-way to go – digital. Of course it isn’t all about being trendy – there are endless options that open up for sharing once you digitize photos.

We’ve put together this list to illustrate just what we’re talking about! The truth is, we think the digital age is only improving how you can showcase your memories. Having digital copies allows you to share and be proud of your past.

12 Amazing Statistics For Why You Should Digitize Photos

  1. There are over 140 billion photos on Facebook. Tweet this! (Source: Geeky Gadgets)
  2. Instagram has pictures uploaded every 15 seconds. Tweet this! (Source: TechCrunch)
  3. There are 150 million photos on Instagram. Tweet this! (Source: TechCrunch)
  4. Facebook has seen 750 million photos uploaded in one weekend. Tweet this! (Source: TechRadar)
  5. Flickr has over 6 billion photos uploaded on its website. Tweet this! (Source: TechCrunch)
  6. Instagram has over 5 million users. Tweet this! (Source: TechCrunch)
  7. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world have a digital camera. Tweet this! (Source: Gizmodo)
  8. Facebook’s photo library is 10,000 times larger than the photo catalog in the Library of Congress. Tweet this! (Source: Gizmodo)
  9. It is estimated we take over 380 billion photos a year. Tweet this! (Source: BuzzFeed)
  10. Every two minutes we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800’s. Tweet this! (Source: BuzzFeed)
  11. It is estimated that mankind has taken 3.8 trillion photos. Ever. Tweet this! (Source: BuzzFeed)
  12. It would take nearly 145 billion iPhones to store 3.8 trillion photos. Tweet this! (Source: BuzzFeed)
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