Twenty years ago, the idea that everyone would be walking around with a high-definition camera phone would have sounded crazy. The thought that our phones could be used to share photos and videos with the whole world at the click of a button would have sounded even crazier!
And yet, that’s the world we live in today. Gone are the suitcase-sized VHS camcorders that Mom used to lug around on her shoulder to record your birthday parties and baseball games. Gone are the cassette tapes that we used to listen to on long road trips.
This impermanence in the world of technology reflects the importance of making physical prints from digital memories.
In a world that’s becoming increasingly digitized, there’s just no way to know what the technology of the future will be. Maybe the smartphones we have today will go the way of the 8-track or the VHS. Perhaps cloud storage will prove to be more vulnerable than we thought.
This infographic explores the importance of photo prints in a digital world, and highlights why printing your photos is the best way to protect them for future generations.