Thanks to camera phone technology, going on holiday means we take hundreds (if not, thousands) of photos. This handheld pocket technology means printing them off has never been easier – which would mean that we have files of photographs stored at home, right?
Wrong! We may live in the most photographed age ever, but most of us are not doing anything with our snaps after we take them.
Once upon a time, Brits – fresh off their holiday – would scurry with rolls of films to drop them off at the chemist for processing. However, more people than ever are letting their photos stay in digital form.
Out of 1,500 people who took part in a Destination2 survey, over 29 per cent of respondents admit to leaving their photos on the computer.
Another 29 per cent confessed to doing nothing with the images, while less than 15 per cent said they made the effort to put them on a separate folder on their phone.
While printing hard copies of our photos still carries on, it’s only done by around 13 per cent of us, with the remaining 15 per cent of us stick to sharing them on social media.
When it comes to sharing snaps with friends, more women (57%) than men take to social media and go to the effort of printing them (56%).
“Holiday photos were once a big part of the holiday experience. Nowadays, people might share one or two of the best snaps online and the rest will just be filed away,” says Destination2.co.uk spokesperson, Neil Latham.
“Paradoxically, it’s never been easier to take incredible photos of our time away, however, we’re seeing
less of them than ever. But our holiday snaps should be more than just data taking up storage on a hard drive – they are precious artefacts of happy times. The results from this survey are a reminder to not wait for that rainy day to sort out the printing of our holiday snaps – we’re making a promise to ourselves to get a big batch of printing done as soon as possible!”