RAW color management software|
Many photographers are using RAW conversion and color management software, and a significant percentage of photos are being published to the Web. "Photographers are placing the highest priority on generating new business, creating a more efficient workflow, and using the Web for marketing and sales," said Jeff Hayes, a Group Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. "Not surprisingly, when we turn to issues related to digital photo editing and the publishing process, their primary challenges seem to center upon workflow time, color management, and photo management."
Inkjet photo printing
"We see a significant amount of opportunity in this market not only for camera, software, and solution providers, but also for printer, supplies, and media vendors," stated Ed Lee, a Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. "Inkjet photo printing holds a dominant position among professional photographers, but silver halide is still very popular among certain subsegments. Output volumes differ substantially among the numerous photographer categories as well, and it's important for the industry to understand these variations."
Digital Imaging and Professional Photographers
InfoTrends/CAP Ventures' report entitled Digital Imaging and Professional Photographers End User Study is available immediately. It is based on a survey of 1,000 professional photographers in the United States. The study provides a detailed look into the digital photography behaviors of professional photographers, including what equipment they own; what they plan to buy; how many digital pictures they take, save, store, and print; and the types of software they use. A related document, the 2005 Professional Photographer Multi-Client Study, is due to be published in November.
About InfoTrends at Photo Plus 2005
InfoTrends/CAP Ventures will host a by-invitation breakfast event tomorrow morning at the PhotoPlus East trade show in New York City. During the breakfast, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures analysts will highlight top-line results from these studies. The breakfast will be held in conjunction with VNU Exposition, the producers of PhotoPlus East. A limited number of press seats are still available. To inquire about a pass, contact Matt O'Keefe at 781-616-2100.