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Digital Images Captured Worldwide, 2002-2009

Camera phones accounted for virtually none of the digital images captured in 2002 but will account for close to 60 percent of the total in 2009. But Digital Cameras still rule for photo-prints.

Overall, the number of digital images captured worldwide has grown from under 40 billion in 2002 to nearly 200 billion in 2005, and in 2009 close to half a trillion digital images will be captured. Flickr and Riya can continue to expect their customer base to increase.

Camera Phones do make better prints than single-use cameras but many of the camera phone images will never make it to print, while digital cameras will remain the device of choice for consumers to capture images they actually care enough about to print.

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