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From: Andrew <corsairx@iinet.net.au>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 09:57:38 -0500 (EST)
To: <ritphoto@rit.edu>
Subject: Prediction

Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by:
Andrew (corsairx@iinet.net.au)
on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 09:57:38

realname: Andrew

email: corsairx@iinet.net.au

Prediction: Digital photography will become the image taking system of choice especially as D-SLRs continue to fall in price; to the probable detriment of film developing centres as amateur photographers either stop printing altogether or start printing at home using PC printers. As this group start to reach the limits of what print technology is capable off, I think this group will switch over to home darkroom set-ups using digital projectors instead of enlargers.

We are likely to reach the limits of what current sensors are capable of being pushed to; higher resolutions will need an entirely new sensing technology. We are also likely to see new developments in portable storage technologies but I suspect that these will only be evolutionary, rather then revolutionary (i.e. as the image file sizes increase, the storage technology will increase at roughly the same rate). Micro-harddrives, optical drives, and new flash memory technologies are likely candidates.

Time will tell!



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