2023 Worldwide Image Capture Forecast: 2022 – 2027

January 24, 2023
  • Author: David Haueter
  • Publication Date: January 2023
  • Price: $1,999
  • Report Type: Forecast
  • Pages: 9
  • Figures: 4
  • Tables: 4

Report Summary:
We’ve all gone through a lot of challenges over the last few years, first with the COVID-19 pandemic which is still impacting us today, though to a lesser degree, as well as inflation and economic uncertainty that is still in the news on a daily basis. Amid all these challenges, people are still taking more photos than ever before. With advanced smartphones that are nearly always with us, consumers have turned ordinary and everyday incidents into photo taking and sharing experiences.

Rise Above Research expects that the number of photos taken and stored will increase in 2023 and continue to rise through 2027, with smartphones accounting for the vast majority of those photos.  Despite inflation, higher gas prices and a volatile economy, we expect that many people will be traveling, taking vacations, and holding events this year, and of course they will keep taking photos of everyday happenings. This will lead to a 7.5% increase in photos taken this year to around 1.6 trillion photos worldwide.

This report is based on the Rise Above Research Worldwide Image Capture Forecast. It includes:

  • Estimates of photos taken globally for the years 2022 to 2027
  • The shares of photos taken by smartphones, cameras, and tablets
  • Which regions of the world are most photo-active
  • The cumulative number of unique photos saved

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