Have you ever lost digital images due to a misplaced memory card or a corrupted hard drive? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by British photographic retailing company Jessops revealed almost half of adults have lost a digital image.
According to Jessops’ comprehensive survey, ’44% of British adults have lost a digital photo that they wish they had printed, with “losing/breaking hardware.’ The reasons for losing the photos vary, with losing or breaking hardware and accidentally deleting images leading the cause at 20%.
Another 12% of adults said their images were lost to new technologies, which made it nearly impossible or extremely complicated to recover images from old media formats.
Jessops published the survey alongside a redesigned website, which has a focus on printing photos. Thus, to promote their services, Jessops makes sure to point out that only 8% of adults print a photo at least once a month, with a whopping 21% saying they’ve never printed one.
The survey consisted of answers from 2,192 adults and was conducted on November 11th and 12th.
What are your experiences with losing photos? What’s your worst incident? How often do you print images in hopes of preserving them in the event a hard drive goes bad?
[via Amateur Photographer]
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