Holiday snaps stay in digital world

Snap-happy holidaymakers are taking lots of pictures on trips – but nearly all of them stay locked in the digital world.

Tourists take an average of 300 pictures during a week-long holiday, according to a survey by travel agent

But only 10% are deemed satisfactory for sharing on social media sites, and 97% of holidaymakers never print images to put in photo frames or albums.

Of those prepared to show off their camera skills, most preferred to put pictures on Facebook.

A total of 2,162 people over the age of 18 took part in the study, each of whom had been on a week-long holiday abroad in the last year. founder Chris Clarkson said: “Holiday photos are a great way to capture the memories of your trip abroad.

“I think it’s such a shame that more people don’t print their holiday photos.”

Do you print off your holiday snaps or share them on social media for family and friends to see?

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12th Sep 2015
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When our latest grandson was born last year his dad,my son, put loads of photos on Photobox every week for us to share. I wanted to get some prints and couldn't be bothered ticking each pic so just ticked 'entire album'. When they arrived I was amazed how many I had ordered and paid for!. I took out the ones I wanted and gave the rest to my son and daughter in law and they were thrilled because, as you say here , all their fabulous shots were still locked away in the computer.Now they are in albums and around the home for all to see.
My worry is that young people will not back up their pictures and they could be lost forever.
A picture is defo worth a thousand words.
Kate Ellerton
11th Mar 2013
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We download ours into files, then name and date them. The nicest ones usually go onto facebook.
Sue Mills
11th Mar 2013
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After I view my pics via my laptop, I put into folders, then store them in there until I have enough to save to a disc....Some I "Photoshop" and turn into prints and use on my walls or frame and give to my family as Took pics in my sisters garden whilst staying with her, turned a nice feature into a black and white picture, printed it on A4 paper, framed it and gave it to her as a Christmas present. She was thrilled.

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