Online photo service usage up 197% in July 2005

The volume of prints made from digital-still camera images increased by 68% for the year ending July 2005, Photo Marketing Association International. Online ordering activity grew at the rate of 197% in the 12 months ending July 2005. Printing volumes on retail minilabs grew by 146%, more than twice as fast the overall printing growth. Growth in home printing remains below the market average but positive. For the period of August 2004 through July 2005 the volume of prints made at home grew by 26%.