Image processing and printing services were once an indispensable part of the photographic process, but the advent of digital technology has contributed to the Photographic Film Processing industry's demise. Technology has enabled photos to be taken using digital cameras, mobile phones and tablets. Images can now be stored and edited on computers and communication devices, and can be transferred electronically via email and social media networks. Competition from online image-processing firms has forced many of the industry's bricks-and-mortar stores to exit the industry.
Firms in this industry provide photofinishing services for the processing of analog and digital images. This principally includes the processing, altering and printing of digital photographs, the use of kiosks and on-line processing of digital prints, and also includes the development of analog film, the scanning of images and the production of slides.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.