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Getting Started with Digital Imaging, 2nd Edition by Joe Farace

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Introduction

Let’s get this film down to the lab at Mrs. Mason’s drugstore.

The Photo Marketing Association’s US Photo Industry 2006: Review and Forecast reports that digital camera sales are on the rise, and will continue to rise through early 2007. Last year, 41.1% of US households owned a digital camera, and that figure is expected to grow to 52.4% this year. Once again, digital cameras are expected to outsell film cameras, and 82% of all cameras sold in 2006 will be digital. As anybody who read my work over the years might guess, I attend a lot of car shows and can’t remember the last time I saw anybody—participants or observers—shooting film.

So, as pundits have reported so many times before, is film dead? I don’t know. I still occasionally ...

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