From last few years, photo sharing has seen a great change and 20 years ago, the entire process of capturing the photos, processing them and distributing it to the clients would take few weeks of time. But with the present advancement in the mobile technology, several Apps have come out through which you can easily snap a high resolution image and make few changes to the photo by applying filters.
With these sort of technological improvements, many small scale entrepreneurs and start up companies started worrying about their photography business. In 1980’s, compact discs and email were widely used for exchanging digital images.
In 1990’s, a camera phone was launched for the first time and even DVD’s were widely available in 1998 on which the images were saved and distributed to customers. Idea labs has launched a photo sharing website by the name Pi casa and later it was acquired by Google in the year 2004. It became quite popular among the online users until Flickr was introduced onto the internet by Ludicrous, however it was grabbed by Yahoo for a whopping amount of $35 million.
The boom of mobile photo sharing through smartphone has enhanced in last 2-3 years with availability of various photo sharing websites such as Four Square, Instagram and Picplz. The photo sharing market will undergo a remarkable change because a new photo sharing application is chipping out every day with advanced features than the existing ones.