Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:16 AM
Technogically savvy photographers
I just noticed this blog entry from picturetom pointing to an interesting study on trends in digital photography available for purchase from InfoTrends.
One of our customers, David Cardinal from ProShooters, fits this bill:
‘Today´s photographers are technologically savvy, as a significant
majority is using image editing software and many are using RAW
conversion and color management software’, commented Ed Lee, Director
‘It´s particularly interesting to note that 83% of professional
photographers are using the Web as part of their business and about 30%
use an online photo service provider. This suggests that a variety of
Web services providers could see future growth opportunities.’
David is a photographer who can code and about a year ago wrote a review on choosing an imaging toolkit (ours) for Dr. Dobb's.
At Pro Shooters (www.proshooters.com), our primary product is
DigitalPro for Windows, an image-management system for digital
photographers. We sell to serious photographers who have large image
libraries and often need to process hundreds or even thousands of
images at a time. As a result, we serve a niche market and can only
afford a small programming team. That means we need to be more
productive than the competition to stay ahead. So, instead of trying to
do everything ourselves, we rely on tools such as third-party libraries
in areas where we can find excellent tools that don't compromise on
quality and features.
David also pushes us to continually expand our RAW support (mostly supporting more and more cameras) -- DotImage 6.0 and the upcoming 6.0b both have support for more cameras than previous releases.