Why is printing the de facto standard?

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
IceShot Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Nothing digital is 'de facto'

Ubilam wrote:

IceAge wrote:

Seems odd for me but everyone always talks about pictures as if it's assumed printing will be the final product. I never print. I don't know anyone who prints. It's all online or on computers or on TV slideshows. It almost feels like the ones who talk about printing are older folk who are stuck in an era. I mean printings great don't get me wrong, but it's just not what people do these days, except for a few centerpiece photos and whatnot.

When I view my pictures they look fantastic on my TV. Only when I move from computer to TV do I get a really WOW factor, it's the same kind of finished product feeling as printing for me. And isn't that what people would do with slide film? View it on a projector?

But, viewing all your images via computer or TV screens is not always showing whether your images are good. I've got 3 different comp monitors and one image looks different on all 3. I think you're lazy and just don't want to be bothered to print your pics.


Lazy has nothing to do with it. I just see no point in printing, and it looks not neeearly as good as it does on a giant gorgeous screen. And if I print, who am I going to share it with? Who am I going to show? Is the whole point "hey look, the picture is now something physical I can hold with my hands". Big deal, pictures are meant to be viewed, not held. Plus it costs money.

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