File Management is Most Pressing Concern of Photographers, Survey Says

Aug 16, 2005

Just over half (51%) of professional photographers say file management is the greatest challenge associated with digital photography, according to new research from iView Multimedia, makers of the digital asset management (DAM) application iView MediaPro.

The survey clearly identified file management as the greatest challenge of digital photography. Other findings from the survey include: more than one-third (35%) of photographers feel the biggest advantage of digital photography is greater control; one-fourth (25%) said digital photography's biggest advantage is that it enables greater creativity. Four main challenges relating to file management emerged from the research: effective and efficient file storage and retrieval; the lack of an industry standard file format enabling consistent capture and population of metadata fields; the learning curve associated with learning a new photo management software; and the time spent at the computer rather than taking pictures.