Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Image processing and printing services were once an indispensable part of the photographic process, but the advent of digital technology has resulted in this industry's rapid demise. Technology has led to the capture of images using digital cameras, mobile phones and tablets; the storage and adjustment of images on computers and communication devices; and the transfer of images electronically via email and social media networks. Competition from online image processing firms has forced many of the industry's bricks and mortar stores to shut shop, although kiosks operating in department stores and shopping malls continue to meet consumer demand.
The Photographic Film Processing industry's performance has deteriorated drastically since the early 2000s... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry's geographic spread is skewed marginally towards New South Wales, the base of several of the larger players, and the distribution has remained fairly stable since the mid-2000s despite the industry's major structural changes. The distribution of photographic film processing enterprises broadly corresponds with the spread of Australia's population and economic activity.
The most populace states account for the majority of the industry's activity, with New South Wales accounting for approximately 40% to 42% of industry enterprises, and a comparable share of employment and revenue. This outweighs the State's share of national population and GDP (33% to 35% annually)... purchase to read more