There is a tried and true saying is that a picture paints a thousand words. In the current information age, pictures are mainly photos taken with digital devices. They are part of the world of cyberspace and are composed of numbers rather than pigments. Does this change the measure of a picture or photo is a question for modern society. While this subject may be debated in the lofty ivory towers of professional photographers and their mentors, the general public is less restrained. They take and share photos instantaneously because now they have an outlet created just for them in the form of social media and the internet.
Nearly every digital device on the market today has a camera embedded somewhere within it. One of the first things people learn to do is take pictures when they get a new device. They shop around and find the model that gives them the most pixels for their money. Obviously, this is an important issue for many in today's world. The clarity of their pictures makes a difference in their lives, and they make sure they get what they need in their devices.
Once photo taking has commenced, pictures need to be shared. Modern electronics makers have accommodated their customers by making sure this is fast and easy. Uploading with almost any device takes very little effort or time. Speed and ease make sharing a large volume of photos something even a novice can do without a specialized class. This translates into an even larger volume of photo shares as information on how to take and share photos percolates through society. Social media sites for those who prefer photos to words has helped to accelerate this trend.
Editing before sharing, while a great idea, is not always something everyone does. As knowledge of new techniques and apps spreads throughout a group, it becomes more prevalent. Once this happens, the photos shared are cropped, color enhanced and contrasted to show their best. These types of apps give users a chance to shine in the world of pictures.