Well, not like this is surprising really. Over the past few years, the total number of images taken by all of us all over the world has quickly grown to incredible numbers. But one trillion? How was that number calculated? In a blog, Mylio explains:

Let’s say roughly half of the people in the world have a mobile phone with a built-in camera: around 3 billion people. And let’s say they take 10 photos per day – that’s 3,650 photos per year, per person. That adds up to more than 10 trillion photos annually (10,950,000,000,000).


More conservatively, if only one billion people have cameras or phones, and take less than 3 photos per day/1,000 pictures per year, that’s still 1 trillion photos captured every year.


InfoTrends’ 2014 Worldwide Image Capture Forecast estimates consumers will take 810 billion photos worldwide in 2014. This number will grow to 1 trillion photos in 2015 and 1.3 trillion photos by 2017. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2017 will be 16.2%.


This growth will be driven by the increased ownership and use of mobile phones. In 2014, the number of photos captured by mobile phones will be 560 billion; by next year we’ll take more than 748 billion photos using our phones.



How are you going to store and manage your portion of that trillion? Read more about the situation at Mylio’s blog.