With digital cameras becoming the camera of choice, digital printing has really taken off. However, it has not become the norm in printing that many people expected when the process was first developed in the 1990's. It provides many opportunities for print on demand and eliminates the need for printing many copies of pictures and having to stock them until they sell. For personal use, it offers the alternative to using film that has to be professionally developed. There are many different kinds and sizes of photo paper that allows you to print your photos from your computer once you unload them from the digital camera. Many photo businesses have not switched to digital printing because they have to install new printers. At the same time they still have to keep their existing printers to develop film, so this is an added expense and some smaller businesses do not have the room required for several different printers. The digital printers have become very refined over the years and you can now purchase printers that will print your photos directly from the digital camera. You don't have to bother with downloading them to a file on the computer to get the photos that you need. When you use digital printing, you can choose the pictures you want to print. Pictures taken with regular film have to be developed whether they are suitable pictures or not. Using a digital camera lets you print one or two copies of only one picture, rather than printing them all. You can preview the pictures and delete the ones that are not in focus or have a thumb in the picture. You can store the photos on a CD and bring them into the photo store and have them printed if you prefer to have them done professionally. With the lower costs of purchasing a digital camera, digital printing may become the norm. The market actually needs a new base of printers and people willing to invest in digital printing machines in their businesses in order for the population to realize the potential that exists in this new niche in the photo printing business.