Hinson wrote in post #15619821
And that is another point. Most folks these days are not buying prints and mailing to grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. They simply email them or post to their facebook page and family can instantly share them. Let's face it. Who wants to have a shoe-box full of prints that are rarely viewed when they can just upload everything to facebook for the family to view at 72dpi. Absolutely no need for a 20meg image.
I totally agree. My co-worker actually made a good point this week (tangent alert!). When we are great grandparents, no one will be searching through our attic and find some amazing old photos. You won't see our photos for sale at a flea market. If they're not like us who backup everything, print photos, and make books, etc., they will be on some old hard drive or computer that has failed or locked away on some cloud server that we don't know the username / password for. The olden days "we did nothing with our photos" meaning we have negatives and 4x6 prints now means that they are locked away on a computer possibly soon to be forgotten.