Around 12 billion digital photos are 'lost’ in the UK, perhaps never to be seen again, according to disturbing new research released this week.

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Globally, we are set to share a staggering ‘two trillion’ digital photos online in 2015, according to analyst Benedict Evans.

And last night Apple announced a new iPhone with an even better camera – a move set to fuel smartphone photography.

Yet a growing number of experts warn that we are sleepwalking into a ‘digital dark age’.

Put simply, too many of us fail to back-up our digital images, print them out, or even transfer them to a social media account, according to a wide-ranging study.

Details of the shocking new research, and how you can avoid falling victim to ‘photographic Armageddon’, are revealed in the Amateur Photographer video below.

  • shotspot

    I know the pain of losing photos very well. My equipment got stolen once, I can replace the gadgets but all the memories are gone