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A digital photo album is a software interface that allows users to upload, store and often manipulate digital images. Other features may include arranging and labeling, as well as specific viewing options. Digital photo albums can be run as standalone applications, or as part of an operating system. They might also come paired with camera packages. Many popular websites and social media platforms offer digital photo albums, as either a flagship or secondary feature.
Digital photography can be traced back to the 1960s, with the development of digital imaging and the charge-coupled device (CCD). Solid state and SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras, combined with personal computing’s rise, led to the digital photo album becoming a staple among professional and amateur photographers alike.In 1988, image editing software called Digital Darkroom was released for Macintosh and was one of the first digital photograph computer programs. All major computer operating systems have included some form of digital photo album in their platforms, with many automatically enabled and functional immediately upon installation.