The first permanent photograph was taken in 1826. The photo by Nicéphore Niépce required an 8 hour exposure.
In the 186 years since that first photograph was taken, 3.5 trillion photographs have been taken.
At our current rate of 380 billion new photographs a year, it will take less than 9.2 years to double the number of photographs in the world to more than 7 trillion.
10% of all photographs were taken in the last 12 months.
26 photos are uploaded to Instagram every second.
Photos make up 42% of all posts on tumblr