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digital era

On this website,
“the digital era” in photography =
“the period after the year 2000.

This website uses the term “the digital era” when referring to the time after digital photography first became the dominant way of making photographs.

Although some photographers were integrating digital technology into their workflow in the late 20th century — and some photographers continued to use film in the 21st century — for the purposes of this website:

film era” = 19th and 20th centuries  
“digital era” = 21st century and beyond

See also:

When did the digital era begin?

How are the capabilities of photo manipulation different now than they were in the film era?