People who take photos of themselves are helping to revive the printed picture, according to research.

More than 80% of people who said they took "selfies" had also printed off their snaps in the past year, a study has shown.

But the survey, which polled 1000 amateur and professional photographers, discovered that nearly half of those asked had not printed off any pictures.

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People who took photos of art and food were the least likely to press "print" for a hard copy of their image. More women print out their pictures than men, the survey said.

The top reasons for not printing pictures included cost and not having the equipment to do so.

The study also revealed that men have little sentiment towards the photos they take, with 9% deleting the majority of pictures they took.

However, 52% of those surveyed said they believed that the availability of accessible camera technology had encouraged them to take more photos.