The Institute of Photographic Technology, Incorporated (IPT) was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1946. It exists for the encouragement, advancement and application of technical and scientific photography.

Regular meetings are held to achieve these aims. These provide a forum for professional networking, presentation and demonstration, discussion and debate.

IPT has a diverse membership ranging from scientific, medical, industrial photographers to professional photographic artists. All members have a common link with the aims of the Institute of embracing technology to enhance the art, science, investigation and communication of photographic imaging.