Re: Long term archiving??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MitchAlsup@aol.com, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Guest

    "What is the best way to store digital pictures for long time, say one
    or
    two generations?? "

    At this point in time, your best bet is to print the pictures and store
    them
    in a vacuum (10**-4 torr) with absolutely no light. At the end of 2
    generations
    the owner can break the vacuum and observe the pristine photos. No
    current
    digital medium has this property of sufficient longevity and ease of
    use. Ain't
    going to be cheap.
     
    , Mar 22, 2005
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  2. Guest

    writes:

    > "What is the best way to store digital pictures for long time, say
    > one or two generations?? "


    Do separations onto plates and archival process.

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    , Apr 7, 2005
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    That would be pretty stupid as the plates are not an archival medium and the
    eventual re-assembly of the colour picture would involve guesses as to the
    colour of the original. It also assumes there will be a way to turn them
    into a photographic colour print later. Not only is there no guarantee of
    that, there is a good chance that the only way to reassemble a colour
    separation in a few years will be to scan the plates and use Photoshop.
    The best way to archive is digital files, which can exist in more than
    one place.
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    > > "What is the best way to store digital pictures for long time, say
    > > one or two generations?? "

    >
    > Do separations onto plates and archival process.
    >
    > --
    > Paul Repacholi 1 Crescent Rd.,
    > +61 (08) 9257-1001 Kalamunda.
    > West Australia 6076
    > comp.os.vms,- The Older, Grumpier Slashdot
    > Raw, Cooked or Well-done, it's all half baked.
    > EPIC, The Architecture of the future, always has been, always will be.
     
    Tony, Apr 8, 2005
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