[Digikam-users] [?OT] Image organisation query

Eddie Armstrong eddie_armstrong at ntlworld.com
Fri Aug 10 10:41:59 BST 2007

Daniel Bauer wrote:
> <snip
> If you really want to archive image data "secure" for the future you'll have 
> to expose them on a sensitive film material (i.e. negative film or 
> microfilm). This is still the *only* available method to conserve optical 
> information. Snip>
This cannot be correct: In order to expose to film you incur all the 
problems film gave in the first place
(dependence on chemical systems, grain, recalculating for exposure and 
colour matching, unreliability of film stock for longterm storage.  
expensive, time-consuming, film deteriorates and requires special 
storage,  dust anyone? scratches? - ah! the good old days)
with no benefits,
Store on a hard drive, backup to a separate hard drive and archive 
regularly to DVD or whatever.
Having two separate HDD copies insues against crashing and you can write 
new dvds every so often to ensure against degradation and they are 
future.proof as you can just write then to any new technology as it 
comes along,
An example of this are solid state DD and bluray *IF* they prove safe 
they will eventually be cheap enough to hold huge amounts of files. Just 
write to them from your present system, Try that with cracked, scratched 
and dusty negs!
My 2p

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