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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



On Tue, 7 Aug 2001 10:19:34 -0700  Winsor Crosby (wincros@earthlink.net) 
wrote:

> It is not wide spread, but photographers have archived color images 
> as black and white color separations for years.  The longevity of 
> black and white film is pretty well established.

Oh no it isn't! :) Do a web search on articles by Douglas Nishimura of the 
Institute of Image Permanance. 
EG
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/abbey/an/an12/an12-5/an12-507.html

There's a scarier paper on film base deterioration which I have posted here 
before now. After ~20yrs, non-Estar base films can self-destruct.

Regards 

Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info 
& comparisons




 




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