On Tue, 7 Aug 2001 10:19:34 -0700 Winsor Crosby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> 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.
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.
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info