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[filmscanners] Re: keeping the 16bit scans


Not sure about your first remark; I have 1960 Kodachromes that are still OK.

As to backups, I thought I was using the ultra-masochistic approach. I copy
finished images and intermediates to both CDR and DVD-RAM, and also to a
large HD on a second computer. Current unfinished work is copied to a second
HD in the same computer and also to the large HD on the second computer.
However, reading your posting I've just realised I lose the lot if the house
burns down! Mmmm.

Bob Frost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "HPA" <tom@historicphotoarchive.com>

In ten years, most 1970s slides will have turned red by fading.

I make a cd of each image and each version.  After making a raw 16 bit at
the maximum resolution possible, that gets burned immediately.  I do
retouch, levels, etc and burn a second CD.  I go to 8 bit and resize, and
burn a third cd.  On that third CD i add a small jpg which is what my
printer uses to print the picture on the cd sleeve. (light impressions
archival 5x7" negative envelopes)  The master scans get stored in a
different building than the retouched ones, so if there is a fire I am not
out of business.   I can find any scan quickly and visually confirm the

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