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The means and methodologies of safely and effectively keeping equipment, prints, and other photography-related items around the home or for travel.

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What size to save if we're going to sell our photo?

My question is similar to the original poster's question, except for that I'm trying to understand what size to save a photo in if you're uploading it as a high resolution photo for print. Would you ...
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Why aren't lens/body caps transparent?

It occurred to me recently that, given that fungus growth is a dreaded malady of photo gear, it would make sense for front/rear lens caps and body caps to be made transparent. Making precision parts ...
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How to format a 4TB hard disk for photography files?

I just bought a new 4 TB hard disk for my photographies and I would like to prepare it to copy all my photos there. This hard disk will ONLY consist of photo file (CanonRAW *.cr2; >20MB each file) (...
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How long do developed negatives last?

While spring cleaning, I encountered some 35mm color negatives which were developed roughly 10 to 15 years ago. Could they have lasted that long stored in a cardboard box for all those years? They ...
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Can you provide (links to) hard evidence as to the effects of overprovisioning on CF/SD cards?

I am sure most are aware how overprovisioning SSDs increases both their performance and lifespan (I've been doing it over the past 8 years and differences are measurable even by me). Of course with ...
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Should I centralised host my images for 3rd party uses? [closed]

In the past I have had a flickr account with all my images, then something changed with Flickr, like they once changed a policy or the site had some technical glitch and where I had been referencing ...
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How to properly store years of digital picture files on linux without databases? [duplicate]

[edit: this is about how to store tags in the files and how to use tags and date to create a useful directory tree] I have more than ten years of digital pictures on my drives. Some of them are ...
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How to Consolidate Two Folders in a Catalog that Point to the Same Location?

I have one Lightroom Catalog with two top level folders. Both folders point to the same physical network storage location with the difference being that one folder uses the UNC path while the other ...
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How to store photos for long term locally?

TL;DR: I am amateur photographer and looking for advice on storing my photographs locally (not on cloud/online) for long-term. Background I started clicking photos in .JPG initially but realized it'...
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what is the best way to import photos into Lightroom CC in my situation

Background: I've subscribed to Adobe CC Photography Plan, which includes Lightroom and Photoshop. I have a MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD (I replaced the 256GB one), a PC with 6TB hard drive, and a 4TB ...
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How to cut medium format film for scanning and archival storing

I shoot both 6x6 and 6x7 formats. There are no problems with 6x6 - I cut it as 3,3,3,3 frame pieces to fill a 4-row sleeve and have no problem scanning them in my Nikon 9000. However, if I cut 6x7 ...
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Should I remove the lens hood from lenses that I put in my bag?

Is it ok to always have the lens hood mounted on a lens, even when carrying a camera in a bag or is it in any way dangerous? Can I have the lens hood mounted all the time or should I put it on only ...
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What precautions should I take for storing a DSLR camera at home?

I often take pictures at home and always packing / unpacking it would be a bit inconvenient. Is it ok to store a dslr camera just on a shelf, or should I always put it in a bag, a drawer etc ?
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Company solution to storing and sharing large album of photos? [closed]

At work we have a tremendous amount of pictures that we need distributed to all of our sales employees and we are looking for the best solution. Basically, they are planograms, which are photos of how ...
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How do I prepare frozen/refrigerated film for use?

Similar to my other storage question, what needs to be done for the long term storage of undeveloped film? I know that heat is very bad for film (especially color) and that I should store it in a ...
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Can two computers running Photoshop Elements 13 share the same catalog?

I have a NAS which I am using to host a PSE catalog. Can this catalog be shared with another computer running PSE 13?
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Can I store exposed film in the fridge (when it was stored before shooting, too)?

Let's say I store color film in the fridge. I shoot a lot, and I rarely have time to develop, so the exposed films accumulate. Can I store them in the fridge again? Is there a problem with this method?...
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Should film cameras be stored with a cocked shutter or not?

When shooting with film cameras with manual film advancement/shutter cocking, is it better to store it for a longer period of time with the shutter cocked or not cocked. Does it not matter? I'm ...
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What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge? [duplicate]

I have been shooting digital for more that 10 years, now my photos are getting very huge. it was not a problem since I have a huge storage. But these huge photos began to bother me whenever something ...
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Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?

I have decided to store my photos on DVD/CDs as one form of back-up. I am struggling with what to back up though. The following are the stages my photos go through: 1. Save the unedited photos, i....
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Suggestions for Desktop Archiving Software using Blu-Ray disc

I want to use my blu-ray drive to store my photos offline. Is there a windows desktop application that anyone is using to group/organize and write the photos to disk? It should be able to take ...
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Is it safe to store rechargeable lithium ion batteries and SD memory in a zip lock bag?

My camera uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an SD memory card. When I'm out shooting and at home, I normally keep an extra of each in a zip lock type of plastic storage bag (the card is ...
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Do you keep all of your photos? [duplicate]

Even though I do a quick edit in camera to remove unwanted shots as I shoot, I still end up with a huge number of shots. I keep and back up in the cloud the ones I am working on for a project and ...
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Should I leave the lens switched to AF or MF for storage?

When I'm not using the camera, or when the lenses are packed at home, should the lens switch be at AF or MF? Or does it make no difference? And by the way, is it better to leave the lens on the ...
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Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?

I have bought a bunch of 35mm film canisters (24 and 36 exposure canisters, no bulk rolls). They are new films (Expiration date sometime in 2016), but I won't be using them all immediately. My ...
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Using Raspberry Pi with Canon EOS 7D

I'm going on holiday soon and I'm going to be taking my Canon EOS 7D with me. I will be taking my CF cards with me for general shooting, but I want more storage for time lapses. I believe this is ...
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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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The 'Pick' and 'Reject' implemetation in DAMs is flawed? [closed]

If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy: Select the 'good' ones with Pick Select the 'bad' ...
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Storing camera body with lens attached or just the body alone with body cap in dry cabinet? which is better?

Storing camera body with lens attached or just the body alone with body cap in dry cabinet? which is better? which is highly recommended?
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Why does every digital camera save photos in a directory called DCIM?

It seems like every digital camera that I have ever used creates a folder called DCIM on its removable storage to save photographs into. Can anyone tell me what this name (DCIM) stands for (if ...
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Is there a good way to manage and store RAW photo files to the cloud? [duplicate]

I love my Nikon d7000, takes great images. I upgraded from a 6MP D50 and one thing I was not prepared for was the huge amount of disk space that collections of 16MP files were going take up. I use ...
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Options for backing up photos and videos from Compact Flash card to external hard disk without laptops? [duplicate]

I would like to backup photos and videos in the Compact Flash memory card directly to connected USB 2.0 or IEEE1394 enabled portable disk drive. As I will be photographing in remote region using my ...
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Why does it take more time to write a photo to memory when I shoot in RAW?

I've a Sony DSC-F828 and when I shoot in raw it takes a lot of time to write to the card. Is this only because the file has much more data? Will connecting the camera to a PC reduce the time it takes ...
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Best options to store photos [duplicate]

I am looking for a cloud based storage to store my images. I would require a decent uploader and browsing interface. It would be great if I can use that storage APIs to write my own browsing software.
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What's the optimal size/quality for downsized photos for archival storage?

I shoot a lot of photos (over 8000 currently at average 6MB in size ) with my Canon T2i. My hard drive ran low on space over time so I decided to size down existing pictures using Picasa. My ...
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How much does heat degrade old movies and slides?

I'm hoping some knowledgeable person on here can help me with this. Several years ago a family member dropped off tons of boxes of old 8mm and 16mm movies and slides, mostly from the 1960's and 70's, ...
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Organizing and moving photos from one device to another [Lightroom 4 and Apple devices]

I am using Time Capsule to store my photos. The catalogs folder is on my laptop because LR4 cannot store catalogs on remote drives. Suppose I transfer the photos to another drive, or I change laptop, ...
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If I use an iPad mini to back up RAW captures, how many files can I store?

I am thinking about acquiring a 64GB iPad mini and other than its other purposes, use it for back up for RAW captures on my Nikon D80 while on vacation. I'm wondering approximately how many RAW files ...
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Why are images taken in manual mode on my Nikon D7000 coming out black? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I getting black photos when I use the Manual feature on my Nikon D5100? First question on this forum, I just bought today a Nikon D7000 NEW from B&H today for ...
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What are the recommended backup methods during a 2-week travel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? I am going to travel for 2 weeks and want to have duplicate copies of my digital travel photos made ...
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Is the Canon 40mm safe to store when extended?

I just purchased the Canon 40mm pancake lens for my 40D. I noticed that the barrel of the lens extends when focused close. Do I need to be worried about making sure the barrel is retracted before ...
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Online Storage Options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What options are there for good, cheap online backup of data? Prior to 2012 I'd been shooting jpg files and uploading them to Phanfare.com (which allows unlimited storage ...
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Why isn't the Remaining Images Count consistent on my D7000?

I own a Nikon D7000 with 4 GB (Lexar) memory card. My image quality settings are JPEG, Large and image quality as optimum setting. The display on the top show remaining images count in formatted card ...
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Feature differences of Photobackup devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? Disclaimer: long question. While this covers the grounds of this question I would like updated ...
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Where to Store Large Photos to Access Them With my Website

I want to develop a small website that shows all my personal photos as a gallery. My hosting provider limits me in storage. Let's say I have 20GB of photo data. Where can I store my photos so I could ...
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Canon T3i/600D - save images directly to an external hard drive

Is there a way to connect an external hard disk directly to a Canon T3i/600D in order to copy photos directly from the card to the disk, without using a computer.
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Is it worth keeping the original packaging for gear such as lenses and camera bodies?

Over the past couple of years I've accrued a small collection of original packaging for my gear (e.g. lenses, cameras, tripods, etc.) and while some of it is fairly easy to store, a lot of it takes up ...
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Portable Storage Device while traveling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? I need storage device which is able to read CF cards and make a backup of my photos while traveling....
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In Lightroom, how to merge folders on different drives that are within the same catalogue to one drive?

In Lightroom, how to merge folders on different drives that are within the same catalogue to one drive? I have C: 2011 2012 D: 2012 and they are all within one catalogue. I'd like to ...
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Scanning film photograph for backup and archives

My mom asked me to scan all her photos both for the reason of having a backup in case of fire and so she can have them digitally. My scanner (Doxie) has the option of several different file formats ...