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How can I find out what the printed numbers mean on the back of an older photo?
I have a color photo from Crete, Greece. Maybe around the 1960's? The size of the photo is 4-1/2" x 3-1/8". There is no border around the front. On the back, there are no printers logos. The ...
I need advice organising and digitising old photos
Hello I have approx 1000 photos all mixed up from early 1900’s up to about 10 years ago. I’d like to digitise them so I can stop worrying about loss or damage. Are their any services out there that ...
Photo organisation and archiving in a household with multiple devices
I freely admit that this has probably been asked a million times, but I'm going mad so sorry I'll ask it again. Situation My situation is drawn in below graph: link to graphviz code My wife and I ...
Lossy archival compression for 16-bit TIF images
I sometimes use the Nik collection to process my photos, and because this runs on TIFF images, I end up with demosaiced files eating up more disk space than they're worth. I want to batch convert ...
How to best catalog high-res images and scans [duplicate]
I'm re-organizing the catalog for my father's photojournalism career and am trying to determine what is the best practice for the archival of high-res scans (of film, contact sheets, prints, etc.). We ...
What quality can be expected from a flatbed scanner and will a more expensive one be better?
I've got a small collection of family photos, probably several hundred pictures, including some taken over 100 years ago (although they might be copies of the originals, I don't know). All prints, no ...
What is an efficient way to digitize a family photo collection?
There is a good answer to a similar question here: What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation This came up on reddit. The problem posed however is different: Dad died, ...
Recommendation: Tool for import files/folder - that doesn't duplicate duplicates
I need help finding a way of archiving my photographs. My requirements are very few: I want to copy/move a set or files or a folder into my photos-folder where i have subfolders named "yyyu-mm-dd" (=...
Why do 'Print File' film storage pages say "Insert Emulsion Side Down"?
I was looking at one of my Print File sheets and started to wonder about the 'Insert Emulsion Side Down' statement (not visible in linked page). Are there preservation reasons for this or is it just ...
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) (...
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 ...
Is Ilford's XP2 Super film long-lasting enough for archival purposes?
The question is : is Ilford's "XP2 Super" a long-lasting enough black & white film for archival purposes? I ask this because from what I have read, it is more of a "color" film without color, ...
Archival scanning of various media, what should I look for in a scanner?
TL,DR: What should I look for in a scanner for digitizing photographs from 10 to 80 years old, and various other media as secondary importance? Do you have any theoretical, or practical advice, or ...
Photo hosting solution with very specific requirements [closed]
I'm working on an archiving project in which I'm scanning hundreds of old family photos, retouching them, adding metadata, and eventually hosting them for other family members to browse. I've checked ...
Archiving JPGs instead of RAWs in Lightroom
I usually shoot in RAW and have a pretty decent photo collection. Given the size of RAW files, I'd like to archive only rendered JPGs for parts of my Lightroom catalog. Is there any way to do this, ...
How were negatives backed up prior to the availability of inexpensive scanners?
Prior to scanners becoming a commodity, how did photographers make duplicates\backups of their negatives? For example, if a wedding photographer's shop burned down, how did they recover? Or was it a ...
Concerns with glass slides vs glassless
When developing and storing color (or black and white for that matter) slide film, I've seen that you have two major types of slide mounts: glass and glassless. From what I've read, glass is better ...
Are there portable cameras optimized for documentation?
I would like to buy a compact camera to take photographs of documents in archives. The issue with normal compact cameras is that - obviously - the photos are often out of focus and are geometrically ...
Most effective lossless compression for sending RAW (CR2) images over the internet from OS X
I am looking for a compression software to work on folders full of RAW (CR2) files with the following characteristics: Lossless Excellent compression ratio (>70% would be nice) Reasonable compression ...
Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?
My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
Photo backup solutions in the cloud [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos? I am currently travelling quite a lot and sometimes carry up to two hard drives with me. While they are also ...
Industrial scale automated photoscanner?
I'm looking for method to scan over 6 million images for a huge digital archive (conversion from all kinds of sizes to one dpi/resolution). Obviously the man hours involved make this a big of a big ...
How to properly archive Lightroom
We've got 4 catalogs running on our production computer (Families, Weddings, Fashion, Personal). All of these catalogs contain images that we want to retain long term. When our hard drive filled up, ...
Is it better to store edited photos as PSD or TIFF files?
After editing/retouching a photo in Photoshop, if I want to store that file long term with the edits, what are the advantages/disadvantages of storing it in TIFF vs. PSD format? There's a somewhat-...
Are there acid-free labeling systems for archival purposes?
I was wondering if anyone uses a labeling system like one of those hand held 'Brother' labelers and if they have an acid free option for sticking labels to media...? This maybe better asked on an art ...
How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future?
I've recently started to use RAW with Lightroom. I'd like opinions on how I should make sure my images are readable (not necessarily editable) a few years hence. Heck, let's say a decade some decades. ...