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Questions tagged [storage]

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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How long do XTOL and D-76 last unmixed?

When I bought my darkroom sets, I additionally acquired two powder developers, being XTOL and D-76. I have only ever used Rodinal (Adonal) to develop my negatives, so I know little of how well such ...
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What are the pros and cons of deleting all of my archived RAW files?

I've been shooting RAW+JPEG for years, but about the only time I use the RAW files is to play around with RAW processing techniques. For everything else, I use the JPEGs. I have several multi-TB hard ...
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Backup photographs in the cloud with Telegram? [closed]

I would like to make a backup in the cloud of my photographs (about 128gb) while I am traveling. Telegram is free and I can send the original pictures to my second phone number. But I don't know if ...
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What is causing white stains on scanned negative? Is there a way to fix this?

I'm scanning some of my negatives, and here I find a whole roll covered with these kind of marks all over. The film has been develop in a processor. The images were stored for a while. I don't ...
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Camera sometimes stores unreadable .MOV instead of .JPG

A recent development with my Kodak Z981 camera - i.e., I took 19 pictures. The first 4 and the last 3 were normal, 2 to 3 MB JPEG photos. The 12 pictures in between came out as 8-12 kB .MOV files ...
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Cameras that are actually known bugged regarding in-camera file deletion

A lot of anecdotes abound about SD or CF card filesystems being corrupted after either deleting junk files in-camera, modifying the card contents on a PC and returning it to the camera, or using an on-...
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Can powder chemicals be mixed in smaller amounts or must you mix the entire batch?

One of the advantages of powdered chemicals is a long shelf-life. But once you mix it the clock starts ticking. I was wondering if it's possible to buy a larger batch of powdered chemicals and just ...
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Storage of 35mm slides carousel boxes

Can I store my carousel boxes on their side like a library book or do I have to lay them flat? My concern is sideways, the slides may buckle. Thorough this year, I will digitize them. However I ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

My Mom has over 400GB of photos on a quickly dying 2011 IMac. We are getting her a new computer but I am hoping to set up some system where she can safely store all these files in an easy to access ...
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Permanent, personal data storage solutions for high resolution photography [duplicate]

>3TB HDD with SATA and/or USB3.0 HDDs are so cheap these days. You can get 4-6TB drives from Western Digital and Seagate for under $150. Affordable and high-volume. Sounds appealing. You could set up ...
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Vintage processed film storage Cooling

I have a small work from home business scanning film and I have a client that insist the film be kept around 65 degrees I was thinking of an idea of buying a new apartment refrigerator and taking the ...
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What will happen to exposed 35mm film left in a car in summer heat for 3 weeks?

I left a couple of exposed Fujifilm disposable 35mm 800-speed color film cameras in my car trunk for three weeks in summertime heat. How should I expect that to affect the development and processing ...
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Should I save the original boxes for lenses and cameras?

I have a lot of original boxes for cameras and lenses. In fact, I have a closet and the entire bottom half of it is empty original boxes from photographic equipment. I have been photographing for 30 ...
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Backup+format or buy a new SD card?

It's come to the time where my 128GB Samsung Micro SD has only 1% of its capacity left. Given I'm going travelling this summer, I need more memory to shoot. Is it better for me to buy a USB 1TB HDD, ...
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Safe Deposit Boxes & Dehumidifiers

I currently store all my photographic material in my bedroom cupboard. The temperature is around 20 C and the RH is 60%. I have been researching ways to bring this figure down to 50%. I would like to ...
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What is the best way to store slides?

I am aware that this question may have been asked many times, but what is a good way to store and preserve slides that were taken after 1980? I am well aware that slides should be stored in a cool, ...
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Why do my photographic slides have a lighter area near the borders?

I've just been examining my collection of 35 mm colour positive slides and I have noticed something unusual. The edge of the colour positive slide, where the image meets the inner rim of the border it ...
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Does film (get a chance to) degrade before sale?

I have a bit of a convoluted question, pretty much two in one. One part is about film-storage before it's sold to consumers, the other is about how susceptible film actually is to degradation. But I'...
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Help with storage space

Hi everyone I wonder if you could help me? I am going on a trip where I will be out in the field for about a week and although I have a lot of CF cards for my Canon 7D its quite expensive to buy card ...
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How much does SSD type and speed (SATA 3, NVMe, PCIe, etc) impact the export times and overall performance in Lightroom and Photoshop?

In heavy tasks like stacking 100 images, or creating HDRs, or exporting several hundred images for time lapse, and combining those hundreds of images as a layer and exporting them as a time-lapse ...
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Are overheated rolls of film (both exposed and unexposed) likely to be damaged?

I'm currently on a camping trip and I have little to none way to keep my b&w film rolls refrigerated. I accidentally left some rolls in my car under the sun near the seaside: I found both the bag ...
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What is important in a chemical container?

I know that you can buy datatainers for your darkroom chemistry. These are brown and plastic, presumably of some special plastic. I'm looking for alternative shapes and sizes that I can't find pre-...
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Using Photoshop Organizer with Amazon Prime Photos

I’ve read Amazon’s Prime Photo service advertised as an unlimited photo storage service. They allow you to save RAW files, which addresses the shortfall of many other online storage services. Has ...
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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 ...
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Developed film stuck to storage sleeves

I have about a dozen rolls of medium format Kodachrome from the 80s and 90s that I'd like to scan, but I've discovered that several rolls have stuck (emulsion side) to the sleeves they were shipped ...
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How do I tell which memory card is better for burst shooting?

These cards are of the same brand, both are type "SD HC", both also have the little 10 in a circle (which if I have understood things correctly is some measurement of the speed of the card). But the ...
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Lightroom failed external drive

So I recently started traveling and had to opt for many more portable solutions. I was/am on the hunt for better solutions. Though this is very fresh and new, so I thought I had some time to use this ...
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What is the best semi-stationary storage method for camera equipment?

I have 12 Canon camera bodies (e.g. film bodies like the AE-1, A1, T90, EOS 1N, and digital bodies like the 20D, 5D, and 7D), about 4 'irregular' camera bodies like a Rolleiflex and a Brownie box ...
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How to Duplicate SDXC Memory Cards on the Go without a Laptop?

Is there a portable device which can copy one memory card into another card without the need for a laptop, ultra-book, netbook or computer? Could an Android phone control 2 card readers or a dual-...
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How to make backups of RAW files from a DSLR without a computer?

I want to make backups of RAW files from my SD card during my travel. I do not want to carry a computer, a rotating hard drive, or an Android phone. I do have an SSD of 500gb with me. One idea was to ...
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Canon EOS T5 Can't Read 128gb MicroSD, but can read other cards

Like the title says, when I attempt to use my new 128gb PNY MicroSD card, I get the message "Card cannot be accessed", where my 16gb sandisk SD still works fine. If I try to format I get the error: "...
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Is there an alternative to Apple's Photos application without a single library file?

I used to use Mac's Photos application, but I don't like the fact that it's generating some huge Library file which might get corrupted and without mac I can't access my images. And if I want to have ...
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Photo Management for multiple Apple Computers

I am looking for a photo management solution that I can use on both my Mac Mini and Mac Book Air. As with everybody I have a stack of photos, certainly more than is feasible to store on my MBAs 128GB ...
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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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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 just store it on a shelf. Is it ok to store a dslr camera this way or should I always put it in a bag, drawer etc ?
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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 ...