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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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Are previews compatible between Lightroom versions?

Lightroom creates a folder to store previews next to each catalog. This folder is named <CATALOG> Previews.lrdata so when a new version of Lightoom Classic is installed and migrates the catalog, ...
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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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Is there a way to export the develop setting of multiple photos and use them on another computer which has the same photos?

I have a number of photos that need to be edited in Lightroom. I have 2 copies of each image (perfect copies, same filename) on 2 separate computers. I need to edit the photos on computer A in LR, and ...
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Do I lose any photo quality with WiFi and AirDrop?

I am starting to develop more and more experience as an editorial photographer and I like to focus on current events around my city. That means that I find myself often submitting pics to Shutterstock ...
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What are the benefits of LZW compression for TIFFs?

I have few photos - JPEGs from smartphone, RGB, 8 bit per channel. Nature, landscapes. I want to edit them. Before editing I will convert JPEGs to TIFFs. I will use TIFF, RGB, 8 bit per channel. ...
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How Do I organise My Photos on Various Devices

My photo files are a mess. They are randomly distributed between my desktop computer, iPad and mobile phone, sometimes duplicated and sometimes not. I need to get organised. I have a Mac desktop, an ...
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How can I flatten a photograph that was stored rolled a long time?

I today found a photograph in my loft, approx. 12" by 20" in size, which was stored in a tube, but unfortunately rolled very tightly to a diameter of less than one inch. It appears to have been stored ...
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What is the maximum CF card size for a FujiFilm FinePix S1?

My fiance just got a free FujiFilm FinePix S1. An old camera, I know, but also perfect for helping her learn the basics behind photography. Anyway, we aren't experts on storage at all. We can see ...
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Should I format my Camera's SD-card after every transfer?

I was reading How formatting an SD card is different on Mac than on Windows? and some of the advice in comments and answers seems to suggest that every time after transferring photos to a PC or Mac (...
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What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?

What is a good and cheap solution for online backup of over 100Gb, probably growing to 200+ in about a year, and then no doubt more after that. I am looking for something that can work in the ...
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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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Is there a way to work both with DNG's and XMP sidecar files?

I'm looking into converting my Canon RAW files (CR2) to lossy DNG purely due to storage limitations. I only shoot RAW and in my country storage (physical or cloud) can still be pretty expensive. I ...
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What is the difference between an unexposed film roll tin and a cookies box tin?

As I have a long roll of 35mm and I want to split into two I need some advice. Assuming that there is a standard for film storage, what is the difference between this: and this: Can I keep my ...
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Safety of storing camera resting on lens/resting on back?

I recently bought a Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM for my Canon T7i. This lens is significantly heavier than previous lenses that I've owned and I'm concerned with how I can safely store the camera ...
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Am I storing my camera the wrong way, in a dry box with humidity between 37-48?

I keep SLR my film on a dry box, it has been there for about 3 months now. I always keep the RH level from 37-48. I took out the lens from the mount and saw a small brittle rubber lying down at the ...
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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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Is a Floating Paraffin Oiled'ed Lid Useful in a Darkroom?

I toured a winery that used a large stainless steel tank to dispense wine. The tank had a pour spout at the bottom and a floating lid on top. I was told that paraffin oil was poured over the top of ...
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What container to use to store developer concentrate?

I have just mixed the D76 powder to create the concentrate. And I stored it in a transparent plastic bottle. I wonder if that's harmful; whether it may deteriorate because it's in contact with ...
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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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Best storage for photos without compression of photos or videos on server

I am using google drive as of now for storing the pictures. I have pictures which is of 26 mp so google drive is compressing and removing the quality of pictures. Is there any other storage quality ...
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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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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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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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How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?

This question seems similar to this one, but my needs are different : I shoot in RAW exclusively I'm looking for a 100% offline solution: while traveling, Internet won't be accessible the "laptop" ...
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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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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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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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Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management?

I have a Mac, my wife has a Win7 machine. Currently I take all of our photos and put them into iPhoto. There's about 35K images in there now. The problem is that they are all accessible only from my ...
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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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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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What's a good strategy for choosing which photos to keep?

Each time I upgrade my camera, the bigger file sizes (especially shooting RAW), my bigger memory cards and happier trigger finger mean that my new photos are consuming way more space. I even have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I organise photos on a network storage device, and what software can help me?

I have a recently bought a NAS and am in the process of transferring my photo collection onto it. I probably have over 300GB of pictures (many in various RAW formats). At the moment these are just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...