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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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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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Suggestions for Desktop Archiving Software using Blu-Ray disc [closed]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I export my entire Aperture library into nested folders in the format YYYY/MM/DD?

I'd like to migrate my photo library out of Aperture, but still use it to edit photos (maybe). I'd like to export the masters and the modified versions of all my photos into standard Finder folders ...
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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 ...