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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

The general reccomendation is a 3-2-1 Backup strategy, meaning you have 3 copies: 2 local, 1 offsite. Here's one way: Get a NAS appliance (like a Drobo) to protect against a single disk crash (or ...
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

Does downloading an image off a website when WiFi is strong result in a higher quality image on your device? Signal quality does not usually affect the transmission of data that is sent, though it ...
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How was photo data processed and transferred back to Earth from satellites before digital photography became commonplace?

Luna 3 did something as complicated as you thought: It took photos on a film, processed it in a kind of onboard minilab, and then scanned and radioed it back home in analog way not unlike an old fax. ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

Perhaps I'm a bit old-school in this way, but I personally avoid storing my stuff on "somebody else's computer" (a.k.a. the "cloud"). I would just buy (at least) two external drives of sufficient ...
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How was photo data processed and transferred back to Earth from satellites before digital photography became commonplace?

Amongst the myriad online pages documenting the Viking series, here's one which states clearly The Viking Lander camera design was very different from vidicon framing or CCD array cameras. The ...
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

Even though the other answer here are already very good, allow me to give a different perspective: In general, no. When you download an image in your browser, it is very likely that this file (the ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

The easiest and faster way to backup is an external drive. 400 Gb is not that much and 1 Tb hard drives are pretty cheap. You could backup on two external hard drives and store one in a different ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

With Amazon Prime you can store an unlimited amount of Photos incl. Raw Files! https://www.amazon.de/b?ie=UTF8&node=12153288031
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OM-D EM1 Mark II file transfer to Windows XP?

Keep in mind that the memory card in the camera is just a standard removable data storage device, and the photos on the memory card are just standard files. You don't need any special software to ...
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Difference between USB mass storage mode, and MTP or PTP mode

USB mass storage is exactly what it sounds like: your camera presents its storage to the computer as a removable drive. This means you can poke around in parts of the storage the camera would really ...
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Is there any information on Fuji X Wifi protocol?

I was searching for something similar and found this GitHub repository, which was someone's attempt to reverse engineer the wi-fi protocol with the Fujifilm X-T10.
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How can I transfer photos from an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D to my computer?

This camera uses Compact Flash (CF) cards. You can buy a decent multiple-format USB card reader which has CF support for under $20. You can even buy just-CF readers for less than that. This should ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

Get Google Photos. It's free, it's easy, and once you set it up then future backups are automatic.
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

No, computers communicate on a bit-perfect level -- even a slight change during transmission might completely corrupt the data, and is protected against using checksums (and retries in case of errors)....
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How to transfer photos to a phone without a computer?

On android make sure your phone supports USB otg. Just do a search for usb otg in your app store. You can download an app and it should be able to tell you. Then buy an otg card reader. You'll ...
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How was photo data processed and transferred back to Earth from satellites before digital photography became commonplace?

I am not sure this is necessarily a question about what space craft used specifically, but rather what electronic solutions existed for capturing and processing images before the ubiquity of digital ...
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

The other answers are correct (no loss in quality of images over WiFi), but I just want to point out: You may have seen that the quality of streaming(!) videos seems to degrade on 'weak' connections. ...
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How was photo data processed and transferred back to Earth from satellites before digital photography became commonplace?

The Earth observation satellites used the two above mentionned method. In 1956, the USA launched the Corona program which used special 70 millimeter film with 610 mm focal length camera (according to ...
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

Don't be me and store them all on a hard drive. Back them up online as well. It'll suck when you lose the drive or break it. A physical backup only, is not the right solution
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

Let me share my solution for the same purpose. I've built a NAS server, which is running at my home. It has two big drives that are working in a RAID 1 solution and i'd like to point out that RAID ...
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Can I import RAW files from Nikon D3400 into Lightroom 5?

Do I need to make any changes to Lightroom before I try this with the RAW files, please? Yes. According to Adobe's page Cameras supported by Camera Raw (also known as Adobe Camera Raw, or ACR), for ...
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Can I automatically sync a Wifi SD card Google drive?

EyeFi cards have a Direct Mode which automatically transfers files from your mobile device to a PC. So the flow would be camera -> phone/tablet -> PC. I'm not sure if you can set a custom location on ...
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How useful is wifi on a camera?

It is advantageous for several purposes, mainly remote live view and remote trigger. For example: Taking photographs on a tripod: usually when shooting far away objects with long exposure you use ...
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How useful is wifi on a camera?

The answer, as usual, is that it depends. In fact, it depends on multiple factors: what does the camera support doing over wifi? And what kind of situations will your daughter use the camera in? On ...
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Can the canon r5 and r6 connect to a phone without that phone disconnecting from the internet

This is most likely an issue on the phone end, not the camera end. Most (all?) phones assume that if WiFi is enabled, that it can use that for internet connectivity, instead of shuffling internet ...
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Can I automatically sync a Wifi SD card Google drive?

You absolutely can do this - the Toshiba FlashAir SD card can directly sync to a range of services automatically. From hardware version W-03 onwards the cards have ...
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Is there a tool to check the file integrity of a series of images?

I developed check_media_integrity a simple python script check_mi.py, you can download it from GitHub: https://github.com/ftarlao/check-media-integrity I quote ...
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