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RE: Digital Film backup

Title: Re: Digital Film backup
Nothing is perfect. I lost all but a small number of my late 1930-1940 negatives in glassine envelopes (they were acetate negs) that succumbed to spontaneous combustion. (Why didn't someone tell me then that negatives metamorphose into stink bombs?). The answer to archival preservation is more about how things are stored than what they are to begin with. Joachim
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From: Sandy King [mailto:sanking@clemson.edu]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:47 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Digital Film backup


That may be so. In my own case I have it covered since I use only film.

For others, there is always film. I could think of several types of systems to archive digital on film. I am surprised that none are available commercially.

Might be a good commercial enterprise to set this up?  There is absolutely a need, because whatever you are doing digitally will be lost. That you can count on.


At 12:29 AM -0400 6/9/07, Ender100@aol.com wrote:

I haven't yet seen a system that has the resolution, a reasonable price & is artifact free to be able  to handle this.  Furtunately I do have a lot of 35 mm negatives too.

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

Precision Digital Negatives - The System
PDNPrint Forum at Yahoo Groups

In a message dated 6/8/07 3:28:24 PM, sanking@clemson.edu writes:

I would suggest that if you fellows want true archival back-up of your digital files you better have them printed on film while film is still available. In some cases you might even save space.

Unless one is very systematic in moving files from one generation storage device to the next, and I suspect that very few of us are, the files are going to eventually be lost. That is one of the major reasons I continue to do all of my work on film, even though I scan and print mostly from digital files.

Sandy King

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