My photo album:
I haven't been very careful with these so far. Considering that I treat my film with near-archival care, so it will be nearly unchanged for decades, my CDs are guaranteed to lose images soon. I bought discount blank discs, wrote on them with a Sharpie and know nothing about the chemistry of the storage pockets. They could be full of holes by next year for all I know.
I'm gonna start archiving onto DVDs as I can easily shoot four gigs a week, thanks to 9.5 megabyte .NEF raw files. Raw files are the best way to save digital camera output, since they represent the image before any processing has been done, like white balance and response curve application. Plus they require only 12 bits per pixel rather than 24 bits, as does TIFF.
I don't know how long the DVDs will last either, though. Any physical medium will likely have a shorter lifetime than does properly stored film. A solution to digital image storage, with more longevity, may lie in images living in a fluid state in netspace.
Recent American proverb:
|"Life's not fair, kid."|
|However it is often balanced.|
Scenes from my day:
A chemistry professor I work with.
Ike the fish
The D100 has a hair trigger. This was an accidental shot.
Arrite! The return of big hair.