RE: Organization of CDs

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/28/05-02:44:06 PM Z
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Neil, It is the creation of that cd, the one for temp or mobile use, that
can become part of the issue as well. There is the scan and the generation
of retouched files. And as we have seen, new ink jet methods for making
digital negs. These require a new curve, dpi, or other adjustment many
times. Do you trash the old file toward the new output or add it to the
collection of files for image X? Acquiring images can sometimes be from an
outside source; scans from a service lab that has multiple image types.

It sometimes boggles the mind. I am trying to pick the brains of those that
work with archives for "the system". Joachim good luck. I too have separate
shelves for program files and image files. But if you do work for other
people you also need to have your shelves and their shelves if you offer any
back ups for them.


Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nels Johnson []
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Organization of CDs
> Joachim,
> I've had the same thoughts as to how to store my growing digital
> library. The problem with CDs is that their storage capacity is
> limited thus producing your problem of a difficult to manage
> library. The latest generation of DVDs promises significantly more
> storage capacity. How about using a backup hard drive. They have
> huge storage capacity, and with the automatic backup software on the
> market, they make saving your new and modified images very simple.
> The thought is with two hard drives, if one goes down there is still
> the other one. If you need to transport some images, then burning
> them to a CD/DVD is quite easy.
> Nels
> On Jul 27, 2005, at 9:38 AM, joachim oppenheimer wrote:
> > We are all accumulating CDs (and DVDs) for storage. It is said -
> > and I have
> > no proof of this - that CDs should be stored vertically to prevent
> > warping.
> > The thinner jewel cases do not lend themselves to edge writing and
> > face
> > writing does not lend itself to ready retrieval. With hundreds of
> > CDs, what
> > good methods for retrieval have been developed? I am storing
> > functional CDs
> > (software such as drivers) in one location separate from production
> > CDs -
> > that helps a little. I have thought of edge-marking by color codes to
> > categorize the "art" but that seems unwieldy - I currently use the
> > thicker
> > jewel cases (becoming more difficult to find) and label the edges
> > with a
> > typed strip - but that is still very cumbersome. Thanks for any
> > suggestions.
> > Joachim
> >
> >
> >
> >
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