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Just saw their commercial..(yes, I'm watching actual tv)

and I'm confused.

Who would want to put photos they have, that are DEGRADING on a CD???

 

I assume they mean deteriorating...but that's just me.:rolleyes:

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I often wonder how long we will be able to see or read all these .jpg and .mp4 files we've got on our PCs. Will computers 50 years from now still recognize those formats? Or will we be forever trying to transfer our photos and videos from one medium to another?

 

At least with good ol' fashioned photos you could just put them in a shoebox and forget it.

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Heck there are computer formats that are no where 50 years old that are no longer supported by software or the hardware.  Remember 8" floppy disks, then 5" then the little plastic cased 3 1/2 inchers?  MSDOS is long gone.  CD's while relatively long lasting are not archieval quality.  They degrade too.  Most new computers don't even have a CD/DVD player in them anymore.

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But...I suppose my point is...

Here is a 'proffessional' company CLEARLY using the incorrect word in their commercial...

Unless they have a fetish, and really DO only want degrading photos?

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Degrading also means fading or failing. Synonymous with deteriorating.

 

 

 

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@Singin' Sue 71615 Just what kind of degrading pictures are we talking about anyway?

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7 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Degrading also means fading or failing. Synonymous with deteriorating.

 

 

 

 

7 hours ago, Singin' Sue 71615 said:

Well...now you've spoiled my fun:rolleyes:

 

  ....... don't listen to him Ma'am, he's just party pooperin' ......

 

You just carry on with these degrading pictures of yours   :wub:

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... you must understand I have a terrible condition ... it's called Hoof in Mouth, and it strikes me at the worst times ...

... I'm afraid if I offer comment, the hind hoof is going right in between the pearly whites ...

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Singin’ Sue doin’ porn?? :o

 

NAAAH!! :lol:
 

Must be some other kind of degradation!!  Maybe atomic half-life??:rolleyes:

 

 

 

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I've been in the photo and computer business all my life.
I have beautiful B&W photos, properly printed and washed, from the late 1800s.
I have awful Kodacolor photos, fading away, from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

My Kodachrome slides from the 60s are as good today as they were back then.
Kodachrome has been discontinued... that is a real pity.
They will long outlast me.

I remember 8" Shugart floppy disks very well.
Then 5.25" and 3.5" floppies also.

There are tens of thousands of IBM 3420 half-inch tape reels with archival information that can no longer be read:  no more 3420 tape drives exist.
I also remember throwing 300+ 12" LaserDiscs into the trash, because the  players were no longer available and mine died.

Photoshop is your friend for fading and/or damaged photos.
I use a 150mm macro lens and high resolution DSLR (D850) for reproduction work.
Transfer the images to multiple copies of DVD or BluRay media... multiple copies... multiple copies... multiple copies...
I keep a copy of images and a lifetime of written software in my safe deposit box.

JPG is already being displaced by some new format.
The trick is migrating the image formats as the technology changes.
Or by printing on genuine B&W silver halide paper.

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3 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Singin’ Sue doin’ porn?? :o

 

NAAAH!! :lol:
 

Must be some other kind of degradation!!  Maybe atomic half-life??:rolleyes:

 

 

 

I NEVER said MY degrading pictures!!!

Bad boys!!!:blush:

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I can see putting vhs on a dvd or thumb drive or whatever but photos , I don’t think so..............

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On 7/31/2021 at 7:06 AM, bgavin said:

I've been in the photo and computer business all my life.
I have beautiful B&W photos, properly printed and washed, from the late 1800s.
I have awful Kodacolor photos, fading away, from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

My Kodachrome slides from the 60s are as good today as they were back then.
Kodachrome has been discontinued... that is a real pity.
They will long outlast me.

I remember 8" Shugart floppy disks very well.
Then 5.25" and 3.5" floppies also.

There are tens of thousands of IBM 3420 half-inch tape reels with archival information that can no longer be read:  no more 3420 tape drives exist.
I also remember throwing 300+ 12" LaserDiscs into the trash, because the  players were no longer available and mine died.

Photoshop is your friend for fading and/or damaged photos.
I use a 150mm macro lens and high resolution DSLR (D850) for reproduction work.
Transfer the images to multiple copies of DVD or BluRay media... multiple copies... multiple copies... multiple copies...
I keep a copy of images and a lifetime of written software in my safe deposit box.

JPG is already being displaced by some new format.
The trick is migrating the image formats as the technology changes.
Or by printing on genuine B&W silver halide paper.

I think that is why many records needed are still going to microfilm still....We always scan I think....But formats do change...Being one who spent many hours in the darkroom...I do miss it...Watching images come up in the try...Use to get warm tone print paper from Agfa....It was great for fine art nude work work I was doing at the time...The well done black and white prints could last up 300 years or longer....Black and white film good for 1500+ years... Still have my enlarger and trays....

 

Texas Lizard

 

Once made copy of a Daguerre print...Mother and child....Had detail down to women eye...From a wallet size original....Done in the middle to late 1850s...

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