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Help archiving digital images

mblanton 16 37
17 Oct 2004 2:49PM
I have been shooting a huge amount of images lately...like 500-1000 in one weekend. How do I archive them. I don't have enough hard drive space to keep them all, but I do have a cd burner. Do you archive by date or subject category. How do you label your cd's after you burn them. Any help would be great.

debbiehardy 16 363 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2004 3:02PM
Hi Mike,
I archive on CD but always make 2 CD copies of all photos. I label one Work Copy and one Master Copy, which gets filed as a backup.
As far as labelling, I would think it just needs to be something you'd recognise, ie Oct 16th 2004 Airport Shoot or whatever. I write on the CDs with a CD pen, and keep them in a folder which holds 240!
Cheers! Debbie x
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
17 Oct 2004 3:04PM
I do it by date - having already renamed the images by date. I do also create a webpage "index" which I include on the CD/DVD and keep a copy on my hard diskto give me a visual index of everything.

As to labelling the CD/DVDs, all I do is write the CD/DVD number and date range on the disk.

leedewey 16 109
18 Oct 2004 3:33PM
Hi Mike,
I burn mine onto disc, using a different category for each disc i.e.. Insects, Landscapes, Birds, Portraits ect... then name each shot by date and discription. I am going to start to duplicate my discs so i always have a master.
leedewey 16 109
18 Oct 2004 3:38PM
You do not need to spend a fortune on CD writers most of the time its the software that makes all the difference.
I use Phillips CD Burner and Nero software only a cheapy from a local store (30) and i have no probs so far.


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