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From: "William M Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT: - Standards for Archive of Photographs.
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 18:49:01 -0400
I was going to reply in private but several individuals requested that the
reply be public so here it is:
Since you aparently are going to use Adobe Photoshop why not scan and store
the photo's for archival purposes in the native photoshop format (PSD).
You can place the PSD photo's on a CD and store them that way..
As to everyday use you might consider jpg format because it is a compressed
format that most programs recoginize. I would not use this format for
editing purposes but would use the original (or modified) PSD copy into
photoshop If you decide that the photo need to be edited. Save the results
in both PSD and JPG format, one for use in updating later and one for
I have found that photo quality paper has better results that copier paper.
It is quite a bit more expensive but I believe the results are worth the
Martin Jackson wrote on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:54 AM
Subject: [TMG] OT: - Standards for Archive of Photographs.
> I am soon to have access to a collection of 200
> 'old, family photographs' upto 130 years old, that
> are currnetly in possession of an 87 year old
> Aunt. 95% of the persons on these have been
> identified. I have not been told that they will
> come down to me, but I can copy them for my own
> purposes, now.
> I have a colour scanner [600 dpi]; Adobe Photoshop
> v5.0; a CD RW; an HP 850C printer and plenty of
> My questions are as follows:
> 1. In what format should I scan and save for
> archival purposes, and what format for day to day
> use? [I realise that if I store a picture as a
> *.bmp file on CD I can retrieve it for processing
> subsequently. ]
> 2. I currently use a copier paper suitable for
> a colour printer and store in plastic pockets in
> lever arch files at room temperature - is this
> satsifactory for say 20 years or until a better
> method comes along?
> 3. There will be some pictures with more than
> one person on them, are then any suggestions as to
> a filing system for these new and all of my other
> family photgraphs which will be 'saved' subsequent
> to this excercise, that will be meaningful from
> the filename rather than a lookup list in a
> 4. Whilst I am reluctant to change hardware and
> software, I am really looking for advice as to
> whether that, that I have, is up to this task.
> Replies off List, if it is likely to clog the
> system, please :-)
> Martin Jackson in Scotland,
> [researching BULL; HOLLOWAY; TIPPER & JACKSON in
> Derbyshire, UK]
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