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From: "William M Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT: - Standards for Archive of Photographs.
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 19:58:14 -0400
"Merryann" wrote on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:12 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] OT: - Standards for Archive of Photographs.
> My questions are as follows:
> 1. In what format should I scan and save for archival purposes, and
> format for day to day use? [I realise that if I store a picture as a
> file on CD I can retrieve it for processing subsequently. ]
> I personally prefer to save my pictures as *.jpg files. They are easy to
> edit and every graphic program currently on the market can read them. They
> also have better compression and tend to be clearer than *.bmp files.
I do not agree as *.bmp files are not compressed. Since he already has one
of the best photo programs, why not use it. If you scan and save the
originals in *.psd format you will get one of the best archives avalable.
You might want to use *.jpg for everyday use but it is not a way to archive.
> 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
> family photgraphs which will be 'saved' subsequent to this excercise, that
> will be meaningful from
> the filename rather than a lookup list in a database?
> I have decided on a method of identifying the persons in the photos by
> scanning them slightly larger on one side than the picture is. Then I use
> the blank space (usually at the bottom of the scan) to type in a complete
> identification of the picture and everyone that is in it. Most scanning or
> graphic programs have methods to add text to a graphic. The one I have
> that is the absolute easiest is Paper Port, a scanning and storage
> However, I also use Paint Shop Pro, which does a very nice job as well -
> just not quite as simply.
The process of placing text data about photo's is relatively simple in
Photoshop 5.0. You do not need to use any other Photo program to do this.
There is a special storage area that is saved along with the photo for
comments. This data can be printed (or not printed) at the descression of
Photoshop also has the ability to place text directly on the photo (or on
the photo's margins).
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