Chapter 8. The Bulletproof Archive Workflow

I AM CONCERNED. Very concerned about saving the visual history of this and future generations. A lot of photographers understand that with digital capture being the predominant medium, it is important to back up digital negatives. The truth is (and a potentially disastrous one at that) the backups rarely happen. Digital negatives (RAW or JPEG) are left on hard drives. One of the published features of a hard drive is its MTF: Mean Time until Failure. Do you really want to store your life’s work on something that has a feature saying how long it will last until it fails?

Didn’t think so.

Bulletproof isn’t really bulletproof. The idea is that something bulletproof will stop a bullet or two, maybe three. ...

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