O'Reilly logo

The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

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. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required