Re: Soph Marty's slides

Tim O'Connor

Brian, engage brain before typing. I wrote that degraded film
is the only film that needs to be scanned for the purpose of
preserving (i.e. archiving) the information. I have thousands
of slides, and probably less than a hundred are Ektachrome.
All of the rest are Kodachrome. I have a handful of red-shifted
slides, which is reasonably correctable with software. I'll bet
my KC slides will last longer than your DVD's.

Tim O'Connor

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From: "brianehni" <behni@...>
Really? When was the last time you looked at an Ektachrome that still retained
all of its colors and hadn't shifted to red?

How about old celluloid movie film that cracks or turns sour?

Brian Ehni

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Jack Burgess wrote

The point is that we will have plenty of time to move
data from CDs or DVDs to the newest devices in the future
I agree that it will be possible if you do it in time, but
it's a major hassle for most people (especially with several
hundred DVD's lying around for a large photo collection).
Also, scanners and monitors themselves improve all of the
time, so a scan made in 2007 may not look so great in 2017
or 2027.

Basically, I am not a fan of "archival scans". Film has a
well established archival value -- preserve & protect the
film, and all will be well with the world. :-) Film really
only needs to be archivally digitized if it's in danger of
degrading. Or if you need scans for a book...


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