Just starting out on digital photography and looking for advice on where / how / safest place,if any to store/ access & keep private all my pics on the web. Also what's the best way to get started printing photo's, I have and hp610c printer, some heavy photo paper & correct cartridge but cannot even get the paper to run through the printer.Plain print paper works to a point. help please
We archive all of our photographs on CDR disks - NOT CDRW - as well as copies on a hard disk and a hard disk backup. In addition, our original film pictures are stored in the dark in cool place. Yes, we do still use photographic film.
I don't trust outside archiving, I'm afraid. I don't have any good reason for this except that our photographs are our lifeblood and if they were lost/destroyed in that archive our losses would be considerable.
I don't see a good reason for storing anything with an outside organisation in the way you seem to want to do.
Concerning the storage issue, €dstow and anchor speak much sense. As for the HP 610C, I never had any problems using the ordinary HP Glossy Photopaper with that printer, try that out, it does give good results.
As €dstow & Anchor have already stated,the web is not the place to store images, It's really just a place to display them. If you really want to place them there, then Pbase is probably the best. An alternative would be to have your own site using this small download (free,very good and so easy to use).
I save all my images to DVD always in Tiff format.
Do you think that DVD disks are of superior quality to CD. This is the impression I have. In the past I have experienced problems with CD, but after extensive use tranfering all my many,many CD images to DVD this is my conclusion.
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