Hi guys, I am definitely new to photography.
Took a pause due to sch work and now wanted to get back in.
Previously, i don usually photoshop coz i not sure how and I just keep all the photos, so now i dig all of them out to see if i can beautify a bit through post processing.
Currently, I installed Photoshop cs3 and lightroom 2.2
so while editing I realised I not too sure what is the most space & time saving method to back up and store your photos without compromising the quality.
thought of a few and hope anyone out there can help me:
Zip up all the unprocessed photos and keep them in a hard disc or consolidate till 4gb then burn on to a dvd.
Those processed already just keep in an external hdd
However, this method I not too sure if zipping will spoil the file (eg, corrupt it) or compromises the quality when u unzip in future.
Light Room 2.2 has a back up function but it only backup its catalog if i didnt remember wrongly. If I back up the catalog and lost all the photos, can I still burn them to almost the same quality as before i import them into LR2.
In other words, after i import the photos into light room two, can i move away the folders with the original jpegs in it? Can the LR2 still function if the directory of the source of photo changes?
Otherwise, I really don mind if you share your method of backup so I can pick a thing or two.
Seen my friend's friend who travels overseas to take photos, the way he stores photos gosh, he got tons of 3.5 hdd on his shelves.