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    Hi guys!!

    Im new to this photography hobby.

    Would like to know which format do u guys save n backup?
    in DEF? RAW? or .....?

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    shoot in raw then raw, psd, tiff and jpg all into the backup disk. HTH

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    It will be depending on your need.

    For my personal work, I tend to keep the RAW and the final Jpeg file and delete the rest.

    For work, I generally only keep a few jpeg file which I like to use in the future and delete the rest once the client has placed their order.

    Both of them are in raid configuration so I have at least double back up all the time.

    Hope it helps.

    At the end, it comes down to the cost and practicality.

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    i put both the raw and final jpeg and sometime low reso jpeg for uploading to website.

    the storage is on my pc running on raid 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmastez View Post
    Would like to know which format do u guys save n backup?
    in DEF? RAW? or .....?
    RAW is the same as negative film. Why would you throw it?
    Backup is a second set of your data, ask yourself which data are the most precious to you. Which data do you need to recover pictures that got lost (e.g. hard disk failure)?
    A good idea is to have working data on RAID storage. For backup chose a different drive (external disk, external file storage box) and consider regular backups to DVD as alternative media. Store backups at a second place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    RAW is the same as negative film. Why would you throw it?
    Backup is a second set of your data, ask yourself which data are the most precious to you. Which data do you need to recover pictures that got lost (e.g. hard disk failure)?
    A good idea is to have working data on RAID storage. For backup chose a different drive (external disk, external file storage box) and consider regular backups to DVD as alternative media. Store backups at a second place.

    Ouh ok ithink i got the spelling wrong its either raw or dng..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmastez View Post
    Hi guys!!

    Im new to this photography hobby.

    Would like to know which format do u guys save n backup?
    in DEF? RAW? or .....?
    jpg for the lousier photos

    jpg + raw for the less lousy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmastez View Post
    Ouh ok ithink i got the spelling wrong its either raw or dng..
    It's not the spelling, I made a comparison with film cameras. The most original and unmodified version of a picture is either the RAW file (be it Canon's CR2, Nikon's NEF etc.) or the negative for film cameras. That's the data / material to keep by all means. In addition, processed intermediate versions might be worth keeping as well: PSD files with all layers etc, Lightroom catalog settings or wherever such data are stored.

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    Raw and final jpg file. Storage is cheap now. backup to portable.
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    I store my jpeg and raw to a Raid 5 server.
    I upload all high res jpg to flickr, this act as a 2nd backup.
    I burn all jpeg and raw to dvd, act as a third backup.

    I know, I'm KS.

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    I backup my jpeg and raw in NAS.
    I also upload all high res to flickr.

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