Backing up Ur Photos


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rockmastez

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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 .....?
 

Agetan

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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.

Regards,

Hart
 

Octarine

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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.
 

rockmastez

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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..
 

Octarine

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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.
 

Cyberian

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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. :p
 

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