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How Long Do Photographs Last?

How long do photographs last? The answer to that question is not as simple as we might think. There are many variables such as the process used, environmental issues, as well as at what point do we consider the photograph unusable?

How to Tag Your Photos to Make Them Easy to Find

I had a death in the family this week, as my brother in law Michael Stroud passed away, after a three-week hospital stint. There are many parts of the grieving process, of course, and one big one is revisiting memories, with photos and video.

Best Ways to Backup Photos in 2022

Losing priceless digital photographs is something that all too many people experience these days. If you want to make sure you store your digital files properly, read this guide on the best ways to backup your photos for a lifetime in 2022.

Your Photos Could One Day Be Stored for 10,000 Years on Glass

All digital data storage decays in one way or another. Depending on if your storage media, your digital photos may last just years or decades before "bit rot" destroys it. But Microsoft is working on something called Project Silica that could one day allow you to store your precious memories safely for 10,000 years by etching the data into glass.

ProStorage Cases Protect Your Photo Archive Hard Drives From Dangers

Storing your photos safely on hard drives is all well and good, but when you're looking at long-term storage then you need to look after the hard drives properly. Corrupted hard drives can be a disaster, and it can happen when they're exposed to shock, dust, and static over time. ProStorage is a line of cases for avoiding those dangers.

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing the RAW files to your PC and making a few edits in Photoshop, it is time to save your masterpiece. But, what file type do you select? With over twenty different file types to choose from, we are here to break down some of the most popular and tell you a bit about their strengths and weaknesses.

Photog Archiving 100 Images for Billions of Years by Sending Them to Space

You know those digital photos you've archived by burning onto DVDs and sticking under your bed? You'll be lucky if the files are still readable by the end of your life. Photographer Trevor Paglen wants to archive photos for a much longer time... and by "much longer", we mean billions of years. He's not just doing this for himself, either, but for all of humanity.