[LRflex] Re: Digital Workflow - How Do You Cope?

  • From: Philippe AMARD <philippe.amard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:17:47 +0100

Aram Langhans wrote:

So, a lightroom question. I use it and love it. But, since all changes are non-destructive, does anyone have a good workflow for saving the images? My tendency is to save all my RAW files on DVD, then work on them and then export the ones I have worked on to TIFF or Photoshop files. That means more DVDs. I toyed with the idea of exporting the catalog to DVD, but what good will that be when lightroom is no longer available in 10 years?

Might still be - I started using MS Word in ???
Else exporting as JPEG looks fine. It is so commonly used I can't imagine it disappearing all of a sudden - and then you'll have converters. Off topic; I'm currently in the process of buying a converter for my kids video films so that I can have them on DVD with minimum loss. I sometimes trust technology, and business. Sometimes ;-) Back to topic - another possibility would be DNG, an open standard, and maybe longer lasting, I don't know. If someone knows of a safer way ...


From: leicareflex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:leicareflex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Philippe AMARD
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:04 AM
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Subject: [LRflex] Re: Digital Workflow - How Do You Cope?

David is absolutely right about Silkpix - at least for my L1.
Yet, I'm so lazy ...

Other - HD, floppy and DVD use the same encoding - the problems if ever, might be for future generations, not ours. They <ill have to become archeologists and decypher the Digital Rosetta stone prior to viewing our masterpieces ;-)


oh yes - LR, you can extend the use and experiments by changing the clock on your computer - but it can result in a mess for dates, and more importantly to other applications/programmes ...

Miha Golobic wrote:

Thanks again!

It feels good to learn something from you. I have just downloaded LR (30-day trial version). Spela is already angry with me, saying I spend way too much time at my comp.

Best regards,

Miha - slightly digitalized

2009/2/1 <wildlightphoto@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:wildlightphoto@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>

Miha Golobic

>And as a side note, backups on DVDs or external drivers wont last forever
>(well nothing does). And reading a DVD after 10 years is very questionable. >Even if the DVD itself holds, the format (and the software to read) might be
>well forgotten in 10 years (do you still remember floppy disk ;-)))

I've been backing up on multiple CDs and a pair of external hard drives. The hard drives are for immediate access, the CDs are for off-site archiving. The CDs are mostly for the exceptional photos that would be impossible to replicate; one copy to by brother near San Francisco, one to my daughter presently in Hawaii.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Hawaii
http://www.wildlightphoto.com <http://www.wildlightphoto.com/>

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