A Photo a Day

February 7, 2004

Pictures on CD

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:27 pm

Regardless of whether they have been taken directly with a digital camera or scanned from film:
Lots of images are saved onto CDs and DVDs every day.
But: how safe are they there.
Reading an article in a German Computer Magazine I realised that this may not be for eternity.
Prints and slides always have deteriorated over time - the same seems to be true for digital storage media.
Quite possible that we won’t be able to read them in a few years?

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