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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Random post from the past:

Karnak at night

The temple of Karnak at night. One of Luxor's greatest attractions at day, this temple is really fascinating at night. Like at other Egyptian sound and light shows, you will be guided through the complex in a large group and you'll hear a recorded commentary. The light show is much less advanced than the one at Abu Simbel, which means that it also is much more tasteful! At the end, you are brought to a place where you can simply enjoy the view of the temples and the reflections in the pool. Highly recommended. ...

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