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Photo Tip....Storing Images Safely

Storing Your CDs Properly Protects Your Favorite Photos

Did you know that how you handle and store your picture CDs and DVDs can have a real impact on how long those images last?
When picking up a CD, make sure to hold it by the edges or carry it by using your finger through the center hole. The oils on your hands can build up or a fingernail might scratch the media and keep part of the data (photographs) from being read in the future.
Always make sure to store your CDs in jewel cases, paper sleeves or in an archival-quality CD binder. Keep the CDs stored upright (in the same way you would place books on a bookshelf) and remember to open the files on each CD each year to make sure those images are still accessible to you.
While it takes a little more care to properly store your images, remembering that you have years of priceless memories will make the few extra minutes of effort well worth it!

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Photo Tip....Storing Images Safely

Welcome to BGH.

What happened to Doug? Question about CD's to store on. Are any of them really better than the other's? I constently take pic's out and store on CD's bit haven't a clue what the difference is in them. Do they have a life rating of any kind? I found that some of my older TDK disc's won't take images anymore even though they've never been written on.

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Doug was on vacation for a couple weeks, he's back now. I think he posted elsewhere on the forum that he would be gone and he had 2 other people helping him out.

I'm sure Doug will see your question and respond shortly!

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Yes, the storage media makes a difference. Check the packaging of what you buy. There are some "gold" verisons that will last longer than standard CD's. best way is DVD.
Contact me if you need better CD's as we have them available

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