archiving photos to cd

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  1. StvShoop

    StvShoop TPF Noob!

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    i couldn't find the thread where people were discussing how solvents in markers can eat through cd's, so i make a new thread :)

    i just want to suggest that if you're digital, and you have a lot of photos burned to cd's, re-burn em!
    not only am i avoiding the evil solvents, i'm getting out of the horror of disorganization :oops:

    whenever i had enough pics to warrant burning a cd, i would burn them and delete them off my hard drive. pretty simple... it seemed.
    but now that i'm going back and re-archiving, IT'S HELL!! :fangs:

    often, i would burn images that i wasn't sure if i had burned before, "just to be safe". so now i'm stuck with redundancies in every nook and cranny. i would usually burn more than just photos to the cd's, whatever i thought needed to be saved at the time, so as i re-archive i'm separating out the content too.

    aside from that, for my 2002 school year, i was using a camera checked out from the arts department... which did not have a correct date/time setting. so i don't know when i took my stuff... :?

    after a week and 3 failed starts, it's clear to me that a little organization beforehand makes things a lot easier later :!:
     
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    I don't know how correct this is but ...

    When I archive to a CD I only burn one job per CD. CD's burn from the inside out.

    So I use a CD marking pen and write along the outside edge and do my best not to let the ink write over the area that has the data.

    So far it hasn't been a problem. I'm still using some templates I burned this way five years ago.

    Maybe I've just been lucky.
     
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    oh, i think i've got it now. just getting everything fixed was very long and tedious
     

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