lost photos :(

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    Oh gosh! I forget to copy my photos on the cd and I lost them :'(
    I lost 2 or 3 of my best photos! agrhhhh :evil:
    Have you ever lost your pictures in such a stupid way? How did you behave then? I tried to take another one quite similar but it never will be the same
     
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    |DeZaStR| TPF Noob!

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    Well, about 5 months ago, my hard drive decided it couldn't take it any more and decided to takes its own life. It shorted out completely unexpectedly. Wires were burnt, smoke was coming off of it....it was quite a nasty little mess. Sadly, I had not made a back-up since 3 months prior to the incident, so I lost 3 months worth of photos. There are still sitting there on the drive I'm sure...as it was the hard drive's circuit board that fried, not the spindles themselves. However, I have no means of retrieving them unless I decide to shell out big bucks to have the drive repaired.

    Many great photos lost during this event... :(
     
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    But I guess thats a good argument that film cameras still have an advantage over digital cameras. You don't have to worry about negatives crashing :p
     
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    No, but you have to worry about the lab screwing up the processing.
     
  5. Annette

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    I've been taking pictures with various cameras for 28 years and I've never had a lab screw up the processing. I don't think I've ever even known anyone who has had a lab screw up the processing.

    My own computer has crashed on a couple different occassions between backups (thus losing data) and it seems a good percentage of the people I know have experienced computer crashes and other problems that required a total reinstall of all software. You have to back up data all the time or you do risk losing it - and I don't know anyone that is that consistent with their backups.



    To the original poster - sucks about losing the photos. I thought I had lost a roll of film the other day and just about went nuts trying to find it. ugh!! In that moment I was feeling the same pain.
     
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    i've had the processor lose photos the day before my photo show was supposed to be hung up
    that sucked. and i had a huge deadline for the local paper today and they almost made me miss it... jerkks.
     
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    An interesting point someone raised awhile ago, (getting old has restricted me from remembering who) in 20 years will someone behold a CD of images like we currently do for negatives?
     
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    For some people - I suppose so. According to some digital users film users scan and store all their images on CDs (which is obviously an assumption and a wrong one at that). I have negatives dating back to 1986 all stored nice and neat. I only scan what I want to use on my website or for critiques.
     
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    Unfortunately I have had them screw up some photos. The local grocery stores developing has ruined 2 rolls over the last 5 or 6 years. One had all sorts of weird streaks on it. I dropped off 3 rolls and one was trashed. Another time they did one with splotches like it wasn't rinsed properly. Oh, and the wife dropped off a roll of APS film at the local Walgreens for 1 hour developing and they ruined it too.

    I also sent in some negatives from a trip to Austrailia for reprints and enlargements. The idiots cut the negative diagonally across the negative I wanted enlarged! Ruined it completely.

    I now send most of mine off to professional processers. I get much better quality of prints. Colors are better and the prints are sharper.
     
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    All the bad processing happened in the same two places? Why did you keep going back? Personally, if a processer ruined a roll of my film I wouldn't give them opportunity to ruin another.
     
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    I had a lab lose a roll of film. I have the tracking numbers and they still can't find it. Another lab destroyed some of my pics.
     
  12. Walt

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    A trick I heard to prevent a lab from losing your pictures is to take one frame of a card with your name, address and phone number. If someone else ends up with your pictures they know who they belong to.
     

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