Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Electronic storage/archiving question
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 12:28:49 -0400

Pascal -

I mount all of my slides and negatives and file them in hanging slide 
pages.  500 slides will fit in a hanging space of one inch.  They are all 
scanned and I print a contact sheet for each page using Photoshop's 
automatic feature.  I save large resolution scans on CD's and low 
resolution scans in my Hindsight database.  The slides are filed by country 
first and then by subject within each country.  I use the old PhotoTrack 
numbering system and can find any slide within seconds (if I have refiled it!)

Hope this helps -


At 05:26 PM 8/3/00 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I was wondering what people are doing with all their negatives and
>slides. There must be a better way to intelligently storage/archive these
>than simply put them in (shoe) boxes or trays.
>In fact, what I 'd really like to have is to have a system whereby I
>could have thumbnails of all my shots (negatives and slides), logically
>categorized per film plus my personal comments, for easy retrieval later
>on. Such system should not necessarily contain all high-res scans. It's
>just a question of having a kind of electronic catalog of all your
>shootings, so that you can easily trace back the negative or slide you
>want for hi-res scanning or reprinting or whatever.
>Such system should, ideally, be fairly automated and not time consuming.
>Any ideas?
>See my photo pages at
><<< PGP public key available on request >>>

Tina Manley, ASMP