Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/14

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Subject: [Leica] PAW from the Analog Trashheap
From: rclark01 at (Robert Clark)
Date: Mon Aug 14 17:04:25 2006
References: <000601c6bfea$de92e860$6601a8c0@asus930>

My shoeboxes are hopelessly muddled, too...but I will love them forever!

Robert Clark
Lancaster, PA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "G Hopkinson" <>
To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 5:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] PAW from the Analog Trashheap

> Doug has articulated the most important issue.
> That's the fundamental shift that has happened after capture.
> Family photographers with a little digital P&S may well take a lot of 
> photos
> at Auntie Mabel's wedding, but may only get prints made of a few.
> Print those digital files as well as archive the files.
> Cheers
> Hoppy
> Owner of a thousand shoeboxes, most of which are hopelessly muddled.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Douglas Herr
> Sent: Tuesday, 15 August 2006 03:07
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW from the Analog Trashheap
> Phil Swango wrote:
>>Jim Shulman wrote:
>>>My biggest complaint about digital imaging is that we will likely lose 
>>>"shoebox" to the ages--no tangible receptacle, like an old shoebox, for
>>>prints or negatives.  What's the likelihood that ephemeral digital images
>>>will survive?  Not bloody likely, unless you're a computer expert like
>>>and copy all your work regularly.
>>You are so right.  Last week someone in my family drug out a box of oldies
>>and we passed them around over dinner.  What a great experience for my
>>daughter and the rest of us.  How many stories came to mind.  How many
>>memories awakened.  Copying all your files to storage won't even begin to
>>fill the role of a few drugstore snaps passed around the table.  Pictures
>>you can hold in your hand and whose physical condition bears witness to 
>>passing of time.
> A dissenting viewpoint - we don't pass negatives around, and many people 
> are
> as careless with film negative storage as with digital.  As long as prints
> are made from digital negatives with reasonably good technology, i.e., 
> RA-4
> paper/chem, or archival inks, they'll hold up in a shoebox just as well as
> prints from film negatives.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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