Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/08

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Subject: [Leica] RAW archiving
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sat Dec 8 19:24:40 2007
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Whyconvert to DNG? Keep the RAW files and a couple of copies of the
converter software of choice backed up in removable hard drives.. I presume
that Nikon and Canon will at least survive as long as Adobe - I also trust
them far more than I trust Adobe in all this.

On Dec 8, 2007 10:42 PM, Daniel Ridings <> wrote:

> Not that I am a specialist on this, but you'd not be going wrong if
> you used Lightroom to off-load your cards, place your files in a
> library and convert the RAW to DNG in the process.
> Figure how much disk space you will never need and buy two at that
> size. Work with external disks. Computers come and go and it is a pain
> if you have your data stored on in internal disk. They're good for
> booting and storing applications, but they are less than ideal for
> storing your data.
> Daniel
> On Dec 8, 2007 5:35 PM, Aram Langhans <> wrote:
> > I have started to shoot in RAW mode and I am wondering what to do as far
> as
> > archiving my "negatives".  Since there are so many different flavors of
> RAW,
> > what should be done to insure they can be read again in say 5 years?
>  What
> > should they be converted to yet not loose the ability to work on them in
> the
> > way a RAW file does?
> >
> > Aram
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