Thread: How long to keep RAW
09-07-2012, 03:11 PM #11
raw files forever (culled to get rid of the real rubbish which would never see the light of day though)
edits - anything from 1 - 10 years depending on the what/where/when/why of the shots.
Negatives/trannies - if it were not for the fact that a fire destroyed a load about 10 years ago then I would have all of them as well.
I have a very very full garageIf there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
09-13-2012, 03:41 AM #12dPS Forum Member
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I use lightroom - I make a fresh catalouge for each job I do. make two sub directories - One for raw files other for exported files for CD to give client. - I delete - via light room all the files that wont be on CD for client (via lightroom) before I export the files to CD for the client . I copy the who lot to local external drive and back it up one a month to second drive that I store off site.
09-20-2012, 01:51 PM #13
I keep everything. Not because I need to, but because it costs more in labor to go through and delete things than it does to buy new hardware. I delete OOF or super-poorly exposed (I'm looking at you, TTL) photos in-camera, but after that they all get archived with all the rest. It's impossible to tell when a photo that meant nothing one day could be something you need the next. I've had a bride email me looking for a photo of her grandfather who died shortly after her wedding, and even though I never included it with her delivered photos, I still had a good photo of him (which turned out to be the one of the last ones taken of him).
Anyway, its costs time to go through and delete photos, and storage is so cheap that it's just not worth it for me.1D4 7D 500D 70-200mm 2.8L 17-50mm 2.8 50mm 1.4 430EXII
09-20-2012, 01:58 PM #14
09-20-2012, 02:06 PM #15
By the way, Vincent Laforet has a great article that explains my position much better than I can, i highly recommend it: To Delete or Not To Delete – “THAT” is the The Question1D4 7D 500D 70-200mm 2.8L 17-50mm 2.8 50mm 1.4 430EXII
09-20-2012, 02:14 PM #16
09-24-2012, 02:31 AM #17dPS Forum Member
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09-29-2012, 12:30 AM #18
RAW .. For-E-Va !!! Shoot I still have film negatives from the late 80's neatly stored away LOL .. most got lost in a flood over a decade ago but some survived..
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09-29-2012, 04:44 AM #19
Except for the ones that are obviously unsalvagable I keep 'em all. External hard drive plus on CD (or DVD), in seperate locations. Ya just never can tell!!!!
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