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Save photos to floppy disk

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by rosepetal, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. rosepetal

    rosepetal Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Windows 98se,Olympus D-510 camera, Lexar card reader, & auto conn. drive. for getting photos from camera to pc.

    Problem is that I have alot of photos on my pc and need to put them on floppy disks to store for later use.

    I don't know what size format to save as, to get the most photos as possible on each floppy disk????

    I tried to save JPEG and was only able to get 3(three) photos on one disk.

    At present most my photos from camera have been saved in jpeg format. how do i convert them to smaller formats for saving on floppy disk?

    Which is the smallest and best quality format to save as?????

    rosepetal :confused: :confused: :eek:
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If you compress them any more than the present, the quality will be permanently lost.
    Any graphics editor will allow you to apply more jpg compression to get the file smaller, but its a one-way conversion. The detail lost is lost for ever.

    At 3 files to a floppy disk, thats about 450kb per photo.

    Thats certainly as low as you would want to go in my opinion.

    My minimum for archiving is 1000 kB (1 MB) per photo which would be 1 photo per disk (but I use CDs and a CD burner, and get 500 - 600 photos per CD)
     
  3. acraftylady

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    With that many photos it would be better to have a CD burner. If you don't want to install one you might consider getting an external CD burner or see if a friend has one that will help you. I have seen some deals at the office store lately on the external ones. I have an HP external burner from my 98 computer and I like that I can hook it to any computer that is compatible and burn stuff. It just has some simple burn software and hooks into a USB port. I have frineds that take a lot of photos with older computers and no burner so I installed the software on their computers and I can just run over hook up the burner and get the photos on disk for them. You might see if you know someone with an external burner that will do this for you.
     
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